For a very long time people have been asking me if I’ll ever release an online photography course! I may not be the best photographer in the world but I know what it’s like to be a beginner and I know how to teach well, without overwhelming people. So at last I did it!

And I’d love to share some free highlights with you! I’ll put the link to the sales video up at the end of my story, if you want to learn more. :)

👈🏻 That’s me! I used to be a chef until I downloaded Instagram and fell in love with photography. After teaching myself the basics I went on to grow an amazing Instagram account and 5 years ago I quit my job to be a full time travel Instagrammer, Australia’s 1st! (@laurenepbath)

I travel all over the world on tourism campaigns and I meet so many people who tell me about their issues with learning the technical side of photography.

You know; what do all the buttons do, why does my flash keep popping up, what’s an f-stop, why can’t I take photos of the moon, why does the sky go white, why don’t my sunset photos look like the sunset, what’s focal length, what’s a histogram etc etc etc

Get Camera Confident

So my course is 16 modules long, you can do it at your own pace and access the content forever and it teaches all the really basic stuff that true beginners struggle with. 📸

Modules 1 & 2

In module 1 I teach you what equipment you need to achieve most creative shots and in module 2 we locate and practice finding all the important settings.

Module 3

Module 3 is dedicated to lenses! What the numbers on your lens mean (focal length) and which focal lengths to use for which subjects. 💁🏼‍♀️

Module 4

Module 4 is all about focus points and the importance of switching over to a single focus point for full creative control of your images!

Module 5

Module 5 is one of my favorite modules, talking all things aperture! Aperture is measured in “f-stops” or “f-numbers”.

Did you know that a small f number, like f4 for example, is perfect for creating creative blur in your shots. That’s where the subject is in focus but the background is blurry. On the other hand, landscape images look better when they’re focused throughout the image and a larger f number, like f11, will create more focus throughout the image?

The amount of the image in focus is referred to as Depth of Field. This photo has a shallow depth of field (blurred background) by using a small f number.

Module 6

Module 6 is dedicated to shutter speed. When to use fast shutter speeds and when to use slow shutter speeds!

I use fast shutter speeds to freeze motion! Fast shutter speeds are perfect for sports, photographing the kids (basically sports, 😂😂) and freezing any movement at all. I use slow shutter speeds to blur movement over time. The bottom image on the previous page is a long shutter speed to create gorgeous car trails on the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Module 7

Module 7 is about ISO, basically the digital camera equivalent of film “grain”. Can you see that this image and the previous one look speckled?

A low ISO, like ISO 100, creates very little (to no) digital noise. A high ISO, and how high depends on your camera, can lead to visible and ugly digital noise. See the bottom image on the previous page.

Module 8

The Exposure Triangle! Module 8 finally starts to explore the relationship between aperture, shutter speed and ISO!

Module 9

Module 9 explains how semi automatic shooting modes work on your camera and outlines the process of shooting in aperture priority mode!

Module 10

Module 10 is another fave! Metering! I.e. how your camera reads light and figures out what to do with it. Here’s some practical applications ...

Ever wondered why dark shots end up overexposed? Why your attempts at photographing the moon look like crap and why sunrise doesn’t look like sunrise? All of these common photography issues come down to your cameras light meter being super confused, because it’s a camera and not a human. Lol

Modules 11, 12 and 13

Module 11: Exposure compensation Module 12: Manual mode Module 13: The histogram

Modules 11,12 and 13 cover some more advanced techniques like learning to shoot in manual mode, reading the light meter, reading the histogram and more! Basically this is where all of the previous modules have been leading! By the end of these, you’ll be shooting manual like a pro!

Module 14

Module 14 is a super fun module with some common compositional techniques discussed!

Module 15

Finally, module 15 gives the settings to some of my favorite images before we head out to practice in the field in module 16! 😍😍 🙌🏻

If you want to know how to photograph absolutely everything then check it out. 😘😘


  • laurenepbath

    @Steller thanks guys :)

  • chertanner

    Wow u got this down!!!! Kudos 👏🏼

  • tanfromaus

    If I hadn't already bought it, Lauren, I would buy it after reading this! Can't wait to get into it!

  • laurenepbath

    @chertanner haha, thanks :)

  • laurenepbath

    @tanfromaus thanks Tan! Can’t believe you found this here 😍😍

  • annafotoohi

    This is great!!! Thanks!!!

  • havwoods

    Hi Laurence. Great stuff. Very good photography. Unbelievable that i did not follow you any sooner. I use Steller for helping my business partners selling our wooden floors. No more, no less. Instagram does not allow making stories in depth neither it allows group stories in comprehensible collections. More, Instagram stories are not easy to change or rectify. Also i do not bother about my number of followers so therefore i have many accounts some as secret as possible.

  • havwoods

    Every time i travel i feel sad for the planet. and both my kids, 30 years younger than myself. Therefore i am a strong believer that those that do travel should share their experience so others can travel while staking at home and enjoying the planet without waisting it.

  • havwoods

    Therefore the experience we generate digitally should be great. You are a long way ahead to myself in getting there. Hope one day your stories are that great that i do NOT drive to Paris, London, Amsterdam, Koln. Then you deserve a Nobel Prize. Keep up the good part.