with April Milani and Helen Whittle.

Workshop begins August 31st, 2020


As photographers, we want to capture an image that evokes an emotion in us. Being able to convey that emotion can be challenging. This workshop will teach you how to transform your photographic visions into beautiful pieces of art by learning how to interact with your subject, observing your frame, trying new compositions, and using available light. This course lasts 4 weeks, divided into 4 chapters.



  • How to use interview techniques to make children feel at ease in front of the camera
  • How to see natural light in new ways, but also how to embrace other available light sources
  • How to use every day objects to increase your creativity
  • How to create posed portraiture and more natural unposed style images
  • How to edit in LR, PS and Exposure Software so your images stand out from the crowd
  • How to find that creative style that you long for
  • How being part of a supportive community of like minded people can help keep you inspired



  • Getting to know you
  • The Interviews
  • Getting to know your subjects – learning how to have a conversation with your subject to keep them engaged
  • Camera settings – teaching you all the top tips to photo children to get the best outcome




  • See life from a new perspective
  • Shooting through the known
  • Discovering light
  • The beauty of black and white and color



  • Helen’s week
  • The early years from newborns to eight year olds, learn all the tips on how to interact with these ages
  • How to take photos of the wriggly toddler and never forget those unforgettable baby moments
  • The early school years, how to keep them engaged and never miss a precious moment



  • April’s week
  • The Forgotten Years
  • Shoot with them not at them
  • Take a ride on the hormonal express

How Does the Course Work?


Workshops operate 100% online. All our premium course content is available to you 24/7 so you can learn at a time that suits you!

There are no set class times, so that means YOU follow the lesson plan when it suits YOU!


Our team of Instructors have put together easy to follow courses which are offered as a downloadable pdf at the end of your course period, that incorporate comprehensive lessons and complementary video content.


Our All-Inclusive students are guided through each weekly lesson through our Student Forum and will receive invaluable personalized feedback and bonus content on their progress.

Meet Your Instructors



April is a military wife and homeschooling mom of two wild boys. April is not afraid to go out and try something new, even if she fails. She’s still won because she didn’t let fear stop her. April is human; she makes mistakes; she is perfectly imperfect; she is saved by grace. Her saying this year is, “don’t feed the fears.”



Helen Whittle is a fine-art photographer specializing in child portraiture who is inspired by dramatic and natural light. With a style consisting of mainly black and white, she produces simple, emotive and authentic images.


“I cannot believe how interactive April and Helen are, checking in multiple times a day, and it blew me away that I got so many video responses.”


“I have purchased a lot of online courses, but nothing compared with the one on one contact you get from this workshop, you have helped me believe in myself and my work.”


“No matter where we are in the world there was feedback and support almost instantly.”


“I took this workshop to learn about editing styles and moody black and whites, but I learned so much more about many different subjects”


“It’s self-paced but still guided and the emphasis on not only the creative shooting side but the editing advice and portfolio building were aspects I was not expecting and so happy to have.”


Sign-up For This Course


Get detailed instructor feedback and support and while enjoying interacting with like-minded creatives through our online forum during the course. Share your work, enjoy the challenges and instructor-led discussions in our online classroom which is open 24/7. Access to our Student-led Masters forum upon course completion.



Observation Seat

Get access to our online classroom to follow along with forum conversations and instructor critiques of the ‘All-Inclusive’ student assignments. Observation seat students do not participate in discussions and don’t receive direct instructor feedback. Access to our Student-led Masters forum upon course completion.



Independent Learning

Move beyond static pages and learn at your own pace and independently. Independent learners have access to the online course allowing you to track your progress and manage your time for the course as you go. Learn at your own pace on any device. Note as an independent learner you do not have access to the Student Forum or instructor feedback and critique.


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