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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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Get your free eBook "10 Challenges to Help You Take Better Pictures without having to buy any new gear".

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As a subscriber, you'll get freshly released articles and monthly newsletters sent to your inbox when they're available and you'll have a chance to enter monthly photography challenges here on the site.

From the blog

Get Processing - Monthly Challenge

The challenge this month is to process some images - and I'm giving you 5 of mine to play with! If you're new to processing now's the time to try it - if you do it regularly, I'd love to see you try a new technique, style, or method. Let's see what you can create!


Watch, listen and learn from world traveler, photographer, Gary Arndt as we talk about life, travel and of course photography! Find out what his top 3 tips to take better photos are and how you can apply them.

Even with a storm looming the desert is a beautiful place.

Get some inspiration to stay on track and keep your images simple by viewing some great examples - 32 images that exemplify how to keep it simple.


Read this to get some tips and learn about some really neat tools you can use for using light painting in your photography. Light Painting Brushes help make light painting easier and more fun. Check it out.