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The must-have course to nail photography in just 6 weeks! All you have to do is...

Start Where You Are!

My signature course is where it all started, taught by me, Laura Carly Adams, founder of Lens11 and photographer!

1200+ graduates can now slay manual mode, many of which now own flourishing photography businesses. Your epic, life-changing transformation could be next...

JOIN THE 8TH APRIL 2024 CLASS HERE!
 
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On 'Start Where You Are' you'll learn:

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Master your camera and shoot in the only mode that matters - MANUAL!

Unleash your creative potential as I guide you through the exposure triangle, empowering you to take control of your shots with intention and precision. Shooting in manual mode is the key to unlocking a realm of artistic possibilities, enabling you to take pictures that WOW!

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Photography techniques to take pictures that you've long imagined!

We go beyond the basics to master composition, lighting, and framing - it's not just technical - it's how pictures make you feel. This course transforms your visual imagination into stunning, tangible imagery, making it more than just a course – it's a journey into your unique perspective.

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Develop your photographer vision, gain zest for life and be supported by the best girl gang ever!

We encourage a personal and artistic exploration that extends beyond the lens. Join a community of like-minded women, fostering creativity, empowerment, and lasting connections. 'Start Where You Are' isn't just about photography - it's about embracing a lifestyle that celebrates the way you see the world, supported by an incredible girl gang.

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What do you need to get stuck into Start Where You Are?

  • Camera Equipment: Ideally, a DSLR or mirrorless camera with manual settings capability is required (you need a 'M' on your dial basically). On SWYA, we shoot with what we have, and embrace the creativity that a kit lens for example brings!

  • Access to Lightroom Mobile on your phone: This app is free and a great starting point for our editing workshops in Week 4 and 5, and you can decide to go further with Lightroom if you want.

  • An Open Mind That Welcomes Mistakes: I know this sounds mad but those that embrace mistakes, and hurry along to make them, will go far in photography (and life!)

  • A Thirst to Joyfully Learn and Connect With Fabulous Women: Lens World is a space for you to lose yourself in creation, build confidence and fly. Throw yourself into learning something new and you'll reap the insane rewards!

"It's time to joyfully learn, make incredible connections and appreciate how beautiful your world is."

Hey there, I'm Legs 11, the founder behind Lens Eleven! I was once lost in the bingo halls of life, but I found my true calling 8 years ago, when two big things happened - my first child was born, and I picked up a camera to capture him! It took me forever to navigate the manual mode maze, but through perseverance and passion, I turned my hobby into a thriving business.

I set up Lens 11 to pass on this wisdom, my energy and give you everything you to percolate your photographer vision! On this course, you'll not only learn how to take pictures you've long imagined, you'll start believing in yourself. That's where the magic truly is!

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What's Included!

 

#1 Guided Expertise and Personalised Teaching

Benefit from personalised guidance and feedback, as I lead you through the course, drawing on my extensive knowledge to provide a thorough, learning experience. 

#2 Access to a learning platform and community hubs (and phone apps!)

Connect with a supportive, joyful community, to exchange insights, seek advice, and build valuable connections that will last way beyond the course! 

#3 - Creative projects and weekly Zooms

Detailed feedback from professional photographers is given on all project work posted in the hub, so ensure you fly faster. This course delivers insane results, and might just change your life.

*100% would recommend this course to another, and it scored 9.5/10 following a recent alumni survey.

The Result? 

SWYA will turn you into a photographer, looking for light and joy everywhere! No mini break or view will ever be the same - you'll have the tools to make it look even better than what our eyes see!

If you're after inner joie de vivre, connection and insane career prospects, you've come to the right place! Once you master photography, you'll leave thinking, 'what's next for me?' Self-belief is the most powerful thing and will help you move mountains going forward!

The Result? 

It will transform you into a skilled photographer, as you tap into your artistic vision and leap into advanced techniques. It will elevate your imagery and cultivate a confident mindset for sustained growth in photography! Did I mention you'll have the best time doing it?

How do I know if I'm ready?

Perfect for you if:

  • You've always wanted to learn photography and see it in your future in some way.
  • You're yearning for creative exploration and something to accomplish for yourself.
  • You thrive in a community driven, joyful learning space.
  • You relish trying new experiences and want to capture the world in your unique way.
  • You want to experience the Lens11 sisterhood for yourself!

Not for you if:

  • You don't have a camera nearby or can't borrow one!
  • You love unnatural filters!
  • You're afraid of a challenge!
  • You spend all day snorkelling!
  • You drop expensive things!
  • You don't like personal growth and live in the dark!
JOIN THE 8TH APRIL 2024 CLASS HERE!

