Capturing Childhood online photography classes

Capturing Childhood is an online film and photography school offering online courses for getting to know your camera and improving your photography skills. Their courses are meant to inspire and educate, to encourage parents to capture the everyday moments with our children.

I recently enrolled in their Manual Overdrive course with the hope of learning how to use my camera in manual mode (are you like me? do you also have a fancy DSLR camera but have no idea how to use it properly?! I was desperate for some simple tips!). I had never taken an e-course before (!) and was slightly intimidated at first… but after just the first lesson, I realised how cool an e-course can be! The lessons are emailed over to you with a link to the course website. You can work at your own pace, choose when to devote some time to the lessons, participate in the online community boards, and get as involved with the ‘homework’ as you wish to be. I found the lessons to be straightforward and easy to follow. The teachers (Kat Goldin and Kat Molesworth) speak to you with the ease and familiarity of a ‘real’ conversation, making the online lessons more relatable, more personal.

Despite being an admittedly poor student, I did pick up some handy tips for using my camera, and I feel inspired to take more photos! Do take a peek at the Capturing Childhood site. I’ve just spotted they also now offer a ‘Shooting Stories‘ course about making movies!

x Courtney

(Photo from Capturing Childhood)


Comments (5)

March 6, 2013

Brilliant. Love their website, can’t wait to do a course. I am inspired!

March 6, 2013

thanks so much for sharing this. what a great idea. i feel exactly like you about needing to step up to manual mode with my fancy camera..a nice project for the evenings when the kids are in bed x

Meaghan Roozen
March 6, 2013

So cool Court! Glad you are doing that. I signed up for a course here in Seattle to start in April, otherwise I would totally do this!

March 11, 2013

Thank you so much for sharing this course! This is exactly what I have been looking for! I am expecting my first Bub and am in the market for a good DSLR to basically take gorgeous family/childhood snaps. I was wondering if you would mind sharing what camera you have?

Courtney in London
March 13, 2013

Hi Sandra,
We use a Nikon D40X. It’s quite old now, and not nearly as fancy as some of the newer models. But it has always been sufficient for us.
x Courtney

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