Student Stories: Meet Kierstan Bell

Many of our student stories begin with a creative who is trying to break through a barrier of some kind, whether that be technical or artistic. Point of pain meets one of our inspirational classes and – VOILA! – our community grows and expands both in size and talent. What’s different about Kierstan Bell is

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What I Have to Say: Ryan Longnecker

The summer after I graduated college, I, like many other recent grads, had a lofty idea to do some backpacking overseas. I already had a trip planned to Kenya and considered not going home with the group on the return flight, and instead backpacking up to Giza, Egypt. (I’ll pause so that you who have

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#definethejourney with us

We love a pretty picture; great light, a beautiful backdrop, and an interesting composition. Yeah, just like you, beautiful images make us happysigh. But what has always been at the heart of DEFINE, and what we continue to strive to uncover, examine, and share, is the journey to that defining moment when the shutter is

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Excellent Online Photography Classes for May

May introduces a new class from Michelle Gardella, welcomes back three of our most popular, core curriculum classes, plus offering the opportunity to expand beyond still images to explore the mediums of video and writing to tell your story. If you have already taken our foundational classes, From Auto to Manual, Light + Life, and

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Announcing: A new class from Michelle Gardella for May

“When you photograph people in color, you photograph their clothes. But when you photograph people in Black and white, you photograph their souls!” ― Ted Grant Anyone who is an avid follower of Michelle Gardella’s work knows that her stunning black and white images are one of her trademarks. From her River Stories sessions to her personal

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Announcing: Another Opportunity to Experience The Heart of Writing

As photographers, we are also storytellers. No matter what style we choose to convey our visual message, there is always the interplay between our vision, our own story, our subject, our viewer, and their environment. The choices we make every step of the way all work together to result in story for those who view our images.

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What I Have to Say: Jolene Bresney

Sitting down to write this has my head spinning. No one will really care what I have to say.  It would be easier to decline and keep my thoughts to myself rather than sifting through what’s rolling around in my deepest core. You see, I have a pesky inner voice that whispers its mantra on repeat:

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Fall in Love with the Masters

In our social media focused world, we often find ourselves spending a lot of time looking at and being inspired by the work of our contemporaries in a way that no generation has ever done before. Where in the past, you may have needed to go to an art gallery or purchase a book to

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Announcing: Our Online Photography Classes for March

March brings with it the first gasps of Spring. The snow starts to thaw. The days are getting longer. Green buds start to peek through slowly and cautiously, barely visible to the naked eye, waiting for the full show of the sun to reassure them that it’s time to show themselves and grow toward the

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Announcing: Two NEW Online Photography Classes for March

  Three of our talented teachers have been busy working on new, fresh content, going deeper into themes they have explored in previous classes. You will definitely want to snag your seat for the March session, which opens for registration on February 1st. In addition to being gifted photographers, Michelle Gardella and Sharon McKeeman share

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