Greetings From: A Guide to Documenting Vacations
with Jessica Thomason and Lauren Mitchell
AVAILABLE JUNE 19-JUNE 29, 2018
all materials are downloadable & yours to keep
Your vacation memories do not look like they came from a Google image search, so why should your photos?
Join Jessica and Lauren in this breakout as they capture the ups and downs, ins and outs of documenting family vacations. Using a documentary approach, they will share why the whole story matters from beginning to end. Jessica and Lauren will also provide advice on how to take photos while still being present to enjoy the trip ahead. Lastly, they will share plenty of practical tips for handling the chaos and crowds of a theme park as well as photographing on rides.
what you’ll get
An eBook with everything you need to learn how to document the real story
3 SHOOTING VIDEOS
3 shooting videos at Disney World and Universal Studios Resort
EDITING AND CULLING VIDEO
A video detailing the editing and culling process
A bonus PDF on documentary composition
what you’ll learn
How to push past blocks and stop chasing after the ‘perfect’ shot
// GETTING REAL
How to let go of expectations and focus on documenting the real story
// PACK YOUR BAGS
Advice and technical tips for each situation
// ON THE ROAD
How to document road trips, theme park experiences, trips to the beach, hotel stays and even staycations in a way that is completely unique to your family
// A TALE OF TWO CAMERAS
A side-by-side comparison of dSLR and iPhone images taken by Jessica and Lauren during their trip to the Magic Kingdom
// GETTING IT RIGHT IN CAMERA
How to use specific compositional techniques to create documentary images
about your presenters
Lauren Mitchell draws inspiration from her background in graphic design as well as the colors, vivid light and experience of residing in Florida. She was born in 1984 to a woman who commuted two hours each day to work in a cubicle and took her daughter to McDonalds so much that she got Happy Meal toys for free.
She received her BA in Graphic Design and Art History from San Diego State. Lauren currently resides in on the Space Coast of Florida with her husband and daughter.
Jessica Thomason is a Florida native living on the gulf coast surrounded by snowbirds and criminals. She loves the idea of the beach more than the actual beach. She’s fascinated by real life weirdness and is 100% convinced that the best stories are the ones we couldn’t fabricate even if we tried. She has two spunky little girls, a husband who is really good at making margaritas and fixing the internet, a full time job as a pharmacist and a passion for documenting all of it (mostly with a phone). Phone is typically at 5% battery or less.