Welcome to Motherly's Photography Class, brought to you ?FREE? for the month of May from the photo pros at Chatbooks, who print your Instagram, Facebook and camera roll pics automatically for only $8/ book. ?

Let's do this! In this first lesson you're going to learn about how light affects your photography.

I'll teach you how to find places that have great light, and how to identify + avoid areas with poor light. I'll also give examples of what your pictures can look like when you use good light.

Get ready for a photography transformation.

This section is your kickstart to capturing great pictures of your children.

Action step:

Take a some time to explore your home and city, (I'm a huge fan of art districts), trying to find areas that have the best light at different times of the day. Take note of spaces both in your house and around town so you can go back to them when you're ready to take photos.

Your class lessons—

Lesson 1: Let there be light
Lesson 2: Background matters
Lesson 3: Styling your photos like a pro
Lesson 4: Get in the picture, mama!
Lesson 5: Action shots of baby, toddler + kids
Lesson 6: Edit those pics
Lesson 7: Backing up your photos
Lesson 8: Printing your photos
Lesson 9: Maternity photography mini-class
Lesson 10: Newborn photography mini-class
Lesson 11: Family photography mini-class