So you’ve mastered the basics of photography, and your photos are good.
But there’s something missing.
You know what I’m talking about… you crave the WOW factor, but you can’t quite put your finger on specifically what you need to do to bring it!
This week we’re celebrating our Advanced Photography Course grads, who want to tell their stories and show you what the Advanced course did for them.
So today I want to introduce you to Meaghan Marmillod, who graduated from our Advanced course in 2017. She’s a mum of two children aged 3 and 5, and a works full time as a high school French teacher in Ontario, Canada.
Read on… I bet her story is much like yours…
I’ve always liked taking pictures, so of course when my first baby was born, I was a snap happy new mama!
But my pictures were too dark, or too bright, or blurry… so I bought a good camera! Problem solved? Absolutely NOT!
Sometimes my images were lovely, but most of the time they were still too dark, or too bright, or blurry. To document my children as they grew and take the quality of images that I WANTED to take, I needed help!
I was using my camera in manual mode, but there was still something missing. My images weren’t creative, and I didn’t understand how to use light for the most impact.
A fellow learner recommended the Click Love Grow Advanced Photography Course, and it was just what I was looking for… a community of photographers for women, by women, learning in a warm, welcoming and supportive environment.
It was perfect for someone like me, who knows the basic camera settings but is ready to bring their images to the next level.
The course nailed it for me, in terms of my goals. Lou taught me to really think about correct exposure vs. creative exposure.
I also learned to use light and shadow for dramatic impact, and to really plan out my images in a more thoughtful manner for greatest artistic impact.
I loved learning how to analyse and critique my own and others’ images. This was very helpful in understanding why some of my images worked while others didn’t.
When I see an image that inspires me, I can now look at it more critically to pull out some these elements to try in my own images.
Click Love Grow has been a key influence in my growth as a photographer.
For me, photography is a journey. I’m still learning! I love going back and re-reading the lessons from the course as it keeps reminding me to push myself to be creative, to experiment with lighting and composition, and to self-critique.
I am now confident in using my camera in different lighting scenarios and am able to capture gorgeous memories of my kids as they grow.
I have also found my new skills extremely useful in my “day job” – I’m a full time teacher and in charge of the yearbook! It is so useful in taking candid shots and portraits at school, and I can pass on my knowledge to my students!
I loved the sense of community and how welcoming, approachable and involved the instructors are.
Lou and Pam are truly interested in developing relationships with their students, and they are very involved in answering questions and providing feedback in a completely non-judgemental way.
I love the Click Love Grow community… it’s a family of like-minded individuals dedicated to the journey of photography.
All the members are supportive and willing to share, so it’s the perfect place to learn, be inspired, and to challenge yourself to be creative.
Lastly, Lou and Pam are still active in the community themselves! How many other courses can say that!?
I would absolutely recommend this course to anyone comfortable with their camera but looking to take their photography to the next level.
The instructors are engaged and supportive, the platform is easy to access and navigate, the course material is explained clearly and presented beautifully.
I loved the pacing of the course – being a full-time working mom, I don’t have a ton of time to dedicate to personal projects.
I loved having two weeks to learn each module, practice and ask questions before the challenges were due.
Lou and Pam made everything so manageable. If there were an “advanced advanced” course, I would be the first to sign up!
We think a before and after shot is the single best way to prove how the course changes our student’s skills and images. Check it out…