The Unleashed Workshop in Arrowtown is BACK for the very last time!

Following the incredible success of the last two years, we're heading back to Arrowtown in 2024 and we're already buzzing with excitement to see those magical autumnal scenes one more time.

And what's more, this time we're running not one, but TWO workshops back-to-back, and that means twice the fun!

Check out all the highlights from our last workshop in April 2023 to give you a flavour of the incredible, immersive experience you can expect in this breathtaking Autumn land of saffron, copper, and fiery scarlets.

Get a sneak peek of the workshop here...


Applications for Arrowtown 2024 are closed.

Are you ready for one of the most exciting experiences of your life?

  • Do you find yourself stuck a rut of routine photographs, playing out the same tired script every time you get your camera out?
  • Do you sometimes have technical issues with your photographs, with missed focus, poor exposure, and uninspiring compositions?
  • Are you sure you're missing something, but you're not sure what that "something" is?
  • Would you love to connect with more like-minded people, to find yourself amongst people you can forge instant friendships with, based on your joint passion for dog photography?
  • Would you love to have an expert perched on your shoulder (figuratively!) giving you practical advice in real time as you shoot? 
If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, then you're ready to join us in Arrowtown in 2024 to unleash your true potential - you'd be barking mad to miss out!

"Unleashed Workshop in New Zealand was an amazing opportunity to learn how to create amazing pet photography images from two of the very best in the world. Fun, collaborative sessions and working with gorgeous models in stunning locations... what could be better? Thanks Charlotte and Craig."

- Paul Tadday

Unleashed Workshop 2023

Unleashed Workshop at a glance:

  • THREE immersive (and very full) days of unparalleled pet photography education, providing you with the perfect opportunity to enhance and refine your skills, whatever your level of experience!

  • TWO exclusive sessions: you can choose between two dates to join us in 2024: 17-19 April or 22-24 April SOLD OUT

  • Both sessions are just before the annual Arrowtown Autumn Festival, so why not extend your stay and explore what else this amazing place has to offer!
  • TWO extraordinary instructors: learn directly from the industry legends themselves, Charlotte Reeves and Craig Turner-Bullock, who will guide you through the art of pet photography in person.

  • Enjoy intimate learning with a limited group of EIGHT students per workshop. With smaller groups, you'll benefit from focused, student-centred instruction, ensuring maximum learning opportunities.

  • We organise plenty of dog models to go around - this isn't a workshop where you'll be shooting over other people's shoulders! You'll work in pairs with your own dog (or set of dogs) for every shoot.

  • Nestled in the scenic beauty of Arrowtown, New Zealand, the Unleashed Workshop is intentionally scheduled to coincide with the peak of autumn's riot of colours. Prepare to capture breathtaking photos amidst nature's vibrant transformation.

  • Flexible accommodation options: The workshop fee covers all tuition, lunch, snacks, and transportation to and from shoots. You have the freedom to choose accommodation that suits your budget, ensuring a comfortable stay during the workshop.

"Thoroughly recommend!

"The 2023 Unleashed Workshop with Craig and Charlotte was amazing! This was a real investment into myself and my skills as a photographer. I had so much fun, and it was an incredible learning experience.

"I left feeling reinvigorated."

- Clarissa Ricardo
Unleashed Workshop 2023

Take a look at the highlights of our last autumn Unleashed Workshop.

Arrowtown 2023

Who is this experience for?

First and foremost, a passion for dog photography is the number one requirement!

We have both seasoned professionals and keen amateurs attending our workshops (keep reading below to find out how we do this).

What makes this workshop different from other pet photography workshops?

Rather than presenting hours of keynotes that may or may not be relevant to your level of experience, the workshop format is designed to focus on YOU.

Using our unique checklist system we first get a fix on exactly where you are in your pet photography journey. We then utilise plenty of one-on-one time and interactive activities to ensure everyone goes away with plenty of new knowledge and techniques!

Our student-focused approach we take means that everyone is able to get what they need from their time with us, whatever their level.

This entire extraordinary experience is available to you for just $2,900 AUD.

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Join us and unleash your creativity as you dig deeper than ever before into the world of pet photography!

What's included?

  • Three full days of expert tuition and dog photography immersion from two experienced instructors - Charlotte Reeves and Craig Turner-Bullock.
  • Three photo shoots at three different beautiful locations in the local area.
  • Classroom sessions which take place at the Waterfall Cottage conference room at Millbrook Resort.
  • Morning tea with tea/coffee station, then a hearty cafe lunch, with dietary needs accommodated on request.
  • Enjoy a delicious dinner on us at a local Arrowtown restaurant on the final day.
  • Transportation to and from shooting locations during the workshop.
  • A private Facebook group to connect with fellow workshop attendees and your instructors.
  • Unleashed Workshop goody bag, including a T-shirt, notebook and more.

Check out some of the amazing images that we captured on our Unleashed Workshop in Arrowtown in April 2023.

Want to know more about this incredible adventure?

We're not surprised, because, if the previous years are anything to go on, this workshop is going to be totally EPIC!

To recap, there will be two sessions to choose from - or come along to both! Each session runs for three (very) full days, including classroom sessions, editing, one-to-one time, location scouting, and, of course the three shoots themselves.

