WORKSHOP IN THE NETHERLANDS 2023
This fall I will be coming to Amsterdam to perform a cool and special workshop!
My name is Meir Gur.
I'm a dog photographer from Israel, and I am 36 years old.
You will probably never believe it but if I saw a dog on the street 8 years ago, I would first cross to the other side of the road, and then climb the tallest tree I can find.
My ex-gf begged me to adopt a dog, and after a lot of convincing efforts, we adopted Kesem, my GSD. I fell in love with her so much that after only two months we've added a new member to the pack, a Belgian Malinois puppy - Arrow.
On one of our walks with the dogs, my ex's dad let me try out a camera he had lying around in the warehouse, a Canon 60D, and here I am today with you.
Since 2016 I have been photographing dogs full-time in Israel and since 2019 also in several destinations in Europe
I have been performing dog photography workshops in Israel, and since 2021 I am also teaching the photography for beginners course in one of the most famous photography schools in Israel, focusing on the basic principals of photography.
Basically, since the first time I've started photoshooting, I'm considering myself as "unemployed", because every day I get up to do what I love most - and this just doesn't feel like working at all.
ABOUT MY WORKSHOP
Theory part - teaching the basic principles for photography in general, and introducing specific techniques for dogs photography.
You will learn
A better understanding of the exposure triangle.
Correct communication with the dog and the owner during the session.
How to maximize the potential of the frame according to the specific location and lighting conditions.
Types of compositions, and how to make the image eye-catching.
Tips, tricks, and important highlights that will make your photos look professional
Editing in Lightroom
Lighting balance and image sharpening
Masks and selective tools
Corrections and deletions of elements in Photoshop Correct use of artificial lighting
During the workshop we will go on two photo walks, one in an urban location and the other in a nature location.
You will get tools on how to choose the most fitting lens for the location you choose , how to address the background, how to choose the correct angle, and in addition, we will learn about the blurry background - how to create it and when to use it.
You will also get experience in how to make the dog look at its best even before the click and in front of your camera lens.
And most importantly, I guarantee that you will have an amazing experience that you will never forget!
WHAT YOU NEED
- Dslr or mirrorless camera
- Lenses from 11mm up to 200mm (Lenses with a low aperture are preferred, contact me if you want specific recommendations)
- Laptop with Lightroom and photoshop
- Basic knowledge of manual operation of your camera (ISO, aperture, shutter speed)
The number of participants will range between 8 to 11 participants. A minimum of 8 participants is required for the workshop to be performed.
The workshop is aimed for both beginners and advanced users who want to expand their portfolio.
The practical exercise will be divided into 2 groups to give space to each of the participants to take out their best photos.
The workshop will be held in English
The workshop is hosted by the lovely Danielle Luksen and will be held in Amsterdam
The price is 350 euros. Meals, transport, hotel(if needed) are not included.
You are invited to register in a private message on Facebook, Instagram or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your place will be reserved after receiving an advance payment of 100 euros, the rest 250 euros will be payed until the 1.8.2023.
In case of cancellation by me, you will have all the payment back.
Payment can be made via Paypal, If the workshop cannot take place (new epidemic, world war, other type of apocalypse, etc.) it will be postponed!