Shoot 2017

The year-long project to help you photograph your family!

It's not too late. Join now and receive your first lesson today!

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New photography skills

52 weeks of photography 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. Some of topics you will learn include:

  • Depth of field
  • Perfecting focus
  • Capturing Motion
  • Low light
  • Silhouettes
  • Long Exposure & Panning
  • Controlling ISO
  • Rule of thirds
  • Flash strategies
  • Golden Hour
  • Textures & Pattern
  • Contrast
  • Backlighting & Rimlighting
  • White Balance



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How-to editing videos

Add magic to your images! Each week you will learn a new skill via a short, easy-to-understand video demonstration on Photoshop Elements 14.  Editing videos are an added bonus and are included with your subscription. Software is not included with Shoot 2017 membership - this must be purchased separately. 

Photo by Sarah Sunstrom

Photo by Sarah Sunstrom

Inspiring interviews

Respected professional photographers from around the world give a glimpse into their personal images, sharing pictures of their own families. Each week, one Spotlight Photographer will describe how they get shots that are meaningful and authentic. 


Support and connection

Ask questions, get feedback and stay accountable! Share and view images with hundreds of other parents participating in Shoot 2017 through a private Facebook group. The Facebook group is exclusively for members who are working on the Shoot 2017 year long project; it is not open to the public or members of the 8-week projects.

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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.

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Discounts & trends

We keep an eye on what’s happening in the photography community so that you can concentrate on photographing your family. Everything from new equipment to book reviews to noteworthy announcements like the Pulitzers is on our radar. We’ve also arranged exclusive discounts for our members throughout the year from suppliers of beautiful photo products.

$159 for the full year