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Capturing Childhood – A special Giveaway!

| April 27, 2012 | 37 Comments

I do love the (British) blogging community (I love the my kids/edu community too.. but that is another topic) – there are so many of us with such a broad range of skills and abilities. Everyone bring something different to the table – some are very technical and solve all our technical woes  (such as Liz, NickieJax and the long suffering Fiona), there some that are crafty (ahem, I could list you all.. but recently Emma, Kelly, Rebecca and Liz have been particularly good at joining in with Get Crafty), some that are foodie and some that inspire me. And then there are those that are great at photographs and who have help us all with our interest in photography (Jay and Spud).

The main thing though, is that we are a community. And without this community, Red Ted Art would not be where it is now. 

And as part of that community, I like supporting my fellow bloggers. Two of which have just launched an ecourse (go you!) on photography: Capturing Childhood!

Want to hear more AND win a place? Then read on.


Capturing Childhood was born from a mutual love for photography, film and recording family moments. It’s creators Kat Goldin (Slugs on the Refrigerator) and Kat Molesworth (Housewife Confidential) decided to create the business to share their passion for taking great pictures every day.

Kat and Kat firmly believe in capturing the fleeting moments of childhood and creating lasting memories for the future. Both are head over heels in love with their families and use their skills to record the wonderful humdrum of everyday life.

Their first six week course is called Collect the Moments. Collect the Moments will get you flexing your creative muscles and introduce you to some basic technical tips that can dramatically improve your photography of your children. It will be chock full of inspiration, advice and equipment hacks to help you take another look at your children through the lens of your camera.

It is not about having a fancy camera or expensive editing equipment. It is about using the tools you have at hand to take the best pictures possible of your children. And more than that, it is about inspiring you to think differently about capturing childhood.

The course begins on Monday 28th of May and runs for six weeks. Registration opens Saturday 28th April at 2pm BST and places are limited on a first come first served basis.

You have the opportunity to win a place on Collect the Moments worth £75.

To win, simply:

* Leave a comment below telling us what you would hope to get out of the course!


1) One entry per person

2) Winner will be selected by

3) Giveaway closes 7 May 2012.



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  1. Aly says:

    Sounds like a great venture :)

  2. thank you so much for the lovely mention :)

    I’d love to win this comp. What a fantastic venture! The chance to get my backside kicked and develop some skills to record my children’s childhood, to actually take pictures that look like what I see with my mind’s eye – that would be wonderful.

  3. Elsie Mate says:

    What a brilliant idea! I snap away like mad at my 2 kids and end up with a glut of images and rarely “capture” what I really want. I would love to learn to step back and watch and compose. Please Mr pick me!! Good luck to both the Kats with this venture, am familiar with Slugs on the Refrigerator and am now off to check Housewife Confidential!

  4. What a great venture to undertake and great to see it coming from British Bloggers as well.

    I would love to do this. I take loads of photo’s and yes some may capture the moments but it’s pure luck. Usually mine are over or under exposed – miss that critical moment and then I have hundreds of dud ones and just don’t know what to do to improve.

  5. Nickie says:

    Thanks for the mention 😀
    The whole point in “community” is having lots of different factions that compliment each other, maybe disagree a little to create discussion and education but mainly pulling together to help each other – strength where there’s weakness.

    BTW, great competition. I’d love to enter to learn how to capture moments of my grandchildren’s lives. The parts that I don’t have on film of my own children.

  6. Red Ted Art says:

    ‘ere ‘ere (or is it ‘ear ‘ear!??! I never know, I am a foreigner), Nickie! Love our community!! :-)

  7. That sounds brilliant. I’d love to be able to take photos of the boys that really capture the spirit of the scene. Good luck with the course.

  8. Laura says:

    I would love the chance to improve my photography skills and learn how to capture my wriggly boys!

  9. Billy says:

    I’d love to win!
    I’d love to learn how to take good pictures when your target doesn’t really stay still (she’s almost 2..). Also I would like to learn how to take good close-ups.

  10. Laura says:

    I’m having trouble commenting, so apologise if I have inadvertently done so more than once! I would love the chance to improve my photography skills and to learn how best to capture my wriggly boys on film. It looks like a brilliant course…

  11. The course sounds amazing! I would love to win a place!

  12. cartside says:

    oh I absolutely would love to enter this competition! When two of my favourite bloggers team up for an ecourse, and even on my longest standing hobby of photography (which has been a bit stationary the last couple of years), there is no questions I’d like to join the course. Might help me get a bit more creative with photography and see new perspectives of my kids!

