Our Barkelona workshop included a combination of classroom and on location photo sessions. In the morning both Nicole and Sam led classroom talks. Day 2 of Barkelona had 2 photo sessions. We did one inside the villa we were staying in and then in the evening we photographed several dogs outside and around the villa. I don't have the right words to describe how beautiful is was. There I met Forca, a chocolate lab. She is a trained therapy dog and she made me miss my man Moose. However unlike Moose, she posed perfectly for her portraits... but I'm getting ahead of myself. More on her in a bit! For the indoor photo session, my group started with Taila, a golden retriever / cocker spaniel mix. She was a little unsure of all of the attention she was getting but she posed beautifully. Even when we put her in the chair and in front of a chess set! She must've thought we were crazy. And we are: crazy dog photographer people. All of us!!
This 2nd photo is the amazing Kaylee Greer of Dog Breath Photography and a little behind the scenes of her setting up the shot of Taila. Ingrid is Taila's dog trainer giving her some instructions too.
Our next model was a dog that caught my attention when she arrived. Her name is Pepa and she's an English Bulldog. In all my years of dog walking, I've never met a bulldog until April 16, 2016 and I had to go all the way to Spain to do it! Pepa was a great model and even tolerated more of our crazy dog photographer antics... see below!
We then moved outside and photographed a jack russell terrier. I hate to say this but there were two JRTs and I'm not sure if this is Elsa or Teo.
We took a short break after photographing all these cuties and then we had more classroom work. After an early dinner, 4 dogs came to our villa to be photographed during our student led shoot. That's where I met Forca. Stayed tuned for the next blog post....