Episode 1: Rogue at the Beach

This gorgeous Border Collie is just two years old, but he and his mum Charlie have already achieved so much together.

Rogue is a well trained and beautifully socialised boy so we're kicking off the series with a super fun and easy session. The location for the session is a gorgeous off-leash dog beach and the weather is fine and sunny. In this 24 minute episode, we cover backlighting, action, candid dog and owner shots and creating amazing twilight images.

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"This video was filled with wonderful information, from handling the subject to specific settings on the camera. I greatly appreciate the emphasis on lighting, too."

Nina Shields

What you'll learn in this episode

  • The most important thing you need to do before you start shooting

  • What causes flare when shooting with backlight, and how to avoid it

  • How to choose where to position dogs when backlighting

  • Noisemakers or treats? When to use them

  • How to use fewer elements to create more visual interest in your work

  • How planning less can result in a more relaxed session

  • Which focus mode you should use when shooting portraits

  • An easy method for shooting awesome blind action photos

  • How to expose correctly and maintain quality in your twilight shots

Editing Tutorial 1: Backlit Portrait

Follow along with the full Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop editing process for a backlit portrait image of Rogue. This comprehensive tutorial is 20 minutes long and includes tips to help you bring out the warmth of your backlit images.

What you'll learn
  • What lens correction profiles are and why you should use them

  • A quick way to set white balance

  • Why I prefer not to use the Exposure slider

  • Why you shouldn't crop your images before exporting from Lightroom

  • What you can spend 5 minutes doing to greatly improve your final edit

"I particularly appreciate the fact that we have access to the RAW file to try out ourselves the methods shown in the post processing tutorials. That's a great way to work on the technique."

Juliette Bercovici

Editing Tutorial 2: Twilight Action

Follow along with the full Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop post-processing process. This comprehensive tutorial is a little more advanced. It's 20 minutes long and brimming with loads of tips, tricks and time-saving shortcuts.

What you'll learn
  • How your exposure choices directly effect the editing process

  • Advanced techniques for managing tones using the Histogram

  • The best way to use Lightroom's tools to enhance skies

  • How to selectively remove colour casts in Photoshop

  • How to enhance the image quality after heavy editing

In every RealShoots episode you get

Shooting Video

A two-hour, real-life dog photography shoot professionally edited down to around the length of a TV episode. Watch anytime, anywhere. No deadlines. No pressure. Tons of value.

Learning Guide

A downloadable companion learning guide to summarise and expand on the video content. Includes handy tips, images with full settings, some with behind the scenes photos.

Daily Tips

Optionally subscribe to the daily tip series accompanying the episode. Bite sized ways to improve your pet photography – delivered daily so you can read and absorb straight away.

Client Gallery

Exclusive access to the full client image gallery. See the actual results of the shoot in high quality, just as the client would see them.

Editing Tutorials

Comprehensive editing tutorials. Watch a complete image edit using professional Adobe photo editing software - Lightroom and Photoshop.

RAW Files

Download the RAW image files used in the editing tutorials so you can play along at home, while watching the editing videos. Nothing better than learning by doing!

Fun Quiz

A challenging and super fun quiz to test your knowledge and keep you on your toes! Download the Cheat Sheet for full explanations of the answers.

Discussion Areas

Ask questions about the training and interact with other students. No such thing as a silly question here - and all are answered personally by Charlotte!

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