Customize Photography Lessons

Take your photography to the next level and hone your creative style.

Our customized photography lessons and on-going mentorships are ideal for photographers who are at the beginner or intermediate level and want to consistently skyrocket their skills in a practical and supportive way.

Improve your understanding of your camera functions and your creative expression as you receive custom 1-on-1 sessions, homework assignments, detailed feedback on your photos and great tips about the types of photography that interests you most. 

Conveniently build your creative style and refine your sense of visual storytelling as you will receive regular assignments by email designed to fit your photography goals and style.

On-Going Mentorships

Expand Your Creative Comfort Zone

Our photography learning experiences will not only push you out of your comfort zone but actually help you expand it. It’s in this space where real growth can occur and magic happens! 

Each week/month we will get together on a video call to address any questions you might have and turn any challenges into strengths. We’ll also review your shots and help you hone your next assignments, lessons, and overall goals.

Our commitment to you is more than just the time we spend during our video calls. We promise to give you empowering feedback and supportive creative criticism. We also promise to continue to tailor the program as you progress by creating specific assignments to encourage your personal creative growth.

What You Will Learn

Benefits of Custom :
Photo Lessons
Benefits of On-Going :
Mentorships
Get Extra
Photo Resources
  • Convenient and practical guidance in all areas of photography.
  • Enjoy weekly/monthly video calls to discuss, ask questions, and learn more.
  • Receive photo assignments that encourage you to try new techniques.
  • Access to all Beginner DSLR Photo Class resources!
  • Get feedback, encouragement, and creative criticism on your photos.
  • Build your portfolio + receive reviews, critiques and analysis.
  • Learn more about specific styles of photography, and the industry itself.
  • Learn post production editing + organzing with Adobe Lightroom.
  • Create photography goals and learn how to implement them in your life.
  • Design a professional workflow and system for your photography business.
  • Access to our private Facebook group
  • Discounts on future photo services and classes
  • Lifetime updates to class materials
  • First dibs on new classes and tours
  • Exclusive access to Danielle's email for questions

Photo Field Guide

aka Cheat Sheet!

This pocket-size field guide is perfect for when you’re practicing on your own. Designed by a professional working photographer, it’s full of smart tips, simple visual diagrams, and all the setting on your camera.

"This is so much better than my camera manual. It stays in my camera bag and I pull it out any time I get stuck!"

Brianna Anders

Beginner DSLR Course Graduate

WHY LEARN PHOTOGRAPHY WITH US?

  • Learn Manual mode in one class
  • Easy, practical lessons + demos
  • No confusing technical jargon
  • 60 pg presentation to keep forever
  • 1-on-1 practice with your camera
  • Camera rentals available
  • No prior experience necessary
  • All ages 13+ welcome (kid classes available)

We've helped thousands of people just like you

I am an entrepreneur trying to make things happen. My goal is to learn the art of photography, apply it to my business and my personal life. I have had the opportunity to take both her photography and lightroom classes. I am a complete beginner but I am so pleased with everything Danielle has shared with me. I have not become a photographer overnight but I have so much useful information and I do not feel lost. I have a place to start and more confidence. Danielle is also super patience with her students and I can not wait to take more classes!

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I am an entrepreneur trying to make things happen. My goal is to learn the art of photography, apply it to my business and my personal life. I have had the opportunity to take both her photography and lightroom classes. I am a complete beginner but I am so pleased with everything Danielle has shared with me. I have not become a photographer overnight but I have so much useful information and I do not feel lost. I have a place to start and more confidence. Danielle is also super patience with her students and I can not wait to take more classes!

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Rosangel Escoto

Beginner DSLR Class Grad

I am so happy I attended Danielle's photography class. The experience was like no other. She was clear, funny and talented. I learned many things I did not know before. I am excited to apply what I've learned. Thank you, Danielle!

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I am so happy I attended Danielle's photography class. The experience was like no other. She was clear, funny and talented. I learned many things I did not know before. I am excited to apply what I've learned. Thank you, Danielle!

