Begins December 3, 2021

Powerful lessons on photography, business, client relations and pricing, social media, industry secrets, entrepreneurship and life design—all in one place.
















 The only place you will find powerful lessons on photography, business, client relations, pricing, social media, entrepreneurship and life design - all in one place - so you can build a beautiful career as a photographer.










Inside The Academy, Our Students Have Landed Projects With

Comments From Students


"I'm in Mallorca Spain shooting a campaign for Free People and a story for Rollacoasta Magazine. It's exactly the type of work I dreamed about before taking this course, and I really could not have done it without you. It's seriously amazing what you are doing"

-JJ, The UK


"I recently shot a project with Vogue Russia - working towards more of those types of shoots and intuitively know that's the direction I'm headed and built for. I think about the first time I messaged you about the mentorship to where I am now and I'm always going to be saying thank you for your authenticity, sincerity and wisdom."

-BH, Los Angeles


"I wanted to let you know that in the past week I have been booked on my first two paid photography jobs! I honestly couldn't be happier. For not one, but two different brands to reach out and book me on jobs was just incredible. I quoted for both jobs in the way that you taught us and was so nervous that the fee was too high and that they would turn me down - but they didn't blink an eyelid. No questions asked, they just confirmed the job straight away. I honestly couldn't thank you enough. I still can't quite believe how far I have come since completing your course. I am the happiest I have been in the longest time, and I feel like I have purpose. So thank you again."

- Ruby, Australia


"I have been a fan of your photography for awhile. However, what stands out to me is your incredible perspective and perseverance. The Academy fulfills all necessary components of starting a professional photography business and provides a vast amount of invaluable practical information, along with your personal challenges in the industry, which are such rare resources for photographers to be able to access. Your honesty in sharing your experiences is refreshing and confirms that you are a true leader in this industry. The program has changed the way that I approach so many aspects of my life, in both photography and personally. I really cannot begin to express how grateful I am."

-Lauren S, Canada

What Is The Modern Photography Academy?

The Modern Photography Academy is a transformational online school and community for a new generation of photographers. We know that trying to break through in this industry is overwhelming. Traditional photography school is outdated and expensive, and there are no relevant resources that give you real-world information.

The Modern Photography Academy is the only online program that covers hundreds of key topics that photographers struggle the most withhow can I elevate my photos so that clients take me seriously? How should I price my work and navigate negotiation discussions? How do I pitch my work to brands in a way that's attractive? How can book magazine editorials? How can I actually earn enough money from photography so that I can be free? How can I get paid to travel and shoot with my favorite brands?

With thousands of graduates worldwide, The Academy is distilled into potent lessons, clear strategies, industry secrets and real life examples to elevate your technical photography skills, build a profitable business and create opportunities that make you feel alive. 

The Modern Photography Academy is more than just a photography course. Ultimately, it is designed to help you get on a path you love. It's about giving you the tools and secrets so you can quit your 9-5 job and be free. It's about elevating your photos so you can charge more, but work less. It's about having enough time and money to enjoy your life and building memories with other creatives that you will carry with you forever.


Comments From Students

"I've taken more photography workshops than I care to say. The combined effort of them is absolutely nothing compared to what you've created with The Modern Photography Academy. You've created something far beyond a photography course. I was struggling to understand the industry and find the confidence to move forward. Your program did this and a whole lot more. The details, the care, and personality intertwine to make something uniquely special"
- Dwayn, The UK

 "For me, there will always be before The Academy and after The Academy. You have changed my life through your lessons. I felt so stuck this past year and couldn't see a way forward and I'm so grateful for your insight and wisdom that helped me find a path to the life I had been craving for so long. If anyone is on the fence about joining, just go for it. This is not just another generic photography course. I booked $4500 in photoshoot jobs this month alone and followed the steps in setting up additional income sources that brought in an additional $3000. I know this is not a lot to some people, but to me it is life changing and I feel like this is just the beginning. For the first time in a long time I'm excited about the life that's ahead of me and I have you and The Academy to thank for that."

