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Pet Photography

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Learn how to photograph pets and their people for personality-filled portraits that will be cherished fur-ever! Santa Fe's Norah Levine shows you how.

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What You Get

  • 7 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Norah Levine
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

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  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.


Discover the secrets to capturing the spirit of beloved pets and the joy that they bring to their owners. First, Santa Fe Photographic Workshops' Norah Levine shows you how to build your camera kit, scout the perfect location and pose your furry subjects with ease. Then, explore the essentials of composition and learn how to harness light for impactful images. Next, find out how to photograph pets of every color using the correct ISO, shutter speed and aperture, and get special tips for working with cats. Plus, learn how to seamlessly incorporate adults and children into your shots and explore post-processing techniques for flawlessly finished images. Take your pet photography from stressful to satisfying today!

Lesson Breakdown

1. Dog Behavior & Posing
Meet photographer Norah Levine and preview the techniques you'll learn to capture the unique personalities of beloved pets and their owners. Get detailed information on building your camera kit and scouting the perfect locations for your shoots. Plus, discover Norah's trusty methods of posing and directing her furry subjects.
2. Composing Impressive Shots
3. Getting a Proper Exposure
4. Photographing Cats
5. Portraits of People & Their Pets
6. Photographing Pets & Children
7. Photo Retouching

Taught by

Norah Levine
Norah Levine
Norah Levine, co-founder of the philanthropic Lifelines project, fine artist and portrait photographer focuses on the intricacies, challenges and rewards of photographing pets and children on location. Her work has been featured in a number of prestigious publications, including Austin Monthly, the Huffington Post and Professional Photographer magazine, highlighting her creative work with animals. Whether showcasing her collector's edition art pieces (featured in HGTV’s 2015 Smart Home) or instructing pet photography in settings like the world-renowned Santa Fe Photographic Workshops, Norah is thankful to be able to combine her love of photography, philanthropy, art and animals. She lives with her husband and their five rescued pets in Austin, Texas.

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