Dog Photography Workshop

GERMANY 2022

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2 days

BAVARIA – GERMANY

10 participants

Information

IMPORTANT: 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.

WHEN IS THE WORKSHOP HELD?

22 and 23 October 2022

WHERE DOES THE course TAKE PLACE?

Am Eibsee 1, 82491 Grainau 

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WHAT IS INCLUDED?

  • 2 days of training with professional photographer Audrey Bellot
  • Theoretical course of dog photography
  • On location photography course with several selected models
  • Post-processing masterclass on Photoshop
  • Refreshments
  • Optional: dog photography book

WHAT IS THE PRICE ?

2-day workshop: 490€.

WHO IS THIS WORKSHOP FOR?

This workshop is for amateur and professional photographers

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED?

  • Meals and nights

  • Travel to the shooting location

  • Insurance and photo equipment

Recommended equipment:

  • SLR or hybrid camera

  • Lenses (85mm, 105mm, 135mm or 70-200mm)

  • Laptop + Lightroom and Photoshop 2021/2022

Audrey Bellot

A 24 year old dog photographer from Auvergne, Audrey has specialized in dog photography since 2018. Audrey leads dog photography workshops in France and around the world. She also offers mentoring for professional and non-professional photographers, as well as photo shoots for 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 major international competitions.

MEET THE HOST: CHIARA HOFMAYER

Chiara, 21 years coming from Munich, also specialized in dog photography. Following her passion since 2020 and living close to the area where the workshop will take place Chiara has a good understanding on what to look for. Doing agility since 2015 Chiara lives with a Border Collie, a Tervueren and a Malinois. Her vision is to capture special moments and transport emotions through her photography.
Chiara has won international awards as well – even with one photo taken at the location.

Website: chi-may.de/en/

For any question about the workshop: foto@chi-may.de

About this workshop

My main objective is to offer you a different experience by sharing with you my experience acquired over the years in dog photography, but also to give you the opportunity to make quality and authentic dog pictures. During this workshop, I would like to inspire you through photo sessions with canine models of different breeds, colors, sizes and characters. We will learn to work with their owners in a natural setting with patience and artistic research.

Schedule first day - 22 October

The first day will start with a theoretical part where I will share with you how I work with owners and their dogs. This includes the following topics:

  • Choice of cameras and lenses
  • Main mistakes made in dog photography
  • Controlling exposure and autofocus and image quality
  • How to work with dogs
  • 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 behave with a client
  • How to use natural and artificial light
  • How to give depth to your portraits
  • And much more…

We will discuss together your main problems encountered during your photo sessions with dogs in order to continue the day properly.

Our first session will take place in the forest and the lake nearby the hotel. We will study the possibilities as well as the light, how to position yourself and how to emphasize the model in the environment.

Theory part: 9am-2pm

Practice: 3pm-7pm

Planning second day - 23 October

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 your questions about certain retouching techniques that you would like to learn or better understand. This includes the following topics:

  • How to import and select photos from a shoot
  • Basics of Lightroom, Photoshop and Camera Raw
  • Controlling image quality through initial adjustments
  • How to beautify eyes and hair
  • How to use luminosity masks
  • How to harmonize the image and soften it if necessary
  • How to create an accurate selection of the dog’s hair
  • How to adjust the colors
  • How to add depth to the portrait
  • How to adjust the light on the dog and the background
  • Dodge and Burn
  • How to save your photos for print and the web

We will end the day at the lake for 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.

Editing part: 9am-2pm

Practice: 3pm-7pm

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