It’s time to stop shooting (and living) in auto mode.

Discover a new lens of life in this unique photography course.

The Storyteller’s Journey is your step-by-step guide to creating and capturing visual stories that are full of real passion and purpose. No matter what kind of photography you love, this course will show you how to easily and quickly take control of your camera, build your creative confidence, and literally see and experience your life through a whole new lens.

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Here's What You'll Learn

Plus so much more!

  • Learn the 3 MOST IMPORTANT Settings that create proper exposure.

  • Know the buttons on YOUR camera and which ones to ignore.

  • Understand the fundamentals of light, motion, and focus. points can be shorter or longer depending on your needs

  • Learn how to freeze and show movement in a scene.

  • Learn how to show Depth of Field and focus to create a story.

Course Curriculum

It’s time to stop shooting (and living) in auto mode.

  • 1

    What Is The Storyteller's Journey?

    • A Sneak Peek Inside The Storyteller's Journey And Why You Should Join

      FREE PREVIEW
    • All You Need To Know To Begin Your Journey

    • Storyteller's Journey Pre-Course Survey

    • The Storyteller's Journey Live Launch Party

    • How To Access Live Classes: Course Instructional Video

    • Our Mission: What Does It Mean To Live Wonderful?

    • READ: This Is Our Most Powerful Creative Key

    • Download The Photo Field Guide (aka Cheat Sheet!)

    • Recording of Live Launch Party

  • 2

    Why do I feel inspired to capture this STORY?

    • Meet Your Storytelling Guide: Danielle Hanusek

    • #1 The Most Important Step In Photography - WHY?

    • The First BIG Secret To Photography

    • WRITE: Start Creating Your Stories

    • READ: Expand Your Self-Awareness Through Photography

    • Weekly Live Demo with Danielle Hanusek

    • Replay of Live Demo #1: What's Your WHY?

  • 3

    Get Off Auto Mode Forever!

    • Auto vs. Manual - What’s The Difference and Why Does It Matter?

    • How Does Your Camera Work To Capture An Image?

    • What is a DSLR Camera and What is a Mirrorless Camera?

    • How Do You Change The Settings: ISO, Shutter Speed, and Aperture?

      FREE PREVIEW
    • Your New Best Friend: The Light Meter

    • Prepare and Practice Using The Viewfinder

    • How To Hold And Operate The Camera Like A Pro

    • The Importance of Pressing Halfway Down

    • What is the Diopter?

    • SHOOT: Practice Manual Mode For the First Time

    • Download The Presentation Slides for Module 3

    • Assignment #1: Submit a photo you have taken using manual mode

    • Weekly Live Demo with Danielle Hanusek

  • 4

    What kind of LIGHT is in my story?

    • What is ISO?

    • Visual Stories At Every ISO

    • Practice ISO: Emphasize Your Story

    • Assignment #2 Part 1: Submit a photo using ISO in a bright area

    • Download The Presentation Slides for Module 4

    • Assignment #2 Part 2: Submit a photo using ISO in a dark area

  • 5

    How much MOTION is in my story?

    • What is Shutter Speed?

    • What Is Camera Shake And How To Avoid It?

    • Visual Stories At Every Shutter Speed

    • Adapting Your Shutter Speed To Your Story

    • Practice Shutter Speed: Emphasize Your Story

    • Assignment #3 Submit a photo using shutter speed

    • Download The Presentation Slides for Module 5

  • 6

    Who is in FOCUS in my story?

    • What is Aperture?

    • Understanding What Your Lens Sees

    • Visual Stories At Every Aperture

    • Practice Aperture: Emphasize Your Story

    • Storytelling Tips: Framing Your Subject

    • How To Control Your Focal Points

    • Download The Presentation Slides for Module 6

    • Assignment #4: Submit a photo using aperture

    • Weekly Live Demo with Danielle Hanusek

    • Weekly Live Demo Replay: The Big 3 Settings

  • 7

    Bonus Class 1: Organize + Edit with Adobe Lightroom

    • Bonus Class 1: Lightroom Photo Editing and Organization

    • Photo Organizing and Editing with Adobe Lightroom: Video Replay

    • Lightroom Resources

  • 8

    Where can I be CREATIVE in my story?

