Mastering Dogs With Their Owners Photography
February 12, 2024

Are you passionate about photography and eager to enhance your skills in dog photography? Look no further! Our exclusive Mastering Dog Photography workshop is designed to take your photography to the next level. In this Masterclass, you'll learn how dogs behave, how to stay in control of the shoot (and the dog's owner!) and how to create stunning images of man's best friend with award winning photographer, Paul Wilkinson.

Let’s face it; we’re a dog-loving nation.  As a professional photographer, dog photography represents a huge opportunity for creating beautiful images and increasing sales.

In this masterclass, we will use the studio and outdoor locations to create stunning portraits of man’s best friend. 


Though I am always known as a portrait photographer, I have been working as a dog photographer with The Hearing Dogs UK for the past decade, creating the brand images for The Hearing Dogs UK charity, as well as numerous dearly-loved family pets!

In this Masterclass, we’ll learn how dogs behave, how to stay in control of the shoot (and the dog’s owner!) and how to create stunning images of man’s best friend together with their owner.

  • How to light a dog’s face and body (and the differences to their human owners!)
  • How to coax dogs into doing what you want
  • How to set up your camera for the studio
  • How to set up your camera in the field
  • Capturing (and freezing) motion
  • Keeping dogs relaxed (and spotting stress signals)
  • How to include the dog’s owner to capture their special bond

The number of attendees is strictly limited in this workshop, ensuring everyone plenty of hands-on time with the studio, the lights and the models.  This is a hands-on day rather than a desk-based masterclass.

Each attendee will be invited to our exclusive (and private) Facebook Group, where we post all of the technical notes, behind-the-scenes insights, top tips and early bookings for our future workshops.


Mastering Dogs With Their Owners Photography


February 12, 2024


All Levels


Paul Wilkinson Photography Studio, 6 High St, Haddenham, Bucks HP17 8ER


Full Day

Some Lovely Feedback From Our Mastering Dog Photography Workshops

“A fantastic, hands on day of learning. Paul explained everything so well and there was plenty of shooting time to put it into practice.”

“I had never photographed a dog before the workshop and by the end of the day I had loads of great images that I think any dog owner or dog photographer would be happy with. This course will definitely improve your dog photography and build your confidence.”

“This was a relax and fun way to gain a valuable introduction into dog photography for me. Paced at the right level and good balance of theory and practice.”

“Meeting Paul and his team was everything I hoped it would be, a fun and entertaining day with expert knowledge and tuition. I ended the day a better photographer and enjoyed the whole experience.”

“It was very informative and great to see how Paul works. It was nice to have a chat with other people wanting to learn dog photography or currently photographing dogs. Paul made sure that all questions were answered and everyone got to have a go which was great as I learn through hands on experience.”

“Being a non-professional, without experience of portraiture or animal photography, I was quite nervous about joining the workshop in case I was out of my depth. But all questions were welcomed, and the information was pitched appropriate to all levels there, so I felt comfortable to ask about studio lighting, flash etc. I thoroughly enjoyed the day and now know how to set up at home to photograph our own pooches.”

Additional Information


A discount is available for current members of The SWPP, The BIPP, The Guild Of Photographers and The Mastering Portrait Photography Websiteplease contact us for details.



The price for the workshop includes all tuition and lunch. 

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