Join the Unleashed Education Premium Membership

Let's cut to the chase...

We created the Unleashed Education Premium Membership to help you create amazing pet photos.

Not just a collection of online courses (though it is that as well), our Membership is community-based. If you're the kind of person who thrives on interaction with your peers and feedback from professionals to help you improve, this membership is perfect for you!

Being a successful pet photographer requires a vast and varied skill set.

Regardless of your experience level, whether you're a fresh-faced newbie or seasoned portrait photographer, there will be gaps in your skill set - and that’s where Unleashed Education comes in!

As professional photographers and enthusiastic teachers, we believe in no-holds-barred sharing of our extensive pet photography shooting and editing knowledge, spanning * years of experience.

Read on to find out how we can help you achieve your pet photography dreams, whatever they entail (pun intended). We hope to see you in the membership soon!

- Charlotte and Craig ūüź∂ ūüďł ‚ú®

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Andrea Fleury

Charlotte and Craig have put together the world's best resource for pet photographers whether you're brand new in the industry or a professional. There is nothing on the market that compares to the expertise shared in this membership. It's overflowing with content!

Karen Black

There is such an amazing wealth of educational content in the Unleashed Membership. The platform is gold. I recently started joining in on the live calls and am smacking myself on the head for not joining sooner. I pick up helpful editing and shooting tips on each call, and interacting with the group on the live call is really fun!

Jennifer Patterson

Unleashed Education is simply the best pet photography training program out there if you want to expand your creativity and advance your photography and editing skills (and have fun while you're doing it)!

Everything listed below is included in the premium membership!

Nothing more to pay for all these amazing resources, as long as you are a member.

Premium Courses

Online courses covering the art of natural light, outdoors pet photography in shooting and editing.

Unleashing the Power of Colour for Pet Photographers

Discover how colour can elevate your pet photography!

Value: $997

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RealShoots® Complete Course

A behind-the-scenes reality show, about dog photography!

Value: $997

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Find Your Style

Helping you discover your glitter and elevate your craft.

Value: $997

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Working with Natural Light

Drastically improve your outdoor dog photos just by understanding light

Value: $197

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Sparkle Editing™

The secret sauce to making your pet photography shine!

Value: $397

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Learning Packages

In-depth videos and e-books covering specific pet photography topics.

Unleashing Expression Your Dog Photography

In this 75-minute video presentation and 90-page PDF slide deck, you will learn about what good expression looks like, and top tips on how to elicit engaging expressions from your dog models to capture their personality and captivate your viewers.

Value: $49

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7 Ways to Unleash Variety in Your Dog Photography Sessions

This 50-minute video presentation and 20-page downloadable Companion Guide PDF guide gives you Charlotte and Craig's best advice for simply and effectively creating a wide variety of different looks in a single session.

Value: $49

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Workflow & Editing Guide

This 70-page e-book guide covers Charlotte's entire, super efficient and easy-to-follow workflow, then delves into her editing process in both Adobe Lightroom Classic and Adobe Photoshop.

Value: $97

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The Low Down

In this video Craig shares ALL the reasons why shooting from a low angle will transform your pet photography. How low can you go? 

Value: $49

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Simplifying Manual Exposure for Pet Photographers

This 80-minute live call replay and 45-page PDF slide deck breaks down how to use manual exposure into simple concepts.

Value: $29

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A Beginner's Guide to Photographing Dogs 

In this 46-minute live recording, Craig walks you through the most important aspects of photographing dogs, starting before you even pick up a camera.

Value: $29

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10 Tips for Awesome Action Photos of Dogs

In this 42-minute video, you'll learn everything you need to know to massively improve your hit rate on the action shots that can be so hard to master, and create beautiful portraits of dogs in motion. 

Value: $49

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5 Mistakes Pet Photographers Are Making and How Not to Make Them

In this video, Craig discusses the five mistakes he sees pet photographers making, and how they can be avoided. Getting you started out on the right foot! 

Value: $29

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Plus these pet photography editing resources...

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

The Premium Membership 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 updated frequently! We release a brand new Unleashed Edits whenever we have something new to share, and a new Editing Toolbox video every Friday.

Read on to discover what's included...

 

What's included?

There are three main sections included in the Editing Unleashed area of the 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.

38 tutorials and counting - new tutorials added regularly!

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 videos on YouTube.

There are currently over 80 videos available, with new videos added weekly.

83 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 70-page illustrated PDF guide, valued at $97.

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

New content added regularly!

Editing Bonuses

Extra pet photography editing resources

Here's a selection of additional resources that are all included in the Editing Unleashed area of the 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 70-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.

Valued at $97, this is available for instant download when you join the Unleashed Education Premium Membership!

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Unleashing the New Lightroom Masking Tools

Catch the replay of this members-only live presentation! Join Charlotte as she takes an in-depth look at the new Adobe Lightroom masking tools, specifically related to pet photography.

