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Educational content

Studio

  • In depth overview of studio lighting techniques and setups
  • Once you have mastered one light how to easily add in additional lights
  • Working with dogs in the studio
  • How to capture action with studio lighting
  • Live demonstrations
  • 2 studio shoots for you to get hands on experience
  • All lighting equipment provide and available to use during your free time in the house

On Location

  • How to run a successful shoot and understanding what makes different dogs tick
  • Setting up your clients for a successful and profitable shoot
  • Choosing the best backgrounds for your shots
  • Posing people with their dogs to capture that special bond and to boost sales
  • Capture better action including fun water shots
  • Learn how to use Off Camera Flash on location
  • Capture portfolio worthy images in stunning locations
  • 4 location shoots in and around the forest and lochs of the Cairngorms National Park

Epic Glencoe Adventure

You can’t come to Scotland and not visit Glencoe, it’s the law!

Glencoe is a breathtakingly beautiful valley renowned for its majestic mountains, sweeping landscapes, and dramatic scenery. Steeped in history and folklore, Glencoe will captivate you with its rugged charm.  If you ask Ewan he will tell you there is no better place on earth to be than Glencoe.

Not only will we be spending the whole day exploring the majestic beauty of Glencoe we will have some very special shoots there!

Editing

  • Studio and location editing techniques and demonstrations
  • Workflow from culling to final edit export
  • Dedicated hours set aside to sit together and edit, receive guidance and feedback
  • Receive Lightroom presets and Photoshop actions to help speed up editing

Business

  • Mindset on day one to set you up for success
  • Understanding your costs of doing business (CODB) and it’s importance
  • Strategies to increase your average sales
  • Marketing to new and past clients

Website Audit

Audit provided by Claire at Wildflowers & Pixels

  • A website audit that delves into your website’s design, user experience, layout, and search engine optimisation (SEO).
  • For participants who don’t currently have a website, you will receive a social media and brand review.
  • Zoom call after the retreat to ask follow-up questions, seek clarifications, or discuss specific areas of improvement identified in the audit.

Claire is the founder of Wildflowers & Pixels, a brand and website design business that she started in 2015. Since then, she has worked with over 500 small businesses from around the world, many of them pet businesses. Claire is passionate about helping small businesses grow and succeed, and she believes that a well-designed website is essential for any business that wants to be successful online.

Ewan and Kristen will be on hand outside of classes and shoots for you to chat with and ask questions, please don’t be shy.

Schedule is to subject to change.