Dog Photo Challenge ~ Upside Down

by Kerry on April 10, 2017

Puppy Tales Dog Photo Challenge ~ Upside Down

I just adore the funniness and craziness of upside down dogs!  They never fail to bring a smile to my face and often have me chuckling to myself.

The different perspective on our best friends is simply delightful! And results in lots of amusing and strange facial expressions!

Sometimes, when gravity takes hold, we have squishy eyes and hair or floppy chops hanging with wild abandon!  Other times it’s a crazy upside side down teethy smile!

(If you’re not familiar with the Dog Photo Challenges, there’s some info at the bottom of the post)

This Week’s Theme: UPSIDE DOWN!

“Upside Down Miss Jane!” as Mr Squiggle would say!  Sorry for those outside Australia who’ve not heard of Mr Squiggle – he was a puppet who drew with a pencil from his nose.  Children wrote in with their “squiggles” and Mr. Squiggle would turn them into recognisable drawings by connecting lines! More often than not, the picture would be drawn upside down and then Mr. Squiggle would gleefully declare: “Upside down! Upside down Miss Jane!” – asking his assistant to turn the picture the right way up and reveal the completed drawing. And as an Aussie kid, that left us with a popular catch phrase was ‘Upside down Miss Jane”. Um, yep… back to the Upside Down photo challenge 🙂

Not sure how to takeupside dog photos?  I’ve a couple of suggestions for you:

  • How does you dog sleep?  So many will roll over onto their back while they are snoozing!
  • Does your dog love a belly rub?  Have a helper rub their belly while you grab a photo.
  • Sometimes while they are relaxing on a nice soft surface like a couch or bed, a dog will roll over or stretch out upside down.
  • Does your dog know how to roll over?  Capture them part way through this dog trick.

After, you’ve taken your photo try rotating your photo 180 degrees to be the ‘right way up’ – that’s another chuckle-worthy perspective!

We can’t wait to see your gorgeous Upside Down dogs!

Some ‘UPSIDE DOWN’ Inspiration

Some adorable Upside Down inspiration for you!  In these photos we have:

Top: Weimaraner Leighton

Middle: Australian Shepherd Hawk

Finnish Lapphund Boris & Australian Cattle Dog cross Jet

Bottom: Border Collie Rosie

Puppy Tales Dog Photo Challenge ~ Upside Down

Sharing your ‘UPSIDE DOWN’ Photos

Meeting and hearing all about your dogs and the love you have for them makes our day! There’s lots of ways to share your photos for this weeks challenge:

  • On Facebook – Post your photo under the theme post when it appears on Facebook.
  • On Instagram – Tag your photos that fit the theme with #pt_upsidedown so we can find them!
  • In the Comments – Share your photo in the comments below. If you have photos on other photo sharing sites (like 500px or Flickr) then feel free to leave a link to your photo in the comments.

However you share, don’t forget to include your dogs name/s. If there is a great story, or puppy tale, that goes with your photo them we’d also love to hear it! Especially if you’re sending us something creative and we may not immediately ‘get’ how your photo fits the theme!

What are the Dog Photo Challenges?

We know you guys, our Puppy Tales friends, love to share photos of your gorgeous dogs! Our social media is filled with them daily and we receive lots via message and email too. We LOVE to see them! And we want to share our favourites….. each week the best will be shared on our Puppy Tales Facebook Timeline Cover! It needs to be updated frequently and we couldn’t think of anything better than sharing your cute Dog or Puppy Tales!

So we developed the simple idea of a weekly challenge allowing you to share your best dog photos! And the best bit is that it gives you an extra reason to hang out with your dogs over the weekend and to be taking more photos of them. If you already have photos that match the theme, then you’re welcome to share those too. There will be many themes throughout the year, so the opportunity to share your dog photos often will be sure to come up frequently! Don’t forget to come back to check for the new themes each week!

On Mondays we will post a photo challenge theme for the week. You can upload throughout the week, tag your photos on instagram and the following week we will pick our favourites to update the Puppy Tales Facebook page with! We will also share some of the photos on Puppy Tales instagram!

Headshot of Kerry MartinKerry Martin is 'Top Dog' here at Puppy Tales. With her own adored dog Keiko, she completely gets that your four legged furry buddy is absolutely part of the family. That they sleep on the bed, that you want to take them everywhere, that you plan holidays so they’re included and that their presence makes your life incredible. Kerry Martin is also the photographer behind Akemi Photography. Akemi Photography specialises in photographing pets and the people who love them. Sessions are conducted both in studio and on location to truly capture the incredible and unique personality of your ‘furkid’. Akemi Photography  -  Instagram  -  Facebook
  • Lucia Bianconi

    This is a bad quality shot (iPad with bad light) but I’m sharing because this is a very funny one: both of my dogs are belly up in my bed. One was 9 years old and the other, 9 months old. I’ll try to get good ones for the challenge!

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