Creating dynamic dog portraits takes skills and planning. Barbara Breitsameter will share her “dog portrait essential techniques” for a successful, stress-free session to capturing extraordinary dog portraits that the owners will love.
This workshop will include:
- Dog Psychology and Body Language
- Step-by-Step How to Work with Dogs
- Understanding Dynamic Range - Photographing Light – Dark Fur and Color
- Selecting Compelling Locations for Dog Portraits
- The Keys to Great Composition using Nature & Visual Elements.
- Making the Light Work for You using Light Modifiers On-Location
- Barbara’s Tips and Tricks Capturing Personality and Poses
- Watch Barbara Photograph a LIVE Dog Session
- Take Your Work to the Next Level – Print Competition
Like yesterday Barbara can remember in detail her first professional dog portrait session. She never gave “dog photography” a single thought until she was asked to photograph a litter of 7-week-old Bernese Mountain Dog puppies.That session was life changing! Her “obsession” for dog photography blossomed from that moment and her love affair for the Bernese Mountain Dog began.
Since 2002 Barbara has worked as a professional photographer in Chicago Illinois. Barbara had a storefront retail studio for many years, photographing families, children, corporate and dogs. Presently she is working out of her home studio, which has allowed Barbara to focus only on artistic dog photography, educating aspiring dog photographers, and motivational speaking.
There are many different mediums that work with photography such as glass, beautiful papers, hand painting etc. We will explore a variety of these through demos and instructions, with some hands-on time for experimentation.
We will be using printcompetition.com for case registration and scoring for this competition.
You must register your case at printcompetition.com by 6 p.m. on October 11.
This applies to both physical and digital prints. After uploading your images, please print out your labels and entry form and bring them with you to the competition. If you have already registered and paid here, you do NOT have to pay again at printcompetition.com, but you still have to register there.
Lunch is included in your registration fee.
Photographic Image Competition follows the program.
Partnering with local businesses can bring in a large amount of leads and new clients for your photography business. During the first part of the program, you will learn how to market to local businesses, what to provide owners and their employees, and the steps it takes to create loyal business partners.
Lisa will also share with you various events and programs that she and her businesses partners promote throughout the year. You will learn how to smoothly run the events and even more important, gathering leads.
Finally, you will learn how to transition those high volume customers into loyal studio clients. Marketing techniques and even more important, follow-up strategies will be discussed in detail.
Lisa opened her photography business in Moline, IL in the Fall of 2014. After rebranding her business almost three years ago, her primary focus includes family pets, and dancers of all ages.
Lisa holds a Master’s Degree in Education from Western Illinois University. She is a Certified Professional Photographer and is currently working on her Master’s in Photography and Craftsman degree. She also teaches a variety of photography classes in the Quad Cities.