This Autumn, take the kind of photos of your kids you always dreamed of.
Learn how to use all the amazing colours, light and textures of autumn to make your images truly stand out - even if you're a camera newbie!
Our 5 day Autumn Photography bootcamp starts Monday 25th oct!
With all the amazing autumnal sights, you'd think it would be easy to take great photos of your kids enjoying the season.
Well, let me tell you: there is a right and a wrong way of capturing even something as simple as your child throwing some leaves up in the air. The right way will give you colour, sharpness, beauty; the wrong way will make the leaves look like falling rubbish.
Want to know the secret to this and other classic autumnal photos? Look no further.
Autumn Photo Bootcamp
Autumn Photo Bootcamp is a 5 day mini course from Photography for Parents which will help you harness all the amazing colours, light and textures or autumn, to produce your best autumnal photos ever.
We give you 5 practical, instantly actionable lessons with daily challenges - all non technical and jargon free, so that even if you're a complete beginner, you can still end the week with a load of fantastic images. And it's FREE!
Here’s how this works:
At Photography for Parents, we strongly believe, ney - we KNOW - that the only way to get better at photography is to dust off that camera and have a go. So we structured the course to give you the best possible chance to get your shutter-finger busy and succeed.
Here is what that means :
Every day for the duration of the bootcamp, we will give you a fresh lesson, focusing on a specific photo skill, chosen especially for how they relate to autumnal photography and photographing children in general. Every day will come with its own mini challenge which will help you put your newly acquired knowledge to test straight away. Nothing too taxing - easily achievable for any busy parent.
lets connect - support Facebook group
Finding motivation by yourself is hard, and we also know, nothing gets the creative juices going quite like a lot of inspiration and friendly advice.
This is why, our bootcamps come with a pop-up support Facebook group - a place to share inspiration, ask questions, chat to us and more.
This is also where we will be putting the learning materials, chatting to you live and providing further guidance so you do have to be there to participate.
live feedback and advice
Speaking of advice and chatting - I will be coming to you live daily over the 5 days:
- providing live feedback on selected images ( don't worry, I wont do that to your images unless you ask) ,
- running Q&A sessions
- demonstrating techniques
- elaborating further on the materials provided.
Hey, I'm Ania!
If you join our Bootcamp you will be seeing a lot of me! I'm the founder of Photography for Parents, award winning photographer and photography educator. I'm also a Mum of 2 spirited girls and when I say spirited, I mean, not the kind that sits politely and poses. So I made it my mission to teach parents how to capture their children naturally, in their own environment, as they are, and who they are. This is what we teach in our courses and this is what we will be encouraging here.
Will you join me?
Want to see what previous bootcamp members said?
Thank you Ania for all the hard work this week!
Bootcamp was brilliant and such an amazing group of photographers. Thanks for the inspiration, encouragement and autumn fun!!!
What's in the course?
Well, everything you need to capture the best of Autumn and your kids in it, that's what.
And specifically, we will be teaching you about:
The gorgeous Autumnal light
We will show you how to recognise different types of light, where to look for it, how to position yourself and your subject and how best to use it to show off the beauty of Autumn.
The fantastic autumnal colours and textures
Do you know, how some colours just scream 'Autumn'? We will be showing you how to harness the colours and textures of autumn to make your images stronger.
Capture your kids having fun with leaves and other autumnal treasures
Kicking or throwing leaves, examining little autumnal treasures, taking in the glorious scenery - and more! It's no fun if they don't have fun, and we'll show you the tips and tricks to capture it all really well.
That classic autumnal portrait
It would be a shame to have all that glorious autumnal backdrop and not use it to frame a good old fashioned portrait. We're talking a portrait of your kids or yourself - we will be covering both!
We had so much fun playing with ideas for spooky photos last year, we just HAD TO bring them back this year. We will be playing optical tricks and treating you to some fun ideas!
Wait, there is more!
I already mentioned that we KNOW that the only way to improve in Photography is to actually go and shoot. But we also know, that it can be hard to motivate yourself to sustain that through the week and that a bit of a reward for your efforts can be a powerful motivator.
So here it is:
If you join us and participate this week, however good your images might turn out, you will be eligible to win one of our flagship, Photography for Parents courses ( value £259) as well as a few other prizes.
A course that might just change your life, but that will ABSOLUTELY change your family photography forever.
That's what we call a big, juicy carrot.
In short - NO. Ideally, you will have A camera - it definitely doesn't need to be big or fancy. However, if all you have is your phone camera - you can still join - we won't be going into anything technical at this stage, and most of what we will be doing will work for phone cameras too. This week is about teaching you to see things a bit differently, and that you can do with any device.
Yes - we will be posting our materials inside the group so if you want those, you need to be there. Having run those courses for a while, we know that participation is key to succeeding - if we're all honest with ourselves, how many downloadable PDFs have we all got in our lives, only to file them neatly in some folder and never to go back to it again. That's not what this bootcamp is about - we want you using your camera, we want you taking photos and we want you to see how quickly you can improve. That's why we create an ecosystem that supports it best and the Facebook group is a vital part of it.
No, you don't. Your daily lesson will be released in the morning and from that point on, it will be accessible throughout the week ( and for a few days after). I will be speaking to you live in the FB group daily, and if you can catch me live - that's great! - but all the videos will be viewable later so you can always watch me on replay.
No, you don't. We make this course deliberately non-technical so that anyone can join. We know that every time we run a bootcamp, we get a real range of people who join - from complete beginners who only ever use their phones, to seasoned 'clickers'. Everyone gets something from the course - from learning the basics, picking up a few tips and tricks on how to make your photos better, see your kids in a new light to inspiration and prompts to just take photos you wouldn't have thought of before.
Nothing. Nada, Nic, Null, Zero. There is no hidden cost, no 'trials' - it's Free - simple as that. We are a Photography education company and we run full size paying courses that go a lot wider and deeper into the art and craft of photographing children, and while we do hope that having a taste of our courses might make you consider joining us, this mini course is really, truly free. We even remind you to unsubscribe from our emails if you don't want to hear from you beyond the bootcamp.
Come learn with us and capture your best ever autumn photos!
5 days full of photos, all about your kids, all about Autumn - you don't want to miss it!
just one more thing
Every year, I am amazed at how stunning Autumn can be (yes, even if it rains). And every year I'm surprised at how fleeting the truly 'golden' days of Autumn are - blink and you miss it. I have learned to pay attention and capture those days and moments and my kids in it. You don't want to miss those either and with us, you can get the motivation and inspiration to bring autumn into your images and end the week with a selection of images bursting with all the autumnal gorgeousness! And that's ALWAYS a good thing.