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Forward Momentum


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Forward Momentum


Next class starts TBD
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Teacher Posy Quarterman
Sponsored by Artifact Uprising

Every year around mid-November the cold, wet, grey of winter starts to creeps in. You keep pressing through family sessions and editing because, after all, it is your busiest time of year. The holidays are a welcome reprieve from work. New Year’s Day rolls around with its sparkles and bubbles and then… SPLAT, January hits like a ton of burnt out bricks. It's time to start fresh, but you're too overwhelmed to build on your past year's successes in order to take the next year to a new level.

You see other photographers launching new projects, charging forward into their new year with energy, focus, inspiration and motivation, and sharing the triumphs and greatest hits from their past year. But you're not sure where to start or what direction you should be headed in.

This class is for anyone who has been there, done that, and wants to do it differently this time. Forward Momentum was created to walk you through implementing a game plan to share your previous year for others to see and to plan intentionally for the new year. Instead of feeling sapped and overwhelmed, it's time to be inspired, motivated, and confident so you can crush it all year long.

Students will emerge from this class with a printed book of their 2016 work, a Year in Review blog post celebrating the triumphs of their previous year; a new take on their business, image making, and life that will propel them forward; goals and plans for business and personal projects in the coming year; and the community to support them throughout these endeavors.

Be your BEST YOU this coming year!

This course includes a $50 gift certificate from Artifact Uprising to create a portfolio photo book to celebrate your success. Woohoo!

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WEEK ONE: Meditation & Motivation – It’s time to meditate on 2016, review, cull, list, and brain dump. Celebrate what you’ve done!

WEEK TWO: Movement & Motion – Take practical steps to get moving, including office clean-up and reorganization, wardrobe evaluation, exercise, and diving into other hobbies and interests.

WEEK THREE: Mapping & Mirroring – Put your pencil to paper and fingers to keyboard and get to work creating a plan for implementing your passion project and laying out business goals for 2017.

WEEK FOUR: Manifest & Make Stuff Happen – Produce something positive and share your work, update your website, and move forward with your passion project. Create a printed portfolio book through Artifact Uprising to proudly share your work.

The Schedule

All participation and interaction for this class will take place in a private online forum. (Registered students will receive instructions on how to access the forum a few days before class begins.)

On the first Monday of class, Posy will share Lesson 1 in the forum and e-mail it to every student. She will be available during the week to answer questions and facilitate discussions in the forum as you read and work through your lessons.

Homework will be due on Sunday and personal critiques will take place the following Mondays. Each week will follow the same pattern.

The beauty of this class and every other class at DEFINE is that you can read, practice, and participate throughout the week whenever it is convenient for you- from any timezone, anywhere you have Internet access, at any time of day. Most students spend 3-5 hours per week “in class.”

If you have any questions, please feel free to email

Is this class for you?

This class is for anyone who enters the New Year feeling overwhelmed, uninspired, and not sure where to start. It's the perfect course for photographers to look back at what they created in 2016 with fresh eyes and celebrate it and be excited for the coming year. If you're looking for an actionable plan to show your work proudly and move into the new year with energy and focus, this class is for you!

Material(s) Needed

A camera, a computer. Suggested reading prior to class: Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert. (Not required, but Posy thinks you'll love it!)



  1. :

    I can’t believe this is over. Seriously, I can’t begin to tell you how much I looked forward each Monday to getting a dose of common sense, inspiration and goal-setting ideas in my inbox. I think this will be a must-do every January as it kept me from getting the January blues and got me focused on what’s to come for this year. Such a huge boon to my business and personal life both.

  2. :

    This workshop has been such a challenging and rewarding journey for me. I have a much clearer focus of where I am going and what I want my photographs to express. I have learned so much about myself and the artist’s process. I am doing things that I have wanted to try for a while now but just needed the extra push and accountability to get started; and I am doing things I never would have thought to do but that are helping me so much. And I am greatly encouraged just by getting to hear from other artists/photographers along the way. For so long, photography has felt like a struggle and a burden even though I knew deep down that I loved it. I was in a cocoon just waiting and longing to break free and burst forth. This workshop has helped me to do just that and now I am so excited to see where I will fly from here. Posy, you have given us all such wonderful tools to use as we move forward. Thank you thank you thank you for this amazing class and experience.

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