Bendy started off her life as a racing Greyhound. When it became obvious she wasn't going to win any races (in fact, she came dead last in every race she ran) she was re-homed through Brisbane rescue group, Gumtree Greys. Totally landing on her feet, she's now has a permanent spot reserved for her on the couch in her new home.
During this episode, I work with Bendy to capture expression - those stubborn little Greyhound ears are pretty selective about when they make an appearance. We also explore how to shoot in a suburban environment and work using various types of light to show off a lovely black coat.
"I loved this episode. I myself struggle sometimes to have sighthound ears up. This episode is filled with so many useful tips about how to deal with these kind of dogs on location."
The intriguing science behind the colour black - no lab coat required (unless it's a black Lab of course)
What to keep in mind when editing pictures of black dogs, to keep them looking natural
The one thing that turns a "photo of a dog" into a true personality-filled portrait of a dog
The simple angle change you can make to drastically improve your images
How to give your client encouragement when things aren't going according to plan
When to persevere instead of giving up, when a shot just isn't coming together
Why shooting action isn't always a good idea
How to give yourself some time to yourself and space to think during a session (without being rude)
How to prevent image flare and haze while you are shooting
How to identify special moments that will help tell the story of your client's relationship with their dog
The first editing video is 24 minutes long and comprehensively covers how to fix an image that exhibits sun flare and haze, covering techniques in both Lightroom and Photoshop.
"This episode is another winner. Not only does it cover how to meet the challenges of photographing black dogs, but there are wonderful tips on how to see your surroundings in a way that lets you find hidden gems in terms of places to photograph. And, as always WONDERFUL editing tutorials!"
You'll find yourself so engrossed in this 30 minute video, you'll wonder where the time went! Covering the complete process in both Photoshop and Lightroom, this advanced tutorial works through an urban image creation with perspective fixes, object removal and image reconstruction.
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 and Benji the rescue pup as we shoot some action in the park then explore a cute mountain-top village.
Meet 3-dog pack Jaspah, Pippa and Bunji and join us as we explore open fields and pine forests in this fantastic off-leash location.