Pet Photography Classes

On this page you will find a variety of different pet photography classes taught by professional pet photographers, both in person and online. These are some of the best and most experienced pet photographers in the industry, producing very high-quality work. These are not your get-rich-quick e-bay scams, or cheap online classes by photographers with little first-hand experience and/or those who don’t specialize in pets, these are professionals each with years of experience, who dedicate their businesses to photographing pets, who you can trust to provide sound, contemporary information on modern pet photography techniques.

Jesse Freidin Intro to Fine Art Dog Portraiture

The bond between dog and human is an undeniable force for good, and artists have been compelled to document that bond for centuries. This class will open your eyes to a new way of seeing your animal companion, and guide you through the process of creating an intimate and emotional series of fine art dog portraits. Through an exploration of portraiture fundamentals, camera basics, and key dog handling techniques, each student will learn to articulate the mysterious and timeless symbiotic relationship between dog and human through their own photography.

Jesse Freidin Analog Photography in a Digital World

Digital photography has come a long way over the past 10 years, but it’s roots will always be planted firmly within analog fundamentals. Take a step away from the computer and learn what all those buttons truly mean. This class will take you through the basics of aperture, f-stop, and film speed as well as the beauty of shooting on ‘manual.’ We’ll also discuss how to apply analog photography techniques to your digital work flow and image processing. Taught by award-winning analog photographer Jesse Freidin.

See Jesse’s website for more information and to sign up for his classes:

Margaret Bryant Classes, Seminars and Coaching on Studio Pet Photography

Margaret teaches classes at various times per year on studio dog photography, studio dog photography business and copyright.

In August 2011 Margaret did a webinar for the Professional Photographers of America titled “How to talk Dog: Incorporating Dogs into Family and Senior Photography”. A recording of it is available at

Margaret is also available for individual coaching on handling and photographing dogs, and the business of pet photography. Coaching is offered in person, via Skype or telephone.

Please see Margaret’s ‘for photographer’s’ page for details and information:

Jill Flynn Pet Photography Course through the online Perfect Picture School of Photography (PPSOP) $195. Classes ongoing.

4-week online distance-learning pet photography course taught by Jill Flynn, a pet, people, still life, fine art and landscape photographer, owner of Visual Harmony Photography.

Course includes: exposure, lighting, animal behavior, equipment choices, location settings, posing, marketing, business and more.

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