Pet Photography Mentoring

Unleash your full potential!

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.

"Charlotte, thank you so much for my mentoring session! It was SO helpful and your enthusiasm and suggestions were fantastic. I've been shooting and editing for years without any substantive feedback and your comments have really helped me "see" my photos differently. Game changer! I'm so grateful!"
Ashley Dobbin Calkins, USA

Online Mentoring Session Options

Wherever you are in the world, we can connect via Zoom for a face-to-face chat! We can cover image critiques, portfolio/style reviews, session reviews and all creative (shooting and editing) aspects of pet photography.

When you book your online mentoring session, you'll be choosing to chat with either Craig or Charlotte.




Available worldwide

Send 20 images in high resolution

We video call and review the images together through screen share - I offer constructive feedback and we chat about how you can improve!

BONUS: Receive a video recording of your session to keep

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Available worldwide

We chat for an hour while you grill me about anything and everything! Topics can range from talking through camera setup and discussing shooting issues, to editing demos and image critiques.

BONUS: Receive a video recording of your session to keep

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Did you know? Unleashed Education 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 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

Book Your Online Mentoring Session

Here's a few things to keep in mind before booking your online mentoring experience.

  • Please book at least two weeks in advance
  • Your requested date may not be available – please be patient with the scheduling process
  • If you’re on the opposite side of the globe and are booking a video call – keep time zones in mind!
  • USA / Canada: Afternoon/evening sessions only, Sunday to Thursday (your time)
  • UK / Europe: Morning sessions only, Monday to Friday (your time)

We can't wait to hear from you!

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"This may sound strange, but somewhere along the way your words touched me. I dug deeper into my soul than I have in many, many years. Just know I appreciate everything."

Cris, Alaska

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 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

While the state of world travel is a bit like a dog's breakfast right now, real life mentoring to international students is currently on hold. But if you live in Australia or New Zealand, you can 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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