Camera Crew

Want to make some magic with your camera without getting tangled up in the tech?

The Camera Crew is here to help you grab your camera with confidence, unlock your creativity and learn to document the good times and the people you love with beautiful, artistic images you’re proud to hang on your walls.

DoES ANY OF THIS sound familiar?
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You've got a fancy camera but you're stuck on 'Auto' and aren't sure about the other settings, so usually just end up taking pics with your phone instead

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You enjoy taking pictures of your family and friends but want to be able to take more natural, candid images where they don’t feel or look awkward

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When you do use your camera, you often miss moments or feel frustrated that the pictures are blurred or don’t do the subject or moment justice

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You'd love to do something other than point and shoot, but you’re busy, the buttons & dials are confusing and you don’t have much time or inclination to wade through a boring instruction manual

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You’d love to create more artistic images but you’re not sure where to start and sometimes worry you’re not creative enough

YOU KNOW WHAT?
Everyone feels like this when they first begin to pick up a ‘proper’ camera
YOU KNOW WHAT ELSE?
It’s loads easier than most people think to get past all of this and take some ace pictures. You don’t need heaps of training and you don’t need to be a tech-head or a creative genius.
HOW DO I KNOW THIS?

Hey there folks, I’m Anna, photographer and mentor living in sunny Manchester, proud mum to hilarious chatterboxes 15 year old Joe and 6 year old Huey. 

After 13 happy years as a professional photographer, I’m now one of the country’s leading family photographers, working with amazing families and kids’ brands all over the UK and overseas (you can check out my work here if you want to!)

I’ve also spent the last few years running workshops, courses, communities and mentoring for other professional photographers, helping them to develop and grow their own businesses.

 

Simple things that make ALL the difference

You might think I trained in photography but I didn’t. I actually didn’t even pick up a ‘proper’ camera until 3 years before I set up my photography business! When I first started taking pictures, I had no clue how to work my camera, always shot on auto, made heaps of mistakes and took some truly awful photographs.

I’ve been there, feeling that paralysis when you look at the instruction manual… I’ve been there when you look at other people’s photos and think, ‘I could never take a picture like that…’

 

 

But after years of practice, I’ve learnt that some of the complicated stuff I thought would transform my pictures actually makes very little difference at all… While other incredibly simple things I overlooked for years actually make ALL the difference. 

I’ve been running training and workshops for professional photographers for many years, but have lost count of the number of times keen amateur photographers have asked me if I have anything similar for them too, sooo…

 

Cue The….

Camera Crew!

Learn to document your loved ones & the good times in life with beautiful, artistic photos… 

This online amateur photography mentoring will give you accessible, step-by-step, expert guidance to help you get your head around the tech and supercharge your creativity.

The Camera Crew is here to help you…

Create magical, emotive pictures you'll treasure for years, that transport you right back to that moment... not just how it looked but how it felt

Demystify the tech so you don't miss precious moments faffing around with camera settings

Take natural photos of your family and friends where they’re relaxed and actually look like themselves

Get great, sharp results with simple, accessible techniques and natural light.

Unlock your creativity and learn to see what's in front of you in new, artistic ways, even if you think you're "not creative"

(SECRET: you’re definitely more creative than you think!)

Carve out some precious time for yourself to relax, play and create

 

Think of it like a photography workshop, a creative project hub and a camera club all rolled into one. You’ll get all the technical tuition you’d get from a workshop… all the inspiration, practical application and ideas you’d get from a creative project… and all the community, support and hangouts you’d get from a club… all from the comfort of your own home.

 

THE COURSE
THE BASICS

Essential camera equipment   –   Lenses –   Whistle-stop tour of your camera   –   Image quality settings   –   Focus   –   Burst mode / continuous shooting   –   Light basics   –   Key routine for digital images   –   Printing your photos

 

 

FROM AUTO TO MANUAL

How your camera works   –   The exposure triangle   –   Shutter speed   –   Aperture   –   ISO   –   Metering the light   –  Shooting in full manual mode   –   Colour temperature   –   Editing

 

GETTING CREATIVE

Getting creative with different types of light   –   Getting creative with different compositions   –   Taking natural portraits with personality

 

WHAT’S INCLUDED?

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Camera Crew Course

The ‘techy’ resources

This bank of step-by-step, bitesize video tutorials lead you from being a complete beginner shooting on auto, right through to confidently shooting in manual. There are also ‘Getting Creative’ tutorials to help you apply your new knowledge in a loads of artistic ways so you can create beautiful, emotive, eye-catching images. The course is yours forever, so you don’t have to worry about digesting everything in one big lump then forgetting it all a couple of weeks later. You can learn and explore in bitesize chunks, completely at your own pace, and revisit any of it at any point in the future.

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The Creativity Lab

The ‘artistic’ resources

Included in the Camera Crew are one year of Creativity Lab projects. These are accessible, fun projects to ignite your creativity. These will give you new concepts to explore to help you regularly produce fresh, creative, interesting images. Every month a new project will be added to the bank – either do them in the sequence they’re released, or explore them in whatever order you fancy, it’s up to you!

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Pro Tips Interviews

Included in the Camera Crew are one year of Pro Tips Interviews. Each month I’ll interview a different professional photographer so they can talk about their personal approach to photography and share a few of their own nuggets of wisdom with you.

