Course curriculum

  • 1
    Introduction to Capturing the Moment
  • 2
    The First Steps: Mastering Your Camera & Exposure
    • Getting to Know Your Camera
    • Getting to Know Your Camera PDF
    • Getting to Know Exposure
    • Getting to Know Exposure Overview PDF
    • Getting to Know Exposure ISO PDF
    • Getting to Know Exposure Aperture PDF
    • Getting to Know Exposure Shutter PDF
    • Your Shooting Checklist PDF
    • Check Your Progress
  • 4
    Next Step: Practice, Anticipate, Prepare
    • Start Practicing, Anticipating, & Preparing PDF
  • 5
    Next Step: Story Planning
    • Planning Your Photo Story
    • Planning Your Photo Story PDF
  • 6
    Final Step: Sharing Your Vision

Your Instructor

  • Christine Lee Smith

    Photographer & Spiritual Director

    Christine Lee Smith

    Trained in journalism at the undergraduate level, I've worked in the photography industry for over ten years - developing my classic, intimate, and emotional style. In 2006, I opened my own wedding and portrait studio, and began teaching photography in 2007, specializing in communicating complex or technical information in relatable terms. As a professional photographer I tend to see “between the lines,” to feel the truth underneath the surface, and to hold moments of tension while discovering their beauty. Working through my life’s story, I’ve come to appreciate the metaphor photography reveals about life and the rich ways God works through our pain (the moments of tension) to reveal his beauty and love to us in their midst. I completed my training as a spiritual direction in 2013 and began helping people integrate their spiritual journey through artistic imagery. I find myself using Ignation imaginative prayer and visualization, Visio Divina, and metaphors regularly in spiritual direction. I enjoy working with adults who desire to connect deeply with God through their lives and in their circumstances, and who are open to exploring the rough edges of beauty on their journey with Jesus. View my photography portfolio here.