Dog Photography Workshop
2-DAY WORKSHOP | BELGIUM 2022
15-16 OCTOBER 2022
Why this dog photography workshop?
During this photo workshop, I aim to create a different learning experience by sharing my years of dog photography knowledge with you, but also to give you the opportunity to take beautiful and authentic dog photos in organized and guided photo sessions. There will be a wonderful variety of dog models of different breeds, colors, sizes and characters. We will learn how to work with their owners in a natural setting with patience and artistic research at the same time. By the end of this workshop, I want you to be able to create quality and meaningful images through a detailed theory masterclass, two guided photo sessions and a full workflow editing lesson. This workshop will give you new perspectives, expertise and inspiration to grow – discover the main information about the workshop :
WHERE is the workshop held?
Centrum De Boerekreek. Sint-Jansstraat 132, 9982 Sint-Jan-in-Eremo
WHEN DOES THE WORKSHOP TAKE PLACE?
The workshop runs from October 15 morning to October 16 afternoon, 2022.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE IN THIS WORKSHOP?
This workshop is dedicated to amateur and professional photographers.
A deposit of 190 euros is required at the time of registration. The final balance of 300 euros must be paid no later than 45 days before the workshop date to confirm participation.
After each payment, you will receive an invoice. Payments are non-refundable as registration space is limited. In case of non-payment of the balance before the scheduled date, your participation will be cancelled without refund of the deposit.
Included in the price
- 2 days of training with Audrey Bellot
- Theoretical course of dog photography
- On location photography course
- Post-processing masterclass on Photoshop 2022
Excluded from the price
- Overnight stays and meals
- Travel insurance
- Transportation during workshop
- Photo equipment
Audrey, a 24 year old dog photographer from France, works all over the world to capture the simple and beautiful moments of the dogs and their owners that she meets. She seeks to capture dogs with gentleness and sensitivity, surrounding them with the beauty of the landscape. Audrey has specialized in dog photography since 2018 and leads dog photography workshops in France and around the world. She offers mentoring for photographers, as well as private photo shoots for dog owners. Audrey has been published in many media such as My Modern Met, Demotivateur, PetaPixel, Digital Camera World, Insider, Nikon Mag and has also won awards in international competitions.
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How does the workshop unfold?
Theoritical lesson – 8H00-12H00
We will discuss together your main problems encountered during your photo sessions with dogs in order to continue the day properly.
- Choice of cameras and lenses for different situations
- Controlling exposure, autofocus and image quality
- How to work with dogs: preparation and directing the session
- Shooting techniques for dog portraits
- How to understand the dog's expression, study of body language
- How and why the dog's attitude changes the image
- How to use natural and artificial light
- How to give depth to your portraits
Lunch break between 12h00-14h00
1st Practical course – 14H00-18H00
Our first session will take place in the forest. Recommended equipment: DSLR or mirrorless camera. Lenses: 85mm, 105mm, 135mm or 70-200mm.
- Study of the environment and light
- Find the best spot for the pictures
- How to set your camera for the best result
- Work on the composition to give interest to the subject
- Working with tricks and natural poses
- Photo review and individual advice
Editing lesson – 8H00-12H00
We will review your photos from the previous day’s session. I will point out the positive points concerning your evolution as well as the points to improve during the next photo session. You will also be able to ask me questions on various subjects. I will share with you my complete Photoshop post-processing workflow and answer all your questions.
Recommended equipment: Laptop + Lightroom and Photoshop 2021/2022.
- How to import and select photos from a shoot
- Basics of Lightroom, Photoshop and Camera Raw
- Controlling image quality through initial adjustments
- How to create an accurate selection of the dog's hair
- How to beautify eyes and hair
- How to harmonize the image and soften it if necessary
- How to use luminosity masks
- How to adjust the light on the dog and the background
- How to adjust the colors
- How to add depth to the portrait
- Dodge and Burn
- How to save your photos for print and the web
Lunch break between 12h00-14h00
2nt Practical course – 14H00-18H00
We will end the day with a second guided photo session with different models. The purpose of this session is to apply the points seen earlier and to refine your techniques once again under my guidance.
- Working with different dogs
- Refine and adjust photography techniques
- Individual advice
Frequently asked questions
What is the license to use the photos?
The photos taken during the workshop can be used on your website, your social networks and for your communication in general. You can also print them and sell them. If possible, the mention “taken during the workshop with Audrey Bellot” is always welcome.
What is the photography guide?
The Photography Guide includes all the theory and post-processing with a complete and detailed Photoshop workflow. This book of about 190 pages printed on high quality paper will offer you more tips on topics that I sometimes don’t have time to cover during a mentorship. This guide is sold separately for 290€.
Can I come with my dog?
During the workshop it is better to come without your dog because we will have very specific models. If your dog is a model for the workshop, it is imperative that someone close to you takes care of it and knows how to handle it properly.
How to book this workshop?
To book your place, please use the form above. If you don’t have a credit card, please contact me with your details and send the deposit to this bank account.
If I have to cancel, can I request a refund?
As places are limited, refunds are only possible within the legal time limit of 14 days. After this period, no refunds can be made. In case of force-majeur, please send me a certificate or a proof and I will proceed to the refund*. You’ll receice an invoice for every payments.
*Less any transaction costs.
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Meet the hosts
Hello, my name is Stephanie Vanspeybroeck. I’m a dog photographer living in Belgium in a small village near Ghent with my 4 Australian Shepherd dogs Hinu, Meeko, Atlas and Zelda. I started with photography in 2018 as a hobby because I wanted to have beautiful pictures of my dogs.
Now and then I like to look back at all the pictures to see how much they changed over the years. That’s one of the reasons I like photography so much, because you can capture memories you can always look back on. Hiko Photography is the name of my photography business. I love to photograph dogs both in nature and in the city and I like to keep on learning to improve my photography skills.
Skrällan De Neve
Hi, my name is Skrällan De Neve and I’m a Belgium dog photographer. I live on het countryside in a little village called Watervliet. From childhood I was fascinated by animals. At home we had a litte farm with dogs, cats, chickens and rabbits. I started photographing dogs when I got my first Australian Shepherd Luna. Now I have already 3 crazy Aussies: Luna, Kili and Tygo. They are my true inspiration.
My photography business is LuKi Photography and the name is a composition of the name of my dogs Lu(na) and Ki(li). I love to photograph dogs in the city and urbex locations. I want to tell a story with my pictures and make beautiful memories of our pets.