Assistant Editor and novice shooter Kathleen Davis challenges herself to take her photography to the next level. What amateurs and pros alike can learn along with her.

When offered us the opportunity to take one of their online courses, I jumped at the chance. After all, of the staff at Popular Photography & Imaging, I have the most to learn.

After browsing all of their course offerings (Photoshop, Travel, Macro, People, etc.), I chose the 4-week Techniques of Natural Light Photography course taught by Jim Zuckerman. Since I own a very modest set of gear (a Nikon D40 with kit lens, and a Slik tripod) I figured I would be able to learn a lot from this course without being hampered by learning to use new equipment at the same time.

After the jump, how the classes at work.