Does photography feel like a guessing game?
I remember that feeling well!
Most camera owners are confused, frustrated & overwhelmed when trying to learn their camera settings and editing software.
That's why we create easy, step-by-step photography courses that teach you, in plain English, how to confidently shoot & edit pro-quality photos every time.
Hi, I’m David Molnar and I remember being overwhelmed when I was trying to learn to take great photos.
And even more overwhelmed when I was staring at a Photoshop screen.
Even after years of photography classes I still felt confused.
I wished an experienced pro photographer would have mentored me on what I needed to know (and skip all the boring scientific nonsense).
I realized photography is not that hard when you have a simple plan to follow.
We’ve just had super nerds, that are way too smart, trying to explain photography to us.
I dreamed of helping aspiring photographers avoid all the trial and error and years of frustration I went through.
As a busy working photographer my photos were featured on millions of Pepsi cans, in People Magazine and the New York times. But all I could do was dream bigger.
I dreamed of helping tens of thousands of photographers pursue their dreams.
So I built a simple plan anyone can follow and now mentor people like YOU.
Now my company is mentoring over 200,000 students who are following the step-by-step plan to become great photographers.
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Meet Your Photography Mentor Team
David Molnar CEO
David Molnar is a celebrity and advertising photographer, believer and family man.
His work has been seen on millions of Pepsi cans, in People Magazine, on American Idol, and in The New York Times.
His clients include Google, Pepsi, & Sony among many others. Feeling so blessed to be realizing his dreams, David is now focusing on being “Your Photography Mentor.”
He is helping tens of thousands of photographers pursue THEIR dreams by creating world-class photo education, inspiration & resources.
Betsy Finchum Head of Operations
Betsy is the mind behind the scenes, helping things run smoothly, making sure the team is all on the same page, and ensuring all the details flow together!
She loves planning super fun events for our students, while also crunching data, feedback, and numbers to make sure the moves we're making as a team are the BEST ones for YOU! Her focus is 100% on your needs, and she loves looking for even better, new ways to meet them.
A Connecticut native, Betsy made her way south a little over 7 years ago and couldn't imagine being anywhere else. Fairview, TN is home to her along with her husband, two sons (+ a little one on the way!), and several backyard chickens. She loves a stellar cup of coffee, fresh flowers, gardening, and exploring!
Rich Coleman Creative Director & Chief Photography Mentor
Students and David Molnar staff alike love Rich for his positive vibes and helpfulness.
Rich has the unique experience of being directly mentored by David in his career as a professional wedding photographer. David has been his biggest role model from the very beginning of his career.
For every shoot, Rich believes in keeping things fun, relaxed, and stress-free for all involved. Loving what he does motivates him to be at his best for all his shoots, no matter how big or small. His breathtaking professional photos preserve special memories of events for generations to come.
Rich lives in his hometown on the Outer Banks of North Carolina with his wife and two kids. He loves creative outlets and in addition to photography in his free time he likes to hand build and play guitars.
Autumn Barb Head of Student Experience
Autumn is the the smiling face behind the computer and phone, constantly working to create a student experience beyond compare!
Her world revolves around YOU. Your needs and desires are her focus and research. From answering questions to finding ways to solve problems, she is constantly working to optimize your experience. She loves solution-finding and making you feel welcomed, supported, and championed.
In college, Autumn was an art major with her medium of choice being photography. She graduated with her Bachelor of Arts degree in art and a minor in music. She lives in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia with her husband and all of their adorable pets! She loves watching and photographing motocross, fishing, and anything involving animals!
Crystal Livesay Community Manager + Photography Mentor
Crystal is our resident community manager and her goal in life is to leave people, places and things better than she found them.
Crystal is happiest when she is connecting with others and encouraging them in their own photography journey. Storytelling and memory keeping are her passion and she believes every single person has a story that is worth sharing and telling through their photography.
She is the one you will find in actively helping all of our students in our Facebook groups and is also one of our resident mentors specializing in telling your own personal, family stories.
Crystal has been memory keeping and telling her family's stories for over a decade. She has been featured in various publications in print and online all around memory keeping and storytelling: things like the Everyday Storyteller book, Log Your Memory Workbook, Creating Keepsakes and Scrapbooks Etc and a few other blogs and magazines. The passion for telling stories and documenting her life is what prompted her to be a better photographer.
Crystal met her husband in high school and they have been married for 17 years. They live in Indiana with their 4 kids and 3 cats.
Norma Tracy Lead Strategic Copywriter
Norma is our Lead Strategic Copywriter.
A hardcore ‘word nerd’, Norma manages the company’s Facebook page, writes blogs for our website, and works closely with John on our marketing campaigns. She is a graduate of Gonzaga University.
An avid researcher, she lives to read student survey results to discover what our students want to learn about next.
Norma hails from Alberta, Canada, where she loves to get out and photograph some of the most breathtaking scenery on earth. Except when it’s -40 in January.
The joy of her life is her grandson, Ryker.