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Haron Haghuis Guest Artist of the Month December 2019

Haron Haghuis Guest Artist of the Month December 2019

Join me in welcoming Haron Haghuis to the Hair of the Dog Academy as Guest Artist of the Month for the month of December.  In his member's only tutorial, he takes us behind the scenes to show the specific conditions he looks for when creating a...

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Using the Lightroom Adjustment Tools

Using the Lightroom Adjustment Tools

I don’t know about you, but I love watching other people edit photos!  As I was working on my final edits for our models from Barkzealand, I thought you all might enjoy watching this one.   In this video, you will see how I use Lightroom to harness...

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Streamlining My Client Booking Process with Dubsado

Streamlining My Client Booking Process with Dubsado

As you may know, I recently moved from Pittsburgh, PA to Charlotte, NC - and that was the perfect time to re-evaluate my client workflow.  One of my main tools for my workflow is Dubsado, which you can check out here.   One of the great things...

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Editing a White Dog in Green Grass

Editing a White Dog in Green Grass

Taking a sneak peek behind the magic of post-processing is something that we all love to do.  In this video, I’m sharing with you a full client edit - from RAW file to fully edited and ready to print for a wall piece….in only about 10 minutes. In...

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Photographing Dogs in the Snow

Photographing Dogs in the Snow

Shooting in a winter wonderland is usually high on the pet photography bucket list - and for many of us in the northern hemisphere - the chances to do so are just getting started.   Shooting in the snow is an entirely different animal than...

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60 Seconds to a Better Day

60 Seconds to a Better Day

I know that you’ve had the days in which everything seems to be going wrong.  You get up late, the cat pukes on the carpet (or on your bed), you can’t find a parking spot, you get to work and forget your lunch, and your boss drops a crazy project...

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My Biggest Business Decision

My Biggest Business Decision

’Tis the season for overwhelm….but it doesn’t have to be that way!  Hair of the Dog resident editing and productivity ninja, Heather Lahtinen from the Flourish Academy, joined me for a recent Facebook Live.   It was a great conversation in which we...

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The Pet Photography Sales Session – Part 3

The Pet Photography Sales Session – Part 3

Welcome to part three of our sales session training!   Don't forget to catch part one here and part two here. Objections… What size? I don’t have the wall space That added up fast!  Too expensive! Is this the right decision? Buyer’s remorse I need...

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The Pet Photography Sales Session – Part 2

The Pet Photography Sales Session – Part 2

Welcome to part 2 of our Sales Series!  Did you miss part 1? Catch up here - we'll wait.  🙂 Have you ever wanted to be walked through exactly what an in-person sales session looks like for a successful pet photography business?  A sales session...

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The Pet Photography Sales Session – Part 1

The Pet Photography Sales Session – Part 1

What do you think of when you hear the word sales?  Do you feel a little icky?  Do you feel a tightening in your chest?  Does it conjure up images of a car salesman with slicked back greasy hair “calling his manager” to give you the price? If any...

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Breaking Down Money Blocks

Breaking Down Money Blocks

What money sayings do you catch yourself saying regularly?   “Money doesn’t grow on trees.” “You’ve got to work harder to make more.” “You can’t be successful without sacrifice.” “Rich people are greedy.” We all have them, whether conscious or...

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Shaleena Jones Case Study

Shaleena Jones Case Study

Starting a photography business has approximately 8,736 moving parts, approximately. 🙂 In order to grow quickly, you need to make sure that ALL 8,736 moving parts are working together - this involves your website, marketing materials, and pricing,...

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All Resource Categories

Photography

Dog and horse photography skill-building tips

Post-Processing

Photoshop and Lightroom tips & tricks

Pricing & Sales

Pricing sessions & products, and selling both

Business

Starting up, workflow, copyright and more

Marketing

How to find clients and get your calendar booked

Mindset

Mindset strategies for a successful business

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