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Dogs in Action


18-19 JUNE 2022



490 €

(my book is included)

Summary about the workshop

Two intense days to learn or improve the Dog in Action Photography with me in a spectacular scenario in South Africa. I will share all my techniques and secrets with you, in order to allow you to achieve the master level in this difficult photography's field. You will also improve your skills at 360 degrees in dog photography because I will push you during the theory and shooting sessions with different, beautiful and very active dogs. In this way I can help you to go over your limits. I will also share my personal complete editing workflow in Photoshop 2022 with you.















DATE:  18-19 June 2022


PLACE OF THEORY AND EDITING:   Theo Marais Sports Centre, Tanzanite St, Milnerton, 7453 Cape Town, South Africa 

PLACE OF SHOOTING:   at the beach in Duynefontein Beach, 13 Strand Rd, Van Riebeeckstrand, Cape Town, 7441

and in the forest in Newlands Forest, Newlands Forest Rd, Table Mountain (Nature Reserve), Cape Town, 7700

LUNCHES:   non included

BOOK:   1 book is included (book: "My personal Editing 4.0" with a value of 199 euro)

PRICE:   490 euro 

After each payment you will receive an invoice. The payments are not refundable since the places are limited. 

COVID:   the workshop will be postponed or completely refunded on your choice only if the country (South Africa/Cape Town) will close the borders to foreign people during the days of the workshop. The workshop will follow the rules required in Cape Town to assure the right precautions for everyone safety (masks, safety distances, etc). You won't be refunded if you can't participate the workshop for your personal issues or circumstances.

NOT INCLUDED:   overnight staying, lunches, dinners, transportations , travel insurance and everything not specified above.


THEORY AND SHOOTING: choosing right lenses and camera, settings in camera, how to control the depth of field, how to create a natural and creamy bokeh behind the dog in the shooting, how to use the natural light to exploit the action, how to manage the histogram to preserve the quality in pictures also at high iso, how to use the camera modes depending on the situations, how to manage correctly shutter speed, aperture and iso to achieve the result wanted, how to make your camera faster with autofocus, how to use correctly the autofocus with dogs in action, how to do a correct framing and composition with dogs, how to understand when a picture with a dog is a good picture in action, how to predict the good face of a dog and its positions in action.

EDITING: how to understand an use easily Photoshop 2022, the importance of following a workflow in Photoshop 2022, how to import correctly without loosing information, how to use camera raw in Photoshop, how to do perfect selection of a dog, how to control and adjust the grain and the quality of a normal and high iso picture, how to vignetting, how to manage and create real lights, how to create fairy tale lights, how to create and use luminosity masks, how to change colours, how to create a mood, how to create and add a custom signature, how to export for printings and for socials (Facebook and Instagram) with the maximum quality


1) Which gear do you I need?

DSLR or mirrorless camera with interchangeable lens (focal length from 200 to 300mm or equivalent are perfect. This means that these lenses are ok: 70-200mm, 70-300mm, 200mm, 300mm).