My second week of my photography short course was a fun one! This week, we focused on composition, which gave me an opportunity to try shooting with rule or thirds, leading lines and symmetry in mind. I really took advantage of our online community this week and relished in the many ideas and photograph ideas that were posted in our private FB group. That, in addition to comments from our two instructors, and I can easily say I learned a lot. My hands-on practice – and the results I’m seeing – continues to give me the confidence that I need to keep going!

While I won’t go into specifics on the lessons that are taught and the suggestions they give (Sorry, those are the best kept secrets that you learn when taking the class!), I will tell you the things that I loved about my class with Shoot Along.

Things I love about Shoot Along Camera Classes for Parents

  • The weekly online guide that is sent out on Mondays on READABLE. Not only is it understandable, but it is kept short and to the point. Almost like these busy mommas understand that us moms don’t have days to sit around reading chapter books. Thank you for that, Heidi and Amy! They truly get the lifestyle of a mom and know we need the best Cliff’s Notes they can offer us.
  • The assignment is easily attainable. What do they suggest? PHOTOGRAPHING YOUR CHILD! Easy enough.
  • Hands-on experience to build your confidence. We all know that doing is better than listening, and being an active part of the learning has pushed me to improve. I made peace with the blurry photos and bad shots I would get, in order to be proud of the beautiful candids I captured.
  • The online support that goes along with the class is my favorite. Everyone gets the same assignment, and then everyone posts their assignment to the private FB group that was created just for our little class of learners. When you post, you write in the settings that you used when you took the picture. And don’t worry about remembering that info, you pull it right off of your camera or photo editing software! Your classmates can write in their thoughts, as well as hearing back directly from the instructors.

The focus of our week was on Composition.

I’m already looking forward to experimenting next week!! Bring it on Shoot Along, I’m ready for you!

Want to see my samples from earlier weeks?

Week One: Lighting