Does any of this sound familiar?
...You're eager to learn photography so you can beautifully capture your family, but you are so lost and overwhelmed with all the information available that you don't know what you need to learn next, or where to even start.
...You're feel frustrated because you see all these beautiful images taken by other photographers, and are still having to wonder "how the heck did they do that?!"
… You don't understand why your images are soft and out of focus - in fact, so many that you're beginning to think your lens must be broken 😀
...You worry that you might never "get it" and that taking the images you dream of is something you simply won't be able to do.
...You worry that by taking so long to learn photography, you are missing out on capturing your family's moments the way you want to - and meanwhile your kids are growing up and the moments are passing you by whilst you keep missing them.
Did you raise your hand to any of these?
Perfect! You are SO in the right place.
Take a moment to imagine a world where instead, you...
... knew exactly what you need to do to get the images you see in your head - just like the ones you see from photographers you admire on Instagram or Pinterest.
... understood which settings to use in ANY situation, and can do it quickly - no more fumbling over the dials and buttons for you!
... don't feel flustered or worried about missing the moment because you can't get seem to get your settings right fast enough, and instead feel confident, calm and in control.
...have more time to spend taking photos of the people you love, and have fun practising and improving your skills, instead of having spend hours scouring the internet for tips and tricks that you HOPE will make it all come together and make sense.
...have the skills and knowledge to preserve your family memories RIGHT NOW, instead of missing out on capturing months, or even YEARS worth of memories, and losing those moments forever.
Are you ready for it all to click so you can start capturing the images you dream of?
AUTO to AWESOME is a step by step program that will take you away from AUTO and "middle of the road" photos, and give you all the tools and techniques you need to turn your child and family images into wall worthy, professional photographs, easily and QUICKLY.
In this self paced e-course, I take you by the hand and show you EXACTLY how to set up your camera, which settings you should use, where to position your subject and even how to use effective composition tricks to take your images from snapshots to great shots!
NEVER FEEL STUCK, OR OVERWHELMED AGAIN
That's my pinky promise to you when you take this course. I've made sure you have everything you need to immediately implement what you learn inside Auto to Awesome, so you can fast track your learning.
The result is less "how the heck do I do this" and more "Heck, yes, I did it!"
Here's what you'll get inside the program:
>> 6 Killer Video Training Modules, each packed with easy to follow video lessons, exercises and over the shoulder camera set up tutorials.
>> Cheat sheets and work sheets that make completing the exercises a breeze.
>> Tutorials and resources that are easy to understand. I don't just tell you how to do something, I show you!
>> Step by step lessons, each one building on the last, so you are layering on the knowledge in a way that makes it incredibly easy to understand.
>> Downloadable course notes PDF's with all the key takeaways from the videos, so you don't even have to worry about taking notes!
>> Instant access to every single module and lesson, so you can get started right away.
>> Lifetime access to the course material, so you can learn at whatever speed your situation allows.
MODULE ONE - LAYING THE FOUNDATION
+ We'll start right at the beginning and learn about the three elements of exposure, and how they all work together in the exposure triangle.
+ You'll get an in-depth understanding of Aperture and Depth of Field, and all the factors that affect it (more than you think!) so that you get images that are sharp and clear, but with that soft, buttery blur where you want it!
+ Understand shutter speed and ISO, and the affect both these two settings have on your images
+ Throughout this module, we'll layer on the knowledge by gradually taking control over all these settings individually, then together, so you are never overwhelmed and thrown in the deep end!
MODULE TWO - TAKING CONTROL
+ Learn the basics of how to shoot in manual mode, so you can start to take control and get those images you dream of!
+ Understand how metering works, and how you can use that information to get perfect exposure every time by shooting "over" or "under"
+ You'll also learn some of the different ways you can gauge your exposure, both with tools and without!
+ Understand F Stops and how to use these to "cheat" in Manual Mode, so that you can change your settings much quicker when you need to.
+ Learn when Manual Mode isn't the best option, and what to do instead, so that you can shoot confidently in ANY situtation.
MODULE THREE - LEARN HOW TO USE AVAILABLE LIGHT
+ In this module you'll learn all the about one of the most important elements of photography, and how you can use it different ways to create gorgeous images.
+ We'll cover how to best use natural light indoors, including where to position your subject for different "looks", and how to set your camera for perfect exposure
+ You'll understand the different techniques for shooting on sunny or cloudy days, with ideas and strategies for both so you can shoot in any weather, and are no longer at the mercy of Mother Nature.
+ You'll learn how to add interest to your images by learning how to capture silhouettes, reflections and shadows - great ways of using light to get more creative images!
