Photography In Focus

the most incredible course for beginner to intermediate photographers, that teaches you how to actually USE that beautiful camera of yours to take the photos you've been dreaming of.

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Are you the one?

Who is this life-changing program REALLY for...

You are a complete beginner, OR, you are using your camera, but don't truly understand what the buttons of your camera do or mean, and you can't get your camera to take the photos you SEE. 

  • You're ready to learn how your camera ACTUALLY works
  • You are excited to stop taking "blah" photos, and ready to take those photos that say "WOW"!
  • You are ready for photography to feel easy. You love it - and it shouldn't be hard.
  • You're looking for a place to learn that supports you, encourages you, and makes you feel like your questions are ALWAYS welcome.


The Course

In this 10 week program, you will be covering the 5 core and essential courses to learning photography, and feeling comfortable and confident in ANY situation. We're going to completely rock your photography world, turn it upside down, and help you to gain the knowledge and practice you need to be totally and utterly INCREDIBLE.

This course is perfectly paced and brilliantly spaced. With lots of learning, interacting, questioning and of course, practicing, the course has been balanced so that you're never alone, and only taking on the content you can manage. We believe that confidence is the key to not only creating talented photographers, but also happier people. Every day we work at building your skills, your creativity, your proficiency, AND your confidence. The transformation? You not only end up taking better photos, but you also feel more connected, calm, courageous and accomplished. Photography is one of the world's best art forms, and we can't wait to share it with you. It's time: 

Say goodbye to mediocre and hello to amazing. 

This 10 Week Course, Starting November 9th, 2023 Includes...

  • 10 Weeks of Online & Zoom learning.
  • 5 FULL Photography Courses, carefully paced over the 10 weeks, teaching you ALL of the foundations of how to use your camera and how to compose and capture exceptional photographs in any situation.
  • Comprehensive Course Notes for each and every course so that you don't need to take notes of your own!
  • Quick Reference Guides - designed to help you QUICKLY and EASILY find shortcuts to key photography concepts (like how to use ISO, how to take photos of subjects in motion, how to take photos at night etc).
  • Camera Guide for YOUR CAMERA. Yes, you will be able to download a copy of our Camera Guides for your specific camera. These short guides will help you quickly and easily navigate to the spot on your camera that you need to find for each exercise. Goodbye camera manuals! WOOHOO! 
  • Exclusive access to the LPC Team and their team to help trouble shoot your problems as you go.
  • Individualized support to help you reach YOUR photography goals.
  • Step-by-step instructional videos, weekly exercises, and course notes.
  • Weekly LIVE check-in sessions with David on Tuesdays from 11am - 12pm Mountain Time, and Wednesdays from 6pm - 7pm Mountain Time (all Zoom sessions are recorded, so if you can't make it, that's okay!). 
  • Dedicated and supportive community. You will be joining a closed Facebook Group where you will be sharing your weekly exercises for feedback. PLUS, we will break you out into smaller, Focus Groups, where you can chat and interact with other people in your cohort.
  • PLUS! You have LIFETIME ACCESS to all courses, course notes, and bonus materials! You can revisit this program AS MANY TIMES AS YOU NEED for as long as you need. Because you won't remember it all at once, and that's okay!


By the end of this program you will...

  • Finally be able to capture better photos with your camera, than your phone...
  • Step into your creative power and start telling stories rich with emotion and meaning.
  • Discover a world of connection and embrace the joy in having friends all over the world who share the same love and passion as you do.
  • Show up in the world with confidence, pride and the knowledge that you are a truly exceptional photographer and artist.
  •  Truly understand how your camera works, and use it to take photos with ease - so it never ends up collecting dust again.

But above all else,

you will discover that you have what it takes to capture amazing photos. Every time.

It's YOUR time to shine.



"I would say go for it; best investment ever!"

"I am an amateur photographer and years ago took lessons from local photographers in my city to learn basic photography! Years went by but I was unhappy with my pictures, always wondering why they were never crisp or sharp. A chance 5 day free lessons by Learn Photography company introduced me to Jana.

