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A unique school for the whole photographer.

A unique school for the whole photographer.

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Who We Are

The creative journey has never been cookie cutter. It has never been straight and narrow. It will never be one size fits all. It is unique and scary and naked and you will, if you are brave enough, take the path less traveled. And we promise it will make all the difference in the world. It is Robert Frost and Sylvia Plath and Sally Mann and Jill Greenberg. It is raw and honest and minimalist and bare boned. It is more than just the clicking of a shutter or the writing of the pen. It is your soul, being honest with who you are and what you stand for. We are here. This is the new wave of education. Wherever you are on your creative journey, this is your rebirth. This is your chance. This is your now.

Unraveled is an unconventional, unique school for whole photographer offering monthly and annual subscriptions, in which a monthly guest instructor will be sharing their creative journey and teaching specific topics.

In addition to our school, Unraveled founders Coleen Hodges and Sarah Driscoll teach an exclusive, quarterly, three-week workshop that offers a personal online experience where you foster all aspects of your creative life. Throughout the duration of the workshop, Coleen and Sarah will walk with you hand in hand to help you evolve your voice, find balance, and effectively live the creative life of your dreams. Our goal is to bring the powerful energy of an in-person workshop right into the heart of this online experience, leaving you feeling connected and inspired. Unraveled welcomes all artists, regardless of skill level.

 
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Our School

The School is separate from The Workshop and is for long-term continuing education. We will be hosting a monthly guest instructor who will be sharing their creative journey and teaching specific topics. In addition to the monthly guest instructors, we will be hosting weekly mini-lectures, taught by different amazing creatives! Our instructors are some of the best in the industry and we LOVE that we can share their amazing insight with all of you! We also have a closed Facebook group available to all of our students for continued learning and community! The tuition for The School is only $10/month or $100 for the entire year, after which there are NO additional fees. All courses and materials are to be accessed here on our website. There will be new material each month, and you will have long-term access to all of the previous courses, as well. Wherever you are on your creative journey, you have found a home with us.

 
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The Workshop

Unraveled founders Coleen Hodges and Sarah Driscoll teach an exclusive, quarterly, three-week workshop -- separate from the school -- that offers a personal online experience where you foster all aspects of your creative life. Throughout the duration of the workshop, Coleen and Sarah will walk with you hand in hand to help you evolve your voice, find balance, and effectively live the creative life of your dreams. Our goal is to bring the powerful energy of an in-person workshop right into the heart of this online experience, leaving you feeling connected and inspired. Unraveled welcomes all artists, regardless of skill level.

 
 

"With so many photography education options currently available it takes something really special to stand-out. What Sarah and Coleen, along with all the contributing artists, have created is absolutely incredible. For a minimal monthly fee you have access to a plethora of courses from some of the most impressive photographers and artists in today's community. Courses range from quick mini lessons, which are great when you have a just a moment to yourself to be inspired, as well as extensive courses that truly help you grow and evolve as an artist. I have spent quite a bit of money on education courses and to date Be Unraveled is one of my favorites. I love when new courses come available and am always blown away but the tips and tricks shared. Thank you Sarah and Coleen for giving life to such an awesome vision."

— Becca Ravera www.BecciRaveraPhotography.com

 

"I am a professional fashion photographer, I am always looking for ways to improve my skills set and be current in the market. With Unraveled, no matter what type of photography you are into, you can learn something new with each module. The Unraveled program has given me the opportunity keep up to date, ask questions and get feedback at my own pace and with the guidance of a welcoming and encouraging environment. Both are key to personal and professional growth. I have met artists from all over. I have referred many friends of mine who are just looking to get started in the world of photography as well as seasoned professionals and I will continue to do so. Awesome stuff happening there. SIGN UP."

— Blaire Catherine www.imagesbyblairecatherine.com

 

Still need convincing?

The Instructor Lineup

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*Click on each instructor's name to see more of their amazing work!*

 

July 2017

Lindsay Colleen SaundersOld World Art Techniques in Photography
Lindsay will be focusing her lesson on “old world” art techniques that translate from her painting and drawing into photography. Since there are so many different “rules” and techniques to art, she will be honing in primarily on chiaroscuro techniques in photography. In her tutorial, Lindsay will explain, in depth, why chiaroscuro techniques that Rembrandt and De La Tour used, work so well in photography, and how to achieve the look while in both a candid and created setting. 

Mini Lectures

Anita Cline: The Art Of Freelensing

Ace Fanning: Creative Shoots

 

August 2017

Adri De La CruzFinding Connection Between Light and Shadows
Adri will be guiding students on how to find the connection between light and shadows in order to better showcase the narrative of your images. She will also be instructing on shooting a hybrid portfolio full of documentary + lifestyle images, as well as touching upon the the importance of personal photography projects for growth in your work.

Mini Lectures

Kirenia: Lightroom Management

Ben Sasso +Katch Silva: Van Life Together on the Road: Our Creative Journey
Follow the creative couple @sheepfeet on Instagram.

Sophie Jane: Lesson TBD

Jacob Loafman: The Art Of Double Exposures

 

September 2017

Kevin LoweryIntimate Male Portraiture
When Kevin Lowery started shooting intimate male portraiture, he quickly realized the difficulties of photographing men; we live in a culture that rewards men for being closely guarded and for putting up hyper-masculine facades. For many guys, it’s difficult to be vulnerable. For the photographer, the real challenge is going beyond the posing to really capture who they are - their personality, their hopes and dreams, their passions, and their fears. In this class, you’ll follow Kevin through the journey he takes in every session to find vulnerability in each photo and to truly capture each male subject for who they truly are. Along the way, you’ll also cover lighting, posing, and how to continue breaking boundaries in intimate male portraiture.

Mini Lectures

Kerlyn Van GelderLesson TBD

 

October 2017

Courtney HolmesCreating Family Films & Using Films to Promote Your Business.

 

November 2017

Jayme Ford: Lesson TBD

Joy Prouty: Lesson TBD

 

December 2017

Ginger Unzueta: Lesson TBD

 

January 2018

Jessica Rasmussen: Self Portraiture

 

February 2018

Twyla Jones: Lesson TBD

 

March 2018

Alex James: Inspirational Storytelling & The Balance Between Creative Living and Personal Relationships

 

April 2018

Jodi Lynn Buckles: Lesson TBD

 

May 2018

Danielle Hatcher: Lesson TBD

 

June 2018

Jennifer Lawrence: Lesson TBD

Ashley Crawford: Lesson TBD

 

July 2018

Ace Fanning: Shooting in Full Sun

 

August 2018

Kala RathFemininity and Beauty of Motherhood
Kala's course will highlight the femininity and beauty of motherhood through the use of composition, light, posing, styling and post processing. Whether you're a seasoned professional, or newly entering into the field or the genre of motherhood photography, this course will provide a fresh perspective to change the way you approach your next session.