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DDL DOG SHOW PHOTOGRAPHY

PROFESSIONAL ALL BREED AND SPECIALTY DOG SHOW PHOTOGRAPHER

DIANE LARSON

INDEPENDENT AND AFFILIATED WITH JOHN (BUDDY) DOWNEY of  DOWNEY DOG SHOW PHOTOGRAPHY

I WANT TO THANK ALL THE EXIBITORS, OWNERS, CO-OWNERS, BREEDERS, CLUB MEMBERS AND JUDGES WHO HAVE TAKEN AN INTREST IN MY WORK AND HAVE GIVEN ME THE NUDGE TO MOVE FORWARD. A SPECIAL THANKS GOES OUT TO MY MOM, WHO HAD SOME OF THE TOP WESTIES IN THE COUNTRY AND STILL PUTS A LOT OF MILES ON, MOSTLY OUTSIDE THE RING NOW, TO SHOW HER DEDICATION TO THE WESTIE FANCY. SHE IS THE ONE WHO OPENED MY EYES AND MY HEART TO THE DOG SHOW WORLD LONG BEFORE I WAS OLD ENOUGH TO PARTICIPATE. I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO THANK JOHN (BUDDY) DOWNEY, WHO, BACK IN JULY OF 1997, HAD FAITH IN ME AS A HANDLER AND PHOTOGRAPHER AND GAVE ME THE OPPORTUNITY TO COMBINE TWO HOBBIES INTO A CARREER THAT KEPT ME IN TWO FIELDS I LOVE; DOG SHOWS AND PHOTOGRAPHY. I MAY MISS BEING ON THE END OF A LEAD, BUT I STILL GET TO TRIP ON THE MATS.


BECAUSE WE ARE THE CONTRACTED OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHERS AT THESE SHOWS, MY FIRST OBLIGATION IS TO THE RINGS THAT HAVE NOT FINISHISHED THEIR BREED JUDGING ASSIGNMENTS FOR THE DAY. THIS LIMITS MY CANDID SHOOTING TO MAINLY THE GROUPS AND BIS. I DO TRY TO FULFILL REQUEST, BUT DO NOT CHARGE A RING SIDE FEE DUE TO THE FACT THAT I CANNOT GUARENTEE THAT I WILL BE PRESENT WHEN YOUR DOG IS IN THE RING. I WILL NOT SHOOT CANDID RING SHOTS AT ANY SHOW THAT WE ARE NOT CONTRACTED AS THE CLUB'S OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHER SO THAT I DO NOT INFRINGE ON ANY OTHER CONTRACTED OFFICIAL SHOW PHOTOGRAPHER UNLESS, I HAVE PAID A VENDERS FEE, AND I FEEL I SHOULD, JUST LIKE ANY OTHER VENDER WHO IS REQUIRED TO DO SO WHEN USING THE SHOW GIVING CLUBS VENUE FOR FINANCIAL GAIN. SINCE I DO NOT USE A FLASH FOR CANDIDS, QUALITY IS LIMITED BY AVAILABLE LIGHTING. FINALLY, A MESSAGE TO THE EXIBITORS IN THE RING; IT IS YOUR RING AND YOU DO NOT HAVE TO DUCK UNDER MY LENS.

ALTHOUGH MY CURRENT SITE SHOWS HOW LOW TECH I AM, I INVITE YOU TO VIEW THE CANDID RING SHOTS POSTED BY SHOW. JUST CLICK ON THE SHOW LINKS BELOW - YOUR DOG JUST MIGHT BE THERE.

*ONLY CANDID SHOTS ARE POSTED ONLINE - WE ARE STILL OLD FASHION ENOUGH TO MAIL OUT 1-8X10 OF EACH WIN SHOT*

CHECK OUT MY NEW *LOWER* CANDID PRICING FOR 2014