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The KJ Photography Starter Course

A resource for beginners to grow their passion for photography through learning shooting and editing essentials! It is finally here and I’m so excited to share this with you!!!

The KJ Photography Starter Course- Shooting + Editing Basics
The KJ Photography Starter Course- Shooting + Editing Basics
The KJ Photography Starter Course- Shooting + Editing Basics

The KJ Photography Starter Course is for the mom who wants great pictures of her kids, a teenager who is eager to have their own business, a husband who wants to be a second shooter, or anyone who has a camera collecting dust in their closet.. YOU CAN DO THIS!

Out of all of the courses I have created, this course was THE HARDEST ONE TO MAKE! You might be thinking “huh?!? It’s just the basics!” and YUP that’s what I thought too!! But there are so many basic terms and applications that have become second nature to me.. I don’t have to think about where good light is coming from, how I should edit a photo and what settings to change. And that’s what I want for you!! 

I originally thought this was going to be a 1.5 hour mini- course but I didn’t want to leave anything out! It is packed with 4 hours of content and so many resources for you to feel confident behind your camera!!

 

The KJ Photography Starter Course

WHO is this course for? 

  •  Someone who struggles with finding good light
  •  If you can’t confidently shoot in manual 
  • Choosing your settings is like a game you just can’t seem to win
  • You feel disappointed when you look at the images your captured

..and

WHAT will you gain?!

  • Impressing friends & family with your images
  • Fully understand your camera
  • Recognize good & bad light
  • Edit quickly & confidently
  • Grow a skill that lasts a lifetime!

Whether you’re a visual or auditory learner, we have everything covered to reinforce the knowledge within this course! 

You get access to :

  • 3 + hours of in-studio content
  • 35 lessons covering the basics of manual shooting, lighting and editing
  • 1 full length demo where you can watch the inside of the viewfinder on my camera
  • 90 + workbook pages reinforcing the tips and training
  • 10 downloadable on location phone checklists

As a beginner, you might not be able to afford a $400 course.. So that’s why we made this less than $200!! 

Here are some pictures from when I was just starting my business 13 years ago.. 

To now.. 

I wish I had this type of education when I was just starting my business! It would have saved me from a lot of pain when delivering less than ideal galleries. 

 

If you want to learn the basics so you can LOVE your camera and the images you’re capturing, this is the course for you!!! 

You can learn more about the KJ Photography Starter Course HERE!

And if you want to see a sneak peek of the KJ Photography Starter Course as well as my #1 secret to amazing photos, watch the latest Youtube video!!

 

 


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Thanks for reading!

— Katelyn

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