Workshops and Speaking Programs


Ann O'Neill Deal

M. Photog., Cr., CPP, MAI

Ann O’Neill Deal is an award-winning Master Photographer, Photographic Craftsman, Certified Professional Photographer, and a Master of Animal Imagery (Animal Image Makers). She 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 since 2010 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). She has studied canine behavior and psychology for over 20 years and uses this knowledge to connect and work with a variety of different dogs in her studio. Ann is the owner of Green Paws Photography, an exclusive studio specializing in fine art dog portraits with an animal and Eco-friendly product line.


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

Studio dog photography - approaching challenges


PPA Master of Photography (M.Photog.)

PPA Photographic Craftsman (Photog.Cr.)

PPA Certified Professional Photographer (CPP)

PPA Imaging Excellence Award

AIM Master of Animal Imagery (MAI)

PPA Six-time Medalist (IPC)

PPA Top 10 Grand Imaging Award Finalist (IPC)

PPGH Master Photographer of the Year 2021


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Credentials: Ann O'Neill Deal of Green Paws Photography


If you are interested in being notified about upcoming virtual workshops, please reach out using the below form to be added to the email list. Workshops take place via Zoom and are limited to 10 participants. If you would like to request a speakers packet, please indicate this on the form.

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Past Workshops and Programs

  • June 8, 2023, American Society of Photographers. ASP's Zoom Programs: "The Psychology of Working with Dogs"
  • April 15, 2023, Animal Image Makers Conference. Platform Speaker: "The Other End of The Lens: It’s a Dog’s World; Let’s Capture It"
  • May 18, 2022, PPA Photography Workshops. PPA Merit Program: "Working with and Photographing Dogs in a Studio."
  • May 14, 2022, PPA Photography Workshops. PPA Merit Program: "Working with and Photographing Dogs in a Studio."
  • May 2, 2022, PPI Virtual Evening Program. "Photographing Dogs in a Studio."
  • April 4, 2022, TNPPA Virtual Evening Program. "Photographing Dogs in a Studio."
  • March 26, 2022, TPPA Texas 10 Workshops. PPA Merit Program: "Working with and Photographing Dogs in a Studio."
  • September 18, 2021, PPA Photography Workshops. PPA Merit Program: "Working with and Photographing Dogs in a Studio."
  • July 17, 2021, PPGH Zoom Workshop Series: PPA Merit Program: "Working with and Photographing Dogs in a Studio."
  • July 13, 2019, PPGH Workshop Series: PPA Merit Program: "Photographing Dogs in a Studio."


"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

Austin Dog Photographer | Award-Winning Photographer