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Jill Gum Photo University Frequently Asked Questions! Learn to use your Camera TODAY!

I wanted to pop back in today after yesterday’s Photo University launch with some questions about this course, how it works, and who it applies to that I think might come up, to try to answer anything you might want to know ahead of time!  I am so excited to welcome all the new students who joined yesterday, and want to help you make the right choice for you if you are considering it as well!   Click here if you need all the details about the course!!  But before you read, check out a super quick preview of what the Photo U lessons really look like!!

**Payment info in this promo is from an old model- now when you purchase the course, you get lifetime access without a monthly payment!


Q: Is this a course or a membership? 
A: This is a COURSE–which means you get immediate access to ALL 24 modules of teaching…so you can binge-watch Netflix-style or you can go at whatever pace you want!

Q: Can I give the Photo U to someone as a gift?
A: YES! You can easily gift Photo U (or give the first portion of it, called Photography for Moms 101) to a loved one! Just reach out via email at and I will get you taken care of!

Q: Is this course for people who want to start a BUSINESS or for people who just love photographing?
A: BOTH!  While it doesn’t cover specific business topics (like running a business, marketing, etc), ALL of the topics covered are topics that photographers with a business would need to know.  We cover topics all related to actually using your camera to take great pictures.  I teach my entire shooting system in the Photo U that has allowed me to become a 6-figure photographer…so if you think you would want to learn that, this is for you!

Q: Do I have access to the content forever?
A: Yes!! Once you purchase the course you will have LIFETIME ACCESS–so you can watch, rewatch, and rewatch again any lesson, any time you want.

Q: Are there different payment options?
A: You can pay all-at-once for the Photo University (a one-time payment of $279 on sale) OR you can opt to pay in 4-installments (4 payments of $78 on sale).  If you pay in 4 installments, you will be automatically billed on the same day of each month that you make your first payment.

Q: What exactly will be covered as topics in the course?
A: In 24 modules, Photo U covers everything you need to know to take the pictures you dream and includes the following topics:

  • Shooting in manually (including camera settings, focus, white balance, and so much more)
  • How to shoot in all types of outdoor light (shade, bright sunlight, daytime, evening, sunset, etc)
  • Finding and using great natural light indoors
  • How to achieve beautiful composition
  • What to look for within your editing software to edit your images (and how I edit mine!)
  • How to tell the story- make your pictures look like the moment feels!
  • Photo organization and management (what do you do with your photos AFTER you take them!)
  • Posing and guiding your subjects to catch the real moments
  • And SO MUCH MORE! Click here to see a full breakdown of each module’s content!! 

Q: What will I get/see in each lesson?
A: Students will be a part of the course site where they will view all the content.  Each module’s content consists of a 30-60+ minute video (either with me photographing and talking to the camera about what I’m doing, photographing while I’m working with clients, or teaching in my office/from my computer depending on what the topic calls for), a supplemental PDF or worksheet to go along with the video, and at least 4 months worth of  live online Booster Q+A (with replay after, because again, I understand #reallife!) with student questions about what they are learning and working on!

Q: I have never used my camera before and am a total beginner– is this course for me, or is it for my friend who has used her camera for years on Manual?
A: This course is for you BOTH!  We will start super basic– but it will very quickly turn into content that could improve any photographer wherever they are in their journey.  As for the early content, for more proficient photographers, I never mind a review of the basics or seeing what settings and preferences another photographer uses– and the beginning would function like that for you!

Q: I still have a question– how do I ask?
A: Email and we will get back to you asap!


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I'm Jill, a wedding and portrait photographer based out of Chicago and Central Illinois, and available world wide! I'm also a photography educator, wife to my favorite person on the planet, mama to 3 amazing kids and an energetic Aussie, and obsessed with statement jewelry and all desserts (especially fruit pies!). 

As a past high school teacher, I have a major heart for education. After going full time in my business, I have built a business I love that gives me an almost 6 figure salary and allows me to be home part time with my kids.  I dream for you to run a business that enhances your life and lights you up, and I believe I can help you learn how to do it with a little hustle and a lot of heart!

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You're in the right place!  As a past high school teacher, educating others is my life's work and a HUGE part of my business!  I have been teaching moms and hobbyists how to use their camera from first purchasing it all the way to coaching them into businesses of their own, and I'd love to help you as well, wherever you are (and whatever camera you have!).

I'm so glad you are here!  Teaching Photographers and other small business owners how to run more joyful, successful, and profitable businesses is one of my favorite parts of my business!  I specialize in working with photographers to make their goals a reality (or figure out what their goals should be in the first place!).  

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