Camera Academy WITH Editing Extension

Creatively Capturing Childhood with easy to follow video lessons

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Do you have a fancy camera but still struggle to take creative shots of your children? Then this is the course for YOU!

In easy to follow videos I walk you through step-by-step how to capture the essence of childhood so you can treasure the memories for years to come.

In each video demonstration: I have my children as models, tell you my settings, and show you the results on screen as I explain how to make adjustments. I also like to keep it fun--even adding some bloopers at the end of lessons!

In this online course you’ll learn how to:

  • Get comfortable with the manual functions of your camera
  • Adapt to outdoor and indoor lighting in various situations
  • Use Kristen's tricks for posed and candid photos
  • Experiment with fun and creative ideas to capture the best memories with your kids

By going through this course with a group, or at your own pace, you'll improve your confidence with your camera and gain tangible souvenirs that you will cherish deeply when your kids are grown.

Your Instructor

Kristen Duke
Kristen Duke

Kristen has been taking pictures her entire life. From developing in the darkroom as one of the high school yearbook staff, to Photo courses in college, to photographing her own 4 children, she always enjoys capturing joyful images of people.

A professional photographer for 12 years, Kristen created a photography guide to teach beginners how to use the manual settings on their camera and has sold over 5000 copies of her first manual, Say NO to Auto. For the past 5 years, she has been traveling across the country to give hands on photography workshops on the same topic. She is now excited to bring you the Camera Academy for Moms as she embarks on the adventure of online teaching.

What's included in this course?

Here is a sneak peek the course...included are some random topics in the lessons. Part of the charm of this course is the progressive order in which it's given. To discover this unique structure, COME ON INSIDE!

Kristen Duke's Camera Academy For Mom's hits a homerun in my book! I really enjoyed this class! I've always been a photography enthusiast, but I consider myself a beginner because I've just let the camera do all the work. Camera Academy for Mom's provides me with the information and encouragement I need to take the leap from turning my camera off the auto function and opening up all sorts of amazing possibilities by using creativity to personalize and improve my photographs! Now I'm anxious to use the tips she shared to take even better pictures. I am constantly taking pictures of my family because I like to capture moments so they can become treasured memories. I really appreciated seeing how Kristen took the pictures, and then the actual pictures in pop-up during the video. My favorite lessons include "Light In Eyes" and "Tips for Posing". I can't wait to try some of these tricks and tips. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and encouragement with me! If you take this class, I promise you will learn something helpful and new! I did!

Becky, Beginner, mother of 4, Florida

Kristen’s Camera Academy is a very thorough review for new and intermediate photographers trying to learn how to use their dSLR. Kristen takes topics that can seem complicated and makes them easy to learn by speaking in uncomplicated terms. She is offering an online community discussion group that helps reinforce the lessons, which really makes this course an amazing value! I would definitely recommend this course to anyone who is trying to take better photos of their children with their dSLR!

Tricia, Professional at Dunlap Portrait, mother of 2, Texas

I am a beginning photographer, and I thought this was the perfect place to start my photography journey! Kristen explains things in way that doesn't make me feel out of my league, but made me feel like I can steadily work towards my goal of taking beautiful photos of my kids for our family blog and journal. I loved seeing side by side shots of her shooting, and the image she took right next to it. I also loved seeing how simple, everyday moments came to life when we get brave enough to take our cameras off auto!

There is SO MUCH amazing information in these videos that you can't get from just reading through a book. Having someone explain it on video makes all the difference.

Shelley, beginner, mother of 3, Texas

What happens AFTER you’ve snapped the perfect picture?

I explain it all in the Editing Extension Pack. What a lot of people don't realize is that ALL professional photographers enhance their images in the digital darkroom. Also known as post processing, I'll walk you through the steps to turn those great images into perfection. Yes, editing can "fix" some images, but it's meant to elevate that fabulous shot to the most dazzling state.

In this editing extension, you will find a tutorial for my favorite free online editing program, a walk through of Lightroom from start to finish, and my entire workflow on Photoshop, including RAW files to JPG. It's packed with a lot of information!

The extension is quite hefty, and nearly as long as the stand alone Camera Academy, as step by step instructions are detailed in each program.

The Editing Extension is an add-on package to the Camera Academy. Choose to purchase the 27 lessons for $147, or 30 lessons including editing walkthroughs for $197.

