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The Magic of Moments

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$20.00

As memory keepers, we have a vast array of tools at our disposal, each designed specifically to help us tell the story of our lives. Among those tools, there are very few that are as powerful, or as personal, as photographs. The Magic of Moments is a photography class built around the simple idea that you have the most intimate access to your life and the people in it—take the pictures no one else can. 

Throughout the course of the workshop, Lisa Varshine will guide you through the process of finding your unique photography voice, capturing authentic moments, making intentional creative choices, and editing photos to further enhance their storytelling aspect. 

Someone wise once said, “Life is not measured in time. It is measured in moments.” This class will help you move beyond snapshots to artfully capturing the moments of your life, from the ordinary to the extraordinary.

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Class taught by: Lisa Varshine

What you'll learn

  • How to find and develop your voice as a photographer
  • The important role of fact and feeling photos in telling your stories
  • Developing an intentional mindset when picking up your camera
  • Understanding how every choice you make in-camera (and out) contributes to the story your photo is telling
  • The value of “bad” photos and their role in your journey
  • How to edit your photos to enhance the story

Please note that this class is not specifically a technical class. Lisa will touch on technical concepts, but will not be teaching manual photography. She will be sharing her settings and some other advanced concepts, but a DSLR and knowledge of manual exposure are not necessary to participate in this class. Throughout the course Lisa and her guests will be sharing their favorite resources for learning and developing these concepts.

What you'll get

  • Full color PDF handouts for each lesson
  • Four (4) presentations/videos spread out over the workshop, one each week, and four recorded video conversations with guests on each topic. 
  • A photo-based challenge each week, with the option to share and reflect with other students in the class gallery
  • Exercises designed to help you progress in your photography journey, whatever your personal goals may be
  • A bonus digital package designed by Ali and inspired by Lisa’s bold, graphic style
  • Additional bonus lessons, including a holiday-themed lesson later this fall

What you'll need

  • A camera (can be any kind of camera - phone, film, DSLR)
  • A willingness to practice, make mistakes, and enjoy the process
  • An openness to embracing a new way of seeing your life through the lens

Class Schedule

  1. Aug 3
    Class begins
    3:00AM EDT
  2. Aug 3
    Lesson One | Finding Your Voice
    9:00AM EDT
    Join me as we dig deeper into the process of finding our voice.
  3. Aug 5
    Finding Your Voice | Kelly Ishmael
    10:00AM EDT
    Join me for an in-depth conversation with Kelly Ishmael about finding your photography voice.
  4. Aug 10
    Lesson Three | Photographer's Toolbox
    12:00AM EDT
    Join me as we touch on some of the fundamental creative & technical concepts behind making photos.
  5. Aug 10
    Lesson Two | Shooting What's Real
    10:00AM EDT
    Join me for an in-depth discussion about striving for authenticity in our photography.
  6. Aug 12
    Shooting What's Real | Pam Baldwin
    10:00AM EDT
    Join me for a great conversation with Pam Baldwin as we discuss her thoughts on authentic photos.
  7. Aug 19
    Photographer's Toolbox | Amy Gretchen
    10:00AM EDT
    Join me for a conversation with Amy Gretchen as we discuss the inspiration behind her photos.
  8. Aug 24
    Lesson Four | Editing for Story
    10:00AM EDT
    Join Lisa, Amy, & Kelly for a lively discussion about photo editing.
  9. Aug 26
    Lesson Four | Photo Edits
    10:00AM EDT
    Kelly, Amy, & Lisa are each walking you through their individual editing processes.