pet photography workshops

Beginner’s pet photography workshop with Teresa Berg


Our DOG SHOTS workshop, scheduled for Saturday February 25th is now open for registration. This is our most basic workshop with emphasis on using the manual settings on your camera for great pet portraits.

Most of the attendees at DOG SHOTS are animal rescue volunteers and pet lovers who really want to move in to professional quality portraits. The only requirement is that you use a camera that has manual settings, like DSLRs and mirrorless cameras. It’s a great way to learn to use light and all the tricks for getting the dog to pose and look at the camera.

We meet at the Teresa Berg Photography studio in Dallas and then go to the nearby park. This workshop uses only natural light and reflectors (so NOT a lot of expensive equipment) and live dog models. We discuss different backgrounds, light, composition and how to set up your shots. It’s a great way to figure out if you want to be a professional pet photographer!

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Interested?  The one day workshop is $295 and includes lunch. We even have a nearby hotel with great rates for those of you who might come in from out of town. Call the studio at 972-250-2415 with your questions or to sign up. We only take 10 attendees so everyone gets plenty of time to work hands on with Teresa and her assistant.

Animal Behavior specialist | Dr. Sophia Yin, DVM MS


I recently discovered a fabulous website with some really good resources for those of us who work with dogs.  Check out Dr. Yin’s website : The Art & Science of Animal Behavior.  There are lots of good tips and free downloads for us. Here I have included the download on recognizing fear in dogs. This is very important for photographers who approach unfamiliar dogs –not only do we need to know when to snap the picture, we need to know when to back off to avoid getting bitten. Know your subject! Thanks, Dr. Yin.

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