We all ache to make our art come to life.
As artists, we want to express ourselves and ﬁnd joy and be proud of the work we have created, but sometimes getting there is easier said than done. Join Lauren Grayson on a journey to discover your true artistic potential and creative abilities. Embracing the edge is for the professionals and hobbyists alike who know what they want to say, but can’t quite convey their vision. This breakout is all about ﬁnding our ‘edge’ in the photography world and letting go of our fears and jumping off the creative cliff. This educational experience will not only focus on bridging the gap between the work you want to create and the work you currently create, but focus on practical tips while shooting families and children. Learn to hone your abilities with posing, editing, styling and more, and release a side of you that you don’t even know you have yet. Embracing the Edge is taking who we are and becoming who we want to be…an unconventional artist. Along the way you’ll discover the key to being desired, needed and in demand (as well as happy with your work!).
what you’ll get
EXCLUSIVE EBOOK: a 150 page eBook
SHOOTING VIDEOS: Shooting videos showing Lauren photographing two different families outside
EDITING VIDEOS: Three culling and editing videos (Lightroom and Photoshop)
PRESETS & ACTIONS: Bonus: Lauren's custom Photoshop Actions and Lightroom Presets
BONUS PDF: Behind the scenes PDF showing a creative/styled shoot from beginning to end; Printable worksheets including prompts to inspire you to discover your artistic voice and define who you are as a photographer
STUDENT Q&A: Submit questions to the Presenter anytime during the program's duration, and receive a copy of the recorded Q&A
*Please note: All items in this listing are digital downloads that must be downloaded to a computer (you may transfer to an iPad after your original download to a computer). Due to the nature of digital downloads, they are non-refundable.
what you’ll learn
// FINDING THE PERFECT LOCATION
Learn how to find locations that are unconventional and see photographic potential anywhere, then learn how to maximize the potential of each location
// USING LIGHT
Create and utilize light in various situations while creating beautiful, consistent imagery
// POSING LIKE A PRO
How to shoot variety in a session and create emotive and intimate imagery
// IMPROVE YOUR CREATIVE EXPRESSION
The importance of personal projects for creative breakthroughs and expression
// VISION AND EDITING
Get a behind the scenes look at Lauren’s creative and personal projects, from her vision through editing and everything in between
// STYLING YOUR SUBJECTS
Learn how to take an active role in styling and preparing your clients for a family session
// ATTRACT THE RIGHT CLIENTS
Find out how to attract the clients (and look!) that is right for you as an artist
// CREATIVE TECHNIQUES
An introduction into shooting through various objects and freelensing
Get an in-depth look at Lauren’s editing workﬂow (Lightroom and Photoshop)
// COMMON MISTAKES
Lauren shares some of the most common mistakes that photographers make when shooting and what to look out for
// CLIENT PREP
How Lauren preps a family for a shoot, step by step, and why this is key to creating images you love.
about your presenter
Lauren Grayson is a lifestyle portrait artist who calls Ohio home. She is passionate about documenting emotional and meaningful moments and she strives to keep her work creative and innovative. While her background is in education and working with children and special needs, she always had a passion for photography. She started experimenting with photography taking self portraits long before her son was born. After she became a Mother, her passion quickly grew and she found that there was no better subject than a child. Lauren has been featured on many prominent photography blogs as well as published in various printed publications. Some of these include SELF Magazine, Lemonade & Lenses, NAPCP, Journey to Artist and many more. You can connect with her on Facebook or Instagram under Lauren Grayson Portrait Artist or view more of her work at laurengrayson.com.