- Katie, Canada

I only made my Instagram account public a few months ago and now two of my shoots have been published in magazines (one is a print cover story), I have been paid for my photography, I'm negotiating a campaign with a brand, my life has purpose, I feel hopeful and excited, I know what I want and how to get it. And it's honestly very largely all thanks to you. I know you hear this a lot, but it really is. When I signed up to The Academy, I had no intentions of pursuing photography. I signed up because you were essentially living my dream life and I wanted to hear more about it, to live vicariously through you. Now I know I want to pursue photography with all my heart and soul. "

- Anete, The Netherlands


The Details


30 Day Digital Program 

The program runs for 30 days, but you get to keep access to all program lessons and materials forever. 

Flexible Schedule

Most people who join The Modern Photography Academy are balancing many things - a job, school, family commitments, etc. This program is completely flexible. You will receive new lessons and topics every few days, and you can log in and work on them at your own pace.

Limited Spaces

Each photographer receives direct support and feedback and can ask unlimited questions during the 30 days, therefore spaces are extremely limited. A normal mentorship of this style would cost $5000+.

4x Per Year

The Modern Photography Academy only runs four times per year. Don't wait to join. You get access to the program forever and the price will be going up during the next round.




What The Program Covers

The Academy covers a wide range of topics from technical skills to business strategy, pricing your photography to getting published in magazines. There are many elements to building a career as a photographer in the modern world, and we've compiled everything you need to know in one place. The program is not about one specific topic, it's about how your photography explodes when all of these elements are implemented together. 


The Topics

 1. Designing a strong photography aesthetic that lands dream clients: Clarify your aesthetic and build a strong photography brand

2. Getting on the radar of high level clients: learn what your ideal clients are looking for and how to make genuine connections that lead to interesting opportunities.

3. Creating a professional online presence: how the industry perceives you is everything. Put your best foot forward with an engaging social media presence.

4. Modern networking strategies: learn to use your camera to get into fashion shows and private events to make important connections with industry leaders.

5. Working with modelling agencies: how to work with professional models, developing relationships with agencies, a look into who gets paid and how to navigate tricky situations.

6. Building a professional photoshoot team of stylists, HMUA, etc: learn to secure teams of people you feel are "out of your league" to bring your visions to life.

7. Professional photoshoot production: there are a hundred topics in this section alone. From to concept to completion, bringing a full photoshoot to life.

8. Working during COVID: how the industry has changed since covid, why there are more opportunities for photographers now than before, how to be a solution to clients during travel restrictions, becoming more than just a photographer and providing extra value to secure jobs.

9. Creating concepts and proposals that convert to paid jobs: A look at real, professional photography proposals and how to create your own effective proposals that show your value and lead to opportunities.

10. Sourcing contact information within companies: knowing who to contact within a brand or magazine is key. It's important to know how to find their specific email so your proposals get in front of the right eyes.

11. Pricing your work and negotiating effectively: learn exactly what other photographers are charging, the psychology of pricing and how to negotiate effectively. Learn how to price your own services.

12. Case studies of real photoshoots - planning, pricing, communication, shoot day, challenges, post-production, etc: Get an in-depth look into the specific details of how many photoshoots were planned and executed.

13. Booking jobs that allow you to travel: how to secure jobs with clients in places on your bucket list to travel to.

14. The inner hierarchies of the fashion industry: From PR to Social Media Manager to Marketing Director, learn about the different roles inside large brands and who you should be connecting with.

15. Getting published in magazines: how to create editorial proposals and connect with independent and global magazines.

16. Screenshots of real life negotiations, pricing, client requests, etc.: Pure gold. Get a behind the scenes look at real client emails and screenshots. Knowledge is power and this will give you the confidence to create proposals and negotiate confidently.

17. Clearing away self-doubt and comparison and confidently creating a life that feels exciting to you: you have so much to offer this world! It's time to get out of your own way, stop making excuses, and get to work creating a life at your highest potential.

+ many more topics, stories, strategies and tips!

The value inside The Modern Photography Academy is unmatched. There is no better investment a photographer can make.



$375 USD

2 Monthly Payments. Price valid Until December 3, 2021.

  • Unlimited access to all program lessons and materials
  • Direct support and guidance 
  • $5500 in additional bonus materials (only available during this special round) - see below.

Best Value

$700 USD

1 Payment. Price valid Until December 3, 2021.

  • Unlimited access to all program lessons and materials
  • Direct support and guidance 
  • $5500 in additional bonus materials (only available during this special round) - see below.

