Earth, Sun, Wind and Water: Capturing Childhood in The Great Outdoors

with Julia Crim


all materials are downloadable & yours to keep

Use environmental elements to create compelling images of children!

Go behind the scenes with Julia Crim as she captures her children as they explore the great outdoors, from observation and composition to capturing and polishing in the post processing stage. Learn how Julia lets observation guide her initial composition and how she incorporates environmental elements to create compelling images that capture her family’s moments and stories.

what you’ll get

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133 page beautiful and comprehensive eBook detailing Julia’s process


Four shooting videos from various locations and times of day


More than three hours of editing videos using Lightroom and Photoshop

2 Lightroom presets created by Julia (1 import and 1 black & white)

1 Photoshop action folder created by Julia with three actions that can be run separately or together

Three bonus star images to use as overlays

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Bonus guide on getting started with astrophotography including Julia’s favorite tips and tricks

Bonus editing video showing how Julia edits her star images and how she combines star images with photos of her children to create whimsical childhood images

what you’ll learn


How to observe and identify the quality of light and effectively use outdoor light into your compositions for more dynamic photos


How to incorporate the environment into your images (from sweeping wide angle scenes to environmental details) and how to use thoughtful composition


Creating starburst images in camera and how Julia edits them


Learn the characteristics of wide angle lenses and Julia’s favorite tips and tricks for shooting with this unique perspective


Learn how to create magical images that incorporate the night sky


Get a step by step look at how Julia polishes her images in post processing

about your presenter

Julia is a photographer based in New Zealand. She is passionate about capturing her family’s many adventures near their home in the Hawke’s Bay region of New Zealand and on their travels around the world. She spends as much time as possible playing at the beach, camping, hiking, traveling and exploring outdoors with her husband and four rambunctious children. Follow along with her family’s adventures on Instagram here.



  1. Jillian October 19, 2018 at 2:25 pm - Reply

    This breakout is jam-packed with absolutely everything you need to know about capturing children outside. As well as light, composition and environment, Julia also takes an in depth look at wide-angle lenses, panoramas, sunbursts and shooting for skies. There’s even a bonus pdf on astro-photography, which I can’t wait to try! Also included are Julia’s own presets, actions and night-sky overlays. Did I mention that the videos show some of the most amazing editing transformations I’ve ever seen?! Even as an experienced LR & PS user, I picked up so many tips, tricks and time-savers.
    Julia has clearly poured her heart and soul into this breakout and I’ve been blown away by the amount of information included! Thank you Julia for an incredible breakout!

  2. Aimee July 18, 2018 at 5:22 pm - Reply

    Julia leaves nothing out in this incredible breakout. She has shared insight on how she visualises an image, her process for creating it and her editing process. If you’re keen to learn more about shooting with wide angle lenses, this breakout covers the unique aspects of them step by step. Julia’s portraits are an incredible mix of vibrant, depth filled landscape and wonderful “people moments”. If you want to know how she manages to mix the two so magically this breakout will unlock those secrets. Julia details exactly what she looks for in a scene to create compositions that work and bring out the most in colours, light and texture. And if this isn’t enough this huge breakout is absolutely crammed full of eye candy!

  3. Rachel Healey July 18, 2018 at 7:38 am - Reply

    I stumbled upon Julia’s IG feed awhile back and was over the moon when I found out she was doing a break out…and it is amazing!!! I can’t believe how much information is packed into this breakout! She provides such detailed information and tips on wide angles/editing/shooting/ and other techniques I cannot wait to try ((Astro photography/panoramica)…this was everything I hoped for and more!!! What an incredible breakout!!!

  4. Mickie DeVries July 17, 2018 at 6:41 pm - Reply

    This breakout is so incredible! I have long adored Julia’s work and loved seeing her go in depth on how she shoots and edits. She totally inspired me to dust off my widest angle lens at the beach last week. I was also very excited to see that she showed how she edits her star images and included star overlays! She also was awesome on including the settings on almost all the images in the breakout which is so very helpful! If you haven’t picked up this gem yet you’ll want to asap!

  5. Tina Fisher July 17, 2018 at 12:13 pm - Reply

    Very well written with spectacular images! Julia gives you all her secrets and breaks everything down regarding her process. Fabulous break out!

  6. Jennifer Santry July 17, 2018 at 11:40 am - Reply

    This was an incredible course! Loved it! I have seen dramatic improvements in my photography just by using some of Julia’s suggestions and tips. I highly suggest this course! Thank you for all of the wonderful information.

  7. Katherine Rivera July 17, 2018 at 9:49 am - Reply

    This Breakout has really inspired me to look at things differently! It has pushed me creatively and I have learned new techniques not only in shooting but also with Lightroom and Photoshop. Julia is so helpful and her PDFs and videos are an excellent resource which I am sure I will continue to reference as I continue in my photography journey. I highly recommend this breakout to anyone looking for a little inspiration! Thank you Julia!

  8. Jessica Featherstone July 16, 2018 at 8:41 pm - Reply

    I’m loving this breakout. The ebook is laid out well and Julia give plenty of great tips for beginners to pros. This is my first Clickin Moms breakout and I’m so happy I joined it!

  9. Amy July 16, 2018 at 8:28 pm - Reply

    Great breakout full of tons of information. I have admired Julia’s work for a few years – so I was excited for months for the breakout. Lots of information included. My favorite was watching the editing videos- which were full of information. Well worth the money!

  10. toni margolis July 16, 2018 at 6:38 pm - Reply

    i can’t even! this breakout is one of the very few i’ve ever had the time to do and i love it!!! the pdf is beautiful…the videos are just what a newbie to lr/ps needs…not to mention julia is a dream! in her editing videos she says several times she is trying to be quick so she’s not boring, yet i am grateful for every brush stroke i get to watch, everything she says out loud, every tiny tip she gives since i know zero about any of it! i can’t wait for the day that i am able to read/watch all of it and actually try it on my own images. thanks so much julia!

  11. Kali July 16, 2018 at 4:39 pm - Reply

    My first breakout and my first online class. This was very good. I learned many new things and enjoyed reading the book and especially the shooting videos. I just wish there had been more shooting videos!! The videos were my favorite but I found the sound quality to be a bit poor.

    • Susan July 16, 2018 at 8:22 pm - Reply

      I can’t imagine taking a better 1st online class. I didn’t have any issues with the audio, even with my computer that I always struggle with sound. Julia also put out another shooting video in the forum so make sure you grab it! I learned so much from them.

    • Julia Crim July 17, 2018 at 1:38 am - Reply

      I’m so glad you enjoyed the breakout and learned many new things! I have just added a new bonus shooting video, a new bonus editing video and a Q&A video where I answer student questions. You can access and download all of these videos in the forum. The sound should not be an issue with any of the videos. Please contact the Help Desk if you are experiencing problems with the sound quality so they can assist you.

  12. Cami Turpin July 16, 2018 at 2:40 pm - Reply

    I am just loving this breakout! There’s so much information and even more inspiration. I end up wishing I had taken every shot in the breakout. They are beautiful. I was hesitant to take this course because I just don’t live near the ocean, and most of my shots are taken close to home. But there is still so much information here that’s just amazing, even if you’re just shooting in your own backyard. I highly recommend this one, and I’m not even done yet! I have a feeling I’ll be coming back to this one to review it often.

  13. Celia Sloan July 16, 2018 at 12:58 pm - Reply

    Julia’s breakout is so informative and inspiring. Julia is so talented and I loved learning her approach to shooting the outdoor elements. The pdf and videos are so well put together and the bonus material on astro photography is really good. I highly recommend this breakout!

  14. Sandrine Stresser July 16, 2018 at 12:45 pm - Reply

    This is the most complete and inspiring breakout I have even taken! If you love flawless compositions and perfect skies – this is for you. It was a joy to be part of it – I literally couldn’t stop watching!

  15. Laura A July 16, 2018 at 8:15 am - Reply

    What a refreshing and enlightening session! I’m so happy I jumped on the opportunity to participate in this breakout. Julia has a way of bringing you along with her on her shoots stepping you through her thought process as if you were there asking the questions. I so appreciate the time and attention she put into the material provided… so valuable! Thank you, thank you, Julia!

  16. Kimberly L July 11, 2018 at 9:51 pm - Reply

    This is such a great breakout!! I LOVE Julia’s work! The editing videos are so helpful and there is just so much information included! I strongly recommend this! You will not be disappointed!

  17. Sarah Stamper July 11, 2018 at 7:11 pm - Reply

    I am loving Julia’s break out! The amount of material is great! She has also been so great at responding in the forum which I am sure must be hard to do with all the different time zones everyone lives in. I love all her images and inspiration! She is really expanding my horizons! Literally getting me out to find more places to photograph my kids with big sky, the stars and use my wide angle lens!

  18. Holly T July 11, 2018 at 5:31 pm - Reply

    This breakout is amazing! Julia’s photos are so inspiring! The amount of information she shares in materials provided is so incredibly helpful. So much new information and tips that I have never seen or heard before. I love that she includes her thought process, and specifically how to shoot with each lens. It is the perfect breakout to inspire you to capture all the fun memories of your outdoor adventures. All of the information is incredibly detailed and easy to follow. I plan on going through the breakout many times over for inspiration and information. I feel it will help me both technically and creatively.

