Color coordination and fashion-focused captures snap up top prizes in Dog Photography Awards 2023

Dog Photography Awards 2023
(Image credit: Tess Bennergärd)

Now many photo competitions warm the cockles of heart as of your heart as much as Dog Photographer of the Year. Our four-legged friends not only provide, comfort, joy and a reason to get out of the house, but they make for great subjects too (so long as you’re patient enough). This year’s winners include a disguised Amazakh, a fiercely fashionable poodle, and an elegant Doberman dressed in a tutu.

Split into three categories, the Dog Photographer of the Year Competition showcases the skills, and creative work of dog photographers shot using some of the best cameras mirrorless cameras and DSLRs. The competition is split into four categories Split into four categories: Portraits and Landscapes, Action and, Studio, and Dogs and People. Earlier this year the finalists from each category were announced but after further careful scrutiny by a panel of dog lovers, photographers and founders of the competition Audrey Balot and Claudio Piccoli, the results are in and the winners have been selected. 

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.