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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

This is the story of an amateur photographer who did a personal project - trading cards of local baristas. See what he learned and how you can do the same, then take the challenge on yourself.

Here is a quick little tutorial that you can do with just your camera and a zoom lens to make some fun abstract zoom burst images.

If you want to take your travel photography up a notch, try doing some people photos - and even more specifically, environmental portraits. Here are some tips to help you.

If you're stuck in a rut, or just feel like you're not getting anywhere - try these 6 tips to help expand or get out of your comfort zone and do better photography.