Shoot Along A Photography Online Course for Momtographers

One of the most frequently asked questions I get is how do I take my pictures. If you’ve followed me for awhile you may have noticed a big difference in my early photography to now. I have always been interested in photography but once Aiden came along my passion for photography really sparked and I set out to learn all I could in order to take great pictures to capture all the best moments of Aiden growing up. There are tons of great online resources to help with photography, but one of the courses I learned the most in was the Shoot Along Short Course that I took last spring. This year, I am so excited to participate in the full-length Shoot Along photography online course and learn even more.

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Disclosure: I received a complimentary registration to the Shoot Along course in exchange for my review. Affiliate links are included in this post. This means if you click on a link and make a purchase I may make a small commission at no additional cost to you.

 

The Shoot Along course is 52 weeks of photography lessons delivered by email. There is a rolling admission so once you sign up you get the first course immediately and then the following courses will be sent weekly. When you purchase the course you also have access to a private Facebook Group when you can show off your pictures, ask questions, and get advice.

Photography online Course - Shoot Along Photography Online Course - by popular DC mommy blogger Baby Castan on Board

In the course you will learn new concepts, understand how your camera works, and build on your existing skills. A mixture of both creative and technical lessons make it a very well rounded course. You can find the full curriculum here.

Photography online course by popular DC lifestyle blogger Baby Castan on Board

One thing that really drew me to this course is the fact that it is meant specifically for moms. The idea of the course is to learn how to take amazing photos of your children. I found the information in the short course really easy to understand and practice. The lessons were just the right length and never overwhelming. Since they are sent out weekly it really gives me the opportunity to practice each lesson and technique before the next lesson comes out. They provide real pictures and the setting they used so you can see exactly how they captured the image and it’s easy to try it yourself. I’ve received my first week of the full course and it is set up the same way so I am sure I will learn even more this time around. The first lesson is about aperture. Here is one of the pictures I took during my practice.

Photography online Course - Shoot Along Photography Online Course - by popular DC mommy blogger Baby Castan on Board

The course was created in 2014 by award-winning photographers Amy Tripple and Heidi Peters. Their work has appeared in Parents Magazine, US Weekly, People, The Chicago Tribune and Professional Photographer Magazine. They created Shoot Along to give themselves structure and accountability to capture their own families and decided it would be a great concept to share with other parents.Since 2014 over 4,000 parents have taken the photography online course.

Photography online Course - Shoot Along Photography Online Course - by popular DC mommy blogger Baby Castan on Board

The course is designed for all levels, from beginner to experienced. If you are on the experienced end some of the lessons will cover information you may know, so this is an opportunity to challenge yourself creatively. The course works best with any DSLR, mirrorless, or creative-controlled camera and any lens.If you want to try out a lesson for yourself before investing in the course you can download a sample lesson on the Shoot Along website here — it’s all about getting background blur!

Photography online Course - Shoot Along Photography Online Course - by popular DC mommy blogger Baby Castan on Board

I can’t wait to see where my photography is in another year! If taking better photos of your children is something you are interested in doing I recommend this photography online course and hope you will join me!

Photography online Course - Shoot Along Photography Online Course - by popular DC mommy blogger Baby Castan on Board

Have you taken the Shoot Along online photography course? Share your experience in the comments!

Photography online Course - Shoot Along Photography Online Course - by popular DC mommy blogger Baby Castan on Board

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About Melissa

Hi, I’m Melissa! I am a mama to an energetic toddler, a wife to my amazing husband Dan, and I work full-time as a meeting planner. I started this blog because, after having my little guy, I quickly learned that exhaustion and baby brain causes you to forget some of the amazing (sometimes horrible and sometimes wonderful) details related to the first several months of raising a baby. Considering we may have more kids in the future, I want to document everything we do, so we remember what worked the first time around, and hopefully help other first time mamas along the way!