DOG PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP IN VALENSOLE
About the workshop
For many years, I’ve been organizing photo events in Provence for those who want to photograph dogs in exceptional settings. I would like to invite you to this Masterclass during which I’ll guide you to capture the beauty of dogs in the magnificent lavender fields of southern France. Because shooting in the fields isn’t easy in larger groups, the number of participants is very limited.
Provence is one of the highlights of my travels, I love the atmosphere of this region and this time of year. In recent years, the lavender fields have been cut down and it’s becoming harder to find beautiful fields in the region to take photos, but with the help of local farmers, I can guide you to the most beautiful fields. After spending weeks in Provence discovering the fields, I was very inspired by this place. Although it’s very touristy, you’ll have the place to yourself as we’ll be photographing in rather hidden spots and at specific times of day. Photographing dogs in this location has always been an amazing experience, and I’d love to share that feeling with you during this special event.
- Date: September 20 – September 22, 2024
- Location: Valensole, France
- Participants: 4 maximum (sold out)
- Price: 1400€ (payment plan available)
- Level of experience: amateur to experienced photographers
- Equipment suggestions: DSLR or Mirrorless camera. Recommended lenses: 24mm, 35mm, 50mm, 85mm, 105mm, 135mm, 200mm. Laptop with Lightroom Classic and Photoshop 2024 installed is mandatory for our editing sessions.
Friday, September 20
14h – 18h: Theory of dog portraiture
18h30 – 19h: Driving to the location
19h – 21h: Organized photo session
Saturday, September 21
14h – 18h: Editing course on Photoshop
18h30 – 19h: Lunch break
19h – 21h: Organized photo session
Sunday, September 22
5h30 – 7h30: Organized photo session
8h – 9h: Breafast/coffee in Valensole village
10h – 14h: Editing course on Photoshop
Participating in a dog photography workshop in Provence promises a unique blend of natural beauty, and the joy of capturing remarkable moments with dogs in a truly extraordinary setting.
- Scenic Backdrops: I will guide you capturing stunning dog portraits against the picturesque lavender fields of Valensole. Create lasting memories while honing your skills in a unique and beautiful setting, ensuring an unforgettable workshop.
- Creative Techniques: Learn efficient and creative dog photography techniques to make your shots stand out.
- Practical Sessions: Engage in hands-on sessions with beautiful dog models, applying the learned techniques in a practical setting.
- Individual Guidance: Benefit from personalized guidance and feedback, enhancing your skills and addressing specific queries.
- Post-Processing Guidance: Receive guidance on post-processing techniques to enhance your dog photography during editing sessions.
What will be taught?
You will undergo comprehensive familiarization with camera equipment, lenses, and accessories suitable for different situations in dog photography. Additionally, you will learn techniques and adjustments to optimize camera settings for capturing dog photos in various shooting conditions.
The workshop covers composition principles essential for crafting visually appealing and dynamic dog photographs. I will demonstrate how to use natural light efficiently for outdoor shoots and provide insights into choosing and evaluating color schemes for visually appealing dog portraits.
Understanding dog behavior and body language is one of the most important aspects of dog photography, enabling you to capture authentic expressions and moments. You will learn how to identify the best expressions and poses of dogs according to the story you want to convey.
During the workshop, my aim is to guide you in uncovering your distinctive voice in dog photography, regardless of whether you’re an amateur or seasoned photographer. You’ll learn to craft images that convey compelling messages and evoke emotional responses from your audience.
The choice of a backdrop can significantly impact the narrative and aesthetic of a photograph. You will discover how to seek out environments that complement the canine subject, considering factors such as lighting, textures, and colors to enhance the overall composition of your images.
The workshop will encompass both basic and advanced post-processing techniques. You will gain insights into shaping light, shadow, and contrast, correcting color reflections on a dog’s coat, enhancing scenery colors, and mastering advanced masking techniques.
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3-day photography workshop
4-hour dog portraiture theory
3 organized photo sessions
2 editing classes
175-page Dog Portrait Guide