How It Works

We get it. All of us are similar in many ways, but our schedules and personality types are not included in those similarities. Some of us are morning people, others of us are night owls. Some of us are type-A and love set due dates while others of us love flexibility and want to only work on our learning when it feels right.

That’s why at DEFINE, no matter your schedule or personality type, we have a learning path that will fit you like a glove.

Understanding Interactive Classes

Our interactive classes happen in blocks with every individual block seeing a multitude of classes on a variety of subjects. 2018′s blocks are running in January, March, May, September, and November, with registration opening the month prior.

All of our class pages have listed out the next date they are available and the date they open for registration. Make note and mark your calendar for the date your desired classes’ registration opens (12 pm EST) since some of our classes fill up in a matter of hours.

Once you have registered for a class you will receive several emails including a confirmation email, an email from DEFINE the week prior with tips on how to make the most of your learning experience and an email from your teacher the weekend prior with details on how to get started on your class’ private forum.

Lessons are emailed out on Monday mornings and homework or “stretch yourself” exercises are typically due the weekend following. Teachers then spend the Monday and Tuesday after personally replying to every student. In addition, teachers are present daily on the forum to participate in that week’s lesson’s inspired conversations.

Our limited class sizes allow for a one-on-one mentoring relationship between each student and instructor, and the online forum allows you to connect, learn, and share with fellow students around the world. The classes are run in a self-paced format so that you can read and digest the lessons, work on assignments, and interact in the forum during times that work best for you throughout the week.

Upcoming Interactive Classes

Understanding Independent Studies

Our independent studies come in the form of instantly downloadable e-courses. E-course is just a shortened name for electronic course and is delivered as a PDF in one fell swoop to your inbox upon purchase. Independent Studies are designed to be valuable resources that do not require access to the author/teacher. They are self-explanatory at every level and you can tackle them over a few weeks as you have time or in one very productive Saturday. It’s totally up to you!

You will notice that some of our Independent Studies are written by DEFINE teachers and some written by authors and companies from other educational sites. Regardless, all of the studies showcased are DEFINE approved.

We believe strongly in networking with other like-minded companies and we strive to be a one-stop shop for photographers looking to learn from the comfort of their home.

Available Independent Studies

Questions? Check out our FAQs or contact us. We’d love to hear from you.