How To Shoot Photography – 102

It’s Photography 102 launch day over at!

Last March, the guys introduced Photography 101, and they’ve had such a blast connecting with folks through their site over the past year!


While Photography 101 was primarily about learning to shoot in manual mode, Photography 102 is about the things that “changed the game” for Josh and Kevin, and took their photography to a whole new level. Here’s a short overview video that shows all the different topics they cover in Photography 102 (email subscribers will have to click over to to watch):

Some of my favorite “aha!” moments happen during the flash photography section:

If you’ve always wondered how to handle pesky, blown-out windows, and how to use a flash to take naturally lit-looking photos of not-so-naturally-lit places and people, you will definitely dig that section, too!

I also loved going on-location with the guys during the portrait section.

Josh walks the viewer through his entire thought-process when it comes to photographing folks in the field, and it’s awesome to have access to all of his expertise packaged up forever in that way!

The post processing section was probably the biggest game changer for me. Shooting in Raw, and learning how to adjust my Raw files (even the ones I thought weren’t salvageable!) made all the difference in the world, and Josh and Kev break everything down in simple terms that are easy to understand and apply. This is the stuff that brings your images to life!

The guys also created 40 different Adobe Camera Raw presets that are included with the class so that if you don’t feel like moving controls to enhance your photos, you can just click one button and the preset will do it for you! Here are a few of the presets that come with the class…

So if you took Photography 101, and you’re ready to learn some more of Kevin and Josh’s photography tips and tricks, click on the banner below to hop on over to! (And thanks in advance for hoppin’!)

And speaking of photography, I’m off to shoot some pics of another update we made to the sunroom this past weekend. It was a bear to put up, but we’re thrilled with the final result! Be back soon with a post all about it!

PS- I forgot to mention that you can get Photography 101 AND 102 for a discounted rate of $99. They’re regularly $69 each, but the $99 price will be permanent for those who are interested in buying them both. :-)

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  1. says

    Oh my goodness! The first course was amazing…and made everything so easy to understand. I will definitely want to do this one…now I just have to find some time blocked out for it. You guys are wonderful!

  2. Kim says

    I sure hope I get my DSLR camera one of these days! When I do, I am so coming back to buy both sessions. Why reinvent the wheel learning it when your guys have made it so easy? Can’t wait!

  3. Kristen Lenca says

    Since my comment about Photography 101 is posted, the Type-A English nerd in me MUST point out that I meant “excited” not “xcited” (okay…I feel better now). And now I am just as “excited” to pop on over to SFS and purchase Photography 102 :-)

  4. Amy says

    You and Kevin are inspirational-finding and developing a passion! I love it and am signing up!

  5. says

    Thanks for the heads up Layla! I took photography 101 and LOVED it! I even ended up using one of my own pictures for our Christmas card-proud moment! :) Can’t wait to sign up for 102. Keep up the great work shootflyshoot team!

  6. says

    EEK! I’m so excited!! I actually haven’t finished 101 yet… need to get on that! We’re painting our kitchen cabinets right now, and I need to gear up to take the after shots! :) Definitely will be purchasing 102! YAY!

    • says

      Just got it! Just started watching it, and I’m already having a-ha moments! Chip sizes… who knew!? Now I do! :) Tell the guys THANK YOU!!!

  7. says

    I am so taking these classes the second I get my “big girl” camera! I could listen to Kevin talk all day long. 😀
    Oh, and I’d love to learn better photography, too! ha!
    xo Heidi

  8. Kim A says

    I have Photography 101 and Photoshop Elements 101. So far I have gone thru the whole Photog 101, but since I am, right now anyway, an occasional photo taker, I can’t seem to remember all the info. Was wondering if can download he videos to my iPad. That way when I am away from my computer and have a question, I can use my iPad to go over the section needed. I downloaded the PDF at the end of Photog 101 to my Kindle and now can open it up on my iPad and find that most helpful too.

    • Layla says

      Hi Kim!
      Since the videos are all hosted on, you can watch them on anything with an Internet connection! :-)

  9. Toni C. says

    I promised myself that this is the year I invest in my passion. I am SO getting the “bundle”!!! Thank you!!

  10. says

    Hi! I’m new to your site. Learning to take better photographs is something I promised myself I would do this year. This looks like such a great price for just the info I’ve been looking for. Thanks for share the Shoot Fly Shoot info! Definitely going to sign up!

  11. says

    I’ve long wanted to take my photos to the next level — I travel a lot (full time) and bought a camera that goes fully manual, and though I’ve navigated the small ins and outs and learned by doing over the past two years, I would love to start shooting in raw and manual mode full time (when I get frustrated I switch to auto). I’ve put this on my list so perhaps my parents will gift it to me for my birthday! :)