BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Little Adventures, Big Pictures

with Susan Grimes

$60

AVAILABLE IN THE STORE
all materials are downloadable & yours to keep

Learn how to take extraordinary pictures of your family’s every day adventures!

Join Susan Grimes in a Breakout that will teach you how to create opportunities for your family to explore while also setting up moments to capture beautiful images along the way. You will get an in-depth look at how Susan creatively uses light at any time of day and makes her photos more compelling with story and composition. She covers it all– from color to shadows, reflections to movement. Finally, you’ll find out how to tie it all together and use editing to bring your stories to life. You will find lots of inspiration for little adventures inside and outside of your home along with creative exercises to get you started!

what you’ll get

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EXCLUSIVE EBOOK

A 111 page eBook

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SIX EDITING VIDEOS

See how Susan typically edits using both Lightroom and Photoshop, including one black & white edit, one color hand edit, four color edits with presets given

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SIX ON-LOCATION SHOOTING VIDEOS

Indoor locations with various types of window light, mid-day full sun at the beach, golden hour at the beach, outdoor sunset, outdoor in various types of light (full sun to dappled light), outdoor fog/cloudy day

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BONUS EDITING TOOLS

Five of Susan's presets and a bonus edit

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BONUS EXERCISES

Seven creative exercises

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STUDENT Q&A

Submit questions to the Presenter anytime during the program's duration, and receive a copy of the recorded Q&A video at the end of the breakout's run

what you’ll learn

// HOW TO ADD VISUAL IMPACT

Using light and compositional elements, such as color, framing, lines, layering, reflections, and shadows to add energy and interest to your images

// FINDING LIGHT

How to use the light in any location for its compositional strengths to bring your photos to life

// USING LIGHT

Exposing to add mood and strengthen your story

// HOW TO ADD DEPTH

Creating dynamic and powerful images that immerse your viewer

// CREATING OPPORTUNITIES

Setting up family experiences that increase your success for captivating images

// RECOGNIZING SHOOTABLE MOMENTS

Using engagement and movement to prompt and anticipate the right moments to capture

// HOW TO TIE IT ALL TOGETHER

Bringing light, composition, and moment all together in your every day shooting

// EDITING FOR RICHNESS AND COLOR

Get a behind the scenes look at how to choose and edit your best images

about your presenter

Susan Grimes is a mom of three who turned her years at home with her children into a time of discovery, adventures and joys, all skillfully captured in her daily photos. Enjoying the challenge to make images more powerful with light, story, and composition, Susan can be found with her children walking through the woods in the early morning, searching for treasures amid a creek mid-day, or climbing through a jungle gym at sunset. With so many sunny days, Susan happily lives in North Carolina with her husband and her little ones. Follow Susan’s work here.