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Occasionally I run live events through Zoom or Facebook Live for my students, and the content and discussion is always gold, so it's a shame to waste it. I love turning these into free live call replays to share with everyone - they're a great way to get a taster of my teaching style!
Watch over my shoulder as I edit a mini-session of my own dogs, Fletcher and Opal, photographed on my property while "staying at home" during COVID-19 in April 2020.
Learning to shoot in Manual can be daunting, so watch this excellent learning resource for pet photographers!
In-depth, value-packed pet photography guides direct from the blog.
Going beyond just camera settings, these steps are all essential pieces of the puzzle when shooting these awesome "run to me" style action shots, helping you create that one perfect photo to wow your audience!
Taking your photography up a notch means understanding and using some common, but often overlooked, elements of composition. These tips range from the classic rule of thirds to the more obscure.
Though not a magical way of getting all your images in perfect focus, using the back button to focus is a technique with many advantages specifically for pet photographers.
These 5 essential training tips will get you off on the correct foot when starting fresh with a new muse, or back on track with photographing your own dogs!
Discover my best tips for successfully capturing amazing shots of cats, working with their individual traits to capture beautiful images focusing on their inherent beauty and unique personalities.
You'll be capturing gorgeous shots of black dogs in no time with these ten handy tips, focusing on lighting, choosing backgrounds and dealing with colour casts.
There will come a time when you need to photograph your furry subject's humans - knowing what to say, how to pose and what settings to use is vital info that you won't find anywhere else.
As tricky as it can be to obtain great images of dogs, capturing awesome shots of puppies is often even more challenging. Here are my top 7 tips to help you when photographing puppies!
Free guides focusing on developing your pet photography editing skills.
After many years of reviewing my student's images during portfolio reviews and critiques, I decided to share the top 10 mistakes I see and also how to fix them.
Free educational videos focusing on developing your pet photography editing skills.
In this Photoshop editing tutorial, I share my technique for quickly and easily combining multiple images into that one perfect shot.
This video takes you through the process of extending an image using Photoshop to suit an album cover template with bleed.
In this video, I share with you my tried and tested method in Photoshop for removing those stubborn red colour casts.
This 10-spread album design of Django the Koolie took around 12 minutes to create. The video is sped up 4x so you can see the entire process.
In this quick video, I cover how to create a custom workspace in Photoshop, by adding and removing tabs and tab groups and repositioning to suit.
In this editing tutorial, I take three separate group shots of a family of Great Danes and use the best parts from each to create a new "perfect" group shot.
Following on from my leash removal video tutorials in dog photos, I decided to share a similar but more complex job of removing the lead rope in a horse photography image.
In this video editing tutorial, I take an image of Blackie the Border Collie and remove different coloured colour casts on both his black and white fur.
In this tutorial, I take one shot of Xander from Arctic Breed Rescue through some basic finishing-off in Photoshop CS6, including leash removal and colour balance.
In this video tutorial, I take you through selecting images and basic editing of a photo session in Adobe Lightroom 5 with a rescue dog called Xander from Arctic Breed Rescue.
A longer video tutorial showing removal of the leash with Adobe Photoshop CS6 tools using more advanced techniques, as required by the busier background.