DOES 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 where to start or what to learn next….or what you might have missed out on.
...You 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 😁
..It doesn’t matter how many blog posts or tutorials you read about photography, or how much knowledge you pick up, nothing seems to be coming together, and you still can’t get the images you see in your head.
..You’re beginning to wonder if you might not have the talent for photography, so you should quietly give it up, and hope no-one asks you why you’ve stopped taking pictures.
Yes, I know EXACTLY how you feel because I was once there too.
The good news? YOU don’t need to stay there!
IMAGINE INSTEAD, IF YOU….
√ Understood exactly what you needed 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.
√ Could take images that were beautifully lit and perfectly in focus, so that instead of trying to salvage one good image from 50, you could increase your rate of keepers and CHOOSE the photos you love.
√ Knew which settings to use in ANY situation, and could change them quickly, so you felt in control and confident - no more second guessing yourself, or your settings.
√ Could take pictures so good that you’ll be asked by your friends to take pictures of THEIR families, and start to make a side, or even full time income, doing what you love.
√ Could develop the skills you need to preserve your family memories in just a few short weeks, so you are finally finished with the “learning” part, and could just get on with taking photos of your family that you’ll cherish.
Yep. You totally can.
SAY HELLO TO AUTO TO AWESOME
Auto to Awesome is a foolproof, step by step course that will teach you how to take gorgeous, professional level images of your children and family life in just a few short weeks.
Let’s face it, without a roadmap to follow or a guide to help you, learning photography can feel seriously overwhelming!
That’s because when you're not aware of what you need to learn, or what to even search for, all the free information in the world won't help you - and you’ll probably miss out all of the important little nuggets that actually tie it all together so it makes sense.
I know this from experience because I spent three YEARS trying to learn photography on my own - and I ended up having to take a course in the end anyway! I could have saved myself so much time, effort, money and frustration by just taking a course in the first place.
BUT NOT ALL PHOTOGRAPHY COURSES ARE CREATED EQUAL.
Many “beginner” courses only give you some of the information, so you never have the full picture. Others only go deep in one area - like manual mode - but then you need to take another course on light, and yet ANOTHER on composition.
The problem with this is that everything in photography is connected, so if you only get a few pieces of the puzzle, it will never come together to make sense.
That why I created Auto to Awesome to be different from everything else out there. With this course, you’ll get ALL the pieces of the puzzle, and shown how they all fit together, so you can see real growth in just a few weeks.
Absolutely nothing is missed out, and every single step is detailed, so this truly is the ONLY photography course you’ll need to achieve your goals.
THIS COULD BE YOU…
“I got my camera for my birthday in June of this year and I knew ABSOLUTELY nothing about photography. And now I’m doing paid family photography and feel confident about what I’ve learned. Audrey explains things in short, yet concise videos so that everything just makes sense”
“Your workshop and materials have been such a gift. I did a newborn session yesterday and I was amazed at how easily everything came together since I knew what to do with the light and settings. My images SOOC are getting better and better!”
“This course was so worth my investment last year! I was just thinking the other day that I would not be where I am today, running my own photography business without it. Thank you Audrey, it was huge in my development”
“I just can’t even believe how my photography has changed in the last couple of weeks since starting A2A, and I’m only halfway through at this point.I love how it’s helping me grasp more of the technical side, and I’m shooting in full manual mode, which I never thought I’d be able to do”
“On Module 2 and LOVING it!” Changing to manual mode has been such a game changer! I see what you mean now Audrey about how images don’t come out the way you envisage them on Auto or any of the Semi-Auto modes. Today I felt EMPOWERED!”
“Auto to Awesome was the best money I have ever spent in my photography learning journey. It is VERY understandable, and it’s easy to apply all the principles. I HIGHLY recommend it!”
Everything you need to take gorgeous photos of your children, family and everyday life and in just a few short weeks.
By the end of Auto to Awesome you’ll be able to…
Shoot with clarity and confidence
Put an end to fighting with your camera and feeling your confidence dwindle. Armed with an arsenal of techniques, tips and strategies, you’ll know exactly how to take the creative pictures you see in your head - and like the ones from the pros. You’ll know EXACTLY how to set up your camera for best results, every time.
Get creative with manual mode
There is so much more to manual mode than simply balancing exposure in the same way your camera would! After this course you’ll understand how to correctly meter for different scenes, get the perfect exposure every time, and will be able to change your settings right faster so you can confidently shoot in manual mode.
