Equine & Other Animal Photography Course - Distance - Online - Correspondence
Focus On Animals Distance Learning - Online and Correspondence Photography Course - NZ's #1 Equine and Animal Photography Course.

Focus On Animals Distance Learning Photography Course

Online or Correspondence


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Trudy Nicholson is a published photographer and author specialising in animal photography witha special interest in horses and in equine photography.

Trudy is the author of ten books and created the Focus on Animals Online and Correspondence Photography Course. 

See our photographic work here 


Here’s what course graduates have to say about the Focus on Animals Photography Course:-


I have gone from being a real beginner (I cringe when I look at some of my early efforts!) to being asked to do a cover shot for a magazine and actually earning money from what is now a passion. I would recommend this course to anyone. 

… I was so nervous about doing this course but it has challenged me to improve and provided excellent instruction.

Trudy's feedback and comments are the best; they are honest constructive criticism given in the nicest possible way with lots of encouragement.



... I really appreciate the way that you have set this course up so that your students are not under time pressure to get these assignments finished. It means that the satisfaction they will feel upon finished the course will be high, the enjoyment of taking part will be very high and most of all, the results will be much better!!


Thanks for emailing back so quick - it's great having so much encouragement on a correspondence course.


... I have looked at many different sources of information about photography but have been unable to get my head around aperture. Until I read your course information, the way you had explained it made it click straight away… I find it highly rewarding being able to get good quality images without using auto.


It's been a great fun course… I have really enjoyed.

Thanks very much… 

Julia 2 years later:

I did a photo course with a couple of years ago and thought I would let you know how things are going… The photo work is so much fun; I am taking photos for individual horses (presale photos for Racehorse yearlings etc) as well as at shows.

I also now provide helicopter photos for the biggest aviation magazine in the world… Thank you so much for all your help; I wouldn't be doing this without your course.

 Equine Trader interviews Trudy