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Motif #1: a photographer’s new perspective

See that little red fishing shack?

That’s called Motif #1 – because it’s the most painted building by artists in America.

Motif #1 is situated on Bradley Warf in Rockport, Massachusetts just about one hour north of Boston.  The little fishing village along Cape Ann is rich with art galleries, to-die-for New England seafood, cozy beaches, stunning ocean views and a vibrant and committed arts community of all mediums.  Remember the 2009 Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds film, The Proposal?  It was(…)

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Workshop Preview: photoshop elements

This workshop is no longer offered.
Processing 103: Photoshop Elements is a three week online workshop focusing on PSE 11 that will help you take your images from SOOC to finished product, all in Elements.  Instructor Melissa Gibson will teach you how to begin in ACR and finish with web sharpening and printing.  From clean edits, removing distractions, to levels and tones, Elements has it all and is a powerful editing program.  PSE 103 will show you an efficient workflow and(…)

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Workshop Preview: capturing joy

Workshop Preview: capturing joy

Do you want to capture children and family images filled with true smiles and carefree laughter?

Would you like to learn how to enhance the emotion perceived in your images to make them memorable and strong?

Would you feel happy if people smiled irresistibly when looking at your work?

If the answer is YES, then the Capturing Joy photography workshop by Lisa Tichané is the class you need!

In this workshop, you will learn how to embrace joy in lifestyle family photography. Whether you(…)

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newborns, learn how to photograph them

Newborns are pure…

innocent…

fragile…

beautiful…

There is something that twinkles in a newborn photographer’s eye when you ask them what they love about capturing newborns.  If you can’t see their eyes, you can feel it through their words and images.  Newborns are not easy!  The sessions are longer and require more physical work from the photographer.  You need to train your eye to find pockets of light and recognize flattering compositions. It requires a great deal of patience you didn’t know was possible. It’s all(…)

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Workshop Preview: photographing your family’s everyday

Photographing Your Family’s Everyday is an online photo workshop from Melissa Stottmann that hits on each area of your life and days. Our lives have so many facets and to classify the why and how we take images to capture those facets can have so many different approaches.

This class is not a “lifestyle” photography class, but instead we are going to look at how to define and combine documentary, lifestyle, and posed images and use them interchangeably to mirror your life(…)

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black and white wedding picture by Todd Reichman

how to build a business you’ll love

by Todd Reichman
Ever wonder how to price your work?

Some people would tell you to mark your products up a certain amount.  Obviously we need to make sure that we have enough margin to cover costs and ensure profitability, but are our products and services only worth what they cost us?

Some people think that you should offer a low, middle and high package and set your middle package at your desired average sale.  You may have also heard that you should(…)

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capturing joy online photography workshop by Lisa Tichane

Capturing Joy: a photography workshop recap

When I created the Capturing Joy photography workshop, I was expecting it to be a joyful experience in itself. Of course we were going to work (sometimes hard!) on how to make these authentic happy pictures happen, but the very first goal of this workshop was to reconnect to our inner joy, in order to ooze happiness so irresistibly that our subjects simply couldn’t resist.

I was both exicted and scared when the first run started – excited to spend 4(…)

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a workshop preview | mastering manual exposure

Mastering Manual Exposure is designed to help you learn how to meter in-camera and control your exposure and white balance while making informed decisions about ISO, shutter speed, and aperture in order to achieve your vision in-camera! You’ll examine common exposure pitfalls and how to correct them, and engage in a variety of creative assignments which will give you the confidence you need to capture consistent and beautiful images in any kind of situation. This four week online workshop with(…)

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a workshop preview | storymaking

What makes a good story anyway? We know one when we hear one. But how do we see a compelling story in a photograph? What elements make a narrative image powerful? How can our shooting and processing lend to the story we aim to tell? In CMU’s new workshop, Storymarking with Meredith Novario, you will learn to plan and build powerful narrative images.  You will dissect images for their story elements, consider what stories you are driven to tell and(…)

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A Workshop Preview: exploring creative photography

Exploring Creative Photography is designed to help you discover the emotions behind setting choices which will enable you to move past traditional photography and begin to pursue creativity and art in your work.  This four week online workshop with April Nienhuis will help you to explore the technical aspects of creative photography and learn to decide when to choose creative settings to tell the story you wish with your photography!

Here are just a few reviews from past students in this course:

“My(…)

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a workshop preview | timeless photography and emotive expression

Timeless Photography and Emotive Expression has been created for photographers who are ready to push the boundaries in their everyday work and to progress their classic portraits into enduring works of art.  This four week online workshop with Emma Wood will help you take your photography to the next level and will increase your confidence in your work and abilities!

