WORKSHOP NETHERLANDSTHE ART OF DOG PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY WITH AUDREY BELLOT
19/20 August 2023
Photographing dogs: the 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 capture beautiful and authentic dog photos in organized and guided photo sessions. There will be a nice 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 lesson, two guided photo sessions and a Photoshop post-processing class.
Events op de Veluwe – Harremaatweg 34, 3781 NJ Voorthuizen
The workshop runs from Saturday morning, August 19 to Sunday afternoon, August 20.
This workshop is for amateur and professional photographers.
Audrey, a 25 year old French dog photographer, works all over the world to capture the simple and beautiful moments of the dogs and their owners 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 photography workshops in France and around the world. She offers mentoring sessions for photographers, as well as private photo sessions for dog owners. Audrey has been published in many media and magazines such as My Modern Met, Demotivateur, PetaPixel, Digital Camera World, Insider, Nikon Mag and has also won awards in international competitions.
CONTACT : email@example.com
Program of the Workshop
Saturday 19 August
Theory lesson: 12h30 – 16h30
We will start the day with a complete theoretical lesson where I will share with you my vision of dog photography in detail. Take advantage of this time to ask your questions on the subjects that interest you.
- 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
1st practical class: 17h00 – 20h30
Our first session will take place in nature. Recommended equipment: DSLR or hybrid 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
Sunday 20 August
Editing course: 12h30 – 16h30
First, we will review your photos taken during the previous day’s session. I will highlight the positive points concerning your evolution as well as the points to improve for the next photo session. I will then share with you my complete Photoshop workflow.
Recommended equipment: Laptop + Lightroom and Photoshop 2023.
- How to import and select photos from a session
- Basic knowledge of Lightroom, Photoshop and Camera Raw
- Using masks and dynamic objects
- Control of the image quality by initial settings
- How to make an accurate selection of the dog's hair
- How to beautify eyes and hair
- How to harmonize the image through masking
- How to quickly create and use the "Dodge & Burn" process
- How to save your photos for printing and the web
2nd practical class: 17h00 – 20h30
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 previously and to refine your techniques again under my guidance.
What my participants thought of my previous workshops
I attended the workshop in Sweden wanting to improve my technique and confidence in making great dog portraits. I found Audrey’s presentation easy to follow, insightful and extremely helpful. The practical exercises were excellent, with different types of dogs and locations. Audrey ensured that each participant had their own time and made sure that everyone got some great shots and benefited from her vast knowledge.
I would recommend this course and would consider taking another with Audrey in the future.
Dog Portrait Photography Workshop – Sweden 2022
I learned a lot, it allowed me to practice on different models and the locations were beautiful. Audrey is very pedagogical, in a good mood and doesn’t hesitate to show us exactly how to do it so that it’s perfect, the retouching part is also great, the recording of the session allows you to do everything at home at your own pace, and the theoretical part is very well explained.
I left the training with great memories and I have all the tools in hand to take great dog pictures.
Dog Portrait Photography Workshop – France 2022
I really like the way Audrey always puts the dogs’ needs and well-being first. I also really enjoyed returning to the same locations on the second day, which gave us the opportunity to correct and improve our images from the previous day. It was an absolute joy to meet Audrey and Laos, I was blown away by the amount of information she shared over the two days.
I am already planning to come to another one of these events in 2023 and look forward to more hugs from Laos.
Dog Portrait Photography Workshop – Germany 2022
Price for two days of training: 690€
A deposit of 300 euros is required at the time of registration. The final balance of 390 euros must be paid at the latest 30 days before the workshop date to confirm participation. After each payment you will receive an invoice.
Payments are not refundable as places are 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
- A 2-day course with Audrey Bellot
- Canine photography theory course
- On-site photography course
- Photoshop post-processing course
- Dog Photography Book
Excluded from the price
- Nights and meals
- Travel insurance
- Transportation during the workshop
- Photo equipment
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Questions & Answers
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.
It is forbidden to use the photos taken during the workshop to advertise your own workshops.
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.
Minh Dan Vu, workshop host
I am 24 years old and born in The Netherlands. I studied Architecture at Delft University and will be doing my masters in Industrial Design next year. This year I will be dedication my time to my project ‘Equine Legacy’. Find more about this project here. Having Vietnamese roots meant that I grew up in two different cultures with a lot of different art forms. Growing up you could always find me with some kind of crafting material. I was always creating whether that was drawing, painting or photographing. I have been photographing for 10 years and hope to do so for many more years. I want to take you on my adventures and show you the Equine World through my lens.