"Ashley's photo course is worth every penny. Her instruction and materials are professional and easy to understand. She takes her time with her students and provides detailed feedback to improve. I can't recommend her class enough. Before I took photos with my iPhone, now my camera is always at my side and I'm amazed at the results." - Laurie
“Your material is seriously so good!! I have never been able to make sense of shutter speed, aperture or ISO. But it makes sense now and I am having fun playing with it!” - Kimberly
Shooting | Take Your Camera Out of Auto Mode
In my four-week shooting mentoring series, students will gain the knowledge and confidence to take their camera out of "Auto" mode. My material is broken up into four segments.
Week one is all about shooting in manual mode and taking control of the aperture, shutter speed, and ISO.
During week two we talk about focus, I go into detail on all of the different focus modes and focus areas and guide my students on how to achieve the sharpest image possible.
In week three we dive into light, and I cover how to use natural light in multiple ways to enhance your images (both indoors and outdoors).
Finally I touch on compositional basics in week four.
Images from my former students.
Editing | Transform Your Photos Using Adobe Lightroom
In my four-week editing mentoring series, students will learn how to use Adobe Lightroom to transform their straight-out-of-camera images into works of art.
Week one covers managing and organizing your photos, and the basics of the Lightroom Develop module, including exposure, white balance, highlights, shadows, and more.
Week two goes beyond the basics, and I cover the HSL panel, sharpening, noise reduction, lens correction and effects.
In week three, we work through how to fine-tune your images with local adjustments using brushes and filters.
In week four, you will learn how to convert an image into black and white, I cover the concept of presets, and even give you some presets I’ve created just for this class!
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Examples of my recent, personal work.
Why I teach...
Six years ago, I found out I was pregnant with my first daughter, Madison. I did not own a DSLR camera at the time, but I knew it was one of those items I was "supposed" to have. I quickly purchased an entry-level Nikon DSLR camera and put that baby in "Auto" mode for about one year, until I began to get really frustrated with how my images were turning out. In my head, I wanted them to look one way, but I was quickly disappointed when I peeked at the image on the back of my LCD. WHY did it not look like how I actually saw the scene? Why was it so blurry? Why was her face so dark? Why was the beautiful blue sky white? WHAT WAS GOING ON?
I assumed I needed to upgrade my camera, but then a dear friend convinced me to try shooting a 365 (one photo per day) -- in manual! This lovely person took it upon herself to critique every picture I took for almost one year, and I am forever grateful for her. I quickly realized my camera wasn't the problem, the problem was I wasn't using my camera to it's full potential.
I'm here to teach you that you DON'T need a new camera to take great pictures, you just need to know how to use the gear you own! I'd love for you to be a part of my course. I know first-hand how amazing it feels to be able to document my children growing up, and it's such a pleasure to teach other mothers to do the same!