i've had a camera in my hands for a decade and a half; it only makes sense to help other people figure out this hobby-turned-passion-turned-career of mine! i love teaching courses because so many aspects of photography were challenging for me to learn, and it's rewarding to see other people excel at those things almost immediately when taught with a certain approach! check out the course options below, or scroll down for more information about 1:1 mentoring options! 

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camera courses

"i've taken several photography classes, in person and online, and i never left a class feeling like i knew what i was doing until meeting charlene! she breaks everything down into easy-to-understand pieces, and bringing it all together isn't so scary anymore!" 

"the best way to learn!"

yes! my camera courses are largely referral based, so i absolutely offer incentives for booking with a friend or family member. spouses, parents & kids, and besties often take the course together, and this is great for helping each other remember concepts and practice together! reach out to sign up and tell me who you're bringing along!

do you offer group rates?

yes - to an extent! i recommend this for kids no younger than 12 years old (with some exceptions), but that kids aged 12-16 attend with a parent. 

are these courses kid-friendly?

yep! i recommend bringing a dslr to class, but I've had people join us with point and shoot cameras, too. this isn't an iphone course. 

do i need to have my own camera?

level one is an in-person course, typically held at a local coffee shop on the weekend! level two is completely online, but this is done on your own time with assignments due weekly. level three is another in-person course, which tends to be much smaller than level one. 

are these classes in person or virtual?

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question 08 : this is a question about boss lady photo studio?

We have a consultation before the session that allows us to get to know each other better. That way we can ease any nerves and get a better idea of your style.

question 07 : I'm nervous about my session. what do you suggest?

We are so glad you asked! We would LOVE for you to become one of our class representatives! Contact us for more information about the questionnaire. 

question 06 : how can i become a class representative?

Of course you can bring your friends! We actually offer group sessions that you and all your buds can do together if you're interested in that feel free to contact us about it!

question 05 : can i bring my friends with me to my session?

frequently asked questions

if you've taken all the camera courses, or if you're up to snuff on those things we cover in them, i still have more to share! 1:1 mentoring is available on an hourly basis, in person or via zoom. during these personalized sessions, we can deep dive on editing or marketing or lighting, or anything you need a little help figuring out! 

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