In today's digital world I feel that it's important that the books, prints and wall portraits that I create are designed to last a lifetime. I hope they help you relive precious moments and bring you joy each and every day.
I'm excited to share the details of our next DOG SHOTS workshop! This is our beginner pet photography workshop and it includes both indoor and outdoor photography with live models. We spend a full day learning about working with dogs (and cats) and setting up shots and exploring different camera settings. This workshop is for those of you who own DSLRs but maybe haven't had a chance to learn what the manual settings will do for you. It's also a great workshop to take if you're interested in volunteering at your local animal shelter. So call the studio to sign up. 972-250-2415 Seats are limited so we can keep the group small and everyone gets a chance to shoot! The tuition is $295 and the class is held here at our studio (and the nearby park). We have a special rate with the nearby Marriott for those of you coming from out of town (just $59 per night!).
You don't have to be a photographer to take the DOG SHOTS workshop. It's for beginners with DSLRs
We periodically send out a little email newsletter with our favorite "Smile" of the month, or with pets, our favorite "Dog" of the month. This time I'm sure you can see why we only had to send out ONE email, not two. These two were adorable together!
Parents often ask when is the best time to photograph babies and pets together and we usually opt for 6-7 months. For one thing, at this age babies can sit up and are really happy --and both the dog and the baby have had a chance to form that amazing bond that is so fun to watch.
If you have a special dog that has 'made room' for the new baby, why not schedule a session for the two of them? Your child will always have these photographs to hold on to, long after his best friend is gone.
Registration opened yesterday for the Unleashed Pet Photography Workshop! Unleashed Dallas 2012 will be 2 days of hands-on shooting and creative inspiration with photographers Teresa Berg and Bev Hollis. Tuition includes a copy of DOG SHOTS | Tips & Tricks for Pet Photographers and a follow up 2 hour online class. Our colleague and co-founder Barbara Breitsameter will not be joining us this time -- but we're excited to be able to offer a very full agenda.
Topics will include: Natural lighting outdoors, kids + dogs, studio lighting, natural light shooting indoors, as well as business discussions on products and pricing, marketing, social media and SEO and developing your personal style. The Aloft Hotel in Plano will be home base with studio shooting held at Teresa Berg Photography in north Dallas. This workshop is open to amateurs and professionals shooting DSLRs who are interested in approaching dog and pet photography as an art form. It's going to be a fantastic and very full two days! Check out the Unleashed Blog for more information! www.unleashedworkshops.com has a full class description, information about the agenda, the instructors and how to register.
Many people have found us because of the wonderful story by Steve Hartman that appeared last fall on CBS Sunday Morning and The Early Show. If you haven't seen it, please watch it here We're passionate about saving animals lives and we want to say thank you to the thousands of volunteers all across the country that work on behalf of homeless pets. If you'd like to learn more about working with adoptable pets -- and learning to make better photographs of them, just pop over to our other blog Focus On Rescue. We have resources there for you as well as information about webinars and organizations that can help you get started in your own community.
If you're just here to see pet photography, well, we can help you with that, too. This is Sasha. And for some unknown reason -- she is without a family of her own. You can find her adoption listing at Collin County Humane Society.