Little Adventures, Big Pictures

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This item will be retiring on 11/10/19.

Learn how to take extraordinary pictures of your family’s every day adventures!

Join Susan Grimes in a Breakout that will teach you how to create opportunities for your family to explore while also setting up moments to capture beautiful images along the way. You will get an in-depth look at how Susan creatively uses light at any time of day and makes her photos more compelling with story and composition. She covers it all– from color to shadows, reflections to movement. Finally, you’ll find out how to tie it all together and use editing to bring your stories to life. You will find lots of inspiration for little adventures inside and outside of your home along with creative exercises to get you started!

what you’ll get:


A 111 page eBook


See how Susan typically edits using both Lightroom and Photoshop, including one black & white edit, one color hand edit, four color edits with presets given


Indoor locations with various types of window light, mid-day full sun at the beach, golden hour at the beach, outdoor sunset, outdoor in various types of light (full sun to dappled light), outdoor fog/cloudy day


Five of Susan's presets and a bonus edit


Seven creative exercises

*Please note: All items in this listing are digital downloads that must be downloaded to a computer (you may transfer to an iPad after your original download to a computer).  Due to the nature of digital downloads, they are non-refundable.

what you’ll learn


Using light and compositional elements, such as color, framing, lines, layering, reflections, and shadows to add energy and interest to your images


How to use the light in any location for its compositional strengths to bring your photos to life


Exposing to add mood and strengthen your story


Creating dynamic and powerful images that immerse your viewer


Setting up family experiences that increase your success for captivating images


Using engagement and movement to prompt and anticipate the right moments to capture


Bringing light, composition, and moment all together in your every day shooting


Get a behind the scenes look at how to choose and edit your best images


about your presenter

Susan Grimes is a mom of three who turned her years at home with her children into a time of discovery, adventures and joys, all skillfully captured in her daily photos. Enjoying the challenge to make images more powerful with light, story, and composition, Susan can be found with her children walking through the woods in the early morning, searching for treasures amid a creek mid-day, or climbing through a jungle gym at sunset. With so many sunny days, Susan happily lives in North Carolina with her husband and her little ones.

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  • 5
    Amazing & Practical!

    Posted by Kimberly on 5th Jul 2019

    This breakout is one of the best that I have ever purchased! Susan includes so much practical information and advice. I felt so much more inspired to pick up my camera after reading the pdf and watching the videos. She does a phenomenal job and this will not disappoint. Thank you!

  • 5
    A Personal Mentoring Session

    Posted by Anna on 8th Apr 2018

    I have purchased a lot of breakouts through the years, but this one has been by far the most useful to me. This breakout is like a personal mentoring session, in which Susan walks you through her process from start to finish. I felt like I was getting to sit down with one of my favorite photographers and pick her brain about how she does what she does. If you love Susan's work (and really, what's not to love?), this is a tremendously valuable breakout. You will walk away with so much insight about how she creates such beautiful images that you can then apply in your own work.

  • 5
    Little Adventures, Big Pictures is an outstanding breakout!

    Posted by Gina Shupe on 4th Mar 2018

    Susan has put together a comprehensive guide to photography that really takes you inside her entire process. I love seeing how she approaches a scene, the adjustments she makes and then the final product. I feel like I am there with her and I love hearing her thought process. In addition to all the the great information Susan provides, you also get to be inspired by her beautiful images. Truly a win-win! Thank you for a fantastic breakout, Susan!

  • 5
    This breakout is a must for any skill level.

    Posted by Ruth Ramos on 4th Mar 2018

    I’ve taken several breakouts throughout the past two years but I am especially grateful for this one. I love how Susan explains in detail her thought process, and why the image would not have worked as well if she had made different choices. Throughout her pdf I had several moments of enlightenment. She gets into details regarding her shooting methods and her examples are amazing. I loved getting to see her exposure details for each image as well. It’s like you get to jump in her brain. She covers so much in one break out.

  • 5
    I am so LOVING this breakout!!!

    Posted by Amber Yarnevich on 4th Mar 2018

    The shooting videos are AMAZINGLY well put together, and the information and narration provided is perfect. This breakout is above and beyond the many breakouts that I have taken. Packed full of amazing inspiration and information. Susan is an incredibly talented photographer and I have been loving her work. The time and effort that she has put into creating this breakout shows. It is FABULOUS! Simply wonderful. You will not regret purchasing this breakout and the inspiration it brings.

  • 5
    I love following Susan’s work on Instagram and I’m always amazed by her beautiful work!

    Posted by Samantha Degens on 4th Mar 2018

    So happy I decided to do this breakout. The PDF is filled with so much information and photos about her camera settings, composition, light and how she uses it all to capture the moments and much more. She explains it all very well and also has added lots of photo examples. It was really fun seeing the behind the scenes videos and seeing how she creates her magical photos! She really explains why she chose to do this or that.. and does the same in her editing videos. Watching her edit is so inspiring. I already added a few of her tips and tricks into my own work. I really recommend this breakout. Do it! :)