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This is no joke – only 4 seats left!

Today might be April Fools’ Day, but this is no joke!  There are only 4 seats left to the next LIVE Beginners Photography Class in Lexington, KY on April 12th!   If you are frustrated with trying to learn how to use your camera, this class is for you.  You are smarter than that fancy camera, and it’s time to show it who is boss! We all know that using the camera is only half the battle, but this class will also teach you how to engage your children and achieve natural and genuine smiles too!

As a self taught photographer, I poured countless hours into learning how to take better photos.  There is so much information out there to navigate through and I wanted to create a class that organized and condensed everything you need to know to start taking better pictures … without all the stuff you don’t!   Click here for more information about the class.

“My reason for taking Kristin’s class was so I could take better pictures of my kids, especially birthdays. Look at the difference….just in learning how to correctly position him in the light made a huge difference!” Brittany Brown

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What is included?
  • Five hours of interactive teaching and learning
  • Hands on shooting with models (new!)
  • A yummy lunch and drinks during the class
  • A class workbook
  • Swag bag filled with goodies
  • Full access to ask me anything
  • Lifetime access to a private Facebook Group where you can continue to grow with a community of fellow photographers
  • Confidence and tools to take your photography to the next level
What you can expect to learn from the Beginners Photography Class
  • How to get that sparkle in the eyes of your subjects
  • How to know which camera settings to use in different situations
  • How to take sharp pictures with a beautiful blur in the background
  • How to improve your images exposure (not too bright, not too dark)
  • How to get more engaged and genuine expressions
  • How to shoot at any time of day in a variety of natural lighting situations
  • How to take your camera off auto and begin shooting 100% in manual
  • Lens types and how to know if you need a new one

PLUS! As an awesome bonus, you will also become part of a network of fabulous like-minded individuals where you will be able to continue to learn from each other, long after the class is over!

The Details

The in-person Beginners Photography Class will take place Saturday, April 12th 2014 in Lexington, KY. The class will run from 10am to 3pm at Greenbrier Country Club.

You can reserve your spot to the in-person Beginners Photography Class for $250.   We also have a new bundle option to get both the in-person and online class for an additional $85!  That is 63% off the the price of online class access (regularly $229)!

Why bundle?
  • Instant access to the class so you can take your time and watch the videos as many times as you need to fully understand each concept
  • Downloadable homework and resources like cheat sheets, tips and tricks, and more, to reinforce what you’ve learned
  • Lifetime access. This means you will also get access to an new content or videos added in the future!
  • Crazy low price!  Save 63% off the the price of online class access!

Ready to join the fun?

Choose your favorite class option below, fill out the registration form and complete payment online.  You will receive a confirmation email from the BPC Team to let you know that you are all set to go!  We look forward to meeting you!

The not so fine print: Please note the registration fee is non-refundable. However, if you are unable to attend the class, you may give away or sell your seat.

Not local? No problem, check out our online classes at www.beginnersphotographyclass.com

Will there be other live classes?  Yes! I typically teach 3 in-person classes throughout the year as my shooting schedule allows.   By joining our email list, you will be sure to hear about local class dates as soon as they are announced.

 


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In-Person Class Registration is OPEN // Beginners Photography Class

It’s time to announce the first in-person class of 2014!

Each year, in addition to our online photography classes that can be taken 24/7, we have a handful of in-person photography classes in Lexington, KY. These in-person classes are where I fell in love with teaching photography.  It’s so fun to teach these classes, watch the lightbulbs come on and witness the “aha moments.”   It’s not long after the class that I hear everyones excitement as they’ve been practicing and feeling great because they are immediately taking better photos.  Such a great feeling as a teacher!

  • Is your fancy digital camera still on auto, just like it was when you took it out of the box?
  • Are you feeling frustrated trying to get better photos, yet you lack the time and patience to learn how?
  • Does trying to read the techno-jargon in your camera’s manual make you want to pull your hair out?

