Class will meet every Tuesday at 1pm (Eastern Time) - June 2nd, 9th, and 16th. Each weekly group session will run roughly 1.5 - 3 hours, depending on lecture, discussion and critique times. One-on-ones will be scheduled between 10am-3pm on Tuesday, June 23rd. One-on-one sessions are 15-minutes long.
Watch this brief video where Erin describes her interactive virtual course.
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WEEK 1: INTERIOR PHOTOGRAPHY
In week 1, we will go over the basics of capturing spaces. This includes the tools needed to effectively and professionally create images of interiors for clients such as magazines, interior designers, furniture makers, kitchen designers, and architects. We will explore the tools needed to create these professional images including lenses, software, and tethering tools. We will dive into maximizing ambient light and also how to provide fill, and tools of the trade for reducing glare, reflections, and hot spots. The next step is composition; deciding on orientation of image and framing, what to include in your shot, and how to accurately capture light and colors. From there we will discuss styling, editing back your shot or adding more, and finding the perfect balance between reality and a publishable image. Lastly, we will explore simple editing techniques to perfect your final images using Lightroom and Photoshop. Students will be given a photography assignment that can be easily completed at home using their own space. This assignment will be critiqued in week 2's session.
WEEK 2: ENVIRONMENTAL PORTRAITURE
During week 2, we will focus our efforts on the fundamentals of creating compelling environmental portraits. We will be taking what we learned about photographing spaces in week 1, and adding an element of life. Environmental portraiture puts equal importance on the subject and the space the subject is in. We will explore how to connect with your subjects, selecting the appropriate space, lighting techniques, how to put your subject at ease to capture a more authentic and natural shot, posing suggestions, and framing. From there we will go through selecting the best images and editing techniques that can be tweaked from week 1 to suit both interiors and people. Students will be given an assignment that can easily be completed at home using their own space (and themselves or someone else!). This assignment will be critiqued in week 3's session.
WEEK 3: STEPS TO BUILD A SUCCESSFUL PHOTO BUSINESS
During week 3, we will go over all things necessary to building a successful business. These include topics such as creating a strong portfolio, your online presence, curating a successful Instagram account, designing and printing promos to send to prospective clients, collaborations to make your work stronger, how to reach out to editors, art directors, and more, establishing prices and working up estimates, and personal projects to round out your portfolio and gain attention from clients.
WEEK 4: STUDENT ONE-ON-ONES
In our final week, I will be arranging one-on-one with each student for 15 minutes. These one-on-one sessions can be used to review your portfolio, your website (web edit), discuss any individual needs or questions you have about your business, more advanced Photoshop and/or Lightroom practices, developing a strong promo to send to prospective clients, and any specific questions about gear.
This workshop is designed for photographers of all skill levels who are interested in pursuing or advancing their technical skills and/or their career in photography. Sessions will be hosted on Zoom. Once you have completed registration we will send you your Zoom login information for the course. 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.
Weekly sessions will be hosted on Zoom every Tuesday at 1pm (Eastern Time) from June 2nd until June 16th (3 sessions). Sessions will run roughly 1.5 - 3 hours, depending on lecture, discussion and critique times. One-on-one sessions with Erin will be scheduled on Tuesday, June 23rd between the hours of 10am and 3pm.
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.
$370*per person (+$15 processing fee)
*10% of the proceeds of this workshop will be donated to the Good Shepard Food Bank of Maine.
“With so many people out of work, and families struggling to meet rent/mortgage payments/and feed their children while unemployed, it’s important to provide people with the security of knowing the necessities will be taken care of. Food is one of the most important necessities, and the Good Shepard Food Bank is helping to get food to people who need it during this difficult time.” - Erin Little
MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR
Erin Little is a sought-after interior and environmental portrait photographer who specializes in capturing the beauty in the ordinary. She works with numerous brands and businesses, including campaign work for Airbnb, Apple, Ace & Jig, Kohler, and Yakima.
Her editorial assignments have been published in print and online publications, including the New York Times, GQ, Dwell, Wall Street Journal, National Geographic, Food & Wine, Remodelista, Apartment Therapy and Domino Magazine. She lives in Portland, Maine.