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Otherwise, browse previous Q&A recordings below. You can really learn a heap by checking out these old Q&As. We cover so many different topics in the hour, and things you may have been wondering but not known how to ask about!

February 2024 Community Connect: Edit Together

January 2024 Community Connect: Making Plans & Your Business

In this Community Connect, we'll start with our normal Q&A before moving into creating a plan for your business in 2024, covering the different pillars you should be focusing on in order for you to either start, or grow your pet photography business.

December 2023 Community Connect: Snoot School – “Hide”

November 2023 Community Connect: Portfolio Review

October 2023 Community Connect: Your Why

September 2023 Community Connect: Website Review

In this workshop style session, I go through the most important pages to include on your website, before participants visit two new websites of fellow members, and provide them feedback. We also talk showing prices, headlines, and more. Includes two downloadable resources. Length: ~1 hour.

June 2023 Community Connect!

In this Community Connect, Sabrina and Teresa take over! They discuss lenses, especially the difference between the 85mm and 135mm, blurry backgrounds in photos, the pet photography awards, and plenty more.

May 2023 Community Connect!

In this session, we discussed: different types of tablets and how to use them, export settings for printing, why photos look different from monitor to phone, calibration, room brightness, and so on black dogs and blue colour-casts, setting up Back Button Focus on a Sony camera

March 2023 Community Connect!

In this community connect session, we talk about business, pricing, different business models, and more.

October 2022 Q&A

How to edit the eyes of senior dogs when they're cloudy? How to train the "wolf stalk" trick? Is it worth upgrading my camera? Questions about noise/ISO/low light conditions, and also about detail on close up vs. further away photos. How to create a silhouette photo in front of car headlights?

September 2022 Q&A

working with white dogs in PS,
white balance in interesting lighting conditions with white dogs,
eye pieces for your view-finder,
camera settings, when to expose for highlights, how to quickly choose camera settings when you don’t want your model sitting around, full manual mode vs. aperture priority mode,
contracts and legal obligations when setting up a photography business

July/August 2022 Q&A

In this Q&A we cover: getting a variety of photos, client vs. self mindset, shaping the light & WB in LR, lens softness issues, getting the eyes in focus, creating panoramas to fix composition, and more

June 2022 Q&A and New Member’s Welcome!

April 2022 Q&A

Including: what crop/perspective works best, camera recommendations, removing hazy grass from an image, when to make panoramas and more

March 2022 Q&A

Colour harmony for black dogs, using the brush tool in Lightroom, better phone photos, posing big dogs, success rate in action photos and more.

January Q&A

This Q&A covers: preparing files for printing, issues with depth of field when using the clone stamp/content aware fill tools, issues with the camera taking the photo before focusing, group photos, exporting your photos and white balance.

December Q&A: Editing People & Pets

Since we didn't have many Q&A questions, I focused instead on discussing how I edit people and pets. We do a head swap, work a bit on skin, talk about the liquify tool and more.

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