Welcome to Photography 101

Do you own a camera, but haven't used it because all those buttons and dials have your mind spinning? OR, Are you still shooting in auto mode because your camera manual seems to be written in a language that doesn’t make sense? OR, Did you start a photography business and realized that you still have a lot to learn.

If this sounds familiar, then this class is perfect for you!!!!

Photography 101 is designed to give you a "quick start" to better photography by teaching you what settings are necessary and guiding you to use the stepping stones within your camera to creating amazing images.

What can you expect from Photography 101?

  • 3 hours of useful instruction
  • Downloadable Handouts 📝
  • A question & comment section
  • And most importantly, to be able to watch, rewatch, and stop & start the videos from the comfort of your own home and at your pace.
  • ⭐️Bonus: Posing Tips
  • ⭐️Bonus: Storage and Printing Tips

Check out what others are saying:

  • "Lori's knowledge and tips in this course helped me understand what my camera could do."

-Jill V

  • "Photography 101 was very a useful course. It helped me learn the little buttons and dials. She knows her stuff down to every little detail."

-JoAnn R

  • This class has brought my camera to life!!! I was able to dust off my camera and put the content to good use and see results right away!!!

-Connie T

  • This course was a game changer!!! It helped me to jumpstart my learning & confidence behind the camera.

-Patricia L

Your Instructor

Hey there, I'm Lori. 📸 Nestled within the picturesque landscape of Northern Michigan, I've established myself as a professional photographer, passionate about capturing life’s most tender moments. My focus extends to more than just the lens—I am dedicated to nurturing and sharing the art of photography, with a heartfelt emphasis on maternity, newborn, baby, and children’s styled portraiture. 

If there is one thing I have learned is that memories fade, but photographs capture precious moments in time with images that will beautifully chronicle your story and will be treasured for years to come. I teach a variety of photography classes that include basic photography and camera skills and newborn photography. I am confident I can help you successfully reach your goals in your photography journey. I have pursued photography most of my life, however, my two children are the foundation of my photography obsession. It is through them that I've come to realize the importance of photographs, as they beautifully chronicle a timeless story that will be treasured for years. 

Drawing upon my photography journey, I am deeply committed to guiding you through your camera and showing you the shortcuts to creating images. As a dedicated instructor, I strive to help you overcome that the hurdles that are holding you back. I am confident that I can help you successfully reach your goals in your photography journey.

?? Frequently Asked Questions ??

When does the course start?

Immediately!!! One you purchase the course you will have immediate access. It is a self-paced course, so you can have complete control when to start and pause.

How long do I have access to the course?

Lifetime!!!! After enrolling, you will have unlimited lifetime access to this course across any devices that you own. And access to any updates and new content.

What kind of camera do I need?

Great Question!!! Any DSL-R Camera or Mirrorless Camera. 📷 The information is specific to Nikon with some cross references to Cannon, but is easily applicable to other camera models.

How can I contact you if I have questions?
Easy!!! There is a comment section under each video where you can comment or ask questions. There is also a private Facebook group where you will be able to ask questions. All in the group are welcome to respond too. 

Camera Settings

All of those button and dials and settings can be intimidating. Learn which settings are most useful to change, and how and why to change them. Includes white balance, image area, image size, image quality, focus modes, and more.


Prime, zoom, wide-angle, and telephoto:

Choosing a lens can be a daunting task. Learn which lenses I recommend and which lenses to avoid. Also learn which lens works best for various shooting situations and why?

Shooting Modes

Auto, Program, Shutter, Aperture, or Manual: Which shooting mode is right for the story you are trying to tell with your images? This section illustrates an easy way to get a beautiful image without having to make a lot of adjustments.

Photography 101 Course Curriculum

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  Photographer's Toolkit
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  Camera Basics
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  Choosing Camera Settings
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  Bonus: Posing Guide
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  BONUS: Storage & Printing
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  What's Next?
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Are you ready to start learning?