THE BASICS OF SHOOTING FOR YOUR BLOG

The online class for bloggers who want to confidently shoot gorgeous images. 

Hey blogging girl boss, does this sound like you?

You’ve got a blog with a few photos that you think are just ok.

You’re not super proud of them and you really want to know how to take pictures that are not only gorgeous but also unique to your brand.

You’ve dabbled in shooting in auto on your camera and the thought of shooting in manual has crossed your mind...

...but let’s face it - manual mode is way too intimidating and what the heck are aperture, ISO and shutter speed anyway?

You’re frustrated because you've watched countless YouTube videos and read articles on shooting in manual but you're still confused.

You want to be confident in your ability to create gorgeous images so your blog stands out from the crowd. 

Now imagine being able to shoot in manual mode effortlessly - so much so that it's like second nature for you.

Imagine being able to have an album of ready to use images you created to use for your next blog post.

Imagine being able to easily setup and style a beautifully lit image for Instagram...in your own home without a bunch of fancy equipment.

You want to learn how to do all of this confidently.

But you don’t want to learn from just any photographer.

You want someone who not only understands how frustrating it can be to learn how to shoot in manual but also knows how to compose an image, find the best lighting, and knows what it’s like to shoot for a blog.

That's why I created an online photography class especially for bloggers. (I got you, girl!)

Introducing The Basics of Shooting for your Blog.

The Basics of Shooting for your Blog is an online photography class that will teach you how to shoot in manual so that you can create gorgeous images for your blog and Instagram.

In this online class you will learn:

  • How to shoot in manual mode

    I’ll break down the three settings you use while shooting in manual and explain why it’s important to know if you want to get the most customized images.

  • Lighting tips for shooting products and portraits

    I’ll cover indoor and outdoor lighting and share tips for what to do in tricky lighting situations.

  • Rules of Composition

    I’ll share some of the most important rules of composition that you can use to improve any photo.

  • How to create a DIY Lightbox

    I’ll teach you how to setup a light box at home and use it to shoot products in natural light (for less than $5).

  • Tips for styling and shooting products

    I’ll show you how to style and shoot food, stationary, and jewelry that you can apply to your blog and Instagram feed.

  • Behind the scenes of shooting and focusing manually

    I’ll show you behind the scenes videos of me shooting in manual and you’ll see how I adjust the aperture, shutter speed and ISO to create the correct exposure and focus in an image.

I know manual can be really confusing to learn at first - so if you’re a visual learner like I am - this online class will break it down for you (it's something I wish I had when I first started photography!)

 

Here’s a look at exactly what you get when you buy The Basics of Shooting for your Blog online class:

Video Class

A 1.5 hour video class where I'll teach you all the topics listed above. You'll be able to download and access the replay of this class at any time!

A Complete Copy of the Class Slides

Don't worry about missing something during class - I'm giving you all the slides to follow along with and refer back to as you're learning!

Bonus: Posing Guide for your Next Blogger Shoot

I'm sharing some of my favorite poses, actions and ideas I've used for the past two years of shooting with fashion and lifestyle bloggers. Use this guide on your next shoot as a shot list - whether you're in front of or behind the camera!

You’ll be able to access all this content immediately - and the best part is you can go over it at any time and as many times as you need!

Hi, I'm Megan Weaver - photographer of fashion & lifestyle bloggers and women entrepreneurs.

For the past three years, I've worked with hundreds of bloggers and entrepreneurs.

In college, I took my first photography class. I didn't know anything about the technical part of shooting in manual and very little about anything else (I was borrowing my parents' camera and auto was all I knew.)

I was so confused as I tried to learn manual and navigate all the settings on the camera.

I did my best to memorize the settings and remember how aperture, ISO and shutter speed worked together.

To tell you the truth, I was so confused & frustrated and wanted to give up on photography all together.

It's been seven years since I took that photography class, and I'm so glad I kept learning and pushed through that confusing phase.

I kept practicing - with my sister, family and friends and now shooting in manual is like second nature to me!

More than five years later, I'm now photographing bloggers, entrepreneurs and creatives as my full time job - that's something I never thought I'd say.

