Mini Essay: The Dog Show

Mini Photo Essay: The Dog Show

Photo essays are probably the backbone of documentary photography. I’ve been meaning to work on a few “mini photo essays” for a while now, just to go along to an event for a few hours and photograph what’s what and create a cohesive set of pictures that give some feel and idea to event. Of course other things often get in the way, plans change or once I get there things just don’t become that appealing to photograph and I struggle to find an interesting angle or subject that fits my style.

With this in mind, yesterday I found myself standing on a cricket pitch in the pouring rain watching a dog show and decided to work on my first “mini photo essay”. As always, there are photos I missed, some that I saw in my head but never became a reality, and others that worked out better than expected. Overall I’m pleased with the final set of photos and hopefully they do capture a small slice of life on the Isle of Wight. This is only my first proper attempt at this and I hope that I work on a few more mini essays in the future. This is an aspect of photography I really enjoy, and I hope to carry it on, improve my picture-taking and work on my editing, after all it’s the editing that is the difference between a good set of photos and a great set.

Of course it’s helped all the more if there is a well-stocked cake tent and a friendly Huskie… ;-)

The Dog Show - Mike Osborne Photography

The Dog Show - Mike Osborne Photography

The Dog Show - Mike Osborne Photography

The Dog Show - Mike Osborne Photography

The Dog Show - Mike Osborne Photography

The Dog Show - Mike Osborne Photography

The Dog Show - Mike Osborne Photography

The Dog Show - Mike Osborne Photography

The Dog Show - Mike Osborne Photography