The first workshop runs from 17-19 April 2024, and the second from 22-24 April 2024 SOLD OUT, which coincides with the famous Arrowtown Autumn Festival, which runs from 24-28 April, so why not stay for a few more days to enjoy this fun event which celebrates the historical town with parades, shows, competitions, and much more!

Each workshop is limited to just eight attendees each and with two instructors, there's a great instructor to student ratio which means plenty of opportunity for one-on-one time in the classroom and on shoots.

We're ready and waiting to share a treasure trove of expertise with you. From capturing engaging expressions in camera to enhancing those precious moments through editing, we're here to make sure you get the most from your experience. Our main focus is understanding your unique needs and goals, so we can tailor our guidance to fill in any gaps and elevate your dog photography skills to new heights. Get ready for an exciting journey of learning and growth alongside fellow dog enthusiasts!

Our home base in Arrowtown, where all our classroom sessions will take place, is in a beautiful, intimate conference room, which is perfect for a collaborative learning experience. All our shoots take place just a short drive from here, and you can expect some stunning autumn colours that will knock your socks off!

"I was absolutely buzzing with everything that I learned I could barely sleep. Definitely one of the best experiences I have ever had. Thank you Charlotte and Craig for sharing your knowledge, for your encouragement, for empowering me, and for the most epic memories!"

- Cheryl Halverson

Unleashed Workshop 2022

To offer our participants maximum flexibility and freedom to choose, the Unleashed Workshops allow you to book accommodation that perfectly aligns with your budget and preferences.

There is a wide array of accommodation options in the local area, catering to all budgets and tastes. Whether you're seeking the cozy charm of budget backpackers or the indulgent luxury of high-end accommodations, there's something for everyone in Arrowtown.

To ensure everyone arrives at the right time and place for the daily shoots we will arrange transportation to and from those locations, as well as a delightful assortment of scrumptious lunch and snacks throughout the day to keep you energised.

You'll need your own transport to reach the conference venue each day, so why not team up with fellow participants to arrange car sharing? By joining forces, you'll not only forge new friendships but also make your daily journey even more enjoyable.

Embrace the spirit of togetherness as you embark on this incredible adventure, where every moment becomes a chance to connect and create lasting memories.

Following our last photo shoot, we'll gather together at a charming local restaurant for a celebratory final dinner. You can expect an evening filled with laughter and animated conversation as we reminisce about the incredible moments we've captured over the past three days.

Your meal is on us, a token of our appreciation for joining us on this remarkable journey, and you can feel free to indulge in your favourite tipple at your own expense. Get ready for a relaxed and convivial evening as we toast the successes and connections forged during this incredible experience.

And guess what? The fun doesn't stop once we bid farewell to each other at the end of the workshop!

Approximately four weeks after our epic experience, you'll submit your final set of edited images from the workshop for a personalised portfolio review. We'll all gather together on Zoom, creating a virtual reunion, and you can expect detailed, precise feedback and invaluable insights on your portfolio, including the shots taken on the last day.

It's your chance to shine and receive expert guidance to take your skills to the next level.

"The Unleashed Arrowtown Workshop was EVERYTHING I needed and so much more. For my progression as a photographer. For my mindset and unshakeable self confidence. And for creative growth.
I am a far better photographer for what I learnt at the workshop, and my editing and workflow have also improved immensely. I will forever be grateful that I had the opportunity for such a wonderful experience. It was incredible, fun, exhausting, humbling. It has definitely set the bar very high for me in terms of what to expect from a workshop!"

- Elle Manton
Unleashed Workshop 2023


Applications are open NOW and will remain open until all workshop places are filled. We can't guarantee how long that will be, so if you are interested in attending, we suggest you get your application in sooner rather than later!

When you apply, you'll be asked to indicate which of the two workshop sessions you would prefer to attend, or just select both if you have no preference.

You'll also be asked to complete some questions about your current photography and editing skills, and what gear you own. You will have the opportunity to submit five images showing your current standard of work.

Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis. We'll let you know if your application is successful within seven days, but usually sooner. Once your application has been approved, you'll have 14 days to pay the deposit to secure your spot, with the final payment due on Monday, January 15, 2024.


You will need a digital camera - be that DSLR or mirrorless - with a couple of interchangeable lenses ranging from wide angle to telephoto.

You'll also need an understanding of manually setting correct exposure in different conditions, and you will know how to work your camera's menu system to change exposure and focus settings.

You will also need to bring a laptop computer with the latest versions of Lightroom Classic and Photoshop installed.

Payment and Fees

The total workshop fee is $2,900 AUD.  Click here to convert that to USD.

When you complete the application form, you'll need to pay a $100 application fee.

This fee will be fully refunded if your application is unsuccessful. If your application is approved but you decide not to attend, your application fee will be not be refunded, so please only apply if you are serious about joining us!

If you are offered a place, your $100 application fee will be applied to the total fee. A deposit of $800 will be due two weeks after acceptance. The remaining amount of $2,000 will be due on Monday, 15 January, 2024.

To read the full cancellation and refund details, please check out the FAQ section below.

Please note all prices are in Australian Dollars.

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Start your Unleashed Workshop journey now

Ready to commit to the improvement of your pet photography?
Submit your application for the April 2024 Unleashed Workshop in Arrowtown now.

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Your time is NOW! Join us in Arrowtown for a life-changing experience that will launch your pet photography into another dimension!