In this 2 minute RealShoots episode sneak peek I work with Bandit and his owners to create some posed pathway portraits, using positive reinforcement and rewarding him often when he stayed in place for us. This is just a small taste of the full episode, which is 26 minutes long - find out more below!
His parentage is unknown, but there's thought to be some Rhodesian Ridgeback in there somewhere and I'm not sure where those ears come from, but they are super cool. Bandit doesn't have a high level of obedience and isn't really interested in chasing a ball, much preferring to wander off and in typical boy dog fashion, check his pee-mail in the nearby bushes!
The location for the session was a suburban park with large open playing fields, cute little creek and a secret graffiti spot. In this 26 minute episode, I work directly with Bandit and his humans to create environmental portraits, dog-and-owner shots, candid and directed action and expression filled portraits.
"The shooting video is full of great information to improve your own dog shoots, and the post-processing videos are very easy to follow, very clear, she explains everything perfectly - not too fast, not to slow. "
Follow along with the full Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop post-processing process for a backlit portrait image of Bandit from the shoot. This comprehensive tutorial is 23 minutes long and shows the process used to transform a cold underexposed shot into a riot of warm colour and life.
Adjusting white balance without a neutral reference point
Selective colour adjustment with the HSL panel
Why subtle adjustments rule
How to save time when using the Adjustment Brush
How to selectively improve detail in the highlights
How to remove stubborn colour casts on the dog from green grass
A tricky method in Photoshop to remove colour casts
How one filter can sharpen details and remove noise
"When it's not feasible to travel half-way around the world to learn from one of the best dog photographers, this training series is the next best thing!"
Crafting great group shots can be a challenge, but in this tutorial we explore how to use some digital trickery to capture that perfect group shot where everyone is in focus, and has a great expression. Follow along with the full Lightroom and Photoshop editing process. This comprehensive tutorial is nearly 25 minutes long and will set you on the right path to creating family portraits - where everyone looks good!
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 Armani and Kentucky the Hungarian Vizslas as we explore this country paradise!
Join me with Rogue the Border Collie at this beautiful off-leash beach in the sun. Learn to shoot backlight and twilight!