Kids in Prague

Photography Workshop for Mums

Activities, Just for Mums on 23 May 2011 by Larissa


Here is a pre-holiday workshop especially for mums (and also dads) with an interest in improving their photography. Like me, you may have been disappointed with your vacation or party photos and are bewildered by your camera settings. This course teaches you how to better capture the moments by improving your technique and learning what your camera is capable of.

These are the memories you’ll share with your family and friends for life so why not commit and learn the tricks of the trade, in English, with a qualified professional. Jennie has worked as a professional photographer for over 15 years, and has a degree in Photojournalism. Having photographed for many magazines and corporations she has also studied with some of the most influential people in photography and can share their insights at a much lower price!


Most importantly, you DO NOT need a fancy camera, only one that has settings to operate it by aperture and shutter speed priority.


The workshop teaches you the essentials: composition, lighting and the basic functions of cameras. You receive photo assignments where you need to immediately apply what you’ve learnt and results pre and post workshop are critiqued, enabling you to learn where errors have been made.


You’ll discover new ways to explore your creativity through the lens and Jennie will also share tips on basic retouching of images; eg. adjusting brightness/contrast, resizing, enhancing skin and changing images to black and white.

A field trip is added to the classroom dates which allow participants to experience variation in lighting, the challenges of changing weather and fast moving and uncooperative objects - our kids! It was interesting to see the subtle changes you could make to outdoor portraiture through choosing contrasting backgrounds based on the subjects clothing, composition tricks making use of the light and shadows and the use of reflectors to alter the skin tone.


The mums on this course also had the challenge of photographing one of the kids on a swing - you can see from my example, I still have a way to go!

The workshop is held over 4 sessions of 2 hours at The Hub in Prague 5 (close to Petrin Hill), along with the additional field trip to practice shooting together.


The price for the workshops is 3000czk, which includes the 4 sessions plus the off-site, but if you register and pay prior to June 6 you will receive a 10% discount, bringing the price down to 2700czk.

TIME: 10am till midday

WORKSHOP DATES: June 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th. Additional field trip date will be set after consulting participants schedules.

PRICE: Pay by June 6th for the discounted price of 2700czk. Full price is 3000czk.

TO BOOK: You can register here: or contact Jennie via mobile +420 776 528 125

ADDRESS: The Hub, Drtinova 10, Prague 5