Muddyboots was started by me, Erica Marshall, as I started getting more involved in online photography communities and grew to love teaching people about photography.  I became the owner of the Photography_Beginners yahoogroup in 2005 and in 2007 I started a blog to provide information to a wider audience.  I now also offer an online, at your own pace style Manual Mode course for $99.

Free photography advice:

My blog

My Photography_Beginners mailing list

Manual Mode Course:

I'm always willing to help beginning photographers learn how to use their cameras for free on this blog or on my yahoogroup, but if you want to get on the fast track to understanding how to use Manual Mode on your camera, then I invite you to sign up for my $99 Manual Mode course.

The course covers ISO, Shutter Speed, and Aperture all separately and then puts them all together to teach you how to use Manual Mode. At a steady pace, the course takes around a month to complete. There are about 18 lessons in all, each lesson has only one or two pages of text (with pictures) to read and most lessons have exercises that go along with them. The course is designed to teach you one thing at a time and have you put it into practice before moving on to the next step. This structure ensures you don't get overwhelmed with the material or think you've learned the material, then get tripped up when you pick up your camera and try to apply it.  For these reasons, I recommend you complete all of the lessons in order.

My Photography:

My photos can be seen on Flickr.

I will usually provide a Creative Commons license by request for any of my photos on Flickr for non-profit or non-commercial use.  When granted, this type of license allows them to be used for free for personal use (as computer wallpaper) or for use by non-profit organizations at my discretion.  See this webpage for more info, or contact me with any questions you may have about how they may or may not be used for free, or the cost of using them commercially.  Prints are available as well.

Product Photography:

I enjoy doing product photography and charge very affordable rates for small businesses.  If you're interested in my services contact me for information and rates.  

Contact Info:
My email address is my first name at muddyboots dot org.

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The majority of my work in teaching photography is done for free through the mailing list and my blog.  I give this advice for free because I think art is important as a creative outlet and photography is one of the most accessible forms of art available to people.  Your support truly means the world to me.
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