+ Finally, you'll understand how to meter effectively in ALL lighting situations so that you can expose correctly in many different types of light
MODULE FOUR - GET YOUR WHITE BALANCE RIGHT
+ In this module, you'll learn what white balance is, and most importantly how to identify when you have the WRONG white balance, so you don't end up with images that have a horrible color cast.
+ You'll learn different techniques for setting your white balance in camera - both with tools and without.
+ Learn why you should switch to RAW, and the steps to do it!
MODULE FIVE - ACHIEVE PERFECT FOCUS FOR TACK SHARP IMAGES
+ You'll learn about the different focusing techniques and settings, and when you should use each one to ensure that your camera is best set up for the type of photograph you are taking
+ You'll understand all the different elements that come together to ensure you get a tack sharp image, for both still and actions shots
+ We'll troubleshoot the different ways you can get out of focus images, so that you can learn from your mistakes and see how all the different elements work together
+ You'll learn how to evaluate your focus on detail and faraway shots, so you know exactly what to expect and what to aim for
+ We'll even cover how to use an advanced focusing technique that will help you improve your "hit rate" of sharp photos of action shots.
MODULE SIX - WOW WITH COMPOSITION
+ You'll learn how to establish clarity in your images, so that your viewers eye is always drawn to what's important in the frame.
+ You'll understand the basic principles of the rule of thirds, but also how to ensure you have balance in the frame for a dynamic image
+ Find out when symmetry is a BETTER choice than the rule of thirds, and when to use it.
+ Learn all the portrait tips and tricks that make your images look much more professional
+ Understand more composition guides such as lines, framing and shapes that will make your images more interesting and engaging.
To make sure you're supported every step of the way, you'll also get access to:
AUTO TO AWESOME IS PERFECT FOR YOU IF...
If you find yourself nodding along with any of the following, then you are in a perfect position to enroll in Auto to Awesome!
# 1 - You're excited to begin your journey with photography, but you're not sure where to start, and are feeling a little lost and overwhelmed with everything there is to learn. You'd love to be able to get great images right out of the gate, because you don't want to miss out on capturing memories whilst your kids are growing up, and you know that your current photo skills just aren't going to cut it!
# 2 - You’ve been trying to learn photography for months (or even years) and you’re STILL not getting the images you were hoping for. You've been shooting as much as you can, but you still feel frustrated with your images, and feel they are missing something that will take them up a level. You'd love to be able to "connect the dots" so you can finally begin getting the images you want, instead of always searching for the next “trick” or tip that will hopefully help it come together.
# 3 - You have no problem investing a little time to learn your craft and practise, as long as every bit of energy you invest is moving you one step closer to your goal. You don't want to waste time moving one step forward, and then feeling like you are taking three steps back - you love the idea of following a path where everything is in order.
# 4- You don’t have a ton of free time - sure, return on investment is important to you, but return on TIME rates equally high on your list. You don’t have enough hours in the day to mine through hour and hours of long, dry, boring trainings, just in the hope you get to the good stuff at some point! You want to be able to start capturing beautiful images of your family and interests TODAY, not in the distant future.
# 5- You’re aware of just how much difference manually taking control of your camera can have on your images. You're excited to learn the skills you need to take your images to the next level, such as manual exposure, choosing the right settings for tack sharp images, and learning how to use the light you have available much more effectively.
# 6 - You'd love to feel more calm and confident when shooting, and know exactly where to place your subject with regard to the light, and which camera settings you should use each time. Ideally you want to get to a place where shooting feels like second nature, so you can just get on with creating images you love.
#7 - You feel at ease knowing that you have a FULL 30 days to give it a risk free shot. Maybe you won't be able to dive in for a week or so. Maybe you're new to this whole online learning thing and need a bit of extra time. Either way, you appreciate the offer to give it an honest try out, happy in the knowledge you can get a full refund if it turns out not to be for you.
Maybe I can help with those last doubts you may be having...
I'm not sure I can justify spending money on a course...maybe I can just figure it out for free using Google instead.
I get it, I do. Because I felt exactly the same way, and spent YEARS cobbling together tutorials I found on Pinterest or Google. In the end, I missed out on capturing the early years of my son's life, and it has been something that I have deeply regretted ever since because I lost so many precious moments that I can never get back.
Simply put, following a course is a sure-fire way to getting the images you want to create, as you will get all the information you need, laid out for you step by step. Most importantly, you'll be taking better images in a matter of weeks instead of months or years.
Knowledge of your camera, manual mode, light and composition are things that will move your photography skills much, much farther forward than a new lens, or the latest white balance tool will, so investing in knowledge is the single best thing you can do to improve your photography skills.
I don't think I can devote the time to this right now.
