About Dewerstone

Louise Tope established Dewerstone Photography in 2006.

The aim is to produce the perfect image for the client, always trying to fulfil their requirements. Photography is an art and is always open to interpretation, not a science with rules and formulas.

Meet the team...........
LOUISE TOPE: I have been showing dogs since 1984, and although I have owned very few dogs, I have handled many different breeds across the various groups. Over the years, I have built up a good relationship with fellow exhibitors and club secretaries and committees. I believe this has provided an excellent foundation on which to base my photographic business and show coverage. Currently, I own whippets that have enjoyed some success in the ring. I studied photography at A-level and I also had the opportunity to develop and print black and white photographs at home. In September 2009, I retired from a 21 years career as a professional canine beautician, turning to photography full-time. The need to achieve balance and harmony in a perfectly groomed dog, along with my many years of experience in the show ring, has given me a natural ‘eye’ for a good photograph. Since 2007 I have worked for OUR DOGS newspaper, covering shows locally and across England, Scotland, Wales & the Channel Islands.

My other passion after dogs is cars. I adore beautiful cars and see them as works of art rather than just a form of transport. I love all forms of motorsport, in particular Rallying and Formula 1. I have been fortunate enough to shoot at several World Rally Championship events, Goodwood Festival of Speed, the Isle of Man and at other tracks and events in the UK.

I use Nikon DSLR equipment and Elinchrom studio lighting. I am a member of the SWPP and the SISLP

Adobe Photoshop is my choice for editing. I supply both high quality JPEG images or premium photographic prints which are from a local professional laboratory

GARY QUEST: I have been interested in photography since the late 1970s when I purchased my first camera, a Zenith 35mm. Through the years I have used many cameras including Minolta, Kodak, Nikon and Canon. My current is a Canon 5D MKII and Canon L series lenses. I have had the opportunity to photograph many subjects over the years but my real passion is Natural History and the living world. I tend to spend many hours waiting or stalking to try and get that perfect shot. Have I achieved the perfect shot? Well that’s in the eye of the beholder. Photography for me is not just taking photo; it is the whole process from setting the shot to delivery. I am a bit of a traditionalist and prefer to edit the photo as little as possible, but I also enjoy producing and editing using Corel Paint Shop Pro.

I have been involved in dogs since I was a small boy, from working Collies on the farm, to my much loved Tibetan Spaniels that I co-own with my lovely wife Tina. I have been showing and judging for over 30 years; I have handled a wide variety of breeds from German Shepherds to Pugs. During this time I have developed a natural feel and an eye for getting that good shot either in the ring or out. I love all breeds of dog and really enjoy meeting them and taking the time to get the best from them in my photographs.

I use Canon DSLR equipment and Elinchrom studio lighting.

Dewerstone Photography equipment and public liability is covered by Aaduki multimedia insurance.