Take photos in ANY type of light.
No more putting off taking photos because the light is too low, or the sun is out. You’ll be able to take photos in ANY type of light, using indoor window light, low light, sunny days, cloudy days and the golden hour, so you can capture life whenever and wherever it happens!
Get tack sharp images
Put an end to soft, out of focus images that miss the mark (literally!) You’ll learn the 4 step framework for getting tack sharp images every time, plus a myriad of different strategies you can use for both still and action shots.
Make your images engaging
You’ll have a treasure trove of composition tricks that you can use on your images to make them more engaging and compelling. You’ll know how to pull your viewers eye around the frame, make your photos more interesting, and take beautiful portraits.
Go Pro (for yourself or others)
This might not be for everyone, but if your goal is make a side, or even full time income from photography, then you’ll have the skills to do it after this course. Even if you don’t, you can save money each year but taking your OWN professional pics of your family instead of paying a pro to do it!
All the course materials, including videos, course notes, printable cheat sheets and your bonuses are available immediately within our online student portal.
6 VIDEO TRAINING MODULES
With video lessons, written exercises and over-the-shoulder camera set up tutorials, so you’ll know exactly what to do, and when to do it! All the videos are bite sized and mobile friendly so you can squeeze in a lesson easily each day.
STEP BY STEP LESSONS
Each lesson builds on the last, so you are layering on the knowledge in a way that makes it all incredibly easy to understand. Plus you’ll have never have to wonder what you’re missing, as everything is there, in the order you need to learn it.
100% ONLINE ACCESS
Show up on the days and times that suits you - and in your sweatpants! Either go it alone, or with others in our Accountability Adventure. Either way, you can also revisit the course as often as you want - the materials are yours for life.
A COMPLETE FRAMEWORK
Auto to Awesome is the most comprehensive, resource packed course available, and covers EVERYTHING. This is truly the only photography course you’ll ever need so you’ll save time, money and years of frustration.
Downloadable guides and cheat sheets that make learning the concepts a breeze. Pocket sized, you can print them out and take them with you when shooting - it’s the next best thing to having me along in your back pocket!
Enroll as a VIP and you’ll also get support in our exclusive student only group, be able to ask questions directly in the course, join our live Q&A sessions AND take part in our Accountability Adventure. That way you can NEVER feel lost or stuck!
LET’S TAKE A PEEK AT WHAT YOU’LL LEARN IN EACH OF THE SIX CORE MODULES…
LAYING THE FOUNDATION
In order to be able to take images that are more creative, you need a solid understanding of a few key elements to set the foundation for the rest of the course.
IN THIS MODULE YOU’LL LEARN ☛
In-depth understanding of all the three elements of exposure: ISO, Shutter Speed and Aperture.
Learn how they all work together, and how to keep all 3 balanced for effortless exposure.
Discover depth of filed, and ALL the different factors that affect it (more than you think!)
Get beautiful background blur that helps your subject jump from the page.
How to freeze motion to get great action shots instead of soft, out of focus images.
What to do when there is not enough light so you can take great images whenever and wherever.
Master shooting in manual mode once and for all - a must if you want to get creative with your images! This is how you can start to capture what you can see in your mind’s eye.
IN THIS MODULE YOU’LL LEARN ☛
Learn how to take control of all THREE elements of exposure.
Understand how metering affects your images, and why your camera gets it wrong (and what to do instead) for perfect exposure, every time.
Learn how to adjust your exposure by shooting “over” and “under” and how to know the exact amount to do it by.
Avoid blowouts and hot spots that ruin your image (and when it might not matter)
Manual Mode “cheats” that help you change your settings faster so you never miss a moment again.
What to do when manual mode isn’t the best option.
LEARN HOW TO USE AVAILABLE LIGHT
How to find and use all types of beautiful light for gorgeous pictures, no matter where you are.
IN THIS MODULE YOU’LL LEARN ☛
The different ways you can use natural window light (no fancy equipment required!) for beautifully lit images.
The other areas in your home that have beautiful soft light!
How to change the direction of the light for more dramatic looks.
The secrets to getting images that pop in boring cloudy weather.
The two essential strategies for shooting on sunny days so you can shoot whatever the weather.
How professionals manipulate the light around them for images that have depth and drama.
How to get eyes that have life and sparkle - every time.
Some different ways you can use light to create more interesting images.
