In this 3.5 minute RealShoots episode sneak peek I demonstrate how to work with the owner to photograph an on-leash dog to create a natural looking standing portrait at a gorgeous seaside location. This is just a small taste of the full episode, which is 41 minutes long - find out more below!
Niku is your typical arctic breed. Absolutely gorgeous, of course! But also highly distracted by other dogs, small animals, birds, people - so, basically everything - while out and about in new places. You'll see her high prey drive in action when she spots a bush turkey.
I worked with Niku on-leash in this lovely bayside location on a very cloudy day. In this 41 minute episode you'll find out how I deal with the flat light and her highly distracted nature to obtain some beautiful expression-filled portraits, hilarious action shots and dreamy twilight images.
"I feel Niku by the Bay really emphasizes the creativity and flexibility necessary to work with less than perfect conditions and dogs that might have a different agenda. Watching Charlotte make on-the-fly adjustments, adapt to what the dog is giving her rather than trying to force the dog to cooperate, and deal with various distractions and interruptions allowed a first hand look at how an experienced photographer manages potential frustrations while still producing breathtaking images."
This editing video is 36 minutes long (with plenty of speed edits to whisk you through) and takes you through the process of removing a person and completing altering the composition! You'll also learn some big tweaks to turn a flat, dull shot into an atmospheric work of art.
Why you should be open to attempting big changes to an image to create something truly special
How to identify which edits to apply selectively in Lightroom
How to approach major "invisibility cloak" edits when the person is a prominent part of the image
Tips for seamlessly matching different parts of the image after a major change
How to use composition to draw attention to the subject
How to create a custom vignette to make your subject pop
"Brilliant episode for those cloudy days. Charlotte shows how to go from drab to fab in Lightroom and Photoshop, plus plenty of other editing tips and tricks. "
In this 36 minute comprehensive editing tutorial, I guide you through step-by-step to create a stunning, colourful twilight portrait of Niku on the jetty, fully utilising the one tiny bit of colour in an otherwise drab sky!
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 Bandit at this busy suburban park. Learn how to shoot water action & expressive portraits!
Join me with Armani and Kentucky the Hungarian Vizslas as we explore this country paradise!