Instructor: Jesse Freidin
July 31 - August 4
1 - 4pm
5 sessions

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In this class students will learn to balance an intimate approach to natural light portraiture, basic camera techniques, and of course dog wrangling skills. We’ll spend half of our time in the classroom learning techniques and workshopping images, and the rest of the time in the field shooting and having fun in and around gorgeous Truro with various dog models. Students will work together and apart, getting lots of hands-on experience and becoming comfortable photographing dogs in all situations. A short final project will wrap up the week. Students will be welcomed to bring their dog to class after the first day, if desired.

This class is for advanced beginners/hobbyists to professionals. Experience with dogs is certainly not necessary, but a love of dogs is! Please be familiar with accessing all settings on your camera (ISO, Shutter Speed, etc), as well as basic use of Photoshop or a digital editing program of your choice.

Jesse Freidin is one of America's leading fine art dog photographers with work in more than 100 private collections throughout the United States. His portraiture has been exhibited in galleries across the country, and studies the deeply healing power of the human/animal bond - telling a contemporary story of companionship and love that truly honors the role dogs play in our modern lives.  Jesse was awarded 'Best Dog Photographer in the San Francisco Bay Area' and 'Best Dog Photographer in Los Angeles' for fine art pet portraiture in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015. He is also the creator of three viral dog photography series: The Doggie Gaga Project (2010), When Dogs Heal (published by Skyhorse Press in 2018) and Finding Shelter. His work has been featured in Vogue, Cosmopolitan, The Huffington Post, Yahoo!, MTV, Live! with Regis and Kelly, Inside Edition, The Bark Magazine, Dogster, Garden and Gun Magazine, The New York Post, Four and Sons Magazine and many more.