With a camera in your hands, a furry subject that won’t stay still, changing light conditions, and the expectant owner standing nearby – it’s tough to apply everything you’ve learned! Watching RealShoots will help you put all the information together – simply, easily, seamlessly. (Prepare for everything you’ve learned to make a lot more sense.)
What to do when you arrive, how to greet the dog, where to begin
How to solve specific problems with specific pets
How to capture expression - not just photos of “a dog” but photos of that exact dog and their unique personality
How to structure a session to get a variety of images, and also respond in real time when things don’t go according to plan
Soft skills like how to talk to and involve owners (even if you’re not a people person)
RealShoots are a complete window into how to run an actual shoot, including all the X factors that reading alone cannot prepare you for. This is education you can’t get anywhere else!
"Charlotte, I loved watching the shooting video, the dog is gorgeous, you were awesome, the images are breathtaking and I feel totally inspired to try out some of the things you did. The guide that accompanies the shoot is great too, as is the post processing video!"
Craig Bullock, New Zealand
"When it's not feasible to travel half-way around the world to learn from one of the best dog photographers, this training series is the next best thing! The quality of the videos is top notch, and Charlotte talks you through the entire session. The session videos coupled with the editing tutorials show the entire story from setting up the shot and taking the photograph to editing to achieve the final vision."
Megan Murray, USA
"Loved the ability to watch the session as it was being photographed and really appreciated the culling process video. Excellent editing video. Charlotte really has an eye not only for photography but also for bringing out the best in the photo. She's enjoyable to watch and listen to and you can tell she really loves what she does. This course is excellent and covers a lot of material!"
Debby Herold, USA
"I'm not a great learner when it comes to online courses but seriously Charlotte's courses are the best I have ever seen. They are so great and informative and have helped me improve my photography skills so much!"
Alicia Ralph, Australia
"Most of my animal photography is with rescue animals and there are a lot of black dogs and cats. I was able to pick up some really good tips and pointers when photographing and developing black fur. I also learned some things about the Greyhound breed that I didn't know before so bonus points for that! Well done and highly recommend!"
Debby Herold, USA
"While I've loved all the tutorials and feel each provides unique and invaluable insight into the different challenges we face when photographing various dogs, I feel Niku by the Bay really emphasizes the creativity and flexibility necessary to work with less than perfect conditions and dogs that might have a different agenda. "
Ariel Peldunas, USA
"This one had me laughing out loud a few times! Definitely fun to see how a professional like Charlotte handles easily distracted dogs. Loved that we got to see a natural area and what caught her eye for a scene and how to get a variety of images in one similar setting. Continue to love these series!!!"
Stephanie Miller, USA
"I truly loved this episode. You provided many additions using surroundings for composition. I am also beginning to truly understand the advantage of using several different lenses during a session to achieve a variety of images. And I LOVED the intro to your secret weapon! Once again, you went over the top on your teachings! Thank you so much for all you do and share!"
Cris Skinner, USA
Easy-to-follow, professionally produced education
A two-hour, real life dog photography shoot professionally edited into 25-40 minutes
Get all the gems with none of the down time that makes you want to check Facebook like other video courses you’ve tried
When shots are taken, you’ll see a pop-up with the finished photo and settings used - no guesswork
Two 20-25 minute post-processing tutorials show how to organise and edit the images
A comprehensive companion learning guide PDF to summarise and expand on the video content
A fun quiz to test your knowledge - with trick questions to keep you on your toes!
Access to the full client image gallery - you see the actual results of the shoot
An active discussion area, giving you direct access to ask Charlotte questions and interact with other students
Thanks to handy reminder emails, a majority of students actually mark the course ‘completed.’ No wasted money on education you don’t consume!
Each shooting video is about the length of a TV episode. It will be over before you know it – but each minute is packed with information.
Buy individual episodes, or save and buy them as a bundle!
Episodes 1-9 are currently available. The 10th and final episode will be released in July 2018.
Purchase one episode at a time for $99, or buy the complete series now for the introductory price of $590 and receive all ten episodes for $400 off retail (plus some awesome bonuses!).
A payment plan will be available from August 2018.
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