Ann O’Neill Deal is an award-winning Master Photographer, Photographic Craftsman, Certified Professional Photographer, and a Master of Animal Imagery (Animal Image Makers). Ann is a six-time Medalist for PPA's International Print Competitions, Imaging Excellence Award recipient, and a 2022 Grand Imaging Award Finalist. Ann has been a professional dog photographer for 13 years and has more than 30 years’ experience in animal behavior, including a Bachelor's and Master’s degree in Anthropology with a specialization in Primatology (primate behavior). Ann is the owner of Green Paws Photography, an exclusive studio specializing in fine art dog portraits.
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Available for speaking programs and workshops
Working with dogs - behavior, body language, and best practices
Working with dogs in a studio environment
Studio dog photography - lighting, lens choice, and camera settings
Studio dog photography - Posing, props, and great expressions
Workshops and Mentoring
If you are interested in being notified about upcoming virtual workshops or would like more information about mentoring, please reach out using the below form. Workshops take place via Zoom. Limited to 10 participants.
"I was confident this would be a fun workshop. What I was not counting on was walking away from it with twenty-six pages of notes chock full of such actionable information. This whole day has been so inspiring, beginning to end. The instructor is so generous in sharing her insights and tools, too. I can't wait to implement what I have learned in my own home studio and look greatly forward to participating in whatever workshops Ann gives in the future." - Marie
“I took Ann’s workshop on photographing dogs. And I’m so glad I did! It was a very comprehensive workshop covering breeds of dogs, dog behavior, how to handle dogs in the studio, lighting, composition and much more! Ann’s images of dogs are outstanding! Ann presented her workshop in an online Zoom class and covered so much material. Participants were able to ask questions and see examples with still photographs and videos. I highly recommend taking Ann’s class if you are interested in creating fine art images of dogs.” - Diane
"Ann's step-by-step "how-to" guidelines are exactly the kinds of things every dog photographer should know, if they are interested in pursuing successful studio photography sessions." – Elaine
“Ann is an award-winning photographer whose class will forever change the way you approach dog photography. Her technical skills along with her clear presentation style will make photographing dogs in the studio a whole new experience for you and your clients.” - Joan
“Ann was a fabulous instructor for this workshop. She was kind to answer any questions we had. She kept me motivated and eager to learn more. Ann was very professional with her work ethics and as a speaker. I would love to take future classes with her and would highly recommend her if you desire to learn photography for your beautiful fur babies.” – Teresa