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Basecamp: Education for a Creative Culture

The education you've been looking for

The creative world just got a whole lot easier & a whole lot better. Basecamp is an online platform that helps photographers build a thriving business through powerful courses, accountability, and insight from industry experts.


Welcome to Basecamp

Basecamp is for the creative who is looking to consistently grow in their craft, client experience, and business expertise. It’s for the creative who is eager to navigate entrepreneurship while in an engaged and encouraging community alongside other photographers . As photographers, we have a lot of skills that need to be mastered. Basecamp is here to help you learn the ropes to these skills alongside peers and mentors who are in the thick of the entrepreneurial journey, just like you.

Moral of the story? The creative world can be tough.

You aren’t alone. There isn’t a one size fits all fix, but Basecamp is here to fill in the gaps with ongoing education that grows with you, and the guidance you need.

  1. Learning the art of photography takes a lot of time, effort, and investment. It’s not something you can learn overnight (or by yourself – and you shouldn't have to). 
  2. Running a Business 101 wasn’t a thing in school, and if it was, it sure didn’t teach us the ropes of being a creative business owner. 
  3. Balancing life, sessions, editing, and building up your business sometimes feels like one too many things to juggle. 


Dawn, here… Founder & Lead Educator behind Basecamp.

Imposter syndrome and a lack of accountability held me back for wayyy too long.

As someone who has now been a full-time photographer for 7 years, I am SO aware of the grit, skill, and mental strength it takes to be a creative. For so long, I held myself back in an effort to keep to myself and stay in my own lane. In recent years, I’ve made it my mission to pour into community and creativity more fully, and I want more than anything to pass that along to you. That’s exactly why Basecamp was created: to be accessible, affordable, and helpful for any and all creatives who are searching for a push in achieving their dreams and goals.

Introducing… Basecamp

An accessible, ever-evolving course library and high-touch community education platform for creatives chasing after a successful photography business. If straight-to-the-point, comprehensive education at an affordable price is what you’re after, Basecamp is the missing piece you’re looking for in your creative career. You can join anytime, cancel anytime!!!




Let’s get down to business (literally)...

Monthly Courses Led by Dawn & Industry Experts

You’ll receive unlimited access to monthly courses on a wide range of topics that will propel your business forward. We’ll cover 1-2 topics per month, including (but not limited to) client experience, editing, shooting alongside me, fueling your body, productivity, social media, blogging, finances, and SO much more. 

An Online Community Support Group

When you join the Basecamp Facebook Group and Close Friends Stories, you’ll be immersed in real-time community, accountability, and inspiration through bonuses like: 

  • Weekly Marketing Calendar so you know *exactly* what to post each week
  • Community support to ask questions, make connections, and encourage other Basecamp-ers in their entrepreneurial journey.

Basecamp Private Account!!

As a Basecamp member, you’ll have access to Basecamp's Private Account! You'll get access to weekly social media marketing plans, trending ideas/audios, BTS from sessions, photo breakdowns + so much more.

  • Weekly Marketing Calendar so you know *exactly* what to post each week
  • Educational Reels *exclusively* for the Basecamp Fam
  • Tips and tricks for growing on social media

Get Started In Basecamp…


Take the plunge and become a Basecamp member for only $39/month (what are you waiting for??!!) You can join anytime, cancel anytime!!


Join the Basecamp community page and introduce yourself – getting plugged into this community is a MAJOR perk, so don’t forget to join!


Start diving into the courses that pertain to your goals! Since you have unlimited access to the ever-growing course library, you can take each course at your own pace.

Client Experience with Dawn Photo

  • Love Languages + Your Business
  • Elopement Questionnaire
  • Canned Emails
  • Client Experience Overview - Pt. 1
  • Client Experience Overview - Pt. 2
  • Client Experience Overview - Pt. 3
  • Client Experience: Website + Instagram Tips
  • Worst Wedding Ever
  • How to Location Scout

Guest Interviews

  • How to Maintain Unique Creativity in Your Photography Business with Darian Kaia
  • Capturing Emotion with Miles Witt Boyer
  • How to Capture Emotions with Kaylyn West Photography
  • Curated Documentary Style Photography with Blake Hogge
  • Finding Your Consistent Style with Jordan Voth
  • Building Your Brand Foundations with Hannah Rosser

