Learning Photography

Photography is becoming more and more accessible and affordable all the time.  I have received many questions and comments from people asking me to help them with taking photos, and with learning how to edit their photos.  With help from quite a few people, I am happy to announce that I am ready to do both.


Beginners Basics for Learning your DSLR

For people who have purchased a DSLR and want to know how to take it off Auto.

What You Want in a Camera

Some advice and ideas to consider when you want to buy a new camera.

One on One

Spend the day with me learning how to use your DSLR.

Face to Face Online

Can’t make it in person, then take the class online, face to face using Skype or Google+


Individual Photo Editing Classes

Classes for people want to learn how to edit their photos, a few software options available.


Photo Editing

If you are not confident editing your own images, then you can pay me to do them for you.

Critiquing Your Work

This is if you would like me to look at some of your work can give you my opinion on the images.


Free Tutorials from the blog


Click here for a list of the software that I use and some discount coupons on some of it.


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  2. My next semester I will take my first photography class. Hoping it goes a little better than the adobe application class I just finished. I at least know how to turn a camera on. Or I think I do. Lol

  3. Hi Leanne, thanks for visiting my blog! Your blog is so professional. I hope I understand it all a bit better one day soon! Also your photography is inspirational. I will be keeping a watch out for new posts from you! Cheers

  4. As an aspiring amateur photographer and an avid MLS soccer fan, how do I best maximize photo quality taken during late evening/night stadium-lit events with lots of action? I use a Nikon D60.

    Thanks for liking my blog article, too. ;-)

    • It is a problem many of us have, how to take photos in low light when you can ‘t use a flash. There is no easy answer, unfortunately. Unless you are prepared to buy an expensive camera, then isn’t a lot you can do. You can turn the ISO up as high as possible, put it on your largest aperture, f2.8 if you have it, then try it. You will get lots of noise, that is unavoidable, and you may be able to get rid of some of it in post processing. I know I’m not being helpful, but besides getting fast lenses and a camera that can do really high ISO, there isn’t much that can be done. good luck with it all.

  5. Thank you for stopping by my blog. I am always on the look out for excellent photography advice and I love looking at how photographers see things. Look forward to seeing more of your photos.

  6. Your instructional sessions are a great way for folks to learn and expand their use of the knowledge they already have. Keep up the great work.

  7. Thank you for visiting my site and liking, ‘Services Rendered Shout-Out (chp.6)’ Your efforts to help others with photography is great. I look forward to returning to your site and gaining more information.

  8. Thanks for stopping by 4GWAR. This more than your average ‘pretty picture’ blog. I think I’ll be coming back soon to learn something.

  9. Heyjude says

    Thanks for stopping by smallbluegreenfotos. I shall definitely return here to have a root through your site.

  10. Thanks for stopping by my new blog. I’m brand new to blogging in general and WordPress in particular. I am completely open to any constructive criticism from you, both as a blogger and a photographer.

  11. Thank you for visiting my blog. Photography is very interesting, fun and gratifying. You get to discover the best lighting, the perfect angles, the wonderful play of light and shadow. Satisfaction is when you get to share them to your blogging friends. :)

  12. Thank you for stopping by my blog. I’m not much of a blogger to begin with so each new person really helps me post more, if not quicker! Thanks!

  13. Thanks to science and technology I can now get up-close-and-personal with my subjects. Being a wee bit technophobic I use ‘auto’ a lot and with me what you see is what I got—I never tweak an image (beyond a bit of cropping) (and making ‘mirror images’—love kaleidoscopes).

    Good luck~!

  14. Thank you for visiting my site. I am loving my DSLR – a Nikon 3100 – and am eager to learn to use it well. My favorite subjects are food (as a blog predominantly about food), nature and of course, my kids. I am so looking forward to reading through your tips and learning all I can. Thank you for sharing!

    • That is a good camera. I hope you do find some tips, though most of my information is about editing. Though you can learn a lot just by looking at how other people take photos. Good luck with your images and your blog.

  15. Thanks for stopping by Leanne. Your blog looks fun :) I really need to invest in a good camera. Nothing too bulky, but one that does not look like the lens is on fire when I take pics at night time :P

  16. gillyb192 says

    Thanks so much for looking in on my very new photography blog Gillyb’s World Leanne! I am starting out in the DSLR world with a new Nikon D3100 after a year course in black and white film photography with my Olympus OM10, have really fallen in love with it all both digital and film! This is a fantastic site you have here and I’m sure I will be dropping by very frequently for advice and help! Thanks

  17. This is such a good guide for beginners Leanne, really detailed too, if it is ok with you I woul like to place a direct link to this post on our Photography page on our hobbies website, http://www.yourhobby.co.uk.

    Cheers agai, Graham, YourHobby…..

  18. barbmca says

    Thank you for visiting my blog, since moving to the country most days I walk with a camera. Albeit my good camera or small one. Everything changes each day. You visiting my blog lead me to yours and I found it interesting.

    • No need to thank me for that one, it was a pleasure to visit you. It is good to have a camera with you all the time. I don’t take my DSLR with me all the time, but I do quite like the camera in my phone, so I use that a lot, though I don’t put those ones on my blog, they are usually just ones for fun. Thanks for visiting.

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  20. I want to get into photography as a hobby! That being said, I still need to get a good camera and learn the skills. Your blog looks like a great resource and your photos are amazing. Looking forward to see what’s to come!

    • Photography is a great hobby, good luck with it Staci, so many choices for cameras these days. What an exciting time you have ahead. Thank you.

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  23. I have just got myself by first ‘proper’ camera and so your site and the articles will prove invaluable :)

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