Finding the Classic Beauty in your Everyday

with meg loeks

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Learn how to find classic beauty in the everyday by transforming everyday moments and lifestyle photography into classic works of art. We’ll cover color, learning how to utilize it in order to enhance images and to add depth. We’ll discover how to manipulate light to enhance images – both indoors and out – from rim light to challenging forms of light (like full sun!) to golden hour haze and backlight. We’ll explore how to make important decisions about what to include in the frame to strenthen the image. Finally, we’ll learn some post processing techniques to enhance the images that we’ve created. From day to day activities to getting in the frame, you will be encouraged to slow down and document life in a purposeful and beautiful way.

4 weeks


daily shooting encouraged


4 hours of work per week


this course has prerequisites


To get the most out of this workshop, you should have the ability to control your exposure, basic understanding of white balance, and some knowledge of either Adobe Lightroom and/or Photoshop.



Meg lives remotely in northern Michigan with her husband, three little boys and Saint Bernard named Juni. She loves spending time outdoors whenever possible. She bounces between lifestyle, fine art and environmental portraiture and loves to merge the different photography genres together. Meg is drawn to low light, color theory and intentional storytelling. Her greatest inspirations are her children and nature. Outside of photography she enjoys baking, reading, camping, hiking and snowboarding.
Her portfolio is available here.

The following photographers also participate in discussions and provide assignment critiques as teaching assistants: Celeste Pav, Alice Che, Danielle Awwad

A number of course alumni are invited to engage in discussion, share insight with students, and provide feedback and encouragement throughout the course.



• 4 Weekly PDFs (outlined in syllabus)
• 4 shooting videos
• 17 editing videos
• Instructor-Led Online Q&A for Each Lesson
• Personal Critiques of Weekly Assignments by Instructor
• Bonus PDF on Color Theory

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 receive instructor and TA critiques of the posted assignment each week and have lifetime access to a Workshop Alumni forum for continued peer discussion after the course concludes.

Study Along students will have access to all materials and will be able to view all content and conversation in the main workshop forum and receive access to their own private 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.

Welcome & Preassignment

Week One

Reading: Studying indoor and outdoor light, how to manipulate it, capturing mood and atmosphere, and the importance of a solid SOOC
Assignment: Capturing Atmosphere

Week Two

Reading: Capturing the beauty in the everyday, drawing inspiration from art, getting in the frame, and ways to capture connection

Assignment: A day in the life – submit 3 images

Week Three

Reading: Color theory, converting to B&W imagery, wow to add depth, composition & meaning

Assignment: 2 different perspectives of a single moment

Week Four

Reading: Light, lifestyle and composition recap, environmental portraiture, studying your frame and shooting with purpose

Assignment: Submit a single image of daily routine

The CMU workshop is a 100% online classroom experience. Once you sign up, you have access to a course forum that is open 24 hours a day so that you can learn and join discussions on your own schedule.

Each week students receive a set of course materials– these materials generally include a PDF and/or videos. Throughout the week, instructors and TAs are present in the forum every day to answer questions and offer encouragement. Students receive an assignment each week that pertains to the topics covered in the course materials and 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 instructor and TA critiques each week. They also have lifetime access to a Workshop Alumni forum for continued peer discussion after the course concludes.

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.

Whether you are a Full Participation student or a Study Along student, the course materials are yours to keep.


  • Brynn Cunat says:

    Such a great breakout! Meg really opened my eyes to the beauty in my everyday and pushed me to find new artistic ways of capturing those moments. Her teaching style is so supportive and encouraging. I continue to be inspired by her work and words! Thank you so much!!

  • Janene Wadsworth says:

    Highly recommended! I am amazed at the amount of information Meg presents. She is super organized and yet totally understanding. I will be reading through the course material repeatedly – so many great tips for editing in light room and photo shop.

  • Bri Viglianco says:

    Meg is a master at everything and teaching is no exception. This course is filled with extremely useful information and I’m beyond happy that I took it! It’s worth every penny! Meg is so kind and helpful and I’m leaving this course feeling more confident. Thank you so much!

  • Lauren Hughes says:

    This was my first workshop I have taken as a full participant and it was well worth it! There is so much information about the whole creative process, from how to look for photo opportunities in our every day to detailed editing techniques. Meg is very engaged in the forum and provides thoughtful and encouraging critique. I would recommend this course without reservation! I only wish it was longer!

  • Rachel Hall says:

    I loved this course and would highly recommend it. Meg’s work is amazing and over the four weeks she thoroughly breaks down the elements that go into a successful image and explains them clearly, from the moment before the photo is taken right through to editing. I did the course full participation and I’m glad I did as I feel that I really benefited from Meg’s critique and she is very engaged and comprehensive in answering questions. I think that photographers of any level would come away from this course feeling that they had benefited from it. I’ve done quite a few courses with Click Photo School now and this is definitely one of my favourites – I was sad when it ended!

