Everyday Life Workshop | ND beginner DSLR class

“I highly recommend the Everyday Life Workshop! Megan is so knowledgeable & patient that she made it a breeze to not be afraid of my DSLR camera. I had my Canon for several years and never once changed the setting off “auto”. This awesome 1-day course allowed me to now take dramatically better photos by learning the basic principles of my DSLR camera. It was a great atmosphere with nice reference material, fun photo subjects, awesome food – just wonderful! I am now enjoying my kids activities and love of photography on the “manual” setting!”  – Stephanie (past workshop attendee)

Bismarck DSLR photography class

workshop description

Since the day I became a mom, always having a camera by my side  has been important to me.  I’ve tried to capture not just the big events, but the small moments, too.  By capturing those small moments with my camera, I look back and I see the beauty that our everyday life holds.  The photographs of moments that seemed mundane and simple at the time are the ones I treasure the most.

This workshop is for beginner DSLR users who do not yet have a good understanding of how to use their camera in the manual setting, and it is for those who want to learn how to tell a story of their child’s everyday life through their photographs.

workshop date & time

Saturday, April 12, 2014 |  UPDATE: Time will be 9:00 am – 3:00 pm  10:00 am – 4:00 pm

workshop location

This workshop will be held at my home in north Bismarck, and is open to all.  I love this idea of holding the Everyday Life Workshop in a home because what better place to learn how to capture the everyday moments of your child’s life than the place where those moments are most often created?!

what we will learn

The basics of shooting in manual mode:  ISO, shutter speed, and aperture

Identifiying what is correct exposure

How to work with the natural light you have available

General rules for composistion and how it can improve your photo

How to tell a story with your photographs

Tips for getting more natural and candid shots of your children

what’s included

50 page workbook that details the lessons learned at the workshop for you to keep and refer to afterward

Shooting time with children for hands-on learning and Q&A with Megan

Lunch and snacks

A goodie bag and drawings for some fun photography related items

what you need

A DSLR camera

Your camera’s user manual

Any lens.  You can bring the kit lens that came with your camera, or I highly encourage you to invest in a 50mm lens.  The 50mm f/1.8 lens is very affordable (just over $100) and it will allow you to do so much more with it’s lower aperture capabilities, including getting the highly-desired blurry background (bokeh) in your images.  (And you’ll find out what aperture means at the workshop!!!)  You can find them here:  CANON | NIKON

workshop cost

$225 (plus ND sales tax), due in-full at the time of registration.  The workshop will be limited to ten participants.  Your registration fee is not refundable, but if you are unable to attend, your seat may be sold to someone else.

what this workshop is not

This workshop is not for professional photographers or those with the desire to have a photography business in the future.  Photoshop and editing will not be covered in this class, and there will be no business discussions.

how to sign up

Email Megan at everydayartphoto@gmail.com and you will be given the link to pay for your registration.  Your seat will be reserved only after payment is made and will be filled on a first come, first served basis.

I hope to see you there!

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the wilkens family | bismarck, nd photographer

This was my last outdoor family session last year and we had a surprisingly nice evening.  The weather at the end of fall makes me so nervous, so it was a treat.  I had such a great time with this family.  These two girls giggled for most of the session, which more often than not, caused us all to laugh.  Included in the fun were silly jokes and goofy faces.  I loved it!  And aside from being hilarious, this family has such a wonderful connection to each other.  I can tell that these sisters are the best of friends and they also adore their parents.  It was so hard to narrow down which images to share because I love them all!  Especially the snuggly photos with mom and dad.

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the hovey family | bismarck photographer

Back to blogging sessions from last fall!  Man, do I wish we were having this beautiful fall weather here in Bismarck right about now!

I have had the great opportunity to photograph the boys of this family, both as newborns, and every time I am able to spend time with them, it is a treat.  Levi and Max are such adorable boys with similar looks (I think) but different personalities!  Levi is reserved and quiet and while Max was only seven months old, I could already tell that he is the more rambunctious brother!  I think you can see that in these images.  I love spending time with their parents, too.  Mom is one of those people who has a contagious smile and it puts you in a good mood just talking to her.  I also respect her so much because she is not only an amazing wife and mom, but she also serves our country.  And dad has the most hilarious sense of humor.  I think he is still waiting for his very own newborn-like, posed photo shoot!  HA!  It is no wonder these boys are already so sweet and fun with awesome parents like that.

I love these images!  And take a look at how much Levi and Max have grown!

