Introduction to Pet Photography: Capture the Spirit of Your Furry Friend

My Modern Met Academy

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If you have a dog, there's a good chance you have countless photos of your pooch on your phone. Those casual candids are great, but what about having a professional-looking portrait of your favorite canine?

You can do it yourself—yes, really—when you enroll in the Introduction to Pet Photography: Capture the Spirit of Your Furry Friend online course on My Modern Met Academy. Taught by renowned pet photographer Belinda Richards, this class will take you through the entire process of shooting a gorgeous picture of your pooch in a studio setting. When complete, you’ll have a file that’s ready to be sent to a printer.

In this course, Richards will break down how to work with your dog, photograph them, and edit your image. She does this through more than 15 bite-sized lessons over the course of about two and a half hours. This class is meant for someone who already owns a DSLR camera and has a basic understanding of how to use the device in manual mode. It’s not necessary to know how to shoot in a studio, as she’ll go over all of that.


Course Details

  • This is an online class. It is a digital product, and no physical product will be mailed to you.
  • The class difficulty is intermediate. You should own a DSLR camera and have a basic understanding of how to use it in manual mode.
  • Course duration is 2.4 hours. 
  • Closed captioning is available. 


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About Belinda Richards

Belinda Richards is a photographic artist specializing in domesticated animals and digital manipulation. You will find Belinda's work injected with humor as she uses the human elements of our pets and manipulates them into challenging characters. Belinda has created a distinct style that has won her numerous state, national and international awards. You will find her in her Melbourne studio most days chasing furry friends around and making ridiculous noises to get their attention.


How to Access Your Class

When you purchase a My Modern Met Academy class through My Modern Met Store, you will have an account atomically created for you on Thinkific, our online learning platform.

You’ll receive an email from My Modern Met Academy that will link you to your account where you can then set up your password and begin taking the class.