YEP, THAT WAS US TOO.
A few years ago, we were just like anyone else, taking vacation snaps with our iPhones.
Though we loved the memories, printing photos frustrated us because the phone quality was grainy and sub-par, and we always had tourists in the background.
We just wanted photos to cherish for years to come that we LOVED, images that truly summed up our fun-loving, adventurous relationship and the incredible places we'd visited.
It was like we had a vision, but we could never bring it to life. When we saw other couple's beautiful photos on Instagram, we assumed they had a photographer traveling with them 24/7.
We didn't see ourselves as 'photographers' and didn't think it was possible for us to get incredible photos. Then, we bought a tripod. It was a game-changer.
We switched from our phones, to only shooting on our mirrorless camera, learned how to use manual settings and spent hours experimenting with self-timer shots, framing, compositions and editing in Lightroom.
Suddenly, we had 100% control over creating our images and the photos we always dreamed of.
We were hooked, and photography became our obsession. We practiced almost every day for more than 6 months, and through (LOTS!) of trial-and-error we formulated tons of time-saving hacks and creative photography techniques.
We've cracked the code for amazing photos, made it simple, and we want to share everything we've learned with you in this course!
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In this online course you'll learn...
how to dramatically improve your photos and compositions, shoot using manual camera settings and edit in Lightroom like a pro. You'll get an inside look into our complete start-to-finish process... including location research, clothing, candid poses and shooting techniques.
We even cover how Scott went from eye-rolling about pictures to being the first to suggest a shot! (proof there's hope for anyone!)
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"Kylie & Scott have done such an awesome job with their photography, and are really committed to it! It’s only in the last few weeks that we’ve started being really happy with what we’ve created and wish we could have done it all so much quicker! These guys nailed it and are always pushing us to do better."
** ADDITIONAL COURSE BONUS **
Our exclusive LHTO Mobile & Desktop Presets pack
We also give you a step-by-step guide on how to install the presets and use them in Lightroom.
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In this course, we'll teach you how to create images like these, even if you've never picked up a camera before.
(YEP, YOU READ THAT RIGHT! no experience necessary.)
We break it ALL down for you... step by step!
Our course is the perfect way to learn photography with your partner.
Love Hard Photo Often
What you get in this online course:
6 modules, split into 33 step-by-step lessons
Self-paced design so you can 'binge' or take your time
9 step-by-step Lightroom video tutorials
Camera, Drone and GoPro gear lists
PDF checklists, worksheets, and printables
Interactive tasks to practice what you've learned
6 mobile & desktop Lightroom presets
Our hashtag secrets for Instagram growth
You'll have lifetime access to this course & bonuses anywhere in the world, as long as you have data or a wifi connection!
Say goodbye to dark, uninspiring photos forever
with our Lightroom video tutorial series.
(INCLUDING TUTORIALS FOR LIGHTROOM DESKTOP AND MOBILE)
you also get our
Checklists, cheat sheets and handy glossaries
No more awkward poses...
We give you tips on what to wear and how to feel natural in front of the lens (girls and guys!)
All our secrets revealed...
We pull back the curtain and show you our entire photography process.
What's in this course
Take a peek at what's inside...
This is a 33-lesson online course covering everything you need to know about couple's photography, composition, camera settings and Lightroom editing for beginners.
Lessons are self-paced (so you can take your time or binge it!) and include a mix of text, downloads and video tutorials to ensure you get the most out of the course.
This first module takes a dive into our journey with photography (Scott was a frustrated, non-lover of photography!)
You'll learn exactly what changed it for him, and what you can do when your partner just isn't into photography. Plus we give you our '101' tips to instantly improve your photography process (and end result!)
MODULE 1 TOPICS
1. Our photography journey as a couple
2. When your partner isn't into photography
3. Tips to instantly improve your photos
The most common recurring questions we get are about gear. We cover what we started with, what we shoot with now, why we chose it, and what we recommend for you when starting out (including GoPros and drones). Oh, and we answer that all important question: "How much should you spend?"
MODULE 2 TOPICS
1. Gear list: The bare essentials
2. Gear list: Drones and GoPro
3. How much should you spend?
Manual settings explained
We know, we know... manual settings on a camera can look intimidating We'll teach you exactly how we get our crisp/sharp images and give you an easy-to-understand break down (in normal language and with examples) of the 3 main things you'll need to know: Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO (and what the heck f-stops, image noise, and depth of field are). Fear those camera settings no more, my friend!
