Have you ever gotten bogged down by the technical?
Stuck by the overwhelm of what you don't know?
has photography caused you more frustration than joy?
“The course is easy to understand and follow. Laura explains clearly and in detail how to accomplish the techniques she is teaching. With these professional tips you can bring your photos to life in exciting new ways!”
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Week One: CULTIVATING A CREATIVITY MINDSET
Learn how to think creatively and overcome mental blocks like perfectionism and comparison. Embrace a sense of wonder and learn to see the world anew.
Week Two: ALL ABOUT LIGHT
Learn how to see the light around you: the color, emotion, angle and intensity. Determine what time of day and type of light will work in your photos and learn how to fix odd color casts.
Week Three: COMPOSITION
Explore a variety of composition tips and learn how to see the subject and the focal point in your images. Discover how to lead the viewer's eye in order to create a strong composition.
Week Four: TAKING CONTROL OF YOUR CAMERA
Don't let your camera choose for you. Here I'll de-mystify terms like shutter speed and aperture, teaching you how to shoot in manual and create the correct exposure for your images.
Week Five: STORYTELLING & CAPTURING MEMORIES
A great photo tells a story. Learn how to tell stories of everyday life around you and capture images and memories of loved ones that you can cherish for years to come.
Week Six: EDITING
Here's where I teach you how to create some magic through post-processing. Learn about RAW images and how to add color, depth and interest to your photos through editing.
"This was a fantastic class! The modules were well prepared & thought out. I loved and enjoyed the calm and peaceful presentation. The assignments were quite applicable to the respective modules & I enjoyed the whole experience. I feel like I am finally seeing more of the light in photography & my life. I am looking forward to taking better pictures. Totally loved the life applications as well! "
Learn photography in six modules delivered over six weeks. Avoid overwhelm by building skills one actionable step at a time.
Each week, you will be given assignments and inspiration that will push you to create amazing images and change your perspective in life.
Do it Together
I can't wait to interact with you personally. You'll also be invited to join a community of other light-seekers, and find an accountability group or partner if you'd like.
A Great Investment
You will be able to remain a member of the community, and view the lessons for the lifetime of the course. Reach out to me any time for help!
Got Questions? Here are the answers.
Yes! The "Photography + Life" course is a starter course, designed for new or aspiring photographers. It's great if you have a DSLR, but if not, it's totally fine to start with your phone camera or a point-and-shoot. As a bonus, I give you gear recommendations if you'd like to upgrade to equipment that will grow with you in your photography journey.
That's a good question! It's true you can learn so much on the internet by looking it up yourself. But it's time consuming to do that, and you may end up more confused. I have done all of the research for you. I've cut out all of the unnecessary technical details, and have focused on simple techniques and teaching that leaves you feeling empowered to know exactly what to do, instead of confused and overwhelmed. In addition, I offer personal support and feedback myself. I will also give you an invitation to join an online community of other students who are working through the modules together with you. You will have the option to choose an accountability parter within the course group. The other benefit of the "Photography + Life" course is that it's full of life-application. I'm not aware of any other photography course available that is doing this. To me, it's such a natural connection for photography skills and creativity to flow over into "real life." It's what makes me so passionate about this course! (See the next FAQ to see how I teach this).
With this course, you will get out as much as you put in. Each week there will be optional assignments including both photography skills and life application. Each week of the course, you will be able to submit your photos and questions directly to me for critique. If you desire, you may also post your photos or questions online in the community group. Through the online community, you can also find an accountability group or partner. If you just want to do this course via independent study (on your own), that's absolutely fine, but you will have a richer experience and grow more quickly in your photography if you participate in the community, find an accountability partner, and submit photos for critique.
I am so convinced that you will learn and grow from this course, I will offer a full money-back guarantee on your investment any time within the first two weeks.
The course consists of six modules delivered over six weeks. (This is to give you time to practice what you're learning, in actionable steps). You will receive an email each week with the link to the lessons. The module lessons take about 30 minutes to watch in total, and each lesson is between 3-10 minutes long. After watching the lessons, I recommend that you take 30+ minutes to practice and implement what you learned in the lesson by completing the assignment for each week. The entire commitment will be at least one hour a week although you're welcome to do more! The more you shoot, the better you'll get!
Nope, don't worry! You can participate in this course with just the camera you have on your phone. I will even give you gear suggestions and recommend what you may want to buy moving forward if you choose to invest in camera gear after this course. In Week Four, I teach how to take control of your camera. These are most easily adjusted on a DSLR or mirrorless camera, however if you only have a camera phone, you can use most of these controls using an app on your camera.
If you do have dreams of being a photographer, great! But even if you don't, this course will be useful to you because it will train you how to think creatively, and how to see the world from a different perspective. When you strengthen your "creativity muscle" through photography, it will spill over to other areas of your life and you will see positive change there as well. Maybe you'll find a creative solution to that problem at work, or maybe you'll learn to slow down and notice life around you. You'll be able to take beautiful portraits of your loved ones and freeze moments in time. There are so many benefits to learning photography!
Don't worry about this course being too advanced for you. I designed it for aspiring photographers who don't know anything technical yet, or for beginning/enthusiast photographers who are looking to uplevel their hobby and learn to take control of their camera.
It's true you can learn so much on the internet by looking it up yourself. But it's time consuming to do that, and you may end up more confused since it's difficult to know where to start. I have walked this path ahead of you. I've cut out all of the unnecessary technical details, and have focused on simple techniques and teaching that leaves you feeling empowered to know exactly what to do, instead of confused and overwhelmed. In addition, I offer personal support and feedback myself. I will also give you an invitation to join an online community of other students who are working through the modules together with you. You will have the option to choose an accountability parter within the course group. The other benefit of the "Photography + Life" course is that it's full of life-application. I'm not aware of any other photography course available that is doing this. To me, it's such a natural connection for photography skills and creativity to flow over into "real life." It's what makes me so passionate about this course! (See the next FAQ to see how I teach this).
No problem! You can let me know if you'd like an accountability partner and I can match you up with someone else. You can also use your extra coupon code to sponsor a Fijian student to do the course. I run a non-profit here in Fiji and I know several people that would love to participate!
Yes! You can receive a full refund anytime within the first two weeks if you feel like this course is not a fit for you. But I know you'll love it. I've designed this to inspire, uplift and education in a simple and easy to understand way. If you're looking very scientific/mathematical/technical training or advanced photography training, this isn't the course for you.
Feel good about your investment, knowing that your support helps to keep my family and me serving and giving here in the Fiji Islands, where we run a faith-based non-profit that works in the areas of community development, sustainable agriculture, kid's tutoring/literacy/Bible programs, Fijian student discipleship programs and study abroad programs for university students from North America. We've been here since 2001.
I can't wait for you to join my course!
Maybe you're like me when I first started out. I was scared of my camera. I knew it could do a lot, but somehow I just couldn't get off the "auto" setting. I was constantly frustrated with the photos I was taking. Signing up for a photography course was the best thing I ever did. Learning to use my camera changed the way I saw the world. I started looking for light . . . and finding it everywhere; through my camera lens as well as in my "real life." I went from being frustrated and scared of my camera, to being able to create the images I saw with my heart--the images that capture stories and emotions, and freeze moments in time. This journey changed me forever. I promise that you can experience this too. It would be my privilege to teach you photography in a way that serves you, inspires you and brings joy to your life. Even if you're a bit scared, this is the place for you.
Give it a try! What do you have to lose?
Non-profit Co-director, Photographer, Online Educator
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Enroll by July 7th for the course and invite a friend for free!
Price of Course: $147 USD