“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)
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
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
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
$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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!