Beginner Photography Classes

One of the things I love most about being a photographer is being able to share with other moms.
Having four kids myself, I know how quickly time slips away from us. And I know how valuable these images of your kids are as they grow up.

Getting family pictures done by a professional is awesome. It’s important, valuable and NECESSARY to get ALL of you together, but what about all those other moments you share together as a family? Birthday parties and sports events and summer vacations? What about all the everyday joys you witness in your kids?
Maybe you have a fancy camera and are still struggling with all the different settings.
Or maybe you want to learn to see more creatively.
Whatever the case, I am so honored to help you capture your own story better.

Currently I offer two different classes.  A beginner and an intermediate (intermediate class details in the drop down menu.)

BEGINNER PHOTOGRAPHY CLASS FOR MOMS

This class is designed especially for Moms who have a fancy camera and have no idea how to use it.  It’s also for you if you love taking pictures and would like some tips on how to better document the joy that is your family. To be able to better capture all those little moments that make up the beauty of your family. The Everyday Joys. The kids jumping in the fall leaves. Family pizza night. His grin with his missing teeth. Her twirling in her tutu. All the little moments you’ll want to remember forever!

In the first half of the class we will cover the basic settings of your camera (all those confusing terms- aperture, ISO, shutter speed) and how to use them all together. We’ll talk about light and how to capture it beautifully. What time of day is best for pictures, how to capture sun-flare, where in your home you should try to shoot from… etc. We’ll cover composition, lenses and a few other technical topics.

The second part of the class will cover how to better capture your own family. Tips on how to get real, authentic pictures of your little loves. Ideas on how to engage your kids (at any age). With four kids myself I know the challenges of getting a decent shot with all of them together, I’ve got a few tricks up my sleeve that will really help get those “money” shots.
And most importantly we will go over a few ideas to help change the way you document your family.  This is where you will grow from taking just a snapshot, to really capturing the moment.

You DO NOT need to have a fancy DSLR camera to attend (although it will be helpful for the camera settings part of the course)

DETAILS:

Next Class Date: SPRING 2018 (Date to be determined)

OR if you are in the Calgary area, you can host a home class. I will bring everything we need for the class and we’ll have a fun girls night in and learn all together!
The class will be 3 hours long.  There will also be time to answer questions and you will also receive reference material to take home.

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Cost – $650+gst (divide this among the # of women you invite, up to 10 ladies)
Dates are flexible.
Please click the “Buy Now” button to book. Once payment is received we will work together to pick an evening that will work for you and your friends!


Photography Home Class


Here’s what people are saying:

Thanks so much! Super informative. Loved that you had examples of pictures to explain what you were talking about. I enjoyed it all.
Jenny

I loved the tricks, personal opinion (since you are in a similar position to me – busy mom, wanting to tell your story etc) I value what you have already researched & tried & found to be ideal.  I would much rather take a class in this comfortable setting (girls’ night out), to be able to ask my questions without condescension & to have the instructor be on the same page re: what I really want to accomplish thru my picture taking & helping me to get there in the simplest way…I felt so at home & enjoyed myself in the process. Now it get out and put it all to practice!
Deonne

I loved both the technical and creative sides of this class! I’m going to try out a lot of the creative ideas we talked about!
Tiffany