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Virtual Photography Workshops with Aimee and Jenna

Photography Workshops with Award-Winning Edmonton Photographers

Virtual Photography Workshops Are Coming Up!

 

Edmonton's best family photographer Aimee Hobbs makes black and white portrait of one brother standing on their hose and the other sitting

“Jenna and Aimee have a knack for teaching their art by holding students to a high standard while also creating a safe space for discovering, exploration, and learning. Their lessons and assignments were challenging and valuable. During the critiques, the tone was gentle but rigorous and through their thoughtful and detailed feedback, I felt challenged to do more and break out of my same old photo routines. The other students were just as impactful as the teachers and I felt truly bonded to the group by the end of the month. Months later I’m still buzzing from the inspiration and creativity from this course and highly recommend it to anyone!” – Nina

JANUARY 2023 – BEGINNER PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP

Do you have a DSLR or mirrorless camera you don’t know how to REALLY use? Our Beginner Photography Workshop will help you with that!

You will learn how to use your camera in aperture priority mode first. Then you will be welcomed into the wonderful world of manual mode and the exposure triangle. If you have no idea what that means – that means you’re perfectly qualified. We will also be diving into the basics of how to see and use light and some rules of composition. In addition to those goodies, we’re learning tips and tricks to make better photos. There are weekly assignments and constructive criticism.

Prerequisite: You just need to have a DSLR or mirrorless camera

Workshop dates: January 10, 17, 24, 31, 2023 at 8pm MST via Zoom

Price: $200 CAD

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*NEW* FEBRUARY 2023 – STRICTLY DOCUMENTARY WORKSHOP

We have had so many requests for this workshop and are beyond excited to have this brand new workshop for you especially because it’s no secret that documentary photography is where our hearts lie.  And so – four whole weeks of strictly documentary goodness! Jumping into how to make meaningful, authentic (in the true sense of the word) images while working on seeing and using available light effectively, composition, working a scene, and of course, timing, timing, timing.  It’s going to be amazing.  As always, weekly assignments and critique. 

Prerequisite: Be able to use a DSLR or mirrorless camera in aperture priority or manual mode

Workshop dates: February 7, 14, 21, 28, 2023 at 8pm MST via Zoom

Price: $200 CAD

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MARCH 2023 – AN HONEST SELF-PORTRAIT

Get in the frame and exist in photos with An Honest Self-Portrait.

We will be going over all the technical aspects of how to make self-portraits as well as looking at some of our favourite self-portrait artists. We will be looking at the different genres of self-portraits and making them ourselves. Everything from environmental self-portraits, self-portraits for self-love and therapy, and creating self-portraits from a concept. Additionally, there will be weekly assignments to practice as well as a week of live critique which is super fun.

Prerequisite: Be able to use a DSLR or mirrorless camera in aperture priority or manual mode

Workshop dates: March 7, 14, 21, 28, 2023 at 8pm MST via Zoom

Price: $200 CAD

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*NEW* APRIL 2023 – DIY PHOTOS FOR BUSINESS

After so many years of working with many great businesses and brands, we want to help you learn how to make better photos for yourselves.  This will be a crash course in everything you need to know to better photograph different aspects of your business – products to people.  We will be covering how to create flat lays to show off your products or tools of the trade plus the basics of light and composition.  Since this will be a jam packed month, we’re also going to covering diy headshots, making candid behind the scenes images, social media, and editing.  Additionally, there will be weekly assignments to practice as well as a weekly live critique which is super fun.

You can do this workshop with a camera or a phone.

Prerequisite: Nada

Workshop dates: April 4, 11, 18, 25, 2023 at 8pm MST via Zoom

Price: $200 CAD

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*NEW* MAY 2023 – The ARTFUL SELF-PORTRAIT 

We love making, talking about, looking at and teaching all things self-portrait.  It is a soul filler for sure!  So, what did we do, we made an advanced version of our original self-portrait workshop for everyone else who just can’t get enough.  This workshop is centred on creating a self-portrait series – documentary-inspired or conceptual, we will be using our journals and imaginations in full force this month.  Because we have a long list of self-portrait loves, we will be looking at self-portrait artists and photography series we adore, breaking down the moving parts in making a series, and of course – homework and critique.  

CANNOT WAIT.

