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Thurman family

Here are Brooke and Kylie and their two adorable dogs, Wrigley and Fenway.

This was my first trial with my new Totally Rad Lightroom Presets. I have been looking for something like this for a while. These presets are like a basic toolbox. They create easy shortcuts for all the usual things you do, BW conversions, contrast, and vignette (5 different kinds!) They also have handy preset dodge, burn, and skin-softening brushes. I don't usually do a lot of fancy effects in lightroom, although Totally Rad comes with those too. (On the swing photo I did use one called "Electric Skies" to pop the blue and it worked great for that photo).

I assigned some of my favorites to my DQ Quikeys. Quikeys are an extra little keyboard with buttons for lightroom and PS use. They are EXTREMELY time saving!

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August 10 KuperSkool Dog Photography Workshop

I am very excited to announce the KuperSkool one day workshop for dog photographers with guest speaker Lena Hyde!

We will cover both the business and shooting side of professional dog photography. This may be the most fun workshop I've ever taught.

Where? Downtown San Francisco, close to hotels and right next to the ballpark, with panoramic views of the bay.

When? August 10th, 9am to 9pm. (breakfast, lunch and dinner are included in the price)

What will happen? I will show you a live shoot and then walk through my editing and post production.

Who? Anyone who wants to photograph dogs professionally. Registration is limited to 15 people.

How much? $800 includes 3 yummy meals.

What else? Q&A during meal times. Anything you want to know!

I will cover all aspects of shooting such as:
• Setting up both portraits and action shots (biscuits anyone?)
• Working with different dog personalities (and owner personalities)
• Lighting, especially in tough situations (black dog with fur over its eyes? No problem!)
• Composition, creativity, and finding your own vision (be a leader, don't follow the pack)

I will also cover aspects of running a business including:
• Getting clients in and keeping happy clients
• Albums, canvases and other products
• Time management (overworked anyone?)

My special guest Lena Hyde of Design Aglow will also discuss sales, presentation, and how to make products that your clients will love. Lena runs an incredibly successful niche portrait studio in West Palm Beach, Florida where she lives with her husband, two kids and Boston Terrior, Sailor.

A $400 deposit is due to reserve your spot and the remaining $400 is due by 7/10. Registration is non refundable. You may transfer your registration to a friend if you are unable to attend.

My Funky Camera

More details and directions will be sent after you register.

Click the button to register!

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Hörzu Wissen magazine

Here's another nice bit of press. Hörzu Wissen, a German Magazine, has run several of my dog photos in their April/May issue. What does "Hörzu Wissen" mean? I have no idea.

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Paulina and Mike at the El Dorado in Cabo

Paulina was born in Mexico, and the wedding happened at a resort not far from where her mom currently lives. The El Dorado is a gorgeous venue, but I am told they don't really do weddings (have only done three) so I'm not sure if I should include their link... although I really LOVED the El Dorado! It is one of the most beautiful places in Cabo.

This wedding had beautiful light all day long, everywhere I looked. And beautiful people, and a beautiful beach. I love small weddings like this (about 60 people), where everything is classy and elegant but not over the top. But mostly I love the people.

Event Design DazzleEm
Venue El Dorado Golf and Beach Club
Flowers Cabo Flowers
Cake Sweet Dreams
Makeup Julio from Senza
Dress Monique Lhuillier
Shoes Jimmy Choo

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Video of me in action!

Here I am in action photographing Doug, Carolina, Desmond, Valentina, and their dog Bazooka. They are a beautiful family, and lots of fun. I love how Desmond kisses everyone.

This movie was created by the one and only Vlad Chaloupka. He is a genius, and I highly recommend him for your wedding. His gift is that he stays out of the way, and tells a great story with no gimmicks, just great editing and sound.
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