Amiee Stubbs Photography: Blog http://www.amieestubbs.com/blog en-us (C) Amiee Stubbs Photography amiee@amieestubbs.com (Amiee Stubbs Photography) Mon, 01 Jun 2015 23:20:00 GMT Mon, 01 Jun 2015 23:20:00 GMT http://www.amieestubbs.com/img/s/v-5/u695409988-o931485272-50.jpg Amiee Stubbs Photography: Blog http://www.amieestubbs.com/blog 120 84 2015 Nashville Zoo Photography Class Schedule http://www.amieestubbs.com/blog/2015/1/2015-nashville-zoo-photography-class-schedule Award-winning photographer Amiee Stubbs teaches photography classes and give private photography lessons at the Nashville Zoo.Nashville Zoo Photography ClassesPhotography Classes for all skill levels in Nashville, TN

Here is our schedule for the 2015 Nashville Zoo Photography classes:  

Saturday, February 21    Animal Art Photography I   12:00PM – 4:00PM

Saturday, April 18    Animal Art Photography I   1:00PM – 5:00PM

Saturday, May 2    Animal Art Photography II    8:00AM – 6:00PM

Saturday, May 16    Animal Art Photography I    1:00PM – 5:00PM

Saturday, August 1   Animal Art Photography II    8:00AM – 6:00PM

Saturday, September 12    Animal Art Photography I    1:00PM – 5:00PM

Saturday, September 26   Animal Art Photography II   8:00AM – 6:00PM

Saturday, November 14   Animal Art Photography I    12:00PM – 4:00PM

Saturday, November 21    Post Processing Workshop    12:00PM – 4:00PM

You can register for the next available class here:  http://www.nashvillezoo.org/photography-classes

Class Descriptions

Animal Art Photography I (Adult)

Join us for a photography class that teaches amateur photographers to achieve the perfect animal photo. Nashville Zoo’s official Zoo photographer Amiee Stubbs will share her techniques and experience with the photography class participants. Don't miss this great opportunity! 

Ages: 15 years old and older

Class Overview
1. Classroom: Camera Setup and the Basic Rules
2. Walking the Zoo: How to take photos of animals behind glass, behind fences and at a distance. 
3. Special close-up, outdoor photo opportunity with an Education animal (weather permitting).
4. Classroom: Picture selection and computer post-processing on a computer.
5. Classroom: Q&A

 

Cost of Program

Nashville Zoo Members: $80
Non-members: $105

Materials Required

A digital camera (with the ability to adjust aperture/shutter speed/iso speed = typically a digital SLR or bridge camera).
Bringing extra batteries and memory cards is recommended.

 

Animal Art Photography II (Adult)

Pre-requisite: This class is based on the complete knowledge obtained from Animal Art Photography I.

Instructor Amiee Stubbs is an expert on wildlife and motion photography. She will share her techniques and experience with the photography class participants. Amiee earned her B.S. in Photography from MTSU, and her animal photography has been featured in various local and national publications. Don't miss this great opportunity!

Ages: 15 years old and older

Class Overview
1. Classroom: Short Review of Animal Art Photography I. 
2. Classroom: Adjusting to different situations. 
3. Walking the Zoo: Understanding animal behavior to improve your results. 
4. Lunch break on your own. 
5. Special behind-the-scenes photo opportunity. 
6. Special close-up, outdoor photo opportunity with an Education animal. (weather permitting) 
7. Classroom: Wrap-up and Q&A session

 

Cost of Program

Nashville Zoo Members: $150
Non-members: $200

Materials Required

A digital camera (with the ability to adjust aperture/shutter speed/iso speed = typically a digital SLR or bridge camera).

 

Post Processing Workshop: Editing Your Animal Photography

Bring your camera and your laptop for Amiee's photography editing workshop that will teach you how to perfect your animal photos. Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom or Picasa are recommended, but any editing software can be used in this class.  Topics will include cropping, color balance, sharpening, levels, cloning and more! Class will cover: editing tips and tricks, special close-up photo opportunity, post-processing on your own laptop. A digital SLR or bridge camera, as well as a laptop with photo editing software installed are required for this class.
 
The course is limited to ten participants, so don't hesitate to take advantage of this unique opportunity.

Ages
15 years old and older

Cost of Program

Nashville Zoo Members: $55
Non-members: $80

Kids Animal Art Photography Class (Ages 8-12)

Join us for a photography class that teaches children to achieve the perfect animal photo. Children can use any type of digital camera for this class. Nashville Zoo’s official Zoo photographer, Amiee Stubbs, will share her techniques and experience with the photography class participants. Don't miss this great opportunity!

