Sh!t Hot Shots: The Online Course
(22 customer reviews)

This course aims to transform photographers who can take a sharp, well-exposed, correct image into photographers who can make epic shots, in camera, in any location. This course involves a brand-new theory base that I’ve been working on for the past 18 months which contains a 5-point shooting framework to create awesome shots anywhere.

You’ll need to take it seriously and be flexible in your existing habits to see true success but for more information about this course, check out its info page here.

Before you enrol, you need to be at the “starting point” for using the tools inside. You’ll need to:

  • Be able to use your camera on manual mode [no? click here]
  • Be able to take a super sharp photo every time [no? click here]
  • Be able to correctly expose your images [no? click here]
  • Be able to see and set the correct white balance [no? click here]
  • Have some form of an editing workflow (this course doesn’t include any editing)

If you meet all of the above criteria, continue onwards!

This product allows for 6 months of access to the course lessons as standard. For lifetime* access to courses please check out the Premium Membership first, which will also allow you to achieve an additional discount on this course.

*Lifetime access within Premium Memberships allows you to opt to have your course access tied to your membership subscription. For the lifetime of your membership, you’ll retain access to all courses and all lessons, regardless of their original access length. Just send us an email to tell us to connect these dots.


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22 reviews for Sh!t Hot Shots: The Online Course

  1. Lori Cope (verified owner)

    If you can take a good photo but are struggling with how to get an EPIC shot this course is for you. Jess lays out an in-depth, step by step framework which covers all aspects of shooting. I really appreciate the videos of unusual areas showing her location scouting and behind the scenes choices for posing and finding the sweet spots. There is so much information in this course I know I will be going back again and again to watch. Jess is an extremely knowledgeable instructor with a sense of humor that makes learning fun. I see this course as the ‘secret sauce’ to amp up your photography. Thank you so much Jess for all the time and effort you spent creating this wonderful course! *Highly recommended!*

  2. Karen McKenzie (verified owner)

    The hype is real! Regardless of your style, this course will help you take your images from great to SHS. Jess will take you to a variety of locations that were new to her. With that premise, seeing locations with fresh eyes, Jess will walk through why she looks for what she does and why things work and don’t work.

  3. Michelle Dempsey (verified owner)

    I highly recommend this course , there is something in it for everyone.The locations and ideas for shots which Jess takes you through as part of this course make you want to get out and have a go, no matter what level of photography you are at. Your thought process for setting up a shot will completely change for the better and the results will be immediate. Of course practice makes perfect but having the knowledge from the SHSs course ensures you have the tools to take those epic shots you have always dreamed about.

  4. Sandra Ferwerda (verified owner)

    When the Sh!t Hot Shots course was announced, I immediately signed up enthusiastically. There is always room to improve yourself and the title of this course perfectly captures what I am looking for.
    Well, I can say, the expectations I had from this course were more than fulfilled! I think Jessica teaches in a very pleasant way. She builds up the lessons logically, making everything easy to follow. She is clear in her explanation and the theory is made visual in practice.
    This course has made me more aware when I’m out photographing, and as a side effect it has also increased the pleasure of it!

  5. Lynn Busse (verified owner)

    As usual, this is an amazing online course packed with useful information! I’m looking at the world in a whole new way!! Whereas before I was just scouting for interesting logs or stumps or tracks now I’ve got a different perspective when I’m taking a nice walk in the woods or by the lake!
    I loved the simplicity of the framework provided. It does take practice to see all the elements in the big picture and I’m still learning how to put them all together. I highly recommend this course to anyone who wants to take their pet portraiture to the next level. I guarantee you’ll be pleased with the results!

  6. Toni Provencher (verified owner)

    One of the most amazing courses I have taken in a while. I felt like I was there, in person, with Jess walking through the examples of her shoots. I can’t wait to put what I have learned into practice and show some before and afters. If you were like me and hesitant at taking this course, just do it! You wont be disappointed and it really will help you see things from a new perspective and open up your eyes to ways to create more amazing shots.

  7. Liza Takács (verified owner)

    This course really changed my whole approach when it comes to take a photo. I will definitely go through it more than once because there are just so many things to learn. As always Jess’s course worth every penny!

  8. Tricia Charles (verified owner)

    Loved this course! As someone who has taken the advance outdoor canine photography course, I felt this was a natural progression to the next level of my education. It was very well outlines and Jess does a fantastic job of explaining concepts, theory and practice. If you are looking to give your images that push with that little something extra that gets you noticed, this is the course for you.

  9. Denise Kilpatrick (verified owner)

    As usual, Jess put together another fabulous course. Her instructional design is better than any I’ve seen in this field. Definitely a course I will watch several times!

  10. Federica Repossi (verified owner)

    I just finished the “Sh!t Hot Shots” online course. I am enthusiastic about it as it constitutes the final piece of a truly complete path of the Thattogspot School. I liked everything: from the chosen environments (which at times would be trivial for us but which Jessica always knows how to make interesting through the use of the right optics and the correct positioning of the subject according to precise lines present in the context) to the abundance of details to make people understand the importance of photographic composition and how light affects the composition itself. I highly recommend it!!

