Your photos should be as unforgettable as the moments they capture.
You know that feeling that comes over you sometimes when you think about your kids: the heart-bursting swell of love combined with a desperate desire to live the moment forever.

Try as you might, your photos don't reflect what your heart feels. The bad exposure or soft focus are in the way.

Your photos can be as unforgettable as the moments they capture.

Whether you're a mom experiencing for the first time how fast kids grow, a grandmother who knows all too well how precious her grandkids are, or anyone who wants to induldge in a rewarding hobby, this course will teach you, step by step, how to take unforgettable photos.

 
CAPTURE UNFORGETTABLE PHOTOS
Class begins on April 1. You won't be charged until then.
"I used to go from tutorial to tutorial trying to teach myself and understand everything without even knowing exactly what I  needed to learn.... Now I'm taking it one step at a time with you and enjoying shooting again.... Thank you, thank you for putting it together and teaching other moms what you know .... This course should come with every dSLR." - Katherine V.
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"I always thought I had a pretty good understanding of how the exposure triangle worked; nope, I really didn't. Erin you are an incredible teacher and I am forever grateful I signed up for this #guided365."
Jillian
Improve Your Photography The Right Way.
One day at a time.

You can pick up your  camera and take amazing photos without feeling anxious, confused or unsure about settings.

Imagine yourself becoming the photographer you know you can be. Imagine yourself taking photos as beautiful as the moments and people they capture. Imagine the compliments you'll hear when you share those photos.

This 365 project is your roadmap to camera confidence.

You're nearly there.

 

"Thanks again for teaching a class like this! I love the fact that it's so much more than just snapping a picture... the challenges and having to think about the why's and how's. There are a lot of "good" pictures out there, but I don't want my pictures to be "good" anymore...I want them to have heart and soul and depth and meaning! Haven't used my camera very much the last few years and it feels like I've found a long lost friend who I'm getting reacquainted with and getting to know soooo much better than before. :)"
- Cheryl L.
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"I've always heard that practice is the only way to become a better photographer and I thought I took that to heart. But with this course I find myself looking forward to the day's lesson at 10am so I can think about what I'm going to photograph. Sometimes I do a lesson a couple of times--not because I'm a perfectionist, but because I'm being creatively provoked. It's become a huge part of my daily life and, with three young children, an escape of sorts for me. I just can't say enough about this class. "
- Kelli H.
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"I just wanted to let you know how much I am loving being a part of your Guided 365 class. The lessons you have put together are incredible. They truly are easily manageable and I have a lot of fun practicing each assignment! I am learning so much about photography and about my camera...I am excited for each day's lesson to come, and I can't wait to see what the rest of the year holds! I have spent years watching YouTube videos, and reading articles and books and how-to's, and I never got as much out of that as I have in the past 5 weeks with your class. So, I just wanted to say thank you for offering this opportunity for this wanna-be momtographer and helping me on the road to capturing treasured memories of my family!"
- Kristen D.
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WHAT
Each day, you'll receive a 10 minute lesson that teaches you a photography technique and gives you a photo prompt designed to put that technique into practice. Share on Instagram using hashtag #guided365 to be part of the community.
WHO
Busy moms and grandmas. Beginner to intermediate photographers who want to improve their technical & creative skills. Supplemental prompts for more advanced photographers during the first few weeks.
WHY
Other 365 projects tell you to take a picture of something blue. The Guided365 teaches you how to get the sharpest, best-exposed color-balanced photo of something blue. The photo prompts are designed to be flexible: no kids, perfect houses or exotic vacations required!
WHEN
Start April 1, 2017. Prompts and lessons will arrive once a day.
HOW MUCH
Earlybird registration: $19 per month for 12 months. Prices will rise on March 24.
" I took a 3 session class from a Washington Post reporter a few years ago that was so helpful but went from automatic straight to manual without these in between steps, so I didn’t learn some of the nuances that I’m learning from you. I have been shooting in manual since then but this is helping me learn so much more of what I’m doing, and I’m learning buttons on my camera that I didn’t know were there. Thanks!" - Jess C

"I've learned so much already and it's only been 2 weeks....
 
Well worth the money spent so far.  Every day I practice, practice, practice." - Jeannette B.
" I’ve taken other online photography courses and have never gotten this much understanding. I’m shocked how easy you’ve made it and with such short instructions that don’t take an hour to read! So excited to keep learning. Again, just can’t believe how much I’ve learned already! Thank you!!." - Rebecca B
CANCEL ANYTIME.
Course Requirements
* A camera that shoots in manual mode
* Camera user guide or manual
* Free public Instagram account (if you'd like to share your work with other participants)
* A stopwatch or kitchen timer
* A commitment to take photos daily (or nearly daily)
CAPTURE UNFORGETTABLE PHOTOS
Class begins on April 1. You won't be charged until then.
PHOTO PROMPTS
Flexible suggestions that work for everyone.
PHOTOGRAPHY LESSONS
Easy to understand lessons: learn photography incrementally. Shoot on Manual (and understand it!) within 30 days!
INTERACTIVE
Answers to all the questions you can ask about lessons.
YOU'LL LEARN:
First Steps
* Set Your Camera For Maximum Photo Quality
* Push the Limits of Auto Mode
* Multiple Approaches to Setting Focus
* Shoot in Aperture Priority Mode
* Shoot in Shutter Priority Mode
Exposure
* Shoot in Manual Mode within 6 weeks!
* Use aperture creatively
* Use shutter speed creatively
* Adjust settings quickly
* Choose the proper metering mode
* Freeze motion
* Create background blur
* Expose for skintones
 
 
Focus
* How to tell your camera what to focus on.
* The difference between single focus & AI Servo.
* How to get good focus on your subject even while blurring the background.
* When to use BBF
* The sweet spot for your lens

 
Lenses
* Learn how choosing one lens over another changes the quality of your photo.
* Choose the best lens for your needs
* Use focal length to bring your creative vision to life
* How to avoid or create distortion with your lens.
 
Light
* Make light work for you, not against you.
* Shoot in full, side and backlit settings
* Modify the light for to suit your photo
* Identify the best light to shoot in
Composition
* Compose for artistic appeal
* Be comfortable with classic compositions
* Know when to break classic rules
* Incorporate leading lines, framing, etc.
Posing
* Communicate for effective posing
* Create flattering poses
* Pose to emphasize relationships
* Sample pose lists
* Strategies for large groups
 
 
 
Creative
* Define your personal style
* Create starburst effect with lights
* Use lens overlays 
* Incorporate reflections
* Recreate inspiration photos
These are just a few of the techniques you'll master next year. 
 Each skill is presented in small, easy to follow lessons. Build on what you learned in prior lessons for an easy progression from beginner to accomplished photographer.
My goal is to help you become a confident & creative photographer.
I'm a professional photographer and long-time teacher of photography and photo editing. My website, Digital Photography for Moms, is one of the oldest and most well-regarded sources of photography and photo editing tutorials on the internet. I design my lessons to maximize student success and enjoyment.

I'm also a Crafsty instructor and was featured as a Huffington Post top mom photography blog. Come say hello, and check out my free tutorials and 4-week photo editing workshops over at Digital Photography for Moms.
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