During this video, we take a look at the new Subject and Sky selection tools, adding and subtracting from selections, colour and luminance range masking - so much good stuff to delve into.

Find out how it can revolutionise the way you edit (and how fast you can edit) in Lightroom!

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.

Beginner Unleashed Edits

Kara's Autumn Forest Run

The perfect action superstar, Kara obligingly ran towards us along this forest path, flanked by trees showing their best autumn colours.

Due to the shady lighting, the auto white balance has rendered the scene quite cool, and Kara’s black and white colouring needs some work to bring out the detail.

White balance alone is not enough to address this, so in this edit I’ll use both global adjustments and masks to bring this autumn action shot to life!

Instructor: Charlotte Reeves

Video length: 23 minutes

Software: Lightroom

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Sakinah in the Tussocks

In this image, gorgeous Sakinah was sitting in the tussocks bathed in warm light. However, the raw file is a little flat and lifeless.

In this beginner focussed edit, Craig will be guiding you through using Lightroom’s basic adjustments and more to bring some life back to the image.

Instructor: Craig Turner-Bullock

Video length: 22 minutes

Software: Lightroom

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Fletcher's Twilight Action Shot

Fletcher’s joyful expression was captured in this action shot, taken at twilight just after sunset.

The RAW file looks a bit flat and colourless though, so it needs some work in Lightroom to bring out the pastel sky tones and enhance the contrast in the subject.

Watch as Charlotte brings the image to life by enhancing the sky, removing distractions and improving the quality of the image using Topaz DeNoise AI.

Instructor: Charlotte Reeves

Video length: 38 minutes

Software: Lightroom, Photoshop, and Topaz 

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... plus 6 more Beginner edits!

Intermediate Unleashed Edits

Benson at the Orchard

Benson sat perfectly in the middle of this autumnal orchard row during our Unleashed Workshop in Arrowtown.

His position is crying out for a centered composition, but the image is a little tight, Thankfully Craig has another frame he can use to add space.

As with all RAW files, this is really lacking in colour, which was really vibrant on the day, so Craig also needs to use some colour adjustment tools to bring out the yellows and golds of autumn and really enhance the complementary colour harmony in the image.

Instructor: Craig Turner-Bullock

Video length: 22 minutes

Software: Lightroom and Photoshop

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Layla in Purple

Chocolate brown Layla looks gorgeous staring up from that carpet of purple blossoms. The symmetry is nearly perfect and the focus is perfectly on those pretty eyes.

But there’s a couple of problems. Where has all the colour gone? And what can we do about that obnoxiously bright tag and collar?

The good news is, all the colour is still there lurking in the RAW file, just waiting to be extracted. And Charlotte also has a great Photoshop technique to share to help with the collar and tag. Problems fixed!

Instructor: Charlotte Reeves

Video length: 35 minutes

Software: Lightroom and Photoshop, and Topaz

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Grimm's Urban Adventure

Border Collie puppy Grimm had his session in Christchurch’s CBD. It was a cloudy day which meant the light was soft and I could shoot in any direction to make the most of the urban backdrop.

This edit focuses on bringing contrast and a little added drama to an otherwise flat scene.

Watch as Craig works through several stages in both Lightroom and Photoshop to add shape and contour Grimm making him really pop against this monochromatic background.

Instructor: Craig Turner-Bullock

Video length: 29 minutes

Software: Lightroom and Photoshop

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... plus 15 more Intermediate edits!

Advanced Unleashed Edits

Ralph Sees in the New Year

Ralph was photographed at the beach during the first sunrise of 2023.

It does have a few issues to fix. Revealing the texture in Ralph’s fur showed his face has some flare over it. This is also a high contrast scene, so it needs a bit of work to pull out all the detail in Ralph and the sky.

Watch as Craig addresses these problems and shares some great tips for noise reduction and sharpening in Topaz to bring colour harmony to the finished edit.

Instructor: Craig Turner-Bullock

Video length: 30 minutes

Software: Lightroom, Photoshop, and Topaz

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Keilah's Morning Seascape

At Keilah’s morning beach session, the dark clouds eventually parted and out peeked the sun. With both bright sun and dark shadows, the dynamic range of the scene was very high, which meant that the image needed to be underexposed to try and capture all the tones. The white balance is also much cooler than it should be.

Watch and learn as Charlotte brightens and warms the image in both Lightroom and Photoshop, gradually building up the adjustments to give a subtly warm and bright seaside portrait with a beautiful soft feel.

Instructor: Charlotte Reeves

Video length: 43 minutes

Software: Lightroom, Photoshop, and Topaz

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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

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... plus 8 more Advanced edits!

Not to mention these amazing resources only available in the premium membership!