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Camera Crew Community

A private Facebook group for Camera Crew members of all abilities – a fun, relaxed community and safe place to hang out where you can share images, chat, experiment and grow with heaps of support and without any judgment. You’ll be able to look to each other for advice and inspiration – and you might meet some new photography buddies along the way!

LOVE FOR THE CAMERA CREW!

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Sara

“How did I EVER survive without you?!!! Honestly I feel like before this course I’d just been using my camera completely blind!!! I feel even just 3 videos in I actually understand my camera and its functions much more than I have in a year of owning it. They’ve been great to follow and I’m so glad I signed up. I’m so excited to learn more and see how my images develop as I go. Thank you, thank you, thank you 💫

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CAROLINE

“The Camera Crew has inspired me to pick up my camera every day. Prior to joining Anna’s club, my camera lay dormant in its bag for most of the month. The success path has given me a clear direction of how I can improve and gain confidence in using my camera. The pictures I’m now taking have already boosted my social media posts’ engagement for my business – and I feel like I’ve not even got started properly.

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GEORGINA

“I’m loving the Camera Crew, it’s motivated me to learn about my camera and pick it up more often. It’s also made me think more creatively about how I can compose images. I really love that you can go at your own pace, and that there is lots of support there when you need it. I feel like I have learnt so much already and have only done the first module. So looking forward to what is to come, thanks Anna.

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NATALIE

I’ve been following Anna for a while and loved other content she’s shared around things like organising and printing photos, and family photography tips, so I didn’t hesitate at all to sign up when she launched Camera Crew! I’ve done a one day photography course before so know the basics of using my camera in manual, but it had been gathering dust again. I’ve found revisiting how to use the camera on this course to be useful, but most of all the tips for being creative, how to use light and compose images to make such a huge difference. It’s really reinspired me to pick up my big camera again, and I’ve already got some beautiful shots of my kids and our lockdown life that I love. The community is great for seeing what others are doing and prompting me to get out and practice too. Thanks Anna!

JOIN THE CAMERA CREW!

CAMERA CREW

£49
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Permanent access to the Camera Crew Course

  • The Basics
  • From Auto To Manual
  • Getting Creative
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One year of Creativity Lab projects

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One year of Pro Tips Interviews

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Permanent access to the Camera Crew Community

One-off payment
30 day money-back guarantee

Gift vouchers

The Camera Crew makes a fantastic gift!

FAQ

WHO IS THE CAMERA CREW FOR?
Anyone who’d love to confidently use their camera to take sharp, artistic, meaningful images.
WHAT CAMERA DO I NEED TO HAVE?
You need to have a camera that enables you to manually control all the settings (ISO, shutter speed, aperture, metering etc) and ideally change the lenses too. A DSLR or a mirrorless compact system camera is ideal, or at the very least, an advanced compact or a bridge camera.
SHOULD I ALREADY KNOW ANY PHOTOGRAPHY BASICS?
Nope! The resources in the Camera Crew are suitable for all abilities. There is a clear path to follow that will lead you right through from being a complete beginner, through the intermediate semi-automatic stages, all the way to confidently shooting in full Manual mode. The creative projects are also accessible to people at any technical stage, so everyone can enjoy and get stuck into these, irrespective of ability.  
IS THE CAMERA CREW SUITABLE FOR KIDS?

The Camera Crew is designed for adults, although teenagers and possibly mature tweens would be able to follow and enjoy it too. The only thing to bear in mind is that the Camera Crew Community is within Facebook so if they aren’t old enough to have their own Facebook account then they’d miss out on the community aspect. However, they can still work through the course and/or make use of all other resources within the Camera Crew.

WHAT IF I MISS A MONTH, FORGET WHAT I'VE LEARNED OR FALL BEHIND?

This is the beauty of the Camera Crew – you can’t fall behind as the content is always there for you to access permanently. You can work through it all completely at your own pace, don’t have to worry about forgetting any of it, and you can revisit any of it at any time.

CAN I GET ONE-TO-ONE HELP WITH MY PHOTOGRAPHY?

Although this isn’t a 1-2-1 coaching course, there are lots of opportunities to get help through the private Facebook group where you can ask questions and get help from either me or your fellow Crew members.

HOW DOES THE CAMERA CREW DIFFER TO THE SHUTTERHOOD?

The Camera Crew is for amateur photographers, helping them to learn to use their camera in Manual mode and take better pictures, whereas The Shutterhood is for professional photographers, supporting them to grow their own photography businesses.

WHAT IF I DON'T LIKE IT OR WANT TO CANCEL?

No problem at all. You can get a refund during the first 7 days, no questions asked.

7 DAY SATISFACTION GUARANTEE

I want you to love this course and get amazing results. However, if you don’t feel that the Camera Crew can help you develop the skills you need, then let me know and I’ll refund your purchase. No questions asked. I’m sure you’ll be delighted though!

ANNA

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Manchester family photographer, for down-to-earth, adventurous, big-hearted families all across the North West, London and UK

Creative, documentary family photography in Manchester, Liverpool, Lancashire, Cheshire, Yorkshire, London

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