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 even know where to start.
+ 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?!"
+ Lots of 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 tutorials, threads or articles you read, you just cannot seem to wrap your brain around certain aspects of photography, and the more you read, the more confused you get!
+ You are starting to feel frustrated because you feel you are wasting so much time scouring the internet for tips - and you don't have that much free time to spare anyway!
+ No matter how much you learn, you still feel like there are so many pieces of the puzzle that you are missing. You just want to go back to square one, and learn everything from scratch, the right way.
Yes? Then you are SO in the right place!
"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!" - Jan
Just imagine if you ...
... knew 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.
... understood which settings to use in ANY situation, and no longer had to fumble with dials and buttons.
... could stop feeling flustered and missing the moment because you can't get your settings right fast enough.
... had the skills and knowledge to preserve your family memories RIGHT NOW, instead of in a couple of years time.
... could take the professional looking portrait or candid images of your children you dream of, or even start your own photography business.
You absolutely can! All you need to do is follow a structured path to success.
"I loved your auto to awesome class and I just wanted to say thanks for making it! I, like everyone else out there it seems, wanted to learn photography after quitting my job teaching to stay at home with my new baby girl. There's a lot of stuff out there and it can be overwhelming. Your course is hands down the best thing I've found. So thank you" - Heather
The AUTO to AWESOME e-course is a step by step program that will take you away from the safety of AUTO and "middle of the road" photos, and give you the tools and techniques you need to turn your child and family images into wall worthy, professional photographs - in just six weeks!
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 to take your images from snapshots to great shots.
If you feel like most photography tutorials are as easy to understand as learning quantum physics from a hamster, then you are going to LOVE this course. I'll never overload your brain with fluff, theory or complicated jargon - just the information you need, in short, bite sized lessons that won't fry your brain. (No hour long video lessons here - most videos are around ten minutes long so you can squeeze in a lesson even when your time is limited)
"I own numerous photography books, watched countless YouTube videos, enrolled in various photography courses both fee based and free and attended more seminars than I care to consider and in the end, Auto to Awesome stands head and shoulders above anything else I have experienced to date. No question the course is “top drawer” - Don
I know you are excited to learn, and have so many questions!
Where should I place my focus point when there is more than one person in the frame?
How do I get my images to be sharp and in focus - even on a running toddler?!
Why are my images soft and grainy or some images, but not on others?
Why are my images constantly under-exposed?
How do I keep up with changing my settings in manual mode when my subjects won't stay in one place?
How do I get everything I want in focus?
Where should I place my subject so they get the best light?
I know - there are so many questions and even more confusion when you start to learn about photography.
This course breaks it all down for you - step by step.
“Auto to Awesome is the best online photography course 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 will make huge, lovely difference in your photography" - Anna
MODULE ONE - LAYING THE FOUNDATIONS
+ Learn about the three elements of exposure, and how they all work together in the exposure triangle.
+ Get an in-depth understanding of Aperture and Depth of Field, and all the factors that affect it (more than you think!)
+ Understand shutter speed and ISO, and the affect these two settings have on your images.
+ Layer on your knowledge by gradually taking control over all these settings individually, then together.
MODULE TWO - TAKING CONTROL
+ Learn the basics of how to shoot in manual mode
+ Understand how metering works, and how you can use that information to get perfect exposure every time by shooting "over" or "under"
+ Learn different ways to set your exposure, both with tools and without
+ Understand F Stops and how to use these to "cheat" in Manual Mode
+ Learn when Manual Mode isn't the best option, and what to do instead.
