So I combined my 2 loves!
DSLR Mentoring was born!
If you are a beginner/amateur with your DSLR and want to learn more about how to use your camera to take better photographs, this is for you! My photography instruction is a completely custom, one-on-one, mentoring program that will help you learn the basics of your DSLR and learn how to take the photographs you want. It will be tailor-made just for you and the equipment you have. Because each session is custom designed for you, and will evolve depending on your needs and desires. If you have ideas on what you want to accomplish, let me know, and we'll do it.
learning to shoot in manual
strategies for getting sharper focus
how to get that blurry background
learning what aperture is and how to control it
how to set your ISO and why
learning how to shoot in aperture priority, time priority, or manual mode
photo critiques for specific photos
I want learning to use your DSLR to be as easy as possible . . . easy to learn, understand, and implement so you can capture your own ordinary miracles. Like my Photography 101 series and my Lightroom 101: An Editing Class for Beginners class, I will provide you with easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions, that will guide you to be a better photographer but in a totally customized format.
Each session will be 4 weeks long. We can correspond as many times as you’d like during those 4 weeks. The rate for 4 weeks of private online instruction is $299.
From a few former students-
I just completed Nancy's one on one mentoring class, and in four weeks I went from
only using my camera on Auto mode to being able to get the shots I wanted in manual
mode. Nancy is fun to work with and so supportive. The lessons are clear and cover
the topics concisely. The icing on the cake was I had a blast! Nancy is just plain fun to
work with. ~Pat
I LOVED IT!!!!! and was sad when it ended. I loved that it was one on one, and I could email you
as many times as I wanted to in one day :) And you'd reply! Also you are very encouraging with
you replies which was so key when the information was overwhelming. ~Julie
Nancy, A big THANK YOU to you for putting the fun back into learning with your online
DSLR Mentoring Program. I had a blast! After years of frustrations with camera
manuals and tutorials, I found learning from you so easy and fun! Your tutorials were
concise, to the point, and easy to grasp. Your guidance and encouragement, given with
warmth and humor, were so constructive and just what I needed in this learning
process. Even though I was busy, as everyone is these days, I looked forward to your
assignments as part of becoming a better photographer! I feel I learned so much about
operating my camera and taking better pictures, something I have wanted to do for a
very long time. It was truly a pleasure learning from you, Nancy!..... Now, I can't wait for
your Lightroom class to begin! ~Marianne
My mentoring class with Nancy was an awesome experience! She explained everything in ways that were so easy to understand, and she was able to make small, simple changes to my photography that has instant results!! My photos and my eye for shooting are better than ever! I highly recommend this to anyone who would like to advance their photography!! ~MelissaI bought my first DSLR camera, and was so excited, until I realized I had no clue what
all those buttons and settings did, and my camera’s manual was in a language I had no
idea how to speak. I found myself with no idea how to get out of auto mode and really
take the kind of pictures I wanted to take. Nancy came to my rescue by sharing her
knowledge. Her tips and advice have helped me to begin to understand what all those
settings on my camera mean. After our first email I found myself bravely switching out
of auto and beginning to take control of my camera! Since that time our dialogues have
improved the quality of my photos. Her answers have been clear, simple and most
importantly, understandable! ~Lisa-Marie
If you have questions or would like more information regarding DSLR mentoring customized just for you, please don't hesitate to contact me. (Either leave a comment on this post or drop me an email at email@example.com or send up random smoke signals.) It would truly be a privilege to help you capture the photographs you want.
I look forward to learning with you!
I look forward to learning with you!