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Photography Education

I’m thrilled to now offer photography courses.  There are three different options for different skill sets – you don’t have to know how to shoot manual already, or even know what the little “A” is on your camera. I’ll meet you where you are and help you get to where you want to be.  The three course options are below.  Contact me at holly@hollygardner.com for pricing and scheduling info!

Mentoring Sessions

Mentoring sessions for photographers are available in-person or via Skype and are completely customized to meet your needs.  Some potential topics include: shooting in manual, lighting, composition, post-production, workflow, blogging, portfolio reviews, blogging, album design…  Anything is on the table!

Mastering Manual

Mastering Manual is a more in-depth course for those looking to dig deeper into photography and learn how to master shooting in manual. This is a complete six week course for you and up to two of your friends that will cover proper exposure, finding the light, lens selection, and much more. Sessions last two hours each and include hands-on practice and weekly assignments. The goal of this course is to instill a love for photography and help you feel comfortable shooting in manual mode.


Looking to take better pictures of your kids?  This class is for you! I’ll help you get comfortable using your own camera to document every day moments.  Some of the topics include: finding the best light in every situation, selecting the proper camera mode, choosing the right lens, capturing authentic moments, and much more!


“Holly was amazing to work with and I feel so lucky to have had her capture our wedding day!! She was always a pleasure to talk to, very professional, and answered all of my questions! Our photos have turned out beautiful, better then I ever imagined! Her work is perfect, and you know she has a true passion for what she does! “


“Some of the many amazing things about Holly:
– You know you can count on her to handle all things photography-related. 
– She is fun to be around and a pleasure to spend the day with.
– She takes beautiful photos.”


“Holly is amazing. It’s like if your best friend was the most talented photographer you had ever met decided to work your wedding. She asked all the right questions to understand what photos we were looking for, and still somehow took photos we didn’t even know we wanted.”