Photography 101

Photography 101

  • $100.00
Do you have a digital SLR but don’t know how to use it? Do you want to learn how to shoot in manual and how to nail your exposures? Do you want to push your photography to the next level and learn how to capture more artistic and meaningful photographs? If so, then this is the workshop for you!
Workshop Details: Photography 101 is a 6 week self-paced course that will cover the basics of photography (and much more). Topics will include shooting fundamentals such as exposure, ISO, shutter speed, aperture and white balance. You will also learn to shoot in manual mode so that you can stop being frustrated with the images you get in auto and start getting the results you want from your camera!

But don’t worry, it isn’t all about the technical stuff! Much of the workshop is also focused on creativity, style, composition and lighting! You will even learn how to get those beautiful sparkly eyes! And when I am teaching you the fundamentals and technical stuff, I do it in a way that is understandable and fun!

Throughout the course I will also share my own personal opinions and “rules of thumb” as to how I do things and how I get the shots I get (think insider tips and tricks!!). This is your chance to peek into my brain and see how/why I do what I do. In a nutshell – I am teaching in 6 weeks what it has taken me years to learn and figure out the hard way!
In addition to the 6 lessons, there are assignments included each week that will allow you to practice the concepts learned in a way that pushes you to gain a good solid working knowledge of the things I teach. Included with the assignments are things to watch out for and things to look for when you review your assignments after you finish them. It is this full-circle approach that allows you to really work through all of the lessons in a hands on way, making it all come together!

The Fine Print:  Payment in full is due at time of registration and is non-refundable. Once payment and registration are received you will be able to download all of the class materials at once. This allows you to begin right away and to take the course at your own pace. Because of the digital nature of the course and the immediate access to class materials, ALL COURSE FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE regardless of circumstance. By registering for this self-paced class you understand that you will have all of the class materials and it will be up to you to complete the course on your own and at your own pace. BE SURE to make a back up of the course materials after downloading as you will not be guaranteed repeated access to them in the future. Maggie Holmes Design is not responsible to provide course materials at a later time due to computer crashes, purchase of a new computer or the like.


“This was a fantastic class to take in order to get familiar with shooting manual and learning some tricks of the trade! I have tried a few different "self teaching" methods and using books, and the way Maggie explains things in her lessons was so much more effective! I learned so much from the class and feel so much more comfortable with my camera now - and LOVE the results I get since I've learned to shoot in manual.  I am looking forward to taking the advanced class from Maggie and learning even more! ”


“I just wanted you to know how much I enjoyed your online classes. I took both the beginner and intermediate photography classes and they were great.

I've taken other online classes, and though I have learned a lot, I learned the most from your classes.

Thank you for sharing your hard work and your talent. Many blessing to you and your cute family. ”

Deb Zorn

“I took your first beginner class March of last year and I've taken classes from 2 other instructors since then.  And I am SOOOOO happy and thankful to be back in your Advanced class now!  You are by far my favorite instructor.  Maybe I'm just partial because you taught me how to get the heck out of auto!!  :-)  I am forever grateful for that, but that's not it!  I really truly love your lesson writing style and class format.  I'm looking forward to watching the videos to feel like I'll get to know you a little more!!  If you ever have a level 3 class, I will be right there!!!!  For now, I'm off to bed! ”


“I wanted to say I learned soooo much from your class- it was a great six weeks and am sad to see it end (wondering if you are thinking of developing anymore classes??? )  The content was incredible- feedback great and I really feel like I have grown in my skills....!!! Thank you so much for everything- your insight, teaching and information was absolutely incredible!!!  I am going back to the tutorials/assignments to make sure I have all the information:)  Thank you again and good luck with everything!!!  I hope you do some more classes, I would take them in a heartbeat:) ”

Rachel Healey