Make Time Stand Still, Not Your Kids is perfect for parents struggling to capture candid moments of family life, with their phone or camera.
Next class: TBC
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When I was a child, my father took the photographs and my mother put together small albums with 4×6″ prints in them.
They were my most valuable belonging (and still are). The 10-year-old Johanna had already understood what was replaceable and what wasn’t.
Those photographs are a window into my past and I particularly cherish the ones of shared moments with my parents, siblings, cousins & grandparents. It’s amazing how much more meaningful they become when someone passes away. Did you notice how there are never enough of them then?
My goal today, as a mother, is to document real life so my daughter gets her own precious photo albums and extend this gift to YOUR children and family.
There are a few (many) steps needed to go from taking a photograph to getting them printed. Why we do it, the actual skills, the organising, sorting and printing. Oh, and time! It can feel overwhelming, and I’d like to take some of that overwhelm away from you.
I couldn’t fit everything in one single course and decided to focus on what parents told me they struggled with the most: the photo taking part, with the last chapter dedicated to the organising/printing part.
I heard you. You want to print photos, but you’re struggling to get sharp photos or to capture the moment while also being the parent. It just feels easier to ask your children to stand still and look at the camera, until… they decide not to listen and run away, or pull a face.
Let me help you! Cultivating and embracing individualities in photography is my favourite challenge.
I’ve learnt a lot over the years, photographing other families and my own, and there are things you can learn as well, no matter whether you’re using a phone or a camera.
ENROLMENT IS NOW CLOSED
I get it!
Children are difficult to photograph because they move. All. The Time.
You either get a blurry shot or, by the time you press the button, the moment has passed.
Everyday life is often fast-paced and hectic. As a parent, it’s hard to enjoy the moment, keep them safe AND think about photos.
And when you have more than one child, well, let’s say that they usually end up running in opposite directions.
I’ve put together a 5-week course, for you to do just that.
A photography course aimed at beginners and busy parents without the pressure of perfection.
This course will be something just for YOU. Something FUN, RELAXED AND MEANINGFUL. I will help you feel more confident documenting what matters.
And what matters?
Real moments. Joy. Your kids’ personalities, quirks and singularities. Fun days out and quiet days in. Milestones. Important people.
In my 6 years as a professional photographer, I’ve been able to capture such memories for many families including my own.
I’m so excited to share this precious knowledge with you, to build your confidence, and to enable YOU to gift these beautiful memories to your own children.
Next class date: TBC
Johanna is not only a great photographer and the kindest human being – she is a very knowledgeable and generous teacher. She will share and help you see things clearly while being empathetic. Her greatest gift is being very honest and to the point while making you feel just as competent. Her advice is always inspiring and motivating. I loved working with her and I am sure we will again!
Basic principles of photography – Let’s explore the very basic skills you need to master on your phone or camera, the biggest differences between a phone and a DSLR, which camera settings you need to know and those you can ignore.
Light – Understand how it affects your photos, learn how to best use the available light outdoor and in your home and when to opt for flash.
Composition – Learn those basic composition rules that will radically improve your photos and simple tricks to make your subjects stand out without placing them in front of a white wall.
Catching the moment – As a parent, it can be difficult to be ready when that special moment occurs. Let’s talk about different ways to be ‘ready’, and how I catch those funny moments for my clients.
Building a legacy for your family – In this chapter, we will talk about knowing which photos to keep, what to do with the photo afterwards and lots and lots more.
(I will actually use some of your feedback/questions to add to Chapter 5 and bonuses!)
For this first run of the course, I’m going to include some bonuses.
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Here are some nice things clients, workshop students and one-to-one students have said about me:
Johanna, following your work and attending your workshop has totally changed how I look at pictures. This image of us as a family with our newborn is totally unposed and none of us are looking at the camera, and this is my absolute favourite! Thank you for sharing your talents.
Johanna, you captured us and made us look more beautiful than I could have imagined. You also have a knack of blurring the background so the mess seems charming. The photos are wonderful. They are totally worth it and so much better than staged pictures.
Her calm and gentle manner put us all at ease and she was particularly good with our boisterous two year old too. The pictures were wonderful and really captured a special moment in time so soon after the new arrival.