Animal Photography: Metamorphosis AI & Beyond

This one-week animal photography workshop, taught by Master Photographer and Master Artist Judy Reinford, will cover how to transform images into fine art.

This program is all about animal photography. It’s great for pet photographers, equine photographers, and people enjoying animals in their local zoo. This week-long class will show how to take images and turn them into beautiful works of art from vacation, zoo, nature, and client shots.

The workshop will cover creating paintings and composites in less than 1 hour with the use of AI technology both in Photoshop and programs such as Midjourney. As the content on AI evolves at a rapid pace, this program will change. Be ready for a wild ride!

Images will be supplied along with custom-designed brushes by Judy for some of the class exercises. 

Topics To Be Covered In This Animal Photography Class:

1. Whether you are using these for print competition (depending on the rules) or not, what do you do with them after that? We will discuss options for your art after the print competition season. Websites that host artists and how to manage the art market.

2. Think outside of the box when it comes to a bad image, don’t delete it. I will show you how to make it a shiny diamond.

3. You can change the direction of an animal’s head to be more impactful. (this technique is great for clients’ pets).

4. How to change the lighting from flat or high noon to studio-looking and directional.

5. Custom background creation techniques. Easy quick ones and longer more detailed ones. Composites with generated prompts to create amazing locations to use as backgrounds. Learning AI prompts, using AI with original photography to create amazing composites

6. Painting techniques will be covered to create one-of-a-kind art for clients at a fraction of the time they us to take. Save time and make more money. Stand out from all the rest.

7. First-time painters will get groundwork to be able to create a painting by the end of the week and experienced painters will be able to add new techniques in their toolbox.

8. Creating custom Photoshop brushes from your own images. 

About Judy Reinford

Judy graduated from Kutztown University with a BFA in Communication Design and Fine Art Photography. She started working in photography for Hess’s department store right after graduation. She photographed everything from china to jewelry to bed linens.

Judy’s interest in pet, equine, and zoo photography came about with her interest in the PPA print competition. This led to an interest in fundraising and donating to the zoo’s finished work for Gala silent auctions. She is on the board of The Lehigh Valley Zoo Gala Committee. The importance of animal conservation is a passion of hers.

Her studio specializes in pet and equine photography. On location or in the studio. Offering digital mixed media paintings and fairytale composites of both pets and people.

Horse photography has become a recent passion over the past three years. Judy started horseback riding again as an adult in the summer of 2020. Photographing these gentle giants alone or with their owners is a rewarding experience.

On the teaching side, her seminars have gained a lot of national attention. Traveling to PPA affiliates and Photography Guilds across the country. Even small events have had attendees fly in from far away. 

Photography Degrees: Master Photographer, Master Artist, CR., CPP, MAI In 1989

Learn more about Judy Reinford on her website, Judy Reinford Photography.

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REMINDER: There is a $100 discount for the PPSNYS Workshop if the retainer is received before April 30th.

Got a question? For more information, contact Alan or Elisa Knataitis. Phone: 315-589-8665 or 315-945-4867. Email: aknataitis@editor

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