2013 changes to workshops

2013 will see some changes to my Cowbelly pet photography workshops taught in Seattle.

They will go from 3.5 days down to 2 days.

There will be 2 back-to-back workshops, both in July, one for beginners and one for intermediate/advanced photographers.

The beginner workshop will be taught over a weekend- Saturday and Sunday, and will come first, and the intermediate/advanced workshop will be taught on two weekdays, a little over a week after the beginner workshop. (Exact dates TBD, but they will both be in July 2013).

Both workshops will focus on photography, workflow and digital editing: one whole day of photography (including photo shoot prep and gear + accessories needs), and one whole day on workflow and editing in both Lightroom and Photoshop.

This will enable me to dive deep into these subjects, and truly teach the things that can’t easily be learned from a book, if at all.

This change was spurred by my new book: Beautiful Beasties: A Creative Guide to Modern Pet Photography, which is a comprehensive guide on professional pet photography, which will fill in the blanks on the business and other information.  This will free me up to teach about the things that can be very hard to explain in words without showing/demonstrating/DOING: photography and processing. This will also save money for the attendees since the registration fee will go down (TBD), and enable photographers around the world who aren’t able to attend workshops to still learn from me through the Beautiful Beasties book.

SO, this will be the last year to take an intensive 3.5 day workshop from me before I go down to 2 days.

I still have a few spaces left in the September workshop in Seattle, taking place September 6th-9th, 2012. If you are interested in registering please see the information on my workshops website, linked below.


Will the September workshop content be redundant with the book content? No. There is a lot of content in the workshop that isn’t covered in the book, so I promise you will get your money’s worth. (Inversely there is also a lot of content that’s in the book that isn’t in the workshop, so it’s a worthy read even if you attend, or have attended, a Cowbelly or Passport workshop).

If you have any questions for me about these changes, feel free to send me an email to workshops@cowbelly.com!

More information to come in 2013. 🙂