Workshops & mentoring

dog photography workshops

Pet photography workshops that are fun for you… and for your dog

Have you been trying to take a photograph of your dog? Tricky, isn’t it.

But don’t worry because my How to Photograph Your Dog in the Outdoors workshops are designed to deliver an immediate improvement.

This is REAL LIFE dog photography – not in a studio and not in an enclosed garden with a dog on a lead, this is all out dogs running free and happy with all the distractions and difficulties that can entail! This will teach you how to deal with all of it! It’s not supposed to be easy but with a few tips and tricks you will get far more than you think.

I’ll show you easy-to-use techniques that you can start using straight away. You don’t need a posh camera. You’ll learn skills and ideas that work with any type of camera, even your mobile phone.

I run 2 workshops, Essential and Advanced skills, each lasting 3-4 hours and for up to 5 participants and their dogs (you do not need to bring a dog).

Here’s what they cover:

Essential skills

  • Making the best of lighting
  • How to engage your dog and keep them interested
  • The use of angles
  • The importance of background, setting the scene and the rule of thirds

Advanced skills 

  • Shutter techniques – capturing dogs at speed
  • Aperture techniques – creating beautiful portraits
  • How to photograph more than 1 dog at a time
  • How to photograph dogs with people

How much does it cost?

    • £80 for a half day group workshop covering aspects of both courses.
    • £150 for both workshops – Essential and Advanced workshops in a day as part of a group
    • £160 for a half day 1-1 which covers aspects of both workshops
    • £295 for a day’s one-to-one workshop, covering all content from both Essential and Advanced workshops . A day tailored to your exact requirements.

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Dates – for the latest updates about my group workshop dates please visit my new website: https://www.rhianwhitephotography.co.uk/workshops

1-1s I run all year round.. did you know I can travel anywhere to meet you to do a 1-1? The cost is just £350 – check out my new website for more details. https://www.rhianwhitephotography.co.uk/uk-tour-dog-photography-workshops

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Mentoring for pet photographers

Are you thinking of starting your own pet photography business? Not sure how to start? Or perhaps you’re already running your business and need some knowledgeable support. I offer a limited number of spaces per year on my bespoke mentoring course (no places left for 2019 – applications for 2020 now accepted).

I run workshops and mentoring sessions packed full of information and advice about the pet photography business. You’ll leave with all the knowledge, enthusiasm and great ideas you need for a successful, lucrative business.

First things first… For obvious reasons, I don’t offer mentoring to people wanting to run their business in Sussex, counties in the south east or London and now Devon.

The courses are usually one-to-one and run for 2 days, either concurrently or on separate days. It’s your choice. You’ll learn the following:

  • How to get started in the pet photography business
  • Advanced dog photography techniques, including the Basic and Advanced workshops
  • How to orchestrate a shoot, including advice on how to deal with a variety of dogs and dog owners
  • Technical advice on camera equipment, post-production techniques and software
  • Advertising and marketing, including social media
  • Pricing
  • Websites, SEO and Google Analytics

You’ll receive a printed guide covering everything you’ve learned on the course. I’ll also be available for ongoing support and guidance by phone or email.

If you’re serious about running your own pet photography business and want a head-start on the competition, get in touch.

Mentoring prices

  • £1250 payable in advance (I’ll accept payment by instalments)
  • £250 for additional half-day Photoshop and Lightroom training, tailored to your exact needs.