Here are just a few reviews from past students in this course:

I’ve admired Emma’s work for some time and to be able(…)

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photographing in natural light advice from Megan Squires

a workshop preview | natural light with atmosphere

Learn how to capture the beauty of natural light no matter what the weather conditions are in Natural Light with Atmosphere!  This four week online workshop with Megan Squires will help you take your natural light photography to the next level and will give you the confidence to embrace all kinds of light!

Here are just a few reviews from past students in this course:

I came into this course at a point in my journey where I felt I had really hit(…)

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favorite images from CMU online photography workshop alumni

best of CMU | october 2013

Every day our members create amazing images in CMU Workshops and Breakouts! Here are some recent images that we’ve seen and loved in CMU:

Courtney Karban in Exploring Creative Photography:

Erica Collins in Timeless Photography and Emotive Expression:

Heather Stockett in Exploring Creative Photography:

Jessica Zeamer in Mastering Natural Light Indoors:

Kellie Bieser in Fine Art and Visual Expression:

Kim Jane in The Art of Observation:

Patricia Brogan in First Steps With A DSLR:

Veronica Golden in Timeless Photography and Emotive Expression:

Stay tuned next month for even more(…)

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best of cmu | september 2013

Every day our members create amazing images in CMU Workshops and Breakouts! Here are some recent images that we’ve seen and loved in CMU:

Amy Smith in Intro To Natural Light:

Erica Collins in Exploring Creative Photography:

Jennifer German in First Steps With A DSLR:

Jessica Thomason in Mastering Natural Light Indoors:

Laura Froese in One Light Off Camera Flash:

Lisa Turney in Intro To Macro:

Melissa Stottmann in The Art of Observation:

Stay tuned next month for even more of our favorites created in the CMU courses!

 

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lightroom fundamentals online photography editing workshop by Jamie Rubeis

new photography workshop offerings

Are you ready to see the amazing new photography workshops we have available for you through CMuniversity?  Below are just a few of the new courses being offered and we’ll be back very soon to let you know what else is in the works so make sure and check back!
new photography workshops
Shooting 102: Mastering Manual Exposure
Instructors:  Michelle Turner, Melissa Gibson, Megan Squires

Description:  Take your photography to the next level with this four week course designed to help you master manual(…)

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off camera flash photography

best of cmu | august 2013

Every day our members create amazing images in CMU Workshops and Breakouts!  Here are some recent images that we’ve seen and loved in CMU:

Ana Collins in Intro to Macro:

Sarah Joos in One Light OCF:

Erica Collins in Exploring Creative Photography:

Heather Pich in The Art of Observation:

Bethney Backhause in Fine Art and Visual Expression:

Heather Stockett in Exploring Creative Photography:

Jennifer Bogle in One Light OCF:

Jessica Thomason in Mastering Natural Light Indoors:

Lisa Turney in Intro to Macro:

Stay tuned next month for even more of(…)

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go beyond auto | first steps with a DSLR

The next run of CMs First Steps with a DSLR photography workshop with instructor Amy Lucy Lockheart is starting in September. If you’ve always wanted to take better photos of your kids, but haven’t ventured outside of Auto Mode, then this is the perfect class for you! Some of the students from the first run of this class were brand new DSLR owners and had no experience outside of auto mode. Within 3 short weeks they were already shooting in(…)

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macro workshop for beginners

This workshop is no long available.
Are you in a photography rut?  Do you have a new macro lens that you just can’t seem to figure out??  Come closer and broaden your creativity with the macro lens you have yet to master.   Change the rules, find your focus and discover the details in the things you find closest to you.
  Then you will begin to turn your everyday objects into art!  The Intro To Macro photography class starts on August 19th!! (…)

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online photography workshops for photographers

best of CMU | july 2013

Every day our members create amazing images in CMU Workshops and Breakouts!  Here are some recent images that we’ve seen and loved in CMU:

Kara of June & Bear in Exploring Creative Photography:

Ana Collins in Intro to Macro:

Kristen Ryan in Art of Observation:

Catherine Rodriguez in One Light Off Camera Flash:

Chantell Sim in Mastering Natural Light Indoors:

Kathy Roberts in Intro to Natural Light:

Adele Humphries in Speedlight for Beginners:

Melina Nastazia in Best Darn Beginner Course Ever:

Elise Celluci in Intro to Macro:

Stay tuned next(…)

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create an awesome blog(site)

Your web presence is important but customizing your website can be difficult and frustrating.  If you’re frustrated with your site, we have just the workshop for you, CMs Hands-On Wordpress Clinic taught by Courtney Keim!  In this online workshop, Courtney will walk you through setting up your site from the very beginning, including domain choices, to fully customizing your ProPhoto template.  Are you intrigued?  We have alum Allison Chewning here today sharing her experience from this incredible class!
by Allison Chewning
As(…)

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