the tpe buddy pass

Have a fancy DSLR camera…but still stuck on Auto Mode?! Have a friend with the same problem? This Black Friday grab a Full Time seat to our hottest 100% ONLINE photography course, Mastering Manual, for $99 and bring a friend for FREE!!

mastering manual

Don’t be fooled by the low price. This course is as broad and deep as all our others, but since it is such an integral foundation to your success as a photographer and in all our classes here at TPE, we want to make it as easily accessible as possible. Not only will it give you a taste of how TPE works, it will set you on the path for great success in all your photography endeavors.

No more auto or priority modes! We’re going full manual from day one and you will love it!

This is the essential technical foundation that will set the stage for success on your photography journey and all other course at The Photographer’s Element. Let’s start strong!

This course is 100% online, like all of our courses at TPE.  There are no required “online times” ever + you get lifetime access, always!


buy your buddy pass now
(Not buying a Buddy Pass? Want just one seat?  Click the button above for ALL your options!)
the details

class length:  3 weeks + lifetime access to all course content + immediate access upon purchase

class sessions: January 5-19, 2016, February 9-23, 2016 and March 15-29, 2016

class size: 15 Full-Time seats per session / 30 Audit seats per session (What is the difference between Full-Time and Audit?)

tuition: $200 $99 Full-Time (and bring a buddy for FREE!) / $100 $49 Audit


All our courses are taught 100% through video, text, and sometimes audio download! Download your materials to study at your own pace, at the times that work best for you! Then come back to the course pages to watch your videos.

Please note that if you choose to study as a Full-Time student, you may have assignments that will be due by a specific time each week. But again, you can complete them at your own pace. There are no required “online” times!

mastering manual course outline


Have a question about Mastering Manual?  Email me, Sarah Grace, your Mastering Manual instructor, and creator of The Photographer’s Element here:


Your Instructor

sarah allredSarah Grace is celebrating her sixth blissful year as a photography teacher.

Mentoring flourishing photographers makes her heart sing, as well as collecting vintage Little Peoples, and devouring all things Drum Corp (check out and watch her inner-geek emerge!). Sarah believes in holding no secrets back when teaching and that photographs can truly change the spirit of your home sweet home.

Sarah Grace lives in Louisiana with her husband, Loves-to-ride-the-bus-Kindergartener, and scambled eggs lovin’ baby boy.

Do you have specific questions about whether this course is right for you? You can reach Sarah Grace here. (And if you’ve got a line on vintage Little People? She’s your gal!)