  13. Elli says:

    Oh, go on then. Because Kat takes the best pictures ever, and because I take the worst pictures ever, and I’ve been blaming it on my camera for way too long.

  14. I would love to be a little more adventuous with my camera and hone my eye.

  15. EEjit says:

    I’d love to be able to take better photo’s of all 13 grandchildren and 3 honorary grandchildren

  16. Holly Boyd says:

    This sounds great. Tried to read photography books to help improve my pictures but didn’t help, maybe because they were before the digital age 😀

    Would love to win a place on the course.

  17. Jenny says:

    I’d love to win a place on this course. I seem to range between taking no pictures of my toddler Bub for weeks and then taking dozens. Sadly all a bit ropey and nothing too special. And then if a gem does sneak through it just sits on the hard drive of the camera. But no more I hope. Have new iPhone – hurrah! Means I can easily upload pictures to the web. But sadly they’ll probably still be intermittent and a bit rubbish. That’s why I need this course to help me get snapping regularly and creatively.

  18. Linda says:

    I would love a place on this course. I have a love photography in my mind but have no idea of how to capture those special moments. I have 4 wonderful children and time is slipping away all too fast. I know what I want I just need to know how to do it !

  19. Victoria (Mrs Scruff) says:

    OOOH! Am so excited by the Kats new venture. I was given a camera for Christmas and seem to only ever capture the back of the kids head, or an elbow as they run out of shot. I am due to give birth to baby number 3 towards the end of the course so what better time to have some knowledge to capture such a special time……keeping everything crossed I win but good luck everyone else too!

  20. Mrs C says:

    I would love to win this in the hope that I can learnt to capture the magic of my daughter on camera, hopefully in advance of the second Baby C arriving in September!

  21. I love photographing my kids and want to know how to better use my camera to capture them to the best of my ability. Photos are priceless… and you can’t go back in time…. so I might as well get them right when I take them!

  22. Anna says:

    I would love to win a place on the course, I am trying to get better with my camera. Children are so hard sometimes, you have to get them right in that very second as they move on to the next thing so quick. Would be great to learn some tricks from the Kats!

  23. Helen says:

    I would love to win this as I recently relaunched a private blog I do for friends and family who live a long way away all about my kids’ exploits… It has been dormant for a year so I’m determined to get some lovely pictures there for faraway special people like grandparents and godparents. Thanks for running the competition!

  24. Id love to win, I’d love to have the photos Kat & Kat have of their children of mine. A reignited passion for my camera and capturing the memories that’s what I’d like! Fingers crossed!

  25. Isil says:

    I would love to win this to be better at using my camera.Great giveaway!

  26. Mansi shankar says:

    i would love to win a place on this ecourse.

  27. Jacq says:

    I love taking photos of my kids but they don’t always turn out the way I would have liked. I bet you guys could help a lot!

  28. I would love to win a place on this course as it will help me develop my photographic skills. I have been joining in with Project 366 and this course would help me get the most out of my year in pictures.

  29. Claire says:

    Great competition and the course sounds great! I.d love to take the course to help improve my photography. I like to think I have quite a good eye for photos but I’m always looking for inspiration and technical tips to help me improve. I have been taking part in a 366 project this year so this course would help keep my photos interesting!

  30. Kate Pollard says:

    I love taking photos of the children… even more so now I have embarked on the 366 project this year. It has made me so much more interested in photography… trying to capture something unusual, or at a different angle. I would love to develop my creativity even further and have the opportunity to get a little bit more technical – even if it is just on my little old camera! I would love the course to inspire and push me just that little bit further… because as the children grow older each day, the photos of their little adventures and achievements become more and more important and each photo taken is a snapshot of childhood in itself!

  31. I really enjoy taking pictures of my girls. I’d love to learn how to ‘find’ or ‘see’ the detail that the shot should focus on. What a great comp. Fingers crossed I win!!

  32. I would love to be able to capture those moments that you see & then think afterwards, that was a camera moment. Also I would love to be inspired to take pictures of things i see in life other than just my children.

    Great competition :)

  33. Melitsa says:

    Love taking snaps would love to develop this further.

  34. Circus Queen says:

    I’d love a place on this course because I take decent photos now but decent just isn’t good enough!

  35. I would love to win as although I enjoy photography Im not very good! Also several members of my family are professional photographers for scientific support and newspapers and like to rub it in boohoo x

  36. sarahmumof3 says:

    love this, I love photography and always looking to learn more 😀 x

  37. I adore taking pictures of Lola. Adore it. But I miss caputuring moments so often as I think I lack the vision, so that’s what i’d like to get out of the course. Inspiration to capture those moments.

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