COMING SEPTEMBER 2019!

 

The We Animals Masterclass series was developed to foster the next generation of animal rights photojournalists. This first series will teach you the basic foundations of animal rights photography by following WAM Founder Jo-Anne McArthur as she covers the lessons she has learned from almost two decades in the field.

Purchase Masterclass access for $45 CAD or sign up now to take advantage of our exclusive early bird price of $35 CAD! (valid until September 1, 2019) 

 

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Introduction

The We Animals Masterclass series was developed to foster the next generation of animal rights photojournalists. This first series will teach you the basic foundations of animal rights photography by following WAM Founder Jo-Anne McArthur as she covers the lessons she has learned from almost two decades in the field.

Lesson 1: Finding your Stories

The path to becoming a photographer begins with a love for photographs. Reconnect with your initial draw to the camera and understand what a powerful tool for change it can be. Commit to immersing yourself in your stories and pushing the perspectives of your photographs beyond the surface.

Lesson 2: Photographing Animals

At sanctuaries, we have an opportunity to get acquainted with the fundamentals of animal photography. Animals are moving creatures, they can be unexpected, and they live in all kinds of lighting and weather. From great photos can come great photo stories. Take time to immerse yourself in the good – you’ll need the recharge to face the bad.

Lesson 3: Gear

When it comes to animal photography, a simple yet adaptable gear setup is best. Be familiar with your equipment and organize your kit to allow for quick access and easy transition. Remember that gear is not limited to cameras – account for your safety and security when embarking on high risk shoots.

Lesson 4: Investigations

Know the risks of doing investigations before you start. Many investigative stories can be done without trespassing and, because they’re in plain sight, they provide more interesting contextual details. Practice getting close to suffering and maintaining composure. Should you choose to trespass for your stories, do not do so lightly. Know what you need to capture and have a plan for where the images can go.

Lesson 5: Coping with Trauma

Trauma is inherent in this kind of work, but you don’t need to live there all the time. Taking care of yourself and nurturing your joys will allow you to stick around for the long run. If you get lost in the helplessness, step away from “raising awareness” and document what is going right. It can be hard to be empathetic in this world, but never forget it is also a gift.

Lesson 6: Editing

Editing can drastically elevate the quality of our photographs. Become well versed in your editing program and use all the tools possible to bring out the essence of your story.

Lesson 7: Photography Review

Join Jo-Anne on a portfolio review with other photographers who have tackled animal rights topics in their work.

Surround yourself with a photography community that will support, critique, and inspire. We must be our own harshest critics when it comes to our work so we can always be improving.

Conclusion

Thank you for taking our We Animals Media Masterclass! Jo-Anne calls us to action. Now it’s time to get out into the world and take the best possible images for animals and their allies.

COMING SEPTEMBER 2019!

 

The We Animals Masterclass series was developed to foster the next generation of animal rights photojournalists. This first series will teach you the basic foundations of animal rights photography by following WAM Founder Jo-Anne McArthur as she covers the lessons she has learned from almost two decades in the field.

Purchase Masterclass access for $45 CAD or sign up now to take advantage of our exclusive early bird price of $35 CAD! (valid until September 1, 2019) 

 

Purchase Access

 

We Animals Media

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