Join the Embark Round of the Unleashed Challenges!
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!
This is the outcome we want for you after completing our dog photography Unleashed Challenges. Never again will you stop in the middle of a session, client waiting expectantly, completely out of ideas and struggling to know what to do next.
We’ve put our many years of dog photography experience into creating these world-first interactive dog photography challenges. And for the very first time, we're sharing them with you!
- Charlotte & Craig 🐶 📸 ✨
"Embark has been phenomenal! If you are wondering if you should enroll, the answer is YES! You'll learn more than you can imagine and have fun doing it."
- Jennifer, USA
How does it work?
The Embark Round is a series of pet photography shooting challenges. The round goes for six months, and includes 12 individual shooting challenges - a new one every two weeks.
We guide you step-by-step through the creation of each shot, with an instructional video featuring behind-the-scenes footage, plenty of real-life examples and stories, a downloadable cheat sheet and daily encouragement and inspiration.
At the end of each two-week challenge, we select the Top 20, Top 10, and winner of the challenge. Our judging session is recorded and shared in the course, so you can watch the feedback we give on every image submitted for the challenge. This has been described by many as the most valuable part of the experience!
Get valuable exposure for your website, blog or social media accounts if your submission is selected for the Top 20 or Top 10 - we share on our socials and blog.
At the end of the six month round, we wrap up with the Unleashed Challenge Awards! A special guest helps us judge all completed image portfolios and we choose an overall winner plus a number of other awards.
There's also a pop-up Facebook group for support, inspiration and feedback from your fellow community.
Improve your skills and get your photo-mojo back with the Embark Round of the Unleashed Challenges!
"I’ve learned so much from participating in the Embark Round and have experimented with my photography more than I ever have before. The challenges have really helped me think more about how I approach each session in order to achieve variety throughout. Charlotte and Craig are always encouraging and constructive with feedback and the Facebook Members group is such a happy place to be. Thank you so much for a fantastic experience. "
- Sarah, UK
See the Embark Round shooting challenges!
We can't wait to show you exactly how to shoot these!
"Embark is a brilliantly creative and fun way to upskill the beauty of pet photography and learn new techniques from the best in the business. Charlotte and Craig are supportive, encouraging and convey their insights and knowledge to be successful in these rounds in really clear and easy to follow ways. "
- Yamile, USA
The next round begins soon!
Will you be joining us this round? Enrolment closes strictly on October 31, 2021.
The Embark Round begins on November 1, 2021.
This challenge was exactly the motivation I needed to try new things and improve my skills! I chose to do all of the challenges with my own dog and I had so much fun shooting and playing with him. Now, I have some photos of him that I absolutely love plus new skills to use in the future!
I loved the Embark Challenges!!! They got me out shooting and trying new things. Putting into practice what I'd learned was such a great feeling. I loved being part of a group of other photographers where we were all working on the same things. I tried lots of new things that I hadn't before. The support from Craig and Charlotte was incredible. These challenges could really help you spice things up, push you outside your comfort zone and turn you into a much better photographer.
Charlotte and Craig have done an incredible job. These challenges will get you out shooting, push you to think hard and try harder, and your photography will improve as a result. You’ll have a whole new set of skills and experiences. The other participants are supportive and the bar is HIGH!
I am part of several pet photography education groups and nothing has gotten me behind the lens like the Embark Challenge. It is easy to get feedback both from other photographers in the group and Craig and Charlotte. My portfolio has expanded and my skillset has grown more in the past 6 months than in the past 2 years!
The Embark Round was an interactive challenge that pushed me to explore different locations, do something “outside the box” for each challenge, and really focus on my style. I chose to do all 12 challenges with my own dog, so it was very refreshing to just shoot for fun and try new things!
Frequently Asked Questions
We know you probably have a lot of questions about exactly how the Embark Round will work, so we’ve put together some answers for you. If your query isn't answered here, please get in touch.
What level photographer is the Embark Round suited to?
What camera equipment do I need?
What editing software do I need?
I don’t run a pet photography business, can I still enrol?
Can I enrol in this round after it's started?
I’m quite time-poor, how much time will each individual challenge require?
Once the round starts, can I see all 12 individual challenges straight away?
Do I have to submit my challenge images on schedule or can I go at my own pace?
Can I submit images I’ve taken in the past?
Can I use my own dog or dogs for the challenges?
Do I get anything special if I complete the round in the 6 month time frame?
Is there an overall “winner” of the Embark Round?
Do I have to join the Facebook group? And what does "popup" group mean?
Do I get feedback on my submitted images?
Are the Unleashed Challenges included in the Membership?
Do I need to be an Unleashed Education Member to enrol in the challenges?
How long do I get access to the content?
Will there be future opportunities to enrol in the Embark Round?
Will there be more rounds in the future after Embark?
About your teachers
Charlotte and Craig
With 34 years of combined experience as working professional pet photographers (Craig is actually celebrating his 20th year as a pet photographer in 2021), we have a wealth of knowledge to share with you. We’ve spent years shooting for both personal and commercial clients, creating award-winning images in the process. We’ve both completed personal projects and have firmly established (but constantly evolving) styles of our own.
We’re not primarily teachers or business people who have decided to teach photography to make money. We’re photographers first, who also share a passion for helping pet photographers around the world to learn, grow and succeed in their chosen field.Find Out More