A couple weeks out.

September 08, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

_K5D1697_K5D1697_K5D1697 Well I've had a couple weeks off with no shows. Given recent events in our household I missed putting entries in, but we were back in full swing again last weekend with our local shows, a double header with Pine Rivers KC and Redcliffe KC shows.

Things are progressing well with my images and I do enjoy photographing your lovely dogs. As always, it's a challenge juggling photographing and showing but we do what we can.  If you see me walking around with camera in hand and want images of your dogs, just grab me. If I'm not racing back for the Pointers i'll be happy to help.

Sharon is going fairly well at home, so it looks like one more week of leave and then I'll be back at work.......then the photos will have to be done at night!!

Time for me to jump back into editing as I have to submit a couple of images to the camera club and tonight is the cutoff.  I hope you enjoy the selection of images from Sunday's double header now posted to the gallery

Fine weather for the Dogs Qld Dog Spectacular

August 25, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

_K5D0429_K5D0429_K5D0429 Well it's been a couple of weeks since my last blog entry but that does not mean that I haven't been busy. Firstly as many of you would know Sharon spent some time in hospital and naturally managing the dogs and house plus visiting her kept all of us on our toes.  Thankfully she is now home and while the issues that saw her hospitalised are on the improve her ongoing health is always something that the family needs to monitor closely. Our sincerest thanks to all those that asked after Sharon.

On the photo front, images from the following shows have been uploaded since my last post:
 - English Springer Spaniel Assoc of Qld
 - Queensland Gundog Assoc
 - Gundogs and Heavy Breeds Club of Qld
 - Dogs Qld Amenities Committee (Dog Spectacular)

The Dog Spectacular is a lot of fun and has a bit of a mix of shots, so there's not as many as usual from the Conformation Show side of the dog world.  Thankfully the wet weather that we had for a few days leading up to the event cleared after an early morning shower and we all got to have a pretty good day.

Also I'd like to thank those people that have asked me to photograph their dogs over the last few weeks. I continue to reiterate that I am not a professional, but also not a novice and I value the opportunity that you have given me to photograph your precious canine family members.

Look forward to seeing you all through the viewfinder at another show soon.

It's been a busy week.

August 05, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

As many of you may know, my wife, Sharon has been in hospital for the last week with some complications from her various conditions. It has certainly made things a little more hectic at home and with Elise busy with other activities over the weekend the shows kept me on my toes, so to speak. Trying to capture images of your lovely dogs, plus keep an eye on my own and make sure I also got in the ring for both the Open and Champ shows had me on the go all day.  So much so that I missed helping a very dear friend with her dogs. That upset me as don't like to feel that I've let friends down. Hopefully I'll have my trusty little handler with me over the next few weekends. She does so much at the shows and at home. We're very lucky to have two great kids.

Hopefully everyone is finding the site, both the desktop and mobile versions, easy to navigate. There's only a couple of levels and finding the show your interested in should be pretty quick.  It's encouraging when you start to notice that people are going looking for images before I've even posted that they are up. I do enjoy trying to capture nice images of your dogs whether they be the top winning dogs in the state or your dearest and closest companion that also happens to be a show dog. Each is special.

Anyway, enough chatter from me........ an assortment of images from the Pam Carpenter Memorial Show run by the Northern Classic Kennel Club on Sunday 3rd August 2014 have been uploaded to the gallery.



First weekend away.

July 23, 2014  •  Leave a Comment


Well I've had a weekend away showing our Pointers and actually photographing some of the lovely dogs in the ring.  It is certainly hard trying to do both and obviously I missed whole groups of dogs that were on the same time that we were. None the less I tried to cover what I could. A big thank you must go to my daughter, Elise, for taking care of so many of the usual camping things and looking after the dogs while I was off clicking away.

Everybody was really nice, I didn't have anybody have a go at me for photographing their dogs and actually had a few people ask for me specifically to photograph some of their dogs. I'm glad they liked the images.

A few shots from each of the three days at Brunswick Valley Kennel Club have been uploaded to the site. Things are starting to take shape with both the general Dog Show galleries and the client areas. It all seems to be working well and even on the mobile version of the site. My favourite shots from the weekend are the ones taken outside the ring when people are cuddling their dogs and the like. I think I'll be looking for more of those sorts of opportunities.

Anyway, thanks for visiting and taking the time to read my rantings. I'm always happy for any feedback about the site, good or bad. I need to know if people are having issues with it. Hope to see you around a show ring soon.

Well we have a start....

July 08, 2014  •  1 Comment

After a couple of late nights I have the basics of the site. Lots of things have been turned off to keep it nice and simple so that hopefully not too much can go wrong. I enjoy this sort of stuff so I think that even if not much happens with the dog images I'll still keep pursuing this as a personal site.

There are two main areas, the first being the galleries. This is where I'll place general photos taken at the shows and where most visitors will spend their time.  For those that have asked me to do specific shoots with any of their dogs there is a client access area to which you'll need a password to your gallery group. Once you have a group all your sessions will be found within the group.  Over time I'll also add more personal photos and this particularly excites me to see how my images will develop over the next few years.

I am not a professional and am self taught. I consider myself more passionate than just a hobbyist. I like the 'enthusiast' tag as there is much that I still want to learn and practice. There are never enough hours in the day or days off to learn and do the things I'd like to.  One day I'll be even older, retired and not able to run around the ring with our Pointers. Then there will be more time to shoot. I can't paint or draw so this is a creative outlet for me. There are many people, particularly in my Google+ space whose images I admire. I can only try to become as proficient as they are.

If I have images posted of your dogs that you are interested in it is best to drop me an email via the contact page. Images posted have only basic edits done and may need further adjustments e.g. a signature block or leads removed in the case of heads shots etc.

Let's see where this takes us. Hopefully you enjoy my photos and I'm always interested in your feedback.




Patrik Berger

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