Get the full program...

+ $5500 In Extra Material (for free).


Technical Fundamentals Of Film Photography Course - $750 Value

Learn the fundamentals of film photography and analog techniques. Create magazine worthy photos in the simplest way possible. We discuss choosing a film camera, understanding the settings, purchasing and loading film, finding your creative style, developing and digitizing the film, directing models naturally, finding perfect light, making the most out of the least amount of equipment, and more. Even if you're brand new to photography, you will understand how to create high quality images that will allow you to be taken seriously by clients. 

Community with 1 on 1 Support - $1000 Value

This is more than just a photography program where you sit and watch videos and feel confused. You will be part of a community where you can ask unlimited questions and receive detailed, thoughtful responses from the instructor each time. Wondering how to price a specific project? Ask in the community. Wondering how you should reply to an email from a client? You can ask. As you move through the lessons and unlock new and exciting opportunities, The Community will be an invaluable resource for navigating these new experiences confidently. Similar programs charge a minimum of $5000 for this element alone.

Creating $5k+ Per Month In Additional Income Sources Program - $2000 Value

Photoshoots are not the only way to earn money as a photographer. Get access to an additional program that shows you step by step how to tap into your value and experiences and create additional avenues for earning money as a photographer/ creative entrepreneur. There are many ways to do this and we will walk through what's best for you. This program will open your eyes to the financial possibilities of pursuing a path that fulfills you. One student woke up to $3000 overnight in her bank account and many students are consistently making 5 figures a month from this program alone.

Case Studies On Working With ELLE Magazine, Costume Magazine + Other High Level Clients - $1000 Value

Beyond just the core lessons inside The Modern Photography Academy, get access to behind-the-scenes information on exactly how certain projects came to life. From initial outreach, concept development, planning and execution, model casting, team assembly, cameras and equipment, rates and budget, editorial selection + more. Having access to this level of information has helped past students book jobs with clients like Vogue, ELLE, Estee Lauder, Anthropologie and many others.

Communication Template Pack - $500 Value

Save time and stress. Communicating confidently and efficiently can be the difference between getting booked or not. If you sound like you know what you're talking about, people are more likely to trust you. Gain access to the customizable Communication Template Pack that helps you with pitching, sharing your rates, negotiating, and dealing with some of the trickiest situations we face as photographers. 

30 Days Of Journal Questions To Rewire Your Brain - $250 Value

How we feel about our life, our future, the opportunities available to us... this shapes our reality. It's important to let go of outdated beliefs and rewire our brain for a new level of growth and expansion. Get access to 30 days of different journal prompts specifically for photographers to promote new ideas, sharper thinking, greater confidence and quicker problem solving. See new opportunities that weren't there before. Uncover the next steps in your life. Daily journalling will show you a clearer future and the quickest path to get there.


Total Value Received: $6500


You Pay: $700  

(or 2 payments of $375).

Only available in this special Fall 2021 round.



100% Money Back, No Risk Guarantee

 We can't guarantee you will see specific results because it's up to you to put the work in, but we can guarantee that you will feel you have enough information and guidance to create a life of freedom through photography. If you put in effort and get help in the community, you will see your life transform. 

That's why we offer a 100% money back refund policy. We are confident in what we offer. There is no risk to joining.

We are not asking you to make a decision now, just like you wouldn't buy a car before test driving it. We're asking you to bet on yourself and try out the program. If you get to the end and really don't feel like it gave any value, you will get your money back 100%. 

You have nothing to lose by joining, and the whole world to gain.



"Today my photo was published in Vogue. From overdosing in the hospital 7 months ago to always being the person I wanted to be and it has everything to do with your guidance through your program and personal attention in the community"

- Lisa, USA


"Carly! I just wanted to send you a message of thanks. It's been two months now since I quit my job. I still go back and listen to lessons from The Academy when I am feeling stuck, but lately I haven't been stuck at all! The first month I spent pitching my heart out... September I didn't have to pitch one time. I was booked so consistently and clients were coming to me! My rates have increased so significantly, I really only have to do 2 shoots a month to make the same wage I was working 5 days a week. The most exciting news is that I received a DM while on vacation (I get to vacation whenever I want!) and it was from a brand I've wanted to work with forever. They want me to shoot a project for them. I couldn't believe it. I had spent the day floating in the ocean with no cell service, just enjoying life and thinking about next steps. I get cell service back and I have this DM, along with a DM from a magazine wanting to publish my work! These were both goals I had written down in my journal to achieve".

