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How to Train Your Dog Model in 5 Easy Steps pet photography tips Dec 12, 2017

By Charlotte Reeves

Maybe (like me) your journey into professional pet photography started out with you photographing your own dogs. Also maybe...

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Editing Quick Tip - Adjustment Brush Auto Masking free editing tutorials Nov 21, 2017

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In this video, I share the one setting that will change your life when it comes...

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Editing Quick Tip - Straight Line Leash Removal free editing tutorials Nov 21, 2017

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In this super quick video, I demonstrate the quickest and easiest way I know to...

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Editing Quick Tip - Head Swap using Auto Align Layers free editing tutorials Nov 21, 2017

Editing Quick Tip (well, I tried to make it quick!) of the day - using Photoshop's Auto Align Layers feature to make head swaps quicker and much...

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5 Essential Items for Pet Photographers pet photography tips Nov 20, 2017

By Charlotte Reeves

Pet photography is a super specialised field and with that comes specialised equipment and tools of the trade. Find out the...

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13 Elements of Composition for Pet Photographers pet photography tips Oct 16, 2017

By Charlotte Reeves

Taking your photography up a notch means understanding and using some common, but often overlooked, elements of composition....

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12 Tips for Working with Pets and their People pet photography tips Aug 19, 2017

By Charlotte Reeves

Often we specialise in pet photography because we relate to animals better than people, am-I-right? There will inevitably come...

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The Ultimate Guide to Back Button Focus for Pet Photographers action pet photography tips Jun 09, 2017

By Charlotte Reeves

Welcome! You're probably here because you've heard about this mystical "BBF" - and wondered what it is and why people...

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Shooting tutorial videos are coming! news May 26, 2017

At the beginning of this year, I ran a pet photography learning survey and had a HUGE response. It was great to get an insight into...

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7 Tips for Photographing Puppies pet photography tips Mar 14, 2017

By Charlotte Reeves

Downy soft fur, needle sharp teeth, little waggly tails and puppy breath… is there anything more adorable than a puppy?...

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Re-edit ~ Why so blue, Harley? editing Jul 01, 2016

I checked my phone again, still no text message. After waiting all day for an exact address to be texted through from my client's...

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8 Tips for Capturing Creative Cat Photos pet photography tips Mar 31, 2016

By Charlotte Reeves

Photographing cats and kittens is a whole different game than working with dogs. In some ways, they are easier, but in others,...

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9 Ways to Rock Your Urban Dog Photography Sessions pet photography tips Mar 13, 2016

By Charlotte Reeves

Shooting in urban environments can be challenging. In this series, I take you through some super helpful tips for working in...

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Before & After: Pushing the Boundaries before & after Mar 12, 2016

By Charlotte Reeves

I took this image at the end of a mentoring session, just for fun, knowing that I was going to use the shot to demonstrate some...

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Leash Removal Using Patching Speed Edit Sep 08, 2015

Please note this is a demo only (not a tutorial) and as such, there is no commentary or sound. The video plays in real time so it should be...

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Great Dane Head Swap Photoshop Editing Tutorial free editing tutorials Jun 09, 2015

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Group shots of dogs can be pretty tricky to nail in-camera at the best of...

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Irresistible Words Review reviews Jun 05, 2015

By Charlotte Reeves

Like countless bends already traversed, the stony path curved ahead of me, the scenery beyond hidden by thick bushes....

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Peter's Mentoring Session with Diesel the Border Collie mentoring Mar 30, 2015

As is always the case in summer in Queensland, the humid and stormy weather played havoc with scheduling Peter's full day of mentoring. Initially...

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Jodie's Mentoring Session with Shay the Border Collie mentoring Mar 11, 2015

Aspiring pet photographers book mentoring sessions with me for a range of reasons. Sometimes, they might need a bit of practice working with a dog...

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Christine's Mentoring Session with Juno the Border Collie mentoring Feb 06, 2015

Launching into a career in pet photography can be an incredibly exciting but often overwhelming process. Not only do you need to develop the...

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10 Tips for Taking Better Action Photos of Dogs Jan 01, 2015

Flying ears, flapping tongues and crazy eyes. Action photos of dogs are often hilarious and always incredibly popular, but as you may have...

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Roslyn's Mentoring Session with Unit the American Staffordshire Terrier mentoring Oct 24, 2014

I drove into the carpark rubbing sleep from my eyes. After staying up late to pick my partner up from the airport, then leaving to get to...

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Kelly's Mentoring Session with Shogun the Golden Retriever backlighting mentoring Oct 02, 2014

After the five hour flight from Brisbane to Perth, I was keen to get moving and explore! We had narrowed the shoot location down to a few...

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Winter Wonderland Creation in Photoshop - Speed Edit speed edits Aug 15, 2014

At the annual Mally Muster fundraising event for Brisbane rescue group Shamroq (Siberian Husky and Alaskan Malamute Rescue of Queensland), myself...

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