Moss & Newt | ES Spaniels | Sussex Dog Photography

 

Every so often I have the opportunity to photograph a working dog. On this occasion, I had the pleasure of photographing two working English Springer Spaniels on a functioning farm in Sussex.

Step forward Moss and Newt. It was a beautiful, warm summer evening and these two lovely liver-coloured chaps were an absolute pleasure to work with. No need for dog leads with these guys.

 Vue.Dog | Sussex Dog Photography | Dog Photo Session | Moss & Newt | English Springer Spaniels
 Vue.Dog | Sussex Dog Photography | Dog Photo Session | Moss & Newt | English Springer Spaniels

In fact, they were so attentive to their owner that it threw up a bit of a challenge. Now, normally I have a bunch of toys, treats, squeakers etc to attract the subject’s attention, but none of these quite worked. Moss and Newt would just gaze longingly at their owner, no matter where he was standing. So, to ensure they both looked where I wanted them to, I had to rope in their dad more. He did a great job of guiding their gaze long enough for me to get the shots I was after.

For dogs that can work comfortably without leads, I often ask owners if they’re happy to become more involved in the photo session and most love the opportunity. Mostly it’s about helping to guide the dog’s gaze and this little bit of extra support from the owner can be extremely useful and rewarding.

 Vue.Dog | Sussex Dog Photography | Dog Photo Session | Moss & Newt | English Springer Spaniels
 Vue.Dog | Sussex Dog Photography | Dog Photo Session | Moss & Newt | English Springer Spaniels
 Vue.Dog | Sussex Dog Photography | Dog Photo Session | Moss & Newt | English Springer Spaniels
 Vue.Dog | Sussex Dog Photography | Dog Photo Session | Moss & Newt | English Springer Spaniels
 Vue.Dog | Sussex Dog Photography | Dog Photo Session | Moss & Newt | English Springer Spaniels
 Vue.Dog | Sussex Dog Photography | Dog Photo Session | Moss & Newt | English Springer Spaniels

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