Sessions: 4 class sessions, each 2 hours in length
Capturing Childhood photography class is designed for parents who want to learn to take better photos of their kids. Whether it’s your child’s first day of school, a play date with a friend or an afternoon at the park, this class can help you transform every day memories into keepsake photos.
Over the course of our fast-paced four week course, you will gain command of your camera and learn simple composition techniques, how to use shutter speed priority to capture action, how to use aperture priority for portraits and extreme close-ups, as well as special topics, which may include but are not limited to children’s lifestyle photography, and children’s props/stylized shoots.
The final class includes a play date to which students bring their children for a fun “shoot out” to put your new photography skills to the test. There are no better models for this class than the little ones who fill your home and heart.
This class teaches students how to take real photos of real life as it’s being lived. It is not for students wishing to become professional photographers; nor is it designed to replace professional photography services, such as annual portrait or family photographs. No editing will be taught in this course. While you don’t have to be a mom to take the IPCCapturing Childhood class (aunties, grams, and girlfriends are all welcome), it is a women focused course.
Students will receive admittance to a private Facebook group accessible only to class participants where you can discuss questions and challenges and post images for review. Weekly photo challenges will help you apply the class learning to your own life and improve as you go.
- ISO, shutter speed and aperture
- Capturing movement
- Using natural light to your advantage
- How to get off auto mode
- White balance (no more yellow or blue photos!)
- How to get those great blurry backgrounds
- Tips for getting candid photos of your kids (even when they don’t want to be photographed)
All camera types are welcome, but the class focuses on the use of a DSLR camera. Advanced point and shoot cameras (also called Bridge Compact Digital Cameras) with aperture and program modes are suitable for the course work, as well. Compact digital point and shooters will not get the same value from the class.
Required Equipment: DSLR camera (preferred), Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens camera (preferred), or Advanced point and shoot (acceptable)
Suggested equipment: Camera manual
Only 10 spots per class! Small classes with lots of instructor interaction.
Indy Photo Coach
Indy Photo Coach is a unique photography school focused on offering personal instruction and exciting photography opportunities to Greater-Indianapolis area residents at an affordable price. IPC has created a community of photographers by implementing our instructors’ passion for photography and face-to-face learning.
IPC’s mission is to provide a unique, affordable, hands-on experience for individuals and groups interested in improving their digital photography skills by connecting them with expert photographers.
Since our start as Indianapolis’ first consumer-focused digital photography school in 2008, we have grown to serve thousands of local photo enthusiasts. We are proud of the fact that many semi-professional and professional photographers in and around Indianapolis got their start with IPC. The deep knowledge pool that our instructors and classes provide keep students coming back. And, the supportive environment that we foster allows our students to forge friendships that outlive the classroom.