Light, Love, and Lifestyle: Family Photography at Home
with Danielle Hatcher
4 WEEK WORKSHOP BEGINS MAY 16
$300 Full Participation | $150 Study Along
What happens when you move your family sessions into the home? MAGIC.
The most beautiful moments happen right at home! In this course you will learn how to photograph consistent, memorable, beautiful lifestyle family photos right in the home, backyard and beyond! We will discuss all things lifestyle, including light, directing and connecting with your subjects, finding your voice, lens choice, staying creative, building a website that works for you, and much, MUCH more. Whether you already shoot some in-home work or you’re looking to shoot in-home work more often, this is the perfect course for you!
To get the most out of this course, it is recommended that all students are proficient in manual mode, can obtain proper exposure, and are somewhat familiar with LR or ACR.
what you’ll get
4 weekly lesson PDFs (formatted for print or on-screen viewing) + Introductory PDF
DAILY INSTRUCTOR-LED Q&A
Full participation students engage in instructor-led discussion and Q&A for daily interaction and support. Daily shooting and sharing is also highly encouraged. Study along students have full viewing access.
INDIVIDUAL ASSIGNMENT FEEDBACK & CRITIQUE
Full Participation students receive extensive personal critiques of weekly assignment submissions. Study Along Students have full viewing access.
Over 4 hours of behind the scenes shooting, editing, and other videos, including weekly pullback videos of client sessions and homes with unique challenges
BONUS CASE STUDY PDFs
Learn tips, tricks and nuggets of wisdom from four other lifestyle photographers (one per week).
LIVE WEBINARS and PERISCOPES
Includes private, weekly, instructor led webinars, periscopes and Q+A sessions. Live sessions will be recorded for downloading to reference after class has completed. All participants will also be invited to Danielle's Facebook group.
Documentary vs. Lifestyle Photography
Gear + Settings
Finding Your Voice
Building a Website that Works for You
One Scene, Two Ways
Creating Impactful Compositions
Owning the Image
Adding to the Story
Creating + Capturing Connections
Building + Utilizing a Client Questionnaire
Use of Light Indoors
Modifying Indoor Light
One Scene, Three Types of Light
New Space Pull Back Video
Culling + Editing
Image Delivery, Displays and Ideas
One Scene, Two Lenses
Creative Shoot + Edit
Hour in the Life
as seen on instagram
about your instructor
Danielle Hatcher is a natural light, lifestyle photographer specializing in capturing beautifully honest families. She’s a native Californian, currently living in the suburbs of Sacramento. Married to her husband for over 11 years, they have 3 kids and 2 rescue dogs. She loves cooking, working out, playing golf, shopping, traveling, Diet Dr. Pepper, and binge watching Netflix, but above all else… spending time with her family.
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.