Author Archives: Chris

My name is Chris Tarling and I'm a photographer living in Cheltenham (the centre of the wonderful Cotswolds!) with my wife and two labradors; the irrepressible Coco & Marley. I've been a passionate photographer since my teen years, chasing the perfect image initially through precious slide film and now with my digital cameras. I absolutely love taking pictures of my two labradors, they are without doubt my muses and feature prominently throughout my web site. I have a priceless record of them growing up from puppies, so much so that they are both very used to my camera. Posed photographs have their place but for me the thrill lies in capturing their unique characters in an arresting image. My favourite pictures are invariably taken whilst the guys are playing freely - they absolutely love any water and a good 'throwie stickie' session. Largely this means that they are wet and dirty most of the time but the fun they are having always shines through. My aim in setting up Yellow Hound is to use my skills as a photographer, and my deep love of animals, to generate wonderful, special images for others. Images that will be cherished, that capture their personality and also the bond with their owners. I like to work closely with an animal's owner to understand both of their characters, what they enjoy and hence create an environment at each session that's fun and produces great images. Whilst I love dogs and animals I am keen photographer of many different subjects; you'll see some examples of my work on this site. I also work commercially so if you run a business and are looking for a special image to use then please give me a call to discuss what I can create.
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Collage Corner

I have been pleasantly surprised by the popularity of Yellow Hound’s collages – they do seem to have captured the imagination. I have just completed one for a client and I thought it would be interesting […]

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So it’s almost time to bid farewell to 2016….

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 […]

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Musings on Anthropomorphism.- (Well, sort of)

I spent much of last week at Quadpaws photographing the dog agility show. Quadpaws takes place at Mapledurham a little way north of Reading – the event is actually situated within the Mapledurham Estate right […]

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‘Not-Quite-Spring’ Offer!

A new month and time for a ‘not quite spring’ offer. I’m offering 4 free photo sessions for this month only. So, what’s the catch? Well, not catches exactly but a  few restrictions. This offer […]

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Event News – In-Store Mini Sessions

Event News! I shall be supporting the in-store Xmas shopping event that the Countrywide Farmers store in Gloucester is holding next Thursday 10th December. I shall be there from about 4pm setting up with the event […]

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The Shooting Party

At the weekend I was invited to accompany a shooting party in the Somerset countryside. Despite driving down to the location through some particularly nasty rain the morning remained largely dry, with the rain moving […]

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Yogi’s no bear

A rare breed (in the UK) and a real privilege for me to meet and photograph Yogi. Yogi is a Great Swiss Mountain Dog; a breed which has only been in the UK for a […]

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A hunting we will go….

I have been looking for opportunities to photograph more gun dogs and was recently invited to a shoot not very far away from Cheltenham. I had high hopes of capturing some atmospheric images of gun […]

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In an ideal world….

There is no explanation for this post other than I was deeply moved to make it. A friend shared a Facebook post with me containing this video and it moved me to tears in the […]

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My Guys

I make no apologies for turning my camera yet again toward ‘My Guys’ Coco & Marley. Lou (my long-suffering wife) and I love these guys so much and a photo session is always a real […]

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