everyday magic

Registration closes on April 30, 2014.

In my early twenties, I was in such a rush that I didn’t notice everyday magic, like the changing of seasons, the incredible colors at sunset, or the rain droplets left behind on leaves after a summer rain. Everyday magic was invisible to me and I wanted to find it again.

To do so, I brought my camera everywhere to record my everyday life. I reasoned that taking photos would help me slow down and notice the world around me. Taking photos, daily, helped me do both. I want to help you learn that skill too.

“Everyday Magic” will spark your creative juices and help you get in touch with the joy of taking photos. You will learn how to take better photos and have fun along the way!

How the class works

  • Online & self-paced. You don’t need to be online at a specific time because this is a self-paced course. You can set aside as much time to snap photos as your schedule allows.
  • Needs. You’ll need access to a digital camera, a computer and the Internet. You don’t need to buy a fancy camera for this class. I believe you can take gorgeous photos with the camera you already own, whether it’s an iPhone, a point and shoot, or a DSLR.
  • Sharing. You also have the option to join a private Facebook group to connect with your peers. Sharing on Facebook is not required. However, I highly recommend this option because it’s a great way to meet a community of photographers.

Included in this self-study course:

When you purchase the course, you will receive access to a private website containing the course content. In addition, you will receive a PDF booklet which includes the lessons and resources.

Here’s an outline of the class:

  • Introduction
  • 1. Why do we take pictures?
  • 2. Know Your Camera
  • 3. How to Organize Your Digital Photos
  • 4. Editing Tools & Intentional Photography
  • 5. A Conversation with Courtney Carver
  • 6. Before You Hit the Shutter Button Consider
  • 7. Strive for Simplicity: Perspective, Lines & Patterns
  • 8. Follow the Light
  • 9: A Conversation with Susannah Conway
  • 10: Go Small
  • 11: The Power of Reflection
  • 12: Find Your Voice through Deliberate Practice
  • 13: The Art of Storytelling
  • 14: A Conversation with Holly Clark
  • 15: Stories, Themes & Typography

Registration information

  • Once enrolled, you have lifetime access to the course material.
  • Cost: $47

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Questions & Answers

How does your online class work? When you purchase my e-course, you will receive access to a private website containing the course content. In addition, you will receive a PDF booklet which includes the lessons and resources. The class revolves around completing small assignments and collaborating with peers to get feedback on your work.

When does the class end? Never! Once you enroll, you have lifetime access to the course materials. Go at your own pace and learn when and where you want.

If you have additional questions, please email me: tammy(at)rowdykittens(dot)com.


“Even though I have a Nikon camera, I never knew how to use all the fancy functions. It was actually kind of frustrating to use it knowing that I was such a novice. Then I saw Tammy’s iPhone photos of her trip to New York and I thought, ‘I can do that!.’ I signed up for her course that day. Now that the course is over, I no longer see the world in the same way. I’m open to the ‘everyday magic’ that surrounds us all and my iPhone is always there capture it. Tammy’s gentle way of teaching is inspiring. You won’t be disappointed and you’ll have the rest of your life to enjoy photography your way, even if an iPhone is your only camera.” ~Barry W. Morris

“As a blogger, I found Tammy’s “Everyday Magic” photography course immensely helpful in terms of creative inspiration as well as honing my technical skills behind the camera. Even if you think you know everything there is to know about your camera and taking pictures with it, take this course and prepare to be surprised! I’ve ended up using many of the photographs from the course at my blog, thanks to the daily assignments that helped me to stretch my “photographic muscles.” I highly recommend this course to any bloggers who place special importance on their photography.” -Joy J. Sussman

“I discovered much more than I expected as I watched the daily lives of bees, butterflies and frogs. I feel privileged to have had a glimpse into their world, and without the class, I may never have noticed how beautiful and busy they are. I have a deeper appreciation for everything in my daily world and I can see the magic in all of it.” ~Christine Connerly