Screw the Rule of Thirds

Your complete, A-Z guide to setting up your camera and harnessing the light, and taking awesome pictures of your family with the camera you already have.

I Hate the Rule of Thirds

That's a pretty bold statement, isn't it! Especially from a photographer. Which is weird, right? It’s like, the very first compositional rule that any new photographer learns. But here's the thing, there are so many ways to make a good picture. Screw the Rule of Thirds is the first in an exciting new series for normal people, with normal lives.

Are you ready to take better pictures?

How many times have you scrolled through Instagram and thought, "I wish I could take pictures like that!" When was the last time you went to share only to test every Instagram filter to find the one that made your picture look the best? Did you get a nice camera for your birthday but have no idea how it works?

Whether your have a nice DSLR or just want to take better pictures with your iPhone, this book is for you.

Order Summary
Screw the Rule of Thirds Volume 1 ebook

How would you feel if you could...

  • Know how to use your camera as well as the professionals
  • Fill your walls of pictures that you love, of people you love
  • Feel confident you could take a great picture even with your smartphone
  • Know could handle any lighting situation your life throws at you
  • Your price: $30.00 $15.00 (for a limited time only)

You will learn...

  • How to set up your iPhone
  • How to set up your DSLR
  • How to analyze the light in any situation
  • Exposure 101
  • To understand Aperture, ISO and Shutter Speed
  • How to choose the right lens
  • How to read shadows
  • How to manipulate your light or subject to match your vision

What people are saying...

April says:

  • I've owned a "fancy" camera (Canon SX50) for about four years now and have not taken it out of "auto" mode more than a few times. Courtney's course, "Screw the Rule of Thirds!" helped me learn new and useful ways to get out of the safe mindset. I have had a blast learning all my camera can do--amazing machine, actually--and my photography has improved so, so much. Courtney teaches camera mechanics and composition concepts in a way that is understandable and fun! I can't wait to learn even more from her upcoming courses! I'm a fan! ♥

Who the heck am I?

Hi, my name is Courtney. I'm a documentary photographer who specializes in families, fine art, and video. And I L.O.V.E. photography! I've been studying it for over a decade and love making pictures that share the realities of life and motherhood. Warts and all.


  • I ran a marathon by myself the day before the official race
  • I have six kids. Yup. Six.
  • I secretly want to get a tattoo
  • I've suffered from depression at several points in my life
  • I like sugary, marshmallow, chocolatey cereal
  • Sometimes I am sick of being touched and just want to take a vacation by myself.
  • I feel socially awkward, was a loner in high school and still feel like I have to earn people's love.
  • I want to be an MMA fighter
  • I love kitchen dance parties with my kids

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