I offer photography coaching sessions and workshops to help you improve your photography. My approach follows principles of Zen Photography - a nurturing approach to help you achieve your best photographs at your current level of ability. Everyone can make beautiful and personal photographs!

Education & Tours

Learn from Me

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During a coaching session, we work through images in your portfolio or plan photos you've always wanted to make. I can help you master that technique you've always wanted to learn or work through the basics with you in a way you'll understand. I can help you with your post-processing workflow in Lightroom - and when you need to move to Photoshop.

$75/hour | $25 deposit for first meeting

Individual Coaching

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I have written a number of books and ebooks on a number of topics including photography, self-awareness and happiness, and music. Books are available for purchase through Amazon.. Contact me if you would like more information on these or future publications.

Books & eBooks

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I offer workshops and talks on a variety of photographic and post-processing techniques. Topic include travelogues of my trips, tips on travel photography, composition, and taking a Zen approach to photography. Go to my Events page to see my upcoming talks and workshops. Visit my blog Traveling at Wits End to see what I have to say.

Duration ranges from 1 to 2 hours

Fees are negotiable.

Workshops & Classes

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I travel extensively and post about my travels and provide photography tips and education. I host a weekly photo challenge every Friday to help keep the creativity flowing.

Blog: Traveling at Wits End

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Whether you are coming to St. Louis as a tourist or you live here and are looking for new places to photograph, I offer individualized St. Louis Photography Tours. Tours are tailored to a certain area or type of photography.

2 hour minimum.

$75/hour ($150 minimum)

$50 deposit

Photography Tours

I'm a self-taught photographer, but a trained musician and music educator. I've been teaching all levels (including adults) for over 30 years. I have published widely and am a prolific speaker.

Let's get together and improve your photography!

Published Articles

Why I’m Sticking with Lightroom Classic… for Now

Ever since Adobe announced that Lightroom would become “Lightroom Classic”, the writing has been in the wall. Lightroom as I know it will someday become a technological dinosaur. In this article, I’ll give you my impressions as I revisited CC with a view to switching from Classic.

Lightroom Keyword Hacks: Making the Most of Your Keywords

Keywording is supposed to save me time. But the thing is, I didn’t want to trade time searching for a photo for time spent keywording my images. I’ll share my tricks with you. Most are ways to effectively use existing tools built into Lightroom. The tools are there, I just had to find them and make the them work for me.

Best Camera Settings for Landscape Photography

Getting out into nature is one of the things I love most about photography. But it is often challenging to know how to photograph these fantastic scenes. The light changes with the weather and time of day and so do my camera settings. In this article, I’ll give you the best landscape photography settings for your camera.

12 Tips for Improving Your Wildlife Photography Composition

Here are 12 tips for better wildlife photography composition. I’ll talk about composition, how to prepare for a photo shoot, and what camera settings to use. Whether you want to photograph hummingbirds or zebra, these composition and wildlife photography tips will help you make amazing wildlife photos.

Rediscovering the Art of Dodging and Burning

A few easy post-processing tools can add a sense of drama to any scene. Photos with flat light or exposure problems become dramatic light masterpieces. In this article, I’ll talk about two powerful, easy-to-use post-processing techniques: Dodging and Burning. I’ll show you how to use these techniques to fix exposure problems and for artistic effect.

How to Easily Understand the Exposure Triangle: Aperture, Shutter Speed & ISO

For many photographers, the exposure triangle seems to be a moving target. This article will cover how to control exposure in digital photography. I’ll talk through each of the three settings that make up the exposure triangle: apertureshutter speed, and ISO. You will be able to understand how the settings interact with each other.

How to Shoot Spectacular Silhouette Photography

In this article, I’ll let you in on the secret tips to creating spectacular silhouette photography. I’ll walk you through the camera settings that make taking silhouette pictures easier.  Once you understand the basic technique for creating silhouette photography, challenging lighting conditions become photographic opportunities.

Back Button Focus: Your New Secret Weapon?

In this article, I’m going to let you in on the secret of back button focus. I’ll show you why many photographers swear by this method of focusing and I’ll help you through the steps to set up back button focus on your own camera. Finally, I’ll give you tips on how to integrate back button focus into your photography. With a bit of practice, back button focus may become your secret weapon.

Contact me for coaching, photography tours of St. Louis, speaking engagements, photographs for interior design or travel destinations.

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Jennifer Mishra

Wits End Photography

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