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The perfect place for beginners to get started and a great review for the more advanced hobbyist. Finally, understand your camera's settings. You will never want to shoot in "Auto" mode again! 

This is a 60 minute digital download version of my very popular F-Stops + Shutter Speeds 101 photo tour. I walk you through the exact lesson and presentation I give on my photo tour in downtown Portland. The download also includes photo challenges for practicing your new skills.  I have taught basic photography to thousands of students. Read the reviews!
After downloading the lesson, I provide ongoing support for participants in their photographic journey with the Portland Photo Tour Forum, a closed Facebook group and community where photo tour participants can take part in monthly assignments, receive image feedback, ask questions, share tips, get inspired or post photos for fun. Just visit our Facebook group and submit a request to join after your lesson!

The digital download option is perfect for those who live out of town or can't attend the photo tour at the times being offered. It is also a great refresher for those for have already taken F-Stops and Shutter Speeds 101!


Basic camera settings

Exposure triangle

Aperture priority mode (no more auto!)

White balance

Center point focusing

Exposure compensation

Composition + perspective

Photography challenges 


DSLR, mirrorless or bridge camera

Wide angle and/or standard lens

Want to purchase the digital download as a gift? Just purchase a $49 gift certificate and have the recipient contact me at with the redemption code.
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