If you thrive in a casual learning environment with time to ask questions and receive personal feedback, then you would be an ideal fit for the in-person Beginners Photography Class in Lexington, KY on April 12, 2014.

I know what it’s like…

My first digital camera was a Christmas gift from my husband. I imagined taking beautiful portraits of our kids and family, documenting so many important and exciting events, and creating stores of treasured memories, framed in perfect compositions and, of course, impeccably lit and focused. The excitement of receiving such a great gift was soon trumped by the realization that I didn’t have a clue how to use it! Like you, I had a dream of taking amazing pictures and just wanted someone to tell me what camera settings to use. My frustration quickly turned to obsession, as I poured countless hours of myself into learning photography. (I’m pretty sure my well-intentioned husband regretted giving me the camera at this point – I was attached to it 24-7!)  Today, I not only have a passion for taking portraits and creating art for my clients and our family, but also a passion for teaching others how to capture better photos for their loved ones too.

The Class

This five hour small group class is focused on learning how to get more from your camera and take better pictures. The class size is limited to 20 students so everyone will have an opportunity to ask specific questions. Enjoy the casual class atmosphere as you sip on a Mimosa, make new friends and take in all the class information.

“This is a must take for anyone who has a camera and doesn’t know how to use it, or wants to figure out how to take great pictures!”

The class is broken down into 4 main topics:

What is included?

  • Five hours of interactive teaching and learning
  • Hands on shooting with models (new!)
  • A yummy lunch and drinks during the class
  • A class workbook
  • Swag bag filled with goodies
  • Full access to ask me anything
  • Lifetime access to a private Facebook Group where you can continue to grow with a community of fellow photographers
  • Confidence and tools to take your photography to the next level

What you can expect to learn from the Beginners Photography Class

  • How to get that sparkle in the eyes of your subjects
  • How to know which camera settings to use in different situations
  • How to take sharp pictures with a beautiful blur in the background
  • How to improve your images exposure (not too bright, not too dark)
  • How to get more engaged and genuine expressions
  • How to shoot at any time of day in a variety of natural lighting situations
  • How to take your camera off auto and begin shooting 100% in manual
  • Lens types and how to know if you need a new one

PLUS! As an awesome bonus, you will also become part of a network of fabulous like-minded individuals where you will be able to continue to learn from each other, long after the class is over!

This class is for you if …

  • You are a parent who wants to take better pictures of your children
  • You are a Blogger who would like to improve the quality of the photos in your posts
  • You want better product pictures for your boutique, etsy shop or business
  • You are an aspiring professional photographer

This class is probably NOT for you if …

  • You are a professional photographer. For mentoring information, please email me.
  • You are a dude (Sorry fellas; in person classes are only for my ladies! Feel free to check out our online classes!)
  • You don’t enjoy chatting and learning in an intimate and casual setting
  • You are only looking to learn how to edit your pictures (although I will recommend software and training resources)

The Details

The in-person Beginners Photography Class will take place Saturday, April 12th 2014 in Lexington, KY. The class will run from 10am to 3pm at Greenbrier Country Club.      

You can reserve your spot to the in-person Beginners Photography Class for $250.   We also have a new bundle option to get both the in-person and online class for an additional $85!  That is 63% off the the price of online class access (regularly $229)!

Why bundle?

  • Instant access to the class so you can take your time and watch the videos as many times as you need to fully understand each concept
  • Downloadable homework and resources like cheat sheets, tips and tricks, and more, to reinforce what you’ve learned
  • Lifetime access. This means you will also get access to an new content or videos added in the future!
  • Crazy low price!  Save 63% off the the price of online class access!
“I love how hands on the in-person class was and having online course access is great because it lets me go back and forth and review each concept as many times as I need, long after the class is over.”

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Ready to join the fun?

Choose your favorite class option below, fill out the registration form and complete payment online.  You will receive a confirmation email from the BPC Team to let you know that you are all set to go!  I look forward to meeting you!

The not so fine print: Please note the registration fee is non-refundable. However, if you are unable to attend the class, you may give away or sell your seat.

