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dog photography courses

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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.

On-Site Resources

Here you will find all of the resources we offer on the site.

The Academy

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 Academy

The full meal deal

Elevate Coaching

 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.

Elevate Coaching

White glove education

Podcast

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.

Podcast

Tune in and learn

About HOD

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.

About HOD

Get to know us

Blog Articles

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.

Blog Articles

For the DIY crowd

Online Summit

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.

 

Online Summit

Learn from the best

The Business of Pet Photography

This is the ultimate business training for pet photographers.  You can be the best pet photographer in the whole world and still not make any money – but if you can produce technically correct and engaging images you can be quite profitable. The way you run your business is directly tied to revenue. Master the business of pet photography, and you’ll measure the results in real profits.

 

The Business of Pet Photography

The path to profit

Post-Processing for Pet Photographers

Learn how to effectively use both Lightroom and Photoshop in easy-to-digest actionable videos. The only course specifically for pet photographers. That means no more time wasted sifting through hours of YouTube videos or combing through random blog posts that were created for portrait or wedding photographers. Get ALL the info you need on tap, anytime.

Post-processing for pet photographers

Fancy up your photos

Instagram for pet photographers

Stop posting by the seat of your pants and create an effective and easy-to-implement system with Instagram expert, Tori Mistick.  Tori has taught Instagram workshops at Google Pittsburgh and BlogPaws Conference, and now she's bringing her system to you, with tweaks just for pet photographers! In this course, Tori will show you how to connect with followers who love YOU!

Instagram for pet photographers

Use your influence

Testimonials

 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!

Testimonials

Rave reviews from your peers

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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Pet photography tips in your inbox

Off-Site Resources

Here you will find all of the resources we offer on other sites like our Facebook group and Youtube channel.

Facebook Group

Interested in joining an online party of over 11,000 pet photographers? If so, you'll definitely want to join the Hair of the Dog Facebook group. This is THE place to share your work, ask questions, and discuss pet photography.

Facebook Group

Facebook Page

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!

Facebook Page

Instagram

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!

Instagram

YouTube

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.

YouTube

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