Take better photos of your pet from the beginning: more moments, more memories, more personality captured in a click
Stop putting up with blurry, out of focus photos, struggling with crazy lighting, and wasting time sliding editing sliders back and forth.
Instead, learn the fundamental techniques to take photos you’ll want to share, to print out and that you’ll cherish, all from a professional pet photographer and teacher.
Get access to 7 bite-sized topics with written and video lessons, join our amazing private community for support and feedback from Emily and other likeminded pet lovers, and join us live for monthly Community Connect sessions all for only €7 a month.
BUT it takes so much time finding the information you want and need – IF you even KNOW what you want and need, and afterwards, there’s nobody to ask for help! On Facebook groups, you’re bombarded by feedback that may or may not be correct!
BUT you’ve taken online courses before and it’s easy to start off really excited and then just… forget… to log in… and it’s all that money down the drain again!
But you aren’t sure if you want to invest so much money in a hobby, and usually once the lesson’s over, you forget what happened and you’re left on your own.
Meanwhile, you’re getting frustrated, your pet is getting older and probably sensing your frustration, you’re struggling to get attention on social media, and your camera is gathering dust in the corner. (Don’t worry if you use a phone, this membership is perfect for you too!)
Here’s what happens when you do:
Hi there! I’m Emily, the girl behind the lens, whose computer is packed full of thousands of photos of my dogs… photos that I LOVE.
and I want the same for you.
When I got my first dog Mallei at 18 years old, with a little 8MP point and shoot, I had no idea what I was doing. As time went on, I taught myself bits and pieces and my photos were… better… but still blurry, weirdly lit, or just plain out of focus.
And they’re all I have of him now. There’s no going back in time, no taking more photos. Don’t get me wrong, I treasure what I have…
But I wish someone had just said: “Hey! Here’s a few easy things you can do to make these photos even better.” Learning these techniques is often something you don’t know you need, until you’re out of time to learn them.
Don’t even get me STARTED on puppy photos. Even though I was a pet photographer then, I still don’t feel like I got enough puppy photos of baby Journey.
I realised that I wanted to share these techniques with others, since we have our pets in our lives for such a short time, and we ALL deserve great photos of our pets.
I built courses and lessons and my Learning Journey membership, and launched them to students.
Since then, I’ve taught over 200 pet owners, pet lovers, and pet photographers, from complete beginners to professionals.
I’ve seen their photos turn from happy snaps to works of art, and found them falling in love with light, colour, texture, with finding beauty in their everyday walks, in forming deeper bonds with their pet through the process of taking photos.
Like Pia, who wanted to take better photos of her two sheltie girls.
And Teresa, who said:
And a few more for good measure…
The exact steps to taking and editing photos of your pets, for complete beginners who want to start their journey, while getting support from experts and other likeminded pet lovers in our international community.
When you join Pet Photography Fundamentals…
You’ll get instant access to…
Here’s a sneak peek of what’s inside…
The Pet Photography Fundamentals membership is perfect if you:
If you feel like one or more of these describe you, then you’re in the right place!
If you’re a professional or aspiring professional pet photographer, you might want to wait for the Learning Journey to reopen. And if you want nothin’ but editing content, then it’s best to check out the Editing Bundle course!
What are you waiting for?
Frequently Asked Questions
I’m a complete beginner, is this course for me?
Yes! In fact, it was designed for pet lovers with no photography experience, and who may not even have a camera!
I want to learn how to use my new camera, can I do that in this course?
I designed this course with people who may not be using a camera in mind, so I didn’t want to overwhelm people with specific lessons on camera settings, exposure triangle, focus modes and so on. There is, however, a mini-course: Master your Camera, that you can add on to your membership which goes comprehensively into this information! Pssssst…. you’ll get a special discount to the course when you sign up for PPF.
My dog won’t stay. Can I join this membership?
Of course! In fact, there’s even a lesson on teaching a stay, AND how to remove a leash in Photoshop. We want our subjects to be safe and without stress, and if that means keeping them on a leash during photos, then we encourage you to keep them on leash!
What if I don’t have time for this?
The lessons themselves are for you to take at your own pace, and we encourage you to get out and take photos as often as possible.
If you can’t make the live Community Connect events, then that’s ok! They’ll be recorded and uploaded for you to watch when you have time.
I’m shy/my English isn’t very good. Do I have to talk?
Our community is made up of people from all around the world, and a heap of us are neurodivergent, introverted, or just don’t want to talk in front of strangers. We get it!
The community is a big part of what we do, and is SUPER supportive and lovely (I don’t think I’ve ever seen anyone say anything mean on there. Emily is probably the meanest one 😂) so if nothing else, we encourage you to make a post, introduce yourself, ask questions, and post your photos there. If you don’t want to go on the microphone in our Community Connect sessions, that’s ok! Nobody is going to force you to talk.
This is a stress-free zone.