Let’s Get Personal:

A Complete Guide to Personal Projects
with Angela Ramsey

Explore new ideas, establish your voice, and distinguish yourself as an artist through personal projects.

Angela will guide you through the process—from concept to execution!

  • A personal project that will allow you to experiment, dive deep into a new skill, and learn new things
  • Approaches to researching, gaining access to, and interviewing subjects
  • A step-by-step guide (and printable planner!) to keep you on track every step of the way
  • Information to help you find funding for your projects
This course is for you if...
  1. You love the idea of doing a personal project, but you're not really sure how to come up with compelling ideas.
  2. You have an urge to go beyond your normal client or daily shooting – and you're ready to push yourself.
  3. You worry you won't be able to stay organized or motivated with your project – so you'd really need a concrete plan to move it forward.
  4. You're getting stuck on the process – like how you'll even know when to know when a project is complete or what to do with it once you finish.

Learn on any device! All class content is organized into simple steps as part of a clear, self-guided pathway inside your private online classroom.


Read through Angela's answers to questions asked during the launch event (now concluded) and watch her Q&A video!


You'll check off each interactive step as you go, from watching the videos to engaging in discussions with your instructor and fellow students.


All class materials are yours to download and keep.


"Let's Get Personal" eBook
  • Exclusive "Let's Get Personal" Workbook
  • Research Video
    • Project Video
    • Cull & Sequencing Video
    • 6 in-depth video interviews

you'll be able to create an impactful personal project—start to finish!


about your presenter

Angela Douglas Ramsey is a mother, teacher, student and daughter. From an early age, she had a passion for documenting life through the lens of a camera. She believes art resides in the fleeting moments of everyday life. She documents her family’s story and explores identity through self portraits while also focusing on environmental issues in her hometown of Norfolk, Va. Angela has won several awards and has been featured in multiple magazines and exhibitions.

12 thoughts on “Let’s Get Personal: Your Guide to Personal Projects”

  1. I’m a big fan of Angela’s work and always enjoy learning more about how she conceptualizes and executes her personal projects. This course was incredibly enlightening and I now have new goals for 2022!

  2. I have been following Angela’s photography projects for years. Her self portrait series created during the pandemic is especially poignant. When I saw she had created a course on developing and creating photography projects I immediately signed up. I have had a few photography project ideas swirling around in my brain for quite some time but I seem to always hit road blocks and fail to complete them. Taking this course has given me the motivation, inspiration and hands-on tools to be successful at project completion from start to finish. From the detailed PDF to the printable workbook, as well as informative and insipiring videos, along with Angela’s masterful teaching skills, this course has given me all of the tools I need to bring my projects to completion. I am so excited to hit the ground running in 2022 with some new, fun, thoughtful, and unique photography projects. This is a must-have course for photographers of all levels, genres and interest.

  3. I’ve been a fan of Angela’s personal projects for years, so when I saw she had created on a course I jumped right in! Her detailed guide and workbook lead you from brainstorming to creation and all the steps in between. In addition to offering guidance on how to get started with a personal project, she offers tips and examples for applying to funding, writing a descriptive statement, and knowing when a project has come to an end. Angela’s organized approach takes the fear and uncertainty surrounding getting started with personal projects disappear.

  4. I’ve admired Angela’s work for several years, and always been in awe of her ability to put together a huge variety of personal projects. I have never been able to stick with anything other than a 365 project, so couldn’t wait for this course to come out! She has shared so much knowledge, from defining different types of projects to describing how she brainstorms ideas and executes them to bring her ideas to reality. Seeing how this all comes together for her has helped me so much already – I love how she walks you through how to come up with a project and plan it out. I’m finding the course workbook really helpful – I’m starting to get my ideas down, organize them, and come up with a plan to actually make my project happen. This is perfect for anyone that wants to start a personal project but isn’t sure where to begin, as well as for photographers that have tried something in the past but haven’t known how to see it through to the end (like me). I’m excited to solidify my project ideas and get started!

  5. I LOVE the structure of this class! Having a printable workbook to fill in as you go through the material is so valuable. It gives you a hands on portion and makes you get thoughts to paper which is often such a hard part of developing a project. Angela is fantastic and gives many different perspectives with the variety of interviews included as well. This is a must have class in my opinion for any photographer wanting to dive deeper and find meaning in their work through projects.

    1. Hi Gissel, No – your timing is perfect! This is a self-paced course, so you can work through it as is convenient for you. Additionally, if you’d like to participate in the course’s launch event (an Open Q&A with the instructor), you are welcome to join in on that now through December 29.

  6. I was so excited when I saw that Angela created a course on personal projects, it’s been something that I’ve been wanting to start but really found myself stuck. After taking another class with her, I jumped at the chance to learn from her again. She’s an amazing teacher, with an incredibly creative mind. In this breakout, she’s poured all of her heart and soul into materials and lessons, that help you go from concept to completed project. I cannot wait to get to work on my own project and see my ideas finally come to fruition!

  7. I am a returning student of Angela’s. I cannot say enough about her brilliant, creative mind and her work ethic. She has helped me to shape my own creative practice and voice. Angela has a huge heart for creatives and wants them to grow and succeed as an artist. This course is the perfect choice if you want practical ways to find that personal project that has always been inside you to share.

  8. This course is perfect for any artist looking to dive into developing their project. With Angela’s helpful guidance, you’ll learn everything from how best to choose an idea and develop it through every step until finally finishing your masterpiece! The printable guide will give new inspiration on what steps are necessary in order to create something wonderful!!! Angela’s passion for photography is contagious and makes her an amazing educator!

  9. I have been a returning student of Angela’s for many years and when I found out her Personal Projects course was on release, I couldn’t pre-order any faster. Angela’s gift, aside from her artistry and brilliantly creative mind, is her ability to teach both straight-forward and complex (ie, abstract, conceptual, etc) photography concepts in practical and clearly defined ways. Her extensive knowledge on the technical side as well as the historical and theoretical sides allows her to cover and uncover many revealed and hidden nooks and crannies in a lesson, and leaves you feeling inspired and pumped to go out and make more photos. Angela’s lessons are invaluable and at this price, there is no reason to not take advantage of this opportunity. Personal projects play an integral part in an artist’s growth, and having the course materials available for me to reference when I need to at my own pace keeps me on track and accountable, especially when I need the extra push. Thank you Angela!

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