Mastering your camera's manual mode is the FIRST step to becoming a legit photographer. 

Give me a week & you'll walk away a legit photographer booking paying clients. 

Let's make some money!

Imagine feeling confident and fully understanding your camera and the fundamentals of photography

This course will leave you with practical skills that you can begin practicing immediately. I will break down the fundamentals of photography in terms that everyone can understand. 

By the end of the course you will:


Understand your camera fully including what settings to change and why!


Know exactly where to place your subjects in relation to lighting and composition.


Edit like a pro using Lightroom while having a system for exporting your images. 

You take your camera out to practice...

...and get frustrated by

  • Not understanding what camera settings need to be adjusted in order to get a brighter or darker image.
  • Your photos keep turning out grainy.
  • The people you are photographing are blurry.
  • Not being able to get the photo in focus.
  • You don't know where to place your subjects in relation to light. 
  • Lightroom - there are too many moving pieces that you close the app and walk away.

Here's the truth

It doesn't have to be this way

I will break down the complicated terms in a way that anyone can understand. I separate the fundamentals into bite sized lessons so that you can focus on one skill at a time. No more endless YouTube videos or blog posts that tell you contradicting information. 


"In this course, Nicole not only explains each concept, but shows you with examples of how to make the appropriate adjustments for your photo. After this course, I started feeling happy with my work and able to offer sessions confidently. "

- Keyton

The Photographer Formula -
A Beginner's Guide

A beginner's resource to learning the ins and outs of your camera, what all of the settings do and when they need to be adjusted, the fundamentals of photography, editing your images like a pro using Adobe Lightroom and having a system for exporting your images in a high quality format. 

Here's what you will get from the course:

5+ Hours of Teaching

I will teach you over 25 modules of jam packed material to get you confident in your photography skills. 

50+ Page Workbook

This comprehensive workbook is perfect for those who learn by reading/writing.

Private Community

You will be part of a private Facebook group where you can connect with other students and have the ability to ask questions within the group. 


You will all get my 10 Poses in 10 minutes PDF Guide, Lightroom Basic Preset, and 5 Steps to the Perfect Photo PDF. 

Here's what you'll learn

Leaving you feeling confident with your camera

Module 1

Camera Settings

In this module, we will go over image quality and settings, white balance, auto focus, magnification, and custom controls. 

Module 2


In this module, we will dive into manual mode, exposure basics, aperture, ISO, shutter speed, and how they all affect each other. 

Module 3


I will walk you through how to nail your focus with each shot and how to ensure large groups and moving subjects remain in focus. 

Module 4

Depth of Field

In this module, we will dive into the concept of depth of field. This is super important when wanting to create those creamy and dreamy photos with a blurry background. 

Module 5


This module is so dang important. When trying to build confidence, understanding how light will effect your image is key to that confidence and this module will give you just that. 

Module 6


Composition is a concept that will take average photos and transform them into scroll stopping images. In this module, we will learn about 4 different composition rules. 

Module 7

Lightroom Editing

The last module, I will explain Lightroom, how to import and export your photos, a breakdown of the develop module, and editing basics. 

How does this sound?

Your life after taking this course...

  • Feeling excited to take your camera out and take photos.
  • Feeling confident taking photos for others.
  • Taking this hobby into a side hustle where you can make anywhere from 5k-50k extra per year.
  • People see your photos on social media and begin asking if you will take their photos.
  • Family and friends are all talking about how amazing your photos are.

amanda raved about:

"In this course, Nicole not only explains each setting in a clear and easy to follow way, but she guides you through the thought process needed to make those crucial decisions about your settings on the spot."

Kaitlyn achieved these amazing results:

"Whether you’re a true beginner or someone like me who is relatively comfortable using their camera, you will get so much value from this course. "

Ready to achieve your goal? :

Pay the one time price of


Regularly $497

  • 5+ hours of fundamental content 
  • 25+ lessons on manual shooting, exposure, and editing 
  • Workbook to help reinforce each lesson 
  • Private Facebook community ($97) 
  • Access to me within the Facebook group ($397)

And there is more!

