Join our BFK Photography Workshop!

What if you could learn ALL the basics of photography you needed to take your blog to the next level–in just a few hours?

Learn to actually use your manual settings correctly.

Get that beautiful blurry background in your photos (!!!)

Know how to teach your instagram husband (or instagram friend) how to take great photos.

Get a unique, branded look in Lightroom.

Sounds pretty great, right?

Awesome! Because we can help with that!

Does this sound like you?

You have the basic equipment that you need, you just don't know where to begin when it comes to using it!

Every time you go to use your "manual" settings–your photos turn out super dark, or blurry?

Your boyfriend/husband/friend is your main photographer, and right now, you're lucky if you can get one photo out of them that doesn't cut off your feet!

When you hear the phrase, "Lightroom," you think, "don't even get me STARTED! That might as well be a foreign language!"

You think you're doing everything right, but you still come out with photos you aren't happy with. You don't know what to do differently.

...we could go on and on, right?

If you said "YES!" to any of the above, you're in the right spot!


Join us at our BFK

Photography Workshop!

April 1st, at Jess' House–Wicker Park, Chicago

Here's what the day will look like:

April 1st, 2017

10am: Mimosas + Mingling

Arrive at Jess' house and enjoy a mimosa and mingle with Blair, Jess, and other students before we get to work! We're setting up shop, classroom-style, in Jess' living room, where we'll have desks and a tv screen to walk you through everything, step-by-step!

10:30am: DSLR basics–Using your Equipment

In this section, we'll go over equipment–types of camera bodies, lenses, anything you need to know about hardware. Then, we'll go over the basics of ISO, Aperture, and Shutter speed, and how to use these with your manual settings to get the perfect photo.

11:30am: How to take better photos: The art of composition and working with light

In this section, we'll teach you how to take better photos–arranging flatlays, vignettes, the best angles for the type of shot you're getting, and how to determine where the best lighting is for your photos.

12:15–12:45: Lunch!

Lunch will be provided–menu is TBD, but we'll make sure to do our best to accommodate any food allergies!

12:45–2pm: Shooting Practice

We'll practice shooting in both indoor and outdoor scenarios (field trip!) and several types of situations–photographing food and interior objects inside, and taking street-style photos outside. We'll then pair you up with a partner (or two) and send you on a photo scavenger hunt, and then go over the results together!

2:15pm-3:15pm: The Basics of Lightroom Editing

After you've had plenty of shooting practice, we'll head back inside to edit our photos together–going over the basic edits we apply to all of our photos in Lightroom. You'll get our one-on-one feedback along the way.

3:15pm-4pm: Branding your photos and developing your own aesthetic

After getting the basics down, we'll then show you how to use more advanced features of Lightroom to customize the way your photos look and feel, and how to develop your own unique aesthetic.

4pm-5pm: Free time to practice and get our feedback on anything you learned that day!

The last hour is yours to continue working on whatever area you'd most like to focus on, and get our help along the way! Want to continue practicing your shooting skills and get our one-on-one feedback? Great! We're there for guidance. Want to talk with us about editing your iPhone photos? We'll dish everything we know! You can use this time with us however you'd like.

5pm: Wrap up!

You'll walk away with all the knowledge you need in your pocket to start taking great blog photos (and how to teach others how to help you take them, too!)


Will we see you there?

Frequently Asked Questions

When and where does the workshop take place?
The workshop takes place on April 1st, 2017 at Jess' house in Wicker Park. The point of this workshop is to be intimate and hands-on, so we're limiting it to 15 people. (Besides...not that many more will fit in Jess' living room :-P)
What do I need to bring with me?
We ask that every person bring a DSLR camera and laptop with Lightroom installed in order to get the most out of this workshop.
What if I don't have a DSLR camera?
A DSLR camera can be rented for a very affordable price–we'll provide recommendations on where to do that. We'll also have a few extra cameras on hand to borrow, but we ask that you email us to confirm availability of these cameras before you purchase the course.
What if I don't have Lightroom?
Adobe offers a free trial of Lightroom that you can download beforehand. If you need instructions on how to do that, we will definitely provide those for you!
Do you provide refunds if I can't go for any reason?
Since the spots available are limited, we aren't able to provide refunds after you buy your ticket. However, if someone wants to buy your ticket off of you, we're happy to transfer the name on your ticket!
Do I have to be a blogger to attend?
Definitely not! Everyone who wants to learn the basics of the photography will benefit greatly from the course–whether or not you have a blog, are planning to start one, or never plan on blogging! Certain aspects will be more focused on blogging, but the majority of the content will be applicable to any situation, not just blogging!
Will you be offering this in the future?
The short answer: We're not really sure if or when we would be offering this again. So if you really want the hands-on experience, take the plunge now!

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