Quite commonly when photographing babies and children, I have conversations with the parents about the camera they own and how to achieve great photographs. Although a professional photography session is the best way to capture memories of your family and children, it's obviously not possible to have a professional photographer on-hand 24/7! So what about all those in-between moments.... your child's first tooth, their birthdays, their first day at school, just to name a few! I find that a lot of parents choose to purchase a DSLR (Digital Single-Lens Reflex) camera because they want to be able to take 'good' photographs of their children - they don't want to be a professional but they want to capture a better-than-average photograph of their child/ren from time to time, especially on one of those special days!
Is this you? Have you bought a DSLR camera and are super-excited, but now need to learn how to use it?! If you are anything like me, I learn easier by vision rather than reading and I definitely learn much faster if someone is teaching me. YouTube videos are great, but you can't put your hand up and ask questions along the way! Plus who has time to research and watch all of them?!
Introducing you to my Snappy Parents Workshops! I am now offering in-person workshops for parents who want to learn how to use their DSLR camera and achieve some great portraits of their children. The class will cover the basic elements of photography and how to shoot in manual mode using the three most important variances - ISO, Aperture, and Shutter Speed. I will also cover White Balance, Depth-of-Field, Focal Length, and Composition.
Workshops will take place on the first Monday of each month:
Kiddy Kats Photography studio in Ferntree Gully
Maximum of 3 people per class
Cost: $150 per person
Bring: Your camera!
Parents will leave with a collection of cheat sheets outlining everything we have learnt, plus be added to a private Facebook group so you can ask questions as you keep practising your photography skills!
Please note that these classes DO NOT include teachings about post-processing, lighting, or posing.