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Learn how to tell a story

Life is a series of moments. Most of those moments are mundane. Things like getting the kids out of bed for school, going to work, making dinner, and walking the dog. But what if you slowed time down to look at those “real” moments. Would you see their beauty?

This class will help you to see and capture even life’s mundane moments in an authentic way. Nothing staged, nothing fake. Just real. Because "real" is beautiful.

Learn how to tell a story in a single image and in a series. Also find out how to get the most out of your photography, whether you use a camera with many lenses, a point & shoot camera, or your phone.

 

“The lessons were full of thought provoking questions to challenge us to not only think about our photography differently but also to think about our lives differently."

 

Everything is explained simply and clearly

The richly illustrated course material offers you many examples of how to apply the ideas to your own personal areas of interest.

This fun and easy to follow course is designed to grow your confidence and skill, even if you’ve been photographing for a while. Use any camera, even your phone. Emphasis in this course is placed on getting all your shots in-camera so no post processing is necessary.

 

“You demonstrated so many different ways to include loved ones without having them posed and looking uncomfortable.”

 

Lesson 3: Making stories come alive
Storytelling using aperture
Action, real and implied
Mini stories

Lesson 4: Putting it all together
Image selection
Creating a visual story
Fast & slow stories

Course Outline

Lesson 1: Breaking a story down into pieces
The story arc
Questions a good story answers
How many images do you need to tell a story?

Lesson 2: Photographing people & animals
Getting “real” candid images…even of camera-shy people
Capturing someone’s essence
Showing relationships in photos

 

“There was tremendous freedom in the course.”

 
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What students are saying

"The lessons were full of thought provoking questions to challenge us to not only think about our photography differently but also to think about our lives differently. There was tremendous freedom in the course." — Pam

“You demonstrated so many different ways to include loved ones without having them posed and looking uncomfortable. I appreciate all the image curation and storytelling advice as well. Oftentimes when I am out shooting, it’s not with the purpose of telling a story. However, when I come back and look at the images I can see that there is a story there. This course has helped me pull that story out and focus on the best images to tell that story. “ — Heather

“I love your teaching style. You have restored my love of taking photos.” — Sue

“I really like how you will find different stories in an image, different ways of looking at the same thing.” — Richard