Photography for Parents
Level 1 – Fundamentals of Children’s Photography
Here is how it works:
You don’t have to be a ‘born artist’, you don’t have to have lots of costly props and equipment, you WILL improve.
YOU could be taking photos like these ! Photos by our students:
How is the course structured?
Level 1 and 2 courses consists of 6 Core Modules each – the modules are interconnected so each level needs to be taken as a whole. Additional Modules – such as Christmas Photography, are designed to be independent and can be taken at any time. Depending on the module, they may require some basic photography knowledge – please see each module description for information.
How does the Bundle option work?
Bundle Option gives you great savings when purchasing Level 1 and Level 2 at the same time. In terms of access to your modules, you enrol at the closest Level 1 course to your booking date. For your Level 2 you can choose either the next available course or defer till later in the year – you have 12 months after your Level 1 course is finished to start your Level 2 course.
What photographic knowledge do I need to have before starting the course?
For our Level 1 course, you’ll be absolutely fine even if you’ve never picked up a camera before. If you have, but aren’t 100% comfortable with your settings, you’ll find the course will help you structure your knowledge and you will quite likely pick up a few new tricks as well.
If you’re relatively familiar with the camera’s manual settings, but want to try out new techniques and develop your composition – our Level 2 course is the one for you. If you’re not sure where your knowledge puts you, just get in touch and we’ll be more than happy to help.
For our Photo Editing course, no prior photo knowledge is required. You will however need to have Adobe Lightroom installed on your computer.
What do I need for the course?
- For the photography courses:
- A camera with manual controls – it doesn’t have to be an SLR, a bridge camera is absolutely fine – get in touch if you’re not sure if yours is up to the job.
- Ability to spend approximately 2h per week ( not necessarily in one go) on your photography practice. We suggest spending at least 15min daily for best results
- Access to the internet ( that’s a given but we had to mention it )
- For the photo-editing course:
- Adobe Lightroom installed on your computer
Do I need to be online when the class starts?
No, the course modules are released on a weekly basis and it’s best to read them and follow the exercises on a week-by-week basis, but we keep the course forums open at least a month after the last course module is released so you can add your contributions when you’re ready and they’ll still get seen. Each week, you‘ll be able to download the module contents in the form of a pdf ebook, for future reference.
How do I get support?
In the Full Participation option each course group is assigned a private forum which is moderated daily by on of our instructors – this is where we answer all questions on the content of the modules, photographing techniques, technical queries on your specific equipment and also where weekly home assignments are set and given feedback. You will ALWAYS get your questions answered.
Study Along students do not get access to this resource.
I booked the course, but now can’t fully attend ( due to child/my own illness). What now?
Just get in touch – we may be able to transfer you to the next available course or suggest other alternatives. We know kids and life in general can be unpredictable so we try to be as flexible as possible.
How do the online courses compare to your stationary classes?
To make sure that you get the most out of the online course, we designed it to best suit this form of learning. In that sense, the course is different from the stationary courses, but although they may introduce the information in different order or explain it in a slightly different way, they still cover the same topics and photography areas, so whichever form of learning you choose, you’ll leave with a good grounding in photography. Talk to us if you’re not sure which one is better for you.