take better photos

4 Weeks

to Better


If you’re a beginner to intermediate photographer who wants to take better pictures, but doesn’t want to get hung up on a bunch of technical stuff, and you want people to say “WOW” when they see your pictures … then this class is for you!


“Darlene is clear and concise, easy to understand. She offers great tips without overwhelming the viewer with too much technical information. She is very encouraging and insightful and uses helpful visual illustrations as examples. The exercises are a great idea to inspire me to get creative again!”Molly R.


Live Photography Classes

Your instructor, Darlene, will be leading the weekly 2 hour better photography classes which will be online, live and fully interactive. You get to ask questions live, speaking directly with Darlene using audio (and video if you choose to be on camera) so you can see and hear each other.


Weekly Practice

Get encouragement and feedback on weekly practice assignments to help you learn and want to keep going. Only by doing will your photography improve and Darlene encourages this in a helpful, supportive manner.


Watch & Watch Again

All the classes will be recorded so you won’t miss a thing, even if you have to step away or run late. You also can watch, and re-watch the class as many times as you like.


Take better pictures. Create stronger images!

You’ll learn about lenses, the elements of composition, textures, and depth of field. Find out about working the scene, or “walking around your subject”, and about photographing people. You’ll start to see “good light”, get better sunset images and night shots.

8 Hours fully interactive, class time

One 2 hour “Better Photography” class every week for 4 weeks. Darlene teaches live, you can ask questions as it happens. You will be able to ask your questions live, using audio and video (if you choose to) so you and the instructor can see each other. Weekly practice assignments with live feedback, discussion and encouragement keep you on track and moving in the right direction.


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Classes recorded so you wont miss a thing!

You can watch and re-watch the photography class as many times as you like as every class will be recorded. You’ll also receive a PDF of all the handouts and notes. Share your images from practice assignments to a private flickr group that will continue to be supported even after the class has ended. Interact with other class members and new students taking the next class.

No waiting, get immediate feedback

No waiting for assignments to be emailed back and forth like in other online classes. No watching pre-recorded lessons that are all the same. No waiting weeks to have your questions answered. Your photos will improve each and every week if you do the work and participate.

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“I just wanted to say how wonderful your enthusiasm and advice have been to me! What a darling girl you are to give out so much of yourself to people like me who have to try and make sense of a whole new vast and bewildering technology! Anyway – A Very Big Thank you for your tips and advice; I will put it all into practice! With great appreciation and love( you see you do that to people!)”Deborah Atkiknson, South Africa

This Better Photography Class IS for you if

  • you want to take better pictures but don’t want to get hung up on a bunch of technical stuff
  • you are a beginner to intermediate photographer
  • you’ve been taking photos for a while and just want to go to the next level
  • you’ve got the technical stuff down but still aren’t happy with your photos, they just don’t stand out
  • you’ve tried other “online” video classes before but you really want personal help from an an instructor you can interact with live during the class
  • you want ongoing support and a community to share images with even after the class if completed

This Better Photography Class is NOT for you if

  • you are an intermediate to advanced photographer
  • you’re a professional photographer
  • you want to learn your camera settings
  • you want to get lots of technical information (that is not covered in this class)
  • you do not want to participate in a live class or share your images (that is essential in this class if you want to learn and see improvement. This is an interactive class
  • you cannot understand English well enough to listen to the lessons and ask questions (I wish I know every language but unfortunately I don’t and the class is in English) If you aren’t sure if your English skills are good enough drop me a note and we can have a chat to test. I don’t want you to feel disappointed if you join the class and can’t understand.

The material was presented in a clear and straightforward manner. Darlene’s use of photos to illustrate before/after or better/worse helped reinforce her presentation.– Robert M.

The discussion was limited to only a few topics which allowed for detailed conversation that was not rushed.– Anthony R.

It was very specific, and not slanted by personal taste, and got right to the points that we can take away in an easy way to remember.– Sharon A.

Darlene is not only a photographer, she is a teacher.– Michael S.

This class has completed

September 2013 Dates

Tuesday Sept 10th, 18:00 to 20:00 MST
Tuesday Sept 17th, 18:00 to 20:00 MST
Tuesday Sept 24th, 18:00 to 20:00 MST
Tuesday Oct 1st, 18:00 to 20:00 MST
Better Photography class is limited to 24 participants.
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money back guarantee

4 Weeks to Better Photography comes with a 100% money back guarantee. I’m so confident that you’ll improve your photography that If you’re not completely satisfied within 30 days, I’ll return all your money.

Darlene Hildebrandt Better Photography WorkshopMy name is Darlene Hildebrandt, I am the face behind Her View Photography. I have been a professional photographer for over 25 years, and as such have photographed everything from soup to hay (literally); weddings; family portraits; corporate events and products.

I’ve written for and have been published on websites and in newspapers around the world. I teach several workshop style classes in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

I also lead travel photography workshops and do private tutoring. I am a regular writer on the wildly popular website Digital Photography School.