2017 is almost upon us and it seems only natural to look back at the year that’s drawing to a close.
2016 has been a fabulous year for Yellow Hound – in some respects better than I could have hoped. Yellow Hound started the year as a newcomer to the dog agility show scene, opening its account at the Easter UKA show at Dowty, near Cheltenham. At the outset the aim was to set a very high standard in every part of the business, to create images that competitors would truly love to have on their wall, and also to promote the bespoke side of Yellow Hound – the personal on-location photo sessions.
I like to extend a heartfelt thanks to everyone that has made me feel so welcome in 2016. Many people have made kind comments about my work and many more have purchased images. Thank you – you have made 2016 a very enjoyable year. The Yellow Hound prize draw has been a feature of (almost) every show that I have attended and it’s something that I will continue through 2017.
The big Yellow Hound news going into 2017 is the sponsorship of the UKA Team Tournament. I’m delighted to have taken this step and aim to photograph all of the ten heats, wherever they are in the UK. The 2017 calendar is already very full with agility competitions, including the 2017 Grand Finals (which I’m particularly looking forward to covering exclusively).
The other big news for 2017 is that Yellow Hound will be teaming up with Sean Cameron for many of the shows. For those of you that haven’t had the pleasure of meeting Sean, or seeing any of his work, check out his website http://seancameronphotographic.com/ . Sean is a long-standing professional photographer with lots of experience of dogs and dog agility shows – he’s also a successful wedding and live music photographer. I’m delighted that we will be working together. What does this mean for Yellow Hound? Well, firstly together we will be able to cover more of the action, ensuring all competitors will have a chance to purchase fabulous images of their dog in action and, secondly, we are going to be offering photographic prints for purchase at each event of the event action. This is a big step but one that we feel that will be liked by all competitors.
2016 Agility Image Clearout
One measure of 2016 is the number of images that are for sale in the Yellow Hound galleries – there are roughly 65000 images occupying around 3.2TB of disk space.
Sadly it is not practical to keep these images as the 2017 Agility season draws near. Yellow Hound has spent a significant sum in 2016 on disk storage and must free up this space for 2017 images – we cannot go on spending so much on disk space.
So with this in mind there is a very special offer on digital image downloads (only) from all of the 2016 dog agility shoes that Yellow Hound has attended. This offer is live now and will run until January 31st 2017 – after this date the galleries and images will be deleted. The offer is a generous 60% discount on the existing download pricing, and on top of this there will still be the existing volume discount, with the top level of this discount (for 8 or more images) increased to 50%. At these prices I will not be undertaking any further editing.
10% of the profit will be donated to Agility Against Cancer.
There are no discount codes – all you need do is shop as normal. The download prices have been adjusted to the offer level, along with the volume discount.
BUT – they will be gone after January. So if you want some great images to tell the story of your 2016 get ’em whilst you can! Yellow Hound image collages have been a big hit and are a great way to present a selection of images.
In 2017 I will operate a strict 3-month rule on event galleries – i.e. an event gallery will be available to purchase images for 3 months following the event, and then will be deleted.