Unleashed Workshop – Virginia Beach, VA Pet Photographer

I am finally get a minute to post some of the images from the workshop I attended last month called “Unleashed“. The workshop was presented by three of my online buddies Bev Hollis, Barbara Breitsameter and Teresa Berg. The workshop was held at a beautiful resort in Leesburg, VA where we were spoiled with wonderful food and nice cozy accommodations. The event lasted three days, each day we took turns rotating with each instructor, shooting different types of set ups. My absolute favorite spot was Bev’s  Tranquility Farm. Picture  a beautiful old farm, wedged between several vineyards, with rolling fields, a historic home and barn and a creek…pure photography heaven. We had time to shoot both out in the field and in her barn studio. All of the dog models were amazing and even though it went by way to quick, I had an amazing time and met some really wonderful people.

As artists, I can’t express how it important it is to get away every once in awhile and recharge your creative batteries and surround yourself with like-minded people. I try and attend a workshop every year or so for just that reason. Even if you think you know everything there is to know, the experience of immersing yourself in something you love for an uninterrupted period of time is so valuable. You have time without distractions, to really think about your work and learn from those around you. I found this workshop to be rewarding in so many different ways…and I feel a new sense of optimism about my work..thank you Bev, Barb, Teresa, Don and all of the other attendees…you inspire me.

 

   
Bev - October 6, 2010 - 9:00 am

Jill, You rocked these!! It was so great to finally meet you in person. Beautiful work!

Beth Andrews - October 6, 2010 - 9:08 am

Jill- great images. It was great meeting you and enjoying you as an inspiration along with the other wonderful photographers there!

Barb Peterson - October 6, 2010 - 9:34 am

These are amazing. Are those 3 the BEST! I love your work.

Paulina - October 6, 2010 - 9:36 am

As always, Jill, you’re photos are fabulous! One question – why is it that the goldens always have their tongues hanging out (frequently to the side), but none of the other dogs do?!?

admin - October 6, 2010 - 9:45 am

Paulina – because they are goofy and almost always over flowing with joy…the other dogs just take things too seriously…

Deb Cronheim - October 6, 2010 - 11:10 am

These are gorgeous, Jill. Wonderful to meet you. :)

Teresa - October 6, 2010 - 11:12 am

WOW! Really great images, Jill… but then I expected that!
It was such a treat to finally meet you and spend time shooting with you. Thanks for sharing these!

Karen - October 6, 2010 - 11:37 am

Hey Jill – absolutely awesome! They are beautiful!

Jeanne Harris - October 6, 2010 - 12:12 pm

Oh my gosh, Jill, your images are incredible. I love every one of them, but have to say my MOST favorites are those gorgeous Aussies. Beautiful, inspiring work.

wanda Behrens Horrell, LCSW, NCPsyA - October 6, 2010 - 1:12 pm

Beautiful work!!

Heather - October 6, 2010 - 10:29 pm

Love these images, Jill, really nice! The girls and their pug are adorable! Great meeting you at Unleashed!

Katherine Thomas - October 7, 2010 - 8:46 am

I LOVE the aussies and the little guy in the orange chair, he was so stinking cute!

leesia - October 7, 2010 - 11:08 pm

beautiful! such adorable models. looks like you had an amazing time!

Barbara B - October 12, 2010 - 9:36 am

Your work is amazing!!!! It was such a pleasure to finally meet you in person and have you in our class.

scruffy dog photography - October 25, 2010 - 9:57 pm

beautiful shots, jill. and i recognize that silo!

Sarah - December 19, 2010 - 1:37 am

These pics are adorable!! Very well done!

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