Document Your Days (Photography Workshop for Parents)

Document Your Days (Photography Workshop for Parents)

225.00

This workshop covers general photography concepts that can be applied to photographing children of all ages—from newborns through teenagers and beyond. I will teach you how to use your camera to its full potential and understand it's different modes. I’ll show you how to discover the best places in your home to take photos and the differences between snapshots and portraits and practical and creative ways to make both. This class, like my photography, places a special emphasis on capturing and creatively photographing your daily life.

The next run of this class will be in Katonah, NY on 11/15 from 10am-1pm. 

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I realize a professional photography session is an indulgence—a once a year event that gives you the chance to get in the photos with your family and mark a specific time in your lives. But I’m also a firm believer that there are a million everyday moments, all year round, that deserve to be captured and documented creatively and beautifully.

This workshop covers general photography concepts that can be applied to photographing children of all ages—from newborns through teenagers and beyond. I will teach you how to use your camera to its full potential and understand it's different modes. I’ll show you how to discover the best places in your home to take photos and the differences between a snapshot from a portrait and practical and creative ways to make both. This class, like my photography, places a special emphasis on capturing and creatively photographing your daily life.

I realize a professional photography session is an indulgence—a once a year event that gives you the chance to get in the photos with your family and mark a specific time in your lives. But I’m also a firm believer that there are a million everyday moments, all year round, that deserve to be captured and documented creatively and beautifully.

So who is this workshop for?

Anyone who would like to take better photos of their kids. That's it.

You do not need to have a DSLR camera to take this workshop but it is strongly recommended—any DSLR is fine. This class will also be helpful for those looking to purchase a DSLR in the near future.

Who this workshop is not for?

If you already know all the bells and whistles of your camera and can consistently take properly exposed and creative photos you are probably too advanced for this class.

If you are thinking about starting your own photography business or are already charging clients for photography services, this class is not for you. I will not be discussing the business of photography.

Where will it be held?

Workshops will be held at private residences in and around Westchester County New York, Fairfield County, Connecticut and New York City. If you are interested in having me conduct an in person workshop for your group please get in touch to discuss details.

What we will cover:

  • Real-life tips for taking better photos of your kids

  • Introduction to exposure

  • Effective composition and why it matters

  • Using your camera’s basic settings – Portrait, Landscape, etc.

  • The exposure triangle: understanding aperture, exposure and ISO

  • Lens overview – the differences between lenses, choosing the best lenses

  • Understanding your cameras modes — aperture, shutter priority, manual

  • Advice on where to print and how to safely store your photos

  • Special pointers and tips directed at each age group (babies - teenagers)

  • Special considerations: travel/vacation photos; sports and activity photos

  • Tips and tricks for getting the best results from your iPhone

  • Open question and answer period

  • Access to a private Facebook group where you will be able to post photos for critique and get feedback from me and the group and share resources

Why take this class from me?

I am a nationally-recognized professional child and family photographer with teaching and publication credits in major print and online photography magazines, as well as a long list of private and corporate clients. I trained as a fine-art film photographer and when my first son, Jake (now 17) was small, I turned my focus to portraits and fell in love with photographing children. I have years worth of practical experience that I want to share with you.

I believe that there is beauty to be found amongst the chaos of daily life with children and that with some basic understanding of photographic principals and techniques, you can document your children's childhood in a way you'll be delighted to display and save forever.

The three-hour class is $225 and includes snacks and beverages a workbook, written by me, filled with all the information we cover and tons of examples and assignments.