MODULE 3 TOPICS
1. How to take crisp photos
2. Focus and depth of field
3. Aperture and f-stops
4. Exposure and shutter speed
5. ISO and image noise
6. Combining it all - the exposure triangle
7. RAW vs. JPEG formats
Great shots require intentional planning and an understanding of composition and styling. We share with you what we look for to create our photos. This module dives into where we find inspiration, couple shot techniques, location hunting, composition and framing, the best times of day to shoot (different locations require different times of day!), our clothing and props (based on the location) and poses for both guys and girls. It's a break down of every component of a shot.
MODULE 4 TOPICS
1. Getting inspired
2. Couple shot techniques
3. Location hunting
4. Composition and framing
5. Time of day
6. Clothing and accessories
Our complete photography process
This module puts it all together...We take everything learned in module 3 about camera settings AND module 4 about composition, and take you through a standard photography day, start-to-finish. It really is sharing absolutely everything we do (except what we eat for breakfast).
MODULE 5 TOPICS
1. Prep the night before
2. Start-to-finish photography day
Lightroom editing (video lessons)
The final part of our process is editing photos in Lightroom to adjust and correct the light and color balance. In this module you get a series of screen recorded video tutorials to teach you how Lightroom works and give you an over-the-shoulder experience of how we edit our photos. We also give you one of our RAW images (and you get our bonus presets with the course), so you can literally copy us and follow our brush strokes. There's also a mobile Lightroom tutorial for those who want to do simple, quick edits on the phone.
MODULE 6 TOPICS
1. Introduction to Lightroom
2. Importing photos to Lightroom
3. Applying presets
4. Cropping the image
5. The edit panel
6. Linear gradients
7. Radial gradients
8. Brush tool
9. Step-by-step editing on a RAW photo
10. Exporting the image
11. Editing in the Lightroom mobile app
Edit your photos in just a few short clicks with our Lightroom presets.
DESKTOP & MOBILE COMPATIBLE
Today can be a turning point in your photography. Ready?
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Meet your course instructors
We are Kylie & Scott from @lovehardtraveloften - a travel couple from Seattle on the adventure of a lifetime. We've traveled to 40+ countries so far, and have dozens more on our bucket list. In early 2019 we quit our jobs to travel the world, finding a passion for photography along the way.
We started out with little experience and no formal training, but through lots of practice we've refined our skills. Not so long ago, we were clueless about camera settings, Lightroom editing, gear and interval timers. If we could learn it, anyone can!
We'd love to show you our process, and teach you to create couple photos of your travels that you truly love and are proud of. We learned through hundreds of hours of trial-and-error, but you'll get a shortcut with all our best tips and secrets.
"Kylie & Scott’s photography skills are more than impressive and there was so much I was able to take away. It is very rare that you find two people whom are this dedicated and passionate about living their dream. Kylie & Scott are truly striking souls and being able to work with them was beyond enriching!"
We want to empower you to take candid photos that you fall in
You could spend hours trawling through blogs or YouTube videos trying to find the 'secret sauce' for improving your photos? (no thank you!)
OR, get our proven, step-by-step strategy, with every single thing you need to know, including Lightroom tutorials, in a lifetime-access course?
Here's what learning photography did for us. Imagine what it could do for you...
So, to recap, you'll receive:
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Still got questions?
Who is this course for?
This course is for anyone who wants to improve their photography, especially for couples doing self-portrait photography.
When we asked our Instagram community what they wanted to see in a photography course, the overwhelming response was around how to take couple shots, how to become more natural when posing, ways to build confidence using camera settings, and how to edit in Lightroom.
How long do I have access to the course?
Forever! (or as long as the internet exists)
When you register as a student for our course you'll get instant online access through coursefolk.com (our course partner) to the self-paced lessons, video tutorials, and downloads, which means you can do the lessons as quickly (or slowly) as you'd like. You can log in and revisit lessons at any time in the future.
I don't travel all that often. Is this course still for me?
As we travel, we realize more and more how much beauty there is in our own backyard. You don't have to be a frequent traveler to make the most of this course. We just encourage you to capture the beauty around you.
I don't have a partner. Can I still take this course?
Absolutely. There are 3 lessons in the course are devoted to couple's photography, as that's our story, but the other 30 lessons apply to anyone. You could also apply our advice on shooting with a partner, to shooting with a friend or photography partner you want to create images with.
