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Mel’s Mentoring Session with Pepper the Dalmatian

After being in business for nearly 6 years, I just couldn't believe I'd never had a session with a Dalmatian, so when it came time to choose a model for my mentoring session with Mel...

e-book and Learning Options News

As this is an extensive blog post (I'll admit, it got away on me a little) I've interspersed the text with some photos from recent client sessions to help break it up a little. These...

Nicola’s Mentoring Session with Buddah the British Bulldog

The second of my shooting mentoring sessions with Nicola (our first model being Zephyr the tri coloured, blue eyed Border Collie) was a very different style of shoot. Our model was a British Bulldog called Buddah and the session took place...

Nicola’s Mentoring Session with Zephyr the Border Collie

Border Collies are a favourite breed of mine to use for mentoring sessions. Often well trained, confident in new surroundings, athletic and not bad to look at either, it makes it easier to teach photography concepts...

Courtney’s Mentoring Session with Luca the Husky

Sweet Miss Luca Blue! Owned and loved by Kay, owner of Chew Chomp and Chill, this pretty girl is unlike most arctic breeds I've come across. Chilled, non-reactive and not particularly energetic (as in, it was...

The beauty of RAW

As a kid, I loved creating masterpiece paintings that ended up proudly stuck to the fridge. My personal mission was always the creation of beautiful new colours. Carefully squeezing out worms of cobalt blue and...

Putra’s Mentoring Session with Blue the Border Collie

I seem to be developing a habit of using Border Collies for mentoring sessions! They really are ideal though - usually well trained, active, gorgeous looking and willing to please. Just what I need when...

Shannon’s Mentoring Session with Kierrah the Boxer X

I choose my models for mentoring sessions very carefully, as I want my students to have the best possible experience. Most of the time, I prefer to use dogs who have a good level of obedience so...

Complex leash removal demo in Photoshop

BEST VIEWED FULL SCREEN IN HD (click icon at bottom right of video) This is a DEMO only and as such does not include a voiceover. The long black lead snaked down from Turbo's collar, across Andy's...

Using the Histogram in Lightroom

BEST VIEWED FULL SCREEN IN HD (click icon at bottom right of video) In this video tutorial, I take an image from a session with Bert the Dogue de Bordeaux and run through an edit from...

Removing colour casts in Photoshop

BEST VIEWED FULL SCREEN IN HD (click icon at bottom right of video) In this video editing tutorial, I take an image of Blackie the Border Collie and remove different coloured colour casts on both his...

Rescue Dog Adoptable Shoot Workflow in Lightroom

BEST VIEWED FULL SCREEN IN HD (click icon at bottom right of video) In this video tutorial, I take you through selecting images and basic editing of a photo session in Adobe Lightroom 5 with a...

Pet Photography Mentoring Sessions in San Francisco

During my five day stay in San Francisco I had plenty of time to explore by myself, as my partner had taken off to Colorado earlier to get some much-anticipated dirt bike riding in. Once...

Pet Photography Mentoring in Half Moon Bay, California

For a moment, it felt like I'd been transported back home to the eucalyptus forests of south-east Queensland. The tangy scent of gum tree leaves as they crunched gently under my feet, the subdued grey-greens...

Advanced Removal of Leash in Photoshop

BEST VIEWED FULL SCREEN IN HD (click icon at bottom right of video) A longer video tutorial showing removal of the leash in Adobe Photoshop CS6 using more advanced techniques, as required by the busier background....

Basic Removal of Leash in Photoshop

BEST VIEWED FULL SCREEN IN HD (click icon at bottom right of video) A quick video tutorial showing the best way to remove the leash from a photo of a dog who has been photographed with...

Mentoring sessions available USA June 2013

I can't wait for my trip to the USA in June this year! I'll be over for 3 weeks - starting on the west coast in San Francisco, then flying to Denver, then to New...

Fun with re-editing ~ Part 2

I've been working on my website this weekend, updating my portfolio to now display bigger images. I'm taking the opportunity to go through and cull a few older shots and add some of my latest...

Fun with re-editing

If you've been a photographer for a while, you'll know that over time, your style evolves and changes. When I picked up my first digital SLR in 2005 (it was a Canon 350D), I hardly...

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