Manual Photography Bootcamp for Beginners

    Learn the simplest way to think about camera settings with our amazingly easy method.

    Have you ever wished you could simplify something down to just 1 single word? We did that for your camera's exposure settings. By following these simple instructions you'll be able to enjoy using a camera more and find new ways to be creative in your photography.


    We made learning to use your camera easier through science.

    The custom method you’ll be learning is simple and it’s scientifically proven to work. We worked together over here at LPS headquarters to devise a simple method for beginners using real world learning techniques that will help you take your photography to the next level.

    This beginner level bootcamp is oriented towards BEGINNERS and for that reason I┬ákept it simple in this course. I wanted to stick to the core message and keep this course as clear and concise as possible. If you’re more advanced and are looking for specific techniques that you can leverage for specific kinds of photography check out our Manual Photography Bootcamp by Clicking Here.

    Don’t fall victim to a lack of control in your art:

    Auto mode may get the exposure correct, but the picture can still be wrong if you don’t provide the correct input. You could end up with a blurry photo.

    If you understand how camera settings work you can get sharp photos where auto mode may fail. Maybe you want a setting where the body is sharp, but the wings to be a little blurry so you can have the perfect action shot…


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    Every week for 3 weeks you’ll learn a different aspect of using your camera’s most important settings via video lessons. Once you finish the lesson, you’ll focus on the weekly challenges, designed to get you using your camera and putting what you learned into action.



    Getting feedback on your photos is one of the fastest ways to improve. Each week, you’ll have the opportunity to submit the photos you took for the challenge and receive personalized feedback geared towards helping you improve how you are using your camera’s settings.



    Included in the bootcamp are two live Q&A sessions with your instructor Shawn. And for those of you who can’t join live, you can submit your questions ahead of time and watch the sessions later.



    At the end of the bootcamp, you’ll receive a downloadable guide with bonus assignments to expand upon the skills you learned in the 6-week bootcamp. Even after the bootcamp ends, this guide will be available to provide guidance whenever you need it.

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    “The Manual Photography for Beginners Mini-Bootcamp was just what I needed to clear out the confusion that was in my head around camera settings. Before I took the class I was constantly making mistakes in how I adjusted my camera’s exposure. Now I’m confidently getting the shots that used to torment me and made me afraid to go out and take pictures. “

    – Robert H., Beginners Bootcamp Graduate
    Shawn Kenessey


    Hello, I’m Shawn, founder and editor of Learn Photography Skills and all-around photography nerd. I believe that there is always room for improvement when it comes to taking pictures & I hope by sharing some of the things I have learned along the way your photography journey will get just a little easier and a lot more fun.

    -Shawn Kenessey

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    Finally learn how to use your manual settings to take better photos.


    Who is this bootcamp for?

    This bootcamp is for beginning photographers, new camera owners and hobbyists. It would also be helpful if you have some experience but are looking for a refresher on your settings, this bootcamp is for you.

    If you already know your settings well and are wanting to work on advanced skills we would not reccomend this bootcamp for you.

    What equipment do I need?

    Our bootcamp is designed to work for you no matter what brand or type of camera you have. We recommend digital cameras if you are planning on submitting photos for feedback, but a film camera can be used for all the challenges. No other equipment is needed.

    Is the bootcamp online?

    The bootcamp is 100% online. You can watch the videos at your own pace & we record every live session so you can watch it if you can’t make it live. We do expect all bootcampers to spend some time each week practicing the skills we teach. We make that easy by creating challenges you can follow to focus on that weeks teachings.

    Why is this bootcamp so effective?

    While the class is online, your participation is vital. This is not like other classes where you just listen to videos or read about what you are learning. By getting out and putting your learnings into practice & then getting optional feedback your opportunities for growing your skills are greater than a traditional class.

    How long is this bootcamp?

    Our bootcamp is designed to help you achieve a strong understanding of how your camera settings works giving you the power to perform competently executed photography in a wide range of scenarios in 6 weeks.

    Is there a money back guarantee?

    We offer a 100% money back/no questions asked guarantee if you cancel during the 1st week of class.