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Dog Photography

Sit, Stay, Click

with Anthony Helton
Take wag-worthy photos that show off a dog’s lovable personality!

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.

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Lesson plan


Lesson 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.


Lesson 2. Interaction & Positioning


Lesson 3. Natural Light Outdoors


Lesson 4. Indoor Light & Flash


Lesson 5. Composition & Style


Lesson 6. Capturing Action


Lesson 7. Post-Processing

"Very helpful and informative! I like Anthony's easy teaching style. He's easy to follow and gives good tips for working with sometimes not-so-cooperative subjects. I feel like I've learned a lot and right now, I'm only using my phone for a camera! I can't wait to translate what I'm learning to a DSLR."
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New York, NY

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