GET IMAGE COLOR RIGHT
This module is all about COLOR, and how it affects your images so you can get images that look just like real life.
IN THIS MODULE YOU’LL LEARN ☛
Learn what white balance is, how it works and how it affects your images.
How to identify when you have the WRONG color in your images.
Ensure your images don’t have a horrible colour cast, so your images took true to life, with beautiful skin tones.
The setting you can change for best results in post processing.
THE 4-STEP FRAMEWORK FOR TACK SHARP IMAGES
Learn how to get images so sharp so you could slice your finger open on them, both for still and moving subjects.
IN THIS MODULE YOU’LL LEARN ☛
Learn the 4 Step Framework for tack sharp images.
Understand the different focusing techniques and modes, and when to use each one, so you’ll exactly how to set up your camera and where to focus for best results.
Strategies to ensure you get sharp action shots.
How to accurately evaluate your focus, so you know exactly what to aim for!
Troubleshoot the different ways you can get out of focus images, and what to do about each one, so you can learn from your mistakes.
An advanced focusing technique that will help you improve your "hit rate" of sharp photos of action shots.
WOW WITH COMPOSITION
Lift your images up from boring, everyday snapshots in beautiful, engaging works of art.
IN THIS MODULE YOU’LL LEARN ☛
Learn the 4 ways to establish clarity in your images for better photos.
The secrets to ensuring that the viewers eye is always drawn to what's important for more engaging images.
How to create an image with better balance.
The tips and tricks that ensure that your subjects pops right off the frame.
The all important portrait “rules” that make your images look much more professional.
Deeper composition guides that will make even everyday, mundane situations look more creative and dynamic.
WHEN YOU ENROLL AS A VIP
You’ll also get incredible support, community AND accountability.
Exclusive Student Facebook Group
Meet others on the same journey as you, get feedback on your photos, share ideas, or simply find inspiration for your next photo! Plus I’m the group DAILY, answering questions, giving in-depth guidance, and troubleshooting problems whenever and however you need me.
Although you are free to do the course in your own time and pace, it can be helpful to go through the course at set times. The optional “Accountability Adventure” gives you weekly emails and assignments that will help keep you on track and committed. STARTS MON 11th FEB AND RUNS FOR 8 WEEKS.
Live Q&A Sessions
In these casual Q & A sessions I’ll answer any recurring problems I've seen in the group, answer your questions live, and give you guidance so you can keep moving forward. Can’t make it live? Don’t worry, all sessions are recorded so you can watch whenever you like.
Lesson Comments and Responses
Leave your questions and comments right within the course itself, and get help and advice from yours truly whenever you need it. So however you like to be supported, I’ve got you covered. Never feel stuck or overwhelmed again!
GET STARTED TODAY!
WANT BONUSES? YOU GET PLENTY!
Let’s take a peek at the extras you’re gonna get your hands on when you enroll..
1. Polished Perfection Editing Course
Take the next steps in your photography journey and learn the first steps in editing your images, either in Lightroom or PSE, so that they look more polished and professional. This alone can make the difference between an engaging image and a "meh" one!
3. Session Planning Vault
Move flawlessly through a “session” from start to finish! Learn the 6 elements that go into a successful image and how to plan for them, along with sample shots lists, session planning worksheets and storyboard templates. Useful for both paid sessions and your own lifestyle images.
2. Printable Photo Recipe Pack
Although Auto to Awesome is geared toward taking child and family photography, you'll also learn the skills needed to take a multitude of different photos! These 14 photo recipes will have you putting your newfound skills to the test in a variety of creative shooting situations.
4. The Low Light Photography Masterclass
Learn how you can get amazing images even when shooting in low light, including tips for focus, lenses, camera settings and how to reduce noise. Also includes a 30 minute training on how to use a Speedlight to add extra light for natural looking photos.
Plus this limited time early bird bonus!
This valuable bonus expires 11.59pm EST, so enroll now to grab it.
The 5 Step Guide to Finding Your Photography Style
This bonus PDF is all about helping you hone in on your photography style, so you can be consistent with the images that you produce. In this guide, I'll walk you through some simple exercises that you can do that will help you find or refine your unique photography style.
**Please note that this extra bonus will be added to your account within 48 hours of purchase**
YOU GET 30 DAYS TO TEST DRIVE AUTO TO AWESOME. IF YOU DON’T LOVE IT, YOU’LL GET A FULL REFUND.
