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manual shooting &  lighting

to learning....

A beginner's best resource

SHOOTING

EDITING

EDITING Basics & LIGHTROOM training

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this course is all you need to get started! 

MEET YOUR TEACHER & find out why

Hey friends! I'm Katelyn and I've been a professional photographer since 2008 and an educator for over 10 years now. I actually have a confession to make.... 

Before you run away.... here's why this benefits you. The greatest advantage that I had starting off was that I learned photography my own way.
 I didn't have a professor's rules haunting me in my mind. I didn't have an old-school exposure mentality stuck in my brain and causing me to doubt my style. I literally learned on my own and I created a method for manual shooting that allowed me to freely create well exposed images that I absolutely loved! I've taken my manual shooting method and have created a way for you to learn it too! I'm thrilled that you found me! Now let's dive in!  

I've never taken a photo class.

tell me...

ARE YOU TIRED OF...

- DARK, GRAINY IMAGES?
- WONDERING WHY IT LOOKS SO EASY FOR OTHERS?
- having a camera you don't understand?
- blurry images?
- missed opportunities for amazing photos?
- feeling like something just isn't clicking?
- PICTURES YOU'RE NOT HAPPY WITH?


I went back to school for a photography degree

you explain it all so well!"

BUT The light bulb finally went off with your course

-MEGHAN

'BEFORE THIS COURSE

EVERYTHING WAS A MESS. IT WAS A GAME CHANGER FOR ME!

I feel ready to conquer the world!"

-Jen

"I've been a photographer

for 10 years and you still had things to teach me!

This course is a must!!"

-kate

IMAGINE THIS?...

can you

- UNDERSTANDING GOOD & BAD LIGHT

- IMPRESSING FRIENDS & FAMILY WITH YOUR IMAGES

- FULLY UNDERSTANDING YOUR CAMERA

- EDITING QUICKLY & CONFIDENTLY

- GROWing A SKILL THAT LASTS A LIFETIME

with the kj
starter course

you can get there...

Our goal throughout the entire creation process of this course was to break down complex concepts into simple, digestible and applicable lessons that anyone can understand and begin practicing.  In this KJ Photography Starter Course, I explain the foundational skills of photography in both a technical and real-life/practical way that makes it possible for anyone to grasp and master! 

ONE-STOP SHOP

THIS IS YOUR

This is exactly what the KJ Photography Starter Course offers.  Inside the course you'll get access to all of the essential shooting and editing education necessary to capture images that you're proud of!
Topics include: 

improving as a photographer requires mastery of the basics at a foundational level

complete

- Gear terms
- Switching to Manual
- Raw vs. Jpeg
- Aperture
- ISO
- Shutter Speed
- Exposure Triangle
- Manual shooting terms
- My Manual Priority Plan
- Focus settings
- Metering settings
- White balance
- Basic composition rules




- Lighting terms
- Discovering good light
- Backlighting Basics
- Direct Lighting
- Secondary Light
- Mastering Shade
- Lighting Priority Plan
- Background Priority Plan
- Lighting skills application
- Understanding Lightroom
- Importing and exporting
-Develop module breakdown
- Editing basics


Enroll for only $199!

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what you're 

going to master...

shooting manually

FINDING GOOD LIGHT

EDItING
BASICS

focus + metering

camera confidence

love/hate relationship
with your camera?

Ever wonder why your images are only great some of the time? 

DO YOU HAVE A

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Are you intimidated by aperture, shutter speed and ISO settings?

Are you disappointed when you try to capture great photos?

Are you frustrated that you have a "real camera" and no idea how to use it? 

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Do you feel like your settings are always a guessing game?

WHAT IF I TOLD YOU THAT YOU COULD

LOVE & CONTROL YOUR CAMERA

in one week?!

HERE'S HOW TO
MAKE IT HAPPEN:

Hours of in-studio teaching content where Katelyn teaches the foundations

THE COMPONENTS OF THE STARTER COURSE :

3+

Lessons covering the basics of manual shooting, lighting and editing

35

Full length demo lesson where you can watch from the inside of Katelyn's viewfinder on her camera!

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Workbook pages reinforcing the tips and training from each lesson

90+

On location phone checklists to keep with you at all times to reference as you practice!