Ages: 8-12 years old

Class Overview
1. Classroom: Camera Setup and the Basic Rules
2. Walking the Zoo: How to take photos of animals behind glass, behind fences and at a distance. 
3. Special close-up, outdoor photo opportunity with an Education animal. (weather permitting)
4. Classroom: Simple steps for picture selection and computer post-processing on a computer.
5. Classroom: Q&A

Cost of Program

Nashville Zoo Members: $65
Non-members: $90

Materials Required

Any digital camera. Bringing extra batteries and memory cards is recommended.

 

Teen Animal Art Photography Class (Ages 13-16)

Join us for a photography class that teaches teens to achieve the perfect animal photo. Teens can use any type of digital camera for this class. Nashville Zoo’s official Zoo photographer, Amiee Stubbs, will share her techniques and experience with the photography class participants. Don't miss this great opportunity!

Ages: 13-16 years old

Class Overview
1. Classroom: Camera Setup and the Basic Rules
2. Walking the Zoo: How to take photos of animals behind glass, behind fences and at a distance. 
3. close-up, outdoor photo opportunity with an Education animal (weather permitting).
4. Classroom: Simple steps for picture selection and computer post-processing on a computer.
5. Classroom: Q&A

 

Cost of Program

Nashville Zoo Members: $80
Non-members: $105

Materials Required

Any digital camera. Bringing extra batteries and memory cards is recommended.

 

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Holiday 2014 Gift Certificate Special! | Nashville Pet Photography http://www.amieestubbs.com/blog/2014/12/holiday-2014-gift-certificate-special-nashville-pet-photography Are you interested in booking a session for your pets, or are you looking for the perfect gift for the animal lover in your life? Now through December 20th, I'm offering a special $300 pet session gift certificate package! This includes a one-hour session, 5 prints, and a custom digital album on an app for your smartphone and tablet! Certificate expires 12/31/2016. A $435 value for $300!

You can purchase them in person during the Art Crawl this Saturday at the
 UltraViolet Gallery in downtown Nashville from 6pm-9pm, or buy them online, and a certificate will be mailed to you in time for the holidays! Get all the details and buy yours here: https://squareup.com/market/amiee-stubbs-photography/holiday-pet-session-gift-certificate

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Holiday Print Sale! http://www.amieestubbs.com/blog/2014/11/holiday-print-sale Thank you for making 2014 such a fantastic year! Now through Monday, December 1st, take 30% off any print or canvas order from my Zoos & Wildlife gallery! Just enter code THANKS2014 at checkout. See the collection here: http://www.amieestubbs.com/zoos_wildlife

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amiee@amieestubbs.com (Amiee Stubbs Photography) Nashville Zoo animal photography sale http://www.amieestubbs.com/blog/2014/11/holiday-print-sale Fri, 28 Nov 2014 15:28:43 GMT
Voted Nashville's Best Photographer! http://www.amieestubbs.com/blog/2014/12/voted-nashvilles-best-photographer Just wanted to say thank you to everyone who voted for me in Nashville Scene's 2014 Best of Nashville Readers' Poll. Your continued support inspires me to work harder every single day!

Celebrating with Kenneth from Nashville Humane Association!
They were voted "Best Place to Adopt a Pet"!

 

 

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Pet Photography Interview [Nashville Pet Portraits] http://www.amieestubbs.com/blog/2014/12/pet-photography-interview-nashville-pet-portraits Zenfolio recently interviewed me about my pet photography.  You can read it on their blog right here.

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Concert Photography Interview | Music Photographer http://www.amieestubbs.com/blog/2014/9/concert-photography-interview-music-photographer Zenfolio recently interviewed me about my concert photography.  Check it out here:

http://blog.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/7/what-it-s-like-to-be-a-music-photographer

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Special Pet Portraits offer at the Nashville Pet Expo! http://www.amieestubbs.com/blog/2014/7/special-pet-portraits-offer-at-the-nashville-pet-expo This Saturday, July 12th! It's the FREE Nashville Pet Expo! 10am-6pm at the Nashville Fairgrounds! I'll be in booth #362 with some free giveaways! Plus, I'll have special limited edition gift certificates available, which you can buy ONLY at the Expo! If you've been waiting to book a pet session, this is your chance! For $300, you can buy a certificate good for a 1-hour session (1-2 pets) plus it will include three 5x7 and two 8x10 prints of your choice! Plan ahead now and pick up one for your fall or holiday session! Please be sure to stop by and say hello. Hope to see you there!

