Photography: Photography for Mums (and Dads!)
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Photography: Photography for Mums (and Dads!)

Learn creative shortcuts with your photography!
4.7 (62 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
306 students enrolled
Created by Rosie Parsons
Last updated 5/2016
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  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 11 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Be able to capture fantastic photographs of your family that will resonate with love, joy and affection!
  • Take beautiful photography while still shooting in auto mode!
  • feel confident capturing stunning photography in the sunshine
  • Be able to take gorgeous natural light photography indoors
  • Bring out the best in their subjects and capture authentic smiles and joy in their photos!
  • Know where to find the best light for photography on cloudy days
  • Understand how to make your photography look more like art than snapshots through composition
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  • No photography experience needed whatsoever - we are going to start right at the beginning!
  • You can enjoy photography on your phone, or any type of camera

Children grow up so quickly! 

Do you love photography but are often disappointed with blurred images, harsh shadows and missed moments? 

Or perhaps sometimes you get a stunning shot that you're really proud of. But when you want to replicate it you realise you're not actually sure how you did it!

The good news is, there are proven easy ways to improve your photography and I can show you how!

I'm Rosie - an award winning professional photographer at Rosie Parsons Photography, with ten years experience and mum to triplets and a baby. I definitely know how difficult it is to get good shots of children!

But there are key ways you can improve your photography so that you can be sure to get a beautiful photo every time.

In this short course, (which is suitable for any camera from DSLRs to cameraphones) I've packed it full of my best photography techniques and tips using any camera, even on auto mode.

I'll take you through the key creative areas that you need to understand for beautiful photography every time. After each session you'll get to put your new photography skills into practise with a fun challenge (and if you wish you can share your results with myself and the other students for feedback in the VIP Facebook group, only available to Photography for Mums (and Dads!) students)!

In the second part of the course you are also invited to come along with me on photography shoots with my own friends and family. 

Watch me photograph a birthday party, Father's Day and rainy activities at home like baking and crafting. You'll get to experience my thought process as I take each photograph so that you can gain confidence with your own photography wherever your camera takes you!


This starter course has all the techniques you need to know before even thinking about learning the technical side of photography. 

After this course you'll feel confident to:

  • Take gorgeous photos on bright sunny days
  • Be able to find the best light 
  • Know where to stand when taking photos with natural light indoors
  • How to use the rules of composition to make your photos look more artistic
  • And be able to bring out genuine love, joy and affection in your subjects to make stunning photos that really show the true person.

Your children are growing up fast. Don't miss another moment to get to grips with photography! Join me now by clicking on the enrol button!

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for total beginners and is aimed at mums and dads who just love photography
  • This course is not for professional photographers
  • This course is not about learning your camera settings
  • This course is for people who want to significantly improve their photography even in auto mode
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Curriculum For This Course
16 Lectures
Welcome to the Photography for Mums (and Dads!) Course!
1 Lecture 03:15

A short hello and welcome from your photography instructor Rosie Parsons! A little intro to what we'll be covering in the course and what you can expect to get from participating!

Preview 03:15
Fundamentals of Photography: Understanding Light
6 Lectures 22:38

Get gorgeous photos on hot sunny days without your subjects squinting or having dark horrible shadows across your pictures!

Photography Fundamentals: How to Get Gorgeous Photos on Sunny Days!

Photography challenge! Discover details of your first photo assignment then come back and share your work for feedback!

Photography Challenge : Taking Photos in the Sun!

Discover how to find great light on cloudy days so that your photography will look polished and to professional standard!

Photography Fundamentals: Taking Great Photos on Cloudy Days

Details of your challenge for taking photographs on cloudy days!

Photography Challenge: Beautiful Photography on Cloudy Days

Learn how to avoid bright, overexposed backgrounds where people are too dark and instead transform your photography by discovering the easy way to get beautiful natural light photos indoors!

Preview 05:50

Your next photography challenge awaits! This time we will be putting to the test all we have learned about taking photos indoors.

