With professional travel photographer Laurence Norah


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Pictures aren’t something you just take with your camera or phone — they are moments that moved you so much you had to freeze them forever.

Think about how you feel when you look at a beautiful photograph. That sense of wonder, that feeling of awe.

There’s nothing better than looking at a photo and realizing that you took that beautiful image!

But have you said any of the following:

“I wish my pictures were better!”

“I don’t have a fancy camera so my pictures will never be as good.”

Or thought that editing photos requires having expensive software and lots of skill?

I hear these statements all the time.

But don’t worry.

Taking beautiful photos isn’t as hard as you think. It doesn’t require buying expensive equipment, having a fancy studio, or high-tech editing software.

By simply mastering a few key concepts, you can take the photos you’ve always dreamed of taking – regardless of whether you have a smartphone, point & shoot camera, mirrorless camera, or DSLR.

This course will teach you everything you need to know about photography – regardless of your experience level or device – so you can take the pictures you’ve always wanted!

Come join over 2,000 other students and take the first step today in improving your photography!


“The course covered all the essentials of photography. I noticed my photography skills improved leaps and bounds just one month into the course. What’s great is you can take the course at your own pace, so you never feel overwhelmed – and you have Laurence and other students at your disposal to get your questions answered at any time. I’m so glad I took this course and made the leap away from auto!” – Brian

“This course is supremely practical and useful and helped me adjust the way I approach photography. I have calibrated my eye to find better shots everywhere and expanded my ability to use my equipment to work for me instead of befuddle me. In spite of having lived in the DC area for over 20 years, I feel like I’m now seeing it for the first time!” – Michael

“I really enjoyed the course. It’s well structured and is filled with good advice. I love how I can take the course at my own pace and, if there is an issue, Laurence steps in to help you out. This course awakes your passion and keeps you going, exploring the world through the lens. I want to get more into the storytelling with my pictures and, with the course, I have the right tools now.” – Marion

“I’ve tried other online photography classes but felt discouraged with a lot of the lessons. This course helped me learn my camera by going through easy, tangible assignments. Laurence is super supportive and responsive. He gave me many suggestions for improving my photos. I recommend taking this course!” – Kristin


My name is Laurence Norah, and I’m a full time professional travel photographer and travel blogger. I run the travel blogs Finding the Universe & Independent Travel Cats with my wife Jessica.

I’ve been taking photos for over thirty years, and in my career my photos have appeared in magazines and news sites, including in USA TodayThe TimesBuzzFeedThe Evening StandardNational Geographic, and the BBC.

I’ve worked with numerous clients, from tourism boards, to well known photography brands like Panasonic and Vanguard. I’ve also taught photography at workshops and seminars around the world.

I know that photography can be an intimidating subject, and it’s all too easy to leave your camera in auto and hope for the best. Which is why I decided to create this course – to help people learn to master their camera, and start getting great photos.

Since I launched the course in 2016, I’ve helped over 2,000 people start taking better photos. You can see some of the testimonials on this page from my students, sharing their experiences of how the course helped them master their cameras.

This course is packed with examples, images, and videos, making what can seem like a complex subject easy to understand. Starting from the beginning, you’ll learn the essentials of photography, including how your camera works and all the settings you can control.

Then we go into photography gear. A lot of folks ask me what kind of camera they should buy, and there’s a dedicated section covering a range of gear options at a range of prices, including, cameras, lenses, and accessories.

The next important part of photography is about how to compose a great photo – whatever the scene. Be it a beautiful landscape, an animal in its natural habitat, an action shot, or a portrait, I share all the settings and techniques you need to know to get great photos every time, whatever the subject, as well as detailed advice on tips on specific scenes you are likely to encounter.

So whether you want to take stunning portraits, beach photos, landscapes, images of wildlife, pets or people, the course has you covered with specific and actionable advice.

This is helped with a 50 page downloadable PDF cheat sheet with all the settings you need for every kind of photography situation, with plenty of examples to illustrate each type of image you might want to capture.

The course also covers advanced photo techniques. There are detailed sections on editing on both desktop and mobile devices, as well as lessons focusing on compact and mobile photography. There’s even a section on how to make an income from your photography, should that be a goal!