But it's true - and it's because I kept practicing on my own and didn't give up.

If I can go from being frustrated and confused by my camera to shooting with some of the best bloggers and entrepreneurs in Dallas - I can definitely show you how to use your camera to create images you're proud to share.

I don't want you to have to go through the same drawn-out learning curve I had to - that's why I created this class for you.

I want to teach you how to create images that don't embarrass you so that you can build your confidence and credibility in the blogging world.

If I can do it, then you - along with passion, practice and dedication - can do it too.

What bloggers are saying about The Basics of Shooting for your Blog

Caroline Wilder

I took Megan's Basics class just before launching my blog. She covered everything from composition to how to shoot in manual, so she really went through the entire process, start to finish. I went from having no idea how to use a DSLR to feeling confident about the photos I've been taking. Being new to the blog scene, I'm really excited to see how things go and how my style will progress as I keep practicing. I would definitely recommend this class to anyone starting out in photography. Megan knows what she's doing and she's not afraid to share the knowledge that has made her as good as she is. She's really on your team. She wants you to be as knowledgable and successful as you can be.

Caroline Wilder, Bywildblog.com
Bryn Bradsher

Megan's Basics of Shooting for Your Blog class is amazing! I started my blog recently and knew nothing about shooting in manual mode. I tried reading manuals and watching videos but nothing made it click until I took Megan's class! She is a wonderful teacher and has really helped take my blog photography to the next level. Since Megan's class my blog traffic has doubled and my following on Instagram continues to grow with every post! Beyond Megan's technical ability, she is helpful and supportive. She wants you to be successful and to assist you in any way she can. This is a great class and I highly recommend it!

Bryn Bradsher, Waketonroad.com
Emily Reynolds

If you are a style blogger wanting to learn photography, Megan's class is for you. Not only is Megan a great photographer and teacher, but she loves fashion, blogging, and marketing, so she uniquely ties it all together to benefit your brand and business. She's great at making the complexities of photography into simple bite-sized pieces.

Emily Reynolds, EmilyJoStyling.com
Ciera Chang

Megan's class was so informative and really broke everything down into simple and easy to understand terms. Megan is especially knowledgeable about blog photography. I loved learning more about photography and your journey. Thank you for offering this class!

Ciera Chang, Worldwidestylista.com
Madeline Castelman

Megan's class was such an incredible opportunity to gain photography skills geared towards fashion blogging. Prior to taking this class I knew little to nothing on photography and now I am shooting manual and am completely comfortable with it! I am new to blogging and took this class to enhance my photography skills and learn how to create good quality content that I know my readers will love. Megan really knows what she is talking about and does such a great job explaining the basics of shooting. I have taken away so many skills that I know will only improve my blog and content that I create. I would recommend this class to anyone who wants to learn about the basics of shooting in manual mode or just enhance the skills they already have!

Madeline Castelman, ThePolishedWorkbook.com
Tanika Taylor-Green

I am so glad I attended Megan's class on the Basics of Shooting for your Blog! Megan's willingness to help in taking your blog or business to the next level is amazing! Megan provided useful tips and info that will help me with the photography of my fashion blog with information on how to shoot using natural light and of course, getting that perfect picture on Instagram! I am so excited to use Megan's tips in my upcoming blog post!

Tanika Taylor-Green, Alwayzfashionablylate.blogspot.com
Lauren Seip

This class was FANTASTIC! I have recently become interested in photography for my blog and in the beginning, I would shoot my photos in automatic mode. My photos never were quite how I imagined them until I took Megan's class and learned how to shoot in manual mode. Since taking the class, I've explored various manual techniques and I'm now very pleased with my photos. If you are a new photographer and want to learn how to take beautiful photos, I definitely recommend this class!

Lauren Seip, RuralandMine.com

What's the investment?

My private photography mentor sessions start at $200.

But the investment for this class is just $77!

Join the class!

Basics of Shooting for your Blog
$77.00
  • Instant access to the online class
Yes, I'm ready to join the class!

