Photography is the perfect metaphor for life in so many ways and it has the power to tell stories, unlike any other creative art form. By understanding the basics of this universal creative power and how it influences our lives in every way, we can begin to understand how to use this power to tell our stories with real passion and purpose, captivating the hearts of our audiences, not just their attention.
The class begins with an inspirational talk on mindfulness and intention, as we dive into the art of storytelling to see what it takes to really bring a story to life through visual imagery. Next, you will begin to discover your inner storyteller as we uncover the top creative and compositional techniques for capturing captivating images. You will then practice what you learn as we explore and capture the beautiful art, architecture, action, and culture that surrounds the area. Each section of this 4-part class is designed to build upon the last so you can discover your unique lens of the world as you’re learning unfolds.
Part I: The Art of Visual Storytelling
Part II: 5 Creative Storytelling Techniques
Part III: 5 Fundamental Photography Techniques
Part IIII: 5 Techniques To Discover Your Unique Story
- Learn From A Professional Photographer
- Interactive Small Group Classes
- Hands-On Practice w/ One-On-One Guidance
- Detailed and Comprehensive Take Home Notes
- Receive a FREE Retake Class of the Same Class in the future.
- A Digital Camera (smartphone, DSLR or any digital camera will do!)
- Charged Camera Battery
- Notebook & Pencil For Taking Notes
- No Prior Experience Necessary
- Ages 13 & Up (*Under 18 must be signed in by a parent)
Are you a beginner just learning to use your camera?
Great! This class will give you the perfect boost you need to start shooting amazing shots immediately.
Are you a veteran with a DSLR camera?
Awesome sauce. Give yourself a fresh new perspective and a reason to take your skills to a whole new level.
Do you simply love to take snapshots with your phone?
That’s great too! No matter what kind it is, it’s an incredible tool that can take amazing images – this class will show you how.
No matter what kind of camera you have, you can take amazing photos and this class will show you how! This class is designed for all ages, all experience levels, and all types of (digital) cameras.
Hi, I’m Danielle Werner!
I am a commercial and travel photographer currently living, shooting, and playing in Orlando, Florida. With a mild obsession with adventure, I’ve explored all aspects of this wonderful art for 15+ years photographing people and places all around the planet.
I’m a passionate storyteller and I am excited to help you discover your inner storyteller. All I want to do is experience the beautiful world and show you how to create a powerful and inspiring visual story that’s full of passion and purpose. Why? Because that’s what it means to Live Wonderful.
I believe everyone deserves beautiful, eye-catching images. So whether you want to learn behind the lens or be captured in front of it, I’m your go-to-gal for all things photography. Let’s connect and soon you’ll discover the story you’ve always wanted to share!
Danielle is a wonderful teacher. She explained the basic use of my camera with hands-on learning and in warm soft voice that I could understand. She also provided me with a cheat sheet for me to practice with. I highly recommend her for the first class and for follow up classes if you are an inspiring photographer or really want to have a great hobby. She is awesome.
I thoroughly enjoyed Danielle’s Beginner’s Photography Workshop! I’ve had a DSLR camera for years but never knew how to use it properly. In fact, I was so overwhelmed by my camera that I didn’t get much past turning it on. Danielle took us back to basics – she explained all the cool features and buttons on the camera and then focused (pun intended!) on the “need to know” functions. She taught us from simple to complex..concepts that built upon each other. After reviewing a specific technique we put it into practice right away which was instrumental in the learning process. There are lots of instructional books out there; however, some things are better learned hands-on. I believe photography is one of those things! Danielle is an awesome instructor and I look forward to working with her again in the future. read more
I LOVED Danielle’s DSLR Photography class! I took a private lesson since I feel like I am just about at the intermediate level in photography. It was so helpful to meet with her one-on-one. She has a great, positive attitude, and her passion for photography is contagious! Danielle provided some great tips and explained the aperture in a way that finally made sense to me. She really knows how to break down the science of photography. She also provided a Photography Reference Guide after the class, which I take with me whenever I go on a shoot! I’m looking forward to a Lightroom class soon. I would definitely recommend Danielle! read more
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 head shot was more than I could have hoped. read more
I am an entrepreneur trying to make things happen. I came across Danielle through google search. 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 over night 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 retake her classes!
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”. Worth every penny and then some. read more