Pet Portraits: Capture Studio-Quality Photos of Your Pet | Tabitha Park | Skillshare

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Tabitha Park, Chocolate Photographer

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8 Lessons (57m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Class Project and Supplies

    • 3. Setup and Lighting

    • 4. Photographing Smallcat

    • 5. Large Painted Backdrop

    • 6. Cedar and Alta

    • 7. Lightroom and Mobile Edits

    • 8. Final Thoughts

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About This Class

Create a beautiful, high-contrast portrait of your cat or dog using a window and a black backdrop in this DIY studio photography class.

We'll cover:

  • How to best utilize window light
  • Positioning and adjusting your backdrop setup
  • Camera settings for success
  • Keeping your cat or dog's attention
  • Working quickly to capture several great shots
  • Editing adjustments to add drama and contrast

I'll be photographing 2 cats and 1 dog in two different homes so you can see how this setup might work in your space.


If the thought of taking your cat to the Target Portrait Studio sounds like the start of a really rough day, stick around because I'm here to help you create that High-Quality, dramatic glamour shot of your dreams from the comfort of your own home.


Need help with backdrops? I've got you! Here's simple backdrops you may already have around the house, as well as Textured Backdrops you can create with a bit of paint, as well as Concrete-Look backdrops like the dark slate board I used in my demo with Smallcat.