So if you’ve already read a couple of my articles filled with photography tips you’ll know that there is actually a huge amount of thought that goes into taking a beautiful photo!
It looks like a quick process from the outside, but photography is a skill where you put everything you’ve learned into practise in a split second.
I can give you tips galore, but what makes the biggest difference to improving your photography is actually seeing it in action.
Having a concept explained step by step on video and then getting to watch a photographer put it into practise is so helpful! And of course then getting to have a go at the technique yourself (and share your results!) is such a great way to learn and improve!
For an example, watch this lesson below taken from the course – this session is all about how to take great photos indoors, I hope you’ll enjoy it! 🙂
I wish I had that kind of guidance when I started out in photography! It would have saved me years of trial and error (and heartache when my photos didn’t come out!).
The good news is though that every time I made a mistake I learned from it. And now because of those years of trial and error I am super confident with my camera. I know I can go into any situation and get great photos! That is a skill that is so valuable to have!
Do you want to have spent your children’s formative years learning from your mistakes?!
I don’t think you should have to go through the frustration of getting things wrong and tweaking and testing to finally know how to get things right! There are so many great photos of your family that you could be taking already!
That is why I created my online photography course for families – for people who want to start taking stunning photos of their children ASAP! Photography for Mums (and Dads!) is a really fun, accessible and easy to implement guide to taking beautiful shots of all aspects of family life (but particularly your little ones) with your camera.
“The course is aimed at total beginners and IS suitable for any camera”.
The course is aimed at total beginners and is suitable for any camera. In this initial beginner course we cover mainly the artistic elements of photography such as composition, light, posing and how to get the best from your (cheeky and often uncooperative in my case anyway!) subjects 🙂
If you are thinking about the course but haven’t quite made up your mind yet, let me walk you through the main areas I cover…
Fundamentals of Photography: Understanding Light
Light can make or break a photo. Understanding it is the essential element of beautiful photography.
But, you can’t just turn on the flash and expect everything to be perfect. In order to get the kind of photos I take, natural light is the key to soft, beautiful pictures. This module will teach you how to harness that light and use it to your advantage. Here’s a handful of the many strategies covered:
- Where to stand on sunny days to avoid squinting and washed out faces
- How to find beautiful light on cloudy days
- How to position your shot when taking pictures inside
Creating Artistic Photos through Composition
Have you ever seen a photo that just drew your eyes in? That guided you on where to look? Those photographers used composition to accomplish that.
You can learn to do the same thing! It’s all about organising the objects in your picture, and learning to arrange everything in your camera’s viewfinder. In my course you’ll learn to:
- How to think through the composition of your photo before taking your shot
- How to avoid common mistakes
- How to take photos that are pleasing to look at
The Heart of a Photo: How to Create Connection
You can’t just tell your kids to say cheese and expect to capture a heart-felt, real smile. Even if they are willing, you just know when you look at the photo that it is not really ‘them’.
That’s not the precious memory you wanted to capture, but to get something really special you have to create a connection in your photo. Because of the connection they naturally share, mums are already at a huge advantage to professional photographers that you might call in who have to build that rapport from scratch. Module three is all about taking stunning pictures of your kids that really let their personality shine through. You’ll learn to utilise this connection, and we’ll cover:
- Shortcuts to genuine smiles
- Capturing beauty in everyday life
- How to make a real connection when you’re taking pictures
Photography in Action: Case Studies
I don’t want you to feel information overload from modules 1-3. That’s why module 4 focuses on bringing all the elements together. I’ll walk you through plenty of real life photo shoots with my own family and friends, and I’ll explain step by step what I’m doing. You’ll learn:
- How to use the most important settings on your camera
- How to take beautiful pictures of special moments like birthdays
- How photo shoots in a variety of locations actually work
Benefits of Taking the Course
Photography for Mums (and Dads!) will help you take better pictures of the most important people in your life. You’ll learn lots of quick and easy ways to capture stunning pictures of your kids and their important milestones, as well as beautiful everyday moments. As you practice the skills from each video, you’ll gain confidence with your camera skills and your abilities.
But, the video lessons aren’t the only thing included in this course. I want to provide extra support and encouragement to help you grow as a photographer. That’s why everyone who enrols in my course will have access to an exclusive VIP student community.
In the community, you can post any questions that pop up as you go through the material or practice it with your own camera. You can share your own images for feedback, and participate in weekly challenges. You’ll also have access to behind the scenes videos as I do photo shoots with my own friends and family.
I want you to have all the support you need to succeed. I want you to become a better photographer! To join me on the course sign up here!
Will I have time for this?
The great thing about doing my online course is that you can start and stop it at any time that is convenient to you. If you have a spare moment once the kids are in bed then you can curl up on the sofa with your iPad or laptop and quickly watch a module!
The course is also ongoing, so you can start it when you are ready and take it at your own pace.
Is it going to be overly complicated?
Not at all! I created this course specifically aimed at time strapped parents who need to know easy to implement tips in a straightforward step by step process. I don’t use any technical language – everything we cover in this course is accessible and understandable. And there’s no waffle either – I get straight to the point so you can learn the most useful techniques for improving your photography in the quickest time!
What if I don’t like it after I’ve bought it?
Whaaat?! Haha, although this is highly unlikely – if you did decide that actually you don’t have the time to delve into this right now after all, or you’re not getting on with the course, then I offer a 100% refund guarantee if you email me to request one within the first 30 days after purchase. I want you to be thrilled you bought the course and find it really useful. 🙂
What if I have questions during the course? Would an evening course be better so I can ask questions if I get stuck?
Evening classes are cool! But from the feedback I’ve had, a lot of people find that everyone has different cameras and there actually isn’t any time to get personalised one to one help from your tutor. It tends to be led from the front and the tutor will address the group as a whole.
On my online course, you get to watch the video as if I were sitting down with you and a cup of tea, and under each lecture there is a discussion area so you can leave me a question if you have one. I also have a fab Facebook community that you get access to if you take the course where everyone shares their challenge assignments and asks questions. It’s a really lovely way to get to know other parents who love photography – and to help each other out as well as talking to me!
If you’re convinced, then you can sign up over here!
Why Am I Qualified to Teach You Photography?
I’m an award winning professional photographer with 11 years of experience.
My work has been featured on the cover of Professional Photographer Magazine. I’ve photographed tremendous people, including the wedding of ITV This Morning’s Sharon Marshall. That shoot was featured in OK! Magazine, and over the years I’ve claimed three national awards for my work (yay!).
There is nothing more special to me than being able to capture beautiful photographs of the people I love.
Don’t Just Take My Word for It!
Here’s what other mums have to say about the course:
“As a mum who is obsessed with photographing my baby daily – without fail, it’s such a delight to have someone share with me and teach me what works and what doesn’t – I’m more likely to get THE shot first or second time now rather than ten attempts later! Rosie’s course is relaxed, you get to try out what you’ve learnt and the guidance is superb, I’d highly recommend this to genuine beginners. It’s perfect if you want to better yourself and appreciate and love YOUR photos of YOUR children.” – Danielle Wedgery
“Fabulous course, full of really simple to follow instructions and tips to help you produce great photographic results. Love the way the videos explained everything visually , showing the different results that can be achieved. Would recommend to others.” – Adele Purser
“The course is fantastic! Rosie’s tutorials are so warm and friendly, constructive without being patronising! Rosie can really relate and that’s what makes it great! Such a fantastic course for people who want gorgeous photos without having to take an evening course!” – Corrie Furzer