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Are you focused on improving your pet photography editing skills?

We firmly believe editing your images is an important part of the process of creating amazing pet photography.

Editing Unleashed includes access to a range of editing-related resources created by Charlotte Reeves and Craig Turner-Bullock, all in a searchable central location!

And best of all, it's added to constantly! We release a brand new Unleashed Edit every month, and a new Editing Toolbox video every Friday.

Read on to discover more, or join now!

P.S. If you're interested in improving both your shooting and editing skills, we have the Premium Membership, but if you're just interested in editing, the Editing Unleashed membership is for you!

 

Join the Editing Unleashed Membership for instant access to a wealth of editing resources!

Monthly Subscription

$29/month

What's included:

  • Every Unleashed Edit we've ever released (25+) with a new edit released every month
  • All our handy Editing Toolbox videos (50+), captioned, timecoded and ad-free with a new tutorial released every Friday
  • Awesome editing related Bonuses
Subscribe Now

Yearly Subscription

$297/year

What's included:

  • Every Unleashed Edit we've ever released (25+) with a new edit released every month
  • All our handy Editing Toolbox videos (50+), captioned, timecoded and ad-free with a new tutorial released every Friday
  • Awesome editing related Bonuses
  • Yearly Member Bonus! Receive a complimentary 20 minute Lifeline call with Craig or Charlotte, where they can help you with any editing issues live!
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Pssst... you can also get access to ALL this content and much, much more in the Unleashed Education Premium Membership.

What's included?

There's three main sections included in this editing-focused membership.

Unleashed Edits

Join Charlotte and Craig as they guide you through comprehensive start-to-finish edits of their favourite images in these professionally-produced video tutorials.

Depending on the edit, they run between 18-35 minutes, are fluff-free (only good content) and have English closed captions so you won’t miss a thing.

Skip to the sections you’re interested via the provided timecodes, and download the actual RAW files so you can play along at home.

25 tutorials and counting - new tutorials added monthly!

Editing Toolbox

Bite-sized tutorials (5-15 minutes long) where we share one quick tip, trick or technique to make your pet photography editing life easier!

Ad-free and with full English closed captions and timecodes, this is a great distraction and ad-free alternative to watching these on YouTube.

There are currently nearly 50 videos available, with new videos added weekly.

50 videos and counting - new videos added every Friday!

Editing Bonuses

This section is added to constantly! Visit and discover new member-exclusive editing-related resources.

In this section, Charlotte's complete Workflow & Editing Guide is available as an instantly downloadable 42-page illustrated PDF guide, valued at $47.

Also included are editing-focused live call replays and mini courses.

New content added regularly!

Beginner Unleashed Edits

 

 

Tabasco's Fiery Sunrise Shot

Photographing with backlight, especially when it’s not filtered through trees, can sometimes lead to too much light spilling onto a dogs face, which is exactly what happened to this shot of Tabasco

In this edit, Craig will show you how to fix that in Photoshop, along with the full process of editing to bring out the massive amount of detail in a medium format image file. 

Instructor: Craig Turner-Bullock

Video length: 23 minutes

Software: Lightroom and Photoshop 

 

 

Odie in the Rain

Odie was one of the wonderful dog models at a recent workshop, and right near the end of the shoot, Charlotte grabbed this shot of him amongst the yellow flowering gorse bushes while it was lightly raining.

Cloudy conditions made the light very flat, but for the edit, she wanted to accentuate the yellow of the flowers by warming up the background and painting with light to draw attention to Odie’s expression. In this edit, you’ll see just how easy it is to create a mood and enhance an image with flat lighting, just by doing a little painting with light in Lightroom.

Instructor: Charlotte Reeves

Video length: 24 minutes

Software: Lightroom Focused

 

 

White Dog Secrets

White dogs are lots of fun to photograph because they stand out so well in their surroundings. One thing that you absolutely must get right though is making sure they actually look white.