Jana’s amiable persona and her knowledge tugged me to the Photography In Focus course! This is by far one of the best photography courses I have taken! I thoroughly enjoy the weekly assignments! Lessons are lucid, videos are easy to follow with great examples, [and] I love that lessons are self paced and we get to do our assignments in our own environment! It’s not like in a boring class room, stuck with just one example to deal with and we are not in a place outdoors which we are not used to! With students from various cities, we learn from each other every week as everyone has a different perspective!

If you are on the fence of taking your photography from "meh" to "WOW", this is the course! You will not regret it!

 From learning how your camera functions to composition to lighting, it’s a comprehensive course! I would say go for it; best investment ever!"



The Modules

Over our 10 weeks together, we will be covering 5 full courses:

Module 1

Digital I Beginner Photography:

This is where we tick off the foundations so that you can pick up your camera and really get shooting with ease. Here we cover Aperture, Shutter Speed, ISO, the different modes of your camera (including Manual Mode), lens selection, composition and more! After this one course alone, you will be starting to see just how you can be best friends with your camera. With simple, hands on exercises you'll be taking incredible photos right away. 

What's inside
  • Section 1: Welcome
  • Section 2: How to Use This Training
  • Section 3: Why Use a DSLR?
  • Section 4: Camera Anatomy
  • Section 5: Aperture Part 1
  • Section 6: Aperture Part 2
  • Section 7: Depth of Field - Blurry Backgrounds
  • Section 8: Choosing Focus Points
  • Section 9: Shutter Speed Priority
  • Section 10: Full Manual Exposure
  • Section 11: ISO Sensitivity - Clear Photos in Dark Places
  • Section 12: White Balance
  • Section 13: Lens Distortion & Compression. Choosing the CORRECT Lens.
  • Section 14: Composition - Rule of Thirds
  • Section 15: Composition - Capturing Details
  • Section 16: Composition - Framing
  • Section 17: Composition - Leading Lines
  • Section 18: Wrapping Up
  • BONUS DOWNLOAD: Action Photography
  • BONUS DOWNLOAD: Children Photography
  • BONUS DOWNLOAD: Pet Photography
  • BONUS DOWNLOAD: Architecture Photography
  • BONUS DOWNLOAD: Capturing Beauty

Module 2

Motion & Light:

This is where we get creative, we learn how to take photos of things in motion, in motion AND in low light, and where we start to explore how LIGHT is the most important part of photography - and what we can do with it to create truly spectacular effects. Here we cover the 5 key steps to taking amazing action shots, we talk metering, exposure and what it takes to use incredibly interesting light situations to take your photos to a whole new level. In this course you'll be unleashing your creative side, and you will start to take photos you have never even dreamed of (yet!).

What's inside

Intro: Getting Started

  • Welcome
  • Warm Up Exercise

Section 1: Motion

  • Part 1: Understanding Motion
  • Part 2a: Freezing Motion
  • Part 2b: Freezing Motion
  • Part 3: Slower Motion
  • Part 4: Slow Motion

Section 2: Understanding Exposure

  • Part 1: What is Exposure?
  • Part 2: Understanding Metering
  • Part 3: A Better Way: Underexposing
  • Part 4: A Better Way: Overexposing

Section 3: Direction of Light

  • Part 1: Front & Side Light
  • Part 2: Back Light & Silhouetting
  • Part 3: Back Light & Sun Starring

Section 4: Exploring Composition

  • Part 1: Recap on Composition
  • Part 2: Details
  • Part 3: Tilting

Finish

  • Wrap Up

Module 3

Landscapes & Travel:

In this module we cover all things landscapes, from filters to panoramas, composition to wildlife, you'll finish module 3 with so many really exciting tools in your toolkit. PLUS we break down travel photography - from photographing in cities to take incredible street photos and portraits. This course will have you completely prepped for your next trip - to the mountains, seaside, city and more!

What's inside
  • Section 1: Welcome!
  • Section 2: Warm Up
  • Section 3: Depth of Field
  • Section 4a: Lens Selection (Wide)
  • Section 4b: Lens Selection (Zoom)
  • Section 5a: Composition
  • Section 5b: Composition
  • Section 6: Using Your Tripod
  • Section 7: HDR
  • Section 8: Panoramas
  • Section 9A: Filters
  • Section 9B: Filters
  • Section 10: Wildlife Photography
  • Section 11: Street Photography
  • Section 12: Travel Photography
  • Section 13: Finish

Module 4

People Photography:

In this module we cover all things portrait. Starting at the most important part - making people feel and look good! - we move on to posing, photographing groups, and taking incredible shots of kids. We move on to discuss how to use natural light to create different effects, and how to use a reflector to balance out interesting situations.  In this natural light portrait course you will discover how to make ANYONE and EVERYONE look beautiful.