Let's take a look at what's inside!

Module 1: The Technical!

  • The big WHY (why you want take pictures).

  • The beauty of light and its different forms.

  • Introducing the infamous tricky b*stard settings!

  • Equipment and Exposure
  • When to underexpose?

  • Focus, metering & reframing

  • Apertures explained

  • How to take a picture!

Module 2: Composition

  • See the world with photographer vision

  • Importance of shot type

  • Using aperture to control light & depth

  • Low light shooting

  • Effects of shutter speed and blur

  • The power of visualisation

  • Review show-stopping compositions! 

     

Module 3: B&W Week

  • B&W - The tonal range

  • Texture, Lines, Shapes

  • Abstract photography

  • Longer exposure

  • Look for patterns

  • The eyes

  • Confuse the viewer

Module 4: Editing Week

  • Photo transfer, storage and backing up

  • The basics of editing

  • Rembrandt lighting

  • Your style

  • Lightroom CC workshop

Module 5: Project Week i

  • You start to piece everything together in this two part project week and Lightroom Classic is introduced too!

Module 6: Project Week ii

  • Execute the best project of them all!

Wait, what's included again?

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Expert Guidance

As your host, you'll receive expert guidance throughout the course, benefiting from my extensive knowledge and experience in photography, to ensure a joyful learning experience.

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Transformative Learning Materials 

Access course content, designed to foster advanced technical skills, unleash creative potential, and propel you toward a profound transformation in your photography. There are even extra technical Zooms and endless opportunities for Q&As!

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A Unique, Interactive Experience

Engage in live Zoom sessions to get the answers/support you need, and receive valuable feedback on all your project posts. This is what makes Lens Eleven truly special, and the best place to learn photography!

 

JOIN THE 8TH APRIL 2024 CLASS HERE!
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Kind graduate words...

@mirl.and.co

"Since SWYA ended, I see the world in a new light I'm rarely without my camera and can't stop practicing. It's changed my life."

@thisisjules

"Laura's courses have taught me more than I ever could've imagined. The community that comes with the courses is incredible. They've changed my life."

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GRAB YOUR EARLY BIRD SPOT HERE!

Master manual mode, learn how to take pictures that WOW and just maybe, change your life, starting 8th April 2024!

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Join Start Where You Are - 8th April!

£399

One time payment!

  • Learn manual mode in a supportive community that champions you.
  • Finally take pictures you've long imagined and put them on your walls!
  • Learn about kit, the basics of light, composition and editing.
  • You'll fall in love with your life, and the simple things around you.
  • Your confidence will soar.
  • It might be the best thing you'll ever do!
  • BONUS - Immediate membership to our Full House Club with endless workshops, connection and weekly talks starts as soon as you sign up! your photography journey can start today!
Join Spring 2024 Class here!

Join SWYA - 8th April!

£103

4x instalment payments

  • Learn manual mode in a supportive community that champions you.
  • Finally take pictures you've long imagined and put them on your walls!
  • Learn about kit, the basics of light, composition and editing.
  • You'll fall in love with your life, and the simple things around you.
  • Your confidence will soar.
  • It might be the best thing you'll ever do!
  • BONUS - Immediate membership to our Full House Club with endless workshops, connection and weekly talks starts as soon as you sign up! your photography journey can start today!
Join Spring 2024 Class with instalments here!

Join SWYA - 8th April!

£69

NEW 6x instalment plan!

  • Learn manual mode in a supportive community that champions you.
  • Finally take pictures you've long imagined and put them on your walls!
  • Learn about kit, the basics of light, composition and editing.
  • You'll fall in love with your life, and the simple things around you.
  • Your confidence will soar.
  • It might be the best thing you'll ever do!
  • BONUS - Immediate membership to our Full House Club with endless workshops, connection and weekly talks starts as soon as you sign up! your photography journey can start today!
Join Spring 2024 Class with instalments here!

For past students to renew their place for 8th April!

£155

One off payment!

  • Learn manual mode in a supportive community that champions you.
  • Finally take pictures you've long imagined and put them on your walls!
  • Learn about kit, the basics of light, composition and editing.
  • You'll fall in love with your life, and the simple things around you.
  • Your confidence will soar.
  • It might be the best thing you'll ever do!
  • BONUS - Immediate membership to our Full House Club with endless workshops, connection and weekly talks starts as soon as you sign up! your photography journey can start today!
Renew your place here!

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