Let’s Shoot the Kids – how to photograph children

how to photograph children“Let’s Shoot the Kids” workshops are photography courses created specially for parents by a parent! Choose from either the beginners course or the improvers course.

I just wanted to say a big thank you for today’s course Jane, I really enjoyed it and learnt a lot. I can’t wait to practice tomorrow in the daylight! The new studio is great and you present the course brilliantly. Thanks again. Cath

Click on the date you are interested in to book:

Saturday 23rd September 2017

Saturday 11th November 2017

Let’s Shoot The Kids £70 pp. Max 6 people.

10.00am-2.00pm. Light lunch and refreshments included.

Venue: Laburnum Cottage, nr Northwich, Cheshire, in a purpose-built natural light studio.

Have you got a good camera but rarely dare venture off AUTO? Sometimes you get some good photos of the children but it’s more by luck than judgment? You know the camera is capable of much more, but you don’t know what all the menus and buttons do? If this is you, then you are not alone and this is the course for you.

On this half-day workshop you will learn how to use different camera settings to take great photographs of babies and children. You will see a dramatic improvement in your photography and your confidence.

Here’s an idea of what you will learn:

  • The best kit for photographing children (without spending a fortune).
  • How to make the best use of the available light and ensure the picture is correctly exposed.
  • How to blur the background and get your subject to stand out.
  • How to set your camera up for different sorts of shots (indoor shots, fast moving toddlers).
  • Simple composition techniques.
  • How to do simple edits, such as cropping, straightening, adding text and more, using freely available software. How to share and display your photographs.

Watch this short video to find out more.

I attended Jane’s Let’s Shoot The Kids course in 2014. I had been on a couple of other courses but with Jane’s course things seemed to make more sense. Her introduction of ISO to my knowledge has, without question, transformed my photography, and the whole course was delivered in a clear, non-patronising way, where I felt able to ask questions without feeling I should know the answer. I would recommend Jane highly. Caroline.

“I was delighted to finally purchase a DSLR, but really we used it like a compact without any real knowledge of how to get those amazing shots.  With a 2 year-old and a baby on its way, I attended Jane’s “Lets Shoot the Kids” course.  This was a perfect course for me, a small and friendly group, not too long or overly complicated.  I was quickly able to move off auto and experiment with different settings that weren’t so scary after all!  I saw an immediate improvement in my photography and even when I take rubbish shots, I am now able to better understand what went wrong.  I still have plenty to learn though and wouldn’t hesitate to attend another of Jane’s courses. Susie

Jane’s course gave me the knowledge and confidence to take my camera out of automatic mode and really start using it to get the shots I wanted. Together with her instruction on using software to edit my pictures I am able to produce pictures I am proud to hang on the walls of my house. Michelle

Included in the price of each course:

  • Light lunch and refreshments.
  • A digital copy of the course material.
  • Membership of a private Facebook Group.
  • Two weeks email support after the course.

GIFT VOUCHERS are available.  Contact me to order your gift voucher for any workshop or for one to one tuition.