I have taken several introductory photo classes. A lot of the basics get covered over and over again but I appreciate it because I need to hear it several (or many, really) times for it to sink in. Even “basic” settings can be really complicated.
What I really need to learn though is how to take photos of moving animals. My background is in landscape photography and that is relatively point and shoot compared to the juggling you have to do to get a good photo of your pet. I am always blown away (envious really) of the great photos being captured by professional pet photographers. I don’t know how they manage to capture the dog or cat’s personality so well. So far, my “signature” is dogs staring at the camera for treats.
I just found out that our friends over at It’s a Lab Thing put together a webinar series for learning how to take better pictures of your dogs called FotoCoach. The first webinar is this Wednesday May 8th and will be taught by Andy Biggar, Award Winning International Photographer from the UK (check out his online gallery of dog photos). The webinar is one hour, only $20 and is available at either 1 pm or 6 pm EDT.
The webinar covers photography basics which IS finally starting to get old for me but I am super interested in learning how to get the best from the animals I am photographing. Even if I learn one or two new tricks in that area I will feel like the hour of my time and the $20 will have been well spent.
Andy is also going to give some insight into the Cannon-Nikon debate. I have only owned and used Nikon but have been curious why people on both sides of the debate are so passionate about their chosen brand.
If you are interested in learning more about your camera, how to capture great photos of your pets, and lighting, you can get more information and register for the webinar on the FotoCoach page.