Jessica McGovern

Jessica McGovern is a Creative working at the highest level in business, marketing and photography through her multiple successful businesses surrounded by an epic hand-picked team. As a CIM Level 6 qualified multi-channel strategic marketer, established graphic designer and multi-award-winning photographer across a number of different genres, Jess is skilled in a wide variety of mediums.

She has achieved two Fellowships to date, had over 190 image recognitions in international competition, and launched and developed the renowned online photography tuition platform “That Tog Spot”, as well as having work published in a number of different online and offline publications, Jess is also a petrent to the dogs Pippi, Alfie, Bryt and Finn, along with her horse, Tuna.

A non-stop whirlwind of quick wit and a fierce desire for students to develop and grow, she’s helped over 500,000 photographers to improve (and counting).

You can find out more about Jess’ speaking, teaching & judging here: https://thattogspot.com, and her client facing photography website is www.jessicamcgovern.co.uk

SEEING THE RESULT: OUTDOOR PET PORTRAITURE SHOT SPOTTING

A Masterclass with Jessica McGovern

Friday 2nd February 2023 @ 09:30-12:30 –  £125

When booking this workshop you will also get a FREE Speaker Day Pass worth £25.00 so that you can enjoy the rest of your day at the event.

Join international multi-award-winning portrait photographer Jessica McGovern and her own professional dog models for a crash course on outdoor pet portraiture for beautiful results. Develop your ability to spot shot locations within a location and create an already-gorgeous image in-camera, to reduce “fixing” things in post-production wherever possible.

Using the natural light on the day (whatever the weather!) you’ll work to find locations within locations to create portraits of dogs that show creative-yet-correct composition and use dog behaviour staples to ensure the subjects look epic throughout.

This is a practical session so you will need to bring your camera and lens(es) with you, ideally a camera with a 70mm+ lens (70-200 2.8 preferred, but not essential) plus waterproofs for you and your kit just in case.

This workshop is perfect for photographers who:

  • Know how to use their equipment effectively
  • Struggle to “see” the best places to shoot outdoors
  • Want to be creating top-level work on every shoot with pets

RETOUCHING PETS: THE ESSENTIALS FOR STUNNING RESULTS

A Masterclass with Jessica McGovern

Friday 2nd February 2023 @ 13:30-16:30  –  £125

When booking this workshop you will also get a FREE Speaker Day Pass worth £25 so that you can enjoy the rest of your day at the event. 

This is a hands-on learning session so please bring a laptop!

 With your laptop at the ready and a few files to play with, either shot on the morning session or provided by Jess, you’ll work to move a frankly flat RAW file into something that sings. Working in Lightroom and then Photoshop, learn the essentials and some secrets for processing pet portraits into stunning pieces directly from international multi-award-winning portrait photographer Jessica McGovern.

From standard practice specifics through to awards-focussed notes that will assist in competition success, this 3-hour session is not one to miss, even if you’re brand new to working with animals in your photography work.