Come to Lancing (near Brighton) on Sunday 26th August for a fun outdoor workshop where I will teach you my style of dog photography. It's fun, relaxed and informative and you can bring your dog for a really fun afternoon/evening (we will start around 4.30pm and go towards sunset).
I’ll show you easy-to-use techniques that you can start using straight away. You don’t need a posh camera. You’ll learn skills and ideas that work with any type of camera, but you will need a camera that can adjust aperture and shutter settings.
The workshop will last approximately 4 hours and is for up to 5 participants and their dogs (you do not need to bring a dog).
Here's what we will cover:
Making the best of lighting - with the light (direct sun) and towards the light (to get silhouettes) at sunset
How to engage your dog and keep them interested - action shots and portraits
The use of angles and different lenses (if you have them).
Making the most of the beach as a location, using all aspects including the sand, water, pebbles, rocks, beach huts, groynes and of course the wonderful views.
How much does it cost?
£75. Payable in advance through my site.
Lancing beach, Sussex. Dog friendly all year round. Car park £1.50 @ Lancing beach green. It will be low tide so plenty of sand to run around on.
What if the weather is poor?
We can do the workshop in lots of weather conditions but if it's due to rain we will postpone. I will confirm two days before.
What are the times?
We aim to finish around sunset time (around 8/8.30pm) if it's a sunny day but if it's cloudy it will be a bit earlier. Again, I need to check the weather a couple of days before to confirm. The workshop will last approximately 4 hours. If you need a break there’s a dog friendly café/bar on the beach, plus toilets.
Do I need to bring a dog?
No. I can provide models but you must let me know if you are not bringing a dog. All dogs that attend must get along with other dogs. We can't have any squabbles...
I don't have a car
Often I can pick people up from Preston Park train station in Brighton, but I am limited for space in this respect. Please let me know if you need a lift.
Do I need any photography skills?
Not really, but it would be handy if you know how to adjust aperture, shutter and ISO on your camera. If you don't know what these mean I can explain but there is, of course, less time for this on a group workshop. If you are a complete beginner you might want to consider a 1-1, but don't let this put you off, I have had complete beginners attend these workshops and get a lot out of them.
"A friend and I had a lesson yesterday with Rhian and had a great day, lots to think about, lots of fab tips that we really would never have thought of and the dogs had a blast on the beach too, win-win situation! Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge so freely!"
"Had a fantastic time and I learned so much from Rhian and her teaching was not only informative but fun too. Highly recommend these courses for anyone who wants to take the best photos of their fur babes."
Need some more inspiration? All these images were taken by me at Lancing beach. As you can see, it's a wonderful, and quiet, beach, with lots of space to run around.