*****You are on the sales page for the Camera Academy WITH Editing Extension. To Purchase the BASIC Camera Academy, CLICK HERE!

To complement this comprehensive course, you will also get coupons to some of my favorite photography vendors!

Plus my Say NO to Auto and Get Focused e-books:

The Camera Academy can be accessed from any mobile device. Start it on your desktop, and continue a lesson while you wait for your kids at practice on your phone!

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
Though you can take the course at your own pace, if you want to join a group, the first lesson will be discussed in the Camera Academy online Facebook forum on October 10th.
When is the last day I can enroll in this course?
October 9th at 11:59pm Central time zone is the LAST day you can enroll in this course. It will then close for enrollment at that time.
How do I know if this is for me?
This course is for any beginner with a dSLR camera and most intermediate level photographers will also benefit. Intermediate level photographers should look at the topics discusses. Most on the intermediate level will benefit from this course as well because of the tips and techniques discussed.
How is the editing extension pack different from the main course?
The first 27 lessons are all camera and shooting related. The editing extension pack covers a basic, free online editing program. In addition, I cover my workflow from start to finish in Photoshop (including RAW files to JPG). Lastly, I include a Lightroom workflow from beginning to end. This is the magic that happens AFTER you've taken pictures!
How long will I be able to access the course?
Forever! Many courses lose access and expire but you will be able to log in and view the videos for as long as you like. That doesn't mean you should procrastinate. Get started NOW!
What if I'm not on Facebook, how can I access the community?
I'd recommend to get a Facebook account just for this purpose.
What if my question didn't get answered in the course?
You can email Kristen with ANY questions you may have! [email protected]

Still not sure? Watch this video for a snippet of the fun...

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The whole course was an "ah-ha" moment for me. Viewing examples from the video makes it more understandable and eye opening! I've read camera manuals and taken college level photography courses. No one has explained camera settings quite like Kristen does. After taking this course I enjoy getting my camera out and taking photos rather than being intimidated by it. I have a much better experience with my camera and with my kids!

Jessica, Intermediate, mother of 2, Colorado

The pictures in the videos were key to helping me really understand. They were side by side along with the video action, along with settings she used. I loved looking at the different pictures labeled with the different variables. I was vaguely familiar with the ISO, Aperture and Shutter Speed terminology from a one day course I did years ago. But love that I can view these online and go back to them over and over again. I thought each lesson was easy to follow and understandable. And not too long; I get distracted and bored easily. These were a good length with the right amount of info. There is seriously A LOT of information here. The thing is that you can learn at your own pace with this program and keep it forever. You can't get that from the in-person classes and so I love that about Camera Academy. It's like being in person with all the videos.

Janell, Beginner, mother of 4, Texas

The Camera Academy videos has very detailed information and plenty of personality! It isn't just someone sitting in front of the camera talking. Kristen has wonderful and complete content and covers practically everything a mother would want to know, to capture her children. Kristen's course is such a fantastic refresher course for me! Being an intermediate photographer, it is so nice to have multiple lessons to inspire me to keep up on my skills. I absolutely love her posing video and how to get a more natural smile out of my children!

Amy, Intermediate, mother of 3, Texas

This course was INCREDIBLE! Kristen is crazy talented...I really learned skills from all of the lessons but the Backlight and Silhouette lesson were my favorites. In every lesson it was SO helpful seeing you navigate through the process, adjusting the settings, and models. It was so helpful. I wish I had seen this course 3 years ago when I first started taking photography more seriously. It's fun to see Kristen "working in action" The bloopers were some of my favorite parts!! I was laughing out loud when watching most of them.

Brandie, Intermediate, mother of 3, Arizona

I have know Kristen as a photographer for 10 years have always loved her photography. I was so excited to see she put together Camera Academy for Moms. She has done an incredible job at creating an easy to follow, unintimidating course that gives you the tools to learn to take great pictures step by step. Throughout the entire videos, she does a great job at keeping it a perfect mixture of relaxed and technical. I am a novice photographer, and after several hours of using Camera Academy for Moms I learned my way around my camera, how to take pictures in manual, and can already see a huge improvement in my pictures.

Sylvia, Beginner, mom of 4, Utah

You can either purchase the Camera Academy for $197


You can purchase the Camera Academy WITH the Editing Extension for $247

Make sure when you check out that you see the correct dollar amount for the option you'd like.

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