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.


Does photography feel like a guessing game? Kiss that game goodbye!

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.

Rich Coleman  Creative Director and Co-Founder of The Photo Mentorship

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.

Josh Wood  Integrator & Community Manager

Josh Wood helps facilitate the amazing community that is our Photo Mentorship Tribe. 

He grew up with David and knows just what a huge heart David has for his students and how much he wants to see them thrive in their photography journey. 

After growing up with David and being personally taught by David how to use a camera, Josh shot weddings professionally for years before joining The Photo Mentorship to share his knowledge and passion with our students. 

Originally from the Outer Banks, he now lives in Ohio with his wife and kids. He enjoys volunteering at his church, coaching basketball, and listening to a good audible book. 

Nick Ray  Tech and Marketing

Nick Ray started his first business venture with David in Nashville in 2007 and quickly learned that keeping up with David’s creativity is no simple task, but one worthy of the challenge.

He has recently joined David and his team at TPM to help execute the company’s mission to be the preeminent photo mentorship and training school in the world. Whether it’s supporting the staff to accomplish their best work, snapping the whip at David and Rich when they get sassy or finding creative ways to add value to our community member’s experience, he delights in getting things done.

As a native Texan living in Tennessee, Nick is as southern as it gets. He enjoys the outdoors with his wife and three children and can be found frequently hiking, camping, fishing, hunting and growing super hot peppers in his family’s garden.

Kristen Cook  Executive Assistant to the team

Kristen Cook helps behind the scenes making sure our students {and team!} are happy. From helping with making sure courses are delivered to students on time to helping manage the little details, Kristen helps tame our chaos! 

She grew up in Florida and now lives in what she calls the often cold midwest with her two kiddos and her dog, Wellington. 

When she is not working with the team, you can find her in the kitchen baking something yummy or trying a new yoga move. Summer is her favorite tho… she can watch her two kiddos splash in the pool or go for a long run outside in the sunshine. 

Melanie Williams  Head of Student Experience

Melanie 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.

Before picking up her camera and joining David Molnar Photography, Melanie was an elementary school teacher. When she's not helping you, she's enjoying time with her husband, teenage son, and spoiled cats.

She shoots with a Nikon Z6. While she shoots many types of sessions, her favorites are toddler and senior shoots because their future is right in front of them and moments captured here are often the most genuine.

Chris Ellison  Film Maker & Creative Assistant

Chris started taking pictures with an old point and shoot and videotaping his friends skateboarding at the age of 12. Ever since then he was hooked. He got more heavily into photography in high school and created numerous short films and documentaries. Eventually, Chris attended NYU Tisch School of the Arts and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film and Television in 2011. 

The beautiful Outer Banks called him back home and he began filming weddings, and, at a lot of them, found himself working alongside our old pal Rich Coleman…and well…the rest is history! Bringing nearly 20 years of videography experience to the team, from weddings to HBO documentaries.

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