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Private online coaching

I believe that every dog has a story to tell, and I'm here to help you capture those moments with passion and skills. Are you ready to take your dog photography to the next level?


Online Coaching Sessions:
Unleash Your Creativity

Join me for personalized online coaching sessions tailored to your individual needs and skill level. Whether you're a beginner looking to master the basics or a seasoned photographer seeking inspiration and refinement, my coaching sessions are designed to empower you with the knowledge and confidence to create stunning dreamy dog portraits.

What to Expect:

  • Tailored Guidance: Receive one-on-one guidance from an experienced dog photographer, tailored to your specific goals and interests.

  • Practical Techniques: Learn essential techniques for capturing the unique personality and beauty of each dog, from composition and lighting to posing and editing.

  • Inspiration and Feedback: Gain inspiration from real-world examples and receive constructive feedback on your work to help you grow and improve.

  • Flexible Scheduling: Enjoy the convenience of online coaching sessions that fit seamlessly into your busy lifestyle, with flexible scheduling options available.

Why Choose MoNoa Photography?

  • Passionate Expertise: With years of experience in dog photography, I'm passionate about sharing my knowledge and helping others unlock their creative potential.

  • Personalized Approach: I understand that every photographer is unique, which is why I tailor my coaching sessions to your individual needs and goals.

  • Expert Guidance: Benefit from the expertise of an experienced dog photographer who has trained numerous individuals and helped them hone their skills. Many of my past students have gone on to win awards for their photography and are now successful full-time pet photographers.

  • Proven Track Record: My coaching program has a proven track record of success, with many of my past students achieving recognition in prestigious competitions and publications.


Online Basic Dog Photography


Online Photoshop


Twelve weeks online mentoring


Hosting - MoNoa Photography

Looking for an immersive experience in dog photography right in your own backyard? MoNoa Photography offers exclusive opportunities to host group workshops and lectures in your country.

Contact me today to learn more about hosting MoNoa Photography in your country and bringing the magic of dog photography to your community!

Basic dog photography

Online basic dog photography

The online Basic Dog Photography workshop is the optimal step for any beginner photographer. Through online coaching and practice you will leave 'automatic' and ' snapshot' photography behind you forever! At the end of the workshop you will know how to make the perfect shot, the logic behind certain choices and how to make the right decisions in the in correct order.


This course is spread over 2 Online lessons. This way you will be able to apply new knowledge and have time to practice. You will receive feedback on your photographs, which is one of the most effective ways to learn pet photography.

Photography level

Beginners & Amateurs 

Gear & Duration

  • SLR camera or a System camera

  • Fixed or Zoom lens 

  • Laptop or a Computer for our online microsoft teams session

  • Duration : 3 Hours

  • Price :  €250 exclusive 21% vat 

What is covered

  • Camera settings, aperture, shutters speed, ISO

  • Focus points

  • Dealing with natural light

  • Lenses

  • Compositions & Locations

  • How to photograph black and white dogs

  • Dog behavior

  • Creative control of Depth of Field

  • Two Online life sessions with Monica

  • Photography assignements

  • Online feedback session by email


Online Adobe Photoshop 

This online photoshop course is designed for beginners to experts. I will help you turn your photographs into digital fairytales.

Discover the power of Photoshop and improve your post-processing skills with my Photoshop workshop just for you. Whether you're a beginner looking to learn the basics of Photoshop, or an experienced professional looking to tackle specific challenges, I offer a workshop tailored to your needs. During the workshop we will work together on the issues you encounter, for example  optimizing your workflow in post-processing. I will guide you in understanding the different tools and techniques that Photoshop has to offer so you can work more efficiently and achieve stunning results. ​ This online photoshop course is not a standard basic course, it is much more than that. I will also teach you how I edit my photos and convert them into a beautiful magical fairy tale.