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Enroll for only $199!

Jen

REMEMBERs BEFORE:

"Before I took any of your courses I felt like I was just blindly shooting. My editing was a mess, my posing was a mess, everything was just a mess. But after your courses, I began to build systems and started recognizing good light, and feeling confident in posing."

Kristina

CONFIDENT IN MANUAL MODE

"Before this course, I was afraid to use manual mode because I didn’t have any clue what to do. Since this course, I now feel confident!"

Cherika

understands lighting

"Before this course, light was my biggest struggle! I was so confused. Now I feel confident in my abilities to place clients in flattering light!"

Great images are created in-camera

... literally

COME LEARN FROM THE BACK OF MINE!

get inside my camera

Thanks to updated technology, you can watch me shoot from inside of my camera!

More than a hobby...

Ready to start a Business?

Upgrade to Pro

Learn more about Starter Course PRO 

Enroll today for just $199!

same family. 
same location. 
same camera.

same family. same location. same camera.

One year apart

- lauren elizabeth

CAMERA CONFIDENCE

FINDING GREAT LIGHT

but will you see results?

Be warned : This education will affect the way you see absolutely everything. You'll be finding great light scenarios on your drive to pickup the kids, you'll be noticing pockets of light in your home and you'll even start making changes to simple photos taken on your phone!

THE FINISHING TOUCH

It's intimidating to learn how to master the manual settings of the camera... But it doesn't have to be! I will teach you how to learn manual shooting in a way that only requires you to manage one key variable at a time!  

real students

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Megan

WOWED HERSELF:

When your education clicked I was like oh my gosh, did I take this? There is no way I took this. I seriously should’ve invested in you before a camera!

Amanda

has confidence:

"I was so disappointed with the pictures - I couldn’t get the light right or the focus right it was so meh. Now I’ve got it and I can’t wait to blow my shots out of the water! So thank you because I’ve got the confidence to do anything!"

Shauna

has confidence:

“You have changed my life and my family's lives. I am so grateful for you and your courses. Your honesty and realness made me feel worthy and your courses gave me confidence. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I can't wait to learn even more from you."

Alyssa

had things click:

When I say your education changed my life.. I mean it CHANGED MY LIFE!!!!! I tried everything I could to learn before your education!! Spending HOURS and HOURS on YouTube but nothing was “clicking” until I found you! Then everything just made sense! I remember being so frustrated because I just couldn’t “get” what I wanted or envisioned.. now… whole different story!!!

While I believe wholeheartedly that beautiful images are created in-camera and not through editing, you still need to know how to master Lightroom. You'll be able to navigate the interface and understand all that it has to offer you! Say goodbye to trial and error editing!  

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their story...

can be your story too!

real student transformations

Everything included in the KJ Photography Starter Course

KJ PHOTOGRAPHY
Starter Course

shooting and editing essentials 

ENROLL FOR $199!

Upgrade!

let's dive in!

ready to see your own results by next week?

KJ PHOTOGRAPHY
Starter Course

BEGIN YOUR BUSINESS!

which option is best for you?

3+ Hours of in-studio foundational content 

35 Lessons on manual shooting, lighting and editing

 UPGRADE TO PRO FOR $279!

PRO

Full session demo from inside Katelyn's viewfinder!

90+ workbook pages to reinforce each lesson

10 on location phone checklists to reference as you practice

Business Basics - The 6 P's of a Startup: 

- Protection : Steps to take legally
- Pricing : Charging for your services
- Payments : Processing credit cards
- Portfolio : Credibility
- Promotion : Getting clients
- Professional Presence : Website

"Could I get paid to take photos?"

I would encourage you to upgrade to The KJ Photography Starter Kit PRO. The PRO upgrade option includes beginner education for those who want to turn their passion into profit! Beginning a business can be intimidating but it doesn't have to be! :  

IF YOU HAVE EVER THOUGHT :

- Protection : Steps to take legally
- Pricing : Charging for your services
- Payments : Processing credit cards
- Portfolio : Credibility
- Promotion : Getting clients
- Professional Presence : Website

INCLUDES:

THE 6 P's of a PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY startup

 UPGRADE TO PRO FOR $279!

