Impressions of Childhood with Megann Robinson

Capturing childhood memories in a compelling and artistic way using light, connections and creative editing

Have you ever been watching your children play together at a beautiful location and couldn’t quite capture the whole experience through your lens? Or maybe its just an everyday walk to the park that you would like to capture in a more meaningful and artistic way? Come join me in this three week interactive course and discover ways to turn everyday moments into art that you and your family will be able to look back on. During these three weeks I will cover everything from the steps I take before I start shooting, to behind the scenes footage from a variety of different shoots describing what I am doing and looking for, to my post processing workflow in Photoshop. We will start with more basic editing and build up to more complex edits. I will cover how I add and shape light in photos, add mood and dimension and how to seamlessly composite multiple images together into one. I will also be providing a detailed video edit of one of each active participant’s photos. You will receive detailed pdfs  with lots of before/after examples and multiple editing videos every week.  During these three weeks I will also be hosting three live webinars where all participants can ask questions. There will be a private Facebook group available to all participants and will continue after the course.

Please note that students are required to shoot with a A DSLR camera, have the ability to shoot in manual mode and have Photoshop.

Course syllabus

This is an online interactive workshop where students work at their own pace within the allotted workshop dates. With all Bloom Workshops, students are not required to log in at specific times of the day so no worries if you reside in another country, people from all over the globe participate in our workshops.

Week One

TOPICS THAT WILL BE COVERED:

-Video Introduction

-Things to keep in mind while shooting for post-processing

  1. setting the scene
  2. paying attention to light
  3. background
  4. isolating your subject
  5. thoughtful composition
  6. learn to gently direct your subject while still capturing a candid moment

-Perfecting tones in post processing

  1. adding rich depth to photos
  2. correcting global white balance
  3. correcting skin tones
  4. toning down over saturated colors

-Shaping & adding light to photos in a realistic way

-Webinar #1

-Assignment #1

Week Two

TOPICS THAT WILL BE COVERED:

-Creating a mood/atmosphere in your photos

  1. adding skies, fog, snow, rain & light in a realistic way

-Incorporating important elements into your photos using compositing

-How to blend exposures

-Webinar #2

-Assignment #2

Week Three

TOPICS THAT WILL BE COVERED:

-Applying principles learned in week one & two by reviewing several detailed edits from various shooting environments

-Dive deeper into envisioning what you want in a photo & bringing it all together

-Webinar #3

-Assignment #3

Workshop details

The workshop details are stated below. Please read them carefully as each workshop may be different.

Workshop Dates

January 29th – February 19th, 2018.

Next scheduled run date: TBD.

Pricing Information

Active seats | $250

Silent seats | $200

Active seats offer the full benefits of an online workshop: students get to participate within the workshop section, ask questions, email Megann and get critique on their assignments where applicable.  Active students will receive the PDF at the conclusion of the class with the information from the workshop.  During the course of this class, there will be three live webinars. This will give all students (active and silent) the opportunity to ask Megann questions about the lessons, photography and other topics.

Silent seats are read-along only.  They will be able to view all of the workshop material but cannot ask questions, email Megann or render critique on their assignments.  However, a separate section will be available where silent students can interact with each other and post assignments if they choose. Silent students will also receive the PDF at the conclusion of the class with the information from the workshop.  During the course of this class, there will be three live webinars. This will give all students (active and silent) the opportunity to ask Megann questions about the lessons, photography and other topics.

Registration Details

Registration now open.

Prerequisites

In order to participate in this workshop, you must be a member of the Bloom Forum. However, you do not have to be a forum member during the time of registration.

A DSLR camera, ability to shoot in manual mode and Photoshop.

Policies

In order to participate in this workshop, you must be a member of the Bloom Forum.  However, you do not have to be a forum member during the time of registration.

Once you register your PayPal receipt will act as your confirmation to the workshop.

If your Paypal email address is not your daily contact email, please contact Megann at MEGANNROBINSON1@GMAIL.COM and let her know. The only email she will have on file is your Paypal one and that will be the one she will use to contact you unless otherwise noted.

No refunds are given once a seat is purchased, however, you can sell your seat on your own.  If you do, please get in touch with the teacher and advise her/him of the seat transfer.

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 during this period.

If you have any questions regarding the content of the workshop, don’t hesitate to email the teacher.  For all other questions, please feel free to send us an email at EVERYTHINGBLOOM@GMAIL.COM.

Impressions of Childhood with Megann Robinson
Impressions of Childhood with Megann Robinson

Active Participation | $250

Silent Participation | $200

Meet Megann

Megann Robinson

Megann Robinson lives in Washington State with her husband, three children and three dogs. She was a pediatric nurse for almost 10 years but is taking time off to be with her children and focus on photography. She is inspired by everyday moments with her children, beautiful skies, and golden light.