Really, this course is about learning how to take inspiring photographs in beautiful locations. Because we're a couple, we mostly have examples of our own photography, but there's still a TON of practical information on developing a style, the principles of photography, learning how to operate camera settings, and editing in Lightroom that are applicable to any rising photographer.
What if I'm a complete beginner?
This course is designed to guide you through everything you need to know to get started with photography. We've included all our tips... from the basics of cameras and travel gear, to how we research places to shoot when traveling. We also take you through how to get dreamy, candid images with a tripod, and what we look for when we get to a location, including the technical aspects of why we choose particular angles. Then we take you step-by-step (in videos) through our entire Lightroom editing process.
You will literally see every single step from what we think to what we do, and we've broken it down into simple and actionable steps, because we know it can be daunting when starting out!
I have a mirrorless or DLSR camera but I don't know how to use it. Will you cover that?
We take you through every step of the journey, from deciding which camera to buy, all the way to shooting in RAW and using shutter speed, aperture and ISO to balance the light and depth-of-field in your photos. And if those words don't make any sense, I promise you'll be a pro by the end of the course!
I already know how to shoot with camera settings. Will this course be helpful for me?
We believe there is enough value in this course that both beginners and intermediates can still get value. We do a lot of teaching around how we developed our '@lovehardtraveloften Instagram style', what our photography process involves, and how we edit our images with Lightroom CC. Take a good look through the Course Outline above and determine whether there is enough new information there for the course to be valuable to you. And please reach out if you have any questions we can help with!
I only shoot with a smartphone. Can I take this course?
We started out shooting only with a smartphone and Module 2 of the course compares smartphones with mirrorless and DSLR cameras.
Simply put, it IS possible to shoot great photos on an iPhone for Instagram if you pair that with Lightroom editing, but, the majority of the course assumes that you are shooting on a mirrorless or DSLR camera with the ability to change manual settings. There is so much more creative control when you shoot on a full-frame or mirrorless camera, and we want to empower you with the skillset to shoot manual!
Do I need to have Lightroom installed for this course?
Lightroom by Adobe is a big part of our photography process, and the secret to making our images look the way they do. It's a huge focus in our course, with 9 video lessons dedicated to teaching you how we edit in Lightroom Desktop and the mobile app.
To get the most value from the 6 presets we include free for you in the course and the 9 video tutorials, you'll need to download Lightroom, but you can get a 7-day trial (recommended once you get to Module 6) to test it out first.
What are presets and how do I use them?
Applying a preset to an image is a bit like using Instagram or Snapchat filters... but a million times better because you have more creative control! Don't stress if you've never used Lightroom presets before. We will give you everything you need to know about presets in this course, including:
- 6 LHTO presets that can be installed across Lightroom CC, Classic and the mobile app.
- Detailed guides with step-by-step installation instructions for CC, Classic and mobile.
- Video tutorials showing you how we use these presets on our photos, and how to apply them to yours, and adjust in the edit panel so it's a perfect match.
Do you teach Lightroom CC or Classic?
Module 6 of our course offers a detailed comparison of the differences between Lightroom CC and Classic versions, and why we choose CC to edit on. We focus on Lightroom CC in this course as it's a much more intuitive interface with a simpler workflow - perfect for beginners, Instagrammers and travelers on the go.
What's the difference in a nutshell? Well, if you're looking to create incredible images to share on Instagram and print out for photo albums or wall frames, Lightroom CC is perfect. Lightroom Classic is the better option for exporting extremely large file sizes for prints (eg. billboard or magazine size).
If you're not sure what you need right now, just know that once you've learned the features of Lightroom CC, you can easily apply all of them to Lightroom Classic, as the edit functions are the same, but with a slightly different interface. Adobe also gives you the affordable bundle option to download both CC and Classic versions, plus Photoshop, which is great.
We also have a tutorial on how to edit using the free Lightroom mobile app!
What is your refund policy?
Because of the nature of digital products we unfortunately can't offfer refunds, so do your due diligence. We try to be as transparent as possible about this course and what's in it. If anything is not clear, you can contact email@example.com, or reach out directly to the course instructors on IG.
We've spent many hours crafting this course and revising it so the content is the best it can be. It's our aim that ALL our students will love the course and see immediate value from it, so we will endeavour to do everything possible so you can better your skills and create photographs you're proud of.
I have more questions about course content. Who do I ask?
Ask us! Send inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org (CourseFolk is the company that hosts and manages this course) and we will get back to you soon!
And if your question isn't here, DM us at @lovehardtraveloften.
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