Well this was a project. Started out with buying some new gear: 16GB memory card, more batteries and a battery handle. 300 eur gone bye-bye :).
The trial were 3 days long (Fri-Sun), but on Thursday were the opening ceremonies and the official training day. On thursday, there were 3 dummy dogs for the helper selection and I wanted to take as much pictures of them as possible. Nice rehearsal for me, and a thanks for the owners for coming to this event and help the organizers :).
From Friday morning 8 am it was all work for me – I made a promise to myself to photograph every single dog & handler who were participating, so I didn’t have any major breaks for 3 days. Luckily for me, my friend Kaisa helped me Saturday & Sunday so I didn’t have to run around from the stadium to the office and back with batteries and memory cards. Huge thanks to Kaisa for all your help <3. My mission was reached: I managed to take pretty good pictures from all of the dogs – even though we had dark mornings, mist, rain, shade, sunshine and even hails along the days. I hope the handlers appreciate my little project and will get lasting memories through my pictures :).
At this time, there are 4 obedience pictures / dog, and 5 protection pictures / dog. This is because I took over 7000, -almost 8000-, pictures during these days so I had to make some rules for myself that I get these pictures published ASAP. I promise more will come after I have more time to get back to these photos :).
Here you can find a table of results and links to the individual dog’s gallery:[ Results and galleries ]
..and here’s our Finnish champions and our team to WUSV 2012. Good luck!