Shoot Along

The photography course that changes the game!

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Join now and receive your first lesson today!


What you'll love...

1. Capture Memories.

Hold on to all your amazing family adventures !

2. Bring fun to your "everyday".

See the world with a fresh eye through photography!

3. Connect with your family.

Family is everything... use photography to bring everyone closer!

4. Learn photography.

Finally master your camera. It's a powerful tool and we'll teach you how to use it!


Because your family's moments are precious...

 
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Isn't that why you bought your DSLR in the first place? Many parents feel they are falling short when it comes to taking great pictures of their kids... and for good reason! Most DSLR owners don't know how to use their cameras to their fullest, missing precious shots due to this lack of understanding. But parents today are busy, and the task of learning photography can seem daunting and time-consuming.

What if you could get all the help, motivation and inspiration you need without going to a local community college or taking a weekend away from your family for a photography seminar? Sound too good to be true?

 
 

Shoot Along is specifically designed for parents, teaching them photography skills in a way that works alongside busy schedules. Learn the secrets that will have you capturing amazing pictures of your children, documenting your family's life as you learn! Work at your own pace, sharing your progress in our private Facebook group with other parents who are participating in the project, and finally make the most of your DSLR!

 

 

Step-by-step...

Shoot Along has two course options: 10 weeks or 52 weeks of lessons delivered by email. Learn new concepts, understand how your camera works, and build on your existing skills. A mixture of both creative and technical lessons make it easy to stay motivated!

We teach photography step-by-step and offer the support you need to step up your photography game. Using your family's life as the classroom, you'll spend the year documenting special occasions, important events, and, perhaps most importantly, those fleeting day-to-day moments you'll someday treasure.

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Support and connection

Ask questions, get feedback and stay accountable! Share and view images with hundreds of other parents participating in Shoot Along through a private Facebook group. The Facebook group is exclusively for members who are working on the Shoot Along project; it is not open to the public.

 

Handy shot lists

Suggestions for each week’s topic are included to get you up-and-running. Use this list of ideas as a starting point if you are tackling a new concept, or as a challenge if you ready to grow creatively.

There is no requirement to photograph the ideas on the shot list... it's simply there as an extra resource to help you apply your photography directly to your family's memories!

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Requirements

The course is designed for parents using a DSLR, mirrorless, or creative-controlled camera with any type of lens(es). You will practice new techniques by photographing your own children. This course is not for professional photographers.

Still not sure if this project is for you? For more info, see the FAQs.


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Annual Course Curriculum

 

When we say you'll learn all about photography, we really mean it! 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

Master your camera and start shooting in Manual Mode. This course tackles the nuts and bolts of photography, mirroring 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!

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


 

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Time flies pretty fast being a parent. This course taught me how to literally STOP TIME and create memories I will cherish for my lifetime.
- Jennifer, Shoot Along Member