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From AUTO to AWESOME

Move away from the safety of AUTO and get the images of your family you dream of with this game-changing course for beginners!


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!

Get started now!



 

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



14-Day Money Back Guarantee

Auto to Awesome comes with a 14 day Money Back Guarantee. I am more than confident that this course will work for you, just as it’s helped hundreds of other Auto to Awesome students! However, if after starting the course you don't feel the course is right for you, for whatever reason, just write to me within 14 days to get a full refund. So not only is this course incredible value for money (and the price will be going up soon) it's totally, 100% risk free.



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.


You could keep trying to figure all of this stuff out on your own (which actually took me over three YEARS to do!)


...Or you could get an injection from my brain to yours and see results in a matter of DAYS.


Get started now!



 

"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

Your Instructor


Audrey Ann
Audrey Ann

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!


Frequently Asked Questions


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 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.
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.
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.
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 :)
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.
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.
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. However, if you want to take advantage of one of the bonus lectures, which is on editing in Lightroom, you'll need that too, but you can download a trial version to study along with to see it if is for you. As the course is online, you'll also need an internet connection to access the materials.
Do offer any refunds or guarantees?
YesI I offer a 14 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.