Go from HOW to WOW with our beginner course:
4 Weeks to Better Photography
Are you ready to start taking better photographs?
If you answered YES to any of the above, this course is for you.
Click the button if you already know this is exactly what you're looking for, or read on to learn more.
4 Weeks to Better Photography is a no-nonsense practical photography course for beginners.
Easy to follow lessons and practical challenges. It was created by a professional photographer with over 30 years of experience shooting and seven years teaching.
Simple and easy to use
Use the camera you have
Learn to use the camera and equipment you have now. No need to purchase any new gear.
Learn the terminology
Learn your ISO from your HDR. We will go through all the terminology and break it down and simplify it for you.
Learn at your own pace
Over six hours of instruction, lessons, and weekly challenges designed to get you out and practicing your new skills.
Download all files, notes, and exercises for viewing offline or on any device.
Feedback and support
Post the photos from your exercises to our private Facebook group. Discuss techniques and get tips from others just like you in the growing community.
Become more confident
After four weeks of lessons and practical exercises, you'll be more familiar with your camera and become more confident in your photography skills.
"New Photographers all seem to have the same questions"
Hi, I’m Darlene, the face behind Digital Photo Mentor.
I have taught hundreds of aspiring photographers just like you.
For some, photography was a career change, while others just wanted to learn for fun and take better photographs on vacation, and photos of their family and friends.
But what I noticed was that they all ran into the same problems, had the same questions, and many shared the same fears.
Can you relate to any or all of the following?
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Available immediately as either online streaming or digital download so you can watch on your tablet or mobile device.
A Step-by-Step Photography Course
I began to get requests to run workshops and classes from people who read my articles on Digital Photo Mentor. They loved my articles but wanted something with a clear progression that they could work through in a step-by-step manner.
That’s when 4 Weeks to Better Photography was born, to help beginner photographers get to the WOW!
Get Better Shots With Daily Lessons and Practice
This isn’t a course that you can watch and magically become a better photographer. There is no magic pill. You are going to have to get off your butt and put in the work.
Yes, you need to watch the videos and read the PDFs. But, you also need to do the challenges and post your images in our private Facebook group for feedback. It is through this feedback and accountability that your photography will progress.
Facebook Group for Feedback
The photos you post in our private Facebook group will be viewed and respond to with feedback from others on the course. I will try to personally answer your questions and help solve your problems in the Facebook group.
I want you to become a better photographer. I want to help you get to the WOW!
What makes this course different is the same thing that makes Digital Photo Mentor different, me!
I feel your pain. I understand your frustration and I see it in the classroom with each student I help.
This course is designed to help you:
After more than 6 hours of lessons and even more hours of practical application of the principles, by the end of this photography course you'll be able to:
Once you complete the weekly challenges you will also have a varied and interesting portfolio of photographs you'll be proud to share.
What you will get:
Both the streaming option and the downloadable version of this course include:
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This course IS for you if...
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What our customers are saying:
I have learned so much over these past four weeks.
Darlene has a way of cutting right through all of the noise and explaining things in a way you actually understand.
I have been photographing for several years now but I kept hitting the same walls and never really progressing. I have learned so much over these past 4-weeks. And I have FINALLY started to use my camera in Manual and Semi-Automatic Modes.
Claire Summers // Writer
Darlene is clear and concise, easy to understand.
She offers great tips without overwhelming the viewer with too much technical information. She is very encouraging and insightful and uses helpful visual illustrations as examples. The exercises are a great idea to inspire me to get creative again!
Molly R // Course student
Darlene is not only a photographer, she is a teacher.
Darlene knows what she's talking about and helped me with concepts I'd heard about but not really grasped before.
Olivia P. // Australia
What you can expect from the course:
What you will learn
Darlene Hildebrandt // Your Instructor
I began my photographic journey back in the days of darkrooms and black and white photography. After finishing a 2-year photography degree I fell straight into working as a commercial photographer.
Since then, I've photographed over 250 weddings, sold my work as fine art in galleries, and started sharing my knowledge by teaching in 2011.
Fast forward to today and I have taught workshops all around the world, and led sold-out photo tours in some of the most magical countries. But most importantly I have helped hundreds of people just like you both in-person and online to achieve their goals.
Join Over 450 Happy Customers
The pace and simple steps are exactly what I needed.
The more I get out and work on these assignments, the more I learn, and the more I realize how great this course is. The pace and simple steps are exactly what I needed to slow myself down and get an understanding of the basics.
Ann Gallagher // Course student
A very big THANK YOU ...
I just wanted to say how wonderful your enthusiasm and advice have been to me!
What a darling girl you are to give out so much of yourself to people like me who have to try and make sense of a whole new vast and bewildering technology!
Deborah Atkinson // South Africa
The Best Time to Start Getting Better Shots is Now!
If you are serious about improving your photography then you need to take action now, today. Enroll in this course, watch the lessons, learn how to use your camera, do the challenges, and start making people say WOW.
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MONEY BACK GUARANTEE
100% Satisfaction Guarantee
You are fully protected by our 100% Satisfaction-Guarantee. If you don't start to get better photos and improve your photography in 30 days, just let us know and we'll send you a prompt refund.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is the course online or can I download the files?
Both actually. We've priced this course for people who want to follow along with the course content and watch the videos online, as well as for those who want to simply have the files on their own computer.
How long do I have access to the course?
Forever. Your purchase allows you to stream the videos online forever, or of course download them and keep them on your own computer.
Can I still share my images if I'm not on Facebook?
Unfortunately not at this time.
What do I need to access the private Facebook group?
Just your receipt number. We'll ask for that when you join the group. That's it.
Can I watch the videos on my tablet or mobile phone?
Yes, but you first need to download all the files to your computer, unzip them, and then save to your device.
If I don't have an interchangeable lens camera will I still benefit from this course?
Yes, but you may not have all the functions of larger cameras and be able to do all the challenges.