The Basic Membership includes Two new lessons per month.
The lessons in this membership will be constructed around topics in composition, lighting and basic camera controls that are delivered through simple and practical exercises.
The Basic Membership is ideal for a novice photographer to begin and enhance their understanding and skill set. It is designed to increase proficiency and intentionality in any photographic practice.
The bi-monthly lessons will alternate between two modules; Visual Techniques and Camera Techniques.
Visual Techniques provides practical lessons that include but are not limited to composition, design theory, perspective, spacial awareness and visual intentionality. The objective is to increase awareness of how we perceive our world and translate it into a 2-D photographic medium.
Camera Techniques, provides practical lessons that include but are not limited to exposure, lighting, camera modes, and lenses. The objective of this course is to increase technical proficiency and understanding of operating a DSLR and smart phone camera in order to enhance creative output.
The Basic Membership includes:
- Guaranteed video (and printable transcript) twice a month with an actionable lesson.
- Downloadable Guides/Resources
- Access to the Private Basic Membership Facebook Group
- Instructor Lead Critiques
- Peer Feedback and Discussion
- Questions and Reflections for Deeper Learning
- Occasional Bonus Material
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.