MODULE THREE - LEARN HOW TO USE AVAILABLE LIGHT
+ Learn how to best use natural light indoors, including where to position your subject for different "looks"
+ Understand the techniques for shooting on Sunny or Cloudy Days, with ideas and strategies for both
+ Add interest to your images by learning how to capture silhouettes, reflections and shadows
+ Understand how to meter effectively in all lighting situations so that you can expose correctly in ALL different types of light
MODULE FOUR - GET YOUR WHITE BALANCE RIGHT
+ Understand what white balance is, and how to identify when you have the WRONG white balance
+ Learn techniques for setting your white balance in camera
+ Learn why you should switch to RAW, and how to do it
MODULE FIVE - ACHIEVE PERFECT FOCUS FOR TACK SHARP IMAGES
+ Learn about the different focusing techniques, and when you should use each one
+ Understand all the different elements that go into getting a tack sharp image, for both still and actions shots
+ Troubleshoot your out of focus images with the troubleshooting guide
+ Learn how to easily capture action images
MODULE SIX - WOW WITH COMPOSITION
+ Learn how to establish clarity in your images
+ Understand the principles of the rule of thirds, and how to ensure you have balance
+ Find out when symmetry is a BETTER choice than the rule of thirds
+ 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
Enrolling in Auto to Awesome will not only give you access to all six modules, with video tutorials, downloadable pdf's and helpful cheat sheets, you'll also get these bonuses, for free!
5 Lightroom Editing Videos
You know that editing your images is important, but you don't know where to start? No sweat! In this bonus module you'll learn how to import photos, do a "clean" edit, crop your images, create a black and white and export for printing.
Lightroom & ACR Editing eBooks
These ebooks have all the steps in the videos laid out so you can follow along and apply the steps to your own images without having to watch the videos again. If you are an Photoshop Elements user, don't worry, there's a book for you too!
Audrey really has put together a great class. She breaks all the elements of photography down in a simple and interesting way that even a true beginner like myself can understand. Her "cheat sheets" and notes on each module are incredibly helpful.....I can highly recommend this course! Carolyn
"I have taken a lot of photography courses about moving from automatic to manual and I must say that yours is the very best!" Carmody
It's insanely actionable.
The focus in Auto to Awesome is giving you practical, actionable steps and how-to lessons, so that you don't just get a vague concept, you get step by step instruction on how to implement what you've learnt!
It's structured and easy to follow.
This course cuts through the noise of learning photography, and provides you with all the information you need to capture the moments you cherish and the people you love, in an organised and easy to follow program. You don't need to guess what to learn next, since it is all laid out for you, and each module builds on the last, so you're never left wondering what you should be doing next.
I also know that you don't have a ton of free time, so everything is this course is delivered in bite sized videos and lessons - most of the videos are around 10 minutes long.
It's focused on child and family photography.
Although you can take the lessons in the module and apply them to any type of photography, I have made sure that the lessons are totally centred on capturing people - either in candid "lifestyle" moments or posed portraits - so you aren't learning tips, strategies and camera set ups that are more suited to landscapes or macro. You can take what you learn in this course and apply it to photographing your own children, or in shooting client sessions for your own family photography business.
You can learn at YOUR own pace.
The course is online and entirely self-paced. Which means you can start today, and work through the modules at a time and date YOU have available. Got more time in the mornings? Then you can be working through an exercise in your pyjamas or watching a video lesson whilst making breakfast. Kids playing up and you need to take a week off? No problem, you just pick up where you left off where you get more time. Need to spend a little longer on one module? That's OK too! You are no-one else's timeline but your own.
It's a fast-track to getting the images you want to create.
You could keep trying to figure it out on your own, which is do-able but might take a while (and you might struggle to put everything together) or you can get the information here, in this course, and start to see results in a matter of days. In just a few short weeks, you will able to set your camera without fumbling over the buttons and dials, and feel confident when you pick up your camera that you can get the images of your children you dream of!
"I just wanted to take a minute to thank you for your Auto to Awesome course. I'm having a blast! I have 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 organized and presented in ways that were particularly helpful for me...I still wasn't understanding. Your lectures, cheat sheets and visuals, and practice exercises, however, are extremely good and are helping me understand all the things I couldn't put together in the past" Johnathan
Imagine not having to spend hours on the internet trying to find tips and tricks to move your photography forward - and instead learn it all in just a few minutes each day.
Imagine if you could join all the pieces of the puzzle together, so that you knew exactly what settings to use and where to position your subject, no matter where you were.
Imagine having the confidence to know that you can capture the people you love, beautifully and consistently.
You have a choice.
...Or you could get an injection from my brain to yours and see results in a matter of DAYS.
"I wish that 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 just don't measure up. Live Snap Love's materials are all you need. I promise!" Heather-Nicole
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 and improve their photography skills. Now it's your turn!