Business + Finance

  • Holding Yourself Accountable with Dawn Photo
  • Finances for Small Business Creatives with Kirsti Dory
  • Pricing Mindset with India Earl
  • The Art of Add On’s with India Earl
  • Creating Revenue Through Brands with Beba Vowels
  • How to Avoid Being Ghosted with Dawn Photo
  • Not Niche-ing down with Doxa Photography

Editing + Workflow

  • Photo Workflow
  • Cull an Elopement with Dawn Photo
  • Edit an Elopement with Dawn Photo
  • The Backups Course
  • How to Shoot + Edit ALL Skin Tones with Heart + Seoul Photo
  • Photoshop 101 with Lily Brundin
  • The GIFS Course with Dawn Photo
  • Live Editing Call
  • Black + White Editing Tip


  • SEO Friendly Blog Posts with Danielle Johnson
  • Social Media Strategy with Northwest Focus Co
  • Creating Reels in a Unique Way with Makenzy Smith
  • Marketing Tips + Tricks with Dawn Photo
  • Google Posts


  • Creative Shooting with Dawn Photo
  • BTS: Couples Shoot with Dawn Photo
  • BTS: Elopement in Olympic NP with Dawn Photo
  • Artful Compositions to Emphasize Environments with Marcella Laine
  • Film Photography 101 with Brady Bates Photography
  • Self Portraits for Creatives with Carley Mae Photography
  • Foolproof Guide to Astrophotography with Hanna Irene
  • Interview: Creating a Storytelling Brand with Miles Leavitt
  • Storytelling Photography with Kenny Marshall
  • Incorporating Storytelling Video with Shayna Lloyd
  • Camera Settings 101

Resource PFS + More!

  • Photoshoot + Wedding Checklist
  • Elopement Questionnaire
  • Pricing Calculator


When you join Basecamp, you get access to all the previous courses, access to the exclusive Basecamp Facebook Group and Instagram Close Friends Stories, PLUS new course drops every month!

Basecamp 2024 is Going to Be *GOOD*. 

See What’s Coming Up… 

How to Manage Pinterest for Photographers

BTS Couples Session with Dawn Photo

How to Plan a Hiking Elopement

First Steps to Take as a New Photographer 

Basecamp Exclusive Digital Resource Guides


You deserve to have *actual* community and clarity as you journey through the creative world.

What do you say?

Basecamp was created for YOU.

Accessible, affordable, to-the-point creative education that listens to your needs. 

I created Basecamp for you, to grow with you, and serve your needs as you walk through the stages of your creative journey. I take my Basecamp fam’s input seriously, so it’s not unlikely that Basecamp-er course requests show up in course drops!

As a Basecamp member, you will…

Confidently learn skills that will help you reach new heights in your business.

Be challenged to think in new creative ways, and perfect elements of your business.

Connect with other business owners who understand the ins and outs of the photography industry.

Have the opportunity to ask questions, receive feedback, and partake in conversations with other members and educators.

Learn how to better run your business while simultaneously living your life.

Stay motivated in your business because you have the tools and support to succeed when roadblocks come your way.

Hi, Dawn here!

I’ve been a full time photographer for 7 years, and have truly loved every moment of it. I’ve had the privilege of traveling across the world to capture love, getting my work featured in awesome publications, but most importantly, I’ve found purpose in what I do through being able to work with incredible humans and using my creativity. I created Basecamp to give you the tools to build an incredible creative career. I can’t wait to walk this journey alongside you!

Watch courses on your own time, at your own pace.

Learn strategies to better run your business.

Network with other photographers. 

Reach your goals and consistently grow in your creative skills.

Cancel at any point!

Basecamp was created to be unlike any other creative education platform. With ongoing courses and an exclusive community, all at an affordable price, Basecamp is accessible to photographers at every stage of their entrepreneurial journeys. Join Basecamp and prepare to see exponential growth in your creative ventures.

Let’s get this show on the road…

Join Basecamp for only $39.

In Case You Have Questions…

What happens if I want to cancel my membership?

I totally understand that the time to pause or cancel your membership might come! You are able to cancel at any time, no strings attached :)

How often will new courses be added to the library?

Each month, there will be 1-2 new courses added! You’ll never get bored with content because there will consistently be new lessons for you to watch and learn from!

I’m just getting started, is Basecamp for me?

Absolutely! No matter what stage of business you are in, the principles of Basecamp can absolutely help support you in your journey.


Basecamp is here for you.

I know that investing in yourself and business is a big decision. Basecamp is here to be an all-in-one platform to run a thriving photography business. See you inside.


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