Join the Unleashed Education Membership!
You love animals, and you love photography, right?
That’s why we’re all here, so you’re in good company!
Combining your two loves seems like the perfect match. The only problem is, pet photography as a genre is probably one of the hardest to master!
Not only are you having to stay on top of all the technical aspects of photography, like getting the perfect exposure, achieving sharp focus and working with the light, you are also dealing with a live animal with a mind of its own. And quite often, not the best level of training. Plus, if you shoot for clients, you also need to deal with their owners!
Being a successful pet photographer requires a vast and varied skill set.
Regardless of what background you come from, whether it be fresh-faced newbie or seasoned portrait photographer, there will be gaps in this skill set - and that’s where Unleashed Education comes in!
As professional photographers and enthusiastic teachers, we believe in no-holds-barred sharing of our extensive pet photography shooting and editing knowledge, spanning 34 years of experience.
Read on to find out how we can help you achieve your pet photography dreams, whatever they entail (pun intended). We hope to see you in the membership soon!
- Charlotte and Craig
"Focusing just on the craft of pet photography means we can put all our efforts into helping you improve both your technical skills and creativity, cheering you along as you improve and create amazing work you’re proud of."
What will you learn in the membership?
Giving you knowledge and tools to help fill in the gaps in your existing skill set, while putting you leaps and bounds ahead in the areas you’re more familiar with.
- Working with natural light
- Understanding and controlling exposure
- Cameras, lenses and specialist gear
- Finding and working with locations
- Planning photo sessions
- Tips and tricks to get your subjects to stay where you need them to!
- Working with dogs, reading body language and capturing expression
- Photographing dogs in action
- Photographing multiple dogs, puppies and dogs with their owners
- Techniques for working with trained dogs, or (more often) completely untrained dogs
- Framing and shooting for outstanding composition
- Creating variety in your work
- Creativity and developing your own unique style
We also cover the flipside of shooting - editing - across stacks of editing resources. We use and teach industry-standard Adobe programs Lightroom and Photoshop, with step by step how-to’s and guides covering everything you need to know as a pet photographer:
- File management and importing images
- Workflow, culling and session management
- Global adjustments to bring out the best in your RAW files
- Local adjustments to enhance or fix areas in your photo
- Dealing with colour casts
- Basic pixel-level editing tasks such as eye booger cleaning, slobber wiping, leash and collar removal
- Advanced editing techniques specifically for pets including head and body swaps, ‘making friends’, people and object removal
- Painting with light to really enhance the finished product
- Crafting panoramas and multi-image merges
- Preparing your images for competition, online display and print
What's included in the membership?
Online courses covering the art of natural light, outdoors pet photography in shooting and editing.
Educational Videos & e-books
In-depth videos and e-books covering specific pet photography topics.
Plus these amazing membership-only resources!
Tune into the monthly live group calls, or catch the replays in the membership.
Always wanted to see how someone else would edit your photo? Submit your images to Craig and Charlotte (we alternate each month) then join the monthly live call. Even if you haven't submitted, these sessions are full of valuable pet photography shooting and editing tips.
1 Hour Monthly Live Call
Join us on the lounge as we mastermind a different pet photography topic each month. Submit your questions online or be on the call live to have your questions answered by Craig, Charlotte and your Unleashed community members in an open, informal group discussion.
1 Hour Monthly Live Call
Seeking feedback from a professional on your images? Submit your images to Craig and Charlotte (we alternate each month) then join the monthly live call. Even if you haven't submitted, these sessions are full of valuable pet photography shooting and editing tips.
1 Hour Monthly Live Call
Edit My Photo
Charlotte and Craig will supply one of their RAW files for you to edit at the start of the month. Submit your entry by the end of the month, then tune in to see who won. If you win, you get a snazzy website badge to share, plus the opportunity to have one of your RAW files edited by us!
Monthly Contest + Live Call
Even more membership perks...
They just keep on coming! We add new resources monthly.
High quality, professionally produced classes from professional pet photographers worldwide. We hand-pick only the best at their craft to produce a 45 minute masterclass on their chosen topic.
New artists added regularly
Ever wondered how we create our award-winning images? Professional editing tutorials created by Charlotte and Craig, detailing a complete edit in Lightroom and Photoshop from start to finish.
New tutorials added monthly
Private Facebook Community
Join this exclusive online community of Unleashed Education members. Share your work, get feedback, celebrate wins, get shooting and editing advice, and even connect with Charlotte and Craig directly!
Members-only Facebook Group
Plus there's even more
Okay, maybe not right now. But we have so much more planned for Unleashed Education. We're both constantly coming up with new ideas for learning resources, courses and educational videos. And every paid resource we produce will be automatically added to the membership so you receive instant free access. There's no additional cost to you as an Unleashed Education Member!
Joining is a no-brainer, really! 🤯
Is this the right membership for you?
Whether you are aiming to start or grow your business, or perhaps this is simply a fun hobby - the skills we have to share will be invaluable in your personal pet photography journey.
You aren't interested in starting a pet photography business
It’s the perfect place for you! Because we focus only on the craft of pet photography - the shooting and editing side of things - 100% of the content contained within the membership can be applied to your non-business pet photography journey.
This makes our membership perfect for:
- Hobbyists and enthusiastic amateurs
- Instagram dog parents
- Social media influencers
- Those in related fields like dog training, dog walking or pet sitting
- Pet rescue and shelter volunteer photographers
You are interested in starting a pet photography business
We firmly believe that before offering professional pet photography services, you need to be producing solid, consistent work. When shooting for clients you’ll be working with unfamiliar dogs, in a range of locations, so having the tools to handle every situation is essential before offering pet photography as a paid service.
We can set you off on the right path and guide you to build a stunning portfolio of work.
When you are ready to turn your passion for pet photography into a profitable business, we can point you in the right direction of pet photography specific business education, covering marketing, pricing and sales.
You already run a pet photography business
So you already have a pet photography or related business that offers pet photography as a service - great! You'll know by now that you never stop learning in this field. Craig and Charlotte, with their vast wealth of experience, still learn something new at every photo session!
We know you're busy running your business, but continued self-improvement and personal development is so important to keep your skills fresh and creativity churning along. Our aim is to give you some fun, engaging learning experiences to give you a welcome respite from all that day-to-day business work.
We can't wait for you to join us!
"I thought I knew a lot about photography as I've been doing it for a long time, but the tips and tricks Charlotte teaches for dog photography in particular and finding the right light have made a world of difference in my pet photography! The editing part of it is invaluable as well. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who wants to better their photography. It's worth every penny!"
Michele Wright, Canada
"I count myself lucky every day to have found Craig right at the beginning of my pet photography journey. I cannot recommend him highly enough as an educator and mentor. By sharing his incredibly extensive knowledge he enabled me to start my journey off on the right foot. An investment in any of Craig’s education courses is just that – a fantastic investment in your business. There’s no better spend of your business dollar in my opinion!"
Linda Palmer, New Zealand
Frequently Asked Questions
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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