Licensee: Casey Raines

Momtography™ DSLR Photo Basics is the 4 hour jumpstart DSLR photography class designed with moms in mind. Meet Casey Raines, your Orange County, California local instructor!


Casey Raines

Orange County, California

Hi! I’m Casey and I am excited to be your Momtography™ teacher here in Orange County. I live in Laguna Hills with my loving husband, two adorable children and our grumpy welsh corgi. I work full time as a project manager at a civil engineering firm in Irvine and my husband is a stay at home dad. When I am not being the boss at work or being bossed around by my kids at home, you will find me at HIIT workout classes, doing yoga, baking cookies, brewing beer with my husband, listening to true crime podcasts or watching TV.

 


my next class

Class Dates

Saturday, March 23rd, 2019 1 pm to 5 pm

Class Location

Laguna Hills, CA 92653 (exact address will be given upon registration)

Cost: $199

Are you ready to take control of your camera and shoot the beautiful pictures you’ve been waiting to capture? Register now by clicking the button below.

Saturday, March 23rd, 2019

 

 

 


my why

Photography for me is so important because it lets me capture my family’s everyday life. My passion for it began when I was pregnant with my son and my drive to capture all those cute baby details – his toes, dimpled fingers, playtime, and cuddles with family. I tried to learn my DSLR on my own through online tutorials and really struggled. It wasn’t until I took the online Momtography™ course where it all clicked so easily.

Additionally, as a working mom, I feel like I am always trying to maintain that perfect work/life balance. Life is so fast paced and my kids are growing up so quickly! But I also want to make time for myself and my desire to be creative. I love that photography can do both for me! I can connect with my family and capture memories and fulfill my urge to create things. Photography can be a truly special activity for yourself and family!

I am so excited to bring this class in person to Orange County! I hope to inspire other parents to connect with their families through photography as well.


3 fun facts

What’s unique about YOU? I’m so excited to find out in our afternoon together. Until then, here are 3 fun facts about ME!

My family loves to travel! My favorite part is planning out all the details. I will spend way too much time on travels sites researching excursions and the top sights to see. So far, our favorite vacation was to Peru to see Lima, Cusco and most of all, Machu Picchu. It was breathtaking and amazing to see in person. It is one of those places where the photos literally do not do it justice. I would love to be able to see all of the seven wonders of the world!

 

I was a very competitive soccer player as a kid and throughout high school. It is still my all time favorite sport! But, I hated running long distances and always tried to get out of it at practices. So you can imagine my family’s surprise when I signed up to run a full marathon. I completed the San Diego Rock and Roll Marathon in 2011. It was so hard to complete but the experience was truly rewarding. And now, I have a love for running!

 

I majored in civil engineering in college at Cal Poly Pomona. I love science and math and when I chose that major, I envisioned myself designing bridges and freeways. After my first structural class, I decided that emphasis was not for me. So I changed my focus to environmental and never looked back. I love my job and I get to design pipelines and storage tanks that support my community. It is not as fancy as a bridge, but it is important!

 


my next class

MOMTOGRAPHY™ IS THE BEGINNER DSLR PHOTOGRAPHY CLASS DESIGNED WITH MOMS IN MIND.

Designed for the busy parent, grandparent, or family member on the go, this 4 hour jumpstart course will deliver the basics to get that camera out of AUTO mode and working for you in any situation.

During your 4 hour Momtography™ class we’ll cover the following topics:

  • Top 10 Tips for Taking Better Pictures of Kids
  • Basic Photo Composition Rules
  • Introduction to Exposure (why are my pictures from outside so bright and why are there so many shadows on faces?)
  • ISO (why are all my pictures from inside the house so dark and grainy?)
  • Shutter Speed (my baby is on the move and all of my photos are blurry!)
  • Aperture (how can I take pictures when my kitchen is such a mess?!)
  • Camera Settings
  • Basic Lens Overview
  • Backup, Printing, & Processing Overview

 YOUR REGISTRATION ALSO INCLUDES:

  • An afternoon away from the kids with the opportunity to meet and mingle with others who want to learn about their camera, just like you.
  • PDF quick guides of all course materials, notebook and pen so you’ll be able to recall what you’ve been taught long after Momtography™ is over.
  • Snacks and drinks to keep you energized and re-fueled for an afternoon of learning.
  • Access to a private Facebook group after class is over to connect with other Momtography™ students and photo lovers so you’ll be able to keep in touch, share, learn and grow together as you continue practicing what you’ve learned.

Keep in mind: if you’re hoping to learn how to effectively use flash equipment to take photos at your cousin’s wedding next month, this might not be the class for you.

In 4 hours we only have time to touch on technical basics, and I personally take 99.9% of my own photos without flash. All that extra equipment is bulky, and requires time and patience to set up and use properly which isn’t always the best option when you’re a mom on the go.

Not to worry though, that tips and techniques shared during class will have you taking photos far more crisp, clear, bright, and beautiful than you imagined possible after 4 hours of learning!

NEXT CLASS DATES:

Saturday, March 23rd, 2019 1 pm to 5 pm

Class Location

Laguna Hills, CA 92653 (exact address will be given upon registration)

Cost: $199

Are you ready to take control of your camera and shoot the beautiful pictures you’ve been waiting to capture? Register now by clicking the button below.

Saturday, March 23rd, 2019

 

 

Questions? Need to get in touch with Casey? Send an email to [email protected]

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