It doesn't have to be hard.

Hey there! I'm Laura. I want you (yes, you!) to unleash your creative potential through photography and fill your life with light.  Here you'll find simple, online photography education for the everyday person. I break down the technical to make it easy to understand.  My goal is to help you elevate creativity, thankfulness and joy in your "real life," in addition to helping you take better photos.

 

Learn Photography & Change the Way You See the World

Let me guide you from feeling uncertain about photography, to feeling empowered to use your camera to capture authentic moments, unlock your creativity, and experience the joy of photography. 

This is more than just another course about the fundamentals of photography! Each module includes life application, which will equip you to use photography to elevate your perspective, focus and connections in real life. 

All you need is a phone camera to get started, but if you have a DSLR and want to learn how to maximize it, I'm here for you.

Start your journey!

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 "All About Light" will help you understand the importance of light in photography. "How to Buy Gear" will guide you if you're interested in investing in a DSLR ("fancy" camera!) and don't know where to start. My iPhone photography guide will spill my top ten tips for working with your phone camera.

By joining my little community, you'll be signing up for free education from me, and the chance to hear more about my online course when it drops! I can't wait to see you there.

Maybe you're a bit like me

I was scared of my camera. I knew it could do a lot, but somehow I just couldn't get off the "auto" setting. I was constantly frustrated with the photos I was taking. 

Signing up for a photography course was the best thing I ever did. Learning to use my camera changed the way I saw the world. I started looking for light . . . and finding it everywhere; through my camera lens as well as in my "real life." 

I went from being uncertain and scared of my camera, to being able to create the images I saw with my heart--the images that capture stories and emotions, and freeze moments in time. This journey changed me forever.

I promise that you can experience the same.

It would be my privilege to teach you photography in a way that serves you, inspires you and brings joy to your life. 

"It's sheer brilliance to turn our ordinary into a tale with depth and layers. We shouldn’t forget the magic we make every time we press the shutter button.”  ~ Cindy Cavanagh

Learn Photography

Online Photography Education at its finest. "Looking for the Light: Photography + Life" is a starter course that combines beginning photography skills with real-life application aimed at uplifting your life.

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Join the Community

Journey together with other like-minded individuals who are exploring the world of photography and learning to "look for the light" in their lives. Inspire, uplift & encourage one another along the way.

LOOKING FOR THE LIGHT

The word "photography" means "drawing with light." Once I learned how to look for the light, I began to understand how to take beautiful images with my camera. I was able to capture moments and milestones, tell visual stories creatively, and see the world from a whole new perspective. 
 
This incredible perspective and creativity began to overflow into other areas of my life, and I just couldn't get enough. I began to notice and appreciate light and beauty around me each day. I want this for you, too! 
 
My "Photography & Life" course will teach you how to capture authentic moments, express yourself artistically, and how to take control of your camera. Woven throughout the course is relevant life-application aimed at increasing your joy, perspective and creativity in real life.

CAPTURE MOMENTS AUTHENTICALLY

Have you ever felt frustrated that the photos you take don't really capture the essence of the moment, or the true personality of the people? I'll teach you how to look for and create opportunities to capture the kinds of photos that are full of joy and authenticity, that tell visual stories, and freeze moments in time. Children grow and loved ones pass on. It's such a gift to know how to photograph them authentically. I'll teach you how to use your camera as a natural extension of the moment, instead of it becoming something that gets in the way of living life and laughing with your loved ones. 

EXPERIENCE THE JOY OF ARTISTIC EXPRESSION

I promise, your creativity is there, ready to be awakened! You just need a trusted step-by-step process that helps you change your perspective in order to create something unique. It's about slowing down, intentionally choosing what to focus on, and capturing the beauty that's already around you. In the process, you'll realize that your life is being changed! Creativity will begin to flow in other areas of your life. Your perspective will elevate as you face challenges in your path. Your camera will train you to see your world anew, and interact with it in an entirely different way. As a bonus, there's nothing quite like the high of creating ART that blesses those who see it, and blesses you along the journey.

I'VE GOT YOU.

I get it! Photography can feel overwhelming. There is often a gap that's WAY too big between what you see with your eyes and what you see on your camera screen. But when you seek to close this gap by learning your camera, you get quickly overwhelmed. Aperture, shutter speed, ISO, focal length, depth of field . . . all terms that jumble together in your head and seem beyond your reach.

Don't worry. I've got you! I'm a former teacher and a professional photographer, so I'm uniquely suited to help you learn. I will demystify each term and walk you through the real-life application of each, so that you feel empowered to know how to take control of your camera. With practice, you will know exactly how to use it as a tool to create amazing images, unlocking your creative potential. I'll also be personally available online once a week during office hours. I'm happy to answer any and every question.  I am also available to offer constructive feedback on your weekly assignments.

LIFE APPLICATION

The photos you end up with are just part of the experience.  Through this photography course, you will learn about so many things that will help you in "real life" including:

  • Authentically connecting with people
  • Being "in the moment" instead of just documenting it
  • How changing your focus and perspective can change your results
  • Finding light in your everyday life, and how the shadows can accentuate the light
  • Elevating your creativity
  • Creative problem-solving
  • Joy & positivity
  • (And so much more!)

Photography and life go hand-in-hand, and an investment in photography is an investment in YOU, one that can equip you with the tools and inspiration you need to life life more fully.

Step by Step

Step-by-step Modules

Learn photography in six modules delivered over six weeks. Avoid overwhelm by building skills one actionable step at a time.

Inspire

Get Inspired

Each week, you will be given assignments and inspiration that will push you to create amazing images and change your perspective in life.

Do it Together

I can't wait to interact with you personally. You'll also be invited to join a community of other light-seekers, and find an accountability group if you'd like.

A Great Investment

You will be able to remain a member of the community, and view the lessons for the lifetime of the course. Reach out to me anytime for help!

Sachiko Soro, VOU Fiji

Laura worked with our social media team on the art of photography. It was the highlight of the year many of them expressed. They learnt so much from the experience, including simple tricks and tools that could be used on a mobile phone. Laura’s teaching is passionate as well as open and kind. The content of the course was very detailed and interesting. Laura has a vast experience in the field of photography so we were very grateful to be able to learn some of the foundational principles from her in a great learning environment.  

"Looking for the Light"

Photography + Life Starter Course

My online course is due to launch in 2021. Join the waitlist, and you'll be the first to know the launch date and snag the introductory price of $127 USD!

Join the Waitlist

Drop your details here and you will get access to the introductory price and earliest launch date!