Announcing: Our New Video Track

As photographers we are also storytellers, freezing in time moments that weave together to create meaning and evoke feeling. There is no doubting the power of a single, captivating image. And yet, our lives are not lived in static frames. We experience our world in-motion, our eyes forever scanning light, detail, expression and movement, accompanied

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Announcing: A new class from Michelle Gardella

  Michelle Gardella’s past DEFINE classes – Awakening the Spark, Family Tapestry and Creative Rehab – are some of the DEFINE community’s all time favorite classes. Her natural generosity and passion for infusing her complex inner life into her photography has made profound impacts both personally and artistically for those who have taken her classes, which is why we’re thrilled that those students

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Student Stories: Meet Jackie Cuervo

Student Stories: Meet Jackie Cuervo photographr

“Define has not only given me the technical tools, it has taught me how to quiet the noise and create from a place of authenticity.” Jackie Cuervo has been a DEFINE alumn since April of 2013, when she took Light + Life with Kellie Hatcher. Since then she has taken seven other DEFINE classes and is

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Teacher Stories: On the road with Molly Flanagan

DEFINE teacher, Molly Flanagan, took a break from teaching Visual Storytelling this summer to adventure with her family on a cross-country road trip, exploring the country together as she also shot family sessions, spoke at conferences and connected with DEFINE students. Leaving her camera in her bag for client sessions only, she documented their explorations

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Student Stories: Meet Melissa Gray

Melissa Gray was one of the first students in Sharon McKeeman‘s new class, The Art of the Unexpected, this past July – her first class with DEFINE. We were so impressed with her unique vision in-class that we reached out to her to learn more about her journey. “Photography has always been a huge passion of

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Announcing: Our Instagram Summer Challenge Winner

Summer is coming to a close and so has our Instagram Summer Challenge. It’s always a challenge for communities to stay connected during the busy summer months as everyone is traveling, shooting, or just plain unplugging, so we’ve loved how this challenge has followed you on your adventures no matter how far or close to

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Student Stories: Meet Niki Boon

“I have grown and learned so much with the classes I have taken. And through all the experimenting and discovery, I have been able to create images that are more honest and reflective of not only our life but also of who I am.” DEFINE student Niki Boon lives in the rural community of Marlborough, New

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Announcing: Our Online Photography Courses for September

Somehow summer is already drawing to a close and we’ve loved sharing it with our online community. From seeing everyone’s adventures on Instagram in our summer challenge, to watching the beautiful student images pour in on our forums for our July classes, it’s felt like we’ve lived a thousand beach days, camping trips, and lazy afternoons in

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Announcing: Two NEW Photography Classes

Do you need some answers – some empowerment and zen in your photography journey? We have two new photography classes designed to help you step out from behind barriers and break into the family/lifestyle photography business, and also finally learn how to make SEO work for you! DEFINE teacher Audrey Blake Breheney has spent a decade as a

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Student Stories: Meet Lauren Lipscomb

“To say that The Define School has merely played a roll in my development as a photographer would be an understatement. The truth is that the community has been integral to my growth as a photographer, a creative, and a person.” Lauren Lipscomb began her DEFINE journey a couple of years ago when she decided

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