Pretty Pet Photos


Thursday, June 22, 2017
1:00 - 3:30 pm
One 2½ hour session


$25. Register here.


Bring your camera and/or smartphone, and any accessories you'd like to use. All levels of experience are welcomed.


If you have ever tried to take a photograph of your pet, you will have discovered that it is not as easy as you might have thought. Whether they stay still or bounce around, pets are a tricky subject for photography. Taking photographs of them while they are sleeping is not really a problem, but once they wake up and are running around causing mischief you will need lightening quick reactions in order to get a good picture. Just like photographs of your kids and grandkids, you'll always want photographs of your pets to put online, to print, and to share with others. But how do you take a picture of your pet that looks great and captures them at their best?

There is a phrase often quoted, particularly on television about "never working with children or animals." Even if your pet is being a bit mischievous or is full of energy, you still want to take good photographs of them and if you have lots of patience you will be rewarded with a stunning portrait that you will want to cherish forever. It is very rewarding to capture the personality of your pet in a portrait. This can easily be achieved because they know you very well, are comfortable with you and are less likely to be anxious, particularly if they have a camera whirring and clicking in their faces.

In this class, we'll talk about several tips (10 or more) for getting great photos of your, or your friends, pets. After attending this class, you'll go from pet snapshots to pet masterpieces. All you need is a camera that can shoot shutter speeds of 1/500 or faster and a lens that can be at least f4. A zoom lens that can get a little closer is preferable but not necessary.



Doug Miller

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