The Kennel Club Dog Photographer of the Year
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The Kennel Club Dog Photographer of the Year

'I Love Dogs Because…' category winner: Mariah Mobley, USA

Title of image: ‘Doggy Bed Time’

Dog: Koby, AKA Puppy Einstein, (Miniature Pinscher/Lhasa Apso cross)

About this photo: My Name is Mariah Mobley, and I am 12 years old. I live on the beautiful Oregon Coast, in a small town called Waldport, with my family and our three dogs, Koby, Hunter, and Roxy. I have always loved animals, especially dogs, because they are so sweet, cuddly, and always happy to see you. I started taking pictures when I was a very little girl, and have loved it ever since.
Taking photos of Koby is extra fun because he is my mom’s trick dog, so he knows lots, and lots of cool tricks, and loves to pose for the camera. He is really fun to play with too, we even do handstands together. He is a very sweet little love bug, who I love very much.

I took this photo of Koby in my living room. I used a black cloth backdrop, and my mom helped pose Koby for me and also held the reflector. I took lots of photos of him holding his toy while wrapped in his blanket. This one was my very favourite.

Technical specification: Canon EOS 70D Aperture: F6.3; ISO 400; 55mm Exposure: Manual; Exposure time: 1/250 sec

Lighting: Insignia NS-DxFL2C shoe mount flash bounced off of a translucent reflector.

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