Rogue is a well trained and beautifully socialised boy so we're kicking off the series with a super fun and easy session. The location for the session is a gorgeous off-leash dog beach and the weather is fine and sunny. In this 24 minute episode, we cover backlighting, action, candid dog and owner shots and creating amazing twilight images.
"This video was filled with wonderful information, from handling the subject to specific settings on the camera. I greatly appreciate the emphasis on lighting, too."
The most important thing you need to do before you start shooting
What causes flare when shooting with backlight, and how to avoid it
How to choose where to position dogs when backlighting
Noisemakers or treats? When to use them
How to use fewer elements to create more visual interest in your work
How planning less can result in a more relaxed session
Which focus mode you should use when shooting portraits
An easy method for shooting awesome blind action photos
How to expose correctly and maintain quality in your twilight shots
Follow along with the full Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop editing process for a backlit portrait image of Rogue. This comprehensive tutorial is 20 minutes long and includes tips to help you bring out the warmth of your backlit images.
What lens correction profiles are and why you should use them
A quick way to set white balance
Why I prefer not to use the Exposure slider
Why you shouldn't crop your images before exporting from Lightroom
What you can spend 5 minutes doing to greatly improve your final edit
"I particularly appreciate the fact that we have access to the RAW file to try out ourselves the methods shown in the post processing tutorials. That's a great way to work on the technique."
Follow along with the full Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop post-processing process. This comprehensive tutorial is a little more advanced. It's 20 minutes long and brimming with loads of tips, tricks and time-saving shortcuts.
How your exposure choices directly effect the editing process
Advanced techniques for managing tones using the Histogram
The best way to use Lightroom's tools to enhance skies
How to selectively remove colour casts in Photoshop
How to enhance the image quality after heavy editing
A two-hour, real-life dog photography shoot professionally edited down to around the length of a TV episode. Watch anytime, anywhere. No deadlines. No pressure. Tons of value.
A downloadable companion learning guide to summarise and expand on the video content. Includes handy tips, images with full settings, some with behind the scenes photos.
Optionally subscribe to the daily tip series accompanying the episode. Bite sized ways to improve your pet photography – delivered daily so you can read and absorb straight away.
Exclusive access to the full client image gallery. See the actual results of the shoot in high quality, just as the client would see them.
Comprehensive editing tutorials. Watch a complete image edit using professional Adobe photo editing software - Lightroom and Photoshop.
Download the RAW image files used in the editing tutorials so you can play along at home, while watching the editing videos. Nothing better than learning by doing!
A challenging and super fun quiz to test your knowledge and keep you on your toes! Download the Cheat Sheet for full explanations of the answers.
Ask questions about the training and interact with other students. No such thing as a silly question here - and all are answered personally by Charlotte!
Join me with Elli and Freya as we explore the forest. Learn to create soft ethereal portraits and stunning action shots.
Join me as we photograph Niku the Husky at this beautiful bayside location. Learn to create stunning twilight portraits!