// A Flourish Fellowship Course //
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.
The course curriculum:
- Engaging children.
- Using styling, props and surroundings to create interesting images.
- Using light to create magic and to draw the viewer in.
- Exploring concepts and set ups for unique images.
- How to edit in a bold yet timeless way.
- How to shoot both indoors and outdoors – settings, positioning and use of light.
- Able to use camera in Manual Mode.
- Have a keen interest in photographing childhood.
- Able to use Lightroom and Photoshop.
The downloadable material (that's yours to keep):
- PDF covering all areas of the course.
- Three behind the scenes shooting videos.
- Three editing videos using both Lightroom and Photoshop.
- Two assignments so you can practice your new found skills.
- A recorded Q&A video from questions received during the course.
Laura lives in Yorkshire, England with her partner and two sons aged three and four months. She is a full-time photographer specializing in family and wedding photography. She is drawn to all things vintage and nostalgic and aims to create images which are timeless and draw the viewer in to her story. She is inspired by the beautiful English landscape, movies, art and the magic of childhood and family life.
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