Steam Trains & Paper Planes with Laura Wood


Images of  Childhood

Working with children gives us the gift to see the world through the eyes of a child again – with all the wonder and innocence childhood brings and the way we first experience everything when we are little. I noticed the way my son’s eyes would turn skywards when he heard a bird or a plane, or the way he would pause in a field at the faint rustling sound of a nearby mouse. The way he would name insects and snails as he found them on our walks and would happily stand for as long as I let him – engaging in conversations with bumble bees and ants. Children, although not all of the time, are so very easily pleased. Everything is magical and every day there’s a new adventure to be had. These are the stories I try to tell through my photography. In this Flourish course we will look at everything from concepts, engaging children, styling, lighting and editing with a view to providing a comprehensive overview of how I approach photography with children. 
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Included in the e-course:

  • A PDF including all lessons, discussions and images from the course.
  • 3 behind the scenes shooting videos.
  • 3 editing videos using both Lightroom and Photoshop.
  • 2 assignments so you can practice your new found skills.
  • A recorded Q & A video from questions received during the course duration.
  • Over 2+ hours of editing and shooting videos.

Please note: You will need to be able to open PDFs, .mov and .mp4 files to access the course material. Due to the nature of the product, no refunds will be issued on digital downloads. If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at After your purchase, you will receive a confirmation email that contains a link to the download. You can also log into your account page (located under SHOP in the menu above) and download the item(s) there.


“Laura’s Steam Trains and Paper Planes course elevated my understanding of low light captures tremendously. Her tips and tricks are useful and applicable; her method of teaching is simple and comprehensive and her technique is very easy to follow. I love that she shows us how to replicate the presets she uses and that that timeless look she gets in her beautiful photos are therefore achievable without those presets. Her love for that Wes Anderson feel in her work is apparent in her use of symmetry and her colour choices and I enjoyed learning and applying how to achieve the same look when doing my photos now.”