On this page you will find a variety of pet photography workshops and pet photography consulting designed for the professional photographer, both aspiring and established. These workshops are for those who are either in careers or are looking to start careers doing pet and dog photography, as opposed to the casual point-and-shooter.
These are the very best, ‘cream-of-the-crop’ educational resources on the market, taught by highly experienced professional niche pet photographers.
No affiliate fees are paid by the photographers/businesses listed.
Wondering what style of pet photography is right for you and who you should learn from? Read this blog post for a definition of the different styles listed.
2-day intensive fine art style dog photography workshops for a limited number of photographers, taught in Lake Tahoe and Long Grove Illinois by experienced professional dog and portrait photographers Kim Hartz, Barbara Breitsameter and Jenny Froh.
Workshops include studio and location shooting, editing, pricing, marketing and sales.
For more information on the Paw Print Divas workshops, please visit the website here:
Pet Photography 101 and Studio Pet Photography workshops taught by Arica Dorff, owner of Las Vegas-based professional pet photography business Pet’ographique.
All workshops take place in the Pet’ographique studio in Henderson Nevada (right outside Las Vegas), and occur at different times throughout the year.
Please contact Arica for more information about upcoming studio and beginner workshops.
Norah Levine, a professional pet photographer for over ten years, teaches an intensive 4-day pet photography workshop through the Santa Fe Workshops Program. During the workshop Norah helps you focus on preparing for a successful shoot, by using props, forging a playful connection with the subject, and learning the nuances of the pet’s behavior and environment, in beautiful settings that produce portfolio-worthy images.
Intensive two-day (24 hour) one-on-one or two-on-one intensive focused consulting sessions with Illona Haus, owner of Toronto-based Scruffy Dog Photography. Tailored to the individual student and includes photography, editing and processing, workflow, sales and ordering, products, packaging and more. Covers on-location photojournalistic and documentary-style pet photography.
Takes place in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario Canada, an hour west of Toronto. Sessions are ongoing and fully booked through 2012. 2013 sessions now booking, with limited space available.
Rates are $1850 for the Two-on-one consulting session, and $2850 for the One-on-one consulting session.
Please see the Scruffy Dog website for full details.
Classes on studio dog photography, studio dog photography business and copyright.
Past classes: August 2011 webinar for the Professional Photographers of America titled “How to talk Dog: Incorporating Dogs into Family and Senior Photography”. Listen to a recording at www.ppa.com.
Individual coaching on handling and photographing dogs, and the business of pet photography. Coaching is offered in person, via Skype or telephone.
Please visit Margaret’s For Photographer’s page for details:
3-day online pet photography webinar workshop available through Creative Live and taught by professional portrait and pet photographer Vicki Taufer.
In the workshop Vicki covers her Dog Days of Summer marketing program, how to pose and photograph pets in a studio and on location, identity and marketing, and more.
The workshop is available for download in video form for $150 through the Creative Live website.
Please visit the Creative Live website for more information on this workshop: