Who the photosanity workshop is for
The workshop is specifically designed for moms and dads with babies, toddlers or elementary school age children who love taking photos of their kids but are frustrated and overwhelmed with the results. It's also suitable for expectant parents (now is a great time to get ready to photograph your new little one!), grandparents, aunts, uncles, or anyone who enjoys and spends a lot of time photographing the children in their lives.
What you will need to participate
You will need an internet connection and an e-mail account. You will also need a camera! Most people have a smartphone camera (eg iphone, blackberry or droid) and either a point-and-shoot or a DSLR but just one camera will be fine. You will also need a Facebook account to participate in the private Facebook group (included in the Instant Photosanity Premium Workshop).
The workshop is geared towards photographing children so you will need at least one child (yours or someone else's!) to photograph for assignments. If you are expecting, you can practice on your spouse, pet, or, if you can, someone else's baby.
How the workshop will work
Once you have completed checkout and purchased your workshop, you will be directed to a page where you can create or update your membership site profile. This will give you instant access to the member lounge where all the lessons and member-only blog posts are posted. To help you stay on track, you will get e-mail prompts starting in a few days reminding you which lesson you are on for the week if you'd like to follow along weekly.
You will also get e-mail notifications when new blog posts are posted. You can check out recent blog posts in the member lounge right away.
You will also receive a link to a worksheet to fill out to help you assess where you stand with your photography, what your biggest areas of frustration are, and what your top three goals for the workshop are. We will review each worksheet to make sure the workshop meets your needs and that you are getting the guidance you need!
If you are signed up for the Instant Photosanity Premium Workshop, you will also get added to a private Facebook group where you can start interacting with me as well as with other participants.
The monthly live Q&A calls on the third Thursday of every month at 9pm Eastern Time. For live calls, you will receive a link via e-mail that you can click on to join in. You can use the speakers and mic built into your computer or headset, or you can call in by phone for the audio portion of the presentation. This is not a video presentation (I will not be on camera!) but I will share my screen to do live photo reviews and edits and of course take pre-submitted as well as live questions.
If you can't attend a live call, don't worry - calls will be recorded and available for review at any time.
The lessons cover the basics of shooting, organizing, editing and sharing your photos – you’ll get tips and tricks that you can try right away, even if you only have a few minutes here and there to spend on it. Each lesson also includes a 10 minute assignment to help you try what you just learned. You will also participate in a photo-a-day project AND design your own portrait wall gallery for your home!
Community, support and interaction is key for motivation so Instant Photosanity Premium participants are urged to be active on the private Facebook group where you can post and view photos, ask questions and receive feedback and encouragement from me as well as other participants.
Workshop participants will also have access to free and discounted opportunities for further interaction tailored to their needs, for example, phone mentoring, meetups and private instruction.