What's inside
  • Section 1: Welcome!
  • Section 2: Introduction
  • Section 3a: Posing & Communication - Communication
  • Section 3b: Posing & Communication - Posing
  • Section 3c: Posing & Communication - Groups & Couples
  • Section 4a: Lenses - Depth of Field
  • Section 4b: Lenses - Lens Distortion & Compression
  • Section 5: Light Sources & Directional Light
  • Section 6a: Reflectors - Bouncing Light
  • Section 6b: Reflectors - Diffusing & Blocking Light
  • Section 7a: Composition Part A
  • Section 7b: Composition Part B
  • Section 8: Your Lens Buying Guide
  • Section 9: Finish

Module 5

Night Photography:

In this final module we cover all things LONG EXPOSURE. We teach you how to extend your time out so that you can capture truly unique and spectacular images - ones that make you think WOW, I DID THAT??!!! Learning how to photograph at night is one of the most important foundations for EVERY photographer and will set your world on FIRE. 

What's inside
  • Section 1: Intro
  • Section 2: Equipment
  • Section 3a: Using a Tripod
  • Section 3b: Using a Shutter Release
  • Section 3c: Using the Self Timer
  • Section 3d: Using Manual Focus
  • Section 4: The 7 Step Process
  • Section 5a: Light Starring
  • Section 5b: Zoom Lines
  • Section 5c: Zoom Lines - A Different Way
  • Section 6: Capturing Lightning
  • Section 7: Capturing Fireworks
  • Section 8: Using the Bulb Setting
  • Section 9: Hand Held Night Photography
  • Section 10: Composition at Night
  • Section 11: Finish


What they're saying...

"Would I recommend the Photography in Focus Course?  Absolutely 100%!  This program is amazing.  It is in depth, detailed and super well put together.  The instructors are personable, eager to help and so encouraging.  My skills and confidence have grown by leaps and bounds.  If you want to go from taking okay pictures to amazing photographs, this is the place to be."

Judy Rissling

"I joined the Course as I wish to go professional, honestly I was not expecting to learn a lot and especially in my 1st week. Wow! I got reminded very quickly how much of the basic information we forget to use. Every week I am challenged a little more and it is showing in my photography. Jana works to make sure we all are very good at the level we are at. In hindsight I am glad I am in this course as it is both challenging and can force you to step out of your comfort zone.

Catharina Clarke

"I can not speak highly enough about the PIF Course. The course material is presented in a clear and simple way that I can continue to review over and over again, but having access to Jana to answer questions weekly and help solidify the information has been the key to my learning. The feedback from both the LP team and my classmates has helped with my confidence and ability to get the shot I am trying to get. The Learn Photography team has taken me from an absolute beginner, afraid to pick up her camera, to someone who is excited each time I get to pull out my camera, take a picture and be so happy with the result. I only wish I had started sooner."  

Billie parsley-mitha



When you enroll, you'll get:

Photography in Focus Program

($2,997 Value)

Including...

  • 10 Weeks of Online & Zoom learning.
  • 5 FULL Photography Courses, carefully paced over the 10 weeks, teaching you ALL of the foundations of how to use your camera and how to compose and capture exceptional photographs in any situation.
  • Comprehensive Course Notes for each and every course so that you don't need to take notes of your own!
  • Quick Reference Guides - designed to help you QUICKLY and EASILY find shortcuts to key photography concepts (like how to use ISO, how to take photos of subjects in motion, how to take photos at night etc).
  • Camera Guide for YOUR CAMERA. Yes, you will be able to download a copy of our Camera Guides for your specific camera. These short guides will help you quickly and easily navigate to the spot on your camera that you need to find for each exercise. Goodbye camera manuals! WOOHOO! 
  • Exclusive access to LPC Team and their team to help trouble shoot your problems as you go.
  • Individualized support to help you reach YOUR photography goals.
  • Step-by-step instructional videos, weekly exercises, and course notes.
  • Weekly LIVE check-in sessions with David on Tuesdays from 11am - 12pm Mountain Time, and Wednesdays from 6pm - 7pm Mountain Time (all Zoom sessions are recorded, so if you can't make it, that's okay!).
  • Dedicated and supportive community. You will be joining a closed Facebook Group where you will be sharing your weekly exercises for feedback. PLUS, we will break you out into smaller, Focus Groups, where you can chat and interact with other people in your cohort.
  • PLUS! You have LIFETIME ACCESS to all courses, course notes, and bonus materials! You can revisit this program AS MANY TIMES AS YOU NEED for as long as you need. Because you won't remember it all at once, and that's okay!

