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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Student Work: Frida Kahlo Inspired Self-Portraits

In her class The Art of the Unexpected, Sharon McKeeman takes her love of art history and explores a groundbreaking artist and painting each week with her students. Discovering the WHY and HOW behind the creation of these revolutionary artworks inspires and guides students into creating their own unexpected images. Class is currently in session and during

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Student Projects: Sham of the Perfect

  Beyond major life milestones like marriages and births, vacations and holidays, when you think about your favorite memories with loved ones, what comes to mind? For many of us we recall everyday rituals like sitting around the dinner table together as a family, playing in a muddy back yard after a rainstorm, or just

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Student Projects: The Story of Me

“Asking photographers to turn the camera on themselves is one of the rawest and most vulnerable places to be.”     As photographers we dedicate our lives to telling the stories of those in front of our cameras, revealing emotions and breaking through barriers to get to the core of a person, tapping into their vulnerability,

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