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 "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!
When you sign up for Auto to Awesome you get:
6 Killer Video Training Modules, each packed with easy to follow video lessons and written exercises.
10 Cheat Sheets and worksheets for easy reference during and after the course!
Tutorials and Resources that are easy to understand. I don't just tell you how to do something, I show you!
Instant access to every single module and lesson - so you can learn at your own pace, not mine.
Step by Step lessons, each building on the last, so you are layering on the knowledge in a way that makes it all really incredibly easy to understand.
Let’s take a look at what you’ll learn in each of the 6 modules:
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.
Enroll in Course for $97
Want more? You got it!
Enroll in Auto to Awesome today and you'll not only get access to all six modules, video tutorials, cheatsheets and worksheets, but you'll also get these sweet extra bonuses, for free!
Money Back Guarantee
I've done everything in my power to make this the simplest, most easy to follow program available to help you learn photography. Plus, I KNOW it works because I've seen success time and time again from my students. However, if you're on the fence .... or if you've had your fingers burnt by other courses and feel skeptical, then I want to give you every possible chance to "buy it and try it" with absolute confidence.
That's why I'm giving you a FULL 30 DAYS to take Auto to Awesome for a test drive. If you don't think this is the course for you, then all you need to do is email me for a full, no quibble refund.
Whats happens when you buy the course?
Once you click on the enroll button you will be asked for your email address and payment details - you can pay via credit card or PayPal.
Next, create an account that will allow you to access the course site from wherever you have an internet connection.
You'll have lifetime access to all the materials, such as the video lessons, PDF's, checklists and all the other resources, so you can work away at your own pace.
Enroll in Course for $97
Short on time? Or just want to get there faster?
I've got you covered.
Most videos are a mere 10 minutes long, and video training adds up to just over five hours.
This means you can spend more time doing what is most important - putting what you have learnt into the practice with the given exercises, so you can start to see results within weeks rather than months.
Is this the course for me?
THIS COURSE IS PERFECT FOR YOU IF:
>> You want to learn how to improve your photography skills, but you don't know which steps you need to take to get you there, or are simply feeling overwhelmed with all the information out there.
>> You are a child or family photographer (either your own or someone else's!) and you want lessons that are totally centred on capturing people - either in candid "lifestyle" moments or posed portraits.
>> You're busy with your family and other commitments, and you just don't have a ton of time available to figure all this out! You just want someone to tell you what to do, step by step, and you want lessons that are short, to the point, and actionable.
>> You can't stand long, dry, boring trainings that seem to go on for ever and are more like a physics lesson. You just want someone to explain everything to you in a way that makes sense and is easy to follow and take action on.
>> You want to work at your own pace with the flexibility of being able to learn at a time and place that suits you, and never have to worry that your lessons are going to expire if you need a little longer to fully understand one element.
>> You want a fast track to better images You don't want to miss capturing any more moments of your kid's lives, and you just want to be able to start taking better images in just a few weeks, and not wait months or even years until you figure it all out!
Still not convinced? 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 :)
Frequently Asked Questions
+ 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 in the group too, and always on hand to answer any questions you might have!
+ 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 :)