Better Backyard Photography

Online photography course

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About this course

We are living through challenging and unprecedented times, but that doesn't mean we need to suffer. This is the perfect opportunity to grow in our photographic and creative skills!

While we are dreaming of traveling to exotic destinations, we are going to stretch ourselves to find the beauty, right in our own backyards!

Some of you are located in beautiful places already... your backyard is full of plants and chickadees merrily chirping as we speak. Others are in tiny apartments or big cities, with less of nature and more of the urban jungle available out your window. Whatever the case may be, there will be something wonderful to learn and experience in this course.

Back by popular demand just for you, I am excited to announce that I will personally teach this photography course right here at BetterPhoto. It's all online, and you can do it right from the comfort of your own living room. With the resources you currently have, we will be stretching ourselves to take better photos with exciting lessons and personal critique of your homework photos.

* Introduction: Competent, Confident Creativity
* Working with the Light
* Expert Exposure
* The Need for Speed: Backyard Birds

Each lesson includes a Photoshop technique to take your photography to the next level.

SPECIAL NOTE: This is not a self-paced class. This is a feedback-based class; I will be with you the whole way. The main session of it will be completed in sync with other students, in a set timeframe, taking place throughout the month of July.

This course is for you if you want to:

  • Do something creative and engaging while social distancing at home.
  • Learn how to take photos that wow people.
  • Feel good about using your resources at hand, not traveling and saving money by staying around home.
  • Learn tips and tricks on how to get great photos while you are out on walks.
  • Overcoming intimidation of the unknown by using camera functions and controls.
  • Using basic equipment to it's best benefit, without feeling like you have to go out and buy new expensive lenses (although, if you have them, they will come in handy!).
  • Learning and understanding the basic language of computer programs to help enhance your photos, and how to make them look better without looking artificially touched up.
  • Take yourself to a higher level of photographic competence.
  • Quickly set your camera settings so that you are ready to take that photo quickly, before the sunset fades or the bird flies away.
  • Get personal feedback and critiques on your photo homework assignments.

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What Others Are Saying

We know our courses are hands down the most effective way to learn. What's more, they are FUN! But don't take our word for it. Listen to what your fellow photographers have to say:

Get great photos... even when you are staying close to home.

How This Course Will Work

Here's how you are going to get personal feedback and critiques on your photo homework assignments, and make the most out of the course.

With weekly lessons and assignments designed to get you taking photos no matter what the stay-at-home circumstances, this will be a great experience - one that calms your mind and gets you into action! Assignments are designed to get you motivated, and critiques will be encouraging and helpful, no matter what your experience level. Let's work together to turn this time at home into a period of growth and engagement.

You will be encouraged to take new photos each week with the world right outside your back door. You will comment on each other's work, and I will personally critique your photos. Are you ready to feel inspired while you learn and grow?

While most work will be done in our online Campus Square, we will also do optional Zoom live video calls from time to time. Zoom calls will be recorded for those who are unable to join in at particular times. You will also be able to post your questions via the class portal, or personally by email.

Let's kick some booty, get engaged, and up our photographic skills. I'm looking forward to being inspired by you, and getting to know each of you better.


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Enroll today! Join the thousands who have enjoyed our online courses! With expert feedback and inspiring assignments, you may just find a part of yourself that has been lost for many years. It's time to give yourself the gift of creative, active, inspired photography.

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