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Photography Camp 2022 -

Mommy Edition

an advanced course for beginners to photography

More than just the basics, this comprehensive curriculum covers how to create emotional images that tell your story

Does photographing your kids feel like everything is working against you? Want to learn how your camera actually works? Join our Photography Camp for Moms and learn to manipulate light, master the art of storytelling, and create magical images.

Beyond the Basics Mom Edition is an in-person, hands-on course with personal support, feedback, and direction.

(Classes based out of my home and studio in Chestnut Ridge, NY)

Beyond the basics:

Beyond the Basics Photography Camp 2022 (Mom Edition) covers art foundations like mood, tone, and proper composition, technical skills on how to use your DSLR, the exposure triangle, how to set your camera to get tack-sharp images with creamy, dreamy backdrops; beyond basic lighting skills, posing and angles, and how to put all these together to capture authentic emotion and tell your story.​


Classes will take place on location at the Peppermint Studio and surrounding grounds in our Chestnut Ridge Location, and incorporates field work and shootouts for fun and active practice.


Entire Program is in-person for a fun and wholesome hands-on experience


Active fieldwork and shootouts to apply new techniques on


Incorporate and master your skills with daily practice projects.


Get a




Referral Program: With
each friend you bring, get
$100 cash back for both
of you!


Runs weekly

Tuesdays November 29 - December 20


Bonus Class for Graduation & Camp Certificates on Tuesday, December 27

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Limited slots available!

Apply early to reserve your slot.



Week 1: Foundation

(Nov 29, 12-2pm)


  • Discovering theme, tone, and mood - how to bring out the emotions you want in any scene.

  • Focus - 5 ways to eliminate distractions and pull the eye to the subject.

  • Three things to plan before every single shot

  • Composition: Rule of thirds, Leading Lines, how to (and how not to) crop your image.

  • The simplest trick to working with kids

  • Studio Work


Week 2: How to use your DSLR

(Dec 6, 12-2pm)


  • The Exposure Triangle

  • Creating soft, creamy backgrounds

  • Capturing movement​

  • Field Trip - Exposure Triangle Experiments


Week 3: Writing with Light

(Dec 13, 12-2pm)


  • Beyond Basic Lighting skills:

  • Understanding light and shadow

  • Understanding hard and soft light

  • Understanding Directional Light

  • Shooting indoors or outdoors with natural or ambient light


  • Shootout: Using the available light in your home to photograph your kids

  • Learning how to spot and use beautiful pockets of light




Week 4: Telling an authentic story

(Dec 20, 12-2pm)


  • Posing and Angles

  • Understanding the significance of different angles and how they affect the emotion conveyed in your image.

  • How to work with kids: Capturing Genuine Moments

Week 5: Bonus Meet - Graduation!

(December 27, 12-2pm)

Homework review, Graduation, and Camp Certificates

To register, please click the link above and fill out the form at checkout.

I hope you join and can't wait to watch you discover your talent!

With love,

Fraidy Shimon

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