Prerequisite: An Honest Self-Portrait

Workshop dates: May 2, 9, 16, 23, 2023 at 8pm MST via Zoom

Price: $200 CAD

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JUNE 2023 – EDITING BASICS

This has become our most requested workshop so we decided we had to make it happen.

We’re going to unpack basic edits including how to make a beautiful black and white that doesn’t look like soggy newspaper. Our goal is always to achieve simple, timeless edits that enhance the photograph rather than becoming the focus of it. As always, there will be homework and feedback to help it all sink in.

Prerequisite: We will be doing all of our editing in Lightroom. However, you can edit in a program of your choosing if Lightroom isn’t your jam so long as you have the ability to adjust temperature, tint, exposure, saturation, whites, blacks, shadows, highlights and contrast.

Workshop dates: June 6, 13, 20, 27, 2023 at 8pm MST via Zoom

Price: $200 CAD

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JULY 2023 – BEGINNER PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP (last chance this year)

Do you have a DSLR or mirrorless camera you don’t know how to REALLY use? Our Beginner Photography Workshop will help you with that!

You will learn how to use your camera in aperture priority mode first. Then you will be welcomed into the wonderful world of manual mode and the exposure triangle. If you have no idea what that means – that means you’re perfectly qualified. We will also be diving into the basics of how to see and use light and some rules of composition. In addition to those goodies, we’re learning tips and tricks to make better photos. There are weekly assignments and constructive criticism.

Prerequisite: You just need to have a DSLR or mirrorless camera

Workshop dates: July 4, 11, 18, 25, 2023 at 8pm MST via Zoom

Price: $200 CAD

“I really enjoyed the workshop. I think it was even more valuable in a virtual setting over 4 weeks (I was originally apprehensive about the virtual format) and having that time to digest everything. Also, wanted to say, that I felt that Aimee and Jenna were so generous with their time and it felt/feels like great value to me.” – Dea

Best Edmonton photographer makes self-portrait of herself holding her toddler while cooking in kitchen

AUGUST 2023 – FINDING MOMENTS

This will be an amazing four weeks where we’re focusing on one of our absolute favourite things – Finding Moments. Whether your focus is lifestyle, documentary or portraits, we’ll be talking about what moments are, why they’re so important, as well as how to anticipate them (or facilitate them in lifestyle and portraiture).  We’ll be doing case studies of different photographers who do this well in different genres and there will be assignments to work on what you’re learning.

If you want to move beyond just taking pretty pictures, elevate your work by infusing your photographs with meaning, then this is the workshop for you. A month of fun, challenge and growth.

Prerequisite: Be able to use a DSLR or mirrorless camera in aperture priority or manual mode

Workshop dates: August 8, 15, 22, 29, 2023 at 8pm MST via Zoom

Price: $200 CAD

Candid black and white photo of mother and child holding hands by Edmonton photographer who teaches virtual photography workshops

How Do Virtual Photography Workshops Work? 

You are welcomed into a Facebook group with all other attendees. In this private group we share the photos we are making, links to valuable information, and have daily feedback on questions and photos from Aimee and Jenna. Each week we meet via zoom for a lesson and discuss the weeks homework. There is also an assignment each week to work on, as well as a monthly assignment.

One workshop – $200 CAD

Three workshops – $550 CAD!

 

We highly encourage attending all virtual workshop classes in person, but we understand that life happens. 

If you miss a class no problem, we’ll share the video of it in the private Facebook group the following day. This also works great for all of our overseas students if the time change makes attending the virtual lessons difficult in real time.

Each month we will explore and practice the topic with teaching points, exploring other photographers’ work, weekly assignments as well as a monthly assignment for critique. (No need to find critique intimidating. It’s a powerful tool to help you learn!) Our goal is to push you to explore the world of art and photography and to improve on your skills as a photographer.

LET’S DO THIS!

Aimee Hobbs photograph of child laying facedown in shallow water near shovel and dog in information about virtual photography workshop

Edmonton Photographer | Hobbs Photography

NOVEMBER 2023 – SO YOU WANNA START A PHOTOGRAPHY BUSINESS

Again you’ve been asking, so we want to help you all out! You’re making beautiful photographs and have been having friends and friends of friends ask you to photograph them. But now what?! We remember this feeling like it was yesterday.

For the month of November, we’re going to be an open book about everything we wish we had known about how to start a photography business (or even a photography side hustle) and what we have learned over the last decade.

Prerequisite: Nothin’

Workshop dates: November 7, 14, 21, 28, 2023 at 8pm MST via Zoom

Price: $200 CAD

Candid black and white photo of mother and child holding hands by Edmonton photographer who teaches virtual photography workshops

How Do Virtual Photography Workshops Work? 

You are welcomed into a Facebook group with all other attendees. In this private group we share the photos we are making, links to valuable information, and have daily feedback on questions and photos from Aimee and Jenna. Each week we meet via zoom for a lesson and discuss the weeks homework. There is also an assignment each week to work on, as well as a monthly assignment.

One workshop – $200 CAD

Three workshops – $550 CAD!

 

We highly encourage attending all virtual workshop classes in person, but we understand that life happens. 

If you miss a class no problem, we’ll share the video of it in the private Facebook group the following day. This also works great for all of our overseas students if the time change makes attending the virtual lessons difficult in real time.

Each month we will explore and practice the topic with teaching points, exploring other photographers’ work, weekly assignments as well as a monthly assignment for critique. (No need to find critique intimidating. It’s a powerful tool to help you learn!) Our goal is to push you to explore the world of art and photography and to improve on your skills as a photographer.

LET’S DO THIS!

Aimee Hobbs photograph of child laying facedown in shallow water near shovel and dog in information about virtual photography workshop

Edmonton Photographer | Hobbs Photography

OCTOBER 2023 – BIRTH & POSTPARTUM PHOTOGRAPHY

BIRTH AND POSTPARTUM ARE AMAZING!!!!  It stands to reason that photos of birth and postpartum are also amazing. We have absolutely fallen in love with making photos of people as they move through this incredible stage of life and have been doing it for over ten years. Making photos of both birth and the postpartum period present a completely unique set of challenges and we’re going to tackle them all!  The why’s and how’s of making strong, meaningful photos of this period of time while holding space for the people at the centre of the story.  It’s going to be hard to wait all the way until October to dive into this.

Light, timing, composition, space, storytelling, emotions, the unexpected, contracts – we’re covering it all. This is going to be an challenging amazing month.

Prerequisite: Be able to use a DSLR or mirrorless camera in aperture priority or manual mode proficiently

Workshop dates: October 3, 10, 17, 24, 2023 at 8pm MST via Zoom

Price: $200 CAD

NOVEMBER 2023 – SO YOU WANNA START A PHOTOGRAPHY BUSINESS

Again you’ve been asking, so we want to help you all out! You’re making beautiful photographs and have been having friends and friends of friends ask you to photograph them. But now what?! We remember this feeling like it was yesterday.

For the month of November, we’re going to be an open book about everything we wish we had known about how to start a photography business (or even a photography side hustle) and what we have learned over the last decade.

Prerequisite: Nothin’

Workshop dates: November 7, 14, 21, 28, 2023 at 8pm MST via Zoom

Price: $200 CAD

Candid black and white photo of mother and child holding hands by Edmonton photographer who teaches virtual photography workshops

How Do Virtual Photography Workshops Work? 

You are welcomed into a Facebook group with all other attendees. In this private group we share the photos we are making, links to valuable information, and have daily feedback on questions and photos from Aimee and Jenna. Each week we meet via zoom for a lesson and discuss the weeks homework. There is also an assignment each week to work on, as well as a monthly assignment.

One workshop – $200 CAD

Three workshops – $550 CAD!

 

We highly encourage attending all virtual workshop classes in person, but we understand that life happens. 

If you miss a class no problem, we’ll share the video of it in the private Facebook group the following day. This also works great for all of our overseas students if the time change makes attending the virtual lessons difficult in real time.

Each month we will explore and practice the topic with teaching points, exploring other photographers’ work, weekly assignments as well as a monthly assignment for critique. (No need to find critique intimidating. It’s a powerful tool to help you learn!) Our goal is to push you to explore the world of art and photography and to improve on your skills as a photographer.

LET’S DO THIS!

Aimee Hobbs photograph of child laying facedown in shallow water near shovel and dog in information about virtual photography workshop

Edmonton Photographer | Hobbs Photography

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