-Monique, USA


About The Creator


The Modern Photography Academy was created in 2016 by Canadian photographer Carly Dame who is based in Paris. Each year the program is updated to reflect the unique opportunities and challenges present today. She has worked with clients like L’Officiel, Elle, Costume, by FAR, TRIANGL, Faithfull The Brand, Ralph Lauren, The Kooples and specializes in creative campaigns for clients across Europe. Prior to becoming a professional photographer, Carly worked as a professional accountant for a tech start-up in Canada. Her combined experience in business, technology, fashion photography and entrepreneurship provides a unique and valuable learning experience for photographers. She is self-taught and started her career with a $25 camera from the thrift store. She scaled her photography business to multiple 6 figures within a few years. She has a special ability to help photographers see their potential, make the most out of the equipment they have, and build a life and career that is authentic and passionate. Every student that joins The Modern Photography Academy is given personal attention and guidance in their path to personal success.




The Modern Photography Academy is not just a photography course with a bunch of videos on how to use your camera.

It’s an online learning platform that gives you actionable steps to make dramatic shifts in your life and business so you can get paid to do what you love. There is a reason there are hundreds of positive testimonials for this program. If it’s photography that you’re passionate about, you owe it to yourself to dive in fully and get the guidance you need. There is no greater feeling than being in control of your life, waking up to inquiries from brands you love, and getting paid more from one photoshoot than you made all month at your old job. Save years of time and thousands of dollars in missed opportunities or expensive mistakes by joining us in The Academy.

For the price of less than 1% of a traditional photography degree, The Modern Photography Academy will give you a firm understanding of the industry, and will help you create a photography business that is marketable, while keeping your personal vision and aesthetic alive. New ideas will begin to spark, your confidence will grow, opportunities will start to appear. 

During the program, you'll have access to our online community where you'll receive answers to all your questions so you don't have to navigate this alone.



Comments From Students

"Carly, you are AMAZING. You are absolutely incredible and I'm in tears just writing this because I know that this course is completely a life changing moment for me. From your story sharing I immediately and instantly knew from the similarities that I was being called and needed to take this course. You have a special and magnificent way of connecting with people. Your teachings to help people learn and grow in photography are so simplified, deep and meaningful. You help people, like me, to dream and believe in themselves. Your kindness, grace and light shines through warmly and wonderfully to the world."

-Emily L.W., Canada


"I don’t even know where to begin. I feel like any words I could muster would not be able to fully convey my gratitude and appreciation for you and what you’ve done for me. I just felt like I had to take this program, and if I didn’t, I would regret it for quite a long time. I wasn’t even thinking that this would be the answer to my prayers at the time, but looking back, I am absolutely blown away. It was everything I had asked for and it’s helped me to gain the clarity and confidence I’ve been longing for. I feel like I can breathe again, deeper, more confidently than before. You’ve opened my eyes to what’s possible and have helped me to see that I don’t have to settle for what I had resigned myself to in the past."

- Raquel B, Los Angeles


"I feel my thesis paper is just as much a product of this course as a product of my MFA program. How wild is it that I feel like your program expanded my mind and served me more than the entire two years I spent in grad school. I cannot thank you enough for living your life so boldly and unselfishly deciding to share your knowledge with others. You have awakened parts of me that have been begging to be free for so long."

- Alexis



"Thank you so much for everything you have given me. The information has been invaluable and I'm so glad I decided to join the program. I have a big job coming up around the $2k mark. I applied for another project that was supposed to be for someone more qualified, but I followed the program and took your advice and created a thoughtful proposal and they ended up creating a project for me. I also named my price instead of accepting a low base rate and they ended up doubling it! None of this could have happened without your program. I feel the best I have in a long time shooting 2-3 big projects per month. Thank you for all the love you put into the program. I have grown so much in so many different ways thank to you, Carly."

- Charlize