Beach Dogs Photography Workshop

Wet, wild and woofy! Learn how to capture the action and excitement of dogs at the beach! Perfect for photographers who love pet photography in the natural environment

Level: Intermediate to Advanced
Instructor: Diana Andersen
Date: Saturday 10 December
Duration: 7.00am – 9.00am
Cost: $198
Location: Rockingham Dog Beach
Maximum participants: 10

Beach Dogs Photography Workshop poster - showing happy dogs running and leaping at the beach.

Have you always wanted to learn how to capture fast moving dogs at the beach? Join pet and nature photographer, Diana Andersen, for this fun pet photography workshop and learn how to freeze motion and capture the personality of your subjects.

Capturing dogs at liberty can be tricky but it’s not all luck. Learn how to direct your subjects to increase your chances of capturing great images. We will look at camera settings, shooting angles, and getting your exposure right. Learn how to alter your settings for multiple subjects.

You won’t be required to get in the water but be prepared to get a little wet and sandy! We can guarantee your models will put a smile on your face.

What you will learn
  • How to choose appropriate aperture, shutter and ISO settings.
  • The different types and uses of exposure metering modes.
  • Shooting action/moving subjects by using continuous focus modes.
  • Selecting single or small group focus points to track your subject
  • Shooting angles to enhance the impact of your images
  • Tricks for directing your subjects to get high impact shots.

What you will need
  • Your interchangeable lens camera (mirrorless or DSLR)
  • Telephoto/zoom lens between 200mm and 400mm
  • Circular polariser
  • The manual for your camera.
  • Notebook and a pen.
  • A towel or mat to sit or lay on.
  • This workshop is suitable for digital cameras with manual controls (P, A/Av, S/Tv and M modes) including DSLRs and interchangeable lens mirrorless cameras.  

Note: We will be providing doggy “models” for this workshop, to allow you to photograph them in action. We would prefer that you work with our “models” instead of bringing your own dog, as you may get distracted by having to control your own dog, which may also distract the doggy “models”. Thank you for your understanding.

About Diana Andersen – your instructor

Diana Andersen is a professional photographer with a passion for wildlife. A designer and a published author of animal books, Diana’s wildlife fine art prints convey the beauty of the animal world to raise awareness of the potential threats facing many species. She has spent her life working with animals and believes that taking great photos of animals or pets takes an understanding of their behaviour.

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