This ten-week photography course will take you out of auto, help you master your camera, and start taking wonderful images. You don’t need any fancy equipment or previous experience – and you can go at your own speed!

In addition, the skills you learn will apply to all kinds of photography – not just travel photography. So you can use these skills to improve your everyday photography in just about every situation and setting.

You also get direct access to me to ask me any questions you might have, access to webinars and interviews, as well as membership of the course exclusive facebook group, where you can chat about photography with other students from around the world and take part in regular photography challenges.

All in all, I think this course offers a fantastic package at a truly excellent price. I hope you agree! Read on to find out more about what the course covers, and if you have any questions, please, just drop me an e-mail: [email protected] I’m here to help!


Week 1: An Introduction to Photography

  • How Your Camera Works: Nuts and Bolts
  • Exposure Concepts and Understanding the Exposure Triangle
  • How to Control the Exposure
  • Glossary of Terms

Week 2: Camera Gear and Accessories

  • Understanding When to Upgrade your Camera Equipment
  • Learning What to Look for in a Camera
  • Tips for Choosing a Camera
  • Tips for Choosing Lenses
  • Tips for Choosing Accessories

Week 3: Composition and Light

  • Rules of Composition
  • Depth of Field and Compression
  • Understanding the Light
  • Metering: Measuring the Light
  • Getting the Light Color Right: White Balance
  • Focusing the Light
  • Shooting in RAW

Week 4: Shooting Specific Scenes

  • Portrait Photography, Action / Sports Photography, Street Photography and Wildlife Photography
  • Shooting Landscape Photos and Nature Scenes
  • Taking Photos Indoor and in Low Light, such as in Museums and at Events
  • Macro Photography, Food Photography and Product Photography
  • BONUS: Downloadable 50 Page PDF Cheat Sheet with Camera Settings for Different Scenes

Week 5: Managing and Editing Your Work

  • Organizing Your Photos
  • Getting Your Photos into Lightroom
  • Setting Up Your Workflow
  • Editing your Photos in Lightroom
  • Exporting your Photos

Week 6: Compact Cameras and Mobile Photography

  • Compact Camera (Point-and-Shoot) Tips and Advice
  • Mobile Photography
  • Basic Mobile Editing
  • Advanced Mobile Editing and Backup

Week 7: Advanced Photography, Part I

  • Flash photography
  • HDR photography

Week 8: Advanced Photography, Part II

  • Astrophotography
  • Night photography

Week 9: Advanced Photography, Part III

  • Long-exposure photography
  • Time-lapse photography

Week 10: The Business of Photography

  • Develop a Website
  • Use Social Media
  • More Ways to Promote Your Work
  • Ways to Make Money with Your Photos
  • How Much to Charge for Your Work


  • Master your camera so you know how to get the most use out of it.
  • Master composition, balance, light exposure, and other photography principles so you can take beautiful photos that don’t require a lot of editing.
  • Get the best camera gear for any budget so you avoid buying expensive stuff you don’t need.
  • Discover how to take excellent photos with your smartphone – and find the best apps to use to edit those pictures!
  • Edit photos better with video tutorials of photo editing software and comprehensive editing guides using industry standard photo editing software
  • Master the secrets of HDR photography, night photography, astrophotography, and other advanced techniques so you can take photos no matter the time of day or scene!
  • Sell your photos and make money doing what you love!


This program is built to help you avoid the rookie mistakes that cause most people to fail by getting you to take consistent action. You’ll be able to:

  • Work at your own pace.
  • Gain exclusive access to a Facebook community that will help share and support your work.
  • Work on homework assignments at the end of each module.
  • Ask me questions by email and get direct feedback on assignments.
  • Receive lifetime updates so you always have the latest info.
  • Download the photography cheat sheet so you can take key aspects of the course with you anywhere.


When you take this course, you’ll get exclusive interviews with some of the world’s top travel photographers.

 Brendan Van Son

Brendan Van Son

Travel Photographer

Brendan is a professional photographer. In this interview, he goes in-depth on making money as a photographer.

