A Love like Ours: Emotive Family Photography
with Chloe Ramirez
4 WEEK WORKSHOP BEGINS FEB 18
$300 Full Participation | $150 Study Along
Capture real emotions at EVERY family session!
We’ve all been there before…scrolling through Instagram wondering how other people get such a strong connections with their families. You don’t need to change yourself or your clients in order to produce beautiful, emotive family images! Over 4 weeks Chloe Ramirez will show you exactly how she gets emotion and connection at every family session! You’ll start with pre-session communication and learn how to foster a space where families feel free to be themselves. Then you’ll learn the ins and outs of posing, direction, shooting to create mood, editing a cohesive gallery and more. Join Chloe and start photographing with feeling!
To receive the most out of this course it is recommended that all student be able to shoot in manual, and have a good understanding of the exposure triangle. Some knowledge of Lightroom or ACR is recommended for this course.
what you’ll get
4 PDF Lessons.
6 Videos (1 welcome, week 1 case studies discussion, 2 behind the scenes during the shoot, 2 editing videos).
DAILY INSTRUCTOR-LED Q&A
Full participation students engage in instructor-led discussion and Q&A for daily interaction and support. Study along students have full viewing access.
4 Weekly checking in live chats with Instructor (will be recorded for later viewing as well).
INDIVIDUAL ASSIGNMENT FEEDBACK & CRITIQUE
Full Participation students receive extensive personal video critiques of weekly assignment submissions.
Study Along Students have full viewing access.
The importance of getting to know your clients
Developing a pre session questionnaire
Students will give their questionnaires to their subjects to help guide them into capturing emotive images
Setting parent expectations
Fostering a space for families to open up
Posing, direction and anticipating moments[>
Case Study on two photographers
Photograph a family or subject using the techniques taught in week 2
Setting the tone by using light, location, details and composition
Photograph the same subject using different light, location, details and composition to convey different moods in your work
Culling and editing images to create a strong, dynamic emotive gallery
Photograph a family using the information from weeks 1-4. Present a strong cohesive gallery
as seen on instagram
about your instructor
Chloe Ramirez is a lifestyle photographer who loves to photograph deep and meaningful relationships. Real human connection makes her heart sing and she strives to have love oozing out of every pore of her work. Chloe resides in Sacramento California and there is nowhere she would rather be than spending time with her husband, 3 girls and silly Bernese Mountain dog. When not photographing families she enjoys cold brew coffee, good music, adventures with her family and her Madewell leather tote. She has been featured in both print and magazine her most recent being: Capture the Moment, Popular Photography Magazine, Click Magazine, The Village Magazine etc. In 2017 she received an honorable mention for her self portrait in the VOICE Image Collection. Her portfolio is available here.
how it works
download weekly lessons
Each week, students receive a set of course materials, which generally include a PDF and instructional videos. All course materials are yours to download and keep.
Your workshop registration includes access to a private online forum for sharing and discussion. The classroom forum is open 24 hours a day so that you can learn and join discussions on your own schedule.
study & ask questions
Study on your own time, and check in on the classroom forum for interactive learning. The instructor is present in the forum every day to answer questions and offer encouragement.
complete weekly assignments
Students receive an assignment to complete each week that pertains to the topics covered in the course materials and builds upon class discussion throughout the week.
Full Participation students engage in an interactive online classroom experience that includes instructor-led group discussions and detailed, personalized guidance for the duration of the workshop. Full participation students post their assignments in the forum and receive critique each week.
Study Along students have access to all materials and are able to view all content and conversation in the main workshop forum. They also receive access to their own private Study Along subforum for peer study groups and image shares. Study along students will not be able to ask the instructor questions or request instructor feedback on their assignments, but they can follow along with instructor critiques of the Full Participation assignments.