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Pet Portraiture Workshop

Presented by Badlands Ranch with The Ways of the Dog

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About the Event

World renowned pet photographer Jen Hillenga will be teaching how she works with dogs to create beautiful, timeless portraits of pets and their people.

We will be discussing how dogs interact with the world and the best techniques to read dog body language, get their attention, and keep it.

Placing your pup in the best light–indoor and outdoor–to get the best exposed images and highlight the dog’s features.

Learn how to pose people and pups in a way that is more that just smiling at the camera, but rather celebrates the bond humans have with their pets.

This offering is in support of the exhibition Best in Show: Pets in Contemporary Photography (https://www.fotografiska.com/nyc/exhibitions/best-in-show/)

Among the works on view are examples by William Wegman, famed for his portraits of his Weimaraners; Walter Chandoha, the world’s first professional cat photographer; and Sophie Gamand, known for her touching, sensitive photographs of dogs taking baths.
With this exhibition we want to celebrate and acknowledge our constant companions, their presence in Western art and popular culture, and our multifaceted relationship with them. We place these animals on a pedestal, and consider them from all perspectives: as life partners, status symbols, friends and family members, and as works of art.

Tickets includes museum admission to explore all of our exhibitions on view (https://www.fotografiska.com/nyc/exhibitions/).