DONT WAIT TO SIGN UP – OUR LAST CLASS BOOKED UP IN 24 HOURS!

Not local? No problem, check out our online classes at www.beginnersphotographyclass.com

FAQ

Can I still come to the class if I don’t have a fancy digital camera?

Yes! This class will teach you how to take better pictures regardless of the camera you are using. However, focus will be on DSLRs, so they are recommended for maximum class impact. Not sure what kind of camera or lens to get?  Check out my go-to equipment formula for a beginner photographer here. 

What should I bring with me to class?

All you need to bring is your lenses and camera with the manual … if you can find it! Most camera manuals can be found online and are easily downloadable to your computer, tablet or phone.

Will there be time to practice taking pictures?

Yes! This is new for 2014!  Talking, learning and practicing are the best ways to pick up the material quickly.  We will have hands on shooting and instruction with models.

I have a question that’s not here …

Just ask! Write hello@beginnersphotographyclass.com and we will get back with you as soon as possible.

Read Testimonials from Past Students Below!

“It’s so worth it! It forces you to sit down and learn the basics because we all know if it was up to us we would never read the manual on our own. The class was a great condensed summary of all the important things it would take hours and hours to research on your own. It was also great to hear the answers to other participant’s questions that you don’t necessarily think about but would be sure to run into sooner or later. Kristin is a great teacher who will take the time to make sure you know it before you leave the room!”

“It was great to simply learn what all the buttons and meters on my camera are since I’ve never bothered to read the manual. It was also useful to learn that certain lenses are only capable of so much. Learning aperture has changed my whole world of photography.”

“I loved how laid back the class was. Being able to ask questions throughout made it so easy to really understand all of the information. I also loved the booklet that we went through step by step!”

“That it is a must take for anyone who has a camera and doesn’t know how to use it, or wants to figure out how to take great pictures!”

“You did an excellent job covering the basics….perfect for beginners to understand. Just learning what the “thing a majigs” on my camera are for has made a huge difference. Yes, I could have read my manual, but you put it in simple terms.” 


Smile Valentine

Happy Valentines Day! I hope today is filled with a little  time to yourself and lots of love!  This morning as the kids were headed off to school, Valentine’s in tow, Sloane looked at me and said, “I love Valentine’s Day! Look at me, I’m smiling.”  But the thing about Sloane is that she is smiling EVERY day, not just Valentine’s Day.   She might be a goofy little wild thing, but I love her happy heart and the way she shares it with the world.  I think we all need a dose or two of that everyday!  So SMILE Valentine!  Maybe taking a look at My Lil Valentines will make you smile!


Breck  6 years old  // Sloane 3.5 years old // Brinley 4 months

Want to see how I got the lighting for these pictures of my newest Valentine, Brinley.  Hop over to the Beginners Photography Class Blog for details along with some tips for shooting indoors.  If you want to learn how to take better pictures of your kids, we have local and online photography classes to teach you everything you need to know to start taking better pictures.

 


Treat Yo Self – BOGO

I have to admit …

One too many times while Christmas shopping, I end up adding two of the same gift to my cart, one to give and one to keep.  As I stroll through the store, I usually start feeling guilty and end up putting the gift for myself back!
Then again, sometimes it’s ok to treat yo self.  (Side note: if you have not seen the episode of Parks and Rec on “treating yo self”, it’s hilarious!)
So in an effort to make sure you get a little something too, our cyber Monday sale is buy one get one free on Gift Certificates!  Yes – free! Sure, you could give them both away, but what fun is that!
Just click “buy now” below and our elves will wrap up two gift cards, complete with toy cameras and pop them in the mail to you this week!
This sale will last 24 hours only!  Ends Monday, December 2nd at 12:59pm.

Sale has ended!  Thanks to everyone who snagged this deal! 

photography class gift
The Beginners Photography Class site officially goes live on Wednesday, December 4th!   This video based online class is focused on learning how to get more from your camera and take better pictures!   Special introductory pricing and bonus videos at our launch party! I can’t wait to watch you grow!

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