Change your lens, change your story

Knowledge, skills, values and experience

This is your chance to use your DSLR to its full potential finally, and begin creating images that you are proud of

Notebe Photography

Helping you to make charming photographs

What Courses Do We Offer?

Digital Photography for Beginners with DSLR cameras

Master the most important settings on your Canon or Nikon DSLR camera and learn how to look at your surroundings through new, more creative eyes, so that you too can take magazine-quality photographs of your friends, family, vacations, events and anything else that is beautiful and important to you.

Long Exposure Photography: Shoot Your Own Stunning Photos

You’re a photographer, and you want to learn how to shoot with the long exposure shots. But you don’t know where to start. You don’t know what equipment you need. You don’t know what settings to use. You don’t know what type of shots you should get. This course teaches you how to shoot long exposure photos with a typical digital camera.

Food Photography: Capturing Food in Your Kitchen

Every lesson is hands-on and shows you how to use resources right in your home to create delicious, mouth-watering images. We’ll walk you through the entire process, and we’re available if you have any questions along the way.

Useful Photoshop Editing Skills


Masking is probably the most important concept to understand. Masking is the act of showing or hiding pixels. When you apply a mask to an object in Photoshop, you are telling Photoshop which pixels to show, and which to hide.

Brush Tool

When most people think of brushes, they probably immediately think of painting. While Photoshop is an amazing digital painting application, the Brush Tool’s most useful function isn’t actually for digital painting or illustration, in fact, the Brush Tool is usually most useful when used on masks or Adjustment Layers.

Adjustment Layers

Adjustment Layers allow you to make changes to a pixel’s colour or tone. You can use an Adjustment Layer to add contrast, adjust colour, to convert an image to black and white, and much more.

Essential Photography Tips

Use a wider aperture for portraits to make your subject pop

Aim for an aperture size around f/2.8 to f/5.6 to make the background behind your subject more blurred out. This will help remove distracting backgrounds and make your subject stand out.

Prevent blurry pictures by matching shutter speed to the lens focal length

For example, if you’re using a 50mm lens, you should use shutter speeds of 1/50 sec or faster to be able to capture handheld images and keep them sharp. Longer lenses are heavier and more difficult to keep steady — making the shutter speed faster helps avoid camera shake.

Straighten and crop when editing

You should try to straighten shots by looking through your camera’s viewfinder before capturing an image, but it’s not always easy to get this perfect on the first try.

Suellen Sams

Co-Founder of Bresla Photography

At Bresla Photography , you’ll find an extensive amount of self-paced photography classes to benefit parents trying to take better photos of their kids, in person photography workshops for those who are more hands on, and courses for the more advanced photographer to help with business, editing, lighting and posing.

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