  • Alina Clark says:

    I am blown away by this workshop! It was my very first one workshop that I attended as a full participant and I am so glad I did. There are so many materials in this course and Meg goes through them clearly, explaining every thing carefully. Her editing videos are so precious I know I will be re-watching them again and again and again. Her participation in the forum was priceless and all her feedback unbelievably helpful. Not to mention the critiques – I’ve learned so much from her critiques and I can see how much progress I’ve made over the four weeks alone. One of the biggest lessons was to stop and analyse the frame, before you take the picture – and it has helped me tremendously.

    I am so grateful that I took part in this course as Meg is a wonderful teacher and an amazing artist – I highly recommend it to everyone!

  • Chelsea Crosier says:

    I have gone through Meg’s Sincere Storyteller breakout which is why I decided to take this workshop. It expands on that material and she teaches many new concepts. She inspired me to start finding my own photographic voice. I look forward to her Mastering Manual Exposure workshop in November!

  • Stephanie Stach says:

    I have taken quite a few workshops at Clickin Moms, and this one was my favorite. Meg’s work is absolutely beautiful and inspiring, but she does an amazing job of explaining what she does step by step so that it seems achievable. Her editing videos are worth their weight in gold! I’ve been really hesitant before this to do any editing in photoshop because it just seems really overwhelming, and I am comfortable in lightroom, but after her videos I’ve been brave enough to try the techniques that she demonstrates- and they make a huge difference! Her cc’s are thoughtful, thorough, and encouraging, and I feel like I could spend another few months really digging in to everything I’ve learned over the course of this class. It really is a fantastic class, and you will be so glad you took it. I have seen a huge improvement in my work, both in my sooc shots and in my editing over the last month. This workshop is AMAZING!

  • Beth Cagnoni says:

    This was my first workshop ever, and it was just the perfect course! I took this as a full-participation student, and Meg’s involvement in the forum was so appreciated! Not only does Meg show how to capture daily life in a special way, but she also goes in-depth for editing techniques in Lightroom and Photoshop. She is a talented artist and a gifted instructor. And she is sweet and kind throughout the course with her advice and critiques. I can’t recommend this course enough.

  • Trucly Bui says:

    I’ve always been photographing others and I couldn’t seem to find the motivation to photograph my everyday since I was trained to think that the photos are better during a “session”. Meg’s course has inspired me to document the little moments around me, even in the mess and even with a little pocket of light left! The PDFs and videos included are very informative. Not only does it contains inspiration to push you to take photos daily, Meg’s course teaches about skin and the use of light in your everyday. Although the study along was worth it and my study long group was supportive, I highly recommend taking the Full Study so you will be more motivated to complete the lessons every week and to get feedback from Meg.

  • Danielle says:

    Once the class started I could see an instant change in my work. I was still producing my style of work but in a more authentic way. The information that is included in this workshop is informative for both the novice and pro. Much of the technical information I knew but applied it in a different way. The PDF’s were packed with beautiful images and wonderful information on how to achieve your own vision. The editing videos were also very detailed. As a study along student I was not able to ask questions or get weekly feedback, but I was able to see how involved she was with her class. She willingly answered questions and would even post new editing / shooting videos to answers questions if someone was struggling with a concept. Her weekly assignments were well thought out and she also gave wonderful feedback that was kind but also to the point to help you grow as a photographer. I loved that I learned so much new information to further develop my editing style as well as shooting style. I use so many of these tips still and I am now producing work daily that I am in love with.

    Seriously if you have not gotten a seat in this class yet you need to get one as soon as possible. I promise it is something you would never regret. I have seen the most growth in my work in the last 4 months then I have in the previous 12 months before this course. I am forever thankful for Meg and this course. She helped bring me back to life in regards to my photography. Thank you Meg from the bottom of my heart!

  • Alicia Moss says:

    This workshop was wonderful, so inspiring and it pushed my photography to a new level. Because of Meg I am able to observe new photographic opportunities in my daily life. I would definitely recommend this course!!

  • Megan Meister says:

    If you’re looking to move your everyday life images from flat and bland to extraordinary, I cannot recommend this course enough. Meg shows you how to use and manipulate light to elevate you images. She’s also generous in sharing all her tips and techniques in both Lightroom and Photoshop, with step by step video instruction and in the forum. Additionally, Meg is very responsive to questions — she definitely wants to be sure you are understanding the material. I highly recommend this workshop.

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