Pamela Anticole is an award-winning documentary photographer with over 15 years of professional experience. She offers accessible, easy to understand workshops, classes, and 1:1 mentoring- both online and in person in Pittsburgh- to parents who want to learn how to take better pictures of their kids.
Pamela has four young children herself and loads of experience in how to photograph kids! Her classes are affordable and interactive, with small class sizes. Course material is thorough, starting with Photography 101 and exploring the genre of documentary photography (also known as reportage or photojournalism) in particular in much greater detail.
Parents are busy, and often taking a photography class at community college or art center is just not a feasible option for us. There is never enough time! Pamela is aware of the challenges specific to photographing kids, and caters her class to this dynamic. It allows us to cover a broader range of material in a shorter period of time.
“For those interested in learning the MOST in the shortest period of time, I recommend using Pamela as a private mentor. With her undivided attention, she can answer all your specific questions, review your existing work, and point you in a general direction moving forward.”
~Tina Levitt, mom
There is no shortage of photography classes available online for the hobbyist who has time to explore them. Pamela herself offers lots of free learning content on her website! Her paid classes are geared toward the busy professionals and parents who prefer to have a more customized tailored experience. If you have a new camera and want to learn how to use it better, these classes will get you on the ground running.
Workshop: How to take memorable photos of your kids
Learn practical tips to take more thoughtful, artistic photographs of your kids- photos that will trigger memories of how their childhood felt.
This intro to documentary family photography class is geared toward parents who are interested in taking better unposed photographs of their kids. This is NOT a technical class; we will not discuss camera settings, exposure control, or editing. Instead we will go over the 3 components of great pictures and talk through some of the techniques we can use.
Bring a camera! We will have group activities with feedback.
“I am SO GRATEFUL for Pamela’s helping me select the right camera for my needs, and showing me how to use it! Pamela went above and beyond to make sure I understood all the basics of photography, referred to some great learning videos for some more advanced work, and even showed me extra tips for achieving the look and feel in the photos that I was after. Plus, Pamela has been incredibly supportive beyond the call of duty- she continues to give support and gentle suggestions when I share my images on facebook. I recommend her wholeheartedly.”
~Melanie Robbins, mom and working professional
1:1 Private Mentoring
You bought a fancy camera and are excited to take great pictures of your kids. But you can barely find the time to figure out how to use it! This is where I come in…
I offer in-person and skype-based mentoring for parents, talking you through:
* how to use your camera
* elements of exposure and techniques
* tips specific to photographing babies, kids, and teens
* non-technical ways to improve your pictures
* which camera/lenses are best for your needs
* how to edit & store your photos
I am happy to customize your learning to your needs, and provide an hourly rate. Let’s talk about where you want to start!