Get in now for the SUMMER MEMORIES edition
– begins June 15th
I challenge YOU to photograph one of the great stories in your life in 5 days. Seriously, what’s one awesome thing happening in your world right now?
Time spent with friends?
Something about your kids?
Something you’re doing with your kids?
The weekend getaway to the lake?
"Frankly, that series was extremely amazing, considering I've paid tons of $$$ for storytelling workshops, breakouts, etc... and it was free?!?!!! And REALLY good content!! Thank you so much, Marie Masse, for the awesome mini-course."
– Sarah Harrigan
I hate that! You feel me? If so, get intentional with your camera this season. Tune into the things that matter.
You’ve got the stories + the camera (iPhone counts too), but you’re struggling to make the pictures that speak to your heart, because you’re busy LIVING your life?
You need an awareness radar and accountability? That’s where I come in! I’ll show you how to turn your stories into your fave pictures in your box of photos + help you check one special story off your to-shoot list within 5 days!
The Save-a-Story Initiative runs quarterly and changes with the seasons. These are the 4 editions you can get in on – free!:
February or March – Reader’s Choice (you’ll vote on the topic)
June – Summer Memories edition
September – Family Historian edition
November – Holiday edition
During the 5 days, here’s what to expect and what you’ll learn:
A daily email teaching + inspiring you to shoot a story that’s happening in your life, right now, and preserving it with your camera
The 7 most important elements you need for shooting a full story (to remember it all)
Freebie downloads designed to make sticking with the challenge easy-peasy
We’ll talk about what to shoot, shooting techniques, how to preserve your story, and what to do with the photos you create so they don’t get lost in digi-Neverland!
This is what you’ll gain through this initiative:
The most valuable thing: a personal story savored in photos (old photo box delight!)
My pre-shoot research phase from start to finish so you can replicate it into your life
A stronger sense of awareness and observation, which will make your skill in anticipating moments higher than ever (goodbye lackluster moments + forced smiles, hello ease, freedom, & tearjerkers)
How to shoot so your subject doesn’t feel in the spotlight (and actually stays relaxed)
Your most important people + living memories will be transformed into your favorite pictures all approached in a freeing, documentary way.
TAKE IT FROM PREVIOUS CHALLENGERS:
"I had been following Fearless and Framed on Facebook for a while when I saw the post about the Challenge. Immediately I knew that I wanted to sign up, so I did. I was extremely nervous; though lifestyle and documentary photography are my favorite, I have not been practicing them for long and had no idea what I had gotten myself into. I knew that Marie's work rocked, so I imagined it would be challenging, and I convinced myself that I could do it."
"The first day when I got her e-mail, I was so comforted! She talked to all of us like she was sitting right there with us, which was so valuable and encouraging. All of the advice given was relative, extremely helpful, and put so many things into perspective; either reinforcing things that I had personally believed or done/wanted for my business, or opening my eyes to things that I hadn't realized before."
The challenge helped me professionally because I learned how to seek out the special, intimate moments needed for a documentary session. It raised my confidence levels, challenged me to put my lighting skills to the test, and it helped me explore editing in black in white in an entire new way. I feel 100% more confident about myself as a photographer and my work after the challenge.”
– Amanda McKay
I absolutely loved this challenge. I was so excited to be able to try something documentary style in my own home. I do this regularly anyway, but the constant push to be able to photograph something constantly for a short period of time was huge for me. My favorite part was the day Marie told us about the 7 things to watch out for in each session. A total light bulb went off after reading these words. Not only did I realize that I had to work harder at this style of photography, I realized that I WANTED to work harder at this style of photography and I was even jazzed about it. I can’t thank Marie enough for this. I have something to work for now and challenges always bring out the best in my work.”
– Heather Floyd
Documentary photography has always been my heart. And when my friend suggested we do this challenge I was totally up for it! I loved that it was one email a day. Easy commitment. And that you shared your experience and knowledge, but then gave us a challenge. And that it was tangible! I didn’t feel overwhelmed. I knew I could do this one thing today and be ready for tomorrow! Plus, it set our minds in the right direction for each day. I adored it. I also locked myself in my bedroom and listened to your entire live podcast. And I kinda felt like I was there with you!”
– Tammy Zdunich