Saturday April 7th, 10am-3pm • Hunt’s Photo, Melrose
Recommended prerequisite: Basic understanding of Photography
including Aperture, Shutter, ISO & Exposure
Instructor: Emily Hojnowski
Class Level: Beyond Basic
Dogs are loving, dedicated, and unique souls that make us smile after our long days at work, encourage us to get out of the house on cold winter mornings, and stay embedded in our minds throughout our lives. Because of this, very few things melt the heart like a great photo of a dog, and photographing these loving companions can be a challenging endeavor.
Join lifelong dog owner and Hunt’s Photo Educator Emily Hojnowski as she covers the best practices for taking better photographs of dogs that will help you capture a more beautiful portrait of your pooch!
This class will discuss both techniques on how to work with your camera as well as how to work with your dog. We will begin by discussing composition, exposure, and focusing techniques in order to get your photo sharp and properly illuminated. Next, we will talk about dog behavior, how to “read your dog”, and how to appropriately use positive reinforcement training with your model. We will end the class by putting these techniques into action by photographing a live model, provided courtesy of Mary’s Dogs Rescue & Adoption! We will have no prior interaction with our model, so the reactions will all be unique and spontaneous!
All skill levels are welcome, but we strongly recommend having “Beginner Photography knowledge”, which is the basics of Aperture, Shutter Speeds, ISO & Exposure. If you have taken our Beginner Photography class or one similar, this will be of great help to you as we discuss many of these techniques.
Attendees of this class will go home with a few excellent images, but will also have much better control on how to work with their cameras and their dogs.
Please read Hunt’s Terms & Conditions before signing up.