As our 8 children have grown, I’ve been blessed to capture them during the beautiful seasons of their lives in photographs. Beyond Manual is an 4-week, online course for photographers who have already figured out how to shoot in manual mode, and are ready to take it to the next level. This class will not only give you the information you’ll need to learn new skills like getting sharp focus in the majority of your photos and learning how to read light, but also a a place to learn all of it and feedback from me so you’ll know if you’re on the right track and how to get even better. And I like to keep things simple and use easy-to-understand language, becuase I think that’s how we all learn best.
What does the Beyond Manual class cover?
- Focus focus focus… and more focus.
- Depth of field
- Focusing mode – What they are when when to use one over the other
- Specifically how to focus on what you want
- Studying the light in a setting and which angles to use to get the photo you want
- White balance – What it is and how to pick the best one for your setting.
- How to create a custom white balance in camera
- Metering modes – What they do and how to know which one to use
Are there are prerequisites for this class?
Yes. All students should know how what the exposure triangle is and be able to get proper exposure via manual mode in the majority of their photos prior to enrolling in this class. If you’d like some help with that, I recommend taking the Manual Mode class prior to this one.
How does the class work?
This class is not simply a PDF. Like all my classes, Beyond Manual is a partnership where we work together to learn the concepts. I’m going to walk you through each lesson, give you feedback on your photos and guide you to make them better. All of this takes place in a private Facebook group with me and the other students in the class. I’ll give you the lessons and assignments, which you can do or not, and one of the wonderful advantages of a group class is that you’ll get to see what other students are doing and asking too! There is no need to be online at any particular time because you choose when to check in. I will be available the whole time to help you through it. You can participate when the kids are in school, during nap time, only on the weekends or in the middle of the night in your jammies if you like. I’ll definitely be there to answer your questions and guide you through it.
—A DSLR or mirrorless camera
—Access to the Internet and a Facebook account
—Enthusiasm and time to learn and practice
How much does it cost?
$199. Payment is taken at registration via Paypal (which accepts all major credit cards)