Pet Photography Hands-On Intensive
What You'll Learn
In this hands-on two-part class, you'll learn and photograph the fundamentals of pet photography. With a combination of in-class and in-the-field learning and doing, you will learn how to create emotionally alive images of pets and you will leave with the confidence do this on your own.
It will not be all about the camera! You are welcome to bring any "camera" you'd like as all capture sources are welcome- phones, point and shoot cameras, or all modern digital cameras. Every type has advantages and disadvantages, and will we discuss all of those.
For this class we will learn: seeing, preparing, capturing and mastering some of the challenges that come with pet photography.
What to Expect & Agenda:
Day 1 - The first class will be in classroom, both shooting and talking about it. We will go over general concepts and methods (see below).
Day 2 - The next class will be outside (or in studio in case of inclement weather) working with our wonderful pets. Expect a bit of chaos, which is how pet photography can be so that is part of what we will learn. We will put into play the fun things we learned in the classroom.
We Will Cover:
- What makes a photo the best it can be….why we like certain ones more than others.
- Movement…fabulous movement!
- General challenges with pets, certain dog breeds unique challenges, and some tips about various pets…including black dogs
- How to bring LIFE to the pets and people in your images
- Patience and Directing… how and when to use which in your photography
- LIGHT!!! Seeing it, changing it, and making it do what you want.
- How to get a great portrait in an ugly setting
- Clear out the Clutter!...see the whole photo and get rid of "that thing!"
- Doing it all again without thinking
- And .....artistic ways to share it with the world.
Students should know the basic operation of your camera (whatever kind it is), and come to class with freshly charged batteries and plenty of space for photos on the device. Each student will receive a questionnaire before the class to answer what level they are and what their class goals are.
You should bring your own camera (or phone) and be comfortable taking pictures with it. A computer is not required, although you may wish to bring one for note taking. Additionally, on the Day 2, if you want to review YOUR photos on YOUR computer, you would need your laptop for that.
Who Should Take This
Any enthusiast who would love to learn the art and science of successfully photographing pets.
Presented By Marianne Martin
BDA Members: $159.00