In this video we reveal one of the most effective methods to digitally remove leashes from your pet photography using the polygonal lasso tool in Photoshop.
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Looking for resources to improve your pet photography craft or grow your pet photography business? We’ve curated our free training resources below, from blog posts to editing videos. Just choose the type of content you are looking for and start learning!
Don’t forget to check out the Hair of the Dog Podcast as well, for more conversations and lessons on the topic of pet and equine photography.
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Are you tired of trying to get a group of dogs to line up perfectly for a group shot? Want to capture all pets in the same plane of focus while maintaining a beautiful, shallow depth of field? Well, this video is going to be a game-changer for you! In this tutorial, I’ll reveal a quick and easy 30-second hack that will allow you to create stunning group photos of pets, regardless of their behavior!
In this review, Nicole Begley from Nicole Begley Photography and Hair of the Dog Academy unpacks the impressive details of a 20×30 Framed Guild Canvas. Of course, the canvas is gorgeous and well-built, but what truly sets Guild Canvas apart is their intricate hand painting overlay on the printed image, following the lines of the photo to give a beautifully unique finished product that blends the line between photography and fine art.
This video is a comprehensive guide, walking you through the entire process of transforming your rainy-day pet photographs from straight-out-of-camera raw images to radiant and visually appealing pieces of art using Lightroom and Photoshop. Whether you’re shooting in a little drizzle or have an adventurous shot taken in torrential rain (like this one), we’ve got you covered.
Today, we’re going to get under the hood of Photoshop’s Beta Generative Fill AI and see how it interacts with pet photography! This new tool promises to bring revolutionary changes to how we edit our images, and I’m here to give you the lowdown.
Mastering Travel Catalogs in Pet Photography: An Easy Guide to Importing and Organizing Images in Lightroom
Are you a pet photographer frequently on the move? Do you find it challenging to manage your images while traveling for workshops or shoots? This video will guide you through a simple and effective method of managing traveling catalogs using Adobe Lightroom.
Learn how to seamlessly edit your pet portraits by using a backplate for distraction removal and transforming your background in mere seconds!
Find out here what successful pet photographers have in common.
Nicole shares the lessons she learned from a recent message she received from a client.
Hair of the Dog Academy coach and mindset ninja Heather Lahtinen talks about the biggest mistake people make in their goal setting.
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