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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.

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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

In this round-up of the top 30 articles on Digital Photo Mentor of all time, you will find some great nuggets of helpful information. Read them all or bookmark your favorites for later, and find out wat new adventure I'm taking on!

This month's photography challenge is one you can do anywhere, with any camera, regardless of your skill level, and it only takes 30 minutes! Get some fresh air, put on your walking shoes and get out there to take some photos. All you need is a camera, walking shoes, and half an hour of your time.

What makes a good black and white photo? How do you know when to convert an image to black and white, and when to keep it in color? Is it best to shoot in monochrome mode or convert later on the computer? These are all questions I get asked frequently. Here are a few tips to help you sort out when to shoot black and white, when to convert, and what to look for to create more dynamic black and white images.

Happy New Year 2017 - here's hoping it's a good one for you. To help you with that plan here are some tips for goal setting.