Do you dream of being able to confidently pick up your DSLR knowing you will rock your photograph? 

If so, this may be the most important thing you read today. 


You’ll be amazed at how good your photos can be – and how quickly you’ll improve! All it takes is just a few hours a week and practice for 4 weeks.


Stop hoping for a lucky shot or being frustrated that your photos are still not sharp.


Take great photos in all kinds of situations & environments.


Compose unique shots of the people & things you love.


 See the light and work with it creatively.


Use manual mode to unlock the power of your camera.

Don't let your camera be the reason you miss priceless memories


If your camera doesn't cooperate with you in the moment, that's okay! I'm here to show you how you can finally make your camera do exactly what it needs to. So you can capture images that you and your family will cherish forever. 

Stop feeling flustered & missing shots

Take control of your camera


Learn to take beautiful photos


Go from Snapshots to Stunning Images


The beauty of everyday life unfolds around you every day. If you want to capture it but struggle with your DSLR camera, this course is for YOU.

Step-by-step, learn everything you need to know to start using your DSLR camera to take great photographs.


Module One - Making Sense of Manual Mode


  • ​Use manual mode with confidence.
  • ​Learn the Exposure Triangle.
  • ​Get your aperture, shutter speed, and ISO settings right.
  • ​Set your own focal point.
  • ​Learn what white balance is & how to adjust it.


Module Two - Working with Light


  • Learn to see light in your own home.
  • Uncover the secrets of shooting indoors & outdoors.
  • Add a gleam to your subjects' eyes with catchlights.
  • Play with bokeh, the art of blur.


Module Three - Rules of Composition

  • Learn to compose interesting photos simply.
  • Discover how to apply the Rule of Thirds.
  • Use space to draw in the viewer.
  • Learn to avoid common composition pitfalls.

Module Four - Take Interesting Photographs


  • Take your photos to the next level with simple techniques for unforgettable images.
  • Learn to frame your subject.
  • Use negative space like a pro.
  • Experiment with dramatic light and more.


Meet Courtney Slazinik

I cracked the code and now I'm sharing it with you


Follow in the footsteps of the journey I took 8 years ago – when I started learning how to photograph the special everyday moments in my kids’ lives.


Childhood goes by so quickly… I wanted to capture this amazing time with images to decorate my home & my heart for years to come. But I struggled to take photos like the one’s I loved looking at online.


Slowly, I cracked the code. Figured out how to get my settings right. Discovered the magic of working with light. And began to compose rich, interesting images that really tell a story.


Now, I’ve put all the most important lessons together in the Beginners Guide to Manual Mode Course.


It’s the only introduction to photography you’ll ever need.
And it will have you taking beautiful, professional-style photos of the people & things you love in no time!

Why You Should Take Beginners Guide to Manual Mode



Do you wish you could pick up your DSLR and capture the images you see in your head instead of missing the shot?


If you struggle with sharpness, exposure, lighting, and/or composition, this courses was designed for you. You need that solid basic understanding instead of just hoping for a lucky shot. 


By the end of this course, our students feel completely comfortable capturing any situation in full manual mode. Don't freak out if that sounds overwhelming. I'm here to guide you along the way. And I started out just like you, so I know what it's like to be frustrated with your camera settings.


Beginners Guide to Manual Mode is less than the cost of a single professional shoot. And equips you to capture the moments you truly want remember.

Frequently Asked Questions about Beginners Guide to Manual Mode Course


Q. How do the lessons work?

When you register I’ll send you a login that gives you immediate access to our online classroom. Welcome materials, as well as all the videos, will greet you there.


Lessons will be released one week at a time. This helps you to build a strong foundation and implement what you learn before moving onto to the next topic.



I encourage you to join the community Facebook group as well to connect with others, ask questions, and submit images for feedback from your peers.



Q. I don't have a lot of time, how much time does this course require?

I get it. Finding time for photography is hard. However, once I learned the foundation I spent less time researching and more time out behind the camera.


This course is designed for those with little time. Short information packed videos released once a week helps you from feeling behind or overwhelmed. There will never be a perfect time to start learning how to use your DSLR. Why not start today?


Also, our online classroom is open 24/7. Watch the videos or read the notes when you’re ready. Our Facebook community is always active; post questions and comments anytime.


Q. What if Beginners Guide to Manual Mode if not for me?

Here's the deal. I'm absolutely confident that this course will transform the way you take pictures, use your camera and capture memories. 


As a mom who was frustrated with her camera, I had to learn the hard way how to use my DSLR. But I found that it doesn't have to be that hard or frustrating! That's why I created this course, so any beginner can quickly and easily learn how to take stunning images with their DSLR, without the frustration that I went through. 


Go ahead and give the program a try today. I know you'll quickly feel total confidence and joy in your camera. 


I only want to create programs and trainings that are 100% applicable and insightful, without the fluff. So, if at any time you feel like the course isn't right for you, for any reason at all, simply let my team know and we'll happily refund 100% of your investment, no questions asked. It's our total happiness guarantee. 



Q. What if I can't start the course right now? Should I still sign up?

Once you sign up for the course, you get immediate access to our online classroom. You can dive into the welcome material right away. Each week, for four weeks, a new lesson will be released. You have lifetime access to this material so you can reference a particular section or the whole course again.


Please know that even if you can't start the course today, I wouldn't wait to get access as the price may be going up soon. Sign up today and the material will be waiting for you when you are ready.


Happiness Guarantee

Give Beginners Guide to Manual Mode a try for 30 days, 100% RISK-FREE!

Here's the deal. I'm absolutely confident that this course will transform the way you take pictures, use your camera and capture memories. 


As a mom who was frustrated with her camera, I had to learn the hard way how to use my DSLR. But I found that it doesn't have to be that hard or frustrating! That's why I created this course, so any beginner, mom, or grandmother can quickly and easily learn how to take stunning images with their DSLR, without the frustration that I went through. 


Go ahead and give the program a try today. I know you'll quickly feel total confidence and joy in your camera. 


I only want to create programs and trainings that are 100% applicable and insightful, without the fluff. So, if at any time during the first 30 days you feel like the course isn't right for you, for any reason at all, simply let my team know and we'll happily refund 100% of your investment, no questions asked. It's our total happiness guarantee. 

Yes! I am ready to transform my photography with

Beginners Guide to Manual Mode


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