Welcome to our Spring Bootcamp – IMPORTANT INFO HERE!
Welcome to our Spring Photography Bootcamp!
There is something so joyful about spring! Nature waking up from the winter slumber and seemingly overnight exploding into a riot of colour and light is an amazing backdrop for photography. The freshness and crispness of colours is just wonderful, the sun tends to turn up more than it has for a while and it all fills us with energy and joy. But Spring is also fleeting - the tree blossom, the bluebell season last but a few weeks and you need to get in there with your camera before they go away!
This is me
Hi, I'm Ania - Photography for Parents founder, Chief cheerleader and your coach for this Bootcamp. I will be your main guide into our the world of Children's Photography and I will be helped by one of our Instructors - Lisa Friday ( of Lisa Stowe Photography )
At Photography for Parents and we specialise in helping parents learn how to use their own cameras better, to capture their families beautifully. You know, the big moments but also all the little ones, the things that truly matter.
New to our bootcamps?
Our Bootcamps are short, mini courses with a topical or seasonal twist to them - which are non technical and designed to focus on simple, achievable strategies to start improving your images each day, even if you know nothing about your camera or your photography in general. Everything we will be covering this week can be applied to your kids photos. Sounds good? But there is a twist!
you have got to actually
I have personally 'done' enough online courses to know exactly what DOESN'T help you learn. And that's getting a course, downloading all the materials, patting yourself on the back for being proactive, reading the first half a page and NEVER EVER coming back to it ( until it's time to clean up your hard drive because you've run out of space)
Not on my watch. You have got to get stuck in. You have got to have a go. Read the lesson, watch my ramblings, try it out, and post your results in our FB group. That's why we call it a bootcamp and not a 'useless, forgettable PDF with pretty pictures'
Do I have to post it to Facebook?
Yes. Yes you do. Every day over the next 5 days will come with a mini lesson and a challenge. I want you to have a go at the challenge and post your result - whether it's good or not quite there - to our Facebook group.
Our brains like closure and having a multi step task with a tangible final step ( post to group) helps us stick with our plans.
If you have privacy concerns - I hear you. Crop tight so that your kids faces are not visible, focus on their hands or feet, shoot from behind, photograph your dog or a lovely cup of tea - I don't mind! I just want you to learn something, take a photo and post a photo. That's it!
Big juicy carrot
I want to help you stick with your resolutions because I know that ultimately this helps with your learning so here's a big juicy carrot :
Everyone who joins in and post 1 photo for at least 4 out of the 5 topics ( so, we're talking 4-5 paltry photos) - however good they are! - will be entered into our GRAND PRIZE DRAW and the winner, chosen at random, will receive a free online photo course from us - WORTH UP TO £259!
Easy : learn, shoot, post - WIN!
THINGS WE WILL COVER IN THIS BOOTCAMP
5 days with a big, diverse group of parents at all levels of photo proficiency is both very little time, and also plenty of time to learn something new.
What we will focus on is skills that can be applied to any camera - it's all about seeing, composing, storytelling and seeing how small adjustments and simple strategies make a big difference. We will be having fun with topics that help you capture your family in spring in particular, but be assured that the skills can be applied to any season!
So how does this work again?
Threee : simple steps:
1.Read / watch your daily lesson where we cover the information and instructions. The 'theory' if you will.
2. This is your part - your daily challenge. You need to take the info we give you in post 1, get that camera out and go shoot
3. Post it to the Facebook group to be in with a chance of winning the free course!