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The pet photography journey isn't one that you should do alone, and you don't have to. Take a look below and check out all of the resources that are available for you to improve your craft and grow your business.
Here you will find all of the resources we offer on the site.
The Hair of the Dog Academy not only offers you the answers to your most burning pet photography questions, but it connects you to people just like you. People chasing their dreams by photographing animals.
Whether you're an enthusiastic amateur or a professional ready to grow and scale your business, we have the content & support that you’ve been craving.
The full meal deal
Elevate is a high-level coaching program led by some of the biggest names in the pet photography community. This 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 are ready for real results – the Elevate program is for you.
White glove education
Welcome to your one-stop-shop for practical tips, actionable strategies, detailed case studies, interviews with industry leaders, and everything else you need to start making money in pet photography.
The Hair of the Dog podcast is available in all major podcast streaming outlets.
Tune in and learn
This is the pet photography conference that you can attend in your pj’s. Learn from 20 of the most influential photography entrepreneurs in the industry as they join forces to help you tackle the technical, creative, and business aspects of pet photography.
You’ll learn how to improve your craft and successfully promote and position yourself in the market so that you can prosper.
Learn from the best
If there was ever an encyclopedia of pet photography information – this just might be it.
You can browse our most-loved content or dive deep into the archives looking for specific information to address what you need help with right now. From gear, to editing, to marketing, to workflow, and pricing and sales…we’ve got you covered.
For the DIY crowd
Created in 2012 by Nicole Begley, the Hair of the Dog community has grown tremendously since that time and now includes some of the world’s leading pet photographers.
If you get to know us, you will see that we have been where you are. We have practiced our craft and refined our business – and now we are ready to help you find your success.
Get to know us
Here at Hair of the Dog HQ, we take our commitment to our students seriously. Simply sharing the content isn’t enough, we want to help you succeed!
Curious about what other pet photographers are saying about Hair of the Dog and the Academy? Of course you are!
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Tools of the Trade
I’m channeling my inner Oprah and sharing all of my favorite things!
Ever wish you could pull up a chair at my desk to see all of the software, programs, and tools that I use? Now you can! I’m also sharing all of the additional outside educational resources that I highly recommend.
Tools of the Trade
The resources we use and love
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Here you will find all of the resources we offer on other sites like our Free Community hosted on Circle and Youtube channel.
Our Free Community
Interested in joining an online party of pet photographers from all over the world? If so, you'll definitely want to join the Hair of the Dog Community – hosted on Circle. This is THE place to share your work, ask questions, discover resources, and connect with each other.
The Hair of the Dog Facebook page is where you want to go to catch up on the Facebook Live archives, or catch Nicole on an upcoming Facebook Live talking about anything and everything pet photography!
Ready for some incredible animal eye-candy in your Instagram feed? That’s what you will get when you follow along on the Hair of the Dog Insta channel. We just love sharing YOUR images off! Simply use #hairofthedogacademy and we just may select your image to share on your feed – with credit to you of course!
Looking for video tutorials? Definitely don’t miss the Hair of the Dog YouTube channel! We are always adding new post-processing videos, interviews with industry leaders, and videos to help you grow your business.
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