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Using an Expo Disc To Custom Set The White Balance

Are you tired of trying to find the perfect white balance? Nicole Begley, from Hair of the Dog, shares her favorite tool for dialing in perfect white balance in any situation. This video walks you through how to use the ExpoDisc, as well as how to set the custom white...

How To Easily Remove Color Cast In Photoshop

Photographing pets in grass, or near leafy trees, can result in a funky green color cast on your otherwise adorable subjects. Take your pet photography to the next level by learning how to remove color cast with this quick Adobe Photoshop tutorial. We’ll use Photoshop...

How to Calibrate Your Monitor Using the SpyderX Elite

It's not just the changing seasons that cause temperature shifts! Yep, the color temperature of your computer monitor can "drift" over time, rendering your image colors either too warm or too cool. If you're a professional pet photographer, you need to understand how...

How to Register Photos with the U.S. Copyright Office

In this tutorial, longtime dog photographer Margaret Bryan shares how you can register your pet photos with the U.S. Copyright Office. Listen to our Hair of the Dog Podcast episode with her here where she talks more about copyright and why it is important for your pet...

Terran Bayer Guest Artist of the Month January 2020

Join me in welcoming Terran Bayer to the Hair of the Dog Academy as Guest Artist of the Month for the month of January.  Photographing dogs on a paper backdrop in the studio means one thing: dirty, hairy, drooly floors. But fear not! In her member's only tutorial,...

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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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Don’t Pay Me for My Time and Talent

Don’t Pay Me for My Time and Talent

If you’ve looked at any number of photographer’s investment pages I bet you’ve seen the term “time and talent” on many occasions.  I’m not going to mince words here….I hate that phrase.   Why? A. Your “time and talent” is worth a heck of a lot more...

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When Can I Start Charging?

When Can I Start Charging?

Money.  It’s a charged subject.  Our culture makes talking about it taboo, and that’s really a shame because that just reinforces whatever money mindset issues we have lurking in our subconscious mind.   These can be things that your parents said...

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Should I lower my pricing?

Should I lower my pricing?

“I’m second guessing my pricing.  I was very successful last fall, grossing $17,000 in just two months, since then all I have heard is “I love your work but it is not in my budget.”  I’m considering lowering my prices, but not sure if that is the...

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