Unleashed Lives - Live Group Coaching Calls

Tune into the monthly live group coaching calls hosted by Charlotte and Craig, or catch the replays in the membership.

Photo Lab

Always wanted to see how someone else would edit your photo? Submit your RAW file to Craig and Charlotte (we each hold one call per month) then join the monthly live call. Even if you haven't submitted, these sessions are full of valuable pet photography shooting and editing tips.

2 x 1 Hour Monthly Live Calls

Photo Feedback

Seeking feedback from a professional on your images? Submit your images to Craig and Charlotte (we alternate each month) then join the monthly live call. Even if you haven't submitted, these sessions are full of valuable pet photography shooting and editing tips.

1 Hour Monthly Live Call

The Lounge

Join us on the lounge as we mastermind a different pet photography topic each month. Submit your questions online or be on the call live to have your questions answered by Craig, Charlotte and your Unleashed community members in an open, informal group discussion.

1 Hour Monthly Live Call

Even more membership perks...

They just keep on coming! We add new resources monthly.

Unleashed Artists

High quality, professionally produced classes from professional pet photographers worldwide. We hand-pick only the best at their craft to produce a 45 minute masterclass on their chosen topic.

New artists added regularly

Edit My Photo Challenge

Charlotte and Craig will supply one of their RAW files for you to edit at the start of the month. Submit your entry by the end of the month, then tune in to see who won. If you win, you get a snazzy website badge to share, plus the opportunity to have one of your RAW files edited by us!

Monthly Editing Contest

Private Facebook Community

Join this exclusive online community of Unleashed Education members. Share your work, get feedback, celebrate wins, get shooting and editing advice, and even connect with Charlotte and Craig directly!

Members-only Facebook Group

Plus all our future resources!

We have so much more planned for Unleashed Education. We're both constantly coming up with new ideas for learning resources, courses and educational videos. And every paid resource we produce will be automatically added to the membership so you receive instant free access. There's no additional cost to you as an Unleashed Education Member!

Joining is a no-brainer, really! ūü§Į

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"The Unleashed Education Premium Membership is full of top quality educational resources for anyone wanting to learn more about pet photography. The monthly live calls with photo and editing critiques are invaluable and it is a wonderful supportive community. Thank you so much Charlotte and Craig!"

- Michelle, Australia

Is this the right pet photography membership for you?

Whether you are aiming to start or grow your business, or perhaps this is simply a fun hobby - the skills we have to share will be invaluable in your personal pet photography journey.

You're a hobbyist, social media influencer or Instagram dog parent.

Basically, you aren't interested in starting a pet photography business.

Our membership is the perfect place for you! Because we focus only on the craft of pet photography - the shooting and editing side of things - 100% of the content contained within the membership can be applied to your non-business pet photography journey.

This makes our membership perfect for:

  • Hobbyists and enthusiastic amateurs
  • Instagram dog parents
  • Social media influencers
  • Those in related fields like dog training, dog walking or pet sitting
  • Pet rescue and shelter volunteer photographers

You're an enthusiastic amateur exploring the idea, or planning to make money from your photography.

We firmly believe that before offering professional pet photography services, you need to be producing solid, consistent work. When shooting for clients you’ll be working with unfamiliar dogs, in a range of locations, so having the tools to handle every situation is essential before offering pet photography as a paid service.

We can set you off on the right path and guide you to build a stunning portfolio of work.

When you are ready to turn your passion for pet photography into a profitable business, we can point you in the right direction of pet photography specific business education, covering marketing, pricing and sales.

You're an aspiring professional, or already have an existing pet photography business.

So you already have a pet photography or related business that offers pet photography as a service - great! You'll know by now that you never stop learning in this field. Craig and Charlotte, with their vast wealth of experience, still learn something new at every photo session!

We know you're busy running your business, but continued self-improvement and personal development is so important to keep your skills fresh and creativity churning along. Our aim is to give you some fun, engaging learning experiences to give you a welcome respite from all that day-to-day business work.

We can't wait for you to join us!

Michelle Crandall

Signing up for the Unleashed Education Membership has made a significant difference in my confidence and portfolio. The live feedback calls help when you apply what you've learned in the courses and are looking to improve. If you are on the fence, take the leap, you will be glad you did!

Janet Deltuva

Unleashed is an incredible resource to focus on improving your pet photographs. It is a safe space to receive kind and generous feedback and advance your skillset. I have said this once and can say it 100 times and it will still be true: I have a bachelors degree in photography and have been photographing professionally for 5 years. And I STILL find the content of Unleashed truly the best skill-based course all in one place.

Nicole Moyer

The value and content of the Unleashed Membership is beyond amazing! I feel like I have learned so much and I still have so much content to go through! Being a part of the Unleashed community has helped my confidence and motivation to continue learning and improving! 

What will you learn in the membership?