 
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Wedding at the Nashville Zoo | Wedding Photography http://www.amieestubbs.com/blog/2014/12/wedding-at-the-nashville-zoo-wedding-photography Had the privilege of photographing Caylea & Nathan's wedding at the Nashville Zoo in May.  I was so excited to be a part of their special day, and I couldn't think of a better venue.  The ceremony took place at the zoo's historic Croft House and Farm, and their reception was on the Jungle Terrace.  Not many couples can say they have elephants in their wedding photos!

www.amieestubbs.comNashville Zoo Wedding Photographyphotos by Amiee Stubbs

 

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St. Puppy's Day | Dog Photo Booth for Nashville Humane http://www.amieestubbs.com/blog/2014/4/st-puppys-day-dog-photo-booth-for-nashville-humane The first annual St. Puppy's Day event took place on Saturday, March 15th at Walk of Fame Park in downtown Nashville!  I had a dog photo booth at the event and raised $400 for Nashville Humane Association!  Thanks to everyone who stopped by!  Met a ton of adorable pups!  You can see all of the photos from St. Puppy's Day here.

 

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Featured in Nashville Scene's 2014 People Issue! http://www.amieestubbs.com/blog/2014/4/featured-in-nashville-scenes-2014-people-issue As a native Nashvillian, I cannot begin to tell you what an honor it is to have been selected for this year's Nashville Scene annual People Issue, which hit newsstands today. And though my U2 obsession hasn't been a secret here, I think most of you might be surprised to find out I used to be a professional wrestler, so be sure to read the interview if you have a minute! Life's definitely been interesting along the way, but I just turned 40 and I'm happier now than I've ever been! I'm doing what I love, in the city I love, and your support drives me to work harder every day! Thank you!

Photo by Eric England

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Operation Mending Hearts | Animal Rescue Photography http://www.amieestubbs.com/blog/2014/4/operation-mending-hearts-animal-rescue-photography Operation Mending Hearts - Feb. 15, 2014

Animal Rescue Corps responded to an urgent call from Hamblen County officials for assistance with 73 dogs of various breeds and two cats found living in deplorable conditions in a home in Morristown, TN, approximately four hours east of Nashville. All of the animals were seized by the Morristown Hamblen Humane Society.

The Morristown Hamblen Humane Society made this discovery on Valentine’s Day while responding to complaints regarding an animal rescue organization being operated in the home and they immediately reached out to ARC for help upon discovering the severity of the conditions and the large number of animals in danger at the property. ARC was on the ground less than 24 hours later with the necessary equipment and supplies, transport vehicles, volunteers, and a veterinarian.

ARC safely removed 100% of the animals and transported them to an emergency shelter where ARC is providing daily care until they can be placed with partnering shelters and rescue groups. If you'd like to help with the funding of this rescue, please make a donation to ARC here:  http://animalrescuecorps.org/donate/

Thank you for your support!

 

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Pet Photographer Amiee Stubbs joins the Zenfolio Pro Team! http://www.amieestubbs.com/blog/2014/2/pet-photographer-amiee-stubbs-joins-the-zenfolio-pro-team I have been dying to share this news with you, and the day is finally here! Zenfolio recently asked me to join their Pro Team as a pet photographer! I'm honestly blown away to see my name next to some of the most talented, inspiring photographers in the business.  Read my Q&A on the Zenfolio website.

So to my fellow photographers, be sure to like the Zenfolio Facebook page to get animal photography tips from me and tips the rest of the team, too! 

 

 

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Valentine's Day Special Offer! {Nashville Pet Photography} http://www.amieestubbs.com/blog/2014/1/valentines-day-special-offer-nashville-pet-photography Valentine's Day Special!  Give it to someone you love, or buy one for yourself!  The certificate includes a one-hour photo session in the greater Nashville area for 1-2 pets.  You'll also receive three 5x7 prints and two 8x10 prints (images of your choice) in a gift box that will be shipped to your door! Once your gallery has been posted online, you'll have 30 days to purchase any additional prints, digital files or other products. No minimum required.  Sessions outside of the greater Nashville area subject to a travel fee.  Additional pets from the same household are $25 each.  Certificate expires 2/14/2016.  A $435 value for $300! Purchase yours here!

You'll receive a beautiful press paper gift certificate in the mail, which is perfect for gift-giving!

 

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Nashville Engagement Photography | Caylea and Nathan http://www.amieestubbs.com/blog/2014/1/nashville-engagement-photography-caylea-and-nathan Meet Caylea & Nathan! Aren't they a beautiful couple? I met them when I photographed Nathan's sister's wedding in July 2012. I was so excited to hear they got engaged last year, and it was truly an honor when they asked me to do their engagement session back in the fall. I'll also be shooting their wedding this May... which will be held at the Nashville Zoo!

