Online course starting March 11, 2019. Register at the bottom of this page! Space is limited.
So you wanted to take better pictures of your kids and bought a DSLR did you? You thought for sure that upping your camera game would be the solution to better images. But how disappointing was it when you took those first few shots and loaded them onto your computer only to find that they really weren’t THAT great. I feel you! No worries, I’ve been there! Back in 2012 I got a Canon Rebel T3i from my father for Christmas, just in time to learn a little bit about it before my son arrive in May of 2013. My goal: take some amazing newborn pictures of my son.
Well guess what?! I should have hired somebody! Lol
Between pure exhaustion and a baby who cried a lot and never slept (whoever said newborns sleep a lot?!) I never got around to taking those photos. I DID however take some pictures within the first few months and this is what they looked like:
Guys, I’ll always cherish this photo for what it is, but seriously, this is B-A-D. Even his little face is saying, “But why mom???” I’m literally cringing that anyone is seeing it! hahahaha So lesson one is, if you have a major life milestone that you want documented, suck it up and pay the big bucks for a professional who is going to do it right! You won’t regret it!
But lesson two is what you are here for… and that’s learning how to take awesome photographs of your kid(s) yourself. Not for their birth but for all those day-to-day tiny moments that add up to the overall big picture. For all of those firsts in your kiddos life but also all of those unimportant but so important moments that you’ll be able to look back on for the rest of your life.
What is the key to capturing all those moments the way you are envisioning? First and foremost, it is learning to shoot in manual mode. That’s what is going to give you complete control of your images. But also, it is knowing which gear is going to get you there and what to do with the images once you’ve taken them. If you haven’t yet purchased a DSLR, I’m happy to make recommendations on where to start. Have a DSLR but it came with a kit lens that’s not cutting it? I can help you there too!
Here I am… I’m you… except six years wiser than you and having learned some things quickly and other things the complete long and hard way. Not only did I master shooting in manual but made a business out of it and now do it full time.
What is this course all about? Not only are you going to learn to shoot in manual… you are going to learn how to choose settings for your 7 year old who will obediently sit quietly in a beautiful flower field for an hour but also for your slightly insane 2 year old who can’t be bought, bribed, or sold (at least not in America) and who refuses to even make eye contact with you no matter what you waive in their face. You are going to learn which gear you need to make those images really stand out and the beginning basics of how to process them afterwards to really make them amazing.
Here’s what’s included in the 4 week course:
– Weekly video tutorials teaching how to go fully manual
– Weekly PDF cheat sheets that you can print and take on the go
– Private Facebook group with ongoing Q&A
– One weekly Facebook Live Q&A
– Weekly homework submission with instructor feedback
– Affordable gear/equipment recommendations
– Editing for beginners: how to post-process your images to get the results you’re after
– File storage for dummies
– DSLR (Canon, Nikon, or Sony preferred)
– One prime lens preferred ex. 50mm f1.8 (see my gear recommendations by clicking here)
How the course works:
– Course content links will be posted in the Facebook group on the Monday of each week starting on March 11th (every Monday until April 1st)
– Watch the video, read the handouts, and complete the homework for that week at your convenience
– Homework will be submitted on a specific Facebook post thread
– Ask questions in the Facebook group as you have them
– Attend the Facebook Live Q&A on Thursdays at 8 pm EST/ 5 pm PST or catch the replay
Questions? Email Me
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