july 31 & august 7, 2021
The Intuitive Photographer:
Learn to respond and capture the magic of the everyday in your own unique and captivating way
Sessions will be held on Saturday, July 31st and Saturday, August 7th at 12pm (Eastern Time). Each group session will run roughly 1.5-3 hours, depending on lecture, discussion and critique times.
Are you passionate about photography, have work that you are proud of, but are feeling stuck when it comes to honing your skills and finding your own unique voice? Do you struggle to figure out what you naturally gravitate towards, what your work is trying to say and how you can leverage that work to create opportunities and paid partnerships?
Using experimentation, observation and her intuition, Alyson Morgan has established a signature style that has secured her content creation and photography clients. Alyson's work explores the intimate and often overlooked beauty in the everyday - both at home and in nature.
In this engaging, informative and inspirational workshop - Alyson will share her artist journey, her creative process that guides her from ideation to completion, her techniques, and her practices that continue to help her advance and elevate her work. She will encourage students to tune into themselves, analyzing what draws their eye. This course is not about emulation, but rather listening, tapping into and honing your own unique style.
Developing a signature style can open doors and provide numerous opportunities for photographic advancement. The Intuitive Photographer is a course for anyone who is ready to discover why and how they take photos so they can build a portfolio and style that is uniquely their own.
SESSION 1: LECTURE, DEMOs & QUESTIONS
JULY 31th, 2021 - NOON (12pm) et
In this session all of Alyson's Intuitive Photographer curriculum will be presented with ample time to ask questions throughout. Alyson will discuss her artists journey and how she has developed her style through experimentation and intuition. She will break down the components her own photography style and discuss techniques and choices she makes when constructing an image. She will walk students through the steps she takes to get an image from ideation to completion and her decision making process for displaying and sequencing her work. She will also discuss how she leverages her social media platform to secure new clients and content partnerships. In addition, Alyson will show the work of other photographers and discuss the compositional elements of their signature styles. At the beginning of the first session, each student will each share five of their favorite images that they have taken that they feel are good representations of their developing style. The final lecture materials will be delivered as PDF at the end for students to refer back to while working on their assignment.
- 6 images edited and sequenced
- 1 overall artist statement about your work in general
*Assignment due Friday, August 6th at 12pm ET
SESSION 2: GROUP CRITIQUE
AUGUST 7th, 2021 - NOON (12pm) et
Alyson will run a group critique for the final assignment work with ample time for discussion and questions.
This workshop is designed for photographers and hobbyists of all levels who want to hone their style and create opportunities for themselves in photography. Sessions will be hosted on Zoom. You do not need to download Zoom to participate on a desktop or laptop computer. You do need to download the Zoom app if accessing from a phone or tablet. A Zoom link will be sent several days before the start of the workshop.
Sessions will run roughly 1.5 - 3 hours, depending on number of students, lecture, discussion and critique times.
A maximum of 15 students, and a minimum of 8*
*The workshop will be cancelled if minimum enrollment is not met within 7 days of the workshop start. If cancelled, a full refund will be issued to all registered students.
$375* (a $15 processing fee will be applied to all credit card payments)
SIGN ME UP!
Click the pink registration button to pay your tuition via credit card or Paypal. You will receive an email with your course specifics after registration.
MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR
Alyson Morgan is a photographer, artist, environmentalist and herbalist. She lives in the Driftless region of Wisconsin where she works with bioregional plants and runs Earth Star Herbals, an online shop where she offers flower essences and other herbal remedies. Alyson began her artist journey as a young child, studying and illustrating plants with her father.
Alyson is a self-trained photographer and videographer, establishing her signature style through experimentation, trial/error and intuition. Her work is centered in the nexus of climate resiliency, homemaking, sustainable living and herbal knowledge. In the last three years, Alyson has built a reputable side hustle as a content creator for ecologically-minded and sustainable brands. Her clients include Ball Canning, Christy Dawn, Garden of Life, Sandgren Clogs, Herbal Academy, Traditional Medicinals, Artifact Uprising, and Bloomist.
Alyson holds a BA in International Relations from UC Davis in climate change, natural resources and global health. She has studied herbalism with Evolutionary Herbalism, Herbal Academy, Asia Suler and One Willow Apothecaries, and has learned from many other herbalists and mentors through conversation and conferences. She learns daily from the connecting with plants on her homestead.
Morgan is currently working with a major publisher to write and photograph her first book, releasing in 2023.