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Nashville Zoo Photography Classes | 2014 Schedule http://www.amieestubbs.com/blog/2014/1/nashville-zoo-photography-classes-2014-schedule  

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Here's my schedule for photography classes at the zoo in 2014!  Adding a new class this year - Post-Processing Workshop: Editing Your Animal Photography.  More details to on that to come!  You can register online for the next available classes on the zoo's website.  And remember, I teach Private Photography Lessons at the zoo around your schedule all tear long, 7 days a week!

Animal Art Photography I

Saturday, February 22 | 12pm-4pm

Saturday, April 26 | 8am-12pm

Saturday, May 17 | 8am-12pm

Saturday, June 28 | 8am-12pm

Saturday, July 26 | 8am-12pm

Saturday, September 13 | 2pm-6pm

Saturday, November 22 | 8am-12pm

Animal Art Photography II

Saturday, May 10 | 8am-6pm

Saturday, August 2 | 8am-6pm

Saturday, September 27 | 8am-6pm

Post-Processing Workshop: Editing Your Animal Photography

Saturday, April 12 | 2pm-6pm

Saturday, November 15 | 9am-1pm

Kids Photography Class

Tuesday, March 25 | 1pm-4pm

Teen Photography Class

Wednesday, March 26 | 1pm-5pm

 

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Nashville Pet Photographer | Dog + marriage proposal = YES! http://www.amieestubbs.com/blog/2013/12/nashville-pet-photographer-dog-marriage-proposal-yes Several weeks ago, I got a message requesting some family Christmas card photos, and in addition, my help was needed for a very special project.  John wanted to surprise his girlfriend Allyson with a custom album of photos of her dog, Barksdale!  He wanted the book to be called "Why We Love Barksdale" and gave me a list of all of the reasons they do.  Over the course of a couple days, while Allyson was at work, we took Barksdale out and posed her in photos to go along with every reason on the list.  It was clear to me that John loved Barksdale just as much as his own dog, and he loved Allyson, too.  

But the best part?  On the very last page of the book, John proposed with Barksdale by his side!   It was so much fun putting the book together knowing how surprised Allyson would be.  He gave the book to her last night… and she said YES! So a huge congratulations to John & Allyson today!  And I think this proves the quickest way to a woman’s heart is through her dog!  
 
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Baby Giraffe!!! | Nashville Zoo Photographer http://www.amieestubbs.com/blog/2013/12/baby-giraffe-nashville-zoo-photographer In case you missed the news today, we have a new baby at the Nashville Zoo! I was so excited to photograph her this morning! She was just born on December 13th, and at the time of her birth, she was 6'5" and weighed 180 pounds! Both baby and mother Margarita are doing well.  
If you would like to
purchase this print or any other photos of the new baby, you can do that online in my Nashville Zoo Giraffe Gallery.

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Nashville Dog Photographer | Three Dachshunds at Gravel Road Traditions http://www.amieestubbs.com/blog/2013/12/nashville-dog-photographer-three-dachshunds-at-gravel-road-traditions There's something about Dachshunds that brings a smile to my face every time I see them. Those funny little sausage bodies paired with larger than life personalities. Meet Lucy, Molly and Hershey! I'd been wanting to do a shoot at Gravel Road Traditions all year, and this adorable trio was the perfect choice for my very first visit to the farm. Can't wait to go back there for more pet sessions in the future!

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Family Portraits in the Snow! | Nashville Pet Photography http://www.amieestubbs.com/blog/2013/12/family-portraits-in-the-snow-nashville-pet-photography As someone who was born & raised in Nashville, I know how rare a November snow can be for us here.  I had a family photo shoot scheduled on the afternoon of Monday, November 25th.  According to the Weather Channel app on my iPhone, the precipitation chance at the time was 0%.  But just as Lauren & I pulled up to meet John, Alli and their dog Morgan, the snowflakes filled the sky!  We decided to take advantage of it, grit our teeth & get out there anyway!  We managed to create the perfect images for their Christmas cards this year!  Thanks to all three of them (and Lauren!) for being such good sports and braving the cold for the sake of art!

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Family Portraits | Virginia, Steven & their rescue dogs! http://www.amieestubbs.com/blog/2013/12/family-portraits-virginia-steven-their-rescue-dogs I love doing family portraits that include pets! Meet Virginia, Steven and their 3 rescued dogs Tiger, Mae and Rebel! Virginia & Steven used to walk the dogs at Ellington Agricultural Center when they lived nearby, so we thought it would be the perfect spot for their session! 

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