with Lisa Tichané
4 WEEK WORKSHOP BEGINS MAY 7
$300 Full Participation | $150 Study Along
Learn all the secrets to infuse joy and happiness in your children and family photography, whether you shoot client sessions or photograph your own kids in their daily life!
This workshop covers everything you need to fill your imagery with laughter and happiness while reconnecting to your inner joy. Whether you are a professional family photographer or a passionate hobbyist documenting your kids’ childhood, you will learn how to produce images that exude happiness. Interacting with your subjects to create joyful moments and expressions, capturing parent/child interaction filled with laughter and complicity, using light and composition to enhance the emotional impact of your images, creating storytelling series that will make you smile – these are a few of the many topics covered in this 4-week course.
All students should have a solid understanding of exposure and a good level of comfort with their camera of choice.
what you’ll get
4 weekly PDFs (over 350 pages of learning materials!) formatted for print or on-screen viewing.
ACTIONS AND PRESET
Get the instructor's favorite Photoshop actions for color and B&W processing, as well as her go-to Lightroom B&W preset.
INDIVIDUAL ASSIGNMENT FEEDBACK & CRITIQUE
Full Participation students receive extensive personal critiques of weekly assignment submissions.
Study Along Students have full viewing access.
Learn some of the instructor's post-processing tricks to enhance the emotional impact of her images.
DAILY INSTRUCTOR-LED Q&A
Full participation students engage in instructor-led discussion and Q&A for daily interaction and support. Study along students have full viewing access.
Students receive a full set of inspiration cards to make sure they never run out of ideas for their next photoshoots.
Welcome & Preassignment
Why photograph Joy? The philosophy behind this class.
Understanding the triptych: Subject, Viewer, Photographer.
Your inspiration board + Your joy bucket list.
Using movement and body language to create / convey a joyful feeling.
How our technical choices affect the way emotion is perceived in an image (shutter speed, aperture, lens choice...).
How our artistic choices affect the way emotion is perceived in an image (composition, angles, choice of colors and backgrounds, use of light and mood).
Featured artist: Liz Labianca.
Combining technical and/or artistic elements in an image to enhance a joyful mood.
Working with each age group: non-sitting babies, sitting babies, toddlers, kids, tweens & teens.
Location and activities to create joyful situations.
How to get real smiles and belly laughs.
Working with siblings.
Featured artist: Kate T. Parker.
Creating joy for both subject and photographer.
How to prepare the parents before a photoshoot.
How to create joyful connections between parents and children during the session.
How to take joyful self-portraits with your own kids.
Featured artist: Laura Morita.
Infusing joy in a parent/child moment.
Creating movement-based series of images.
Using repetition in a series of images to enhance the joyfulness perceived.
Creating lifestyle series filled with happy moments.
Creating fun series with props.
Featured artist: Kelly Garvey.
Creating a series of images that features/creates joy.
End of Workshop Package
A full set of inspiration card to never run out of ideas for your future sessions.
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about your instructor
Lisa Tichané is a kids and family photographer located in Marseille, France. Her favorite things to photograph are movement, laughter, and carefree behavior (with a bit of mischief!). She has a passion for capturing wild action, unihibited joy and parent/child interaction. Her style is playful, clean and true-to-life with a definite cheeky side. She is a published author and her work has been featured in many leading national and international books and magazines. You can view her work here
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.