When you enroll, you'll also get these awesome bonuses:

Bonus #1

5 Steps to a Perfect Photo ($97) free

If you need a quick reminder on the 5 steps to a perfect photo, print this PDF and bring it with you on your next shoot.

Bonus #2

10 Poses in 10 Minutes PDF Guide ($127) free

Once you begin photographing others, stress can set in when having to pose them. This PDF will guide you through 10 poses you can use in 10 minutes for a ton of variety. 

Bonus #3

How to Price Your Services ($97) free

If you are looking into charging for your photography services, this workbook will guide you through how to price yourself appropriately. 

Meet your teacher

Hi, I'm Nicole


I am a wife and mother with a passion for photography and all things business. My full-time career is as a Radiation Therapist, administrating radiation to cancer patients. 

I started my photography journey back in 2013. It began as a hobby that very quickly developed into a business, booking 11 weddings my very first year. 

I have trained under some of the best photographers in the world and would not be where I am today without their guidance and mentorship. 

But it wasn't always this way...


For a solid year, I studied photography books, watched way too many YouTube videos, read blog posts and shot for free for whoever was willing to give me their time. 

I can tell you, it was not easy. Online courses weren't nearly as accessible as they are now and I struggled to find reputable information online. That is why I am so passionate about teaching, because I don't want you to have to go through what I did. 

This is possible for you too.

Begin with the basics and then your photography journey will be whatever you want to make it.


Join The Photographer Formula -  A Beginner's Guide

Click the enrolment button and follow the checkout steps. In minutes, you'll get an email with your login details.


Dive in and take action

Dive into the content and take action. Can’t start right away? It's okay, you have lifetime access to the course. It is self-paced and available for replay. 


Reach your goal

Finally feel confident taking photos with your camera by understanding the concepts of exposure, focus, depth of field, lighting, composition and editing within Adobe Lightroom. 


My money-back guarantee

Try my program for 48 hours, risk-free

The internet can be a scary place and maybe you are a little hesitant in investing your hard earned money into a digital course when you're not sure if it's going to deliver. I get it! 

I stand behind my program and many students have excelled after taking my course. 

That's why I'm offering a 48-hour, 100% money-back guarantee. 

Dive right into the course, and if you are not blown away by the quality of the content, contact me within 48 hours of your purchase and we will completely refund your money. 

This is for you if:

  • You have a DSLR or mirrorless camera. 
  • You want to learn how to take properly exposed photos. 
  • You want to feel confident with your camera.
  • You want to understand why your photos are turning out grainy or out of focus. 
  • You want to be able to create those creamy, dreamy, blurred background images. 
  • You want to understand lighting and where to place your subjects to create scroll stopping images. 
  • You want to learn how to edit using Lightroom.  

This is not for you if:

  • You just take photos on your mobile phone. 
  • You don't want to put in the effort to learn. 
  • You prefer to continue shooting on automatic mode and creating only mediocre images.  

Tiffany learned what needed to be done to succeed:

"After going through the course, I know exactly where my settings should be and WHY! I have been practicing, while following the framework of the course, and already see a massive improvement in my photos."

Jane started charging for sessions:

"I joined this course because I wanted to better understand my camera and what settings needed to be adjusted in order to get a good photo. I would definitely recommend this course!"

Are you ready to make the switch from automatic to manual mode and feel confident with your camera?



Frequently Asked Questions

Real talk, my friend

You've made it this far down the page so you are seriously thinking things through.


You've spent big money on your camera and you rarely use it because your photos aren't coming out how you want them to. You get frustrated when you don't know what to do and either switch it back to auto mode or put it away all together and grab your phone.  

Here's what's waiting for you on the other side:

  • Confidence with your camera.
  • Not being scared of manual mode.
  • Understanding what settings you need to change to fix the problem.
  • Edit your photos and share them on social media. 
  • Friends and family asking you to photograph them! 
Ready to achieve your goal? 

One time price of


Regularly $497

  • 5+ hours of fundamental content 
  • 25+ lessons on manual shooting, exposure, focus, depth of field, lighting, composition and editing 
  • Workbook to help reinforce each lesson 
  • Private Facebook community ($97) 
  • Access to me within the Facebook group ($397)