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Digital Photography 101 Digital Photography 101
Learn what all those controls, dials and settings on your DSLR camera are for. This course explains f/stops, shutter speeds, ISO and lots more. We'll explain how to get sharp, well exposed photos in a variety of conditions. This course covers all the basics for getting off Auto modes and understanding how to take more creative photographs with your DSLR camera. Learn more and sign up now!
DSLR 201- Advanced DSLR Techniques DSLR 201- Advanced DSLR Techniques
In this class we will dig into advanced camera settings and controls with an emphasis on using them creatively. We will cover creative uses of aperture and shutter speed as well as many of the supporting functions of your DSLR camera. Not only will we discuss the settings but how they are used practically while shooting to make great photos. This course is a stimulating blend of how-to technical information and the creative application of that information. If you want to master your camera then this class is for you. Learn more and sign up now!
Understanding Manual Exposure Understanding Manual Exposure
Shooting in Manual gives you complete control over your exposure. In this exposure mode you, not the camera, are determining the exposure. In manual mode, you are the boss. This is a wonderful skill to have when you want to handle exposure very precisely. You'll learn which aperture and shutter speed settings to choose and to understand the results of your choices. Shooting in manual for awhile will help you understand exposure and make you a better photographer. Learn more and sign up now!
Background Replacements in Photoshop Background Replacements in Photoshop
Ever wish you could just click a button with Photoshop and have that unsightly background removed and a beautiful perfect background just dropped in? Well, this course is for you! This course will teach you a variety of techniques to remove and replace the backgrounds of photos and to blend the 2 layers together. The course covers what you need to know about layers, masks, clipping masks, adjustment layers and much more. . Learn more and sign up now!
How-to Make WOW Factor Images How-to Make WOW Factor Images
learn how to make stunning images with that special something that makes people say "WOW!" at first glance. No one does this better than Phyllis Burchett. Her work is very successful and she has a fresh way of approaching photography that is fun and rewarding. You will learn what it takes and how to create images that jump up and demand to be noticed. Learn more and sign up now!
Art Photography Daily Art Photography Daily
Join us for 31 days of daily creative prompts! Daily creative prompts will include some photography, some Photoshop and some art. We will be sharing our creative process as we work. Each day will be a new prompt and everyone is welcome to discuss, share and do your own work inspired by the prompt. There are no rules or due dates, no right or wrong. We will be pushing boundaries and asking "what if" and seeing where things take us. Learn more and sign up now!
The Essence of Equus The Essence of Equus
New fine art photography class The Essence of Equus is more than a photography class. It will reach inside your soul and grasp your vision and put it to paper. You will have 4 professional equine photographers which are at the top of the fine art world at your side as you make your way on your own personal journey. This class will focus on the artistic and not the technical. Any camera will do, any camera! Taught in a collaborative effort, this class runs for 8 weeks and has 4 Lessons and assignments Learn more and sign up now!
Gallery Shows for Fine Art Gallery Shows for Fine Art
New fine art photography class Do you have the driving fire to go further in Fine Art Photography and pursue gallery and private showings? Do you want to work on developing your portfolio, printing and displaying your work and having showings of your work? Join Rachael Waller for four weeks of focused discussion and mentoring. Learn more and sign up now!
Digital Multiple Exposures Digital Multiple Exposures
New digital art photography class Multiple exposures have a huge wow factor! They are lots of fun and super creative with digital photography. Digital gives you total control of the process and real insight into making beautiful photographs. You don't need to be a master photographer to have fantastic results. No special equipment required. Learn more and sign up now!
Close-up Photography Close-up Photography
Discover a new world with close-up photography! Close-up photography reveals a world of photographic opportunity. There are limitless possibilities for exploration when you get up close and personal with close-ups. This is one of the best ways there is to jump start your creativity. Learn more and sign up now!
Selective Focus and Background Blur
In this course you will learn to control depth of field to create a soft blurred background and how to use selective focus as a compositional tool. When we talk about these ideas we are talking about using a shallow depth of field and a soft, out-of-focus background for a creative effect that allows us to eliminate visual clutter, simplify the image and direct the viewer's attention. Learn more and sign up now!
Sunset Silhouettes
Silhouettes are one of the most fun and instantly gratifying photos to make. They are wonderfully bold, colorful and expressive, distilling design into the elements of color and shape. You will learn to how to shoot these inspiring images and add impact to your photo collection. People LOVE them. This course includes TWO LESSONS. Learn more and sign up now!
Pet Photography Pet Portrait Photography
Improve your pet portraits! This mini course consists of one lesson covering our best pet photography tips and an assignment. Pets large and small or all shapes, sizes and kinds are welcome. Learn more and sign up now!
Beginners Guide to Great Photos Beginners Guide to Great Photos
Learn how to take better digital photos right now! We will tell you step-by-step in simple language how to take great looking photos with more impact. This class is written to be easy to understand and is suitable for point-and-shoot and DSLR camera owners. The class covers tips and tricks for composition and shooting technique for outdoor natural light photography. Learn more and sign up now!
Black Shadow Backgrounds Black Shadow Backgrounds
Learn to take beautiful photos with a black shadow background that isolates and showcases your subject! Animals and people look fantastic isolated against the dark background. People usually think that they are the results of some sort of Photoshop magic where we are removing the background. No, we are not doing anything like that, not at all. You'll learn which settings to use and important shooting techniques, all explained in easy to understand plain language with plenty of help and how-to videos along the way to get the results you are looking for. Learn more and sign up now!
Composition 101 Composition 101
In this course we will work on the skills to help you find and articulate your vision. Some of these skills are photographic and some are skills to help you in your creative process. We will be covering some of the core compositional principals that you can use to design your images and give them more visual appeal. Our creativity series concentrates on composition and design skills to help you find and articulate your photographic vision. Learn more and sign up now!
Artistic Interpretations Artistic Interpretations
Experiment with abstraction and impressionism and discover a world of artistic interpretations you can achieve with your photography. This type of photography is fun and you will have a great time making expressive images that convey what you feel about your subjects. Every photo will be one-of-a-kind as you explore your imagination and vision. This TWO LESSON course is part photography and part Photoshop. Learn more and sign up now!
Frame Dynamics and Design Frame Dynamics and Design
How will you frame your subject? When we take a picture we look through the viewfinder and frame the world in that rectangle. Sometimes the influence is very subtle and sometimes much more insistent and challenging. We will teach you effective ways to compose and frame your photos and make deliberate decisions about your compositions. Learn more and sign up now!