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Pat Hut

Private Photography Lesson

I've had now two photography classes. Every time I leave with a new wealth of knowledge. There's so much to learn and Danielle has so much to share. I'm not a very creative person and Danielle shares how to look at things in a creative way. I'm excited about learning to look at things differently. We all can be artistic in our own way and it takes a great teacher to show us this. Highly recommend taking a class. You will learn so much! 100% worth it!

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I've had now two photography classes. Every time I leave with a new wealth of knowledge. There's so much to learn and Danielle has so much to share. I'm not a very creative person and Danielle shares how to look at things in a creative way. I'm excited about learning to look at things differently. We all can be artistic in our own way and it takes a great teacher to show us this. Highly recommend taking a class. You will learn so much! 100% worth it!

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Debra Sirois

Private Photography Lesson

Danielle is truly a talented teacher and photographer. I highly highly recommend taking any of Danielle’s courses if you want to become a better photographer or creative for yourself or a business. My mom and I took her DSLR beginner course and I’ve never actually absorbed so much useful information before. I’ve sat on YouTube trying to learn how to handle my DSLR before but it never clicked as it did during this course. I actually feel like a pro now or at least on my way to becoming one. I was surprised at how very little I knew before taking the class. I can’t wait to take her Lightroom course!

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Danielle is truly a talented teacher and photographer. I highly highly recommend taking any of Danielle’s courses if you want to become a better photographer or creative for yourself or a business. My mom and I took her DSLR beginner course and I’ve never actually absorbed so much useful information before. I’ve sat on YouTube trying to learn how to handle my DSLR before but it never clicked as it did during this course. I actually feel like a pro now or at least on my way to becoming one. I was surprised at how very little I knew before taking the class. I can’t wait to take her Lightroom course!

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Aspen Arias

Private Photography Lesson

Danielle has been so great to work with and I have been so impressed with how she was able to capture the vision of our company, Coble Construction, and our company culture. I highly recommend her for all your online marketing needs.

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Danielle has been so great to work with and I have been so impressed with how she was able to capture the vision of our company, Coble Construction, and our company culture. I highly recommend her for all your online marketing needs.

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Justin Coble

Brand Photography + Portraits

Danielle is a commensurate professional! She does an amazing job, and is worth every penny! Thanks for all your help in getting our real estate business up and running. We look forward to utilizing more of your services down the road!

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Danielle is a commensurate professional! She does an amazing job, and is worth every penny! Thanks for all your help in getting our real estate business up and running. We look forward to utilizing more of your services down the road!

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Steve Clayson

Brand Photography + Portraits

This class is worth every penny and then some. I cannot say enough positive things about Danielle and this class. I have had a digital SLR for several years and was resigned to being intimidated by it. Danielle explained the functions of the camera and its settings so well. For the first time, I FINALLY am getting what it means to take the camera off “auto” and why and how to do that. We then took what she taught us and practiced with it outside — the only way to see if I was “getting it”.

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This class is worth every penny and then some. I cannot say enough positive things about Danielle and this class. I have had a digital SLR for several years and was resigned to being intimidated by it. Danielle explained the functions of the camera and its settings so well. For the first time, I FINALLY am getting what it means to take the camera off “auto” and why and how to do that. We then took what she taught us and practiced with it outside — the only way to see if I was “getting it”.

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Christine Walton

Beginner DSLR Class Grad

I've taken multiple classes with Danielle. She's very in-depth and I learn so much more than I expected too each time. She provided great tips and explained the settings in a way that finally made sense to me. She really knows how to break down the science of photography. Danielle has a great, positive attitude, and her passion for photography is contagious!

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I've taken multiple classes with Danielle. She's very in-depth and I learn so much more than I expected too each time. She provided great tips and explained the settings in a way that finally made sense to me. She really knows how to break down the science of photography. Danielle has a great, positive attitude, and her passion for photography is contagious!

