When I first started out as a photographer, I wasn’t a photographer. I was a stay at home Mom with a top knot and a little babe, just wanting to learn how to take better pictures. I wanted to remember those long dreamy eyelashes, the smooshy lips, their pink little sun ripened cheeks with a gummy grin…all of it. But I didn’t know where to start.

Google is a good friend but trying to find info as a beginner(and as a mom) was so confusing. Why is this photo so dark? Why isn’t my camera focusing? F/stop whah? Aperture? Rule of thirds? Exposure Triangle? Manual Mode? Bokeh? I JUST WANT TO TAKE BETTER PICTURES STAHP WITH THE BIG WORDS ALREADY.

I dug my way through it all, eventually reaching where I am today. But it wasn’t…fun. It wasn’t easy and it seemed rather unfair considering the bounty of internet research that we have these days. I was often left thinking “I don’t have time for this, I just need someone to tell me what to do!”

So I came up with a course on my own. A photography course made by a mom for moms. For dads. For parents. For beginners. For everyone.

In this course, we will cover the basic functions of a DSLR camera. We will talk about flattering angles, the rule of no rules, how to get the most out of your camera, and how to make those little ones smile. The big world of creativity that has no limits and I’m open to all discussion. Come prepared to use your camera, memory card and battery ready, as we may step outside for some practice if we have nice weather.

For the sake of time, we will not be going over manual mode extensively, but we may touch on it for those who are interested.

The course will be held on August 18th starting at noon at the Jessica Newton Photography studio.

In order to sign up for the course, simply email me at jessicabnewton@gmail.com. Class participation is $75 or if you’d like to snag a discount, $50 if you share with your friends on Facebook that you’re attending the course. Hope to see you there!

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