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4 Weeks to Better Photography Online Course

Learn the skills to take better photos in this online photography course that walks you step by step through everything you need to know about your camera and getting better shots.

With 4 Weeks to Better Photography. You'll be getting closer to that "Wow" shot after each week.

Natural Light & Off Camera Flash Portrait Lighting Course

For beginner to intermediate photographers who want to learn the skills required for portrait photography using natural light and off camera flash.

It's a natural light and flash workshop combined into one, all online.

Watch a 19 minute sample lesson from the course on lighting patterns for portraits.

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From the blog

Things to know about before becoming a newborn photographer

Maxine and Shellaine have both been students in my classroom and I couldn't be more proud of where they are now! They do gorgeous work with newborns and are even teaching. They're both moms and have not only the photography skills, but the life skills to do this kind of photography. Keep reading for some ... [Read more]

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A guest article from Photographer John Davenport on how to make your photographs more interesting by adding a focal point.

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This article will help you understand how to photograph glassware including equipment needed, setup, lighting, and helpful tips for working with both a white, and black background for two different looks. Learn how to work with and control light even if you never want to photograph any glassware.

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In this next James Maher gives you six steps for tackling street photography - actually getting out and doing it, and doing it well. If you struggle to get meaning and a story in your images, give these tips a try.