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Hair of the Dog Academy

is the ultimate membership to IMPROVE your pet photography - craft or business! Simply follow our proven success paths with step-by-step tools, tactics and processes so that you can become the pet photographer you want to be.


The Academy has a DEEP well of content, which is organized not only by topic, but also through Success Paths - a curated journey through the Academy content that meets you exactly where you are and help you reach your goals.

The difference between ISO and aperture

Tricks to capture action successfully

How to work with animals to capture true expression

How to pose the humans that come to your sessions

The key to finding interesting backgrounds in basic surroundings

What to keep in mind when working with horses

The secrets to managing a photo library in Lightroom

How to quickly and effectively edit your images in Lightroom

All of the Photoshop tricks that will allow you to create gorgeous images

What needs to happen to get your business set up legally

How to price your work so you can be profitable

The different strategies to sell your work

How to market your pet photography business, whether starting out or scaling



While content is great to review and refer back to - sometimes you just need to ask some questions.  One of the most valuable pieces of the Academy is the ability to ask questions and get live feedback from Nicole and the other Academy coaches.

Every month, you have the opportunity to participate in:


Each month, an Academy coach will create a shooting challenge theme and share some helpful tips so that you can create a new image.  That image can be submitted for review on a shooting challenge feedback call that is held live (and recorded).  These challenges are a great way to improve your shooting and have fun while doing it!

The fastest way to improve your craft is to get constructive feedback from professional eyes.  Critique Corner is a LIVE call where you can get feedback on your images from Academy coach—and one of the world's leading pet photographers—Charlotte Reeves.  

Office Hours are monthly calls that start with instruction or exercises that will help you make progress in your pet photography journey.  They are also your chance to ask Nicole and the other coaches anything. Have a question?  Need some coaching? Jump into Office Hours and be ready to ask away!

Laser coaching sessions are your opportunity to dive deeper into an area of your craft or business. Any Academy member can submit questions for laser coaching and join Nicole in a 15-minute, one-on-one video conference. All laser coaching calls are recorded on Zoom and posted for the membership to access. Whether you're in the hot seat or just listening in, these calls are pure gold.


The people in the Academy definitely help make this community special.  It’s the perfect place to get feedback on your challenges, kudos on your wins, and make connections with people that totally get you.  

With results like this…..

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