Month: May 2013

DOG SHOTS pet photography workshop for beginners


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One of our models from the May DOG SHOTS Workshop

Our DOG SHOTS workshop on June 22nd is filling up fast! As of right now, we have 8 seats left. If you’d like more information (or a link to pay online) just go here: http://teresaberg.com/blog/?page/116524/dog-shots

Over 50% of the people who attended our last workshop were involved in animal rescue, so we had lots of great conversations about managing the pets, body language and tips about how to set up (and where!) for the best results.

Hope you can join us!

A simple indoor portrait | Teresa Berg pet photography


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The author's dog - Flash. Rescued in 2006

The author’s dog – Flash. Rescued in 2006

We all get caught in situations where we want to photograph a pet (either ours or a foster dog) on-the-fly. I recently did this portrait in my living room with only the dog, a window, a chair, a reflector and my camera. It struck me that this simple technique for a portrait might be just the ticket for a quick photo for an online adoption listing. The pullback showing the lighting set up is above, the finished dog portrait just below it. This was shot with a 135mm lens at f2.8, iso 400.

I hope this gives you some ideas for the next time you’re photographing a dog for his online adoption listing or for an animal shelter or animal rescue group’s website. We’ve just opened registration for a DOG SHOTS Class for June 22nd. The May class filled up so fast we are trying to get one more on the calendar before it gets too hot to shoot outdoors. If you’re interested in attending, call the studio (972-250-2415) to reserve your spot? The all day class (including lunch) with live dog models is $295. It’s held in Teresa’s studio and the nearby park. Hope you can join us!