In-Person Photography Basics Workshop [In the LDP Studio]
for parents who want to walk away confident with their camera settings so that they can document life's happenings on the daily
More often than not, we think that digital cameras are the best way to perfectly freeze-frame those precious expressions and special occasions that slip away all too quickly. I mean, our babies--why don't they keep?!
Problem is: turns out using your camera in automatic mode doesn't keep you hanging on for long. And that exposure triangle is tricky. I mean, for rreeallll.
I wasn't a mom when I experienced this frustration and surprise that came along with all of the techy parts of my first Nikon D3100, but I remember the defeat. It's daunting to not know what you don't know. So asking questions is...hard.
I mean, where do you start?
But here's the good news: it doesn't have to be that complicated. You CAN understand the exposure triangle. You can feel confident knowing which buttons are most important on your camera. And you CAN shoot in manual mode--completely nailing those impromptu or perfectly planned moments.
I'm here to tell you what you DO and DO NOT need to know when it comes to feeling confident using your camera to take pretty stinkin' cute pictures of your kiddos. Because clearly--there are a lot of rabbit holes to get lost down.
But I won't take you there!
In my studio workshop, the most complicated factor is solved for you: the lighting. The natural light is constant, and the white walls and flooring allow for beautiful skin tones and simplicity when learning. It's the perfect way to learn and gain confidence shooting in manual mode before taking your knowledge elsewhere.
*You will have access to the homework to complete before the workshop (come ready to be hands-on!)
*You get 1:1 time with myself and/or one of my associates, making sure your questions are answered in realtime
*You have the option to TAKE PICTURES OF YOUR OWN CHILD(REN) during the workshop!! (more info to be shared here!)
*YOU GET TO WALK AWAY WITH A BEAUTIFUL PHOTOGRAPH THAT YOU TOOK AND EDITED OF YOUR KIDDO. This is what gets my heart beating faster! THIS is priceless, you guys! If you walked away with this, imagine how PROUD you'd feel of yourself! Imagine being able to rent the LDP studio in the future and capture more milestones than you would typically book a photographer for--YOU! You, mama!
*You will have access to my studio Lightroom preset
*You will have the option to reserve a 1-hour studio rental anytime in 2022 for your own personal use
*You will receive a 50% code for my online Lightroom Editing Course which goes deeper into the abilities of LR
*You will have access to renting the LDP studio in the future at a discounted rate for your own personal [not professional] use (YES, I know--this is new!!!!!)
The format of the class is:
1. Pre-work to be completed prior to class
2. Brief overview of pre-work and time for questions pertaining to it
3. Begin practicing in studio!
4. Opportunity for children to come to be photographed in time slots
5. Opportunity to practice outside in more of an uncontrolled lighting situation
6. Uploading images and briefly editing them in Lightroom using the preset you download prior to class
7. Select a 1-hour time slot to return to the studio at a later date to practice more (and bring those loved ones!!)
Frequently Asked Questions
Hi! I’m Lindsay--wife to Jordan, mama to Luke and Aubrey. I'm a speech-pathologist, turned wedding photographer turned family and newborn photographer residing in Richardson where I often photograph in my home studio. I love nothing more than capturing and teaching others (especially parents) how to feel confident documenting the special, the impromptu and the precious moments that are oh-so-fleeting.
I truly believe that if you complete this in-person workshop, you will walk away not only with confidence but with this infectious bug of wanting more--I remember it like it was yesterday! I couldn't STOP practicing once I got a taste of the good stuff!!
-Imagine having the confidence to know whether to bump your ISO up or down
-Imagine understanding which setting is most important when capturing the movement of our crazy active toddlers (psst! shutter speed!!)
-Imagine understanding just HOW that pretty blurred background happens when your subjects is crystal clear and beautiful (ahem...aperture!!!).
-Imagine having access to somebody to ask your questions in real time as they come up.
-Imagine leaving the workshop with one of your most favorite photos of your child--that YOU took!
-Imagine being able to come back to the LDP studio, feeling confident with your camera, and capturing your own milestones--renting a time whenever you want.
This could seriously be you!
Because, I promise you, you're not leaving my studio if I don't truly believe the concepts have CLICKED for you!
I have taught in-person workshops in the past, but I've never had a location like my studio to take the unpredictability of lighting out of the equation. This is a game-changer, y'all.
The studio gives me full confidence that anyone can accomplish the goal of shooting in manual if they make the simple decision to enroll in this class.
Don't wait--spots are limited! And those babies still aren't keeping!