Dog photography Group workhop

Belgium (Wijgmaal)
1-3 november 2024

Veronika Shandor

Join our exclusive three-day program that’s designed to help you take your dog photography skills to the next level. With an intensive series of workshops and expert guidance, you’ll learn how to capture the perfect shots that showcase the beauty and unique personality of each dog.



3 hour theory class

Friday 1. november 2024 

17:00 – 21:00 (possibly online)

  • We will begin with the theory where we will explain the basic camera settings and when to use them for different occasions. 
  • We will also discuss how to prepare for a photoshoot and handle dog models efficiently. 
  • Additionally, we will explore how to choose an interesting environment and use it to create unique photos. 
  • I will also demonstrate how to manipulate lighting conditions effectively.


Morning photo session


Afternoon photo sessions

Image review

Post productions


Saturday 2. november 2024

7:30 – 11:00
morning photoshoot session


  • During the photoshoot, we will have several trained dog models in different sizes and colors. We will capture both static dog portraits and dogs in motion, along with their owners.

11:00 – 12:00

12:00 – 17:00
afternoon photo session

17:00 – 21:00
post procession

  • We will take a look at the basic features of Adobe Lightroom Classic – how to upload and select the best photos.
  • I’ll show you my entire process of editing photos in Adobe Photoshop.
  • We will talk about how to make work more efficient thanks to the use of keyboard shortcuts.
  • We will go through the photo editing step by step, from removing unwanted objects from the photo, changing and correcting the colors, highlighting the eyes, to creating the desired atmosphere with the help of various masks, filters and vignetting.
  • We will show how to export photos to the web, social media and for print.
  • Then we will talk about some best tips about Instagram, Facebook and self-presentation.


Morning photo session


Image review

Post production


Sunday 3. november 2024

7:30 – 11:00
morning photoshoot session

11:00 – 12:00

12:00 – 18:00
post procession

For Whom?

Level of experience

The group workshop is held for a small group of people who share the same passion, namely photographing animals. This workshop is for people who already have basic photography skills and feel comfortable with most of the camera settings.

This workshop is perfect for anyone interested in photography. Whether you’re just starting and want to take your skills to the next level, or you’re an experienced photographer looking for new ways to improve your craft and gain new insights to enrich your personal style.

Ellen Van Loon fotografie

Meet the Teacher

Veronika Shandor

Veronika is a professional animal photographer since 2017. Since then, she has organized several photography workshops, individual courses and has had hundreds of furry friends in front of her lens. She has won several international awards and was named “Pet Photographer of the Year 2021”. Her work has been published by The Telegraph, Daily Mail, and New York Post. She is also a happy owner of two Border Collies, Nabu and Jada.


Meet the host

Ellen Van Loon

Ellen is a pet photographer and psychologist from Belgium (Wijgmaal). She started her photography business in 2017 and has followed several animal handling courses over the years. Golden doodle Peanut joined the gang in 2022 and is being trained to become a therapy dog.



Vat Included

Not included: Cancellation, Travel insurances, Flights and transportation, Accommodation, Breakfast and diners, Photo equipment

€ 799 Early Bird Price !

Book your ticket before April 30 and pay € 799 (vat included)


  • DSLR or mirrorless camera combined with your favourite (prime or zoom) lenses, preferably 85mm, 105mm, 135mm, 70-200mm 2.8,
  • Laptop with Lightroom Classic and Photoshop 2024 installed
  • Warm and waterproof gear as well as suitable shoes
  • Good spirit 🙂

Over two and half fun-filled days, we’ll cover everything from theory and practical photography sessions to editing your photos and promoting them on social media. I’ll be there to guide and support you every step of the way, and I encourage you to ask as many questions as possible. After all, the more you ask, the more you’ll learn!

  • You need to own a camera, whether a DSLR or a modern mirrorless :).
  • For the practical part of the workshop you should come with a fully charged camera battery and preferably with several memory cards.
  • Necessity to own a laptop and have the latest version of Adobe Lightroom Classic and Adobe Photoshop installed (or at least a trial version).
  • Be prepared for some hiking as some of the photoshoots will be at the Ardennes.
  • Starting hours of the day are at the photoshoot locations. Take your travel time into account !

In addition to a plenty of new knowledge and experiences, you will gain:

  • access to a closed Facebook group intended and available only for workshop participants
  • for 3 months after completing the workshop you will have the opportunity to use a disposable 30 minutes long online consultation
  • notes from both days of the workshop
  • certificate of completion of the workshop

Ideally the sooner the better, because eventually we will run out of free slots. Group workshops have a set minimum and maximum number of participants.

A booking fee (40% of the total amount) is paid as part of the confirmation of participation. The rest of the amount is paid 30 days before the workshop.

No. We will have professional dog models arranged for the group workshop.

The group course will take place in any weather. The conditions and schedule can be adjusted according to the weather. Please make sure to bring warm and weatherproof clothing and protection for your camera equipment.

It’s necessary that you know at least the basic things about your camera and how to change the basic settings. Amateur and professional are allowed because during the shooting I will follow you individually and differently. The theory will start from basics reaching also advanced topics. 

Cancellation conditions/amount of repayment in case of cancellation:

6 weeks before the appointment: 90%

4 weeks before the appointment 50%

2 weeks before the appointment: 25%

less than 2 weeks, no repayment can be made. The participant is free to provide a replacement participant.

The statutory right of withdrawal applies with a notice period of 14 days.

The organizer reserves the right to cancel the workshop up to 7 days before the date for justifiable reasons. In case of a

cancellation, the participants will be informed immediately and fees already paid will be reimbursed. There are no further claims

by the participants, especially claims for damages.

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Do you want to join this adventure ?

Come join us for an unforgettable experience and let’s capture some amazing memories together. Plus, you’ll get to meet and connect with other dog photography enthusiasts just like you!