dog shots workshop

Learn with Teresa: One day pet photography workshop

pet photography workshops

Attend Dog Shots and learn to photograph your dog

It’s time to schedule our spring DOG SHOTS workshop! This is a popular one for brand new pet photographers. So mark SATURDAY, MAY 31, 2014 from 9-4 on your calendars. We start with the very basics and teach you to see the light and use the manual settings on your camera. This is our MOST BASIC workshop — so even if you’ve only had your camera a few months, don’t be concerned. We’ll start at the beginning, working with live dog models in a variety of lighting situations. It’s one full day and it’s held in Teresa’s studio and the nearby park. The cost is $295 which includes your lunch. All you need is your DSLR, your comfortable clothes and your willingness to learn.

The fee is non-refundable but if you find at the last minute that you cannot attend, we will apply the fee to our NEXT Dog Shots workshop –which in this case will be in the fall. Use this paypal link to pay your fee and we will send you the information sheet with the details.

It’s DOG SHOTS time again

We haven’t done a DOG SHOTS workshop since last June, so we thought we better get one scheduled! If you can arrange to be in Dallas, we’d love to have you sign up for our one-day beginners pet photography workshop. We keep the group small and we meet at the Teresa Berg Photography studio and cover both indoor shooting and outdoor shooting with DSLRs. We discuss the manual camera settings and managing the dogs you photograph. That’s right! We work the dogs so they don’t work us! I know so many people start out in pet photography by chasing their subjects with their cameras. Not here.

We won’t cover the BUSINESS of pet photography in this workshop. We’ll cover shooting indoors and outdoors and we have some adorable dog models coming in to work with us. And talk a lot about working with rescue groups.

It’s SATURDAY, MARCH 1ST FROM 10AM-5PM CENTRAL. The cost is $295 which includes lunch and a very full day of photography. Sign up by calling the studio at 972-250-2415. These classes fill up quickly, so don’t delay. And for those of you who need a nearby hotel room, we have a special arrangement with the Marriott for only $59 per night!



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:

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!