Unscripted | with Lauren Webster
soul searching, storytelling & memory making
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in this course you’ll learn
The desire to document our everyday lives comes from the stories that have made us who we are. Our reasons are different, but in some ways, the same. You may have grown up with a camera in your hand or maybe a personal loss inspired you to pick it up for the first time. Maybe your need to document came after you had children. We all have our stories, and your story makes you the photographer you are today.
In the course, “Unscripted”, you will dig deep to discover the parts of you that have led you to this approach to photography. We will work together to find your own authentic voice so that past, present, & future clients feel comfortable opening up to you. In this elective course, you will learn how to tell your story and why it is important to do so, how to connect with clients, how to tell a story using different points of view, and why it is important to pursue personal projects.
- What is Documentary: what makes documentary photography different from a lifestyle session
- Spill your Guts: identifying your story; having a vulnerable & authentic presence
- Introvert or Extrovert: learning to be open & honest without driving people away
- Finding your Tribe: using your story to find the right clients, building relationships
- Finding perspective: visually telling a story using different points of view
- Feed the soul: why photographing for yourself is imperative to your success as a photographer
- Weekly assignments, behind the scenes & editing videos, mentor critique and group discussions
- behind-the-scenes video of Lauren photographing a storytelling client, her suggestions and tips, and some feedback from the client herself . She will walk you through her culling and editing process. You’ll also receive access to a private Facebook group and live Q&A’s. Additionally, you will be given assignments once per week. All assignments will be reviewed and provided feedback by Lauren for all participants.
- Final project submission
shoot for you & from your heart
On February 15 from 1pm-4pm, Lauren with Lauren Webster Photography will teach Documentary Photography.
We will work together to find your own authentic voice. During our workshop, you will learn how to tell your story and why it is important to do so, how to tell a story using different points of view, and discuss personal projects.
Lesson topics include:
- What makes you who you are as a photographer?
- Telling your story
- Using exposure, aperture, and shutter speed to help tell a story
- Visually telling a story using different points of view
- Documenting your own life
- Working through a rut
- Displaying personal work
This class is $150, with a $25 early bird discount for those who book before January 1, 2020.
Document You Days- DSLR Workshop for Parents
Is your camera stuck on auto?
Unlock your camera’s potential!
Capturing stunning, authentic images with your DSLR takes more than the push of a button. In Document Your Days Level I, you’ll walk through every feature, setting, and real-life strategy that no camera-owning parent should be without.
You can expect to become comfortable with the following concepts:
- Fundamental DSLR elements
- Exposure, aperture, & shutter speed
- Depth of field & background blur
- Essential lenses & focal length
- Tack-sharp focus
- Essential lighting techniques
- Compositional strategies for exceptional images
WHAT IS A DSLR ANYWAY?!
In the most literal sense, a DSLR camera is a digital single-lens reflex camera. What this means is inside the camera’s body is a mirror that reflects the light coming from the lens and sends it through a prism (in higher-end DSLRs) or a series of mirrors (usually in lower-end models) and finally to the optical viewfinder. This is how you can see what you’re shooting, right through the lens.
I will be hosting the second Facebook Live version of this workshop on ____________________! Join me with your DSLR in the comfort of your own home. We can still discuss and ask questions while you “attend” online.
The house party edition:
because if we’re being honest, staying in sweats at your own house and drinking wine with your friends is the best way to attend a workshop. Please gather 3-5 friends and email me at
to chat dates!