Sounds simple, right? But often in pet photography you see white dogs looking various shades of grey, or with obvious colour casts like blue, yellow or pink. In this tutorial I’m sharing some simple techniques in both Lightroom and Photoshop, for making white dogs look properly white.

Instructor: Charlotte Reeves

Video length: 25 minutes

Software: Lightroom and Photoshop 

 

 

Cesar's Hilltop Howl

This shot was taken during an intense golden sunset, but the RAW file lacks any of that colour and feeling and looks flat and cool.

In this edit, Craig will bring the life and colour back into the image, and walk you through his process for editing any elements that distract from the focal point of the image; Cesar howling.

Instructor: Craig Turner-Bullock

Video length: 18 minutes

Software: Lightroom and Photoshop 

 

 

Enzo's Background Extension

Don't you hate it when the shot with the best expression of your doggy subject also has the worst framing? You’ve often been so focused on getting the dog’s attention so you can get that all-important eye contact, your framing suffers and you have gone a little tight on the subject on one side.

The good news is, if you’ve been taking a bunch of photos in close succession with slightly different framing, you can use the technique in this tutorial to save the day, with a little help from one very handy feature of Photoshop.

Instructor: Charlotte Reeves

Video length: 18 minutes

Software: Lightroom and Photoshop 

 

 

Charlie Through Autumn Leaves

This dramatic image has a deceptively easy technique behind its creation, and in the tutorial, Craig spills the beans on exactly how it was shot to create this effect.

As simple as it was, the resulting image still needed some tweaks to colour, tone and content to accentuate the drama and improve the colour harmony.

Instructor: Craig Turner-Bullock

Video length: 11 minutes

Software: Photoshop Focused 

Intermediate Unleashed Edits

 

 

Maggie's New Brother, Billy

Billy and Maggie’s session amongst the wide-open, dramatic scenery of the hills above Christchurch was a first for Billy. Maggie is no stranger to Craig's camera lens though. The session was celebrating the arrival of her new baby brother. Because of the wide open space, the livestock all around us, and at Billy’s young age, they remained on leash for the whole session.

In this edit, Craig will show you how he enhances the drama of the sky, and deal with those leashes, as well as share some techniques in Lightroom and Photoshop that will be a great addition to your workflow as finishing touches.

Instructor: Craig Turner-Bullock

Video length: 33 minutes

Software: Lightroom and Photoshop 

 

 

Noodle's Black and White Edit

This shot of Noodle was taken on a rather overcast day, and while the light is fairly flat and not very dynamic, it does have some good aspects that make it ideal for a black and white conversion.

But what’s the best way to convert an image to black and white, without it looking flat? There’s a few different ways it can be done in both Lightroom and Photoshop.

In this edit you’ll learn what makes a good candidate for a black and white conversion, best practices for how to actually convert the image to greyscale in Lightroom - plus what to do with the image to create some drama after you’ve converted it!

Instructor: Charlotte Reeves

Video length: 32 minutes

Software: Lightroom and Photoshop

 

 

Molly's Autumn Leaf Pile

Craig was photographing Molly at a less than ideal time of day, with a short window of time to capture the images he needed.

This has meant the light on her isn't perfect, and there is some work to do on the composition and removing the leash. In this tutorial he’ll be showing you how to retain detail in bright highlights, sharing tips for cropping and composition, showing you how to paint with light and much more to make this image the best it can be.

Instructor: Craig Turner-Bullock

Video length: 25 minutes

Software: Lightroom and Photoshop

 

 

Lenny & Marley's Simple Composite

During this shoot with Lenny and Marley, it proved quite difficult to get both dogs to stop for long enough at the same time to create a portrait of them together. So Craig shot individual portraits in roughly the same spot, knowing he would be able to composite them together in the editing stage.

In this edit, you’ll learn how to create simple, realistic composite images, With tips on how to shoot for compositing as well as the process of scaling the images and putting them together in a believable way.

