elective course

The Visionary Storyteller | with Cami Turpin

the moment of truth: save the shot before you shoot

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in this course you’ll learn

With digital photography, it’s easy to lose site of your vision & overshoot, taking unlimited shots with next to no consequences, knowing that 1/100 will be “the shot” and with sophisticated editing programs, you can “save” almost any shot in post processing. Sometimes we get lazy or feel uninspired, shooting on auto pilot, without thinking. There is fun & creativity in editing, but there’s even more magic when you get the shot right in-camera to begin with. This course will discuss how to visualize, plan, and prepare for your shot or your session before you push the shutter. It will discuss how differnt styles of photography have helped Cami slow down and visualize her shot before she shoots. When you get to the heart of the story before you even take your first shot, you can elevate your work and bring out your very best, no matter what style of photography you’re shooting.

  • The “Heart of the Story”: identifying what you are trying say; integrating your style & voice in your story

  • Shooting Right: Overshooting Pitfalls and how to avoid them

  • How to think through your shot before hitting the shutter: storyline, light, aperture, shutter speed, and composition

  • The Whole Story: piecing your story together

  • Creating natural moments & connections: personal work, client sessions, posed photography vs storytelling

  • Watch Cami as she edits to help assist you in editing your own storytelling images: culling, Lightroom, Photoshop and creative edits vs clean edits

identify what you want to say & shoot it right


What’s included:

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learn any time – any where – with audio & print options

lifestyle & documentary photographer

lifestyle & documentary photographer

cami turpin

I’m Cami! I am first and foremost a wife to a crazy supportive and amazing husband, and a mom of four very individual kids aged from preschoolers to teenagers!

I enjoy all kinds of music and I play the viola in a community symphony orchestra, which is super fun. Since I stopped teaching music, I’m afraid I’d never pick up my viola again if I didn’t join a group! 

I really love to read (no really, I read everything), and my office is a library with floor-to-ceiling bookshelves stocked with every kind of book. It’s my happy place. I have a BA in English from BYU and focused on editing and Victorian Literature.

Playing outside and general adventure seeking is something I’m always up for, but I also always want to be cozy in my own house (and bed). It’s a constant struggle. Cycling is one of my favorite pastimes, and I have done a century ride, and an olympic-length triathlon! But lately I have put aside competitive sports and just do active things that are fun and social and make me happy.

And of course, I love taking photos–especially ones that really show life the way it is at its best, and yes, sometimes its worst! When I first picked up my camera, I was dealing with two autistic toddlers (now teens!) and a newborn baby girl. The few photos I have of that time are so important to me, especially the ones that showed when it was hardest, and the ones that showed that there was still love and light in those hard times.

I love to use photography as a journal–not to just record what’s happening, but to help work through it all and survive it! I know it has helped me in my hardest times. For me, photography shows my heart more than any other artistic outlet I’ve tried. 



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