Pet Workshop with Dee Hunter, November 25, 2008


Lots of fun with tonight's workshop.

We ended up having quite a large turn out for tonight's "Doggy Workshop", both photographers and dogs.

Every once in a while we have one of these where everyone becomes an active player. One big mass of photographers just doing their thing.  The not so experienced led by the experienced.

 This is the first time we have done something like this and I think everyone who attended had a lot of fun.

Volunteers brought in many different sizes and breeds of dogs.

A short presentation was given by Dee Hunter. She gave us insight into the challenges of taking photographs of pets.

After the presentation it was our turn to photograph the photogenic animals.

There were three setups. One set used hot lights mainly for those that didn't have any way of syncing the strobes, the other two were strobe studio sets. Lyle Trusty, Bob Lyons and Dee Hunter were manning the makeshift studios and helping individual photographers if needed. The three setups gave us ample time to photograph the different dogs. I was really surprised how well behaved the dogs were.  Some of the animals were into modeling, but others needed a little encouragement by their owners. Treats were a big hit.

We would like to thank Dee, all the dog owners and also those who brought in the light set ups.

The dogs loved the attention and the dog owners went home with some great shots of their pets.

We all truly enjoyed the evening.



As a “Thank You” to our members and guests who brought in their photogenic dogs, please send a few of your favorite photos to Sue Craft at  and she will make sure the digital images get to the right pet owners. An 8x10, or 5x7 photo at 300 dpi would be really nice:-) Please forward by Dec 3rd.




Article by Anita  Kratofil
Pictures by Arley Clark unless otherwise noted

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