Not sure if Auto to Awesome is going to be right for you? Then don’t worry, because you get a FULL 30 DAYS to take it for a test drive and try out the exercises in the course.
If at any point during those 30 days, you don't think this is the course for you, then all you need to do is email me, letting me know how the course didn’t live up to your expectations, for a full, no quibble refund.
I’m offering this money-back guarantee because I KNOW this program works, and I want you to be able to check it out for yourself, risk free.
HERE’S THE THING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PHOTOGRAPHY…
Every single thing in photography is connected. It’s like one large intricate puzzle, with all these different pieces linking together. If you are missing even just a few of those pieces, you will never get it all to come together in a way that make sense.
That’s why trying to piece together random tutorials from disconnected blog posts makes learning photography 10x harder and take 10x longer. It’s just really really difficult to find everything you need this way, not to mention trying to figure out how all that information fits together.
It’s the same with many so-called “beginner courses” that only give you a few pieces of this intricate puzzle. As you’re not getting the whole picture, it always feels like you are missing something crucial, and most importantly, you still can’t get the images you see in your head.
Auto to Awesome is SIMPLE, yet comprehensive.
It has ALL the the pieces of the puzzle laid out for you, in the order you need to put them together, which means you can reach your goal in weeks rather than years - saving yourself time and wasted effort.
WONDERING WHAT SOME OF OUR PAST STUDENTS WOULD SAY ABOUT THE COURSE IF YOU COULD ASK THEM?
SOMEONE ALREADY DID….
YOU’RE GONNA FALL HEAD OVER HEELS IN LOVE WITH AUTO TO AWESOME IF….
You are a new or intermediate photographer, and you want to learn how to capture beautiful photos of children and families - either in candid lifestyle situations, or posed portraits.
You’re fed up trying to piece information from random websites together, feeling overwhelmed, and not knowing if you’re doing things right. You want someone to lay it all out for you, step by step.
You’re too busy to sift through masses of “how to” tutorials, hoping to find the one that is going to help you get better photos, and like the idea of short, bite-sized videos that you can watch anywhere.
You don’t want to have to take five different courses to get all the information you need - and would simply prefer to follow ONE proven step by step program that is proven to get you where you want to be.
You’ll enthusiastically put in the work if you know that this will take your images to the next level - and beyond.
ON THE OTHER HAND, AUTO TO AWESOME IS NOT FOR YOU IF…
You primarily want to learn how to shoot things like macro or landscapes - although the principles of photography you will learn in this course can be applied to ANY type of photography, the course is very much focused on “people” photography.
You’re not really sure if photography is for you - maybe you’re happy just to dabble in it for now. Auto to Awesome goes deep, and it’s comprehensive!
YOUR QUESTIONS - ANSWERED!
If you can’t find your answer here - email me!
+ I'm brand new to photography - shouldn't I wait before I take a course?
Nope! This is the BEST time for you to take the course because you can avoid the frustration you'll get by trying to learn it on your own, or picking up misguided information. By learning everything as and when you need it, you'll avoid all the costly, time and energy sucking mistakes that people make when trying to learn on their own, and get a fast track to gorgeous images.
+ I'm NOT a beginner - will Auto to Awesome work for me?
Absolutely! I'd say well over half of my current Auto to Awesome students are more experienced, but they enrolled in the program because they had tried to figure it out themselves, or had even taken other courses, but they STILL weren't getting the images they dreamt of. You'll still get massive value from the program because you'll get all those missing pieces that help it come together.
+ I've taken other beginner courses and I don't get it. Why should your course be any different?
So many courses either take elements from each module and package them together in a beginners course, but because you don’t get all the information, it never feels like it comes together and makes sense. Everything in photography is connected, so if you only understand a few parts of the puzzle, there’s no WAY you can get everything to fit together. With Auto to Awesome, EVERYTHING you need to know is right there, laid out for you, in order, broken down step by step - so you see how it all works as a whole.
+ Do you offer any guarantees?
You bet! You get 30 days to take the course for a test drive, and if it doesn't live up to your expectations, I will gladly give you a refund.
+ Do I need to do Auto to Awesome at certain times or can I access the materials anytime I want?
When you enroll, you'll get instant access to the entire course so you can go at your own pace. You also have lifetime access to the materials, which means that as long as this course is in existence, you can access the course anytime you like. However, if you wish, you can also join us for an Accountability Adventure where you will get extra support and do the course with a group of others. For this, we start on the 11th Feb and run for 8 weeks.
