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Sep 2016

KPDC Platinum Sponsor Candice Daum Captures the Day!

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Watching Candice Daum capture a moment at Kilcona Dog Park is enough to convince anyone that outdoor dog photography can be messy business. The person behind the camera needs to be happy crawling through the mud and the grass, and bending and stretching at weird angles.

A dog photographer need to be comfortable being jumped on by Jack Russells, pawed by Pugs and kissed by Collies and Corgis. At some point, camera equipment gets covered in drool, shoes get peed on and everything and everyone’s covered in fur. So a dog photographer really, truly, needs to love dogs!

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A dog photographer also needs to be exceptionally patient. At the start of a shoot, an excited, playful subject may spend half an hour running, jumping and chasing other dogs before finally calming down enough to be photographed.  In the end, dog photographers know that they will never have that much control over their subject – try telling a puppy to sit still and tilt his head 45 degrees!

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Dog photography is similar to sports and wedding photography… if you miss a special moment; it’s not likely to be repeated. Candice is a professional photographer who’s always ready to capture those moments.

Candice is widely recognized for her amazing action shots.  A talented “photo-sniper” who specializes in high-speed animal photography, she waits for the action rather than ‘creating’ it. These kinds of images require a lot of experimentation, dedication, and patience. Pushing her equipment to the limit and developing new techniques for capturing images otherwise missed are hallmarks of her work.

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Candice is Manitoba’s only accredited animal sports photographer, endorsed by the Professional Photographers of Canada, which recognizes photographers who have reached a nationally accepted standard of proficiency and knowledge in photographic arts.

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KPDC’s Board would like to offer a special thank you to Candice for managing Pawcasso’s Photo Studio at Dog Fest Corn Roast – the studio’s busiest day ever! – and for generously donating all of the money from photo sales to KPDC’s project to bring clean water into the dog park.

To further help with KPDC’s fundraising efforts, between now and the end of September, Candice will also donate half  the proceeds from additional Dog Fest Corn Roast photos orders.

Thanks Candice! Your generosity in giving back to the community is appreciated by everyone who uses Kilcona Dog Park.

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