Welcome to Cameras and Coffee Cups

Improve Your Photography With Positive Community and Courses Designed To Supercharge Your Skills

Cameras and Coffee Cups

About Cameras and Coffee Cups

THIS community is what you've been waiting for...

  • Improve Your Photography with Courses Created by A Pro Educator and Experienced Photographer
  • No Algorithm. No Distracting Ads. No Selling Your Personal Data!
  • Learn the Secrets of Workflow and Professional Photo Editing
  • Download Contract Templates, Price Sheets, and Much More When You're Ready to Become a Professional
  • Download Free Presets and Learn How To Make Your Own
  • Podcasts, Videos, Challenges and Much More!

Here is a recipe for SUCCESS: Spend some time in the community. Take some of the courses. Reach out for personal assistance. This community is there for you and will transform how you feel about a camera and using it confidently!

Have you ever wanted a more thoughtful, positive place to call home online?  

You'll get that here.  

We are a group of photographers committed to optimism and positivity.  We are devoted to being truthful while always being kind. 

My name is Jerred Zegelis and I've been a photographer and educator for more than 18 years. My entire focus has been creating positive communities in the classroom.  

Here is the truth: community is the way to learn and grow.  When you have a group of people who are devoted to this goal, there's nothing that can stop each and every member from achieving more, together.  

I'm going to use everything I've learned these past few decades to build a group here similar to the ones that have helped thousands of students learn photography and much more.

I've shots hundreds of weddings and portrait sessions, put on multiple art shows, sold thousands in art prints, and even converted my photographs into custom vector art for corporate clients. 

I can help you achieve your goals!

Why "Cameras and Coffee Cups?"  I want to replicate the feeling of warmth and community that photographers gain when gathering in a coffee shop.  And what do photographers bring with them when gathered around a warm drink?  Cameras, of course. 

Do you want to cut through the NOISE that's out there and focus on what REALLY matters in photography?  

I get it.  Every YouTuber has the answer.  There are literally millions of pages of content on the internet that all claim to help you learn photography. 

A lot of it is good information.  Most of it is just noise designed to feed an algorithm. 

So how do you cut out the noise? 

You ask others who care. Together we will focus on what works wherever you are as a photographer.  COMMUNITY MATTERS!

(Learn how to photograph incredible landscape photos like these in our courses, where I take you behind the scenes to show you how I process these types of pictures. This is just one benefit of the community.)

Are you constantly doubting yourself?  Do you sometimes hesitate to reach out because of judgement you find on the internet?

In this group we will focus on a simple truth: EVERYONE IS A PHOTOGRAPHER.  Others don't agree with that statement, and that's fine.  There's plenty of places for them.  Here, however, if you are someone who loves taking photographs, with a professional DSLR or a cell phone or a pinhole camera, we treat you the same.  We're all in this thing together.

If you want to take amazing photos of people (wedding and portrait photographers, raise your hand!), I can help you too. (You'll learn how to take cool photos like these!)

This group is different. 

As a teacher, my most important job is opening doors for my students and helping them find the confidence to walk through the doorway, all while creating an environment that facilitates personal growth and motivation.

That's what we are doing here, together.

A Unique Journey Starts Here

We will focus on: 

Discussions that matter. Authentic conversations are what matter.  Unlike many social platforms that are focused on likes and follows, we're all equal here, talking about photography and learning. 

Great communities value privacy.  This space is no different.  What you share here, what you say here, stays here.  Anyone can share freely without fear of judgement or others finding out.  

The algorithm DOES NOT RULE! You get to create your own feed, and what you see is NOT controlled by the algorithm designed exclusively to be addictive enough to keep you coming back (to view more ads).  This group is OURS, and we control it!

What else will you get? 

We have a future roadmap that includes:

- Multiple classrooms covering different areas of photography, including portraits, weddings, action shots and more.

- A download section where you can print out professional templates, designs, branding and more. 

- Video Chats with the community where we can get together and ask questions/brainstorm ideas with the community. 

- Critique Sessions to improve our skills together. Don't worry though - these are focused on positivity and improving together!

You will...

  • Be more confident with a camera in almost any situation so you can take better photos every time you need to
  • Be able to create timeless, stunning heirloom photographs that will be treasured beyond a lifetime
  • Be the envy of all your friends and family as your photography skills begin to soar
  • Finally develop a plan forward no matter where you are at in your photography career. 

(This is my son. He was 10 in this photo - if he can learn to take better photos, EVERYONE can learn to take better photos! 
YOU CAN DO THIS. I can help.)

This group's future is going to be defined by YOU. 

If you believe there is a need for a positive, uplifting, focused space for photographers, then I'm asking for your help in growing this space.  I'll be soliciting feedback and ways to make the group so valuable people will be raving about it to others.  YOU can help make this happen by joining now and helping shape the future of the group.  

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