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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Announcing: Our Online Photography Classes for July

We’re halfway through the year! Could you use a creative boost as you push forward in your photography or as you work to make this the strongest year yet for your business? Our July lineup of online photography classes includes returning favorites from our core curriculum, new classes for those of you taking the next  step in your creative

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Announcing: Three NEW Photography Classes

Last week we shared with you about DEFINE’s mission to grow artists in a supportive community.  And while community and support are the glue that bind us all together, the most important words in that statement are “grow” and “artists.” Because when we look around this industry we see a lot of classes that teach technical skills

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Announcing: Group Mentoring & Critique Sessions

The creative journey can often feel like an overwhelming and lonely pursuit. So can parenthood or transitioning from a 9-5 job to owning your own photography business. We shared with you in our most recent post that DEFINE exists to combat that loneliness and provide a community where artists can grow and thrive, and now

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Why? Combatting Loneliness

DEFINE exists to grow authentic artists (not robots), combat loneliness (we’re all in this together) and make learning photography easy, affordable and available to people all over the world. That’s our mission and we’re sticking to it. That’s the WHY behind everything we do. No matter how much the learning landscape changes for photographers, we remain

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Student Stories: Motherhood

As it stands, motherhood is a sort of wilderness through which each woman hacks her way, part martyr, part pioneer; a turn of events from which some women derive feelings of heroism, while others experience a sense of exile from the world they knew. – writer Rachel Cusk Every mother in whatever way she becomes

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Left Brain: Driving Your Business

We are thrilled to share this excerpt from Posy Quarterman’s empowering class Driving Your Business… “When we embark on this journey as professional photographers, we each have a dream client in mind- that certain type of person who “gets me” as an artist while also having stellar taste and appreciation for the value of what

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Announcing: Our Online Photography Classes for May

We are thrilled to share our line-up of online photography classes for our May block. We have several new and returning classes and as always, a solid offering of core curriculum to help you progress in your photography, whether it is a hobby or your career. Mark your calendars: Registration opens April 6th at 12pm

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