Another round of Bootcamp has just finished and I have to say, and I just cannot get over the kind words and “ahas” that our students have said about their experience – and their images totally show the type of results they have gotten from just 21 Days! We are so fortunate to have such a supportive group dynamic that keeps getting better and better. I just love facilitating and teaching these gorgeous mums how to really step up and improve and find a passion that INCLUDES spending time with their kids! (no mother’s guilt in MY Bootcamp!)
I did Bootcamp last spring and it completely changed my life – I didn’t know how much I needed to do something for myself but I am so thankful for Clare and the other ladies for helping me find my passion! Erin, Boston, MA
Because of Bootcamp, I had the confidence and skills to apply for a testing position to test a new sewing pattern for a sewing magazine. One requirement was photographs of the finished skirt and my new portfolio of images certainly helped! My photos are going to be used in future promotions and might even be in the magazine! Alison, Sydney NSW
Catching up on lessons and just finished lesson 4. Clare Stephens, you’re amazing. That 35 minutes has completely changed the way I look at my camera. Manual just got a whole lot less scarier! Danielle, Sydney NSW
After each Bootcamp we hold a contest in an attempt to finish the course and come home strong (and includes a chance for YOU to win a spot in Beginner Bootcamp!)
If you haven’t heard about it, our 21 Day Beginner Bootcamp is all about photographing kids. We go through what comprises a great child portrait, how to find the magical sparkly light, the back of the camera and the only four functions you really need to understand, how to capture movement in fast moving kids and basically how to bring it all together to start photographing your kids like you see on all those Pinterest images you pin!
You can start anytime you like and work at your own pace or join the group rounds. The next round will be held in July 2016, but you could join today, work at your own pace and then join the group for feedback in July!
Firstly I would like to say a big thank you for creating such as a fantastic course. It has been amazing, I can now see light in a whole new way. I can find the sparkle in their eyes. I feel confident in shooting on manual, to be able to contain and connect with the children and create real emotion. All these lessons have already made such a difference. I used to be so creative and had lost it once I had children. (Too tired and busy) – This has renewed my love of photography. Leeanne, Perth, WA
My photos are so much more beautiful now. I have noticed a huge difference in exposure from metering in manual mode and just using auto mode. My pictures are more than just documenting my daughter’s life now. They bring out an emotion when looking at them. My husband can’t believe the difference in photos in just a few weeks. Thank you Clare! Lisa, Boston, MA
THE CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED! HERE ARE THE WINNERS:
Winner of Contest as Judged by Clare is: Image Number 3! congratulations Kate, you win a spot in Perfecting Portraits which starts in April (valued at $997!).
Winner of The Most Voted For Image: Image Number 10! Congratulations Lisa – you win an edited and mounted professionally printed copy of the winning image AND you can nominate to give Beginner Bootcamp to a friend!
Random voter who wins access to Beginner Bootcamp (valued at $297) is: Peta Cooley who voted for Image 12 – congratulations!
Winners to contact us to claim their prizes by 29th February 2016. Prizes won’t be redrawn.
I will be judging a separate contest with our favourite image (it was sooo hard!) and the winner’s prize is a spot in our follow on course, Perfecting Portraits which starts in April (valued at $997!!).
The most popular image with the most votes from this contest will win an edited and mounted professionally printed copy of the winning image. AND they can nominate to give Beginner Bootcamp to a friend!
PLUS we will be choosing a random voter to also win access to Beginner Bootcamp.
You have to be in it to win it, so get voting for their image and you could win this awesome prize valued at $297 each!
Here are the Entries!
Which one is your favourite?
So to win a spot in Beginner Bootcamp, all you have to do use the form below to vote for your favourite image!
One vote per email address (must be valid email) and only one image number per vote.
Voting Closes midnight AEST Tuesday 23rd February 2016.
Want to TRANSFORM your child photos too?
The next round of Beginner Bootcamp doesn’t start until July 2016, HOWEVER, my advanced course Perfecting Portraits starts in April 2016 and includes Beginner Bootcamp as a fast action bonus for during early bird. Perfecting Portraits will open for enrolment in March (and will kick off with a 24 hour VIP only price – hint: I’m talking 50% off!)
You have lifetime access to both courses so if you feel like you want to get started NOW with transforming your kids’ photography, jump on the VIP list below and you’ll be sent details of my special VIP pricing and free training.
I did Bootcamp last round with little more than watching the videos under my belt and went on to do Perfecting Portraits and I am so happy I did. I took some amazing photos, learned so much and had a tonne of fun with a great group of girls. You won’t regret going straight on to Perfecting Portraits. It also would have been so easy after Bootcamp to fall back into old habits of just using my iPhone. Perfecting Portraits really consolidated the technical stuff (which thanks to Clare was not too technical at all ) and pushed me to be more creative and purposeful with my shooting. Bootcamp and Perfecting Portraits are still hands down my absolute favourite thing that I have done for myself post kids.
Allison, Goulburn, NSW
Jump on the VIP list below for Perfecting Portraits VIP 24 Hour Pre-Sale.
I did a one-day course (same as Beginner Bootcamp course now) with Clare a few years ago and absolutely loved it, followed by Perfecting Portraits which was an absolutely game changer and made everything fall into it’s place. I love love love photography even more after I learned it properly. I have met the most amazing girls in these groups. Vanja, Sydney, NSW
Please do vote below, like and share this post. Voting closes midnight Tuesday 23rd February and the winners will be announced via email on Wednesday 24th February. Good luck! (if you tick that you only want to receive the results of the contest, you won’t be emailed again after that.)