  19. Jaime Lely July 11, 2018 at 4:33 pm - Reply

    Fabulous course! I have admired Julia’s photography, and was thrilled to have the opportunity to learn from her. This course exceeded my expectations! I was both inspired and encouraged. Julia did a great job of clearly explaining what she was doing every step of the way. There was so much included in this breakout. I also really appreciated how she explained each detail of her presets. I am inspired to try new lenses that I would not otherwise have considered. I am excited about a whole new world of photography that has been opened up to me through this course.

  20. Elizabeth T. July 11, 2018 at 11:59 am - Reply

    If you are looking for inspiration and how to capture the world in all its beauty look no further than Julia’s breakout. Vibrant and playful, she showcases the world around her and provides an in-depth look in how others can achieve this in their own space. Thank you Julia.

  21. Aileen Bochanski July 10, 2018 at 11:10 pm - Reply

    This class has been amazing so far! Julia’s images are incredible and her instructional materials have given me so much to think about when I pick up my camera to photograph my children!

  22. Aileen Bochanski July 10, 2018 at 11:07 pm - Reply

    This is such a great breakout! Julia’s images are amazing and her instructional material has really given me a lot to think about when I pick up my camera!

  23. Kristen Stoltenberg July 10, 2018 at 2:15 pm - Reply

    This break out is just what I needed to get re-energized and motivated to push myself to take better photos of my kids! Julia is amazing and her images are inspiring!!

  24. Susan Gibbs July 10, 2018 at 8:54 am - Reply

    I have done many, many breakouts and online workshops over the years. Earth, Sun, Wind & Water is in the top two. So much depth here! It’s very challenging and force you to think in some new ways, but the results are jaw-dropping. The materials are gorgeous and Julia is very generous with her knowledge. I really wish I’d had this breakout when I first started photography.

  25. Rachel Azevedo July 10, 2018 at 1:01 am - Reply

    I’m loving the course materials so far! The ebook is full of stunning imagery and really helped restart my creative juices.

  26. Lisa Briand July 9, 2018 at 11:16 pm - Reply

    Julia’s work is so beautiful and I just love photographing my kids in the midst of a beautiful backdrop but often it doesn’t come out as I had envisioned. This BO is really informative and making me think about things differently.

  27. jantina July 9, 2018 at 11:01 pm - Reply

    This breakout has so much to offer! I have really enjoyed watching the editing and shooting videos as well as reading the material. There is so much information in this breakout. I am so happy she shares with us how to use wide angle lenses.

  28. Danielle Awwad July 6, 2018 at 10:19 pm - Reply

    This breakout is absolutely INCREDIBLE! There is so much wonderful information and is packed with awesome tips and tricks. I loved being able to see what Julia’s thought process is from shooting to editing. She really held nothing back and showed you how to perfectly fuse both landscape and child portraiture. You will not be disappointed in this breakout!

  29. Natalia Ramirez July 6, 2018 at 8:08 pm - Reply

    I have been following Julia for a loooong time on Instagram, so I was really excited for this breakout and it certainly did not disappoint!!!! The pdf is very complete and her shooting and editing videos are very insightful. The breakout includes a section on astrography, which is amazing!!!! Thank you so much!!!

  30. Libby July 6, 2018 at 6:50 pm - Reply

    Julia’s work is so inspiring! I’ve only made it through the pdf so far, but it has been money well spent! I’m especially excited to dive into the editing videos and bonus content.

  31. Susan R. July 6, 2018 at 1:06 pm - Reply

    I really love this breakout! First off, it is beautiful and so inspiring. And I loved how Julia explains how much photography means to her and why she loves it. All the materials are helpful and informative, and the shooting and editing videos are wonderful! Also, I am excited about the bonus materials!

  32. Christina E Cline July 6, 2018 at 10:04 am - Reply

    This breakout is amazing! The pdf is full of detailed information, I am learning so much. Julia really explains in detail her equipment, settings, and thought process behind her gorgeous photos.

  33. Candice M July 6, 2018 at 9:39 am - Reply

    Excellent breakout that will not disappoint! Just finished the PDF which is super comprehensive with an abundance of her photos with all the settings, easy to understand composition information and considerations she makes in her work, and a broad look at her process overall. I also love how the shooting videos show how she’s relaxed in her interactions with her kids and how she moves a lot for different perspectives and feels. Her fabulous work is so inspiring and moody! Looking forward to getting into the editing portion next!

  34. Julia Whale July 6, 2018 at 12:51 am - Reply

    This is hands down the BEST breakout I’ve done in a long time. I’ve always been a huge fan of Julia’s and she’s certainly not let the side down with all the information she’s given. She’s obviously put a huge amount of time and effort into this breakout and it’s packed FULL of information, through one massive document, great shooting videos, editing videos and even offers a couple of presets. If you love shooting outdoors, I can’t recommend this breakout enough. Oh and be warned, you’ll want to live in New Zealand after completing the breakout! Thank you Julia for giving your all and providing us with so much information.

