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Finding the Classic Beauty in your Everyday

with Meg Loeks

4 WEEK WORKSHOP BEGINS FEB 18

$300 Full Participation | $150 Study Along
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Transform everyday moments into works of art.

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.

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.

what you’ll get

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INDIVIDUAL ASSIGNMENT FEEDBACK & CRITIQUE

Full Participation students receive extensive personal video critiques of weekly assignment submissions.

Study Along Students have full viewing access.

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VIDEOS

4 shooting videos

17 editing videos

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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.

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BONUS PDF

Bonus PDF on Color Theory

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WEEKLY LESSONS

4 Weekly PDFs

syllabus

Welcome & Preassignment


Lesson One


LEARN ABOUT

Studying indoor and outdoor light

How to manipulate it

Capturing mood and atmosphere and the importance of a solid SOOC


ASSIGNMENTS

Capturing Atmosphere

Lesson Two


LEARN ABOUT

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

Lesson Three


LEARN ABOUT

Color theory

Converting to B&W imagery

How to add depth

Composition & meaning


ASSIGNMENTS

2 different perspectives of a single moment

Lesson Four


LEARN ABOUT

Light, lifestyle and composition recap

Environmental portraiture

Studying your frame and shooting with purpose


ASSIGNMENT

Submit a single image of daily routine

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"Meg is a master at everything and teaching is no exception. "

- BRI
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about your instructor

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.

how it works

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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.

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chat online

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.



23 Comments

  • Jen Berg says:

    Those who follow Meg on social media know what a master she is at capturing the beauty in her everyday — her tones, use of color, composition, lighting, editing. This class delves into all of those areas, helping you see how Meg sees and to explore her master toolbox. I appreciated the encouragement to capture every day moments every day of this course. This best part, for me, was getting feedback on my images and seeing the beauty that others created as well. I also loved applying the editing techniques that Meg instructed on. Meg was always responsive to questions, sometimes even personal questions about how she manages work/life/etc. And, the critique on weekly images was also very helpful. This is an excellent course if you want to work with a master creator and really improve your everyday images.

  • Monica says:

    Meg Is a wonderful and very generous instructor. She shares her knowledge in a very practical way. Every lesson is filled with useful content and materials carefully put together.

  • Heather N says:

    This class has not only been a journey to refine my photography skills, but also a journey to think differently about my day to day. It made me slow down, be more observant, think and be more intentional. Like an artist staring at their canvas with brush in hand- a lot of soul searching precedes that first brush stroke. Sometimes it is a challenge to photograph children because well they are kids, but if you slow down and think it through…all the beauty is right before your very eyes. Meg will help you see it and catch it in the best light and then help you enhance your story to make a stronger narrative. Don’t hesitate, let this course envelop you and change you and give you a fresh set of eyes like it did me. You should also know, this review is from the heart. This is me, I have nothing to gain from this review other than knowing that this might encourage another aspiring artist to catapult themselves into a whole new chapter of their photography journey. Best of luck to you!

    • Meg Loeks says:

      Thank you Heather. I really appreciate you taking the time to write this. It was an honor having you in this last run.

  • I just finished Meg’s course and it totally lives up to the title. The class is full of actionable advice to really make all of our lives look more beautiful through our lenses. The course materials are great – especially the videos. I admit, I haven’t had a chance to go through all of them, but I’ve saved them for a quiet afternoon. :) The full participation seat is more than worth the price. Meg and her TA’s commentary and critiques were thoughtful, detailed and so helpful. Thanks so much Meg! I’m sad this course is over – I’d definitely sign up for a part 2!

  • martha says:

    Do yourself a huge favor and take this class. I’ve been a massive admirer of Meg’s work for many years, and after purchasing and learning from her breakout The Sincere Storyteller I just knew that I had to continue learning from her.
    I took this class during August (2018) while I had 3 kids (baby 1, toddle 3, kid 5) at home with me while on summer break – this class also served as a break for my sanity during this month (we love our kids…but this summer was rough! so you know…mom needed a little something to keep her from going nuts). I stayed up late at night to catch up, and spent my days taking those everyday low light shots that Meg turns into art. It was great. I learned SO much. Meg goes out of her way to teach and share her magic with us – and I can’t wait to try what I’ve learned from her during the cooler months (when I can escape the 24/7 AC and this dreadful heat). We did everything – light, composition, color, skin tone and more…you name it, she teaches it. It was a great class.
    I swear, if Meg ever creates a photography retreat I will fly across the globe to attend it, 4 weeks just makes you want to learn more about how she creates her magic!

    Meg – Thank you!

  • Vanessa Campbell says:

    If you have ever wanted to know how Meg creates such amazing images, how she views life through her lens, or how Meg brings those amazing portraits to life, take this workshop! As I was told, try and grab a full participation seat, its worth the money spent. Meg holds nothing back! If you have a question, all you need to do is ask. She is constantly adding new content when needed (she even made quick videos when we need more instruction) or fully helping us even when we ask things beyond whats even in the material. Megs organization skills with all the material is superb, I can quickly download to dropbox and she has it all organized and labeled nicely. Her workshop backs her images, very high quality. I have grown so much in the past four weeks, more than I had ever imagined.I would recommend this workshop to anyone looking to grow in their own work, its absolutely worth taking this course! Even if your style is a bit different, thats ok.You will learn. I was told years ago, learn from as many as you can even if they are different from you. It will help mold your own style and you can learn something new. Is that ever so true!

  • 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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