Hey there. I am Adam Mullins. I am a camera nerd.
In 2011, we shot our first wedding and earned our first paycheck using our cameras. In 2013, I quit my 9-5 job so we could BOTH shoot together FULL TIME . I LOVE taking pictures but I REALLY love teaching others how to create stunning images (Fun Fact: I went to school for education!) We have shot 200 weddings over the past 7 years and I want to help YOU take your photography to the next level! Whether you want help editing in Lightroom, shooting with off camera flash, creating a contract and workflow, or simply taking better photos of your grandkids, I can help!
January 12th 1-3pm - This workshop is an in person interactive workshop that teaches the fundamentals of your camera and shooting in manual mode. The only requirement is that you have a digital camera that is able to shoot in manual mode (any interchangeable lens camera) No prior photography knowledge is required. I will walk through what parts of the camera are called, where buttons are, how to set up your camera, and then I'll teach you how to understand photography and light so that you are prepared for any lighting situation. We will focus on the technical aspects of photography, which will enable you to understand how your camera and light interact. This class does not cover posing, flash, or post processing. We simply focus on building a solid foundation. You will be able to get out of auto mode and in to manual mode where you are in control.
Have you ever avoided shooting an image because of a distracting object in the background?
Have you ever captured something breathtaking only to see a trashcan or an uncle photobombing in the background?
Learning basic Photoshop skills like how to remove an object from an image will take your photography business to the next level!
After taking my basic Photoshop course, you will be able to confidently and quickly remove objects from your images.
In 2009, I got my first remote control helicopter… it was all downhill from there. In 2013 I built a custom helicopter and hot glued a camera to it and took my first aerial photo. Later that year, I bought my first quadcopter and fell in love with how easy to fly and stable it was. In 2014 I built a HUGE hexicopter and programed my first autonomous “missions.” The following year, I built and programed a smaller drone and in 2017 I bought a DJI Mavic Pro because it is so portable and the software is not as buggy as my custom creations.
Just like all my photo courses, you will learn to fly by doing it. You will start flying on a simulator after you learn the parts and terms and we will end the class with you feeling comfortable and confidant flying a real DJI drone. You do not have to have your own drone but you are more than welcome to bring it if you have it. If you want to step up your photography, videography, or real estate game, sign up and let me teach you to fly.
Over the past few years, I have seen a common theme from both experienced photographers and those just starting out, FLASH! There are so many super talented photographers that are so intimidated by flash! That is why I decided to teach the Light Your Love workshop!!
The mission is simple, to teach photographers how to effectively use flash during weddings. My lighting workshop will help photographers gain confidence and understanding of on AND off camera flash. I’ll show you how to effectively use flash to light receptions, nighttime portraits, and the rest of the wedding day. We will concentrate on simple and straightforward setups that you can implement quickly and confidently during the hustle and bustle of a wedding day.
Right now, I do not have any Light Your Love Workshops planned BUT I can do even better, we can do a personal one on one mentoring session and go through the workshop's content and materials! If you are interested in finally conquering flash, sign up for mentoring!
This online course will show you the basics of photo editing using Lightroom. When you open Lightroom for the first time and there are 500 sliders staring at you, it can be overwhelming. In this course, I go through everything one a a time and show you what it does and when to use it. Besides just photo editing, I show you how to setup an efficient workflow to make editing faster.
Everyone knows that I enjoy the classroom setting, but there is something special about bringing someone into my home and really investing in them. Besides photography, being an entrepreneur is one of my favorite things. Rather it is crunching the numbers, planning a new workshop, or meeting with new clients, I love it all! With Sarah's help, I have been running our business for eight years. In 2013 we decided to turn our hobby into full time jobs for both of us! We would LOVE to help you do the same!
These sessions can be about ANYTHING! Maybe you struggle when shooting dark receptions and need to know how to use off camera flash, but you also want to ask about liability insurance… we can totally do that! We can spend half the day on shooting details, and the other half on the customer experience and effective client communication. It is up to you! Besides getting a wealth of knowledge on whatever topics you want, we will also do your headshots so you can walk away with a brand new profile picture ;)
Prior to each session, we will send you a questionnaire asking you to identify some areas that are holding you back along with some areas you are strong in. We really build the time around YOU and what you need.
Photo lessons and mentor sessions are two hours and they are held in our home or studio in central Virginia. Email us to figure out specifics and what dates will work for you!
Have you ever wanted to go completely analog? During this in person class, we will take black and white film, develop it, and enlarge some frames onto 8.5x11 prints all without ever viewing a digital screen. This class does not go in depth about taking photos on film, it is just a fun class designed to show you how film is developed and enlarged.
After many requests, we have decided to offer giftcards online! You can now purchase a giftcard online and give it to someone later as a gift. Each giftcard is worth $100, so if you want to give someone a $199 course, you will need to buy two giftcards. If you want a value other than $100, email us :)
Out Of Auto is an online photography class that teaches photographers how to capture the images they envision using manual mode on their camera. I made this class when I saw how frustrated photographers were getting because they were shooting in Auto mode or aperture priority and they were not getting the images they wanted. Shooting in manual mode gives you full control over the exposure of the image. You can control blur, depth of field, noise, and of course how bright or dark the image is. Played straight through, the class is about an hour but will take at least 2 hours to complete. No prior photography knowledge is required but you must have a camera that is able to shoot in manual mode. I am confident that even experienced photographers will benefit from the class!
This workshop is an in person interactive workshop that teaches the fundamentals of your camera and shooting in manual mode. The only requirement is that you have a digital camera that is able to shoot in manual mode (any interchangeable lens camera) No prior photography knowledge is required. I will walk through what parts of the camera are called, where buttons are, how to set up your camera, and then I'll teach you how to understand photography and light so that you are prepared for any lighting situation. We will focus on the technical aspects of photography, which will enable you to understand how your camera and light interact. This class does not cover posing, flash, or post processing. We simply focus on building a solid foundation. You will be able to get out of auto mode and in to manual mode where you are in control.
Whether you are looking to purchase your first “real” camera, invest in a new lens, or finally learn how to use off camera flash, I have dozens of FREE blogs and youtube videos to help you get started. Make sure and follow along on Instagram and subscribe on Youtube so that you don’t miss anything.