Online Class & Private Facebook Community
$97.00
  • Instant access to the online class
  • AND
  • Invitation to a private Facebook community with other bloggers & answers to your questions from me!
  • AND
  • A bonus Photoshop video training where I share exactly how I edit my blog photos.
Yes, I'm ready to join the class & community!

Why join this class now?

  • It will save you hours and hours of frustration. You could spend days trying to find all this information online or you can learn it all in one place from someone who’s been where you are and wants to see you succeed!
  • You’ll have the knowledge & skills needed to start shooting for your blog instead of waiting another month or year and holding back your blog’s growth
  • You (and your blog) will be seen as more credible compared to blogs with few or extremely poor images
  • This class will save you money in the long run. Once you know how to shoot, you’ll only get better over time and will be able to create the images yourself!
  • Brands are more likely to work with you if your blog and social media presence is polished and cohesive. Think: gorgeous photos, more followers, comments and sales!

Here are a couple things I want you to know before you purchase the class: 

  1. Becoming a great photographer doesn't happen overnight. It requires that you put in the time and effort to learn how to shoot in manual - and that you practice, practice, practice. That's the only way you’ll learn and be able to implement everything I’m sharing with you.
  2. It’s normal to feel frustrated and confused at first. If after you’ve gone through the class and you aren’t comfortable with manual mode - don’t give up. Everyone learns differently and at different speeds. The important thing is you continue to practice and believe in yourself - because I certainly do!

Frequently Asked Questions

  • q-iconWho is this class for?

    This class is for fashion and lifestyle bloggers who want to learn how to confidently shoot in manual on their DSLR camera so that they can create gorgeous images for their blog and Instagram. This class is NOT for you if you aren’t ready to practice shooting in manual and commit to becoming a better photographer. It’s also not for you if you don’t value great photography and don’t care about improving your blog’s appearance overall.

  • q-iconWhat if I don't improve my photography after taking this class?

    The only way you won’t see improvement in your photography is if you watch this class and do absolutely nothing with that knowledge. Like I mentioned before, becoming a great photographer doesn’t happen overnight. If it did, everyone would be a pro. It’s something that requires practice and patience. If you take what I’m teaching you and put it into practice on a regular basis, you will be comfortable & confident shooting in manual and your photos will only continue to improve.

  • q-iconWhen will I get access to the online class?

    You’ll have access to the class and posing guide immediately after you purchase. You’ll be able to download the class and watch it as many times as you need! If you decide to join the private Facebook community, you’ll be invited to join the group within 24 hours of purchase.

  • q-iconDo I need a DSLR camera for this class?

    In order to shoot in manual you will need a DSLR camera. However, you can still benefit from this class if you’re shooting with your phone for Instagram – since learning lighting, product styling and how to use a light box all still apply.

  • q-iconI've never picked up a DSLR camera - is this class still for me?

    Yes – I made it just for you. If you want to learn how to shoot beautiful images and have control of your camera’s settings – this class will show you how.  While everyone’s DSLR camera is different, the manual settings I’m teaching you apply to them all. This is the class I wish I’d had when I started to learn how to shoot so I’m confident it can help new photographers.

  • q-iconWhat's included in the private Facebook community?

    This will be a private Facebook community where you can meet and get feedback from myself and other bloggers in the class!

  • q-iconI don't have a blog right now, will this class still be useful for me?

    Even if you don’t have a blog, you can still use these settings and techniques to improve photography for anything you shoot. Since I’m teaching you the basics of shooting, you can really apply it to whatever you’re passionate about shooting.

     

  • q-iconWhat is your refund policy on this class?

    Due to the “instant download” aspect of this course, there are no refunds!

Join the class!

Basics of Shooting for your Blog
$77.00
  • Instant access to the online class
Yes, I'm ready to join the class!

Online Class & Private Facebook Community
$97.00
  • Instant access to the online class
  • AND
  • Invitation to a private Facebook community with other bloggers & answers to your questions from me!
  • AND
  • A bonus Photoshop video training where I share exactly how I edit my blog photos.
Yes, I'm ready to join the class & community!

Questions? Email Megan at hello(at)megan-weaver(dot)com