Make friends with your DSLR camera for beautiful, creative photos

DSLR cameras are powerful tools for creating artistic and meaningful photos for your business.

But, like many creative tools, they have a learning curve.

The sky is the limit with a DSLR camera, and learning to use it isn't nearly as difficult as it seems.

You are capable of taking beautiful, emotive, and compelling photos for your business with your DSLR camera. Simple steps make a big impact, and with an understanding of how your camera works, you'll be empowered to take control of your images.

Develop a deeper understanding of photography and light through your camera.

The craft of photography is both technical and creative. Knowing how light affects a photo and how to take a high-quality photo in almost any situation gives you greatest creative control over your images.
Your DSLR is capable of great things, and so are you.

Inside DSLR Camera Mastery you will...

  • Discover how to get the most of your DSLR camera so that you can confidently take professional-quality photos for your business
  • Gain the knowledge and skills to take creative, compelling brand and product photos in a wide variety of situations
  • Make the available light in a space work for you through manual camera settings
  • Establish a foundation for understanding how your DSLR camera works so you can take photos with creative freedom
  • Learn about different camera settings, lenses, and techniques, and how they impact your photos
"Amy made photography seem fun and learnable. Her hands on teaching style and the way in which she breaks down concepts into easy to understand manageable chunks is brilliant. I worked my way through and was amazed at how my product photography improved."

The Lessons

  • Lenses for your DSLR

    Discover the different lens options that are suitable for brand and product photography, how they impact your photos, and recommendations based on your needs.

  • DSLR Shooting Modes

    Develop an understanding of what the different shooting modes are and discover which is best for you.

  • Depth of Field

    Learn how to achieve that dreamy blurry background correctly with your camera and understand how the area of focus affects your images.

  • The Exposure Triangle

    Learn how the exposure triangle affects the tones of your image and the relationship between shutter speed, aperture, and ISO. You will also learn what shutter speed, aperture, and ISO actually means.

  • Shooting on Manual Mode

    It’s so much easier than you think. Learn to take full control of your camera, which in turn gives you full control and flexibility over your shots as well. This is the ultimate photographic freedom, which allows you to be as creative as you want to be.

  • Focus

    Learn the ins and outs of focusing with your smartphone camera. Even using autofocus, there are important tricks to note to ensure you have sharp images.

Bonus Resources

Included in your enrollment is:
  • Glossary of Terms PDF to breakdown the technical language into easy-to-understand terms

  • Manual Mode Quick Reference Guide PDF to have on-hand while you're practicing

  • Access to the exclusive student-only MAPP community group

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do I need a specific DSLR?

    Nope, this course applies to any brand of DSLR camera. Each brand may have the settings and features in a slightly different place, but the information is very generalizable.

  • What is not covered in this class?

    Lighting, styling, and editing your photos is not covered in this class. This class is very specific to learning exactly how to use your DSLR camera and feel confident doing so.

  • How is the class delivered?

    This class is delivered via video lessons inside your secure course area. The videos include verbal instruction and plenty of visuals. You will also receive a PDF download with additional resources.

  • How long will the class take?

    This class is self-paced, with concise lessons designed to help you learn effectively and efficiently. You can complete the class as quickly as you want, or take your time. There are no time restrictions on your access to the class.

  • How long will I have access?

    You will have lifetime access to this class. “Lifetime” refers to the lifetime of the class and Maker's Academy of Product Photography. As long as it's is offered, you will have access to it and any updates. Should the class no longer continue to be hosted on my site, you will have ample opportunity to download the lessons for your own personal future reference.

  • What if I have questions or want feedback?

    When you enroll in any MAPP class, you are invited to join the private student community where you can ask questions, get feedback, and connect with other learners.

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Hi, I'm Amy.

Through my signature, no-muss no-fuss teaching style, I teach exactly what you need to know through clear, simple steps, which enables you to take gorgeous product photos, quickly and easily. Swirl in a healthy dose of creativity and artistic approach, and these beautiful images allow you to effectively market your products and themselves. That’s why I’ve become the go-to instructor for brand and product photography, having taught over 1500 makers and creatives through my courses.
"I have no hesitation in recommending Amy's courses - I have already pointed some fellow online sellers towards Amy's website. The courses are detailed with good explanation of more technical points with example photographs and videos. Amy gives great personal support to students too, she is approachable and encouraging."
- Michele

Unleash your inner photographer and master your DSLR camera for truly phenomenal photos for your business