Lola Akinmade Akerstrom

Lola Akinmade Akerstrom

Freelance Photographer

Lola’s work has appeared in over 85 publications. In this interview, she talks about how to get started as a photographer.

Daniel Nahabedian

Daniel Nahabedian

Freelance Photographer

Daniel runs workshops around the world. In this interview, he discusses how to find freelancing work.

Edin Chavez

Edin Chavez

Commercial Photographer

Edin is the editor-in-chief of Shut Your Aperture. In this interview, he discusses commercial photography.

Jaume Marin

Jaume Marin

Director of Tourism

Jaume is the director of tourism for the Costa Brava region and his interview explains what brands are looking for when hiring photographers.

Sarah Ann Loreth

Sarah Ann Loreth

Freelance Photographer

Sarah Ann is a self-taught professional photographer who specializes in fine art and travel photography.



With over 60 individual lessons, multiple homework assignments, and a series of videos, this is the most robust travel photography course on the market. I’ll answer all your questions, and be there when you need help. Get started today for just £99!

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We’re fully committed to helping you improve your photography. You can test-drive the course for 30 days, read the material, listen to the webinars and interviews, and do the homework. If you do the work and don’t feel the course is good or will improve your photography, we’ll happily refund 100% of your money.


I love photographing beautiful places around the world, and I want to try to ensure that they stay beautiful. As such, I donate 2% of every course sale to the World Land Trust. The WLT is an international organization dedicated to protecting and conserving at-risk plants, animals, and communities, as well as projects that directly tackle climate change.


How is this course structured?

This course is unit based and divided into ten weeks of content, but you can take it at whatever pace you like. Each week of lessons introduces new concepts and builds upon the previous week — and you’ll always be able to access previous units and lessons, so there’s no rush. You can’t fall behind, and you can take the course at your own pace.

I don’t have a lot of time. Is this course for me?

This course is meant to be completed at your own pace. There’s no weekly time limit. Go as fast or slow as you want. Take your time on each lesson. There is no rush. You have lifetime access to all the material and any future updates.

What if I get really confused or stuck?

I’m here to be your mentor. You can email me as often you as you need to and I’ll help troubleshoot your problems. I want you to succeed, not be confused.

How often do I need to travel to make this work?

You don’t need to travel! If you aren’t exploring the world, explore your backyard. You can just photograph your local area. Photography doesn’t require you to travel to far-off places. You can take beautiful pictures from where you are right now.

How long is each expert interview?

Each interview is between 45 minutes and one hour.

Can I buy the course as a gift?

Yes, you can! You just need to buy the course as a gift. This will allow you purchase a copy of the course as a gift, redeemable via coupon code. You can send the coupon directly to the person, or we can send it to you so you can pass it on when you wish.

Is my payment secure?

We collect payments via the 256-bit encryption payment providers Stripe and Paypal. Our website and your payment are secure, so no one will steal your data! We know how important this is!

How often is this course updated?

This course is updated at least twice a year to ensure our tips and advice are up to date.

What kind of camera do I need for this course?

Our course doesn’t require any specific type of camera. Whether you use a DSLR, iPhone or Android smartphone, compact camera, or mirrorless camera, you’ll get something from this course.

You can even use a film camera, however the course does cover a number of digital editing techniques which will be less applicable to film cameras. Being a good photographer is not about the device you use but the skills you know!

If I don’t like the course, can I get a refund?

Yes. We’re fully committed to helping you improve your photography. You can test-drive the course for 30 days, read the material, listen to the webinars and interviews, and do the homework. If you do the work and don’t feel the course is good or will improve your photography, we’ll happily refund 100% of your money.

It says that 2% of my purchase goes to the World Land Trust. Can you tell me more about this charity?

World Land Trust is an international non-profit environmental organization with the motto “Saving Land, Saving Species”. Its primary mission is to protect plants, animals, and local communities in areas at environmental risk by funding the purchase of land for local NGOs to undertake conservation.

You can read more about the organization and its current projects here.

I have a question, who can I contact?

Feel free to just send me an e-mail and ask me any questions you have about the course. My email is [email protected]