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Pets and People Photography

with Vicki Taufer

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  •   01 The V Gallery Evolution

    15:52
  •   02 Selling the Experience

    09:33

Class duration: 13h 33m

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About The Class

Discover a whole new market for your photography business: Pets! Vicki Taufer will teach you how to bring in new work by including pets into your child, family, and portrait work. This course will show you how to work with your clients and their furry (or feathery or scaly) friends to make fabulous pictures. Vicki will demonstrate how to bring in new clients with her Dog Days of Summer program, a charity event she runs to help local animal shelters. You'll learn how she created a new market for pet photography in her town, and how YOU can do the same in yours.

Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    The V Gallery Evolution

    15:52
  2. 02

    Selling the Experience

    09:33
  3. 03

    Why Pets?

    19:08
  4. 04

    You and Your Clients

    16:32
  5. 05

    Pet Photography Intro Q&A

    10:26
  6. 06

    Creating a Market: Dog Days of Summer

    36:30
  7. 07

    Educating Clients about Dog Days

    29:03
  8. 08

    Dog Days Q&A

    11:50
  9. 09

    Props and Backgrounds for Pet Photography

    31:05
  10. 10

    Prepping Q&A

    25:52
  11. 11

    Studio Shoot: Two Dogs with Studio Lights

    30:03
  12. 12

    Studio Shoot: One Dog with Studio Lights

    11:48
  13. 13

    Studio Shoot: One Dog with Natural Light

    19:12
  14. 14

    Studio Shoot: Two Dogs with Chair

    14:39
  15. 15

    Review of Yesterday's Images

    08:13
  16. 16

    Relationship Marketing

    21:31
  17. 17

    Events & Limited Editions

    56:17
  18. 18

    Sales Session with ProSelect

    32:44
  19. 19

    Pricing Structure

    22:54
  20. 20

    On-Location Shoot: Puppies on a Chair

    14:11
  21. 21

    On-Location Shoot: Mother and Children

    07:59
  22. 22

    On-Location Shoot: Children with Puppies

    28:45
  23. 23

    On-Location Shoot: Owner with Puppies

    09:46
  24. 24

    On-Location Shoot: Adult Dogs

    20:35
  25. 25

    On-Location Shoot: Family Portrait

    28:45
  26. 26

    Introduction to V Gallery Postproduction

    21:35
  27. 27

    Creating and Using Actions

    14:22
  28. 28

    Basic Retouching

    18:24
  29. 29

    Making and Using Templates

    12:44
  30. 30

    Making and Using Overlays

    13:43
  31. 31

    V Gallery Workflow

    15:52
  32. 32

    General and Postprocessing Q&A

    43:37
  33. 33

    In the Doghouse: Work, Life, and Marriage

    06:25
  34. 34

    12:45 pm - Dog Days Shoot: Bichon-Poodle Mix, "Zeus"

    16:29
  35. 35

    1:00 pm - Dog Days Shoot: Cat, "Terry"

    10:58
  36. 36

    Dog Days Shoot: Lab-Great Pyrenees Mix, "Jackson"

    11:26
  37. 37

    Dog Days Shoot: Boxer-American Pit Bull Mix, "Muko"

    14:47
  38. 38

    Dog Days Shoot: Part-Maltese Mix, "Teddy"

    14:32
  39. 39

    Dog Days Shoot: Blue and Gold Macaw, "Tiko"

    16:25
  40. 40

    Dog Days Shoot: Gila Monster, "Clive"

    16:53
  41. 41

    Dog Days Shoot Q&A

    11:05
  42. 42

    Giving Your Passion a Purpose

    20:52

Meet Your Expert

Vicki Taufer

Vicki has been an artist her whole life and a professional photographer for 12 of those years.Her business, V Gallery, focuses on offering a boutique experience to her children, family, and pet portrait clients. ... read more

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66% of students recommend this class.
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  • Creativelive Student

    August 2012

    This was a great topic. I tuned in thinking I wouldn't be interested, and then, wow, it was fabulous. So fabulous I'm holding an event in two weeks time to launch my own pet photography and raise food for local homeless animals. Thanks so much CL team!

  • Carolyn Himes

    Carolyn Himes

    July 2012

    Vicki Taufer is Brilliant as a person and artist. What an honor to experience her for the last 3 days. Thank you to Jed for your expertise and reminder that technology can help us all have time to play more and enjoy life more! Thank you creativeLIVE team....top notch!

  • Dagmar Batyahav

    Dagmar Batyahav

    June 2018

    I am glad she has a successful business . But this course was not supposed (or was it ?! ) to show off but to educate and inspire us who might want to start a business with pet photography. I am neither impressed by the photos she takes nor by her skills helping us to understand pet photography better. Part of the problem might actually be that her connection to the pets is lacking quiet a bit and that they more or less only move around on sofas and such....

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