Online Mentoring

Need 1:1 help from an expert?

Online forums, photo sharing sites and social media groups can be great for the odd tip or interaction with the pros in the industry, but getting dedicated assistance with your unique pet photography shooting and editing challenges can sometimes be a challenge!

You're in luck though - I offer a variety of online solutions to give you that focused 1:1 attention from an expert - even when that expert is on the other side of the world!

"Charlotte changed the way I see my photography.
Her answers were exactly what I needed and gave me another perspective about my style. She helped me choose my best images, gave tips on how to improve each one of them and suggestions for future sessions. Now, every time I am editing, I think about the things she said and because of that, I feel much more confident."

Deise de Oliveira
Brazil

Online Mentoring

One of the best ways to improve your photography is to have your work looked at by an experienced photographer - that's me - in your exact specialist area of photography!

I believe in gentle but honest constructive criticism - this is what will help you improve across the following areas:

Creative photography skills
  • Working with the natural light for a well lit subject and background
  • Ensuring the dog has beautiful catchlights in their eyes
  • Using the location to create variety
  • Timing (especially important for action, but also for portraits)
  • Connection with your subject
  • Pose, expression and body language of the dog
Technical photography skills
  • Choosing the right shutter speed and aperture (depth of field) to create the look you want to achieve
  • Deciding on the perfect exposure - always keeping in mind what's possible in the editing process
  • Troubleshooting the #1 shooting aspect people struggle with - sharpness!
  • Improving focusing technique
Editing skills and techniques
  • Learning what's possible when it comes to editing
  • Setting the correct white balance / colour balance
  • Creating a full range of tones from darkest blacks to brightest whites
  • Attention to detail - tidying up the image and removing distractions
  • Cropping and creative composition

Online Mentoring Session Options

10 IMAGES

$200

AUSTRALIAN DOLLARS

Available worldwide

Send 10 images in high resolution

I’ll review the images and record a video with constructive feedback - guaranteed to help you improve!

BONUS: Receive a video recording of your session to keep

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20 IMAGES

$250

AUSTRALIAN DOLLARS

Available worldwide

Send 20 images in high resolution

We video call and review the images together through screen share - I offer constructive feedback and we chat about how you can improve!

BONUS: Receive a video recording of your session to keep

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FIRST HOUR

$250

AUSTRALIAN DOLLARS

Available worldwide

We chat for an hour while you grill me about anything and everything! Topics can range from talking through camera setup and discussing shooting issues, to editing demos and image critiques.

Repeat sessions or extra time is reduced to $220 AUD per hour.

BONUS: Receive a video recording of your session to keep

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"Charlotte, thank you so much for my mentoring session! It was SO helpful and your enthusiasm and suggestions were fantastic. I've been shooting and editing for years without any substantive feedback and your comments have really helped me "see" my photos differently. Game changer! I'm so grateful!"

Ashley Dobbin Calkins
United States

Ongoing Mentorships

Ongoing mentorships are available to pet photographers worldwide who are keen to improve their shooting and editing skills under the helpful guidance of an experienced mentor.

Editing techniques can be easily demonstrated online through online video conferencing and screen sharing, with a video recording of sessions provided that can be watched and re-watched in high quality after the live session.

We can also just sit and chat about your current challenges, troubleshooting any issues you may be having with shooting or editing. We can even mix and match some live editing with some constructive critiques of your images. Online mentoring sessions can be completely customised to suit you.

Ongoing mentorships can be arranged - for example a 6 or 12 month program with monthly live calls. These mentorships are quoted on request, so please enquire if you'd like to chat about your options.

Please note: Topics related to running a pet photography business (pricing, sales, marketing etc) are not covered by this mentoring experience. For the business of pet photography, I highly recommend Nicole Begley's Hair of the Dog Academy.

"Seeing Charlotte in action and her amazing editing tips made the most out of my mentoring sessions. The skills I learned have made me more confident to move directly in to the high end market. If you have some money to invest in your business, don't buy a new lens, it won't make you a better photographer - but priceless lessons from Charlotte will! "

Margeaux Nicholas
Canada

Book your online mentoring session

Here's a few things to keep in mind before booking your online mentoring experience.

  • Please book at least two weeks in advance
  • Your requested date may not be available – please be patient with the scheduling process
  • If you’re on the opposite side of the globe and are booking a video call – keep time zones in mind!
  • USA / Canada: Afternoon/evening sessions only, Sunday to Thursday (your time)
  • UK / Europe: Morning sessions only, Monday to Friday (your time)
  • No need to select a time and date for a Recorded Image Critique

I can't wait to hear from you!

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