with Anthony Helton
Online Class

Dog Photography

Sit, Stay, Click
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$40.00
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Overview

Capture endearing, expressive photos of beloved canine companions with professional pet photographer Anthony Helton as your guide. Discover valuable dog photography tips to help nervous pups relax in front of the camera, and find out how to keep a distracted dog's attention. Learn to properly expose for both light- and dark-colored dogs so you don't lose any detail, and explore essential principles of composition for artful, balanced images. Conquer challenging indoor and outdoor lighting with simple flash techniques and troubleshooting tips. And, get lens and shutter speed guidance to photograph energetic, fast-moving dogs with crystal-clear focus! Plus, Anthony will walk you through several post-processing adjustments, including removing leashes, so you can be sure to showcase any dog at their very best.

Details

  • intermediate
  • 7 episodes
  • 3h14m

Included in this Class

1. Getting Started
28m

1. Getting Started

Meet your instructor, pet photographer Anthony Helton, and discover the art of capturing canine charisma. Then, delve into dog behavior as Anthony offers advice for gaining a dog's trust and tips for reading a dog's comfort level. Finally, tour the lenses and accessories that you'll find most useful when shooting animals, whether indoors or out, sitting or in action.

2. Interaction & Positioning
20m

2. Interaction & Positioning

Set yourself up for success as you discover the 10 things you should know about your subject before you photograph him. See where you should be positioning your camera to capture the most impactful images and what treats work best for food-motivated dogs. Discover how to get and keep a dog's attention and see the fun and lively images captured with a wide-angle lens.

3. Natural Light Outdoors
39m

3. Natural Light Outdoors

Explore what types of backgrounds -- sky, grass, woods -- work with which types of dogs, depending on the color of their fur. Play with focus as Anthony gives you tips for using depth of field in effective ways. Then, tackle the tricky exposure considerations you'll need to assess when photographing animals. See how light bounces off canine faces and fur and learn how to position your subject to maximize natural light. Finally, learn to incorporate flash outdoors when you need just a bit of fill light to draw out the best in your photos.

1. Getting Started

1. Getting Started

2. Interaction & Positioning

2. Interaction & Positioning

3. Natural Light Outdoors

3. Natural Light Outdoors

4. Indoor Light & Flash

4. Indoor Light & Flash

5. Composition & Style

5. Composition & Style

6. Capturing Action

6. Capturing Action

7. Post-Processing

7. Post-Processing