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Everyday Magic

Everyday Magic by Tammy Strobel

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 and recorded 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.

How the class works:

Everyday Magic: How to Capture Creative Images with Your Camera will spark your creative juices and help you get in touch with the joy of taking photos. You will learn about composition, lighting, and I hope you’ll have fun along the way!

For the next five weeks—on Monday and Wednesday—you’ll receive an email from me that includes a daily lesson. I’ll share the course material through words, photos, and screencasts. And on the last day of the class, I’ll send you a PDF booklet that contains all the course content. Be sure to save the PDF booklet to your hard drive, that way you can refer to it in the future.

Online & self-paced. You don’t need to be online at a specific time because this is a self-paced course. However, I would encourage you to set aside 20 minutes a day to take photographs and to explore your world; whether that’s inside your home or on a long walk.

Needs. To complete the course assignments, you 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 on Slack. You have the option to join a private group to connect with your peers. Joining Slack is not a requirement; however, I highly recommend it. The group is a great way to get feedback from your peers and you can connect with me, too!

Course Outline

Week 1:
Getting to Know Your Camera & Why You Take Pictures
How to Start a Daily Photography Project

Week 2:
How to Organize and Edit Your Images
How I Organize & Edit My Photographs

Week 3:
The Art of Composition
How to Use the Rule of Thirds

Week 4:
Follow the Light
How to Work with Different Lighting Scenarios

Week 5:
How to Tell Stories with Your Photos
How to Use Perspective to Tell Stories

Course Details

  • Registration is closed. 
  • Start Date: Monday September 26, 2016
  • Cost: $97
  • Please shop mindfully. All sales are final.

Important Notes

  • After you purchase the course, please add the start date to your calendar. I’ll be in touch the day before we officially start with a welcome email.
  • When we begin the course, I’ll send you an invitation to join our private Slack group.
  • If you have technical issues or questions about the class, email me at [email protected] I’m here to help. See you in class soon!

Kind words

“I just want to chime in for those on-the-fence about taking this class. I found it to be truly wonderful, and in fact, my overall journey into photography changed my life forever – and this class is the only formal class I’ve taken on the topic. There are few things quite as rewarding as training one’s eye to seek the beauty and wonder hidden all around us, each and every day. I’ve written extensively of this, and of how photography enhances one’s journey into more mindful living, and opens the heart to gratitude. Tammy’s delightful course is a terrific starting point, and will not only open your mind and heart to a new skill, and way of seeing, but will provide a lovely sense of community and support, as you embark upon your journey into the world of light. I could not recommend it more highly.” —Laura Saba

“I highly recommend taking Tammy’s course if you’re new to photography or even a seasoned photographer. I took 100% of my photos with my iPhone and was super excited to learn that you don’t need a fancy camera to take great photos. Tammy’s class gives you the tools to get started with your own practice.” —Priti

“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

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