Foundations of Photography

Whether Your Goal Is Better Photographing Your Children, Marketing Your Business, or Becoming A Pro, This Is Where You Can Start Your Journey

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"Prior to taking this course, I was completely lost when it came to photography. To say that I was a beginner would be an understatement! But the course broke down the basics in an easy to understand way, and even gave me the confidence to shoot in manual mode. Talk about a big difference! Today I take photos nearly everyday for my business, and, thanks to Chrystal, my fear of photography has turned into a passion. "

- Allie, Founder, Allie Chenille (Textile Art & Jewelry) & Co-Founder, @punchneedlegang


Your first good camera can be intimidating and we know it! Students will walk away from this course with the ability to take professional looking images (consistently). This is a great course for social media creators/biz owners, parents looking to photograph their children better, or aspiring professional photographers.


  • 5 Weeks of Substantive, Self-Paced Lessons
  • 3 "Cheat Sheet" Graphics to Help You Remember Main Lesson Points On The Go
  • Free Support Group/Forum Membership for Ongoing Support
  • Weekly Challenges & Individual Instructor Feedback (Full Course Students)

Your Instructor


Hello! I'm Chrystal, I'm a professional photographer of 10 years, specializing in children and brands - as well as teaching parents and businesses owners how to take their own remarkable photos. I also help new photographers start their own businesses.

Hiring a professional to do your photos is great when you have the budget but there's so much you can do on your own for your business or your family. I love empowering others and am excited to help you achieve your photography goals!


Course Curriculum

"Chrystal has phenomenal camera skills! Along with her calm, warm and inviting demeanor, Chrystal is extremely patient but a surgeon behind the lens. I’ve been able to utilize the content from her introductory course several years ago at present. Her passion and talent for photography is seen through her own work and those whom she dedicates her time to."

- Dexter, Father & Hobbyist Photographer

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is this course for?
People who want to be able to create professional looking images without hiring someone. Parents, Business Owners/Influencers, Aspiring Photographers. People who have purchased a "good camera" but it collects dust because phone photos come out better.
When does the course start and finish?
You can enroll and start at anytime - the lectures are added weekly. Feedback on your assignments will only be provided within the due date time frames, however (with purchase of full study course).
How long do I have access to the material?
After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any devices you own.
Are refunds available? What if I am not happy with the purchase?
We would never want you to be unhappy! But if you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 7 days and we will give you a full refund.
What camera equipment do I need?
Required for this course is: a DSLR or Mirrorless (Interchangeable Lens) Camera. Strongly Recommended: 50mm or 35mm Prime Lens (f/1.8 or 1.4). Email us at [email protected] if you have any questions about this.

"Not only is Chrystal the most talented photographer I’ve had the pleasure of knowing, but she also has a gift for sharing the practical knowledge and mechanics in a way that make sense, even to someone who is a complete beginner. I came away from her class knowing how to actually put my camera to use and the skills I learned were invaluable for capturing my kiddos on camera to preserve our memories for the future!"

- Shannon, Founder, The Hip Home Life

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