As we announced on Monday, we have a special gift for you to thank you for a wonderful year, and to help you prepare for 2014... or give to spouses and in-laws to help them shop for you!

That's right, we are offering a 20% discount, good on all Photosanity online workshops until December 24th, 2013 (note, gift orders must be placed by Dec 23rd to receive the digital gift card on the 24th).

Find your Photosanity workshop

To help you decide what to purchase, we're running three short blog posts this week, each featuring a Photosanity workshop. On Monday we talked about

Stop Missing the Moment, today we are talking about Photosanity Workshop and on Friday we'll cover the Aperture and Lightroom Workshops.

The Photosanity Workshop

This is my signature product - everything a busy parent needs to know to transform the role that photography plays in their family's life. And I'm proud to say that parents who have taken this workshop say that it changed their lives. I still hear from them years after they completed the Photosanity Workshop (and I enjoy their gorgeous photos on Facebook).

The workshop starts by laying the foundation for emotionally good photos before we even get to any of the technical stuff. My philosophy is that as a parent photographing your kids, you need to get out of the downward spiral of missed moments and disappointing photos that don't really motivate you to learn your camera, or to get your photos organized and out into the world.

I help you change all that in the Photosanity Workshop! First I talk about what to look for to get the best photos in order to broaden your concept of what a moment worth capturing is. Then we talk about getting your children to cooperate (for photos - you're on your own elsewhere!) and looking for the best light.

Those first four (out of twelve) lessons alone will make a huge difference in your photography... and THEN we go into depth on shooting in either aperture priority or manual on your DSLR so you understand how to adjust your settings to get the best results under a variety of conditions. We also talk about getting more out of your point-and-shoot and your camera phone (yes, it's ok if your iphone is the camera you use the most!)

We round out the workshop getting in deeper into organization and sharing. I include detailed templates for professional wall galleries and we also talk about prints, albums and more.

If you love photography but feel lost when it comes to capturing the moment, finding the best light, understanding the settings on your camera, and keeping your photos organized - this workshop is for you! And again, don't forget, you can send subtle hints to spouses or grandparents to buy this for you as a gift...

Sounds like more than you want to start with? Check out the introductory Stop Missing the Moment Workshop. Looking for a complete photo organization system as well as more advanced editing capabilities? Check out the Aperture and Lightroom Workshops.