Unleashed Challenges

Discover our challenge-based interactive pet photography courses!

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Is this you?

 You're taking the same standard set of shots every time you head out to shoot

 You're scrambling for new ideas to make your work interesting and fun

 You're completely uninspired by all the boring locations in your local area

 You find it difficult handling dogs who aren't perfectly trained

 You get frustrated when the light on location isn't what you hoped

 You struggle with knowing which settings need to be adjusted in which situations

 You wish you had someone who could help you achieve your creative vision

 You want some constructive feedback but don't know who to trust

 You desperately want to be better, but you don't even know where to start!

Instead, imagine this...

You’re heading out to a photo session, feeling confident, inspired and excited.

Tucked away in your brain is an entire library of possible shot ideas, with a solid knowledge of exactly how to create each type of shot.

You'll instinctively know how to find the perfect spot, how to use the light, how to handle the dog and which exposure and focus settings to use - plus what to do when things don’t go according to plan!

You're a confident, skilled pet photographer who has got this.

This is exactly why we created the Unleashed Challenges.

We want to¬†help you¬†unlock your creative genius!¬†ūüĒď

Hi! ūüĎč Craig and Charlotte here.

Over our 40 plus years of combined experience as professional dog photographers and educators, we've discovered exactly what works to help our students reach their pet photography goals.

It all boils down to four things:

  1. Inspiration
  2. Education
  3. Practice
  4. Feedback

In these world-first interactive online dog photography challenge courses, we do exactly that.

We inspire you with plenty of examples and ideas.

We educate you through step-by-step lessons.

We send you off to practice! The #1 way to consolidate your learning.

We give you constructive feedback on how you've done.

Basically, we give you the key to unlock your creativity and confidence and unleash amazing variety in your work!

Are you ready to

Transform your pet photography

in just 6 months?

Which Unleashed Challenge course is right for you?


Enrolment closed for 2024

Next runs in 2025

For novice to intermediate level photographers who want to move beyond posed portraits and learn new techniques.

This course is for you if:

You are towards the beginning of your journey, but know your way around a camera when it comes to focusing and exposure and you use editing software to edit your images.


You are a more advanced pet photographer who just wants to challenge yourself and spice up your shot list!

Completing this course will help you:

Find the right angle to shoot from to make your subject the star
Find spots to shoot on-location
Master some basic compositional techniques
Connect with your subject to get expression
Capture awesome "run to me" style action shots every time
Shoot confidently with backlight
Position and pose your subjects to keep them in place

Self Paced mode also available.

Discover Embark


Enrolment closed for 2024

Next runs in 2025

For intermediate level photographers who want to stoke up their creativity and expand their technical skills.

This course is for you if:

You have a solid grasp of the basics, like exposure and focusing, capturing sharp action, basic composition techniques and how to work with locations and light.


You are a more advanced pet photographer who just wants to challenge yourself and spice up your shot list!

Completing this course will help you:

Expand your shot list
Think more creatively
Master exciting new compositional techniques
Find the best light indoors
Craft expression-filled silhouettes
Confidently handle and pose multiple dogs
Add some bokeh magic to your images

Self Paced mode also available.

Discover Emerge

Need help deciding?

The Unleashed Education team is here to guide you!

If you're on the fence about which course would suit you best, simply reach out and ask!

Get in touch and make sure you let us know more about you and your current skills and experience, so we can recommend the best Unleashed Challenges course to suit you.

We look forward to helping you out.

Pro tip: More information about suitability can be found in the FAQ section at the bottom of each challenge course page, so please check there first!

Let's get a few things clear...

Not everyone is naturally creative, but creativity can be learned.

You don't need epic landscapes to make photographic magic.

Comparing yourself to others will only end badly.

Everyone is at a different place in their journey.

Your creative journey is your own, but it doesn't have to be a lonely road.

Here's what some of our previous Challengers had to say about their experience!

Plus, check out their amazing challenge images.