Instructor: Craig Turner-Bullock

Video length: 38 minutes

Software: Lightroom, Photoshop, and Topaz 

 

 

Opal's Storm Girl Edit

Something a little different from my usual sunlit style, this mini shoot with Charlotte's special little lady Opal took place one stormy afternoon on a rocky headland by the sea. She loves the limited colour palette and stormy tones created by the sky, water and rocks, but there’s quite a few elements in the image and it needed some work to bring attention to Opal, minimise distractions and enhance the light.

In this edit, Charlotte will use Lightroom’s masks to create the mood and selectively edit various parts of the image differently. Then it’s into Photoshop for the finishing touches including a virtual bath for Opal! Wishing it were this easy in real life.

Instructor: Charlotte Reeves

Video length: 37 minutes

Software: Lightroom and Photoshop

 

 

Maggie's Blissful Blossoms

Maggie’s expression is everything in this image. In this edit, Craig makes sure her blissful look is the focus with the yellow broome flowers playing a supporting role. He loves that gorgeous yellow backdrop, but there are a lot of elements that pull his attention and distract him from Maggie, so this image needs a lot of cleaning up and some selective adjustments to help direct the eye.

In this edit, Craig will mostly be using a variety of techniques in photoshop to deal with the issues mentioned and bring out the emotion in Maggie’s portrait.

Instructor: Craig Turner-Bullock

Video length: 40 minutes

Software: Lightroom, Photoshop, and Topaz

 

 

Beautiful Black Jessie

Black dogs are often seen as the most difficult colour of dog to photograph, and for a good reason. They need to be lit well when photographing them, with clean plentiful light. And when it comes to editing, there’s three very important things you need to keep in mind to make them look beautiful, shiny, clean and black!

In this edit, Charlotte shares exactly what you need to do to make black dogs look great, along with a bunch of other helpful tips for working with Masks in Lightroom. You also get to download her Sparkle Eyes Photoshop Action to install and use in your own edits!

Instructor: Charlotte Reeves

Video length: 26 minutes

Software: Lightroom and Photoshop

 

 

Roley's Frosty Forest Shot

Photographing cats on location is quite different from working with dogs. Take a look behind the scenes of Roley the Maine Coon’s frosty morning photoshoot before diving into Craig’s edit of his favourite shot from the session.

This edit will show you how to remove a leash and harness, how to enhance feline features as well as how to highlight some features of the location, without them overpowering the subject and taking all the attention.

Instructor: Craig Turner-Bullock

Video length: 36 minutes

Software: Lightroom and Photoshop

 

 

Charlie's 2 - Way Edit

Want to discover the power of RAW files? Then look no further!

In this tutorial, Craig edits one image in two completely different ways. Even though it was exposed as a silhouette, you’ll be amazed at how much detail can be recovered to result in an image full of detail. There’s plenty more to get stuck into from selectively colouring parts of an image, enhancing skies and adding a little extra colour harmony and a lot more!

Instructor: Craig Turner-Bullock

Video length: 27 minutes

Software: Lightroom and Photoshop

Advanced Unleashed Edits

Featured Advanced Edits

 

 

Bijou's Moody Edit

The light, composition and pose of Bijou in this semi-candid portrait was just begging for a dramatic and moody edit.

But with this backlit image so cool and flat, it really needed some work to correct the white balance and bring back some contrast to the background and the subject.

Lightroom’s new masking tools made this process much easier, allowing precise selections and edits that could be applied selectively to the image. A few tricks in Photoshop helped to complete the edit, before a little more local tweaking after the crop in Lightroom.

Instructor: Charlotte Reeves

Video length: 34 minutes

Software: Lightroom and Photoshop 

 

 

Loki's Lakeside Horizon Shift

This shot of Loki was taken on a very frosty winters morning and the lakeside location proved difficult to get the perfect angle. This meant Loki’s head/eyes ended up intersecting with the horizon.

So what’s the best way to deal with that after the shot has been taken? Well by moving the horizon of course!

In this edit you’ll learn how to move the horizon line so it isn’t intersecting a dogs head. Along with tips for removing distractions, extending the image, enhancing the misting morning anbd much more!

