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

‘Dog Portrait’ category winner: Anastasia Vetkovskaya, Russia

Title of image: ‘Honey saluki’

Dog: Jozelin, Saluki, owner Eremina Lesya

I love working with sighthounds! They are beautiful dogs but it’s not always easy to find an approach to them. Toys and treats - usual props of any animal photographer - are rather useless with these creatures. Each time I should come up with a new idea to make it work with particular dog.

This shot was taken in a wonderful August morning with one experienced model of mine - saluki named Joseline. We arrived to location to found out that the field was all harvested. We had to look for another location very quickly. Luckily we’ve found another field! I like how attentive look of the pet owner’s eyes gave this shot a special feeling.

Technical specification: Canon EOS-1D X Mark II EF 135mm f/2L USM 1/800s f/2,0 ISO 400 135mm

Website / http://www.vetkovskaya.com
Instagram / vetkovskaya.photo