Hair of the Dog Retreat

Nicole Begley

Hair of the Dog Retreat
Hair of the Dog Retreat
Nicole Begley
Hosted By: Nicole Begley
Location: Florida, Pittsburgh, or other locations in the United States
About: Limited to 6 attendees, the Hair of the Dog Retreat is a 3.5 day pet photography retreat that includes all food and lodging expenses in the registration. The group stays together in a private home and discusses in depth marketing, pricing, sales, workflow, automation, as well as photography and post-processing. There are multiple opportunities to shoot but you will NEVER have to elbow your way to the front of a pack as there is lots of 1:1 instruction!
  • 5/5 Average Attendee Rating

  • Rated 9 stars9 ATTENDEE REVIEWS

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HOW MUCH DID IT IMPROVE YOUR:
  • Improved Confidence
    Editor: 50%
    User: 100%
  • Improved Technique
    Editor: 50%
    User: 98%
  • Improved Profitability
    Editor: 50%
    User: 99%
  • Improved Workflow
    Editor: 50%
    User: 98%

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  1. Eva says:
    • 5/5 Rating

    • Rated 5 stars
    • Improved Confidence
      100%
    • Improved Technique
      90%
    • Improved Profitability
      100%
    • Improved Workflow
      90%

    Eva

    Nicole is wonderful! I have attended workshops and had private mentoring with her and I found both experiences to be extremely helpful, improved profitability dramatically, and helped take my business to the next level professionally. I would recommend Nicole to anyone just starting out or feeling lost several years in and looking for a reboot. She gives you the tools, experience, and motivation to succeed.

    Y(0)N
  2. Megan says:
    • 5/5 Rating

    • Rated 5 stars
    • Improved Confidence
      100%
    • Improved Technique
      100%
    • Improved Profitability
      100%
    • Improved Workflow
      100%

    Megan

    I attended Nicole’s Hair of the Dog retreat in Florida during April 2015. It was fantastic! Nicole is a complete open book and a fantastic resource for both the technical shooting skills and the business skills needed to run a successful, profitable photography business. There were 5 participants plus Nicole and we all stayed at a private house – this size group was great for building relationships and receiving individualized attention. The retreat was very well organized – from the lecture material to the shooting excursions with models, and the material covered everything from setting up a legal business, tips for shooting, editing, workflow organization, client communications, finances, pricing, marketing, conducting sales sessions, on and on… Nicole provided us with a hard copy book of all the course material and a USB with helpful tools and examples. If that weren’t enough, Nicole has continued to provide support after the workshop via a private facebook page. Overall, an awesome workshop – highly recommended! One last note: we ate sooooooo well during the retreat!!

    Y(1)N
  3. paola says:
    • 5/5 Rating

    • Rated 5 stars
    • Improved Confidence
      100%
    • Improved Technique
      100%
    • Improved Profitability
      100%
    • Improved Workflow
      100%

    paola

    I attended Nicole’s first Hair of the Dog retreat in South Florida. Even though it is only a few days long everything was very well planned. Even better is the workbook that we get to make notes in and take home. I totally recommend the workshop even if you are just starting your pet photography business. It touches on all the who, how, when, where, and why’s of your business.

    Y(0)N
  4. Michelle says:
    • 5/5 Rating

    • Rated 5 stars
    • Improved Confidence
      100%
    • Improved Technique
      100%
    • Improved Profitability
      100%
    • Improved Workflow
      100%

    Michelle

    Worth every cent!

    I attended a workshop last year that kind of turned me off of ever wanting to go to another one. I felt like i didn’t really learn anything and the group size was so big it was like a shooting free for all – definitely not worth the money. However, I came across the information for Nicole’s workshop and being a huge fan of her work and noticing that the number of attendees was small, I thought I’d give it a shot.

    My experience attending the Hair of the Dog Retreat was fantastic!

    Having Nicole as a mentor was truly a rewarding experience. She’s a phenomenal teacher and she covered an extensive amount of material, but it wasn’t daunting or boring. Nicole made it easy to understand, gave us tools to help us achieve success, and made it a lot of fun (even the accounting part, lol!) . I’m pretty sure I laughed the entire time I was there.

    I walked away with a copious amount of knowledge (Seriously! you should see all of my notes!), newly found confidence, and a score of great memories.

    Would i recommend this to others?

    Heck, yes! In a heartbeat! It doesn’t matter where you are in your photography pursuit, whether you’re already in business or a hobbyist thinking about taking the leap into doing photography as a profession; this workshop will benefit all.

    Y(0)N
  5. Helen says:
    • 5/5 Rating

    • Rated 5 stars
    • Improved Confidence
      100%
    • Improved Technique
      100%
    • Improved Profitability
      100%
    • Improved Workflow
      100%

    Helen

    One of the best workshops I’ve ever attended! Full packed with information, resources and tools, and a great balance between class time and shooting time. Nicole is not only an awesome teacher with lots of experience, but generous and fun too. Loved the format of staying in a private home. Would highly recommend this workshop to anyone who wants to learn how to run or improve their existing pet photography business.

    Y(0)N
  6. Dawn says:
    • 5/5 Rating

    • Rated 5 stars
    • Improved Confidence
      98%
    • Improved Technique
      99%
    • Improved Profitability
      89%
    • Improved Workflow
      91%

    Dawn

    I learned so much from Nicole in 3 days – loved shooting in and around Pittsburgh. Her HOD workshop manual is within fingers reach at all times when I need to refer back to something or I need a refresher on..highly recommend!

    Y(0)N
  7. Jacqui says:
    • 5/5 Rating

    • Rated 5 stars
    • Improved Confidence
      100%
    • Improved Technique
      100%
    • Improved Profitability
      100%
    • Improved Workflow
      100%

    Jacqui

    Dense with information, advice and materials, this workshop was intense and fun. Nicole is an amazing talent. She’s got the chops in photography, business, and animal behaviour and she sets it all out for you.

    Y(0)N
  8. Kelley says:
    • 5/5 Rating

    • Rated 5 stars
    • Improved Confidence
      100%
    • Improved Technique
      100%
    • Improved Profitability
      100%
    • Improved Workflow
      99%

    Kelley

    The Hair of the Dog retreat was amazing. I learned so much about what my next steps are as a photographer. Nicole covered all aspects of a profitable business and I left with all the tools I need to continue. The group was small which made it more personalized. My ability to read light and know my settings improved tremendously.

    Y(0)N
  9. Cahlean says:
    • 5/5 Rating

    • Rated 5 stars
    • Improved Confidence
      100%
    • Improved Technique
      90%
    • Improved Profitability
      100%
    • Improved Workflow
      100%

    Cahlean

    Very hands on and tons of things presented and learned. Nicole is an excellent teacher with tons of experience and skills.

    Y(0)N
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