I am thrilled you are here.

A Few Things Upfront

You control what notifications you get from The Light Monkeys. The default notification settings are designed to bring you back early and often, so make sure you’re getting the ones you want.

The Activity Feed is personalized for you

Your home in The Light Monkeys is your Activity Feed. By default, it will show you the latest activity from us and other members. You can follow members to see everything they post, or opt-out of topics that don’t interest you.

Here’s the best part. As We add groups or private spaces either now or in the future, they will also show up  just to you in your Activity Feed if and when you join them. Look for tags underneath the post for the indicator to see which group, course, or topic the post belongs to.

That’s it! With those 3 simple things, you can start exploring The Light Monkeys.

About the sidebar…

My Profile

This is the place to set your member photo and cover photo as well as your bio. Click Edit profile to make changes.

My Timeline

This is where you will find all of YOUR posts and replies.

On the left sidebar you will see all of your

  • currently enrolled courses as well as your progress in each course
  • your current progress for each course and
  • all the groups you are subscribed to

My Connections

Connections, or friends, are other members that you have connected with. When connected to another member you are able to send them private messages. To connect with a member go to the members page and click the connect icon for that member to send a connection request.

My Groups

Here you will find all the Groups you are subscribed to. When you join a course you are automatically subscribed to its corresponding group.

My Courses

This is a list of all the course you have joined.


Here you will find all the discussion threads you have started as well as all your replies in the discussions.

This is a super easy way to find your posts and submissions.

My Photos

Here you can post photos to share to the timeline or make available to certain members or just keep private. You can also create albums that have the same privacy settings.

Please note that images submitted to groups will not appear in My Photos directly.

Groups and Lesson submissions

Groups are the place where you will find discussions (forums) about specific courses and topics, like The Art of the Image or Lightroom, for example.

Join those group by subscribing to it.

Each photography course in The Light Monkeys will have a dedicated Group with a discussion forum. These are the places where you will post all your photos for the lesson challenges.

You will find a link on the lesson page, or alternatively, you can go directly to the group under the groups tab and find the discussion forum for the particular lesson you are currently doing.

Subscribe to the group to get updates in your feed.

We Want to Meet You!

Share a 1-Minute Introduction. Make sure you add a photo, a mini-bio, and a quick introduction to Your Profile page. This will help us and other members find you and welcome you!

The Light Monkeys Guidelines

Be supportive. Encourage and support your fellow members. No one here is looking for your non helpful criticism, cynicism or judgement. (We can get those things on the rest of the Internet).

Share generously. Your stories and experiences may be exactly what another member needs to hear today to solve a problem or seize an opportunity.

Be constructive. We’re here to push each other forward and lift each other up. Find ways to help each other think bigger, reframe challenges, and stay curious.

Don’t spam, promote, or troll. This community exists to help you learn. It’s not a place to spam, promote your services, or bully anyone else.Hopefully, these should be easy agreements. If you think you’ll be unable to abide by these guidelines, let me know and I’ll happy to remove you.

I’m Glad You’re Here

I’m pretty excited about what we’re creating here together in The Light Monkeys. If there’s anything you’d like to see or if you have questions, message us at any time.