In the first part of the Beginner DSLR Photography course, you will learn the smart fundamentals of photography and how to control the buttons on YOUR camera. With 3+ hours of hands-on guidance, this classroom style learning experience is jam-packed with great tips and resources from a pro who is in the field every day.
Our classroom and studio are located in Orlando, Florida. This is where you will learn how to get off auto mode for good as you follow along with a simple presentation that makes it easy to understand how to get great shots anytime, anywhere.
- The easiest 5-Step Recipe for taking great photos anytime.
- Understand the buttons on YOUR camera and which ones to ignore.
- Learn how your camera works to create a proper exposure.
- The 3 MOST IMPORTANT Settings: Aperture, ISO & Shutter Speed.
- Learn how to freeze and show movement in a scene.
- Understand how to show Depth of Field and focus to create a story.
- Learn how to create a proper exposure in Manual Mode.
This pocket-size field guide is perfect for when you’re practicing on your own.
It will help you when you need it most – in the moment shooting! Designed by a professional working photographer, it’s full of smart tips, simple visual diagrams, and all the answers to quickly remember the steps to setting your camera. You’ll also receive a digital version to download and save to your smartphone or print again anytime you need.
“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
Join us in the morning for Part I of the Beginner DSLR Photography course. In this first class, you will learn the smart fundamentals of photography and how to control the buttons on YOUR camera. With 3+ hours of hands-on guidance, this first class is jam-packed with great tips and resources from a pro who is in the field every day.
Learn how to get off auto mode for good as you follow along with a simple presentation that makes it easy to understand how to get great shots anytime, anywhere.
- All ages welcome. No experience required.
- A DSLR or Mirrorless Camera and 1 Lens
- Charged Battery
- Memory Card w/ space
- Hat, Sunscreen, Sunglasses (Part II)
- Cold Lunch (optional)
- Your Imagination (not optional!)
- Learn from a pro w/ 15+ years of experience
- Fun, engaging & interactive classes
- Small groups of 10 or less
- Easy, practical presentation to follow
- No confusing technical jargon
- Hands-on practice with your camera
- Learn how to shoot in Manual Mode in one class
- 1-on-1 guidance from a patient professional
- Quick bite-size learning lessons + demos
- No need for multiple classes to understand your camera
- Take home a 60+ page digital presentation to keep forever
- All ages, backgrounds, and styles are welcome
- Camera Rentals Available during class!
- Access to the Private Student Facebook Group
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Hi, I’m Danielle, the optimistic, outgoing gal always smiling behind the camera. I love to photograph and share mission-driven stories that are creating an environmentally and socially sustainable future for all life on this planet. Currently, home is sunny Orlando, Florida. However, I’m mildly obsessed with adventure and love to shoot, teach, and explore anywhere my camera will take me.
From the coastlines, wild west, inner cities, and farmlands of America, to the colorful cultures, ancient architecture, and lush landscapes of Europe and Asia, I’ve only begun to discover what’s out there and I am in awe of it all. Throughout my 15+ years experiencing this world behind the camera, photography has transformed my entire outlook on life and in the process, it has taught me the best lesson we could ever learn, which is this:
All we have is this moment.
That’s why in 2014, I created Live Wonderful. To Live Wonderful means to live in wonder, fully. To be in awe of the magic that is life. To be present to this moment, right here and now, always. Because that’s where true creative consciousness lives, in the present moment. In the open space between our thoughts.
When we learn to harness the power of our own creativity, the power of our individual perspectives and diverse stories of life, we can begin to create our world with more intention, more purpose, more passion, and more truth. I believe, we are all conscious storytellers and creative human beings. Let’s make a difference, one conscious, mission-driven story at a time. x Danielle