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PHOTOGRAPHY 101

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BY THE END OF THIS COURSEYOU WILL...

WHYMANUAL MODEYOU ASK?

Because simply stated, you have zero control of your camera when shooting in automatic mode. You are at the mercy of your camera deciding the final outcome of your images.

I’m here to bring back the mindful art of photography, rather than the mindless snap of a smartphone.

And manual mode Photography is where technical ability and creative artistry intersects so beautifully. It’s about working together with the machine to bring your vision to life.

A DETAILED LOOK AT WHAT YOU’LL BE LEARNING

Click each module heading below…

The meatiest module of them all. I will get you off automatic mode right from the get go!

Learn the 3 essential buttons and dials for mastering manual mode.

Discover how to achieve beautifully blurred out backgrounds, while keeping your subject(s) sharp and crisp in focus. 

Develop a “human”, rather than “tech head”, understanding of depth of field, aperture, shutter speed and ISO.

Conquer the trusty light meter.

Take part in fun photo challenges.

Download your cheat sheets for keeps.

Get ready to fall in love with light!

Learn the secrets of leveraging natural light to enhance your photos. (Including the best and worst times of day to shoot).

Discover the rules of composition – and how to break them.

Get your front row seat to how I conduct an outdoor portraits session. (Including how to communicate and give helpful guidance + direction).

Master the art of focus pulling and how to really make your subjects pop!

Photo challenges and cheat sheets for keeps.

This module is a pick ‘n mix bag of surprises, so I really don’t want to give too much away, but I promise it’s a fun one!

Plus, I shake up the format to keep things fresh. You’ll get to hear from other industry experts, who also happen to be fellow Photography 101 graduates.

Photo challenges and cheat sheets for keeps.

Where it all comes together!

Let’s deep-dive into my top 3 favourite editing apps.

Get an exclusive step-by-step look at how I edit my photos from beginning to end.

Learn how to make detailed adjustments for a polished and frame-worthy photograph. 

Invitation to your 15 Day Awaken Photo Challenge.

Cheat sheets for keeps.

BONUS MODULE!

We’re not done yet! The fun continues with TWO bonus videos – demystifying the world of lenses and the business of photography.

BUTWHO THE HECK IS

GEMMA PEANUT?

[MY PHOTOGRAPHY JOURNEY]

The first time I picked up a camera, I click-click-clicked away and hoped for the best. My snapping efforts would yield a few decent shots and the odd brilliant one. But I didn’t want a brilliant shot to be the result of a fluke. I knew there had to be a better way.

So I took the plunge and threw myself into learning everything about photography, and quickly realised that mastering manual mode was the key to seeing the world through a liberating creative lens.

And thus, a hardcore love affair with photography was born!

The freedom + opportunities that have since opened up to me are immeasurable. After years of capturing fashion + travel, I found my feet (and heart) firmly in wedding photography, lifestyle and family portraiture. As a hopeless sentimentalist, documenting those real life moments + milestones is what fuels my creative soul.

WHY I CREATED PHOTOGRAPHY 101

Once upon a time, I wasted hundreds of hours in the abyss of Youtube tutorials. I was left frustrated + overwhelmed with information I didn’t know how to put into practice. All I wanted was for someone to spare me the technical jargon, connect the dots and cut straight to the buttons + dials that would elevate my photography.

So, I’ve done the hard work for you and created a course that does exactly that!

SO HANDS UP IF YOU’RE READY TO JOIN PHOTOGRAPHY 101 WITH ME, GEMMA PEANUT!

WHY THIS COURSEAND NOT OTHER PHOTOGRAPHY COURSES

LIFETIME ACCESS

Including all future course updates! This means you don’t have to worry if timing isn’t perfect, you can simply login and watch the training videos whenever you're ready.

MY PHOTOGRAPHY SECRETS

I will be giving you the camera settings and creative processes I use as a professional photographer - everything I wish I knew when I first started photography.

DRIP-FED, SCHEDULED LESSON DELIVERY

You will be drip-fed new content each week, rather than in one hit, to minimise overwhelm. The bite-sized training videos allow you to easily digest, process and put each module into practice, before moving on to the next.

I AM WITH YOU EVERY STEP OF THE WAY

I’m not going to lump you with a load of information and leave you for dust. I will be with you for 4 weeks to guide you through this experience, answer your questions and offer timely feedback.

85% COMPLETION RATE

Did you know that the average completion rate of online courses is 5%? Shocking I know! Photography 101 boasts an 85% completion rate. This course is designed to be visually compelling + highly engaging to aid your learning, and keep you accountable.

EXCLUSIVE SHUTTERBUG CLUB

The Facebook Shutterbug Club is your community of fellow students. It's a feel-good encouraging space where you can share your progress, ask questions and receive direct feedback from me.

THIS COURSE IS NOT A
SNOOZE FEST!

It’s action packed with creative teaching techniques and weekly photo challenges. This is not a boring, tedious, lecture-style course. You’ll get to watch and learn how to become a photographer while unlocking your own creative potential.

PHOTOGRAPHY 101

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STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?

Absolute beginners and advanced amateurs.

Even if you haven’t picked up a camera before, I’ll talk you through the entire process and give you step-by-step guidance. 

Advanced amateurs benefit by cementing your understanding of manual mode photography, as well as reigniting your creativity and love for the craft.

This course is for you if you are…

  • A sentimentalist who loves documenting memories.
  • Looking to do something for YOU and broaden your skillset and creativity.
  • Craving the accountability and support of a like-minded shutterbug community.

This course is not for you if you are…

  • Looking to learn night or flash photography. These topics are not covered in the course.
  • Content with smart phone photography and its limitations.
  • Already a professional photographer.

Absolutely! This course is available worldwide. As long as you have an internet connection. Please note that the modules will be released every Monday Sydney, Australia time.

While I encourage you to work through the course during the four week timeline, Photography 101 is also designed to be self-paced. You will be granted lifetime access to all of the training videos and downloadable content, so you can join in when it suits you best.

Please note, you will only have access to me for questions and direct feedback during the four week course period. So please make the most of our time together. 

Yes you can, as long as your camera has full manual mode capabilities. To find out if your camera is suited, simply Google your camera brand and model with the words ‘manual mode’.

Check out my camera gear recommendations list HERE.

However, I encourage you to work through the course with the camera you currently own (or a borrowed one) before upgrading your gear. This is because, by the end of the course, you will be armed with much more knowledge to know exactly what gear to invest in next. 

I recommend setting aside one hour a week to watch the training videos, then some additional time to complete the weekly photo challenges and put everything you’ve learned into practice.

The enrolment fee is per person and I kindly request that, with integrity, you do not share your login and password details.

If our system detects multiple logins from different IP addresses, you will lose access to the course.

Due to the digital nature and online access of this course, I am unable to offer refunds. With that in mind, please read all of the information on the website to ensure this course is the right fit for you, before committing to enrolment.

Absolutely! We have captions available on all of the training videos. If you have any other questions on how it works or anything else I can do to improve your experience, please let me know at [email protected]

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