HOW TO photograph kids

Got camera and kids?

Love capturing them but not always happy with the results?

 

Join our online Photo Bootcamp ALL ABOUT photographing children



Wednesday 19th Feb - Sunday  23rd Feb



IT'S FREE!


 

Nothing passes as quickly and as categorically as childhood.

We take photos to take those precious moments and freeze them in time, to capture and bottle that magic and to preserve those 'blink-and-you-miss-it' unique events. 

But often, the photos dont live up to the magic you see. And you may be forgiven for blaming ot on your camera or not having some natural born artistic talent, but the simple truth is: 

Everyone can learn to take better photos. And we make it easy. 


Introducing :

How to photograph children

online photo bootcamp

19 - 23 February 2020


5 days - 5 lessons - 5 challenges and opportunities to capture something magical. 


Each day, we’ll be helping you get one step closer to capturing unforgettable images by  sharing a bitesize daily lesson, each focused on a particular aspect of photographing children. We will be staying away from the boring techy jargon bits as much as humanely possible and focus on making a change to how you SEE, how you COMPOSE and how you approach your camera.  But since we are promising you a BOOTCAMP, each will be coming with a challenge – something for you to do and capture every day.

It's about doing - not watching

In photography, there is no better way to learn than just DO. It doesn’t matter if you’re a complete beginner or already ‘dabble’ in photography – what we want you to do is to get your camera out EVERY DAY out of those 5 days and capture something.

Photography novice? No trouble

This bootcamp is suitable for all - whatever your level or camera. It's about changing the way you see and tell stories with your camera, NOT about specific settings or techniques. We will show you that even if you never shot on anything other than auto, you can still make your images better! 

But Free? Really? What's the catch

Yes. Really. And there is no catch. We make no secret that our bootcamps can serve as na bit of a taster for our full, paying courses, and we do hope that you like what you learn enough to consider those too, but crucially: our bootcamps stand on their own legs in that they still give you LOTS of instantly applicable skills, whether you leve it there or decide to move forward. We donlt ask for any upfront payments - just your email and name, and even with those - we give you a reminder at the end to unsubscribe if you don't want to hear from us beyond the bootcamp. 

And there is an extra reason to shoot and post daily…

There is no substitute for ‘having a go’ in photography. No shortcut. You have to take a few thousands of terrible pictures before you start taking great ones consistently. Sorry for the bad news. The good news is – if you really have a go at this bootcamp and all the lessons we have for you here, and you post daily for each of the topics, you stand to win yourself a place on one of our online photo courses – your choice which!  And then watch your photography really take off!

At the end of the course, we’ll draw a winner at random from among all the people who will have posted something for each of the 5 topics. So all that is standing between you and that chance are literally 5 photos. 

 

And if you're worried about where yourdata goes - don't be - we don't spam and will even remind you at the end to unsubscribe if you no longer want to hear from us. No catch. 


Check this out : a small sample photos captured by our past bootcamps participants! 

THIS COULD BE YOU  



Nobody starts out a photographic genius. But we can get better and better. Check out the before and after images of our own students. You will be amazed how much things can change!

What is the time of the day, when your baby is likely to be calm, relaxed, not move too much, and give you the best chance to photograph all their adorable features?

Capturing beautiful and simple images of your baby needn’t be hard and complicated and it doesn’t need to include lots of fussy props. This guide is non-technical and instead focuses on simple instructions you can follow with any camera.

What to photograph when photographing babies? Because, well, they don’t do a lot, do they? How to capture something interesting when all they do is lie there / sleep and feed? HOLD THAT THOUGHT.

We all get in a rut, however much or little we shoot. It could be that go-to head and shoulders portrait that you already have 3000 of, the same comfortable spot you shoot or just not being able to come up with fresh ideas. You look at other people photos and somehow they all look better, more polished, more inventive.

Well, there is a way out of this samey-samey rut and that’s to take on a photography challenge or exercise and commit to it consciously for at least a little while. Just enough to feel yourself being pushed out of your comfort zone.

We make it easy for our students and alumni – we have a private Facebook group with weekly themes and exercises to focus their photography practice. Our recent theme is “3 angles” which is a really useful creative exercise for anybody, regardless of your level of advancement.

All you need to do, is to photograph your chosen subject – be it your child, your pet, a location, your fancy dinner – from 3 different angles. It’s as easy as that but you will quickly find that it will make you take images you wouldn’t have otherwise shot. Some of them may be terrible – let’s face it, there are only so many good sides a person can have. But some of them will be revelations, surpassing your expectations and helping you find new ways of seeing things.

3 angles. So very simple. You don’t need instructions, you can shoot them in auto if you prefer but as long as you do it, you train your eyes and your photography instincts. Go on, give yourself a challenge this weekend!

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WANT TO LEARN MORE? 

Our AUTUMN photography classes – in LONDON and ONLINE start in September!  Click on the images below to find out more! 

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