Preview 00:51
Photography as Art: Composition
3 Lectures 13:40

Discover the essential elements of composition and how these can change your photography from simple snapshots into stunning works of art that you'll want to hang on your walls!

Photography Fundamentals: Photography Composition Part 1

A chance to dig deeper into the essentials of composition that will help you understand how to really make your photography stand out!

Photography Fundamentals: Photography Composition Part 2

Our next photography challenge is all about what we've learned in our composition modules. Get to put it all into practise and come and share your best shots with the group!

Photography Challenge: Composition
The Emotion of Photography: Showing Connection in Your Photographs
2 Lectures 10:55

Discover how to get authentic expression and emotion in your photography so that your pictures show love, affection and warmth

Photography Fundamentals: Creating Connection in your Photography

Have fun capturing connection in your photography with our last photo challenge!

Photography Challenge: Creating Connection in Your Photography
Photography in Action!
4 Lectures 33:50

Watch me as I photograph a typical Father's Day celebration - part one is all about sharing a roast dinner together and family portraits indoors

Photography Case Study: Father's Day (Sunday lunch at home)

Father's Day Part Two is an opportunity to come out with me as I photograph family portraits outdoors on a Sunday afternoon walk with the dog

Photography Case Study: Father's Day (Sunday Afternoon Walk)

One day we'll realise the small things really were the big things... Gain insight into photographing every day moments with your children around the home on a typical rainy weekend. We'll look at capturing baking with the children, crafting and getting some sweet moments snuggled up on the sofa

Preview 08:15

See how I manage to shoot a birthday party in very dark conditions and gain tips on how to get the must have shot of your child with their birthday candles!

Photography Case Study: Birthday Party (in a Dark Room)
About the Instructor
Rosie Parsons
4.8 Average rating
147 Reviews
1,200 Students
2 Courses
Award winning photographer at Rosie Parsons Photography

Photography can feel like a really complicated hobby. There’s nothing more frustrating than having a beautiful camera, but not knowing how to get the best from it.

As an award winning professional photographer with ten years experience running my own business at Rosie Parsons Photography, it brings me so much joy to get feedback from students who say how my courses have finally helped them understand their DSLR. I love to inspire and encourage people with their cameras in their photography journey!

My work has been published in OK! Magazine, Digital Photo Pro, Cosmo Bride, You & Your Wedding Magazine and on the cover of Professional Photographer, among others. I love shooting photography for Shutterstock and I’ve enjoyed sharing my photography tips as an invited expert for Photobox.


Feedback on my work and photography courses:

"I found Rosie's photography course insightful, fun and inspiring. Her informal manner made the lessons feel like I had invited a friend round to teach me the basics, and as a result, I think I digested the bite size tips more quickly. I feel like I've learnt a lot about photography in a very short space of time thanks to her clear communication and obvious talent. The fact that I can dip in and out of the videos at my leisure made the whole experience easy and enjoyable."

- Nicola Moyne, Marie Claire Magazine

"Rosie's photography jumps out at me, amongst a sea of the many photographers out there, because her material is genuine, heartfelt, spontaneous and I just love how she captures moments. Her content, subjects and framing are spot on, and the colours always so vivid. They make me feel as though I am right there. I'm excited that she has started a photography course which will spread her knowledge, and teach how to shoot the way she does!"

- Amanda Byram, TV presenter Total Wipeout

"Rosie has always been full of ideas and innovations, and her photography reflects this. She’s very much one of the leaders in her field."

- Terry Hope, Commissioning Editor, Photo Pro Magazine

"I love Rosie's candid, joyful style. The ordinary becomes beautiful and meaningful thanks to her use of colour and light and her talent for framing a shot. She has a knack of bringing sunshine to every image and that's what we wanted conveyed in our wedding photography - the happiness of the day. Rosie absolutely delivered on this and we were thrilled with the results!"

- Katie Appleton, European Consumer PR Manager, Canon


If you'd like to improve your photography, I would absolutely love to be the one to help you!

I look forward to seeing you on one of my courses soon :)