    • What Is The Golden Rule Of Composition?

    • Discovering Additional Compositional Tips

    • Download The Presentation Slides for Module 7

    • Download the Live Wonderful Top 10 Photo Tips E-Book

    • Weekly Live Demo with Danielle Hanusek

    • Mid-Course Progress Survey

    • Download: Brand Storytelling For Your Photography Business PDF

  • 9

    BONUS Class 2: Brand Storytelling To Start Your Photography Business

    • BONUS Class 2: Brand Storytelling For Your Photography Business

    • Replay: Brand Storytelling For Your Photo Business

    • Bonus Resource: Brand Story Worksheet For Marketing Your Business

  • 10

    DISCOVER YOUR CREATIVE STYLE

    • Review The 5 Steps To Photo Success

    • Top Tips To Skyrocket Your Practice Right Now

    • Identifying And Analyzing Natural Light

    • Practice With Me: Capture A Flower To Show Depth Of Field

    • Practice With Me: Capture A Portrait To Show Depth Of Field

    • Practice With Me: Capture A Landscape To Show Depth Of Field

    • Practice With Me: Capture A Waterfall To Show Movement

    • Let's review with a quiz!

    • This Is Not The End. Your Storyteller's Journey Begins Now

    • Final Weekly Live Demo with Danielle Hanusek

    • Replay: Final Weekly Live Demo

    • Storyteller's Journey Resources Guide

    • Storyteller's Journey: Post Course Survey

Get Off Auto Mode Today

Do you want to...

Tap into your unique creativity time and time again? Create print-worthy images from your epic travels? Remember what your experiences FEEL like forever? Take effortless, eye-catching brand photos for your business? Know how to see and capture the beauty of life’s best moments?

Build creative confidence behind the lens.

Bring your stories to life, forever!

We’re taking everything we’ve ever taught in our beginner photography classes and packing it into this one ultimate Master Course. This new course is jam-packed with great tips and resources from a pro who is in the field every day. With 50+ videos with bite-sized lessons, you’ll learn something new every five minutes.

Take creative control of your camera.

Master manual mode easily.

As Danielle share’s over 15 years of photography experience around the world, she’ll reveal in-the-moment pro tips and show you how to anticipate photo opportunities and prepare for any kind of shot like a pro. You will learn ISO, Shutter Speed, Aperture, and how they all work together to create eye-catching images. From basic camera functions to portraits, sports, nature, and night photography, you’ll leave with a solid foundation of many kinds of photography styles.

BONUSES!

  • LIVE Class: Lightroom Photo Editing Demonstration + Q&A

    Do you feel overwhelmed by your ever-growing collection of digital files? Learn how to set up, organize, backup, and edit your photos with Adobe Lightroom.

  • Photo Field Guide

    This double-sided colorful field guide is perfect for when you’re practicing on your own. It’s full of easy-to-read smart tips, simple visual diagrams, and all the settings you need to know to get great photos everywhere you go.

  • LIVE Class: Brand Storytelling To Start Your Photography Business

    Get ready to jump-start your photography business with a marketing plan, pricing ideas, and long-term business goals!

Your Storytelling Guide

Photographer + Teacher

Danielle Hanusek

Hi! I’m Danielle, the optimistic, outgoing gal always smiling behind the camera. I am a professional storyteller, yoga enthusiast, and travel addict who enjoys getting lost anywhere my camera will take me. Currently home is in sunny Orlando, Florida. But I'll go where ever my camera will take me! After over 15 years of capturing people and places across the planet, I'm sharing my best-kept secrets with you. These are all the things I wish someone had taught me when I first started shooting. In this course, I break down the science, cut out all the fluff, and made it easy for you to learn how to capture great photos in a fun and enjoyable way. Once you try just a few of these tricks, you’ll be amazed at how quickly you build confidence and start capturing your own unique images every time you pick up the camera. Photography has unapologetically transformed my entire outlook on life. All I want to do is help you create powerful, inspiring visual stories that are full of passion and purpose. Why? Because that’s what it means to Live Wonderful. So, join me on this endless adventure, and let’s bring your best stories to life!

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