Magic in the Mundane: Your Life, Documented Beautifully
with Laura Beth Davidson
AVAILABLE MARCH 5-20
all materials are downloadable & yours to keep
Hone your senses and powers of observation so that you may grow more aware of the magic around you.
English author and playwright Eden Phillpotts once said “the universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.” In this breakout, learn to hone your senses and powers of observation so that you may grow more aware of the magic around you. Learn to see the world differently and appreciate the light, composition, and stories in your everyday life. Then acquire the skills necessary to turn what you see into beautiful photographs that become a visual representation of your story.
what you’ll get
96-page eBook full of advice, encouragement, and concrete lessons on light, composition, and storytelling, plus sample photographs that illustrate different approaches to documenting the everyday.
BEHIND THE SCENES VIDEO
Watch as Laura Beth walks around the River Arts District of Asheville, NC and learn her thoughts on what she photographs and why.
CULLING VIDEO & BLACK & WHITE TONING VIDEO
Screen recording of Laura Beth as she culls photos from a full day of shooting her own family. Learn why she chooses the photos she does and see the ﬁnal images that make the cut.
Watch as Laura Beth walks you through her process for editing in black and white. She hand edits four images start-toﬁnish and discusses why and how she makes each adjustment.
Laura Beth’s custom Lightroom preset for dynamic black and white toning.
Bonus PDF Guide to 1SecondEveryday.
what you’ll learn
Strengthen your images by identifying and incorporating elements that emphasize a powerful moment or compelling story.
// POWERS OF OBSERVATION
Learn to see your life in a new light (even if the light isn’t always pretty) and gain a new appreciation for the everyday world around you. Equip yourself with the tools necessary to make critical decisions about how to make a strong image before ever picking up your camera.
Create more interesting images by learning to be intentional about all of the elements of your photos and how they are organized in the frame.
Learn how to best utilize the light you’re given and how to use light to strengthen composition and story.
// MAKING THE STRONGEST SHOTS
Watch Laura Beth’s approach to shooting human and non-human subjects, and hear her thoughts on why she shoots, culls, edits, and shares what she does.
about your presenter
Laura Beth Davidson is a documentary photographer and mother of four who loves capturing life’s little moments for her own family and for others. She looks for beautiful light, funny gestures, and subtle details that tell a big story. She’s a fan of sweet tea, naps, and a good pair of jeans, and she absolutely cannot dance.