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Creative Membership

Intentional Photography Creative Membership includes Two New lessons per month.

The Creative Membership is ideal for any novice, intermediate or experienced photographer that is looking for inspiration and assignments that focus on the expression and artistry in their photography. It is designed to deliver projects focused on developing creative expression and a personal vision with photography.

The Creative Membership helps individuals find innovative solutions by exploring conceptual ideas and assignments. Each week you will receive actionable lesson that will expand your awareness of photography around you and development of your own personal style.

The bi-monthly lessons will alternate between two modules; Social Techniques and Artist Techniques.

Social Techniques, provides practical lessons in categories of communication and connection. This includes but is not limited to, social media, publications, fine art, and portfolio development. Lessons are crafted around the continuing conversation and questioning of our societal and personal development around the photographic image, and how we contribute and consume.

Artist Techniques, provides practical lessons that include but are not limited to thematic project development, portfolio curation, artist statements, mixed mediums, history of photography, and crafting a personal photographic vision.

The Creative Membership Includes:

- Guaranteed video (and printable transcript) two times per month with an actionable lesson.

- Downloadable Guides/Resources

- Access to the Private Membership Facebook Group

- Instructor Lead Critiques/Facebook Live Sessions

- Peer Feedback and Discussion

- Occasional Bonus Material


Your Instructor


Erin Carnes
Erin Carnes

My traditional training is deeply rooted in academia and fine art. I have been working with a camera formally since high school when I took my first black and white photography course (yes, with a darkroom, film and the wonderful smell of fixer!) Little did I know that would be the beginning of a non-stop unfolding of photography, opportunities and creative growth. I completed undergrad with a Bachelor of Fine Art in photography and then after a year of wandering in the mountains of Colorado, I went back to school and continued my fine art education, completing a Master of Art and Master of Fine Art in photography.

So as you might imagine I love digging deep into the why behind our photographs and what drives us to capture and create!

I think the love of travel snuck up on me, but ironically it did join my life around the same time as photography. I mention this because it is a foundational piece of shaping my desire to start the Intentional Photography program. I took my first trip overseas in 2001. Something opened up for me on that trip that allowed me to experience a sense of exhilaration, freedom and the unexpected ability to be more myself than I had ever felt before. Since that time, travel and photography have continuously weaved in and out and all around my life, stuck around for the long haul and have been two of the most truly transformative partners in my life.

Teaching photography started for me in academics, but over the past nine years it has taken different forms such as, adjunct professor, high school teacher, hosting workshops, guest artist, one-on-one tutoring and seven years of expedition leading with National Geographic Student Expeditions. Photography opportunities and travel has taken me all over the globe; Australia, New Zealand, Tanzania, Kenya, Italy, Greece, England, Iceland, Belize, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, the majority of the continental United States, Alaska, and Hawaii.

At the core of me I truly believe, if we let them, travel, human connection and being fully present are the biggest teachers of our lives.


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the lessons?
For however long you are a member! After enrolling, you have unlimited access to any of the lessons for as long as you are a paying member.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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