Photoshop level

Beginners,- Amateurs or Expert

Gear & Duration

  • Adobe Photoshop ( newest version ) 

  • Laptop or a Computer for our online microsoft team session

  • Duration : 3 Hours

  • Price starts from :  € 399,- exclusive 21% vat

What is covered

  • Camera RAW

  • Sharpening the dog and eyes

  • Working in different kind of layers

  • Curves

  • Reducing the noise

  • How to change colors

  • Retouching

  • Dodge & Burn

  • A lot of tips and tricks

  • One RAW MoNoa Photography image to work with

  • Two Online life sessions with Monica

  • Photoshop assignement

  • Online feedback session by email


Six or Twelve week online mentoring programme 

With Monica van der Maden - MoNoa Photography

The Dog Photography course is an online, Six or Twelve-week mentoring programm designed to kickstart your dog photography career.

Each week of the programme focuses on different fundamentals of dog photography. On completion of the programme, you will have the skills and confidence to build your own portfolio of stunning dog images as well as a how to start your own successful dog photography business!


Is this course for you ?

  •  Are you looking to start a career in the exciting world of Dog Photography, but not sure where to start? 

  • Are you a photographer that has recently started their Dog Photography journey, but you feel the quality of your work is holding you back from charging more?

  • Are you a photographer that want to learn how to make Magical dog portraits? with happy clients ? and a beautiful portfolio?

If any of the above describes you, I am here to help!

It took me a couple of years to build the confidence in my work to charge my clients what was needed to run a profitable business. I don't want you to make the same mistake, so I developed a system to help you achieve your goal of creating professional and sellable Dog portraits in just three months. With this twelve-week mentoring programme, I will guide you, step by step, through this process, you will have the skills and confidence to continue to build your own beautiful portfolio of dog portraits and photography business.


Whats included?

This course is a six 12 week mentoring program. Each week there is a live, interactive online class that covers an essential element of learning the art of dog photography and how to prepare yourself to launch your business. Each online session is adaptable depending on your level and wishes, I will take your photography skills to a higher level with many practical assignments! Contact me today for the possibilities and schedule your no-obligation introductory meeting.


Below is an example of what a 12-week coaching program could look like.


12 Online Coaching and 9 Assignments

  • I am a beginner, is this coaching something for me?
    Absolute! This online coaching is intended for the beginner and advanced photographers who want to learn or improve their skills to reach the maximum level in photography and post-processing in Photoshop. By the end of this course you will have the skills and confidence to build your own business.
  • I am already a professional photographer, is this coaching something for me?
    Absolute! The online coaching is intended for all photographers who want to learn or improve their skills to reach the maximum level in dog photography and post-processing. To get started, I suggest we schedule an introductory online meeting. During this conversation we can talk in detail about what you encounter and what you would like to learn. Based on this conversation, I will draw up a proposal for a coaching program that is specifically tailored to you. This program will focus on addressing your specific challenges and helping you achieve your desired results. I will also indicate the duration, frequency and costs of the coaching so that you have a clear idea of ​​what to expect. This conversation is completely without obligation and you are not committed to anything.
  • How many hours is the coaching per week?
    Every week we have an online coaching that will last approximately 1.5 to 2 hours and will be booked on a Tuesday, Wednesday or a Friday. I can also be reached via WhatsApp during these weeks if you run into anything during the homework assignments. (available 7 days a week)
  • Can I pay in installments?
    Yes, this is certainly possible, I offer the option to pay in installments. I can understand that paying the full amount at once can sometimes be difficult.
  • What does a portfolio review entail?
    A portfolio review is a process in which I assess your photographic work and provide feedback. It is a valuable opportunity to gain insight into the strengths of your portfolio, as well as suggestions and advice for improvement. During a portfolio review I will analyze your photos on various aspects, such as composition, lighting, technical skills, creativity and consistency. I will also look at the presentation of your portfolio, such as the selection and order of the photos. My feedback can help you further develop your skills as a photographer, refine your portfolio and guide you in making artistic decisions. It is a valuable opportunity to learn and grow in your photographic journey.

Monica van der Maden

MoNoa Photography

+ 15 years experience

+ 1000 coachings 

+ 2500 photography assignments

Location: The Netherlands

Language : Dutch and Englisch


If you're interested in a workshop or a coaching please complete the form below for a no-obligation introductory meeting. This conversation offers me the opportunity to learn more about your wishes and needs, and to discuss how I can support and guide you. I would like to emphasize that this introductory meeting is completely without obligation and you are not committed to anything.

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