Plus These Exclusive Bonuses!

Your Digital Signature 

($497 Value)

So you're getting ready to share your work with the world. This bonus is the one for you! Our "Your Digital Signature" bonus is where we create the most beautiful UNIQUE digital signature - JUST FOR YOU, and show you how to add it to all of your images. Now, your photos are protected, AND you get to show your beautiful creativity and images off to the world!

The COMPLETE Lightroom Photo-Editing Course

($497 Value)

Okay team, you've got the photography skills, but now it's time to dive into the editing piece. With our BONUS Lightroom Photo-Editing Course, you will be give ALL of the tools to the organizing and editing kingdom. You will have LIFETIME access to this course, plus Course Notes, Quick Reference Guides and more. This program is the ins-and-outs of organizing and editing in the Adobe Lightroom software, and you're going to LOVE it. 

It's time to finally organize your photos, so that you can find them - AND learn how to turn an already beautiful shot into a seriously WOW one. 

YOU. WANT. THIS.

30 Day "Find-Your-Style" Challenge

($997 Value)

When someone looks at your images, you want them to think "WOW, I know who took that shot". THIS is what it means to "develop your style". As a photographer, it's one of the most satisfying experiences to be able to feel confident and comfortable in your own style, and know that you can recreate that style in any photography situation. 

Our 30 Day "Find-Your-Style" Challenge is all about walking you through the key steps to discovering YOUR style, and giving you the direction to build that style. This Challenge takes place once per year, and is an EPIC event to help you grow, mature, and discover who YOU are as a photographer. It's your chance to put your new-found photography skills into practice! 

PLUS:

For the first 10 people to register


Become A PUBLISHED Photographer

($1997 Value)

Okay, this one is BIG. 

When you're ready, we're going to put your photography out there. EVERYWHERE. Learn Photography Company reaches almost 30,000 people (maybe 30,001 by the time you're ready ;)), and we want to put YOUR Photography on showcase.

As part of this, you will receive featured placement on our social media sites (including Facebook & Instagram), exclusive emailings, and possibly even a featured blog post. It will be an extravaganza of YOU. When you feel ready. 

This is an epic opportunity, and not one to be missed...

(And it's only for the first 10 people to register - so get your butts on board before time runs out).

TOTAL VALUE:

Over $7000!!

All yours, for a one time payment of $497



Enroll in Photography In Focus Today



Plus You'll be Backed by a Risk-Free 7 Day Guarantee


Photography In Focus is the most comprehensive and creative photography course for all types of photographers beginning their journey who are excited about the possibilities and committed to investing in their passion.


Our community is uniquely comprised of the most helpful, supportive, and accepting photographers from a variety of backgrounds and specialties. At the end of the first week, you will have completed our Digital I - Beginner Photography and experienced the teaching and learning style of the course.


If you feel that it is not a fit for you, you will get a full refund. Guaranteed.



Burning Q's your fellow photographers asked
before joining the class...

I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed by the amount of content and work required for this course. Are you sure I can do this?

You absolutely can! Whether you're just beginning or have an idea of the basics, this course is specifically designed to teach you in a natural progression. You also have plenty of time to learn your skills and practice them. You will become a confident and capable photographer after you complete this course, and we are here to guide you through it. You'll have more support than you could ask for! We are so excited to have you.

 

What do I need to take this course?

You'll need...

  • A computer
  • A camera (any camera with a MANUAL mode - mirrorless or bridge cameras are fine)
  • A sense of adventure

You could use (but absolutely do not need)...

