Finding the Classic Beauty in your Everyday
with Meg Loeks
4 WEEK WORKSHOP BEGINS NOV 11
Transform everyday moments into works of art.
Learn how to find classic beauty in the everyday by transforming everyday moments and lifestyle photography into classic works of art. We’ll cover color, learning how to utilize it in order to enhance images and to add depth. We’ll discover how to manipulate light to enhance images – both indoors and out – from rim light to challenging forms of light (like full sun!) to golden hour haze and backlight. We’ll explore how to make important decisions about what to include in the frame to strenthen the image. Finally, we’ll learn some post processing techniques to enhance the images that we’ve created. From day to day activities to getting in the frame, you will be encouraged to slow down and document life in a purposeful and beautiful way.
To get the most out of this workshop, you should have the ability to control your exposure, basic understanding of white balance, and some knowledge of either Adobe Lightroom and/or Photoshop.
what you’ll get
INDIVIDUAL ASSIGNMENT FEEDBACK & CRITIQUE
Full Participation students receive extensive personal video critiques of weekly assignment submissions.
Study Along Students have full viewing access.
4 shooting videos
17 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.
Bonus PDF on Color Theory
4 Weekly PDFs
Welcome & Preassignment
Studying indoor and outdoor light
How to manipulate it
Capturing mood and atmosphere and the importance of a solid SOOC
Capturing the beauty in the everyday
Drawing inspiration from art
Getting in the frame and ways to capture connection
A day in the life – submit 3 images
Converting to B&W imagery
How to add depth
Composition & meaning
2 different perspectives of a single moment
Light, lifestyle and composition recap
Studying your frame and shooting with purpose
Submit a single image of daily routine
about your instructor
Meg lives remotely in northern Michigan with her husband, three little boys and Saint Bernard named Juni. She loves spending time outdoors whenever possible. She bounces between lifestyle, fine art and environmental portraiture and loves to merge the different photography genres together. Meg is drawn to low light, color theory and intentional storytelling. Her greatest inspirations are her children and nature. Outside of photography she enjoys baking, reading, camping, hiking and snowboarding.
Her portfolio is available here.
how it works
All class content is organized into simple steps as part of a clear, self-guided pathway inside your private online classroom. You'll check off each interactive step as you go, from completing readings and watching videos to student Q&A and assignment submissions.
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.
Materials vary by program
study & ask questions
Your registration includes access to a private online workshop for sharing and discussion. The workshop is open 24 hours a day so that you can learn and join discussions on your own schedule. The instructor is present in the workshop 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 workshop 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. 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.