These Are the Days: Creatively Capturing the Magic of Childhood with Jamie Eilts

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Create photographs that tell the magical stories of childhood!

Go behind the scenes with Jamie Eilts as she teaches you to use light, color, and composition to tell the stories of your everyday in a beautiful, creative way!  Manipulate your camera settings, point of view, and post-processing to help tell the magical stories of childhood and imagination.  Follow along with Jamie as she edits 10+ images and describes her process for achieving beautiful tones and mood.

what you’ll get:


A 120+ page PDF detailing how Jamie captures and creates beautiful and magical childhood images


2 shooting videos including one indoor and one outdoor session


8 editing videos including indoor and outdoor images and a black and white conversion

Advanced techniques: sky overlays, cloning/healing in Photoshop, utilizing texture and creative overlays, and expanding the canvas in Photoshop

One color preset and one black and white preset


PDF full of ideas for adding creativity and interest to your everyday photography as well as avoiding a creative “rut”

A bonus creative editing video of one of Jamie’s magical “shadow imagination” images

*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:


Learn how to best compose your images based on location and how to use composition to tell your story


Learn to use different types of light to enhance the story you are trying to tell in your images


How color theory helps set the mood and tone in your photographs


Learn how to manipulate camera settings, change your point of view, and add/remove items in post-processing to add magic to your story


Straight-forward editing tips and for hand-editing and using the included presets to achieve rich tones and mood


Sources of inspiration to keep you motivated to capture stories and avoid a creative rut

about your presenter

Jamie Eilts is a photographer and filmmaker who lives in central Illinois with her husband, three children, and another little one due to arrive in August 2019.  Her passion is using photographs and films to tell the magical stories of childhood with beauty and creativity.  When not taking pictures or shooting video, she enjoys traveling, reading, exercising, and Diet Coke.

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  • 5
    I’m loving this breakout.

    Posted by Patri Rego on 19th Jun 2019

    Jamie is sharing so many things with us that is incredible. The way the PDF is written is so understandable and easy to read, that is hard to stop before you reach the end. The images included are gorgeous and inspiring. Love the presets included in the breakout, they are a perfect starting point when processing. What can I say, it’s a perfect breakout to grow in your photography. Thank you Jamie for pouring your knowledge on this!!!

  • 5
    Simply great!!!

    Posted by lucia on 19th Jun 2019

    Jamie is a great artist always ready to share all his knowledge. This BO is a great opportunity to continue learning and loving photography. Es increible que cada BO que realizo con ClickPhotoSchool, complemente al anterior y me motive a seguir superándome como fotógrafo. Muchas gracias Jamie por la dedicación, cariño y esfuerzo que pones en tu trabajo.

  • 5
    This breakout has been amazing!

    Posted by Jill Carson on 19th Jun 2019

    f you are looking to improve your photography game, look no further. Jamie does a great job of including so many elements in her PDF to study…color, composition, light, editing, style…the list goes on. I have kids around the same age, and it has been really wonderful seeing how Jamie shoots, edits, and adds just an extra touch of whimsy or magic to the images she takes of her children. You can tell she put a lot of thought and effort into this breakout. You won’t be disappointed!

  • 5
    Oh my gosh I don’t even know where to start when talking about this breakout!!

    Posted by Amy Ryan on 19th Jun 2019

    These PDF’s are beautifully put together with stunning, inspiring, photographs on each page. I did not expect to feel more focused about photographing whilst taking this course but I do!! The bonus PDF is incredible, encouraging intentional shooting and giving you guidance on how to do so, this alone for me, was worth joining in the course for however there is so much more too. The exercises within the PDF are wonderful, covering color, composition, editing, emotion etc. etc. then the editing … oh wow! I have learned so much (and I am still not finished). I honestly believe that everyone can gain something from this breakout, whether you are just starting out or pro, she really welcomes you into her process of workflow making it seem manageable. Thank you Jamie for pouring your heart into this Breakout – it really is fantastic.

  • 5
    this has been one of the best breakouts i have taken.

    Posted by BOBBIE COHLAN on 19th Jun 2019

    jamie is an excellent teacher and shares so much. her photos and videos are amazing. i am learning so much . she includes shooting and editing and videos with pullbacks. thank you for this great breakout Jamie

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