Learn Photography

...And you'll never have to ask someone else to take your photo again.
No seriously. This was a selfie I took with one hand!

Welcome to the world of photography. You’re probably already taking some photos, and getting used to your camera. You’ve either heard of Manual Mode, or already played around with a few settings, but you’re still looking for that feeling of confidence that only comes from having a deep understanding of all aspects offered by Manual Mode.

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Even though shooting with Manual Mode takes a good chunk of time to really get a hang of, shooting with Manual Mode opens up your photography to infinite creativity, endless customization, and a playing field with no limitations - Everything is up to you.

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The hard part is understanding the concepts that make up Manual Mode, and that’s what I’ll help you with. At the end of our time together, you will have this feeling of confidence being behind your camera because you’ve created an unshakeable understanding of foundational topics that make up Manual Mode. Scroll down to see everything you will learn, and what exciting learning aids I have for you to make the class as engaging, easy to learn from, and as fun as possible!


Get ready to learn:

*Everything* about Manual Mode:

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You will learn all about shutter speed, aperture, and ISO. What they mean, how they affect the look of the photo, and how each setting affects the lighting of the photo, too. As a bonus, I will teach you a trick to make your photos look so much better on the camera monitor. You'll be happier with your shots, and your clients will be more excited straight from the start!

What Exposure Means

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One of your main goals as a photographer is to ensure each photo you take is properly exposed. You hear photographers rave about their perfectly exposed shots. But what does that even mean? You will learn exactly what this means. Not through theory, but instead through looking at photos that are over-exposed, under-exposed, and properly exposed. Then, you will be briefly introduced to how you can use exposure in a more artistically creative way. This way of presenting the subject will create links within your brain where you will be able to quickly and simply understand the differences between all sorts of exposed photos and know exactly what type of photos you're aiming for most of the time, as a photographer.

How to Get Perfect Exposure Every Time

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What is that wonky green scale at the bottom of the video? That's a light meter, and it helps you ace the exposure on each and every shot you'll take from now until the end of time. It is so useful, in fact, that you will start using it for each and every photo you take. And you'll get to learn all about it!

How to Get Exactly What You Want in Focus

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I will pass on a few tips to help take the task of "What should I focus on?" away from your camera, and fully in your hands. Usually, by default, the camera is set up to do the thinking itself. This thinking is "What's the closest object to me in the frame? That? Ok! Focus on that!". But that's not always useful, so I will help teach you how to modify your focus settings to allow for extremely precise focusing, allowing you to nail focus on any object you want - Even if it is through tree branches!

What to Look Forward to

Live View Through My Lens

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A view straight through the lens of my camera, while keeping track of the exact settings I use - Live. You will be able to see, in real-time, as I change my settings, and instantly see how this changes the image through my lens. This will help me nail important points down by letting you experience the impact of the point visually, and in real-time

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An E-mail to Recap

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You will have covered a lot. A lot of it, you will remember. But it's still so nice to read an overview of what you covered during our time together.

Explore Theories with a Simulator, Then Your Camera

Per each major point we cover, you will have an activity to do with a simulator, and then your own camera to gain a deeper understanding of the concept at hand much faster than you normally would. 

An Exceptionally Helpful Graphic

You will receive a PDF file from hamburger-fotospots, referred to as "Entire Photography Class in One Photo" to use as a reference while you are cementing how shutter speed, ISO, and aperture all work together to create the photo you want. You will be able to use this graphic as a reference while planning your photos, and it will help bring everything you learned together!

A Q/A to Wrap Up

At the end of the session there is always an open Q/A to help quench additional curiosities you have about photography. The questions could be about anything at all. Perhaps you saw a photo and you're wondering how it was taken. Perhaps you have a concept in your mind you can't exactly wrap your mind around. Maybe you just want to know a good place to shop for gear. Make a list of any and all questions you have, and get ready to take the microphone and share everything you got at the end of the class.

In Addition...

You will receive a digital information packet with helpful Information about...

Business!

You'll know exactly where to go to learn the business of photography (The woman who teaches has made $30k from one photoshoot, and has taught multiple others to achieve $10k shoots). The important part is you'd know where to find this information when you need it. 


Editing!

You'll know exactly where to learn how to use Photoshop like an absolute pro. In addition you'll get discounted rates if you simply want to toss your photos off to me, and I'll get them edited for you.


How to Upload to Facebook Without Losing Sharpness

It took me longer than I'd like to admit to learn how to export photos so they look good on social media. You'll get this information right at the start of your journey. Some photographers don't know how to deliver sharp photos their clients can upload. You're different! That's value right there!


Where to buy your camera gear from... Without paying taxes or shipping!
Just plain old MSRP. It saves you some money, and also gets you to buy from a company that has exceptional customer service, and return policies. This just translates to a good non-stressful experience overall. 


Live Help

Sometimes you just need a hand. You'll get my personal number and a 1 month subscription for live help. Just think of it like calling a friend when you need a hand during a photoshoot. If you ever feel stuck and/or you're not sure how to pull off a shot, or you're a little stressed and are forgetting settings, just text me! I'll call you and we'll brainstorm the best way to pull off the shot you're looking for. 


As a result...
You'll be set up for the future exceptionally well. You will have a lot of the information that takes a while to find yourself, right from the start.
Beat that, YouTube! 

And of Course...

The feeling of confidence when behind the camera because you know exactly what each setting means and what they do. You'll also get to enjoy the knowledge of knowing exactly what settings you require for each shot you are aiming to accomplish. It's truly a feeling of freedom :)

Ready to Reserve Your Spot?

Instead of setting a predefined amount of time for learning, you will be in charge of how much time we spend together, which means we will go at your speed. Generally, I cover the materials in about 2 hours, but you can take 3, 4 (or more). It's entirely up to you. My only goal is for you to attain a deep level of understanding for these concepts mentioned above, to the point that you are able to understand them fully, and more importantly, use them in everyday life - right away. The concepts above will be outlined in a conversational manner, so that way you're able to ask questions and test out the concepts you learn right away with your own camera.

All you need to know is that it's $60/hr, you're pre-paying for two hours, and if you want more time, I'll keep track and you'll pay the rest afterwards.

Afterwards, you will be forwarded to a page with next steps, which includes scheduling your class.

Wanna see some of my work?

My Cousin's Son :)

My beautiful friend Asma. I took this with an iPhone 8+

My Grandfather in front of the cottage he built with his hands

Orion. He didn't think he could model. I had a camera, thus the ability to show him he could.

One of the many buildings my grandfather architected

The sharpest photo I've ever taken. This is a hyper zoomed in view of the full image

Have you ever seen a photo with two subjects in focus at the same time? No Photoshop

And here's a cat photo, because who doesn't love cats

And one last iPhone photo to end things off saying "You don't need pro gear to take photos you love!"

Press the button below to reserve your spot

Afterwards, you will be forwarded to a page with next steps, which includes scheduling your class.

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