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

Imagine if you could feel confident and in control behind the camera, and know EXACTLY what you need to do to create those swoon worthy, professional looking images that capture your family beautifully.




...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 😀

It doesn't seem to 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 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.

Did you raise your hand to any of these? Perfect! You are SO in the right place.


... know 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.

... understand 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 the skills and knowledge to preserve your family memories RIGHT NOW, instead of months, or even YEARS time.

... are able to take the professional looking portrait or candid images you dream of, and have the skills to start your own photography business.



AUTO to AWESOME 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, 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.


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 Auto to Awesome.

I'll never overload your brain with fluff, theory or complicated jargon (that is SO not me!) just the information you need, in short, bite sized lessons that won't fry your brain.

There's also no hour long snooze fest video lessons here - most of the lectures are around ten minutes long, so you can squeeze in a lesson even when your time is limited.

What are you waiting for? You could be taking pictures like a pro in just a few days!


"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

"I'm about 20% into Auto to Awesome and have learned so many things! Things are starting to click. Audrey Ann you have a great way of clearly and plainly explaining photography. Yay! Thanks so much" Jan

"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



Let’s take a look at what you’ll learn in each of the 6 modules:


+ 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!


+ 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.


+ 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


+ 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!


+ 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.


+ 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 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 this sweet extra bonus, for free!


When you enrol in Auto to Awesome you will also get access to our private community Facebook group! This is a safe and welcoming place where you can connect, receive feedback and get help from other photographers going through the course with you. I'm in the group too, and am available to answer any questions you may have, so you don't have to do this alone!


"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

"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

“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


I wholeheartedly believe that Auto to Awesome is the absolute best resource out there for learning photography, but I want you to feel confident trying it out for yourself!

That's why I have a 100% no quibble guarantee. Try Auto to Awesome, and if you aren't satisfied, just write to me with 30 days of purchasing telling me why it didn't live up to your expectations, and you'll get a full refund. So, it is totally and utterly risk free!



>> 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 You want the flexibility of being to work at your own pace, 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.


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.


"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

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

"Your workshop and materials have been such a gift. I did a newborn session yesterday, and I was amazed how easily everything came together since I knew what do with the light and settings. My images SOOC are getting better and better!" Mary


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, improve their photography skills and master editing! Now it's your turn :)

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.

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'm on AUTO at the moment and know nothing about Manual Mode - it's probably better to wait until I have more experience.

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 - no experience necessary.

If you are starting from scratch 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. If it takes a little longer to get the foundations right, it doesn't matter, and it will save you a ton of time and headaches trying to figure it out on your own. You'll be so glad you did!

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 - 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.



  • Have moved away from the AUTO functions of your camera, and be controlling every aspect yourself. This level of control is what allows you to get those more creative images you crave!

  • Be able to use natural light to beautifully light your subject, in a variety of ways, so you can work in ANY type of light - from low light indoors to bright sunny days

  • Feel more confident and less easily flustered, because you will understand what settings you need to use when, so you don't have to waste time fumbling over dials and buttons.

  • Be creating images that are perfectly exposed, with good overall colour, that look more professional and polished.

  • Feel inspired and excited to carry on in your photography journey, as everything comes together and starts finally making sense!

"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" Johnathon


Frequently Asked Questions

Do offer any refunds or guarantees?
YesI 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 US Dollars?
Yes, the price is in USD!
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 :)