I really picked up my camera and decided to learn how to use it when I had Ruby. I wanted to learn how to document the events of her life and to do it better and better. I know I am not alone and the parent photography workshops that I started last year (5 in 2012) were a great success. I have been very encouraged by the responses I've had from attendees as they have put into practice both the creative and technical things they have learned. One note I got after the last session really blessed my socks off:

Thank you so much for opening up your home and sharing your secrets in photography. We learned a lot. It was refreshing for us to see someone that not only loves her job, but loves her family so much. We both walked out of your home more joyful about being moms. Thank you for inspiring us in our photography and to cherish our jobs as mommies.

For all of you who just got lovely cameras for Christmas or who want to take better pictures of your families as you embark on Project 365 with me, a photo a day, here's your chance to learn.

Saturday, February 2 from 1-4 p.m.

  • It will be held at my home in Auburn (where I’ll also have donuts, fruit, French press coffee and tea).
  • This class is open to moms and dads but also aunts, uncles and grandparents who pick up their cameras. Really, if you want to photograph people at all, this workshop will help you a lot.
  • The cost is $65.



During this three hour class, we will cover:

  • How to capture your child with genuine emotion in your everyday life.
  • Setting up your shot (perspective, balance, being aware of your environment).
  • Lighting and how to find and work with the best light in given situations.
  • Displaying your photos.
  • Understanding settings on your D-SLR. (We usually have a range of people who shoot from fully automatic to dabbling in manual).
  • We’ll spend the last 45 minutes shooting together using what we’ve learned.

If you are interested, please contact me. Email cassandra@cassandrahamiltonphotography.com, or in the contact form of my website or you can call 253.880.1232. Your $65 registration fee mailed in will save your spot. Class size is limited.

I am also opening up one space per class for a "Parent Photography Workshop" alumna :).  My sister took this class twice and she said the second time it really clicked for her, especially the technical part.  I know I go through a ton of information so if you want to hear it again, let me know. My "Alumni" fee is $15...pretty good deal if you want a refresher!

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