- inspirational dog portraiture -

- Dogs and their Rides -


theory - practice - editing

29+30 May 2021

Valence - FRANCE

to be able to participate, you need  :

DSLR or mirrorless camera + zoom or prime lens ( as from 85mm)  with wide aperature (2.8, 2.0, 1.8...)   

own laptop/ PC/iMac 

Adobe Photoshop CC installed on your laptop/PC/iMac

level of experience : 

Basic knowledge of aperature, shutterspeed an ISO and you know how to put in practice

Basic knowledge of the Photoshop tools , layers and masks.


  •  camera en lenses 

  • camera settings 

  • choice of location

  • work with natural light

  • get a good image SOOC

  • Dog positioning

  • Tips & tricks : working with dogs & their owners



  • work with models on location

  • Search the right light

  • guidance regarding camera settings

  • how to position the dogs in the cars

  • guidance of the dog owners

  • Analysis of your images during practice

Editing - Photoshop CC

  • examples before and after

  • edit an image according my own personal workflow

learn to edit :

  • how to remove objects

  • eyes and furr

  • adjust colours

  • enhance details

  • sharpen & noise reduction

  • save files in high and low resolution

After the workshop

  • certificate of participation

  •  Access to the Dogs and Tails Training & workshop group  where you can ask questions or advice & help each other regarding topics from the workshop.


Pricing and conditions: 

  • 2 day workshop

  • Price :395€

  • Total participants : 10

  • Language : English -  Translator to Frech present

  • not included : meals, transport, overnight stay

  • A non-refundable pre-deposit of 200€ will be asked to ensure your participation

  • The remaining balance needs to be payed 2 weeks in advance of the workshop.

  • when subscribed, you will receive a confirmation email with more detailed information. 

  • When you subscribe to this workshop, you commit to deliver at least 2 finalised images in digital format, all free of charge to each participating dog owner.

  • Individuals that run workshops/editing tutorials are not allowed to share any of the content of this workshop in their own workshops/tutorials


  • When you subscribe, you agree with the terms and conditions mentioned above 



Sandra, age 48, bulldog mom and natural light Photographer for over 10 years. In addition to that , I am also active in the automotive industry.

Born with dogs by my side and a camera in my hand, I made it a longlife passion to combine my love for dogs with photography.

The images of Dogs in Classic cars are well known.  A project I started in 2015 and recently got rewarded for in U.S. 

I love capturing the dogs’ true inner selves, sometimes combined with children and create lifelasting memories for their owners and parents to cherish.

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My name is Emeline Lievin, I'm a 25 yo and I'm pet photographer since 2018.

I photograph dogs, cats and horses all around the country.


What I love most in animal photography is capturing their natural expressions and adding a touch of magic to immortalize them in beautiful natural locations.

website :

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