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Our free, comprehensive resources cover core skills all photographers should know! We cover key topics like camera settings, focus + composition, posing your subjects, lighting, editing, and more. You have the flexibility to choose the right resource for you based on your current skill level or grab a course bundle at a discount price!

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ABOUT DENA

WHO IS BEHIND THE LENS

I believe that understanding your camera and learning to take beautiful photos doesn’t have to be difficult. My step-by-step classes give you the knowledge and confidence to take amazing photos! I have taught thousands of students to learn to use their cameras to get beautiful photos, have their artwork shown in galleries, and enabled them to start successful photography businesses…let me help you today!

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4 Heartwarming Mother’s Day Photoshoot Ideas

4 Heartwarming Mother’s Day Photoshoot Ideas

Mother's Day Photoshoot Ideas As Mother's Day approaches, it's time to celebrate the incredible women in our lives who nurture and guide us with meaningful gestures and heartfelt tributes. It doesn't matter if you are celebrating new moms or moms with adult kids; a...

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student experiences

Dena’s Beginners Photography Essentials Program, are well explained & easy bite size pieces anyone can learn photography. I am not a beginner, but felt like taking her courses to improve my photography & it’s improved my photography a great deal! The videos are short & reinforce the assignments. I recommend this well organized program to anyone that would like to better understand their camera & get them great photos they want!

KIMBERLY

As an artist and traveler, being able to capture special moments with my camera is important.  I purchased a camera and decided it was time to switch off the automatic settings and create great photos.  Dena was the absolute BEST teacher.  She made the process really fun, and the program was super easy to follow.  I highly recommend any course she offers.

DEBBIE S.

Using light in your everyday photographs is not intuitive and the naked eye fools one into thinking that a particular setup will make a beautiful photograph. This had caused endless frustration for me in the past.  Dena’s advice and instruction “shed the light” on using light in my photos.  They included camera techniques as well as how to use natural and unnatural light to enhance your pictures.  Putting all of this knowledge into practice to improve how and when I take photographs.  I highly recommend this course, whether your goal is amateur or professional.

RHONWHEN M.

Dena’s lighting class is absolutely amazing.  I now fully understand how to take photos in natural light inside my home and have taken pictures of my children that I will treasure forever.  Her instructions are easy to understand-fully recommend!

EVA W.

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