Horse Photography Basics Series
This series of self-directed short courses covering horse photography basics. These courses are for any one who wants to improve their horse photography for every reason from capturing precious memories to making better photos of their horses for sale.

Making Photo Collages
Learn to take compelling photos of the eye of the horse! In this course you will learn how to take close up photos of horse's eyes that will capture all the depth and beauty that they have to offer. The course covers important composition and design techniques for these unique photos. You'll learn which settings to use and important shooting techniques, all explained in easy to understand plain language. Learn more and sign up now!

Learn to how to take contemporary portraits of horses and humans that tell the story of the relationship between horses and their people. The course covers setting up your shot and posing tips and well as which camera settings to use and important shooting techniques, all explained in easy to understand plain language. Learn more and sign up now!

Learn to take great photos of horses in action! In this TWO LESSON course you will learn how to take pictures of horses in motion both under saddle and running free. You'll learn which settings to use and important shooting techniques, all explained in easy to understand plain language. The course covers freezing fast action for crisp, sharp action photos and the creative use of motion blur for making more artistic images with implied motion. Learn more and sign up now!
Horse Headshots
Learn how to take beautiful, compelling headshots of horses! You will learn how to take pro quality headshots using the same tips and techniques that we use. You'll learn which settings to use and when to use them, all explained in easy to understand plain language. Transform your photos from snapshots into award winning photos. Learn more and sign up now!
The Horse Over Fences
In this TWO LESSON course you will learn the fine points of taking sharp action photos of horses jumping over fences. The course will cover traditional shots of hunters, jumpers and eventers. We'll teach you where to stand, how to compose your shots and the timing you need to capture the peak of the action. You'll learn which settings to use and important shooting techniques, all explained in easy to understand plain language with plenty of help along the way and a how-to video to get the results you are looking for. Learn more and sign up now!
Horse Headshots
Liberty is the state of being free with the power to do as one pleases without any kind of restraints or control. The horse at liberty is in its most authentic and powerful state. In this course we will work with photographing all kinds of free horses in their pastures and natural environments at rest and play without the influence of people. This course will focus on lighting, composition and seeing creatively. Learn more and sign up now!