Useful resources for professional pet photographers
If you’re embarking on the journey into the world of professional pet photography, I hope you’re ready for lots of hard work, fun, hair and slobber! I can’t help with the hair and slobber, but below I share many resources to assist you in conquering the huge range of topics you’ll need to cover to get your business up and running and the best it can be.
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On-location, natural light dog photography e-books
by Charlotte Reeves
This 97 page e-book is filled with beautiful full colour example photos, helpful advice, handy techniques and personal stories, and is guaranteed to inspire and instruct!
This 60 page e-book is a must-have field guide for any pet photographer at any level! Featuring recipes for 30 fresh and fun ideas to help you spice up your dog photography, through inspiration coupled with technical know-how.
Your path to a more profitable pet photography business… in 60 days.
This comprehensive online course is designed by pet photographer and educator extraordinaire, Nicole Begley from Hair of the Dog. Discover the pricing, sales and marketing knowledge that you need to create a business that serves the lifestyle that you want to lead.
The only post-processing class created exclusively for pet photographers!
Designed by pet photographer and educator extraordinaire, Nicole Begley from Hair of the Dog and Heather Lahtinen, an Adobe Certified Expert in Photoshop. Discover how to save time, create a consistent look and learn everything you need to know about Lightroom and Photoshop as a pet photographer. Register for the free webinar now!
by Holly Montgomery of Brindleberry Pet Photography
In this eBook, Holly Montgomery – “The Introvert DogTog”, will give you suggestions on how to: earn more money, get more clients, work comfortably as an introvert (in your comfort zone), cater to a specific market, sell more to your existing clients, network in a introvert-friendly way and build your reputation with other businesses.
You don’t have to be an Introvert to get value out of this EBook!
Hair of the Dog is specifically designed for pet photographers. Nicole is passionate about helping pet photographers run a business that allows them to live the life of their dreams, though retreats, workshops and individual mentoring programs.
Pet photography related directories and organisations
The Joy Session Network
A comprehensive directory of all things related to pet hospice—a unique, one-stop site for pet owners to find services before, during, and after losing a pet.
The Joy Session Network began in 2012, as a directory of photographers around the world who offer special sessions for pets nearing the end of their lives. The Network will now encompass all kinds of pet-hospice-related businesses that serve the physical, emotional, and practical needs of pets and their people.
This comprehensive free how-to guide is aimed at the beginner and covers all the basics of photography. It covers equipment, shooting, composition, editing and so much more in easy illustrated segments.
The law (in the USA) provides special kinds of benefits to photographers but it also mandates certain responsibilities regarding the privacy rights of others. This infographic covers everything you need to know.
This handy tool gives an overlay of the focus points by showing you which of your camera’s focus points were used when you took a picture. It also provides all available info such as focus distance, focus mode and supports images cropped or rotated in Lightroom.