Shooting Animals: Modern Pet Photography Premium class

Amy Shutt, Photographer

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9 Videos (1h 4m)
    • Introduction

    • Aperture, Shutter Speed, ISO

    • Using Manual Mode on Your DSLR

    • Getting A Pet's Attention

    • Finding The Light

    • Final Shooting Instructions

    • Editing in Adobe Photoshop CS6 or CC

    • Editing in Adobe Elements 11

    • Final Print and Goodbyes!


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About This Class

Shooting Animals: Modern Pet Photography


In this class you will learn how to get beautiful and engaging pet portraits using natural light. We'll break the class down into fun project steps that will leave you with a brand new skill set you can use elsewhere in your photography endeavors. 

We will cover:

  • What Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO are
  • How to use Manual Mode on your DSLR to get the shallow depth of field (those buttery blurry backgrounds) in portraits 
  • How to approach animals and get and hold their attention
  • Shooting animals in available light and how to find it
  • Preparing images for print and very basic editing
  • Having a large format print made of your image at 20" x 30"!

We'll cover a lot and have a great time in the process.  Students who post their projects in the Student Gallery will get direct feedback from me and I am SUPER excited to see what you guys come up with!  :) 

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Amy does a great job of explaining the essentials of basic photography as well as providing real life examples for this class! The video lessons are short and concise yet provide ample information and she provides excellent downloadable information. Even those interesting in learning basic photography would benefit from this class.
Bre Brown

Love to learn and enhance or learn new skills!





Amy Shutt


With over a decade of experience, Amy Shutt Photography specializes in pet, food, commercial and editorial photography in Baton Rouge, La and beyond. 

When I am not shooting in the studio my favorite things to photograph are flora, fauna, landscapes, and all things nature. I especially love the swamps of Louisiana and the coast and deserts of California.

I teach DSLR photography classes and hold various photography workshops throughout the seasons.  Teaching is definitely a passion for me, just as much as photography is. 

I am a regular contributing photographer to 225 Magazine. I am an active member of PPA, ASMP, and HeartsSpeak.

You may view my portfolio at  and see my classes and workshops at

You can also find me at Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram.