Cell Phone Photography for Pet Lovers
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Cell Phone Photography for Pet Lovers

Pet photos in a snap!
3.8 (6 ratings)
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38 students enrolled
Created by Monique Rodriguez
Last updated 1/2019
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This course includes
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 9 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Cell phone photography of pets.
  • Camera App Choices
  • Composition & Framing
  • Exposure & Focus Settings
  • Editing Apps
  • Working with Dogs & Cats
  • What's in my bag.
Requirements
  • No requirements.
  • Can use iPhone or Android phones.
Description

Master your cell phone pet photography using an iPhone or Android to improve you dog and cat snapshots. Learn about camera choices, hacks, composition and framing, lighting, exposure settings, tips for working with dogs and cats, editing apps and what's in my cell phone photography accessory bag. Taught by a professional pet and people photographer.

Who this course is for:
  • Beginner photographers.
  • Pet lovers.
  • Animal Rescues & Fosters
Course content
Expand all 38 lectures 01:03:06
+ Introduction
2 lectures 02:38

Welcome to Cell Phone Photography for Pet Lovers!

Preview 00:57

Quick run down of all the cell phone skills you will learn in this course. Camara app choices, basics, editing apps, exposure, lighting, and accessories.

Preview 01:41
+ Camera Apps
1 lecture 03:13

Camera app choices for iPhone & Android.

Preview 03:13
+ Basics & Hacks
5 lectures 07:49

Cell phone camera basics before you start photographing.

Lens maintenance, camera icon placement, shutter delay & practice.

Preview 03:00

Bonus hacks to get your started now!

Headphones as triggers

Preview 01:14

Hack-Setting exposure quickly.

Exposure & Focus Hack
01:20

Hack-Rapid Fire

Rapid Fire Hack
00:57

Hack HDR

HDR Hack
01:18
+ Lighting
6 lectures 06:45

Turn off the camera flash to avoid crazy green alien eyes.

Alien Eyes
00:56

Using existing light.

Ambient Light Sources
00:33

Tips for where to place your animal if you have a large light source like a window or doorway.

Large Light Source
01:11

Using small LED video lights.

Artificial Lights
00:53

Where to place your artificial lights.

Ring Lights & Light Placement
01:51

Best places to photograph outside with natural light.

Outdoor Lighting
01:21
+ Buttons, Knobs & Dials
8 lectures 11:16

Intro to exposure settings. Some cameras have built in modes.

Built In Exposure Modes
01:57

Manual exposure simplified.

Exposure
00:25

Exposure triangle: aperture, shutter speed & ISO.

Exposure Triangle
00:34

Shutter speed stops the action.

Shutter Speed
01:22

ISO best used in darker scenes.

ISO
01:37

Most phones you can't adjust the aperture. This is where portrait mode or dual camera mode comes in handy. Great for still subjects.

Portrait Mode
01:35

Examples of finding these settings up next.

Exposure Wrap
00:16

Here's where the settings are in the camera apps I recommended.

Setting in Camera Apps
03:30
+ Pet Tips
5 lectures 05:55

How can I get the attention of my dog or cat?

Pet Tips Intro
00:28

This questions comes up all the time. Try not to break eye contact.

Eye Contact
01:37

There are definite differences in what motivates dogs vs cats.

Dogs vs Cats
02:06

Have some high value treats especially for photo sessions.

Treats
00:51

Dogs are desensitized to sounds quickly. Have some novel sounds ready to catch a fun expression. App mentioned is "Dog Sounds and Body Talk!"

Dog Sounds
00:53
+ Composition
6 lectures 11:13

Pre-visualization can be extremely helpful in animal photography. The moment passes so quickly it is a good idea to have some image ideas before you ever pull out your phone.

Pre-Visualizatioin
02:05

Zoom with your feet, aka walk up to your subject. Digitally zooming can degrade the quality of your images.

Zoom with Your Feet
01:04

Eye level is idea but consider all angles.

Camera Height
01:23

Rule of thirds is a great way to compose your image to add interest.

Rule of Thirds
01:42

My 5 go to images: tight, middle, wide, epic & creative. Start here and get your creative juices flowing.

5 Go To Crops
03:35

How to frame a fast moving animal.

Action Composition
01:24
+ Editing Apps
2 lectures 07:23

My fav apps: Aviary, Lightroom, Snapseed, WordSwag & Snapchat

Editing Apps
01:13

Edit our Purple Poodle in all my apps.

Apps
06:10
+ Inside my Accessory Bag
2 lectures 05:33

Intro to what's inside my accessory bag.

Accessory Bag Intro
00:38

Tripods, lights, lenses, triggers.

Inside my Accessory Bag
04:55
+ Thanks & Closing
1 lecture 01:21

Thanks for watching the entire course! I would love to see your images and hear your feedback. Leave a note for me on this platform or at Monique@SilverPawStudio.com. Keep coming back for updates and announcements too.

Thanks & Closing
01:21