Fundamentals of Pet Photography
Fundamentals of Pet Photography
Fundamentals of Pet Photography
Fundamentals of Pet Photography
Fundamentals of Pet Photography
Fundamentals of Pet Photography
Fundamentals of Pet Photography
Fundamentals of Pet Photography
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Fundamentals of Pet Photography

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If you are ready to take control of your camera and up your pet photography game, then this course is for you!  Join renowned animal photographer, Caitlin J. McColl from Ragamuffin Pet Photography, as she leads you through six modules of easy to follow video lessons, tutorials, and fun assignments to master manual on your camera and take your pet photos to the next level.

WEEK 1: GEAR + FOCUS

  • Introduction and Course Overview
  • Camera Equipment and Accessories
  • Toys, Treats and Noisemakers
  • Understanding Animal Behaviour
  • Nailing Your Focus

WEEK 2: BANISH THE BLUR

  • The Exposure Triangle
  • Understanding Camera Shooting Modes
  • Shutter Speed
  • Using Drive Modes
  • Action Pet Photography
  • Creative Blur with Panning

WEEK 3: CREATING DEPTH

  • What Makes a Portrait
  • Using the Light Meter
  • Photographing Black or White Pets
  • Mastering Aperture
  • Depth of Field
  • Lenses and Focal Length
  • Detail Pet Photography

WEEK 4: MASTER LIGHTING

  • Manual Mode
  • Using ISO + Reducing Noise
  • Natural Lighting
  • Lighting Effects - Catchlights, Flare and Bokeh
  • Night Pet Photography
  • Photographing Inside
  • Silhouette Pet Photography

WEEK 5: THE ART OF PET PHOTOGRAPHY

  • 10 Rules of Composition
  • Background and Location
  • Posing and Perspective

WEEK 6: INTRO TO EDITING

  • Editing Basics
  • Presets, Brushes and Gradients
  • Spot Healing
  • Leash Removal

This class is available to purchase directly or it's available to members inside the Hair of the Dog Academy.

About Caitlin:

Caitlin J. McColl began her career as a fashion photographer. Photographing beautiful people was good work, but her heart yearned for something more. More meaning, more passion, more SOUL. In 2010, after adopting her scruffy dog Lyra, it was clear what she had to do. Caitlin quit the fashion industry and launched Ragamuffin Pet Photography.
 
Nine years later, Caitlin is the author of three books (Tails of Melbourne, Tails of Tasmania and Tails of Adoption) and found of the Tails of the World CollectiveShe has raised thousands for animal rescue charities, is co-host for The Pet Photographers Club podcast and enjoys teaching aspiring photographers around the world how to grow their own businesses with heart and soul.
 

Caitlin is a bit of an introvert and a lot of a dork. When she’s not out with her camera or getting geeky about business, you can likely find her snuggled up on the couch with her furry family and a good book.  See more of her work at Ragamuffin Pet Photography.