The first 6-month interactive challenge-based online dog photography course in our Unleashed Challenges series! Focusing on helping you to learn new shooting skills and create more variety in your work.
Enrolment Opens April 2023
The 2022 Embark course is currently running!
The next Embark course will run from May 2023 until October 2023.
If you'd like to be notified when this online course is open for enrolment, please enter your details below.
Feel like you're stuck in a creative rut?
Are you taking the same standard set of shots every time you head out to shoot?
Scrambling for new ideas to make your work interesting and fun for yourself, your dog, or your clients?
Let's flip the script...
You’re heading out to a photo session, feeling confident, inspired and excited.
Tucked away in your brain is an entire library of possible shot ideas, with a solid knowledge of exactly how to create each type of shot.
You'll instinctively know how to find the perfect spot, how to use the light, how to handle the dog and which exposure and focus settings to use - plus what to do when things don’t go according to plan!
This is the outcome we want for you after completing Unleashed Challenge courses. Never again will you stop in the middle of a session, client waiting expectantly, completely out of ideas and struggling to know what to do next.
We’ve put our many years of dog photography experience into creating these world-first interactive online dog photography challenges. And we'd love to share them with you!
We can give you the key to unlock your creativity and unleash amazing variety in your work!
- Charlotte & Craig 📸 🐶 ✨
"Embark has been phenomenal! If you are wondering if you should enroll, the answer is YES! You'll learn more than you can imagine and have fun doing it."
- Jennifer, USA
I loved Embark! It got me out shooting and trying new things. I loved being part of a group of other photographers who were all working on the same things. The support from Craig and Charlotte was incredible. These challenges really help you spice things up, push you outside your comfort zone and turn you into a much better photographer.
How does it work?
Embark is an interactive dog photography course based on completing shooting challenges. The course runs for six months, and includes 12 challenges - a new one every two weeks.
We guide you step-by-step through the creation of each shot! We provide a full instructional video, behind-the-scenes footage, plenty of real-life examples and stories, a downloadable cheat sheet and daily encouragement and inspiration.
At the end of each two-week challenge, we select the Top 20, Top 10, and winner of the challenge. Our judging session is recorded and shared in the course, so you can watch the feedback we give on every image submitted for the challenge. This has been described by many as the most valuable part of the experience!
Get valuable exposure for your website, blog or social media accounts if your submission is selected for the Top 20 or Top 10 - we share on our socials and blog.
At the end of the six month course, we wrap up with the Embark Awards! A special guest helps us judge all completed image portfolios and we choose an overall winner plus second and third place.
There's also a pop-up Facebook group for support, inspiration and feedback from your fellow community.
Improve your skills and get your photo-mojo back with Embark!
Charlotte and Craig have done an incredible job. These challenges will get you out shooting, push you to think hard and try harder, and your photography will improve as a result. You’ll have a whole new set of skills and experiences. The other participants are supportive and the bar is HIGH!
I am part of several pet photography education groups and nothing has gotten me behind the lens like Embark. It is easy to get feedback both from other photographers in the group and Craig and Charlotte. My portfolio has expanded and my skillset has grown more in the past 6 months than in the past 2 years!
See the Embark shooting challenges!
We can't wait to show you exactly how to shoot these!
"Embark is a brilliantly creative and fun way to upskill the beauty of pet photography and learn new techniques from the best in the business. Charlotte and Craig are supportive, encouraging and convey their insights and knowledge to be successful in these rounds in really clear and easy to follow ways. "
- Yamile, USA
Included in the Embark Course
Enrolment opens April 2023
If you'd like to be notified when the course is open for enrolment, please enter your details below.
Frequently Asked Questions
We know you probably have a lot of questions about exactly how Embark works, so we’ve put together some answers for you. If your query isn't answered here, please get in touch.
What level photographer is Embark suited to?
What camera equipment do I need?
What editing software do I need?
I don’t run a pet photography business, is this course still suitable for me?
Can I enrol in Embark after it's started?
I’m quite time-poor, how much time will each individual challenge require?
Once the course starts, can I see all 12 individual challenges straight away?
Do I have to submit my challenge images on schedule or can I go at my own pace?
Can I submit images taken before the challenge start date?
Can I use my own dog or dogs for the challenges?
Do I get anything special if I complete Embark in the 6 month time frame?
Is there an overall “winner” of Embark, and what prizes are on offer?
Do I have to join the Facebook group? And what does "popup" group mean?
Do I get feedback on my submitted images?
What happens if I can't keep up with the challenge deadlines?
Is Embark included in the Membership?
Do I need to be an Unleashed Education Member to enrol in Embark?
How long do I get access to the course?
Will there be future opportunities to enrol in Embark?
Will there be more Unleashed Challenge courses in the future after Embark?
Here's what some of our previous Embarkers had to say about their experience!
Plus, check out their amazing challenge images.
"I’ve learned so much from participating in Embark and have experimented with my photography more than I ever have before. The challenges have really helped me think more about how I approach each session in order to achieve variety throughout. Charlotte and Craig are always encouraging and constructive with feedback and the Facebook Members group is such a happy place to be. Thank you so much for a fantastic experience."
- Sarah, UK
About your teachers
Charlotte and Craig
With 36 years of combined experience as working professional pet photographers (Craig 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.Find Out More