teresa berg photography workshops

Ready to learn more about pet photography?


It starts because we love pets.  Cell phone photos, social media, animal rescue work, dog parks — pretty soon your only friends are pet lovers and neighbors with pets.  You buy a camera.  People see your camera and think “hey,  fancy camera! she really knows something about photography” –but do you really?

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DSLRs are great tools, but they don’t do all the thinking for you. And they don’t have your vision. If only they could read our minds!  For the last 8 years I’ve been teaching people how to use their cameras. Really use them.  In manual, in different shooting modes, in studio settings, in animal shelters and outdoors.  I don’t have a day job. I am a full time professional photographer with a real studio. And I’m a passionate animal advocate.

There are very few short cuts (if you’re still reading you’ve probably found that out) to learning it right.  And to be honest, I’m a little tired of people calling themselves photographers when they really only know one or two tricks!  Yes, we all have to start somewhere, but please be honest with yourself. If you love it enough to buy an expensive camera — don’t you want to do more than just get one good shot out of every 25?  Maybe you’d like to do it full time some day?

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Our workshops are designed to not only help you get lots of good photographs, but to have fun doing it. You spend a few days with people who love pets like you do and you have great fun learning hands-on with live models in the studio playing with light.  If that sounds like something you would like to do, sign up for our next workshop!

2017 Studio Shooters Unleashed:   July 14-16,  in Dallas at Teresa Berg Photography.  Tuition is $995 (lunch and snacks included). Special rates at the local Marriott (around $75 per night!) and no rental car needed. Once you get to the hotel we all carpool back and forth — it’s just a mile). Call us for more info:  972-250-2415 and visit our blog:  www.unleashedworkshops.com

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.