Pet Photography Mentoring

Unleash your full potential with 1:1 mentoring!

While social media groups can be great for the odd tip or interaction with the pros in the industry, getting dedicated, personalised assistance with your unique pet photography shooting and editing issues can sometimes be a challenge!

One-on-one pet photography mentoring adds jet fuel to your self-study – speeding up progress, taking you farther. As experienced teachers, Charlotte and Craig can answer every little question, demonstrate, and correct things that are getting in your way.

Whatever challenges you may be facing, our online mentoring options are crafted to be as unique as you are, depending on your specific needs and give you that boost of confidence you need to work through whatever you're stuck on.

Are you ready to meet your experts?

Meet Charlotte Reeves

Charlotte is an award-winning Australian pet photographer based in Brisbane. Addicted to creating lightbulb moments for students, Charlotte has been teaching pet photographers through in-person mentoring, online mentoring and workshops since 2013.

She relishes simplifying tricky concepts, and helping people achieve their goals by making the learning fun, practical, and positive.

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"Charlotte changed the way I see my photography! Her answers were exactly what I needed and gave me another perspective about my style. Every time I edit, I think about the things she said and because of that, I feel much more confident."
Deise de Oliveira, Brazil

Meet Craig Turner-Bullock

Craig has been photographing dogs professionally since 2001. Based in Christchurch, Craig travels across New Zealand and all over the world to capture images that show his subjects true personality in bright and glorious technicolour, for both commercial clients and everyday family dogs.

He loves teaching aspiring and professional pet photographers at workshops, conferences and online.

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"Craig Turner-Bullock - so authentic!  I'm going to stir up my melting pot of inspiration and find my style A.K.A. sparkle! Loved it!"


Online Mentoring Topics

We can help you improve across the following areas:

Creative photography skills
  • Working with the natural light for a well lit subject and background
  • Ensuring the dog has beautiful catchlights in their eyes
  • Using the location to create variety
  • Timing (especially important for action, but also for portraits)
  • Connection with your subject
  • Pose, expression and body language of the dog
Technical photography skills
  • Choosing the right shutter speed and aperture (depth of field) to create the look you want to achieve
  • Deciding on the perfect exposure - always keeping in mind what's possible in the editing process
  • Troubleshooting the #1 shooting aspect people struggle with - sharpness!
  • Improving focusing technique
Editing skills and techniques
  • Learning what's possible when it comes to editing
  • Setting the correct white balance / colour balance
  • Creating a full range of tones from darkest blacks to brightest whites
  • Attention to detail - tidying up the image and removing distractions
  • Cropping and creative composition

Please note: Topics related to running a pet photography business (pricing, sales, marketing etc) are not covered by our mentoring experience. For the business of pet photography, we highly recommend the Hair of the Dog Academy.

"Mentoring with Charlotte is perfect for anyone who wants to see rapid improvements in their skills.
"If you're ready to put in the work, she will make sure you have the knowledge and feedback you need to see huge gains. She creates a safe, effective and enjoyable learning environment and our regular sessions kept me motivated, inspired and accountable.
"With what I learned, I went from a hobbyist taking mediocre "snapshots" (at best) to taking true photographs that I was proud to share and that even placed in the top 10 among the Embark Round challenges alongside professional photographers!
Mentoring with Charlotte is 100% worth the investment."
Jennifer Patterson, USA

Book Your Online Mentoring Session

Wherever you are in the world, we can connect via Zoom!

During our one hour face-to-face chat, we can cover image critiques, portfolio/style reviews, session reviews and all creative (shooting and editing) aspects of pet photography. You are also welcome to submit images for us to edit for you live so you can discover the potential of your RAW files.

One hour calls are priced at $299 USD.

Bonus: Receive a video recording of your session to keep!

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Did you know? Unleashed Education Premium Members get a $50/hr discount on private online mentoring. Just another of the many perks of being a member! Find out more about becoming a premium member.

"Who says Australia is far away? With Online Mentoring it's perfect. Charlotte gave me so much good advice and she has incredible patience! Thank you Charlotte for being such a good teacher and for giving me confidence in my photography!"

Sylvie, Quebec, Canada

In-Person Mentoring

For the ultimate immersion learning experience, you can't go past an in-person, face-to-face real life pet photography experience with Charlotte or Craig!

Real-life, in-person mentoring is right for you if:

  • You are an Unleashed Education Premium Member and have completed all online learning resources included in the membership, or have been a member for at least 6 months
  • You have good basic camera skills, including setting exposure manually and focusing
  • You're serious about improving your pet photography skills quickly
  • You want to find your style and stand out from your competition
  • You're willing to invest in your pet photography education and learn from the best
  • You're willing to travel to Charlotte in Brisbane (Australia), or Craig in Christchurch (New Zealand), and spent at least a few days learning and growing your skills

Reach out directly to Craig or Charlotte to find out more about their in-person mentoring services below.

In-Person Mentoring Enquiry

If in-person mentoring sounds right for you, please reach out to Craig or Charlotte directly using the form below.

"Thank you Craig for the best afternoon with you. You are an inspiration to me. I will forever be grateful for all you have given me."

Merran, New Zealand


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