  11. Elizabeth Boudreau (verified owner)

    I highly recommend this course! It is a chance to literally walk along with Jess and go through the decision making process of how to shoot at various locations and what you should be considering to make an image that is something exceptional. Jess does an incredible job at analyzing various locations and showing you not only what to look for but how to really see what is there in terms of important elements, distractions to avoid, and posing and lighting interacting together. This course is guaranteed to take your work to a higher level!

  12. Jo Roach (verified owner)

    I am very much a visual learner, so having Jess walk through the different shooting locations and point out the different aspects of the shoot was extremely helpful for me! Now when I take my dogs on a hike, I am evaluating different locations with the framework basics in mind. I need to go watch this course again as there is a lot of good information to absorb! I definitely recommend this course!

  13. Ainoa Juan Sancho (verified owner)

    I booked this course as soon as it was released, and I don’t regret doing it. This course was amazing as every course Jess has created. It allows you to know her thinking process while shooting, taking into account all needed aspects to create SHS images. All these aspects are previously explained on the theory section in detail, and it is delivered in such a way that is very easy to understand and to put into practice. 10/10.

  14. Alisha Anderson (verified owner)

    You will never be disappointed by taking one of Jess’s courses. She is a gifted teacher and has a way of connecting with you through video that makes you feel like you’re in the room with her. SHS is a bit more challenging than the Advanced Outdoor course, but the results will be spectacular. The quality of the videos is upgraded from previous courses (good job Dan!). One thing to be aware of is that some of the lessons have a waiting period before you can begin to make sure you’ve grasped the content up to that point. Thank you again, Jess, for sharing your knowledge and experience with us.

  15. Annabel Richman (verified owner)

    I knew what kind of images I wanted to create but until I studied this course, I didn’t know how! Really fab course for taking your photography skills to the next level.

  16. Kristina Allen (verified owner)

    I am SO glad that I invested in this course! Before I did this course, I knew my weakness in my images was the way I shot them. I tried hard to compensate this by improving my editing, but if you don’t have a SHS to start with, it’s hard to make it into one with just editing. Honestly, I think this is one of the most important courses I’ve taken in my educational journey with photography. How you shoot is such a fundamental building block that I was definitely missing. I’m dyslexic and have always been a visual learner, so I can’t tell you how amazing it was to have the shoot walkthroughs for each of the different locations, I got so much out of watching how it’s done rather than just hearing it and trying to visualise it myself. It was almost like having a one on one with Jess herself! If you are on the fence about it like I was, I can’t say enough how worth it it is!

  17. Claire Howes (verified owner)

    Jess always delivers with her courses and this one is no exception. You journey along with her via Go Pro and drone to see what she’s seeing and thinking in real time. Having her framework in my head has definitely made me look at my environment different rather than ‘spraying & praying’ when it comes to taking images. If you want to take your images to the next level, jump in with this course!

  18. Sue Woodcock (verified owner)

    If you’re stuck in a rutt and need some creative inspiration this is the course for you. It will truly open your eyes to what is possible. I have found all Jess’s courses are explained in great detail. And this course was no exception you really do get more than your moneys worth and some. Jess leaves no stone unturned and ensures that you receive an in-depth learning journey. In addition, Jess is not only an amazing educator, but she is also a truly inspiring artist as well. Thank you, again!

  19. Zoe McGrath (verified owner)

    Jess simply has a unique way in clearly explaining difficult ideas and concepts. If you’re looking to make your life easier when scouting new locations, then Sh!tHotShots is for you. This course really helped me see the world differently. I’m not just taking a bunch of photos and hoping for the best. I simply pause and look, looking for the lines, looking for interesting spots. It feels great to go out and feel confident I can capture the photos I need. I’m always learning each time I go out but now I have a solid foundation to build upon thanks to Jess and Sh!tHotShots.

  20. Sian Jones (verified owner)

    This course has really supercharged my progression! I’ve always struggled to “see lines” and understand how to use a location in the best way. This course has provided me with the knowledge to be able to turn up to any location and look for the best composition set ups.

    Jess is truly a gifted mentor and teacher, and explains rather difficult and tricky concepts in succinct and manageable ways. The ‘at location’ footage also really helps capture and describe the thought process Jess is running through at that moment in time, and provides the student with a richer learning experience.

    If you’re looking to progress your pet photography then this course is well worth the investment! I’m looking forward to building on these solid foundations and getting out there to practice creating some S!t Hot Shot art!

  21. Leticia pascual garcia (verified owner)

    This course has changed and improved the way I saw things, it is always a pleasure to watch Jess’s video tutorials, she explains everything in such detail, it has been a luxury to accompany her in the different places and be able to learn from each of them! Yes, still Are you wondering if this course is worth it…definitely YES! I am a member and it is the first online course…and it will not be the last! very very happy, thanks to the entire team.

  22. Kalysa Wroblewski (verified owner)

    Sh!t Hot Shots is a course I didn’t know that I needed! It truly helped me get in tuned with the more creative part of photographer. Jess beautifully and skillfully explains how to find the shots, and moving can truly change the entirety of the photo. It has been, and will be a game change for my future sessions for sure!

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