Although it will take several weeks for you to master your camera, bear in mind that it will take you a LOT longer to figure this all out of your own. I'm handing you everything you need to know, in a step by step by step path that takes away all the guesswork. Plus, I have done everything I can to make this course as easy to follow for anyone short on time - the lessons are short (most are around 10 minutes long) an actionable. if you can devote just 30 minutes a day to this course you will be finished the course in just six weeks. Make the commitment to do something for yourself and learn the skills that can move you forward - quickly.
Will this course really help me "get it?" Nothing else has.
If you feel like most photography tutorials are as easy to understand as learning quantum physics from a hamster, then you are seriously going to LOVE Auto to Awesome. I'll never overload your brain with fluff, too much theory or complicated jargon, just the information you need, in short, bite sized lessons that won't fry your brain.So many people have said me to me after taking Auto to Awesome that THIS was the course that made everything come together and make sense.
You have a choice.
You could keep trying to figure all of this stuff out on your own (which actually took me over three YEARS to do!)
You could get an injection from my brain to yours and see massive results in a matter of weeks.
What will you choose?
Hi there! I'm Audrey Ann, the founder of the Live Snap Love blog, where I teach creative mamas how to improve their photography skills and beautifully capture their days. Having first starting teaching back in 2012, I've been told that I can break things down in a way that makes sense and is easy to understand. I have since taught hundreds of people how to move away from AUTO, improve their photography skills and master editing! Now it's your turn :)
+ Do you offer any refunds or guarantees?
Yes! I offer a 30 day money back guarantee. Just write to me letting me know why the course did not live up to your expectations, and I'll refund you in full.
+ Is the price in USD and how do I pay?
Yes, the price is in USD! You can pay online with either PayPal, Mastercard or American Express. If you choose a payment plan, you can't use PayPal unfortunately.
+ When does the course start??
The moment you sign up! You'll get instant access to the course modules so you dive right in and start working your way through the course. It's all there waiting for you to begin!
+ How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like.
+ What format is the course delivered in?
The course is mainly delivered in video formats, along with some written lessons and exercises. However, since I know it can be frustrating to have to watch the same video again when you only want a quick recap, each module also has a course notes PDF, which has the key takeaways from the videos for you to refer back to. You also get a ton of printable "cheat sheets" - these have been designed so you have the key points along with you when you are practicing or shooting, so you get everything you need, when you need it.
+ Will this course be updated, and will I get free access to future versions?
Yes! I will continue to update, improve and add to the course. When you enroll now you will receive lifetime access to the course along with any improvements or new content that is added.
+ How do I access the course?
As the course is online, you can access the course from anywhere that has an internet connection. So you can work from home, in a cafe, or on holiday! All you need to do is log in using the username and password you create at checkout, and the entire course is there waiting for you. So you don't need to download videos, or send them to yourself via email, just log in, and pick up where you left off.
+ Do you offer feedback or support?
When you enroll in Auto to Awesome you also get access to our private Student Facebook Group. Here you can post questions, get feedback and connect with others who are on the same journey as you. I'm also in the group providing live Q&A sessions on a regular basis.
+ What equipment do I need?
You'll need a camera that allows you to shoot in manual mode, and a lens. During the course I'll also ask you to buy a grey card, but these are under $10 and are a worthwhile investment. You won't need anything else to complete the course. As the course is online, you'll also need an internet connection to access the materials.
+ I can already shoot in AV mode – will this course be a waste of time for me?
No! Firstly, you'll work on being able to shoot in manual mode which is the best way to control your exposure, but I also give tips and tricks that will serve you well shooting in AV Mode too. Most people have found that they picked up information that really helped put it all together. Also, controlling exposure is just ONE aspect we cover in the course – we also cover how to set your white balance, get tack sharp images, and how to use light and composition effectively. If you are not already happy with these other elements, then I definitely think you'll find the course worthwhile.
+ I’m just on AUTO at the moment and know nothing about Manual Mode – would it be better to wait until I have more experience?
Absolutely not! This course will take you from the AUTO modes on your camera to shooting on full manual mode, and all the other elements that go into a successful photograph. It might take you a little longer to work through the first module, but remember this course is on your time-frame, not anyone else’s, so if it takes a little longer to get the foundations right, it doesn’t matter! Getting it right from the beginning will save you a ton of headaches later on.
+ Couldn't I just find the same information for free online?
You can find just about anything for free online these days! But trying to dig through old blog posts and piece together disconnected tutorials is time consuming and frustrating. Even after doing all that it's highly likely that you will end up with some gaps in your knowledge - the little things that tie it all together. Some of the students who have taken this course have tried to do just that, and they've ended up here anyway but they couldn't get all the random bits of information to "fit" together. Auto to Awesome walks you through, step by step, exactly what you need to learn to get the child and family photos you want to take - so you get all the bits of the puzzle at once :)