S04E10 | Developing a Signature Style with Chad Dahlquist

Chad Dahlquist | Chad Dahlquist Photography

You’ll recognise the bright and colourful signature style that Chad Dahlquist brings to his work, whether he’s shooting in the studio or on location. His career as a photographer has included commercial work, weddings, head shots and families - but his move into pet photography back in 2017 brought a whole new passion for photography to his business.

WE DIVED INTO:

  • The beginning of Chad’s photography career

  • Chad’s tip for starting out in studio

  • How Chad got his first clients

  • Turning points for Chad’s business

  • Personal projects

  • Signature style

    and more!

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S4E09 | Snapshot - Care of Artwork Guides for Clients

In this week's Deepdive Episode, we're discussing the importance of educating your clients on how to look after their artwork and sharing our own examples of "Care of Artwork Cards". Should this be considered part of our responsibility and/or service?

Watch our full 20 minute episode to see exactly what Kirstie and I include on our cards, and join in the discussion online with our members in The Pet Photographer’s Club on Facebook.

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Caitlin McColl
S04E08 | Creative Publishing and Licensing for Pet Photographers with Ron Schmidt

Ron Schmidt | Loose Leashes

Ron Schmidt has captured the hearts of dog lovers worldwide. His colourful, creative and quirky photography can be found commercially and throughout the publishing and licensing industry and if you’re a fellow pet photographer, we have no doubt that you would instantly recognise his work.

WE DIVED INTO:

  • How Ron got started

  • How licensing works and what a licensing show is

  • Working with an agent

  • Approaching a buyer

  • Shooting for your gallery

  • Process for Ron’s concepts and working with schools

  • Attending schools for promoting books

  • Model calls

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S4E07 | Snapshot - Three Ways to Speed Up Your Editing

In this week’s Snapshot Episode, Caitlin shares three ways you can speed up your editing process.

Our most recent Member’s Only Deepdive Video was all about our post-production and workflow. Watch our full 20 minute episode to hear more about our process from start to finish, and join in the discussion online with our members in The Pet Photographer’s Club on Facebook.

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Caitlin McColl
S4E05 | Snapshot - Dealing with Unhappy Clients

In this week’s Snapshot Episode, Caitlin shares what she learnt from a recent experience with an unhappy client.

To listen to the whole story, don’t forget to watch our full 20 minute video episode and join in the discussion online with our members in The Pet Photographer’s Club on Facebook.

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Caitlin McColl
S04E04 | Thinking Outside the Box with JB Shepard

JB Shepard | The Puptrait Studio

JB Shepard is a self-taught photographer and digital artist who walked away from a career in marketing and design to pursue his passion for creative pet portraiture. He is best known for his signature headshot style of dog photography and the whimsical paper hats that feature in many of his portraits.

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S4E02 | Quick Tip - Working with Micro Pet Businesses

In this week’s Snapshot Episode, Caitlin shares how you can approach pricing when working with Micro Pet Businesses who might have a smaller budget.

To dive a bit deeper into the topic of Commercial Clients and to learn about the three different types of Commercial Clients we work with, don’t forget to watch our full 20 minute video episode and join in the discussion online with our members in The Pet Photographer’s Club on Facebook.

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Caitlin McColl
S04E01 | Becoming a Commercial Pet Photographer with Sarah McGraw

Sarah McGraw | Sarah McGraw Photography

Sarah McGraw is a professional traveling pet photographer who specialises in natural, candid-style portraits. Her business has continued to evolve over the past decade and as of April 2019 she officially announced that she only be accepting commercial clients. We’re so excited to share with you all about this change and find out how this talented pet photographer is serving commercial clients and small businesses

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