Here are some of the most common questions. As always, you can contact meg at snaphappymom dot com if you question was not answered here.
How long is each lesson?
Each video is about 10-15 minutes long. You can watch them wherever you can fit that in!
What order should I watch them in?
Start with the order given! Tou can always jump to a lesson you have particular questions if you need to, but if otherwise, I’d watch everything in order.
How do I move to the next lesson?
How long do I have access to the course?
Forever! Photography is something you learn in stages, so you can always come back and rewatch videos or take the course again. I will periodically update the course as well.
Who is the teacher for this course?
Your teacher is Meg Calton, a photographer and blogger from Tucson, Arizona. She photographs families and children, but also love to teach moms how to take better pictures themselves. you can find more of her tips and tutorials at SnapHappyMom.com.
Do I need a DSLR for this course?
Nope! This course has tips you can use with ANY camera. You can be shooting with your smartphone or with a DSLR on auto, or anything in between. I don’t want you to wait to get good photos until you have a nicer camera – just use whatever equipment you have to capture your children right now!
The tips in these videos cover basic elements and rules of photography. If a particular concept is handled differently on a smartphone vs a DSLR, I explain the options and limitation of each camera separately. As always, I do not believe you need a new camera to be able to take better pictures – but I do want you to push the camera you have to its fullest potential!
Do you teach me how to use manual mode?
No, this is a beginning photography course, and it does not cover the advanced concepts of using a DSLR in manual mode.
In fact, while I believe you should get off automatic mode eventually, I don’t think you need to shoot in manual to be able to get a good image. The tips presented in the course will help develop your artistic eye, and get you taking better pictures faster than learning the technical aspects of photography. Once you’re consistently taking better photos, you’ll be more confident learning the intricacies of your camera.
By popular request, an intermediate “learn how to use your camera in manual mode” class is in the works! Click here to enter your email and be notified when it launches.
How do I watch the course?
The entire course is available immediately after purchase through the course access link on your receipt and email. Visit dashboard.snaphappymom.com to access the course after you’ve purchased, and sign in. You’ll need to use the email you use when you when through the checkout system, and the password you created. After signing in, click the “My Courses” button on the top of any page to be taken directly to the content. Then you can watch the course videos in any order, on your own schedule.
The video looks grainy and pixelated. What do I do?
Sometimes the video will appear pixelated or low quality, depending on your internet connection. We recommend clicking the HD button in the bottom right corner of the video to toggle to the 1080p option. That will ensure you can see the pictures and text as crisply as they were meant to be seen!
I forgot my password.
Head to lost password page, or click “lost my password” on any sign in page.
How do I change my password?
Head to the password reset page.
I need technical help.
Email meg at snaphappymom dot come for any other questions or issues.
Do you have an affiliate program?
There’s one in the works! Email me at meg @ snaphappymom . com to tell me you’re interested. I’m looking at options, but the more people that email me about it, the faster I think it will get done. 🙂