+ How does the Accountability Adventure work?
Every week you'll recieve an email from me guiding you through the course, and with an assignment for you to complete. You'll then post the images from your assignment in our private student Facebook group, so you can share your progress with others. We have two "implementation" weeks which will allow you time for extra practice, or take part in the live Q&A sessions. The adventure runs for a total of 8 weeks.
+ I want to learn how to photograph landscapes / macro / street photography. Does this course cover that?
Although the principles of photography are universal and timeless, this course has been created specifically for those wishing to get great images of their family either in lifestyle / documentary situations, or posed family portraits. However, you do get a bonus with the course that gives you guides for loads of other types of photography so you can put your newfound skills to the test in a variety of shooting situations.
+ What if I get stuck?
There are loads of ways to get support so you'll never be stuck. Join our private Facebook community, take part in the live Q&A sessions with Audrey, or ask your questions directly within the course site itself. You do need to enroll as a VIP to get support, so keep that in mind when ordering.
+ Couldn't I just find the same information for free online?
I think there must be more free information available than ever before, but all that is doing is leaving us overwhelmed and frustrated. Also, if you are not aware of what you need to know and what you don't, all the free information in the world won't do you the blindest bit of good. This course will walk you, step by step, through the maze of learning photography, and how to take great photographs. It has also been specifically designed to be actionable, so you don't just get a vague concept, you know exactly what to do with the information given.
+ Do I need a better camera / lenses before I take the course?
Your success in this course will definitely NOT depend on you having a top of the range camera and the latest L lens. I promise, once you start to understand manual mode, light and composition, you will start to get fantastic images with your entry level camera and kit lens.
Meet Audrey Ann, Creator of Auto to Awesome
Well hello there! I'm Audrey Ann, the founder of the Live Snap Love blog, where I teach you how to improve your photography skills and beautifully capture your days. After teaching well over 1,000 happy students in Auto to Awesome, I know that learning photography can be simple and fun, and that you can get the images you dream of with less overwhelm and in weeks, not years! With Auto to Awesome, I give you waaaay more than "just another course" and instead, make sure you feel supported every step of the way.
NOW 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!) and keep taking uninspired snapshots and missing those perfect moments.
You could get an injection from my brain to yours and be able to start capturing your family’s moments the way you want to, and in a matter of weeks.
You’ve got nothing to lose and everything to gain.
Auto to Awesome comes with a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
Apply what you learn and you’ll soon see - there's absolutely no limit to what you can create!
STILL ON THE FENCE?
I’ll leave you with what Auto to Awesome students have to say…
“I just wanted to take a minute to thank you for your Auto to Awesome course. I’m having a blast! I’ve never got into the complexities of the camera or of photography, because it was pretty intimidating for me. Photography books I had purchased were not organised and presented in ways that were helpful to me. Your lectures, cheat sheets and visuals, practice exercises, however, are extremely good, and are helping me put together all the things I couldn’t put together in the past”
“Auto to Awesome is the best online photography program I’ve taken, by an enormous margin….Audrey simplifies things and somehow answers all those little questions you didn’t even know you had! If you are on the fence, I hope I can nudge you over into doing it - it will make a huge lovely difference in your photography!”
“I own numerous photography books, watched countless YouTube videos, enrolled in various courses both free and fee based, and attended more seminars that I care to consider, and in the end, Auto to Awesome stands hands and shoulders above anything else I have experienced to date. No question the course is ‘top drawer””
“My first attempts to learn photography ended in much frustration because I couldn’t wrap my brain around the numbers. I read every book out there and even took online and local classes. Just when I was about to give up, I found Audrey online. Simply stated, Audrey can teach in a way that makes sense. She explains the technical, brain hurting elements of photography in a way that makes you say “Oh now I get it!” I have never had so many light bulb moments, and trust me, I’ve tried all the other options out there!”
“I wish I could go find all the people wondering around lost on the internet and in bookstores desperately trying to teach themselves photography and tell them to take Auto to Awesome….please stop driving yourself nuts trying to figure it all out using a million different sources that don’t measure up. Live Snap Love’s materials are all you need. I promise!”
“I’m about 20% into Auto to Awesome and have learned so many things! Things are really starting to click. Audrey you have a great way of clearly and plainly explaining photography. YAY! Thanks so much”