Since I welcomed my precious Canon Rebel T2i into my life last December, I’ve captured more family moments in a short time than I have in the last 3 years combined. I’m in love with my camera and every now and then, with dumb luck and a smidge of self taught skill on my side, I get one fantastic shot ….out of 20 or 50.
I need to improve my batting average when it comes to taking beautiful photos. My hard drive and SD card will thank me for it. Not to mention, I don’t know the first thing about organizing and processing them. Books and blogs alone aren’t enough for me. I need tasks, feedback, assignments. I need Beyond Snapshots, an online class put on by Rachel Devine and Peta Mazey, two world-renowned photographers.
Their work is STUNNING, and I am beyond honored to be a part of their next session of online classes, aimed at helping beginners take their fancy cameras off of auto and start taking something Beyond Snapshots. I can’t wait to share my progress with you all on here, and I would absolutely LOVE to have a class full of friends (you!) so we can discuss and grow together.
Their next session starts Monday, June 20th and runs for 7 weeks. There are 2 versions of the class. The Full Version is $525 and includes one on one mentoring with both Rachel and Peta.
The Lite Version is $275, and while you don’t get the personal mentoring, you still get access to everything else, including the discussion groups with Rachel and Peta (which I hear are the best part of the course) to get your questions answered. Here’s a more detailed description of what the class entails:
We are starting from the beginning…that is why this class is for beginners. After we get you understanding the functions of the camera and properties of light we will go through composition, posing, inspiration, style and other elements of portrait photography. From there we take you through organizing and processing your files. We will be posting assignments to inspire you and even sharing behind the scenes videos. Our final focus will be on printing, sharing and blogging those gorgeous photos. There is just so much that will be covered that it can’t all fit here…that is why we are running the class!
I will be on board for the Lite Version and I KNOW I’ll get to take the class with at least one of you because Rachel and Peta have generously offered one Lite Version spot to giveaway to a super lucky Baby Rabies reader!
And for those of you who don’t win, you can take advantage of the 10% off discount code BABYRABIES when you register here (making the class $246.50- valid on the Lite Version only). I know this is a pretty significant cost, so I wanted to let you all know about it in plenty of time to plan ahead. The class will be filled on a first come basis (with a max of 40 participants), so don’t wait too long. You CAN work out payment arrangements with them, just email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your options.
Now, onto how to win the free Lite Version class spot for the June session. All you have to do is comment below telling me about the best picture you’ve ever taken. Was it candid, a great moment caught with your Iphone, a perfect sunset at your childhood home? I can’t wait to hear all the answers.
For additional entries, you can do the following:
No need to do all of them, but you can if you’d like 🙂 Please leave a seperate comment for each one you do and allow me some time to approve your comments because I do moderate them at this time. I will draw a winner with Random.org Friday, May 6th.
Please note you need the following to participate in the class- Your DSLR with at least one lens (any brand), an editing program (Adobe Photoshop Elements or even better, Photoshop full version), a computer to do it all on.
GOOD LUCK!! I hope to “see” many of you in class with me in June!
**Disclosure- Beyond Snapshots is providing my class spot to me free of charge. I have not received any monetary compensation for this post.
Entries are closed. Congrats to Kristin, commenter #157, as chosen by Random.org.