intro to Photography

A Workshop for Beginning Photographers

According to past attendees:

"[The Workshop] was SO SO helpful!! I came home and just raved to my husband about how much I was game changing!"


"Sami really broke manual mode down into basic steps that are all tremendously helpful!!!! Thank you so much!"


According to past attendees:

My mother-in-law asked me to take some photos tonight, and I had all the things I learned from the workshop in the back of my head the whole time! So helpful!


According to past attendees:

Totally fun, informative, and presented in a way I could easily understand. So excited to practice with all of these new tips and tricks!!


According to past attendees:

The practical application, personal experiences, and examples Sami shared were REALLY helpful!


According to past attendees:

This workshop is a fun and comprehensive approach to photography basics for anyone hoping to capture better images of their everyday life. Topics include shooting in manual, finding the best light, composing shots, and capturing true-to-life moments. The course is application based, and I will work with you one-on-one to make sure you are comfortable with your camera!




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$125 due upon registration

January 13, 2018 // 9am - 12pm

Our home! (NE Indy)

REGISTRATION BONUS: Access to workshop notes & an exclusive Facebook community hosted by Sami!

A DSLR camera

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Whether you’re a mom hoping to capture your family, a maker wanting to better photograph your products, a blogger in need of great images, or just a girl diving into a new hobby, this workshop is for you!

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intro to

A Photography Workshop for Beginners

"Intro to Photography" is perfect for you if you've recently purchased or received a DSLR (or if you're still shooting on "Portrait Mode"!). We will cover basic photography skills and practices in an easy-to-understand manner. Moms, makers, bloggers, & hobbyists (and more!) are all welcome!

frequently asked


How do i know this workshop is for me?

do i have to have a DSLR?

In short, yes. If you'd like to learn more about how to take and edit better images with your phone, stay tuned to a new series on the Sami Renee Blog coming your way in 2018.

What if i purchase a seat, but end up not being able to attend?

I am pretty familiar with my camera and am really hoping start a business or take my current business to the next level. Is this course for me?

Unfortunately, as such a limited number of seats are available, all purchases are non-refundable. However, you may transfer your seat to another interested person if necessary!

The "Intro to Photography" is definitely meant for beginners, so if you are already successfully shooting in manual, I would recommend checking out the "For Photographers" posts on my blog or signing up for a "Photography as a Business" coaching session!

i'm looking to purchase my first dslr. what camera do you recommend?

Hooray! I still remember when I got my first DSLR (Thanks, Nana & Papa!) my sophomore year of college. I am a Canon girl and started out with this camera; however, I would also highly recommend investing in a 50mm 1.8 or 1.4 lens if possible. Read more about my thoughts on that HERE!