Photography Basics course for bloggers & creative business owners |

Photography basics | master manual mode

Whether you are interested in learning photography for your small business, blog, or just for fun, our e-book breaks down manual mode into easily digestible chunks. We will cover aperture, shutter speed, and ISO in this course so that you can take control of your camera with confidence!


Part one of our photography series is now available!


master the three pillars of photography: aperture, shutter speed, and ISO!

from the author…

Four years ago when I started my blog Boxwood Avenue, I remember researching photography for hours on end. All of the information seemed so overwhelming to me. Bouncing from article to article and watching countless videos, it took me years to understand that manual mode can be understood in three simple concepts.

I put together this e-book in hopes of helping others interested in learning the basics of photography. It is my hope that with this e-book you won’t have to spend hours researching the basic concepts of manual mode photography.

While I once struggled with photography, it is now one of my greatest passions! I absolutely love the art and creativity that goes into making a beautiful image! Even though my blog focuses on recipes, lifestyle content, and interiors - I am asked about photography every single day! I figured that I couldn’t be the only one that struggled to learn these concepts, so why not put them into one easy to understand e-book?

Even if you’ve never picked up a camera before, you can learn how to master your camera in manual mode!

before & after


The top photo is what my photos used to look like before I understood manual mode! I didn’t know how to use aperture, shutter speed, or ISO to adjust the settings to create dreamy photos that people wanted to look at!

In this e-book you will learn how to use the settings on your camera so that you can confidently switch to manual mode once and for all!

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this e-book is for you if…

You dream of learning how to capture beautiful images!

You’d like to learn how to use your camera in manual mode.

You are sick of having to hire a photographer every time you need photos for your blog or business!

You want to take control of your camera with confidence!

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photography basics


Photography Supplies List

In Depth: Shutter Speed

In Depth: Aperture

In Depth: ISO

Photo examples



Photo Worksheet

Photography Quick Reference Guide

Photography basics e-book outline |

part two…coming soon!

Interested in attending a workshop?

Join us in sonoma this october!