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This is how I learned to edit my photos

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I can't wait to get this! Thank you for the hard work that goes into these. You are such a source of inspiration every time I pick up my camera.


I bought it and was up all night reading the PDF and listening to the audio! The content of MTS-3 Focus is amazingly detailed and visually stunning! Love it!!


I just bought my copy and I cannot WAIT until I get a chance to read it! so excited. congrats! so proud of you :))) xxoo


Looks great!! How long will this be available for purchase?

Karen Russell

Tera - I'll will be available indefinitely, though the forum will only be offered ONE time. (June 16th through the 29th.)

Fee K.

I tried to purchase the one with the Q&A and it's giving me this error: Sorry, there has been an error reading /home/karen/public_html/sessions/35225605015, 35225605015.cart of the Add To Cart routine of lib/ at line number 761. If you are the administrator of this site, please check to make sure the path is set correctly. If you continue to have problems, please contact us.


Karen Russell

I've got an email in to the guy who hosts my site Fee K. Can you post your email address so I can contact you to try to help you get this sorted out?

Jen Fike

I'm so excited!!! I've been impatiently waiting for this :) Thanks for all your hard work putting this together! You ROCK!!!


So excited you are offering this to non-workshop participants. Just finished downloading, and now I'm regretting not having signed up for the forum...will that be offered as a separate purchase as well, for those who didn't purchase it with the pdf?


I bought this as soon I got your email announcement yesterday. I have your other two "Making the Shots" and love them, so I didn't even think twice before buying this one. I've only had a chance to skim it, but I can already say "Wow!" - it looks amazing. Thanks for the incredibly thorough and well-written information.


Bought mine! Now do you read the PDF while reading or are they separate to learn from?


I am SO excited to sink my teeth into this! As a former student, I still struggle with learning my DSLR (definitely not a reflection on the teacher), but your teaching method is always the easiest for me to understand! (I guess I just need to understand faster? LOL) Thanks for this Karen!

Fee K.

It's working this morning???! Thank you so much!!! I've been waiting years to take your course (money issues for us with me in school full time- I couldn't justify the cost -even though I know it's WORTH it...) so this is a great consolation...until I graduate, get a job and THEN take the full course!!!!

Karen Russell

Rebecca - The audio is the same as the PDF, but past students swear by the audio as a great learning tool since I put emphasis on certain words and because hearing something is such a great way to learn.

Fee K - Glad it's resolved, the web guy did something to fix the problem (though I don't understand techy stuff like that, so I can't explain what he did!)

Deirdre - If you want to participate in the forum, you can just Paypal the balance ($20) using my email address as the recipient's email address ( and then email me to let me know you've done that and I'll manually add you to the forum.


I just bought it and can't wait to read it in all of my "free" time!
and I need to figure out how to get the audio on my iphone.
But, I can't wait to start working on this. My focus really stinks now and is frustrating me.
Thanks for this, it is lovely and I can tell you put your heart and soul into this piece! amazing!


Excited doesn't even begin to describe how I feel! Can't wait to dive into this!!!! Thank you for working so hard on this, I can tell this is going to be a tool I go back to again and again.

Sherry Connell

Amazing, your best work to date Karen! Congratulations, truly a labor of love and it shows!


Just purchased mine. Can't wait to dive in! Thank you so much!!


I remember seeing somewhere how you copied and bound yours but can't find it again. Can you give that information again?

Karen Russell

I had mine printed in color and spiral bound at Office Depot. (It was really spendy though - like $80. I have another student who ordered hers to be printed online for only $31 and am waiting to hear back from her about whether the print quality was good or not for such a reasonable price. Will keep you all posted on that.)

Diane Herman

This is perfectly timed. I have to confess my DSLR has hardly made it out of its case the last 18 months...I have been lazy and just pulling out the iPhone :(
And as handy and goodish the iPhone is...I have captured some great moments only to be disappointed with the quality when Ihave them printed.
So its time to get the baby back out and find my mojo again. Thanks Karen xxx

Juli P

Hi Karen,
Just curious if you heard back on the printing and binding of the Making the Shot. I was going to print the Focus document and bind it, $110! ouch! just checking for options on saving some dough...
Thanks! I love it, so full of great information. I've been reading and shooting. Hopefully, will start seeing improvement soon!


hello Karen, I've been having trouble with the link to purchase. is it working? can the problem be that I'm outside the US?

Adrianne D

Hi Karen,

I am into the first few pages and I have a question. My Canon 7d custom menu III for autofocus settings is different than what you're showing in Figure 22. I only have the following options:
C.FnIII: Autofocus/Drive
0: AF priority/Tracking priority
1: AF priority/Drive speed priority
2: Release/Drive speed priority
3: Release/Tracking priority

Help!!! I have no clue what to set this on. Thanks in advance.

Bob Evans

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