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ROSE-ANNE HOVEY - So true. Great pix. Somehow I missed these earlier. Kevin’s mom

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Everyday Life Workshop | DSLR camera class in Bismarck, ND

Here is what a past participant had to say about the Everyday Life Workshop:

“I highly recommend the Everyday Life Workshop! Megan is so knowledgeable & patient that she made it a breeze to not be afraid of my DSLR camera. I had my Canon for several years and never once changed the setting off “auto”. This awesome 1-day course allowed me to now take dramatically better photos by learning the basic principles of my DSLR camera. It was a great atmosphere with nice reference material, fun photo subjects, awesome food – just wonderful! I am now enjoying my kids activities and love of photography on the “manual” setting!”

 

Bismarck DSLR photography class

workshop description

Since the day I became a mom, always having a camera by my side  has been important to me.  I’ve tried to capture not just the big events, but the small moments, too.  By capturing those small moments with my camera, I look back and I see the beauty that our everyday life holds.  The photographs of moments that seemed mundane and simple at the time are the ones I treasure the most.

This workshop is for beginner DSLR users who do not yet have a good understanding of how to use their camera in the manual setting, and it is for those who want to learn how to tell a story of their child’s everyday life through their photographs.

workshop date & time

Saturday, March 01, 2014 | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

workshop location

This workshop will be held at my home in north Bismarck, and is open to all.  I love this idea of holding the Everyday Life Workshop in a home because what better place to learn how to capture the everyday moments of your child’s life than the place where those moments are most often created?!

what we will learn

General rules for composistion and how it can improve your photo

How to tell a story with your photographs

Tips for getting more natural and candid shots of your children

How to work with the natural light you have available

Identifiying what is correct exposure

The basics of shooting in manual mode:  ISO, shutter speed, and aperture

what’s included

50+ page workbook that details the lessons learned at the workshop for you to keep and refer to afterward

Shooting time with children for hands-on learning and Q&A with Megan

Lunch and snacks

A goodie bag and drawings for some fun photography related items

what you need

A DSLR camera

Your camera’s user manual

Any lens.  You can bring the kit lens that came with your camera, or I highly encourage you to invest in a 50mm lens.  The 50mm f/1.8 lens is very affordable (just over $100) and it will allow you to do so much more with it’s lower aperture capabilities.  (And you’ll find out what aperture means at the workshop!!!)  You can find them here:  CANON | NIKON

workshop cost

$225 (plus ND sales tax), due in-full at the time of registration.  The workshop will be limited to ten participants.  Your registration fee is not refundable, but if you are unable to attend, your seat may be sold to someone else.

what this workshop is not

This workshop is not for professional photographers or those with to the desire to have a photography business in the future.  Photoshop and editing will not be covered in this class, and there will be no business discussions.

how to sign up

Email Megan at everydayartphoto@gmail.com and you will be given the link to pay for your registration.  Your seat will be reserved only after payment is made and will be filled on a first come, first served basis.

 

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New Year Newborn Promotion! | Bismarck, ND newborn photographer

Happy 2014!  This was posted on the Everyday Art Photography Facebook page at the turn of the new year, so make sure you are a Facebook fan so you can stay up to date with the latest.  I’ve already booked many newborn sessions in the last 10 days and I cannot wait to meet all of these 2014 babies!  Contact me as soon as possible to schedule your session during this rare promotion!  Even if you just found out you’re pregnant, it is a $200 savings so I hope you’ll take advantage, and I promise I will keep your secret, if needed!

The New Year Newborn Promotion includes a discounted session fee of $50 (regular $200) and a set of 25 custom birth announcements ($50 value) for all newborn sessions booked in the month of January, 2014.

Bismarck Mandan North Dakota newborn baby photography special promotion

I’ve been working on changing the way some of the information on this site is laid out to try to make it easier for you to find.  As you’ll see, on the tabs above (and also under ‘The Experience’ in the menu bar) there is a link for The Newborn Session Guide.  This guide will answer all the questions you may have about my newborn sessions as well as pricing information.  Plus, it’s filled with lots of photos of sweet little babies!  Please look it over, browse my recent work on the blog and contact me to photograph your newest little family member!  My goal for 2014 is to snuggle as many Bismarck newborn babies as I can this year!  Man, I love my job.:)

In other news:  The Child & Family Session Guide is coming very soon!  Who else is looking forward to spring already?  After the weather we had this past week, I am already dreaming of green grass for more reasons than one, but mostly so that I can get back outside and start photographing families again.  Also, I am working on a date for another Everyday Life Workshop, which is a one-day beginner DSLR workshop for moms.  I’ll teach you how to use your camera in manual mode to capture your children in their everyday lives.  Be on the lookout for official details by the end of the month!

 

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