There’s less than a month to go until my parents photography course. Places are filling up fast but there are a few spaces available.
If you’re thinking of grabbing a spot but not sure it’s right for you, here are 10 ways this course will improve your photos.
You’ll learn how to get blurry backgrounds
Blurry backgrounds are great for reducing distractions and keeping the focus on your children. Once you know how, it’s easy to achieve with a dSLR.
2. Forget the fake camera smile, I’ll show you how to get real smiles
Children are so used to having their photo taken, they learn their fake smile pretty young. If you find yourself telling your child to stop doing the fake smile, then you need some tricks to get their real smile to appear. I’ve photographed hundreds of children, so I’ve learned a thing or two about getting real smiles.
3. No more blurry photos – You’ll learn the settings to get sharp images, even if your children won’t sit still
If your kids resemble tornado’s on red bull, you’ve probably got a fair few blurry photos on your memory card, right? You don’t have to tie them up to get a sharp image, you just need to know what settings to use to freeze their non-stop action. I can show you how.
4. You’ll feel more confident using your camera once I show you the ropes
If your camera is too confusing, chances are you won’t use it. I’ll teach you the basics so that you’ll feel confident in picking up your camera and getting the shot you want, without spending ages fiddling with the buttons.
5. Better holiday photos! I’ll show you how to handle bright, midday sun – without the squinting
You may think bright sunny days are perfect for photos, but if you’ve ever tried to take photos in the sunlight, you’ll know it’s not the best light. Chances are your sunny images have been ruined by dark shadows and squinting children. There’s a few tricks you need to know when shooting in the sun, let me teach you how.
6. Your images will be more interesting once you learn some basic compositions
Stop taking the same old photos and get some variety with some simple composition techniques. It’s not about spending ages in front of books or learning tons of rules, it’s simply about knowing where to stand
7. You’ll have images you will treasure. We’ll look at how to turn a snapshot into a keepsake.
How many photos do you have on your phone?
And how many are worthy of being framed on your wall?
Snapshots are great, but your children deserve more. Once you learn how to improve your photos you’ll be able to turn into something special that you can treasure.
8. You’ll make friends with other parents who are learning, and you can share the journey with them
Learning new things is much more fun with a tribe. This class will be small with people just like you, parents that want to take better photos of their children. After the course you can keep in touch through the Facebook group and share ideas with each other.
9. I’ll let you into my secrets to get your children on board
Of all the children I have photographed, often the hardest has been my own child. She suffers from a common phenomenon known as Photographers Child Syndrome. And guess what? It’s contagious. After the course you’ll be excited to use all the things I’ll teach you, and you’ll want to take lots of photos.
At this point, your children will become allergic to your camera.
I’ve lived with this for 5 years, I’ve learned how to work with photographers child syndrome, minus the tantrums.
10. I’ll be on hand to give you feedback after the course
I’m not gonna make you sit in a classroom for four hours during the course. We’ll be shooting during the day and getting outside, so there’ll be plenty of time to put what you’ll learn into practice. But to really improve, you’ll need to keep practising after the class. You’ll probably have questions then, and I’ll be there for a whole month after the class to help you out with any issues you may be having.
11. You’ll learn the tips and tricks to polish your images in post processing
Don’t let a bogie ruin your photo. With children’s photography, there is not always time to ensure everything is perfect before you take the shot. Post processing will not fix a bad photo, but it can help you tidy up your images and maximise the photograph you’ve taken.
If you’re ready to get unstuck, you can find out more about my photography course for parents here.
You can also join my Facebook group here, it’s open to anyone who is interested in joining the course.