I was once in the same shoes you are. I purchased my first DLSR about 10 years ago. I pulled it out of the box and thought “Now what do I do with it”. I quickly set it up, put it on Auto and started taking pictures, excited to see some great photos. Well, that was a big let down as I quickly realized that the photos were not any better than my point and shoot or phone camera photos. I then went scouring the internet looking for tutorials and courses for help. I found courses, but none less than $200, which I was not prepared to pay. So I went the tutorial route and slowly (and I do mean slowly) learned how to use my camera. 10 years later, I am now a portrait and travel photographer. I made this course so that you didn’t have to go through the slow painful learning process that I did. I also wanted the course to be affordable since you did just drop a pretty penny on that camera. I promise, once you finish this course you will be off Auto mode and more comfortable with your camera.
Frequently Asked Questions
How is this course different from others?
1) It’s geared towards the new/novice photographer – it will teach you DSLR photography without all the fancy camera jargon;
2) It’s affordable – you don’t need to spend as much as you did for your camera to learn how to use it.
How much time does it take to complete the course?
The course includes 2 hours of video instruction, so technically you could binge-watch the entire course in one day. That being said, the course was designed to be taken in modules, allowing the user to practice the concepts until they become comfortable. I would recommend taking the introduction modules (first 3) at the same time to become acquainted with your camera, then taking a day or two per shooting mode module until you feel comfortable moving on. Practicing is the key to DSLR photography. The more you have your hands on the camera, the more intuitive it will become.
What kind of camera is this course geared towards?
These courses are specifically designed for DSLR camera owners – one specific to the entry-level Canon DLSR and the other the entry-level Nikon DSLR. This course is not intended for phone photography or point and shoot cameras.
I am not a beginner, is this course right for me?
No, this course is intended for novice photographers who haven’t mastered the basics of DSLR photography. If you understand Manual mode and how aperture, shutter speed, and ISO affect your photos, this is not the course for you.
Can't I just use online tutorials to learn my camera?
You absolutely could and, in fact, my website has tons of tutorials on DSLR photography! The drawback that I found in my experience going that route is that it takes much longer – all the information isn’t in one place and many times I wasn’t even sure what I was looking for. This course provides an affordable option to gain all of the information you need to go from Auto to Manual in one place.
How long do I have access to the course?
You have lifetime access to the course so please start anytime and go at your own pace! After completion of the course, you will be able to log in at any time to refresh your skills and, as a member of my community, you will be notified as additional material and courses are made available.
What if there is something I just don't understand?
I hear you and am always available to help with questions. My email is in the course and, in addition, I have a Facebook page where I will happily answer any questions. As an added value, included in the cost of the course, I offer personalized feedback should you wish to submit your photo in the form at the end of the course.
What if I am not satisfied with the Course
I want you to be satisfied. I offer a 100% money back guarantee if, within 30 days of your purchase, you decide that the course is not right for you.
Before watching this course, I was feeling discouraged and confused about my camera and using manual settings. After spending time going through this basic course, I am now ready to try again. The information is very understandable and easy to process – now I am ready to practice – practice – practice!
This was a very simple – easy to follow course. Being a visual learner- it helped so much to see her charts of where different buttons are and how to get to certain features. Those were my main reasons for staying in auto- I didn’t know how to get to the different features on my camera. Also, she is amazing to work with. The instructor went above and beyond for me. I absolutely feel comfortable asking questions and she is quick with her response.
This course took me from “say what is that again” to ” I can do this with some practice!” So excited to now start taking professional quality pics of my family and friends! Love the cheatsheets included! Thank you, Rebecca!
I got a DSLR for my birthday and had noooo idea how to use it. I’ve still got a lot to practice, but now I feel confident experimenting with my camera in Av and Tv mode. This course is perfect for absolute beginners! The cheat sheets alone are going to make your life so much easier.
Let me teach you how to go from shooting on Auto to mastering Manual mode on your DSLR.
This course will teach you all the aspects of DLSR photography without using any of the fancy camera terms that confuse us all. At the completion of this course, you will be able to use your camera in manual mode or any one of the priority manual modes.
Learn what Aperture is and how it affects your photos. Dive into Aperture Priority mode on your camera to get those great blurry background photos.
Learn what shutter speed is and how it affects your photos. Get your camera into shutter speed priority mode to learn how to freeze motion and get those great sparkler photos.
Learn what ISO is and how to choose the proper ISO setting for every lighting condition.
Learn what White Balance is and how it affects the coloring of your photos.