As you probably know I regularly enter the Guild of Photographers' Image of the Month competition, and August was no exception. As well as the monthly awards, the Guild also awards the Photographers' Bar each year, to those members who have consistently attained awards throughout the year.
To achieve the Photographers' Bar, a member not only needs to achieve the required number of points (24 - each Bronze is worth 2 points, Silver is 4 points and Gold is 7 points), but they also have to enter a specific number of images throughout the year (24 images - 3 images over 8 months entries) in a single category.
August marked the eighth month of the year and my three entries for the IOM meant that I have now entered 24 images in the Pets category. Fingers crossed if I have done the maths correctly I should achieve the Bar this year!
I was awarded one Bronze Award for this portrait of Remus - a gorgeous fox-red working labrador puppy. This was his first photo shoot at just nine weeks old, and it's safe to say he completely rocked the posing!
Remus's photo shoot took place at his home, which is a great environment as it means everything is familiar. For Studio Style portraits I bring along the lights and the backdrops, and work in the available space to capture these beautiful moments.
Can't wait to see Remus again once he gets a little bigger!