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Sh*t happens in life that tests every fibre of your being… And, when you are confronted with a ‘challenge’; your mind is the only thing that limits you, defeats you, or sees you overcome and adapt. That’s for anyone without a dog. For those with a dog, you only have to look at them to see that life isn’t about material bullsh*t, Facebook ‘likes’, or keeping up with the latest fashion… It is about loyalty, love, connection, protection and trust. Sometimes we need to strip our life back to the basics.

If you have issues, go find a dog… #phoDOGraphy

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It is sometimes a little inconvenient and obsessive when everywhere you go, you have to carry your camera with you… Just in case… But, I know that many photographers will agree with me in saying this: As a photographer (whether you are a professional or just a ‘weekend warrior’ like me), you look at absolutely everything in a creative way and pay more attention to beauty and uniqueness, and seek those things in your everyday life, not letting an opportunity to capture them slip you by… I love that everything I look at is beautiful…

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I was blessed to be approached by EzyDog recently to take a few product shots as well as test-drive their amazing suite of canine accessories… EzyDog have also come on board in support of WOD Dogs and have kindly provided some products for our feature dogs to test drive! One of the products Astro and I have been mucking around with is their ‘Convert Harness‘… I was able to rig up my GoPro on it and give a dog’s eye view of Astro’s world… I couldn’t resist putting this little clip together. Enjoy…

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I had the sh*tty task of notifying the unsuccessful applicants for my WOD Dogs project tonight. I realise that not every one can be included; however, it doesn’t make breaking the news any easier! Thanks to everyone who applied… Your stories were touching and it is heart-warming to know there are people out there who love their dogs beyond words!

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It just goes to show that even some relatively cheap bits of kit can yield some cracking results when it comes to photography… My GoPro Hero 3 Black is my new best friend! For anyone who likes sports photography or just wants something that is light, portable, can take a beating, provides video, burst and single shot options, and gives you some pretty rad effects with it’s fisheye ultra-wide capacity, get on board! I have a few trials I will be doing over the weekend that will hopefully result in some very cool stills and vids – involving Astro… Watch this space!

This pic was taken at CrossFit CrossAxed Semper Paratus Challenge (pool WOD). Sorry for being ‘the creep at the bottom of the pool’ ladies! :S