Creating the Image: Photography Basics & Beyond

Just the Facts: This class is available for download via a 2-part recording that can be watched at your convenience.

“I could confidently shoot in manual mode after the first class and am even more passionate about photography than before.” Read testimonials.

Instructor: Diana Elizabeth is a full-time wedding and editorial photographer based in Phoenix, Ariz., where she specializes in unique styled sessions. Her work has been published in popular blogs including Style Me Pretty, Wedding Chicks, Utterly Engaged, Snipped & Ink, Ruffled, and The Sweetest Occasion. She is also an editorial photographer for PHOENIX magazine. Learn more about Diana here.

Summer Special!

Buy “Creating the Image,” get “Capturing Kids” for just $39! (That’s a savings of almost 50% off!)

About the Class

Still shooting on the green box? Trying to get “the blur?” Or still fumbling trying to figure out if you’re using the correct settings when taking pictures? Don’t doubt any longer! If you’re a first-time DSLR owner or a budding business owner, this is the photography class for you!

This online, self-paced class is taught by professional Phoenix-based wedding, portrait and lifestyle photographer Diana Elizabeth. By the end of the course, you’ll know which ISO, aperture and shutter speed settings are needed to capture the image you envision. The course includes creative photo assignments for instructor review, along with handouts and interactive worksheets. You’ll also get equipped with insider knowledge on:

  • Equipment favorites and resources
  • The correct lenses to use for capturing the image you want
  • ISO, shutterspeed, and aperture (and how they all relate)
  • Composition secrets
  • Lighting techniques—silhouette, backlighting, golden light, open shade, bounce flash, direct flash, and more!
  • Working with subjects to get the reactions you want—children, couples, families
  • Posing and styling techniques
  • Post processing—using actions and presets
  • And much, much more!

How the Class Works

“Creating the Image: Photography Basics & Beyond” is an online class comprised of two 75-minute recordings; students can opt to buy just one recording (the Basics) or both recordings for the full course. Class videos are available for viewing at your convenience. Once you purchase a course, you will be emailed a link granting access for viewing, along with all necessary materials and handouts. It is recommended that classes be viewed in Google Chrome browsers (free and easy to download).

Optional BizSpark Add-On

Add value to your experience by purchasing the optional “BizSpark” add-on, which provides actual contracts, releases, and other tools you can use when running your photography business. Included in the package are turnkey templates for: wedding contract, client disc card, print release, and model release.

Cost: $49

Why take the class?

 Whether you’re a hobbyist or aspiring professional, you’ll find all the tips and tricks you need for amazing photos in a fun, supportive atmosphere. Read some testimonials here.

Cost & Registration

The cost for the full “Creating the Image” class (both recordings) is $160. For those who just want to learn the basics (settings, lighting and lenses), the first recording is available for ala carte for $99. To take advantage of our summer special and get “Capturing Kids” for just $39, click here. Otherwise, use the below link to register for any of the other options. Payment plans are available by request.

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