The dates aren’t quite final — but if you’ve been waiting for the Unleashed Workshops to pop up on the east coast again, you’re in luck!
It looks like we’ll be teaching June 8-10, 2013 in the Northern Virginia/Washington DC area. Please check this blog for all the details on cost/hotels/etc. and send us an email via the contact page if you’d like the registration packet emailed to you.
Stay tuned for more information in the next few weeks!
We finished another magical three days of fun, creativity and intense learning this week and the variety of things we shoot never ceases to amaze me! Many thanks to a great group of students for not giving up in the rain and for hanging in there through the long days of shooting, taking turns and technical breakthroughs. You all have some fantastic new images to show for it! Here is a sample shot by Allison Schmidt. Special thanks goes to Robin Terrell of Good Dog Fetch for recruiting and handling some wonderful dogs for us.
for the most amazing pet photography workshop in the country! As much as we hate to brag, we really think we’ve got a great mix of business, marketing and shooting. And Sept 29th will be here before you know it!
We’re putting the final touches on our list of dog models and it looks like we’re going to be super busy setting up lots of cool shots in a wide variety of locations.
We’re down to the wire and have three spaces left for our pet photography workshop scheduled for September 29 – October 1, 2012. If you’ve requested the registration link (via the contact page of this website) we cannot guarantee that we will have a space for you UNLESS you have sent your payment. The next three payments we receive will be guaranteed a space, after that, we will put you on the waiting list in case there are cancellations.
So don’t delay! Airfare discounts are the best when you book 4 weeks out –and the hotel will be holding our deeply discounted rooms only until September 1st. Contact us today!
If you’re looking for a program that cuts through all the fluff, gets down to what it really takes to succeed in the genre of pet photography, and gives you TONS of shooting time – you won’t want to miss Dallas in September.
Our program is fast paced and action packed – bring your running shoes! (And camera gear!)
We always try to include a few quotes or testimonials from Unleashed Workshop graduates because we think it’s helpful for those thinking about signing up. This time, we’ve got not just their words, but their shots from the June workshop. They all did a fabulous job. The video at the bottom of this post is a composite of some of the great shots done by the group.
Blogging is very important for photographers and it’s something we talk about at length during Unleashed. Check out these great blogs and leave them some comments!
When Unleashed began in 2009 there weren’t many options for learning fine art pet photography. What was obvious was the lack of professionalism and the real need for in-depth training for pet photographers. We continue to have the most thorough, in-depth business training of any pet photography workshop available –and we have two instructors with very different styles and approaches. So some of you may lean in one direction or the other, but beware… keeping an open mind and learning a different approach may just be what sets you apart from your competition!
Bev Hollis is known all over the country for her gorgeous outdoor dog portraits and dreamy, dramatic lighting. She was recently featured in Country Woman magazine and her dog portraits have been published in the Workman calendars, Nova Dog magazine and are on display in many private collections. Her studio in the Washington DC area consistently racks up big sales for high profile clients.
We frequently get asked about the course content for Unleashed… and after doing this for three years, we think we’ve found the perfect balance. We’re doing 1/3 business and marketing, 1/3 indoor shooting (both natural light, location and studio light) and 1/3 outdoor shooting. We’ve also lifted the restrictions formerly in place for photographers in our home zip codes. So now if you live in Dallas, or Virginia, or Washington DC, you can join the fun!
September is the perfect time to shoot outdoors in Dallas and we’ve got some great locations and a wide variety of dog models lined up. But beware: Pet photography is a highly addictive activity. Email us via the contact page of this website and we’ll give you all the details!
We’ve had so many requests, that we’re adding another Unleashed Workshop to the calendar! Join us this fall in Dallas for three days of fun and intense learning. The agenda has been expanded to add a few more hours of business and marketing for the first day. We’ll talk about products, pricing, marketing –even a little search engine optimization! Then for days two and three we shoot, shoot, eat, sleep, shoot, eat, sleep, shoot –well, you get the idea –it’s lots of shooting. We’ll have lots of different dog models as well as some dogs with their people –at multiple locations and differing lighting conditions. In other words, we’ll help you prepare for lots of different shooting scenarios and lighting challenges. We will only accept a limited number of participants so don’t wait until the last minute to secure your spot! Email us via the contact page of this website and we’ll send you the registration information.
Wow! What a great group we had — and I’m still marveling at the amazing shots they are sharing online. I’m starting a page just for some of the student images, so everyone can see how great they are. It was a terrific few days with all of our new photographer friends. These comments came in from one of the attendees:
“I have taken countless online and in person seminars, and have to say that yours has by far been the best.
What made your program so different, was your complete willingness to share and how you let your incredible talents speak for themselves. You were never condescending or intimidating (Ok Bev’s arm muscles are intimidating). You provided gentle reminders about settings and opened my eyes to a whole different perspective on photography. I answered the question “Why was I here?” with “to learn what I don’t know.” I came away so inspired. And your humor was the icing on the cake!”
This Unleashed was so good, in fact, that we are planning another workshop. We weren’t certain that the new format was going to be all that we hoped, but it exceeded our expectations — so stay tuned for details of the next Unleashed!