  • A tripod
  • Filters
  • A reflector

If this is total gibberish to you, don't worry! It's not necessary and we will teach you all about it.

Can I ask questions and get support outside of check-in hours?

Of course you can! Your instructor will be available via email throughout the duration of your course. If you get stuck, need advice, or are struggling with a concept, reach out to your instructor at any time.

 

I'm considering becoming a professional, but I'm not sure just yet... Is this the right path for me?

ABSOLUTELY! This course is the perfect way to find out if photography is the career path / side job you're looking for. The best part? Even if you decide you don't want to be a professional photographer, you will leave this class an exceptional photographer, ready to take truly beautiful photos of whatever you want, whenever you want them.

If you decide you're keep to become a pro, this Course provides you with the foundations you need to be comfortable and confident in any situation. PLUS, it leads perfectly into our Photography Mastery Program, a 6 month project-based Program designed to help you hit your photography dreams (and become a certified professional photographer if that's where you want to go!).

When does the course start?

Your first day will be July 3rd! This is when your first week of content will be released. Your first Check In time will be: from 11am - 12pm Mountain Time on Tuesday, June 27th or 6 - 7pm Mountain Time on Wednesday, June 28th.  

When are our live check-ins?

You are invited to join our weekly Check In sessions with David. These are all recorded, and posted on your closed Facebook group, so you can come back and watch them again (and again, and again). Your check in time is:

Tuesdays from 11am - 12pm Mountain Time and/or Wednesdays from 6 - 7pm Mountain Time with David, starting the week of July 3rd

Please note: this time may change depending on our students' availability, and number of students enrolled.

How long will I have access to the course once I've completed it?

You will have access to the course forever! Once you complete it, you can go back at any time to review the material (whether it's tomorrow, the next year, or the next decade). 

 

How much time should I set aside for this course?

You should spend about 2-3 hours each week on your course. That includes a 1 hour live check-in, 0.5-1 hour to review content, and 0.5-1 hour of practice with your camera. Of course, you can always do more or less as you please!

 












Still "thinking about it" ?

You should give Photography in Focus a 7 day risk-free shot if you're ready to....

Give yourself the opportunity to be truly brilliant...      
(like... incredibly accomplished...)

Whether you're ready for something new and getting back into your favourite hobby, isn't it time to say yes to yourself for a change? You deserve an investment into you now.

More importantly, you're tired of putting off the things you love for obligations and stressors. There has literally never been a better time for pursuing your passion than right now.

That's why you're motivated beyond measure to invest your time and your energy into something you truly love deep in your soul that will dramatically improve your life for the better.


You can do this - it's time to show the world just how brilliant you truly are!



Enroll in Photography In Focus Today



We can't wait to guide you over the next 10 weeks...

Jana is the owner of Learn Photography Company. She has been behind a camera for over 15 years, photographing her travels, photographing professionally, and more recently, photographing her family of little ones. The mother of two adorable kiddos (who you’ve seen on this site many times!), she is proud to say that all of the images you see here are hers and her husband's.


She believes that Learn Photography Company should be a safe place for beginners to explore without pressure, a place where students always feel supported, and where students can ask any and all questions they may have. She believes in providing exceptional customer service and wants every student to join the LPC family. 

David Benjatschek is a professional photographer with Windows 2 the Soul Photography.  His journey started 20 years ago when he met a beautiful woman who happened to carry a camera.  His unofficial proposal to Donna, his wife of now 18 years, was the purchase of a Nikon F65 SLR camera at London Drugs.  Since then he's had two daughters with Donna, obtained his photography diploma through S.A.I.T.,  shot family & weddings with his wife and branched out to do commercial shoots for companies like Shell Canada, Onsite Equipment & Coldfront.  Since 2008 he has shot and created the Wowtrucks Calendar which is Canada's Big Rig Calendar celebrating the story of 13 professional truckers from coast to coast.  People and relationship are at the centre of anything David does.

So his enjoyment of teaching photography naturally comes from the joy it can bring students as they are empowered to capture beautiful images of all life's moments/people/places & things.   David brings a genuine heart to help people to the workshops he teaches and loves to make things that may seem complex become simple.

David Benjatschek

www.davidbenjatschek.com