Instructor: Craig Turner-Bullock

Video length: 31 minutes

Software: Lightroom, Photoshop, and Topaz

More Advanced Edits

Keilah's Morning Seascape

With Charlotte Reeves

Converting a cool, underexposed shot into a bright and airy, sunshine-filled seaside portrait.

Zephyr's Low Key Portrait

With Charlotte Reeves

Create a low key image with warm colour harmony by painting with light.

Benson's Winter Wonderland

With Craig Turner-Bullock

How to edit beautiful white snow and create a believable snowy overlay from scratch.

June's Pastelicious Action Shot

With Charlotte Reeves

Discover the hidden magic and beauty of twilight lurking in a flat, dark RAW file.

Fixing Cleo's Collar

With Charlotte Reeves

Learn some handy new skills watching the reshaping process for a pulled-to-the-side collar in Photoshop.

Poppy's Splashtacular Action Shot

With Charlotte Reeves

Using a variety of methods and techniques in Photoshop to remove the owner from behind a splash.

Editing Toolbox Videos

Editing Bonuses

Extra pet photography editing resources

Here's a selection of additional resources that are all included in the Editing Unleashed Membership, with new resources being added all the time!

Workflow & Editing Guide PDF

Charlotte shares her complete Lightroom and Photoshop workflow with in this handy 42-page printable PDF guide.

Covering importing your images to Lightroom and backing them up to quickly culling a photo session. Delving into getting the most out of your RAW files using Lightroom's comprehensive toolkit.

In Photoshop she shares her top tips, specific to pet photography, for finishing off your images.

This resource is also available for purchase individually, priced at $49. It's also available for instant download when you join the Editing Unleashed Membership!

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Unleashing the New Lightroom Masking Tools

Bite-sized tutorials (5-15 minutes long) where we share one quick tip, trick or technique to make your pet photography editing life easier!

Ad-free and with full English closed captions and timecodes, this is a great distraction and ad-free alternative to watching these on YouTube.

There are currently nearly 50 videos available, with new videos added weekly.

50 videos and counting - new videos added every Friday!

Working with Layers in Photoshop

Understanding layers in Photoshop is an essential editing skill, but one that is often glossed over as common knowledge in most editing tutorials.

We've had so many requests for this topic that Charlotte created a special 5-part Editing Toolbox series focusing on everything you need to know as a pet photographer, about Photoshop layers.

Logically organised and simple to follow even for Photoshop beginners, this resource features full English closed captions and timecodes on every video.

Join the Editing Unleashed Membership for instant access!

Monthly Subscription

$29/month

What's included:

  • Every Unleashed Edit we've ever released (25+) with a new edit released every month
  • All our handy Editing Toolbox videos (50+), captioned, timecoded and ad-free with a new tutorial released every Friday
  • Awesome editing related Bonuses
Subscribe Now

Yearly Subscription

$297/year

What's included:

  • Every Unleashed Edit we've ever released (25+) with a new edit released every month
  • All our handy Editing Toolbox videos (50+), captioned, timecoded and ad-free with a new tutorial released every Friday
  • Awesome editing related Bonuses
  • Yearly Member Bonus! Receive a complimentary 20 minute Lifeline call with Craig or Charlotte, where they can help you with any editing issues live!
Subscribe Now
Pssst... you can also get access to ALL this content and much, much more in the Unleashed Education Premium Membership.

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About your teachers

Charlotte and Craig

With 36 years of combined experience as working professional pet photographers (Craig actually celebrated his 20th year as a pet photographer in 2021), we have a wealth of knowledge to share with you. We’ve spent years shooting for both personal and commercial clients, creating award-winning images in the process. We’ve both completed personal projects and have firmly established (but constantly evolving) styles of our own.

We’re not primarily teachers or business people who have decided to teach photography to make money. We’re photographers first, who also share a passion for helping pet photographers around the world to learn, grow and succeed in their chosen field.

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