Weekend Photo Academy

A beginner photography course for Etsy shops, biz owners, and bloggers!

Let's get real for a second... are bad photos holding you back?

Do you have an etsy shop that isn't doing well due to a lack of clear photos? Are your blog photos only ok? Do you feel that your tutorials are only ehh due to your yellow, grainy pics? Or, perhaps these bad photos are holding you back from launching a shop, blog, or other venture.

Great news- you don't need to let your limited photo skills hold you back anymore!

With this course, I'll show you how to improve your photos Everything is super simple to learn and there’s no elaborate editing. These are easy-peasy skills you can gain in a weekend.

Can you image learning enough about photography and editing to get your photos launch-worthy within just two days?!

Well, imagine no more my friends. This is forreal.

When I first started taking photos, they were BAD.

I'd spend hours on these awful photos, first by sifting through hundreds of duds to find the best ones, then by trying to edit them to look halfway decent. The whole process was a long, tedious headache, and I knew there had to be a better way to get this done!

I did some research, took some classes, and created a simple workflow that allowed me to take my photos from meh to wow. The best part of all is that it's easy (and quick!) enough that anyone can do it.

Maybe you've tried to take a photography class before, but you felt overwhelmed by all the information, products, or software you needed to purchase (and master).

Maybe you thought, I'm not a photographer... this isn't for me. This course won't leave you feeling discouraged. You'll have a new sense of accomplishment when you see just how good your photos can really be!

Save the excuses for your Momma.

I totally understand- you think having professional photos isn't possible because...

  • I don't have any way to have a decent set up for good photography. I'd be working with my phone and have zero space.
  • I don't have enough time. I bought all the equipment, but I'd never get a blog post up in time if I had to do every single photo as well. 
  • I do everything on my own. I don't have the time to add one more thing to the list.

However, we all know that taking your own photos will help you stand out from the crowd! 
And spoiler alert- you don't need hours upon hours to take them. With this course, you'll learn the very basics that will vastly improve your photos and shorten your editing process!


Need some proof? Here is a real-life before and after from my blog.

I know your photos have the same types of issues

Perhaps they're even darker, or have the wrong color tint, or you can't find a good angle. Or maybe you're looking at my before pictures, thinking that you WISH yours looked like that.

In this course, I'm going to teach you the skills you need to have better photos. Whatever you're working with now, you'll find a way to make improvements. Whether you're seeking better photos, a better editing process, or everything in between, you'll finish this course feeling empowered and slightly giddy. Better photos are in your future!

Having better photos has helped me guest post for other bloggers on their site, get partnerships from brands, and most importantly, has given me the confidence I needed.

Wouldn't you like the confidence to approach people or brands for opportunities in your business? Wouldn't it be great for your shop to seem less like a hobby and more like a legit brand? Imagine if your ideas could actually translate to real-life photos that you could share with your customers- wouldn't that be amazing?!

But wait... there's more!

Don't forget the course bonuses you get just for signing up!

Don't delay!

Every moment you wait, every second you hmm and uhh about it, is another moment that you are putting off your dreams. Don't let bad photos stand in your way! Sign up right now and you'll have lifetime access to this course. You'll see instant improvement in your photos, and know exactly what you need to do to streamline your photography process.

So save yourself 6 months of dilly dallying, and hundreds of dollars in expensive equipment and software you don't know how to use. Enroll in this course right now to see immediate changes in your photography!



How long do I have access to the course for?

By signing up for this course, you'll get lifetime access! That includes all updates in the future. That's right- sign up now and you'll get all the new content that gets added- for no additional fee!

I don't have a fancy camera or setup. Will this course still be helpful?

Uhh... heck YEA! This course isn't about being super fancy- it's about making the most of what you have. The truth is that cell phone cameras have come a long way, as have photo editing apps. You can still get a lot out of this course with just a cell phone camera, a simple setup, and a laptop for editing. I used to primarily take photos with my iPad and my cell phone for a long time. As you start to get more business, you can definitely think about upgrading if you want to!

Why is taking my own photos so important?

I think most people know why good photography is important, so I'll touch on the top 3 reasons I think it's essential!
1. While there are some amazing free resources out there for stock photos, everyone is using the good ones, so your photos look just like everyone else's.
2. It's rewarding to snap a photo and see it come out just as you had imagined. 
3. If you have a DIY blog or sell products, having well-lit photos will have the maximum impact on your success!

There are tons of photography classes out there. Why should I take this one?

Well, the answer is actually quite simple. The other classes out there are aimed at people who want to learn advanced photography skills. They target people that are amateur photographers or looking to master photoshop. The problem is that not everyone wants to take an 8-week intensive photography class. Some people just need to know the very basics. They only want to know, what can I do to improve my photography, right now, that will make a lasting impact?

Well, this class is exactly for that! It's made for ordinary people, because technically, I'm an ordinary person too. Sure, I've taken a photography class or two, but I am mostly self-taught. In the past, I was just like you. I had bad, grainy photos with distracting backgrounds and weird shadows. Heck, I even used the flash once in a while! But over time, I was able to learn a thing or two that helped me immensely improve my photos and streamline the process too. And I want to pass that knowledge onto you!

Is there a money-back guarantee?

Of course! I offer a generous 30 day money back guarantee. Simply let me know within 30 days if you’d like a refund, and we'll go over your work to see if there's anything I can help with, because I genuinely want you to succeed. If it turns out that you did the work and the course just wasn't helpful, I'll give you your money back.

I'm still not sold. Can I ask you a specific question?

Yes! If you're still not sure this course is right for you, or if you have additional questions, please send an email to hello@partyhardiy.com and I'll reply as soon as possible!

What's included?

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Day 1: Module 1- Introduction
Lesson 1- About Me & History
11 mins
Lesson 2- Photography/Editing Tools Basics
12 mins
Day 1: Module 2- Setup
Finding Your Style Workbook
607 KB
Lesson 1- Finding Your Style
6 mins
Lesson 2- Shooting Raw Mode
7 mins
Lesson 3- Depth Of Field
10 mins
Lesson 4- Sharpness & White Balance
10 mins
Day 2: Module 3: Lighting
Lesson 1- Indoor Lighting
14 mins
Day 2: Module 4- Composition
Lesson 1- Arranging The Frame
9 mins
Lesson 2- Photography for Sellers
11 mins
Lesson 3- Tethered Capture Basics
6 mins
Lesson 4- Lightroom Tutorial- Tethered Capture
11 mins
Tethered Capture Cheatsheet
257 KB
Day 3: Module 5- Editing Basics
Lesson 1- Sorting Your Photos
7 mins
Lesson 2- Editing Raw Files
6 mins
Lesson 3- My Favorite Photoshop Tools
14 mins
Lesson 4- How to Create Photoshop Actions
12 mins
Lesson 5- My Photoshop Workflow
10 mins
Lesson 6- Collage Basics
7 mins
Lesson 7- PicMonkey Basics
15 mins
READ ME- Note about Test Files.docx
45.1 KB
139 MB
Photo Editing Cheatsheet.pdf
97.3 KB

Are you ready to invest in your future?

Enroll now to start seeing immediate changes in your photography.

Hey, I'm Cathy.

I'm a blogger, momma and DIY'er by nature. Whether you're looking to learn how to improve your business photography or take better photos of your baby, I'm there helping you so you can get back to your day! I create affordable courses for the DIY'er in all of us.