DogTalk Pet Photography Coaching Classes

Welcome!  I am now offering a great opportunity for aspiring and experienced dog photographers.  Instead of teaching a workshop group as a whole,  I will be coaching each student in a more interactive environment of only 3-4 students per coaching class.   I am so excited to going in this new direction. 

The DogTalk Pet Photography Coaching Classes will be offered in Chicago and nationwide.  Please check below for details of upcoming classes.   Arrangements can be made to have Coaching Classes at most locations in the United States, for a group of 4 students. 

Before each Pet Photography Coaching Class, I will personally discuss with you over the phone about your goals, skill levels and expectations.   This gives me the tools of how I can better educate you to take your dog photography and business to the next level.  

During the Coaching Classes we will be covering outdoor natural light photography, using light modifiers ( reflectors, scrims, using moonlights and off camera flash ), Big Sky portraits, action photography, in the home natural light photography, post processing, marketing,  products and sales for pet photography business.     

If you want to learn more about studio photography, we will be offering studio photography coaching on Sept 18 or Sept 25 at our Long Grove location for an an additional cost.   Studio pet photographer extraordinaire, Susan Gertz will be be joining me coaching our students all about creating artistic studio pet photography.  

Pet Photography Coaching Classes of  3-4 people

Long Grove, Illinois – September 19 & 20   cost $1295 includes lunches, snacks and beverages   8am - 7pm each day

Long Grove, Illinois -- September 26 & 27  cost $1295 includes lunches, snacks and beverages   8am - 7pm each day

San Diego or Dana Point, California – October 2015 TBA   cost $1495  includes lunches, snacks and beverages   8am - 7pm each day

San Francisco/Bay Area, California  - October 2015 TBA    cost $1495  includes lunches, snacks and beverages   8am - 7pm each day

Naples Florida February 20 & 21, 2016   cost $1295 includes lunches, snacks and beverages   8am - 7pm each day

Naples Florida March 7 & 8, 2016 – ADVANCED Coaching Class for Paw Print Divas & Unleashed Graduate Students.                                                                                           cost $1095 includes lunches, snacks and beverages   8am - 7pm each day

Any of my students from Unleashed and Paw Print Divas will receive a discount on their tuition for Long Grove and Florida locations.  Please contact me for the graduate pricing. 

An extra day of in-person private mentoring can be added to your coaching class.  Please contact me for pricing.  

In-Person Mentoring  
Long Grove Illinois -- April – October
Atlanta GA – January 13 & 14, 2016
Naples, Florida - February 2016


Poppyblue Photography is located outside of Chicago in scenic Long Grove.  Barbara’s home studio is the perfect location for sessions outdoors or in the comfort of her barn studio located on the property.  The mentoring seminars take place at Barbara's home studio and on-location sites. Close by there are forest preserves with open fields with tall prairie grasses and the historic, charming town of Long Grove.  All are great locations for photographing and portfolio building.