I cut through the technical overwhelm. I’ll guide you step by step through what you really need to know, using analogies, pictures and examples. I guarantee the lightbulb moment where it all just clicks – clicks, see what I did there –
Let's face it, it's one thing to take a great photo of a bunch of flowers, it's another thing entirely to take a gorgeous photo of a toddler! Photography Launchpad teaches you to use your camera AND take gorgeous family photos.
I’ll be right there walking you through, answering your questions and giving feedback on your photos. Specific and personal advice on how to improve and cheering with you when it’s all come together.
You’ll have INSTANT lifetime access to ALL the course material. This is big, it means that you can review it as often as you like, whenever you like – even years from now if you need. You can start now, go slow, speed through or wait until you're ready.
We’ll walk through your camera & settings – without the tech overwhelm! Learn all about what each button and dial does and experiment with the results. Find out what else you really need in your kit (hint: it’s probably a lot less than you think it is). We’ll lay the foundation so that you can start shooting with confidence!
Do you wish more of your photos were in focus? Have you wondered how to freeze action or make your child/pet/dinosaur really stand out by blurring the background? In this module, you’ll learn all the professionals’ tricks that will transform your photos.
Say goodbye to dark, grainy people, strange shadows and bright white faces. Learn all about light and how it matters for EVERY image you take.
By now you can take a “nice” perfectly exposed, sharp image in the right light. In this module, we’ll show you how to step it up to “take-your-breath-away-wow” by teaching you some simple composition secrets.
Great family photography is about more than just a technically perfect image. Learning how to capture natural smiles, emotion & action is a whole other game. Lisa will share some simple tips to capture those smiles and moments that have her clients in tears of joy, they work on her own kids too!
Now that you’re taking amazing photographs, let’s consider what to do with them all. We’ll talk about keeping them safe as well as printing and sharing online. Let’s show off your new talents!
With your new found confidence and skills you won’t want to end here – together we will look at where to find inspiration and what could be next on your photography journey.
21 videos, divided into bite sized chunks of around 10-20 minutes. Watch them all in one go, or bit by bit when you get the time. Watch on any device. You’ll have instant access to everything but I’ll send you emails to guide you through each week for five weeks, giving you plenty of time to totally get it!
Downloadable course notes and transcripts. Use them to work along, for revision or to reinforce what you’ve already learned.
Key concepts summarised into compact cheat sheets you can download and keep handy for easy reference.
Each week you’ll have a fun practical assignment to really nail down the concepts we’ve covered. Don’t worry, it’s not like school, they aren’t marked, there is no penalty if you're late, and getting it wrong is actively encouraged!
"It really does help you understand how the camera works, and things to look for to make an average photo a great photo. I really enjoyed learning about the functions of the camera, tricks for lighting, and things to include/avoid to really enhance the photo (composition). The tips for trying to wrangle the kids were great. Now I just need to practice, practice, practice. It's also so great to have Lisa answer your specific questions (no matter how silly ) and get individual feedback on your pics. It makes the learning experience very tailored to your specific needs. Thanks Lisa for a really enjoyable few weeks. I'm looking forward to staying in the facebook group and continuing the journey!"
I did Lisa's course in May and loved it. I have been on manual mode ever since and practicing as much as I can. I have realised the more I learn the more I want to learn and am considering doing a more comprehensive course next year to take my photography journey further. I was very lucky for my last birthday (it was a big one!) to get a new camera from my husband. Still so much to figure out. What I have loved is that I have started going through the course again. It makes so much more sense second time around and is a really good reminder for things I had forgotten about. Great to have access to review the modules down the track.
After completing the course and only shooting in manual mode now it's hard to remember why I felt so overwhelmed by the camera and its settings (and equally underwhelmed by my photos) it all seems so easy now I understand exposure and getting great shots seems very achievable. Credit for this goes 100% to Lisa for breaking down the basics and explaining it at the right level with lots of examples. The best compliment I got off my husband was "Wow! It's good to know it wasn't the camera" when looking over my recent photos compared to the old ones
You keep seeing gorgeous photos you wish you could take - and you have the Pinterest boards to prove it.
You bought the fancy DSLR (it's stuck on auto) and your images just don't capture the magic like you imagined.
You want to learn with, be inspired by and connect with other people just like you, but find it hard to find the time.
You want to be able to try out what you've learned, and still be able to ask questions when things don't go to plan..
It’s our guarantee that you’ll love this course. If, after the first two weeks, you’ve had a go at the challenges of the first two modules and find this course isn’t for you – we will refund you the total cost of the course. It’s risk free!
Perfect! We are going to break through the techno haze and teach you what you really need to know. Step by step, with plenty of practical advice, challenges and examples. Don’t forget, you can come back as often as you need and ask questions in the forum until you really understand. You can do this!
We get it, life with kids is far from predictable. That’s why there is nothing to worry about here. You have lifetime access to the course, so it can be completely self paced. If life gets in the way and you have to take a break, you can easily pick it up anytime. And you’ll still have access to the Facebook group for any questions that crop up.
While you'll get more from this course if you have a DSLR, as long as you have a camera with manual controls, where you can adjust the shutter speed, aperture you'll be fine. You'll also learn a lot about lighting, composition and how to handle your subjects/family/monkeys – nothing to do with the Camera.
If you're in the market for a camera, then perfect - the first module goes over gear and what you actually need. PLUS, because you'll have lifetime access, you can always revisit parts of the course if you upgrade your camera in the future.
The course was designed to be easily taken over five weeks. However as you have access to the whole course from day one, you can set your own pace.
Here's the deal on refunds. I pride myself on providing a high-quality course that works . . . if you put the work in. Meaning, if you do what I teach you, good things will happen to your photography. If you don't, it won't.If, after the first two weeks, you've had a go at the challenges of the first two modules and find this course isn't for you – we will refund you the total cost of the course. It's risk-free.
It is! What you need is a big back of tricks, not every kid is going to respond to the same trick, and not every trick will work every time. I'll share my bag of tricks that's helped me win the WA professional family photographer of the year for three years in a row and bought a tear to the eye of many of my clients when viewing their images.
The course is delivered via a series of videos. You’ll have instant access to all seven modules of the course. The course is designed so that it can easily be completed in five weeks and each week we’ll send you an email guiding you through. You are free to work along, jump ahead or put the brakes on and go slow. The videos are broken down into bite sized chunks so you can choose to either watch them when you have 15 – 20 minutes spare, or watch them all at once. Every week there will be a practical challenge for you to put what you’ve learned into practice and Lisa will be available in the private Facebook group to answer any questions. You won’t be left hanging!
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