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Posing For Puppies

with Kelly Brown and Jade Schofield

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About The Class

Learn to take cute images of puppies

The most popular images that people post to social media are the ones of their pets. And puppies definitely melt everyone’s heart, especially if the photograph captures how cute they really are.

Whether you are looking to grow your client base, add a unique offering or simply test new techniques, internationally-renowned photographer Kelly Brown and Jade Schofield can show you how to photograph those adorable puppies.

Kelly will show you how to:

  • Create a safe and clean atmosphere for the puppies
  • Handle any potential problems that may arise
  • Understand the different ways to handle the puppies based on their ages

You’ll also learn how to create a book of your puppy images. Kelly and Jade will show you how to develop an outline, determine what your artistic statement should be, prepare the proposal and what to do with your finished product.

Join the paw-ty at CreativeLive and you’ll walk away with a new set of skills as well as a big smile on your face!

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Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Class Introduction

    05:49
  2. 02

    Prepping for Puppy Photo Shoot

    04:28
  3. 03

    Cavalier: Puppy Awake in Basket

    07:27
  4. 04

    Cavalier: Puppy on Floor Laying on Muslin

    06:24
  5. 05

    Cavalier: Puppy in Posing Bag

    04:15
  6. 06

    Cavalier: Puppy in Wood Bowl

    05:16
  7. 07

    Cavalier: Two Puppies on Posing Bag

    08:50
  8. 08

    Cavalier: Puppy in Purple Fabric

    05:16
  9. 09

    Lhasa Apso: Preparing the Set Before the Photoshoot

    06:02
  10. 10

    Lhasa Apso: Wrapping Puppy in Muslin

    07:39
  11. 11

    Lhasa Apso: The Litter Together

    06:16
  12. 12

    Lhasa Apso: Single Puppy Composition

    06:23
  13. 13

    Creating a Book

    10:21

Meet Your Experts

Kelly Brown

Kelly Brown is a portrait photographer, specializing in newborn and baby portraiture. Her nurturing desire to capture her family as it grows led to launching her business Little Pieces of Photography in 2005.

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Jade Schofield

Jade Schofield is an award-winning photographer specialising in portraits that are emotive and whimsical. She is primarily a baby and family photographer based in Queensland, Australia. ... read more

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85% of students recommend this class.
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  • Paula Ayers

    Paula Ayers

    December 2018

    I am not a photographer. I do compositing using Photoshop and was interested in seeing how they set up and pose such lively subjects. Such care was taken with the puppies and I learned a lot about getting just the right poses using different setups like muslin, bowls, etc. For compositing, it's important to know what you are looking for in order to bring images together correctly. This course, besides being fun to watch, has helped me, even if my images don't wiggle as much as these puppies.

  • Nadine Wilke

    July 2019

    First of all I love Kelly Browns work, bought several of her video trainings and learned so much from these. So I wanted to invest in this video training too because I also love her puppy photos. Unfortunately this is the first video training that I am not enthusiastic about and learned anything new. Of course the puppies are super cute and Kelly is a great teacher as always but I have missed some main topics as light and composition. The light setup was very bad though Kelly always emphasizes in her other video trainings how important proper light is. This is the reason why the photos out of camera looked not very professional and are not comparable to their other puppy pictures in the book. The last lesson „Creating a book“ reminds me more of an informercial for her book and has nothing to do with the title of how you design a book. Too bad. A nice bonus lesson would have been the image editing of one of the photos. You better buy a video training about newborn photography from Kelly because you can learn so much more and can transfer it to the puppy photography.

  • user-2f5d81

    April 2019

    I loved everything about this class!! It was so obvious by the handling and the way you interacted with the puppies how much care and thought goes into the artwork you created. I'm so excited to put all of your ideas into my own creativity. Thank you for providing me with the inspiration to move forward with pet photography!

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