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Hey there pet photographer!

Welcome to Hair of the Dog, your source of pet photography education, delivered by the world's leading pet photographers.

Our #1 goal is to help you earn more money in pet photography.  In order to make that happen, it requires more than just taking pretty pictures, although, don't worry, we can help with that too!

Click through to learn more about all the different ways we can help you.

About Hair of the Dog

We've been where you are.

Maybe you are just starting out in the pet photography industry and you're eager to create beautiful imagery but what you are creating isn't yet measuring up to your vision.

Maybe you're ready to hang out your shingle and start a professional pet photography business but you are completely overwhelmed at the seemingly 7,589 things that need to be done – in a specific order – before you are actually open for business.

Maybe you're already in business but you yearn for a steady stream of qualified clients actually filling up your photography calendar.

We've been there and we can help.

We will help you:

  • Capture engaging images
  • Finalize those images with post-processing
  • Start your business
  • Price and sell your work
  • Market your services
  • Develop a client experience
  • Connect with other pet photographers

Stop worrying and start exploring.

We've got you covered

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Free Pet Photography Courses

In the comfort of your own home. 

How Would You Like to Learn?

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Resources & Templates

If you are a DIY kind of person, this is your spot.

Explore all of the resources that are available to you, each of which can be purchased separately.

From marketing templates, to editing and shooting, to marketing and pricing help, there is a solution to help you wherever you currently are.

Oh, and there is lots of swag – so if you want to proclaim your pet photography pride, get on over there!

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Content & Community

Here's just a taste of what you will have access to inside the Hair of the Dog Academy:

  • The Business of Pet Photography course
  • Post-Processing for Pet Photographers course
  • Pet Photography EDU course by Kim Hartz
  • Instagram for Pet Photographers by Tori Mistick
  • Office Hours with Nicole Begley
  • Critique Corner with Charlotte Reeves
  • 1:1 Laser Coaching with Nicole Begley
  • Guest Instructors from the world's leading pet photographers

The Academy content has a value of over $5,000 if purchased separately.

And if all that isn't enough, Academy members have access to some of the best pet photographers in the world in our private Facebook group.

You'll feel understood, supported and inspired.

If you are ready to create the pet photography business of your dreams – the Hair of the Dog Academy can help you get there.

 

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Coaching & Accountability

Are you ready to really commit to the growth of your pet photography business?

The Elevate coaching program is for those photographers that are serious about business, and ready to make an investment in theirs.

If you have honed your craft and you are ready for real results that come from the help of our Elevate coaches, the Elevate program is perfect for you.

Hands down, the best investment in my pet photography career. – Courtney

Podcast

Listen. Learn. Enjoy.

Are you ready to grow your business so that you can finally live the life of YOUR design?

Welcome to your one-stop-shop for practical pet photography tips, actionable strategies, detailed case studies, interviews with industry leaders, and everything else you need to start making money in pet photography.

Podcast

Listen. Learn. Enjoy.

Are you ready to grow your business so that you can finally live the life of YOUR design?

Welcome to your one-stop-shop for practical pet photography tips, actionable strategies, detailed case studies, interviews with industry leaders, and everything else you need to start making money in pet photography.

'Pup-ular' Articles

Are you looking to improve your craft, speed up your workflow, or grow your business? The Hair of the Dog archives have information here to help you. Here are a few of our most popular topics.

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The best lenses for pet photography

Lens choice consists of so much more than the distance from you to your subject, as it can drastically affect the entire look and feel of your image.  In this article I share examples of some of my favorite lenses.

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Nine tips for equine photography

Photographing horses is a totally different animal than photographing dogs, not only literally but figuratively!  This article will help you prepare for photographing horses, and their people.

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How to enhance dog eyes in Photoshop

We’ve all heard that the eyes are the window to the soul, but often those eyes come straight out of the camera all sorts of unremarkable.  I’m sharing my workflow for creating eyes that come to life and sparkle.

I joined HOD because I was just starting my business full time and none of the online information got me what I wanted. I wanted to learn the business of “Pet Photography”. Not wedding not newborn etc. I was shocked when I saw the HOD workshop! Everything I wanted!

I went from the starving artist panicking about what I was going to do to survive to now making an average of $5,000.00 per sale.

We are now a luxury brand and  take  on only a few clients a month. I have found the work-life balance I have dreamed of!

Join the course.

It is life-changing! -Kim

GRAB THAT PASSPORT

Travel? Dog Photography? Inspiration? Yes, please.

Led by internationally recognized pet photographers Kaylee Greer, Charlotte Reeves, and Nicole Begley, the Barka retreats are truly out-of-this-world experiences. We combine learning and inspiration by photographing dogs in some of the most spectacular places on the planet.

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