Magic in the Mundane: Your Life, Documented Beautifully with Laura Beth Davidson

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Hone your senses and powers of observation so that you may grow more aware of the magic around you. 

English author and playwright Eden Phillpotts once said “the universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.” In this breakout, learn to hone your senses and powers of observation so that you may grow more aware of the magic around you. Learn to see the world differently and appreciate the light, composition, and stories in your everyday life. Then acquire the skills necessary to turn what you see into beautiful photographs that become a visual representation of your story.

what you’ll get:


96-page eBook full of advice, encouragement, and concrete lessons on light, composition, and storytelling, plus sample photographs that illustrate different approaches to documenting the everyday.


Watch as Laura Beth walks around the River Arts District of Asheville, NC and learn her thoughts on what she photographs and why.


Screen recording of Laura Beth as she culls photos from a full day of shooting her own family. Learn why she chooses the photos she does and see the final images that make the cut.

Watch as Laura Beth walks you through her process for editing in black and white. She hand edits four images start-tofinish and discusses why and how she makes each adjustment.


Laura Beth’s custom Lightroom preset for dynamic black and white toning.

Bonus PDF Guide to 1SecondEveryday.

*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:


Strengthen your images by identifying and incorporating elements that emphasize a powerful moment or compelling story. 


Learn to see your life in a new light (even if the light isn’t always pretty) and gain a new appreciation for the everyday world around you. Equip yourself with the tools necessary to make critical decisions about how to make a strong image before ever picking up your camera.


Create more interesting images by learning to be intentional about all of the elements of your photos and how they are organized in the frame.

about your presenter

Laura Beth Davidson is a documentary photographer and mother of four who loves capturing life’s little moments for her own family and for others. She looks for beautiful light, funny gestures, and subtle details that tell a big story. She’s a fan of sweet tea, naps, and a good pair of jeans, and she absolutely cannot dance.


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  • 5
    I am a huge fan of Laura Beth’s work and I’ve had the pleasure of shooting with her a few times now since we happen to live pretty close to each other.

    Posted by Kathy Roberts on 3rd Apr 2019

    I’ve often told her I want to see with her eyes. She has the extraordinary ability to see ordinary things and make them so special. Through this breakout she has answered how and why she sees things the way she does and I couldn’t be happier to learn so many new ways to observe and notice! She has made me look more closely at the world around me in ways I’d never thought of before. She is equally passionate about finding the magic in the mundane – whether with your children, in your kitchen or on the street. I am learning to notice light and objects I’ve simply walked past before. I really couldn’t recommend this breakout more! Thank you Laura Beth!

  • 5
    This is my first breakout, and I have absolutely loved it!

    Posted by Sarah Allison on 3rd Apr 2019

    I love how Laura writes and explains things. As a preferred homebody, I am relishing the ability to look at our daily lives differently, taking in the beauty in things I would normally overlook, and forcing myself to slow down & capture these moments in photographs. With three young kids, and another on the way, our days can feel rather repetitive even though they are so different. This breakout has helped me see so much more that is happening around me. Absolutely recommend this breakout !!

  • 5
    This is a great breakout

    Posted by Carissa Crail on 3rd Apr 2019

    I would highly recommend this to all moms because we all need to remember that it doesn’t need to be perfect to be magical. I love that I’m looking at my everyday in a different light. I am also looking at my surroundings to find interesting things to photograph beyond my kids (because they get tired of mamarrazi). I’m working to embrace the chaos that comes with a 3 year old and 5 month old in the house and documenting their real life – not just my desire to have well posed pictures of them. Laura does a great job on helping the reader tell a story with pictures in the breakout.

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