Capturing Family Vacations // by Mali Workman

Few things in life give me more joy than photographing my family vacations (ranked together with looking at pictures a few – or many – years later). I have two teenagers: a 13-year-old boy and an almost 15-year-old girl. As a family, we have been traveling together a few times a year since they were

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Do people still read blogs?

Do people still read blogs? That’s good question. When DEFINE launched in 2012, blogs were all the rage. That’s how we all connected – social media was really just taking off and Instagram was an untapped resource. As everything has shifted over the years, we’ve missed our old blog a bit, and we think you

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Our March Class Lineup – A Quick Guide

Overwhelmed by the choices? Our class guide will help you find the perfect course for you! Our interactive online photography classes all take place in our private forum with a real-live teacher and a group of fellow students walking through four weeks of learning with you. If you’re new to DEFINE, you can learn more

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Student Stories: A Conduit For Human Connection // by Tricia Ramsay

I have always been creative, but as so many creative stories go, I suddenly found myself sitting at a plastic desk in a sterile office under blinding florescent lights doing what they call “work.” Every day for seven years I went to “work,” and bit by bit lost my identity in that hollow, colorless routine.

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Left Brain: Two Steps to Secure Your Data

Do you have a solid back-up system in place for your images? We’re always surprised to hear how few actually do. It’s always one of those things you mean to get to, but usually don’t put into place until after you experience a major data loss. By then you’ve shed many tears (and probably just

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Student Stories: The Very Best Parts of Me // by Peta Hood

Imagine if you were gifted a perfect little package, a gift that represented all parts of you, that celebrated who you are, and when you opened it, there emerged the most powerful and much-needed parts of you that you never knew existed. That is what taking this class felt like to me. It continues to

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Left Brain: What is Street Photography? // by Michael Dees

Street photography by Michael Dees

What exactly is street photography? In my reading, I have seen no definition that is satisfactory. I’m glad to say that my view of street photography is quite liberal. These variations shared below are not so much necessary rules or essential attributes of our art, but some examples of images that we’ve all seen that

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Student Projects : Childhood Unplugged

We are so proud of the multitude of personal projects that our students start and carry on to make huge impacts in the photography community and beyond! Some of them are born from specific homework assignments for DEFINE classes and some are just inspired or encouraged by classes, teachers and the student community at DEFINE. We

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Student Stories: Meet Sharon Covert

“Since taking all of the DEFINE classes I have truly found myself as an artist. My visions and goals are so much clearer and stronger. I feel I have an authentic voice now in this industry. I am less distracted by what everyone else is doing and I’m focusing on just being ME.”    

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Left Brain: The Art Only You Can Create // by Sharon McKeeman

Sharon McKeeman | Un-branding at The Define School | https://www.thedefineschool.com

If you are where everyone is, saying what everyone is saying – then how can you be heard? It’s like trying to have a conversation in a mosh-pit or trying to write a novel underwater. You need space to speak your words in your own rhythm, making and showcasing the images only you can create.

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