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★★★★★

Kelly Lamano

DSLR Photography + Lightroom Classes

I have worked with Danielle of Live Wonderful Photography for the past few photoshoots for my clothing brand, Deli Fresh Threads. Not only do I enjoy working with her; my models all love taking photos with her. She takes amazing photos of the models in my shirts. My models are everyday people and she makes them feel comfortable in front of the camera. We always have a fun photo shoot. Please feel free to contact me if you need a reference for her. I highly recommend her. You will love your photos.

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I have worked with Danielle of Live Wonderful Photography for the past few photoshoots for my clothing brand, Deli Fresh Threads. Not only do I enjoy working with her; my models all love taking photos with her. She takes amazing photos of the models in my shirts. My models are everyday people and she makes them feel comfortable in front of the camera. We always have a fun photo shoot. Please feel free to contact me if you need a reference for her. I highly recommend her. You will love your photos.

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★★★★★

Anthony Bencomo

Product + Brand Photography

I thoroughly enjoyed my photo shoot with Danielle who has the ability to bring out the best in her subjects, allowing them to relax and enjoy the process. And, of course, the results speak for themselves in that the photographs are exceptional.

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I thoroughly enjoyed my photo shoot with Danielle who has the ability to bring out the best in her subjects, allowing them to relax and enjoy the process. And, of course, the results speak for themselves in that the photographs are exceptional.

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★★★★★

Paul Runge

Headshot Portraits

Danielle was absolutely WONDERFUL! She was very personable, she remembered everybody’s names, she was great at finding a spot, she was aware of our comfort levels. She was intuitive and in-tune with the environment. It was a wonderful experience. Still well remembered with very fond memories 7 months later. I would HIGHLY recommend Danielle!!!

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Danielle was absolutely WONDERFUL! She was very personable, she remembered everybody’s names, she was great at finding a spot, she was aware of our comfort levels. She was intuitive and in-tune with the environment. It was a wonderful experience. Still well remembered with very fond memories 7 months later. I would HIGHLY recommend Danielle!!!

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Diane Rose

Family Portraits + Headshots

Working with Danielle has been an absolute pleasure. She truly has an eye for the shot and knows how to bring out the best of the scenario, or simply sit back and wait for the right moment. Her photography makes the ordinary extraordinary!

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Working with Danielle has been an absolute pleasure. She truly has an eye for the shot and knows how to bring out the best of the scenario, or simply sit back and wait for the right moment. Her photography makes the ordinary extraordinary!

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Rob Greenfield

Brand Photography + Portraits

Danielle was a wonderful teacher. She is patient and took time to explain things to me and gave me time to practice on my own. I look forward to taking another class with her sometime soon.

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Danielle was a wonderful teacher. She is patient and took time to explain things to me and gave me time to practice on my own. I look forward to taking another class with her sometime soon.

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★★★★★

Morgan Stoun

Beginner DSLR Graduate

Danielle is super easy to work with and really puts you at ease. I’m not a fan of being photographed, I always feel so awkward. Danielle made the whole process absolutely painless and my headshot was more than I could have hoped.

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Danielle is super easy to work with and really puts you at ease. I’m not a fan of being photographed, I always feel so awkward. Danielle made the whole process absolutely painless and my headshot was more than I could have hoped.

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Robin Butler

Headshot Portraits

Absolutely loved my headshot session with Danielle! She made me feel comfortable, knew exactly where/when to shoot to capture the feel I was looking for, and even gave me a few photo tips during the session! I met her through a photography class she hosted last summer. She is an AMAZING teacher. I learned so much in that class that I went out and bought a real DSLR camera afterward! I also took a private Skype photography lesson from her after I’d had a chance to practice with the camera for a bit and that was so helpful. I will definitely be taking more photography classes from her and hiring her for future photo sessions when I need an updated shot!

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Absolutely loved my headshot session with Danielle! She made me feel comfortable, knew exactly where/when to shoot to capture the feel I was looking for, and even gave me a few photo tips during the session! I met her through a photography class she hosted last summer. She is an AMAZING teacher. I learned so much in that class that I went out and bought a real DSLR camera afterward! I also took a private Skype photography lesson from her after I’d had a chance to practice with the camera for a bit and that was so helpful. I will definitely be taking more photography classes from her and hiring her for future photo sessions when I need an updated shot!