The kj starter course

The Lighting & location course

THE STARTER COURSE vs.
lighting & locations Course

The Lighting & Locations Course was created for photographers who don't need an extensive, detailed explanation of the in's and out's of manual shooting. It jumps into basic lighting and then more advanced natural lighting quickly. It's geared towards a photographer who is past the initial phase of first starting to learn their camera. The L&L Course is a great fit for someone who:

  • desires to learn about natural lighting at a basic level and then take it to the next level
  • regularly shoots in manual and has an understanding of the relationship between iso, shutter speed, and aperture.
  • is at a professional level and wants to elevate their work

Do i need both?

The KJ Starter Course was truly created for beginners that need a solid shooting foundation and basic editing training in order to thrive as a growing photographer. The Starter Course is a great fit for someone who.....  

  • needs every part of manual shooting broken down
  • is a mom that wants to learn how to use her camera
  • is at the beginning of pursuing their dream of starting a photography business
  • has just started getting paid for their work but struggles to understand manual shooting and lighting
  • needs a solid foundation of all of the basics
  • doesn’t understand how to get the look they want


If you have already taken the L&L Course and you're wondering if this course would teach you anything new, here's is what I would recommend. The KJ Starter Course would teach you the foundational basics in a different way than they were taught in the L&L Course. The L&L didn't dive deep into the basics of manual shooting to the same degree as the Starter Course. If you are comfortable with manual shooting and can clearly detect good natural light no matter where you are shooting, you do not need the KJ Starter Course. The Starter Course is truly for beginners. We are known in the industry for having courses that are geared more towards established photographers, The Starter Course is our first course that was truly designed with only beginners in mind. 

"KJ starts at the beginning and doesn't hold anything back!"

-Kass

Jamie

I REMEMBER BEFORE:

"My second wedding ever and so new to photography typing into Google “why can’t I get any pop??” and stumbled upon KJ. 

It changed my business right then! I have since bought everything she offers. Everything just “clicked”. With every course I was seeing more and more progress!"

Christina

found what she needed:

"I cannot thank you enough for your education. I’m not even 2 years in and SO proud of my work and business, all thanks to you!!

This is from Christina's first session ever vs a recent wedding she shot! We're so proud of her progress in just 2 years!! Well done!

Mikayla 

has upped her game:

"I can’t tell you how much your education has enhanced my shooting knowledge and my husbands, too! 

He is my second shooter and I taught him everything you’ve taught me and he has come so far! I was actually excited to edit when I didn’t have to spend 25 minutes on each image!"

"I love being able to

having vague concepts or ideas!"

take things and immediately put them into practice rather than

-Dakota

"Katelyn gives

-NEELY

EXAMPLES FROM HER PAST WORK TO SHOW US IT CAN BE DONE!"

"KATELYN WAS THE FIRST

-COURTNEY

SHE NEVER HID ANYTHING! "

PHOTOGRAPHY EDUCATOR TO ACTUALLY TELL ME HOW TO DO THINGS!

KNOW SOMEONE

TRYING TO PURSUE THEIR PASSION?

give the gift of education!

BUY FOR SOMEONE ELSE!

"I'm only 17 years old and my business has continued to grow more than I ever thought possible and I attribute a lot of that to you (katelyn) and the amazing content you offer!"

Enroll today for just $199!

4 weddings before even having my driver's license!

-Gianna

If you're a visual learner, this real-life, behind the scenes training was created just for you!

Create clients who can't help but rave about how you made them feel in front of your camera!

A 4-step educational preset process that will make Lightroom seem like a friend instead of a constant frustation.

The only thing you'll need as a beginner to kick start your photography journey.

The most popular, most transformational KJ Course of them all! Learn how to find great light in any location no matter how challenging!

The course that teaches photographers how to master Lightroom, find their unique style and transform their workflow!

Not only can artificial intelligence edit your images in minutes, it can now edit your work exactly the way KJ would if I was editing it myself!

Create polished, scroll-stopping images!  If you’re tired of “normal” and are ready to access the “Next Level”, this course was designed for you! 

KJ All Access

Sharpen your skills and learn from behind-the-scenes!

KJ consistency course

Bring consistency to your editing & style

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Find light in any location & bring life to your images

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