You’ll meet Jaspah, a super smart Airedale Terrier. Pippa, a tiny 6 month old long haired Miniature Dachshund. And Bunji, a super energetic but rather uncoordinated Kelpie/Collie cross (who’d much rather herd the other dogs than concentrate on his modelling duties).
The dogs all have different levels of obedience but have one thing in common - super high energy! We let them loose in a fantastic off-leash location to run and explore - with lots of ball chasing thrown in for good measure.
This is the only RealShoots episode where I use an assistant... You’ll see the kinds of tasks she performs and how she helps create order from the chaos.
We shoot stacks of action and plenty of portraits, then towards the end we capture the perfect group shot. Right on sunset, we head to the ideal spot for shooting silhouettes.
"Like all the other episodes of RealShoots, this one is full of tips and tricks and packed full of information. All the episodes are a wonderful learning experience from start to finish and a fun-filled experience with being able to download the resources and work along side you in the editing videos."
How to carry out your shooting plan when the light is constantly changing between sunny and cloudy
Which dog to focus on (and why) when you're shooting action of multiple dogs all running at once
My favourite natural prop when shooting in woodlands, and why it provides so many helpful features
How to get great individual portraits of each dog, when there's so many other distractions
Why striving for eye contact isn't always the most important thing
How to set up scenarios so you can capture amazing candid shots, with a minimum of handling
How to work with an assistant - what tasks to get them to do, how they can help and make your job so much easier during the session
Why it's so important to become light and energy sensitive
The number one instruction to give to people during a group photo for natural laughs and great posing
Everything you need to know to capture amazing, dynamic silhouettes!
Following on from the shooting video which includes comprehensive instructions on how to obtain a group photo, this 43 minute editing tutorial covers the complete process of crafting the finished shot in Lightroom and Photoshop.
"What’s awesome in this series is that Charlotte is dealing with real clients and their dogs. They’re not perfectly trained - they’re real life pups - and as the photographer we need to adapt to make them happy and comfortable during the shoot. Charlotte is giving away plenty of great advice and it’s great to see how she handles things."
Starting with an inspirational slideshow of silhouettes spanning years of shooting, this 30 minute editing tutorial dives deep into capturing and editing silhouettes, including how to create multiple looks from just the one image.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Comprehensive editing tutorials. Watch a complete image edit using professional Adobe photo editing software - Lightroom and Photoshop.
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!
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.
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!