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★★★★★

Sophie Moss

Headshot Portraits + Photography Classes

This class taught me so much about my camera that I actually feel like I can now use it and create some great memories. Don’t be intimidated by your camera and miss all the great options available to take great pictures. Sign up for a class with Danielle, you’ll be in love with the prospect of being a much better picture taker when you leave. I can't wait to practice and go back for another lesson soon!

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This class taught me so much about my camera that I actually feel like I can now use it and create some great memories. Don’t be intimidated by your camera and miss all the great options available to take great pictures. Sign up for a class with Danielle, you’ll be in love with the prospect of being a much better picture taker when you leave. I can't wait to practice and go back for another lesson soon!

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★★★★★

Judy Boulet

Beginner DSLR Graduate

I learned more today than I could ever have imagined! I’m so amped to get started taking pictures of EVERYTHING in the manual setting no less!! Something that yesterday was overwhelming to even think about. Danielle is kind, patient and funny. I’ve been wanted to take a class for years and finally jumped in with my old Canon. The only thing I regret is not taking this class sooner!! Don't wait!

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I learned more today than I could ever have imagined! I’m so amped to get started taking pictures of EVERYTHING in the manual setting no less!! Something that yesterday was overwhelming to even think about. Danielle is kind, patient and funny. I’ve been wanted to take a class for years and finally jumped in with my old Canon. The only thing I regret is not taking this class sooner!! Don't wait!

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★★★★★

Brianna Anders

Beginner DSLR Graduate

Everything Danielle does, she does with her whole heart, a lot of talent, and thoughtfulness. She's done work for me since 2007 and I have never been disappointed. She is an asset to me and my business. Jennifer Little, Little’s Photography

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Everything Danielle does, she does with her whole heart, a lot of talent, and thoughtfulness. She's done work for me since 2007 and I have never been disappointed. She is an asset to me and my business. Jennifer Little, Little’s Photography

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★★★★★

Jennifer Little

Owner of Little's Photography

Who is this learning experience for?

For all ages, all backgrounds, and all experience levels, our beginner photography private lessons are perfect for those who want to learn at their own pace and prefer to have one-on-one time with a professional photographer.

Beginners and advanced photographers enjoy the opportunity to ask all the questions they want and focus on the specific types of photography that interest them most. If you have already attended the Beginner DSLR Photography classes, a private online lesson is a convenient way to continue advancing your photography skills and hone your creative style.

  • Beginners
  • Travelers
  • Business Owners & Entrepreneurs
  • Anyone who loves photography!

Meet your photo teacher

Hi I’m Danielle Werner, the optimistic, outgoing gal always smiling behind the camera.

I am a professional storyteller, yoga enthusiast, and travel addict who enjoys getting lost anywhere my camera will take me. Currently home is in sunny Orlando, Florida. In 15 years of capturing people and places around the world, photography has unapologetically transformed my entire outlook on life. All I want to do is help you create powerful, inspiring visual stories that are full of passion and purpose. Why? Because that’s what it means to Live Wonderful. So, join me on this endless adventure and let’s bring your best stories to life!

Custom lesson details

Requirements

Requirements

  • DSLR or Mirrorless Camera (or your phone camera!)
  • Computer with an internet connection
  • Dropbox/Google Drive or similar
  • Skype, Zoom (or similar app)
  • A DSLR or Mirrorless Camera and 1 Lens
  • Charged Battery & Memory Card with space
  • Your Imagination (not optional!)

 

  • All ages welcome
  • No experience required

Availability

Limited Availability

Private photography mentorship is a commitment that I take seriously. I want each and every student to have my fullest attention and best energy during their time with me. Therefore, I can only take on a limited number of private mentorships each month. At times when the program is closed, please email me if you are still interested in learning photography. I will always do my best to help any way I can!

Photography Lessons

starting at $300

  • Tailored learning at your own pace
  • Learn specific photography styles
  • Custom photo tours available
  • Receive on-going mentorship
  • Guided private practice with pro
  • BONUS: Photo Field Guide

Location

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