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Document You Days- DSLR Workshop for Parents

Is your camera stuck on auto?

Unlock your camera’s potential!



Capturing stunning, authentic images with your DSLR takes more than the push of a button. In Document Your Days Level I, you’ll walk through every feature, setting, and real-life strategy that no camera-owning parent should be without.

You can expect to become comfortable with the following concepts:

  • Fundamental DSLR elements
  • Exposure, aperture, & shutter speed
  • Depth of field & background blur
  • Essential lenses & focal length
  • Tack-sharp focus
  • Essential lighting techniques
  • Compositional strategies for exceptional images


In the most literal sense, a DSLR camera is a digital single-lens reflex camera. What this means is inside the camera’s body is a mirror that reflects the light coming from the lens and sends it through a prism (in higher-end DSLRs) or a series of mirrors (usually in lower-end models) and finally to the optical viewfinder. This is how you can see what you’re shooting, right through the lens.

Facebook Live!
I will be hosting the second  Facebook Live version of this workshop on ____________________! Join me with your DSLR in the comfort of your own home. We can still discuss and ask questions while you “attend” online.

The house party edition:
because if we’re being honest, staying in sweats at your own house and drinking wine with your friends is the best way to attend a workshop. Please gather 3-5 friends and email me at
to chat dates!