How does Shoot Along work?
Shoot Along offers two courses, 10 weekly lessons or 52 weekly lessons. We break down concepts into manageable sections, giving you a chance to concentrate on just one skill at a time. Many of our members sign up year after year to keep practicing their skills. The first 10 lessons are the same for both groups.
When do l get my lessons?
Lessons are sent out at Mondays at 9am CST. If you are registered for a course and need assistance receiving your lessons, please email us.
When does it start?
Registration for each Shoot Along project opens in April, August, and December, with the first lessons going out on May 1st, September 1st, and January 1st. You may join the 10-week or yearlong program. If you join the 10-week program you will be given the option extend to the full year program.
Who can participate in Shoot Along?
Anyone over the age of 13 with a DSLR camera may participate. Since the objective is to capture your family, we do not recommend this program for people interested in still life, landscape, commercial or other genres of photography.
How long will I have access to my lessons?
You will always have copies of your weekly lessons right in your email inbox.
Do I have to post images in the private Facebook group?
No. participating in the private Facebook group is optional! Some parents find it very useful to post images and receive encouraging feedback from others who are learning about photography at the same time. The group is a friendly, non-competitive option for those who would like to use it. We do not guarantee that pictures posted to the Facebook group will receive constructive criticism from a moderator or from other members, but the more you participate the more likely you are to make connections and build friendly camaraderie.
What kind of camera should I have?
The lessons are best followed with a DSLR, mirrorless, or creative-controlled camera and any lens. It is not necessary to purchase a new camera or any specific lens, flash or extra equipment.
I am new to photography. Will this be too advanced for me?
No. Lessons are designed for all levels. If you are new to photography you can learn and practice new concepts right away.
I am an experienced photographer. Will this be too easy for me?
No. Lessons are designed for all levels. If you are familiar with your camera, some of the weekly lessons will cover information you may know, so this is an opportunity to challenge yourself creatively.
What is your refund policy?
We guarantee your satisfaction with our products and subscriptions. There is a 15-day refund policy for all subscriptions and digital products. If you do not wish to continue with your subscription you may cancel for a full refund simply by sending us an email within 15 days of your purchase.
The full terms and conditions may be found here.
Will you share business advice for professional photographers?
No. Shoot Along is not a forum for professional networking. The objective is to help parents take better pictures of their own families. If you are a professional photographer we absolutely welcome your participation with your personal imagery, but there will not be a component specifically geared toward active professionals. We discourage discussions about images that are created during client sessions.
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