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Photographing a Camera Shy Dog dog training pet photography tips Mar 11, 2019

Back in 2017 at Barkjour (our out-of-this-world pet photography retreat in southern France), one of our attendees, Leslie, took some video of...

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Setting up a custom workspace in Photoshop free editing tutorials Oct 18, 2018

I was recently asked how I got my Photoshop looking so “simple” when it came to the tabs on the right hand side. Like so many things in...

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Mally Muster 2018 "Northern Lights" Photo Booth - Speed Edit speed edits Jul 31, 2018

In 2018 at the annual Mally Muster fundraising event for Brisbane rescue group Shamroq (Siberian Husky and Alaskan Malamute Rescue of Queensland),...

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How to Train Your Dog Model in 5 Easy Steps pet photography tips Dec 12, 2017

Maybe (like me) your journey into professional pet photography started out with you photographing your own dogs. Also maybe (like me) you found it...

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Editing Quick Tip - Adjustment Brush Auto Masking free editing tutorials Nov 21, 2017

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In this video, I share the one setting that will change your life when it comes...

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Editing Quick Tip - Straight Line Leash Removal free editing tutorials Nov 21, 2017

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In this super quick video, I demonstrate the quickest and easiest way I know to...

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Editing Quick Tip - Head Swap using Auto Align Layers free editing tutorials Nov 21, 2017

Editing Quick Tip (well, I tried to make it quick!) of the day - using Photoshop's Auto Align Layers feature to make head swaps quicker and much...

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5 Essential Items for Pet Photographers pet photography tips Nov 20, 2017

Pet photography is a super specialised field and with that comes specialised equipment and tools of the trade. Find out the five things I just...

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13 Elements of Composition for Pet Photographers pet photography tips Oct 16, 2017

Taking your photography up a notch means understanding and using some common, but often overlooked, elements of composition. Ranging from the...

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12 Tips for Working with Pets and their People pet photography tips Aug 19, 2017

Often we specialise in pet photography because we relate to animals better than people, am-I-right? There will inevitably come a time when you do...

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The Ultimate Guide to Back Button Focus for Pet Photographers action pet photography tips Jun 09, 2017

Welcome! You're probably here because you've heard about this mystical "BBF" - and wondered what it is and why people would want to use it. A...

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Shooting tutorial videos are coming! news May 26, 2017

At the beginning of this year, I ran a pet photography learning survey and had a HUGE response. It was great to get an insight into...

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7 Tips for Photographing Puppies pet photography tips Mar 14, 2017

Downy soft fur, needle sharp teeth, little waggly tails and puppy breath… is there anything more adorable than a puppy? As tricky as it can...

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Complete the pet photography learning survey! news Jan 17, 2017

A big hello and happy new year to all you lovely pet photography professionals and enthusiasts! I've started off 2017 with a...

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Re-edit ~ Why so blue, Harley? editing Jul 01, 2016

I checked my phone again, still no text message. After waiting all day for an exact address to be texted through from my client's...

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8 Tips for Capturing Creative Cat Photos pet photography tips Mar 31, 2016

Photographing cats and kittens is a whole different game than working with dogs. In some ways, they are easier, but in others, they are so much...

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9 Ways to Rock Your Urban Dog Photography Sessions pet photography tips Mar 13, 2016

Shooting in urban environments can be challenging. In this series, I take you through some super helpful tips for working in busy locations,...

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Before & After: Pushing the Boundaries before & after Mar 12, 2016

I took this image at the end of a mentoring session, just for fun, knowing that I was going to use the shot to demonstrate some editing techniques...

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Leash Removal Using Patching Speed Edit Sep 08, 2015

Please note this is a demo only (not a tutorial) and as such, there is no commentary or sound. The video plays in real time so it should be...

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Great Dane Head Swap Photoshop Editing Tutorial free editing tutorials Jun 09, 2015

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Group shots of dogs can be pretty tricky to nail in-camera at the best of...

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Irresistible Words Review reviews Jun 05, 2015

Like countless bends already traversed, the stony path curved ahead of me, the scenery beyond hidden by thick bushes. New sandals...

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Peter's Mentoring Session with Diesel the Border Collie mentoring Mar 30, 2015

As is always the case in summer in Queensland, the humid and stormy weather played havoc with scheduling Peter's full day of mentoring. Initially...

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Jodie's Mentoring Session with Shay the Border Collie mentoring Mar 11, 2015

Aspiring pet photographers book mentoring sessions with me for a range of reasons. Sometimes, they might need a bit of practice working with a dog...

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Christine's Mentoring Session with Juno the Border Collie mentoring Feb 06, 2015

Launching into a career in pet photography can be an incredibly exciting but often overwhelming process. Not only do you need to develop the...

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