  35. Alaina Carr July 5, 2018 at 7:21 pm - Reply

    I am absolutely ecstatic for this breakout! I preordered last month and have been waiting to dig in! After spending a few hours with all the information it’s packed with I am so inspired to get out and start photographing my children. I had gotten in a rut and this breakout was exactly what I needed to push me out of my comfort zones and to get out in the beautiful outdoors with my children and document moments with them! There is so much amazing information jam packed in here and I am so glad I purchased it!

  36. Natasha July 5, 2018 at 4:00 pm - Reply

    I’ve been following Julia’s work for a while, and have always loved her images. This breakout is amazing – Julia’s shares so much of her workflow, and includes very detailed information on how she shoots and edits. Her images are so inspiring, and beautiful, and this breakout has given me new ideas of how to document my children as we adventure into the outdoors. I have already gone through all the information and videos once, and will definitely be going back to review as there is so much to soak in.

  37. Cara j Williams July 5, 2018 at 3:27 pm - Reply

    Hey all! These tutorials and shooting videos did a great job to transform the mind and get out of a rut of the same ole lenses… Julia encouraged/challenged me to use wide angle, and harsh light and yet still found the results to be eye-catching, and beautiful. After getting used to the wide angle, I can start using the leading lines, and work on my compositions… while watching for the unwanted distortion. This course is worth your time :)

  38. Shay Cronin July 5, 2018 at 12:45 pm - Reply

    When I heard Julia was doing a breakout I knew I was going to love it! She is a great source inspiration for me and so very kindhearted! I spent this past winter (long winter) focusing on the light I had to work with and because I have quite young kids indoor and low light images is where I spent my time. But its summer now and Julia has inspired me to make the most of all my outdoor moments. Last night I was up past midnight capturing the night sky and I’m so incredibility thrilled! She has inspired me to try new techniques and blend them together to create magic! This breakout is so worth it and I would recommend it to anyone looking to explore nature and the wild!

  39. Marcella Meneguello July 5, 2018 at 10:56 am - Reply

    I’m very impressed with this Breakout Session! The material is honest, she really put a lot of information and comments about her photos, gears, tips & tricks and post-production. Everything, pdf and videos are very clear and well-built. I’m learning a lot! Like her photos, this course captivates me, and I strongly recommend!

  40. D'Ann McCormick Boal July 5, 2018 at 10:29 am - Reply

    This breakout is JUST what we all need this summer to get out of our creative ruts and go outside and photograph our children in the beautiful outdoors. Julia’s images are so inspiring, and she gives thorough tips and lessons on shooting in all kinds of weather. RUN to grab this breakout!

  41. Dana Pembroke July 5, 2018 at 9:54 am - Reply

    Julia’s breakout is amazing!! There is tons of information, great shooting videos and new editing insight that I didnt know and now will use. I love how she uses her own presets to save time. The bonus material is just what I needed to start shooting the night sky. Before the breakout I had no clue. She has inspired me and will most certainly inspire you.

  42. Michelle July 5, 2018 at 12:46 am - Reply

    I have really enjoyed learning from Julia! I have gone through everything once and look forward to reading through it again a few more times. This breakout is breeming with greats ideas to use in my photography. Her images are inspiring! Everything was well written, organised, and enjoyable to read. I enjoyed the course!

  43. Nicole H. July 3, 2018 at 6:59 pm - Reply

    This is definitely one of the BEST breakouts I have read! There is SO much info and she explains every step of her process! I will definitely be pulling this out and reading for many years to come with all of the amazing knowledge she packs in it! I am so inspired to use my wide angle more and try all of her amazing tips! The images are beyond stunning and this breakout is worth the money just to see them all together! You will not regret getting this!

  44. Susan July 3, 2018 at 3:59 pm - Reply

    This is definitely THE breakout to buy! Julia packs so much info into this one class. She includes tons of easily usable details on her whole process from start to finish. I just love all the editing and shooting videos that bring you right in with her. Plus, there is page after page of absolutely stunning inspiration to get you outside shooting. She left nothing out. This class will benefit you even if you are an established photographer, but I wish I had something this comprehensive when I was just starting out. It covers so many topics that will make your images stronger and more compelling. Personally, I can’t wait to try out her tips for astrophotography. You will not regret your investment.

  45. Angelica Loughrey June 2, 2018 at 11:59 am - Reply

    OMG! Julia’s images are amazing! I love landscaping photography, and love children images, but putting the two together sometime can be very tricky. This is exactly what I’m looking for, I can’t wait for this breakout!

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