babies, toddlers and kids mini online course

Nicole Hill Gerulat has been a photographer for over 8 years. Examples of her work can be found on her site, as well as her blog, : A Little Sussy. Nicole started teaching photography classes in September 2007 and teaches from her own curriculum. Click here to view her textbook or online classes.

Course Description:
Time for tots to take the spotlight! From newborn to elementary school, kids can be one of the toughest subjects for a photographer – we’re here to change that. This special 2-week online course will share professional tips and tricks on natural posing and genuine smiles. In just minutes, you can turn a disaster into a priceless moment, no matter the child’s age.

This class features an intelligent instructional video that will guide you through the ins and outs of photographing babies, toddlers, and kids (tantrums and toothy grins included). Additional reading and fun assignments round out this quick yet comprehensive course.

Learn to capture the countless “priceless moments” of youth (a.k.a. teenage blackmail) with the Babies, Toddles, and Kids online course at Nicole’s Classes!

Note: studio lighting and manual camera exposures are NOT covered in this course. To learn more about shooting with manual settings and exposures, please take Photo 101 by Nicole Hill Gerulat.


Class Times
Online *Mini* classes are 2 weeks long with assignments and video tutorials weekly.
Classes are held on a monthly basis, but will not be offered in November or December 2010. To be notified when the 2011 classes schedule is announced, click here to sign up for our newsletter.

About Our Online Courses:
Here at Nicole’s Classes, we’ve taken our popular in-person class experience and seamlessly transformed it for an online environment. Structured, one-month-long classes help keep you focused on learning what you’ve always wanted to know, not just when you “get around to it.” In just 30 days, you can strut your new skills for the world to see, whether it be Illustrator, Photoshop, or the fancy manual function on your expensive camera. (please note: mini courses are 2 weeks only)

Each week, (2 weeks for mini courses) you’ll have access to a new lesson, filled with video and/or text, and photos to help you learn the ins and outs of your chosen subject. These materials can be accessed anytime, day or night, so you have plenty of time to watch, read, and create. Find your own pace and take your talent to the next level.

Along with all the fantastic education info, each week features an assignment to be completed – yes, homework. You may have hated it before, but this will be the most fun you’ve ever had in school! These useful and enjoyable projects will help you put your newly-gained knowledge to work. Whether taking stylish photos, creating your own invitations, or editing out imperfections, this is where the real education happens.

Completed assignments are uploaded into a gallery shared by all class members by Sunday night. Both the instructor and your fellow classmates will be able to leave praise and feedback on your creative works. Instructors quickly follow-up on your submissions Monday with support and constructive criticism that helps you make the most of your efforts.

Have questions? You are always welcome to message your instructor directly. They’re here to help you, so make the most of your time with them and ask away.