// A Flourish Fellowship Course //

making magic out of the unexpected with Angela Rethwisch

Letting go of the perfect and creating imagery that moves you.

Being a mother has taught me the true life lesson of the unexpected. There is just something about the imperfect has always drawn me in. Posing my children early on in my photography journey didn’t result in images that spoke to my heart. Spending hours visualizing, setting up the scene, worrying about all the fine details can sometimes only result in storms rolling in and our child in a mess of tears. What about the images that are happy accidents, sweet happenstance that we look back on and find are our absolute favorites? In this course I will teach you how to embrace the storm and tears to create dynamic storytelling images you love. You will see my thought process from the moment I get out my camera all the way to the tips and tricks I add in post processing to create dramatic imagery . Learn how to use natural moments, expressions and emotions to create beautiful artistry while shooting with intent. Come with me as we learn how to capture life unscripted. We will forget the perfect, live in the moment and embrace all the mess!

Read The Course Syllabus And Workshop Details

Check Out Some Student Love

Meet The Teacher

Read The Course Syllabus And Workshop Details

Read The Course Syllabus And Workshop Details

Meet The Teacher

Read The Course Syllabus And Workshop Details

Check Out Some Student Love

Meet The Teacher

The course curriculum:

  • Learn the ability to visualize the shot and compose for emotional and dynamic images.
  • Manage the light in ideal and non-ideal situations.
  • Incorporate tools and tricks pre and post processing to create more powerful images including overlays, textures, double exposures and flares.
  • Lens choice, discover which lenses work best in different environments and situations.
  • Learn to process images in a colorful and unique way.

Course prerequisites:

  • Knowledge of how to use a DSLR in manual mode.
  • Access to Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop.
  • Desire to create lifestyle and candid imagery.
A Farm Wife's Tale with Angela Rethwisch
A Farm Wife's Tale with Angela Rethwisch

The downloadable material (that's yours to keep):

  • A PDF covering all areas of the course.
  • Three behind the scenes shooting videos.
  • Three editing videos.

Meet Angie

Angie and her husband farm near Wayne, Nebraska in the heart of the Midwest U.S. They have three children that keep her laughing and on her toes every day. An Animal Scientist by trade she has raised and shown horses most of her life. She draws inspiration from their family farm and loves to highlight the human/ animal connection in her storytelling. When not shooting her kids she stays busy shooting families at Angela Rethwisch Photography. Her weaknesses are cheese, funny movies, riding her horse Whiz, and anything rustic.

FAQ about Flourish courses:

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What is the difference between a Flourish course and a Bloom Workshop?

Flourish courses are self-led courses via downloadable learning materials.  Participants of our Flourish courses have a private section within the forum to connect and interact with other Flourish participants.  They can also submit questions to the Flourish host anytime during the course duration in which the host will answer selected questions from the pool.  A recorded Q & A video will be available after the course ends and will be available for download.  The Flourish course section will be open for two months after the course ends for participants to gather and save information.

Bloom Workshops are instructor lead, interactive classes that last over a 2-4 week duration.  Students have daily interaction with the instructor and active/assignment students receive feedback on their assignments and have the ability to ask the instructor questions.  Unique material is created for each Bloom workshop (PDFs, videos, assignments, lessons, etc) and is shared either daily or weekly depending on the instructor’s teaching preferences.  The workshop will be open for two months after the workshop ends for students to gather and save information.  Please note that the teacher will not be available to answer questions after the conclusion of the course.

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