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Capture your family's moments.

Step-by-Step Family Photography

The next course starts May 1.
Registration will open on April 24.


Beautiful pictures. Priceless memories.

Childhood flashes by in an instant. One moment you’re posing your child for newborn portraits, and the next you’re taking high school graduation photos. But what about all the moments in between? How do you capture them in a way that ensures they’re memories proud to be displayed around your home, and not gathering dust in a box in the attic?

Professional photographers, of course, know these secrets, but both time and money keep families from regularly updating family photos. Many parents own powerful DSLR cameras for just this reason but don’t know how to operate it properly. Isn’t it time to harness your inner Annie Lebowitz and take control of your family’s memories? Isn’t it time to Shoot Along?

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Weekly Lessons

  • Lessons & examples sent every week

  • Instruction at your own pace

  • Suitable for all levels and all types of DSLR, mirrorless or creative-control cameras

  • Take as much time as you need to master new skills

  • Learning fits with your schedule

Inspiration

Shoot Along is a way to invigorate your creativity, whether you are new to photography or a seasoned pro.

Lessons are overflowing with encouragement and motivation. Capture the meaningful moments in your family while learning more about photography .

Community

  • Private Facebook community to share your progress

  • Subscription is all-inclusive, no add-on costs

  • Friendly and supportive

  • Receive helpful feedback and encouragement from other members when you share your photos

Annual Course Curriculum

For parents looking for a deep dive into family photography, our annual course curriculum is our choice for you. Each lesson offers clear, easy-to-understand, fun-to-practice instruction to help you master a full range of skills, including:

Aperture/Depth of Field
Shutter Speed
ISO
Focus Mode
Focus Points
White Balance
Manual Mode
Composition
Day in the Life
Embracing your Style
Symmetry
Monochrome
Faces

Contrasting Subject Matter
Candids
Horizons
Low Light
Bokeh
Foreground Framing
Epic Longshots
Point of View
Texture
Wide Angle
Vibrant Color
Negative Space
Contrasting Color

Unusual Crops
Details
Using Architecture
Reflective Light
Using Shadows
Multiple Exposure
Panning
Back Lighting
Balanced Composition
Golden Hour Light
Silhouettes
Family Self-Portraits
Pastels

Exposure Compensation
Reflections
Long Exposure
Pattern
Breaking The Rules
Picture Stories
Rembrandt Lighting
Posing Children
Low Key
Overhead
Using Flash
Photo Series
Self-Portraits


10-Week Course Curriculum

This course tackles the nuts and bolts of photography starting with the first 10 lessons in the Annual Course. It's perfect for parents who want an exploration of photography and step-by-step technical guidance. You may upgrade to the full curriculum at the end of the 10 weeks if you wish to keep going!

White Balance
Manual Mode
Composition
Day in the Life
Embracing your Style

Aperture/Depth of Field
Shutter Speed
ISO
Focus Mode
Focus Points


 

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What You'll Learn

  • How to use those buttons on your camera

  • How to capture action

  • How to find “good light” in any situation

  • How to frame and compose compelling shots

  • How to stop taking random snapshots and start having creative control

  • How to shoot comfortably in manual mode

  • How to get sharp, in-focus images every time

 
 

Discover how to use your camera to take your photos from boring to beautiful. These pictures were taken just seconds apart with the same camera and same lens. Practice techniques that will dramatically improve your photography using the camera you already have. 

 

Your Teachers

Amy Tripple and Heidi Peters are nationally published award-winning photographers. Their work has appeared in Parents Magazine, US Weekly, People, The Chicago Tribune and Professional Photographer Magazine. They created Shoot Along to give themselves structure and accountability to capture their own families, and soon realized the value it would bring to other parents.

What began as a passion project has grown to a global photography school, offering support and instruction to 4,000 parents on six continents since 2014. Amy and Heidi are so proud that Shoot Along gives parents the tools they need to document their families through photography.

Your Moderators

Your Shoot Along subscription includes access to a private Facebook group where participants share images and give positive feedback. It's also a place to get answers to specific photography questions. The group is overseen by two fabulous professionals who love to share their passion for photography.

 
Rebecca Hellyer is a photographer, mother, wife, and ex-pat Aussie living in Chicago. Like so many others, her love of photography began with the birth of her son, and she sought to capture and preserve her family's memories as he grew. In 2012, Rebecca began photographing others and her business has flourished ever since.

Rebecca Hellyer is a photographer, mother, wife, and ex-pat Aussie living in Chicago. Like so many others, her love of photography began with the birth of her son, and she sought to capture and preserve her family's memories as he grew. In 2012, Rebecca began photographing others and her business has flourished ever since.

 
Deanne Mroz has worked for the last eight years photographing families and working with the National Association of Professional Child Photographers for the past two years. While working for NAPCP, Deanne has discovered that she not only loves capturing her own photography but educating other photographers on how to run their businesses.

Deanne Mroz has worked for the last eight years photographing families and working with the National Association of Professional Child Photographers for the past two years. While working for NAPCP, Deanne has discovered that she not only loves capturing her own photography but educating other photographers on how to run their businesses.

 

It’s been fun to see my work progress from what I thought was “pretty good” into something that continues to get better and better. I now have a collection of beautiful photos of my family that I’ll cherish forever!

-John

“I feel like I have such a better understanding of what goes into making a great image, from the basics of focus and composition to more artistic elements such as framing and color and texture.”

-Holli

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