Giving you knowledge and tools to help fill in the gaps in your existing skill set, while putting you leaps and bounds ahead in the areas you’re more familiar with.

Shooting Topics

  • Working with natural light
  • Understanding and controlling exposure
  • Focusing
  • Cameras, lenses and specialist gear
  • Finding and working with locations
  • Planning photo sessions
  • Tips and tricks to get your subjects to stay where you need them to!
  • Working with dogs, reading body language and capturing expression
  • Photographing dogs in action
  • Photographing multiple dogs, puppies and dogs with their owners
  • Techniques for working with trained dogs, or (more often) completely untrained dogs
  • Framing and shooting for outstanding composition
  • Creating variety in your work
  • Creativity and developing your own unique style

Editing Topics

We also cover the flipside of shooting - editing - across stacks of editing resources. We use and teach industry-standard Adobe programs Lightroom and Photoshop, with step by step how-to’s and guides covering everything you need to know as a pet photographer:

  • File management and importing images
  • Workflow, culling and session management
  • Global adjustments to bring out the best in your RAW files
  • Local adjustments to enhance or fix areas in your photo
  • Dealing with colour casts
  • Basic pixel-level editing tasks such as eye booger cleaning, slobber wiping, leash and collar removal
  • Advanced editing techniques specifically for pets including head and body swaps, ‘making friends’, people and object removal
  • Painting with light to really enhance the finished product
  • Crafting panoramas and multi-image merges
  • Preparing your images for competition, online display and print

Join the Premium Membership

Please note: The only Unleashed Education resources not covered by the Premium Membership are the Unleashed Challenges, which will always be a separate enrolment. However, as a member, you do score a $100 member's discount if you enrol in the first challenge - Embark. ūüėŹ

Monthly Subscription

$49/month

USD

Includes:

Standalone Courses

Unlock immediate access to these incredible standalone courses and resources, valued at $4,013!

  • Unleashing the Power of Colour $997 value
  • RealShoots¬ģ¬†Complete Course¬†$997 value
  • Find Your Style¬†Course¬†$997 value
  • Sparkle Editing‚ĄĘ Course¬†$397 value
  • Working with Natural Light Course¬†$197 value
  • Plus more - too many to list!
Members-Only Monthly Events
  • Unleashed Live -¬†Photo Lab
  • Unleashed Live -¬†The Lounge
  • Unleashed Live - Photo Feedback
  • Edit My Photo - Editing Challenge
Additional Resources 
  • One free entry per year into the International Pet Photographer of the Year Awards
  • Editing Unleashed¬†(editing resource hub)
  • Unleashed¬†Artists (guest artists)
  • Members-only Facebook Group
  • Automatic access to all free resources
  • Plus more amazing pet photography shooting and editing education is added regularly!

Price is $49 per month, paid monthly via subscription.
No contract, cancel anytime.

Join now!

Yearly Subscription

$39/month

USD

Includes:

Everything in the monthly subscription, plus:

When you pay yearly, you save $120 compared to the monthly subscription - that's three months free!

Bonus - Lifeline Call

Book your complimentary 20 min lifeline call with Craig or Charlotte any time in your first year!

Price is $468 per year, paid yearly via subscription.
No contract, cancel anytime.

Join now!

Lifetime Membership

$1,997

USD

Includes:

Lifetime Membership includes lifetime access to everything currently included in the Premium Membership, plus everything ever added in the future!

As a Lifetime Member, there are no further membership fees to pay, ever.

Plus, there's the member perks!

  • Receive a $99 voucher to use in our Unleashed Education Store (with free worldwide shipping), where you can choose from branded goodies like:
    • T-shirts, tanks and hoodies
    • Notebooks, stickers, magnets and pins
    • Water bottles, coffee mugs and travel accessories
  • Two free entries per year to the annual International Pet Photographer of the Year Awards
  • Complimentary 20 Minute Lifeline Call with Charlotte or Craig, to use any time within your first year of Lifetime Membership
  • 10% off Member's Online or In-person Mentoring, forever
  • A digital Lifetime Member badge to add to your website or share on social media

Price is a one-off payment of $1997.

Join now!

"The best investment for pet photographers!   Amazing content, and I keep rewatching their videos and learning something new every time. Charlotte and Craig go way beyond what I expected tutors would do to help their students!  Their willingness to share all their knowledge is awesome. And their passion about their profession is contagious!"

Dianne Willemsen

Frequently Asked Questions

"I am an amateur pet photographer and was struggling to find guidance in this specialized area. I am so grateful to find Unleashed Education and have access to two amazing professional pet photographers, Craig & Charlotte! I am so impressed with their skills & passion for teaching. They care about their members and encourage you regardless of the level you are at. My skills have improved even in a short few months. I also like the friendly community in the FB group and live classes, where we can share and learn together! "

Atreyi Mukherji, Canada