The Fount Online Course includes so much of the core content that has been taught at our annual in-person workshop in years past- in an easy to access and affordable online experience. We took our main teaching presentations and recorded them in an online video format. There are 27 videos- including EIGHT videos of raw, behind the scenes shoot footage so you can see how Rylee and Tiffany each approach a portrait session!
You will receive a digital workbook to follow along, access to our private course facebook group, and a seat different Live Q&A Sessions. The Fount Online Course is structured to take at your own pace, and all the teaching videos are downloadable for lifetime access! So whether it's logging in after your babies are in bed, while they're at school, or around that full time job- you can learn and get inspired when it works for you!
Rylee is a destination wedding and family photographer based in Alabama. Since beginning in 2009, her painterly sunset portraits and grainy black and white film work have been featured in publications such as The New York Times, Martha Stewart Weddings and Vogue.com. Her work takes her all over the world, but her favorite place to be is at home with her husband, Andrew, and their three children.
ryleehitchner.com | @ryleehitchner
Alex lives on a little farm with one handsome almond farmer and their three little ones. Film and words are her mediums of choice in creating and preserving beauty in all seasons. She has been documenting beautiful mothers and their little ones on film for over four years now, and continues to be inspired by their innate connections and organic rhythms. Motherhood is her muse, and love is her platform.
IMAGES BY TIFFANY FARLEY
Image by Rylee Hitchner
Since 2015, Fount has hosted in-person workshops for motherhood photographers. Each workshop is an exquisite, one of a kind experience that has completely sold out every single year. This workshop experience was born out of a desire to see motherhood photographers recognized as the true artists they are.
Built from much of the content taught in the past at our in-person workshops, The Fount Online Course Experience is now available for photographers all over the world. We saw a need to provide education and inspiration that was easily accessible for the busy mom, the photographer who is unable to sneak away for a full week, or make the investment of a luxury, all-inclusive experience.
We hope to announce a 2021 In-Person Fount Workshop.
Teaching Video #1: Building Your Brand with Focus with Tiffany
Teaching Video #2: Finding & Serving Your Ideal Client with Tiffany
Teaching Video #3: The Art & Science of Storytelling with Rylee (new!)
Teaching Video #4: Be Remarkable with Tiffany (new!)
Teaching Video #5: Curating Your Vision as an Artist Part One with Rylee
Teaching Video #6: Curating Your Vision as an Artist Part Two with Rylee
Teaching Video #7: Curating Your Vision as an Artist Part Three with Rylee
Teaching Video #8: The Life Giving Artist with Rylee (new!)
Teaching Video #9: From Concept to Camera with Rylee and Tiffany
Teaching Video #10: Serving Your Client AND Your Family with Alex (new!)
Teaching Video #11: Organic and Emotive Posing with Alex (new!)
Content Download: Tiffany's Start to Finish Session Planning Guide InDesign Template
Tutorial Video: How to customize the Session Guide Template from open to export
Teaching Video #14: Behind the Scenes with Rylee (Mother with children shoot)
Teaching Video #15: Behind the Scenes with Rylee (Indoor maternity shoot)
Teaching Video #16: Behind the Scenes with Rylee (Sunset maternity shoot)
Teaching Video #17: Behind the Scenes with Tiffany (In home newborn shoot)
Teaching Video #18: Behind the Scenes with Rylee (Mother with children shoot)
Teaching Video #19: Behind the Scenes with Tiffany (Indoor newborn shoot)
Teaching Video #20: Behind the Scenes with Rylee (Indoor maternity shoot)
Teaching Video #21: Behind the Scenes with Tiffany (Sunset maternity shoot)
Bonus Video #1: An Introduction to Film with Rylee recorded live.
Bonus Video #2: The Magically Mundane with Alex, recorded live.
Bonus Video #4: Previously recorded Live Q&A with Rylee and Tiffany
Bonus Video #5: Previously recorded Live Q&A with Rylee and Tiffany
Bonus Video #6: Previously Recorded Live Q&A with Alex
Bonus #7: The Profitable Mini Session with Nikki Santerre (Guide & Live Video)
During the course, attendees will have the opportunity to ask Rylee, Alex, and Tiffany questions during LIVE Q&A Sessions in our private facebook group, as well as have access to previously recorded Q&A videos that have been added to the course bonus content.
Every student will have access to the digital workbook available for download. You will easily be able to print this workbook at home, or take to your favorite local office supply store to have it printed and bound.
All attendees will be invited to join our private course facebook group to connect with other motherhood photographers and ask questions throughout the course. Tiffany, Alex, and Rylee will be hosting their Live Q&A Sessions in this group.
We want to be sure this is the right fit- so we have detailed every single part of this course for you below. There are 27 Videos- with over 13 hours of content.
Teaching Video #12: Key Elements of an Effective Website with Tiffany (new!)
Teaching Video #13: Email Marketing Made Easy with Tiffany (new!)
As an additional bonus to this online course experience we are excited to have fine art photographer Nikki Santerre join us to teach "The Profitable Mini Session". You will not only receive her detailed strategy guide (valued alone at $69) but she will be teaching a live video in our course facebook group to give you the opportunity to ask questions.
If you have ever struggled with offering mini session type promotions without devaluing your brand experience, you will love learning from Nikki and how she offers mini sessions in a way that not only brings in significant profit but an offer that sells out!
The Fount Online Course experience includes EIGHT behind the scenes teaching videos of raw, real life shooting with both Rylee and Tiffany- including the shoots that produced the images shown here! Don't just see the highlights- watch first hand how we created the photographs. From posing direction, lighting choices, working with siblings, outdoor and indoor! We tell you what we are shooting with- both film and digital. Throughout each video, you will see us walking through the shoot, and then we share the actual images you saw us take and share our tips and thought process with you! You will be able to pause, take notes, reference again and again, and have the opportunity to ask both Rylee and Tiffany your questions during our Live Q&A sessions.
Can you explain what "online course" is? Will we be watching you teach live?
When the course begins you will be given a login to the course website. In the website, you will have access to pre-recorded teaching videos to watch at your own pace. Some of these videos are visual slides with the teacher's audio, while others show Tiffany and Rylee photographing a shoot from behind the scenes with their audio that walks you through their thinking process.
Do I have to have internet to watch these videos?
Yes, since the videos are all hosted online within the course website, you will need to be connected to internet to watch any of the videos or access any of the content within the course website. However we have made our videos downloadable- so you can you download all the teaching for offline access and for your lifetime access and can watch whenever you want!
Is this exactly like the content you teach at the in-person Fount Workshop?
This online course experience includes much of the core content that Rylee, Alex, and Tiffany have taught in years past at the in person workshop- however it does NOT include the full replicated educational experience that attendees receive at the in person workshop.
What is the schedule like?
The course content will be available to you beginning Sunday June 28th, 2020. The course content is available to take at your own pace. The Live Q&A Session schedule will be available to you once the course begins.
What are the shooting videos like?
We wanted to provide you with a raw, transparent, and real behind the scenes view of different types of portrait shoots in different locations. These were recorded in an everyday, casual filming quality so that you could have the opportunity to really see what the light was like, etc. Rylee and Tiffany then each provide audio teaching to walk you through their thought process and shooting tips.
Is this for film photographers?
As with our in-person workshop, the content of this course is not film or digital specific. Rylee is a film photographer so you will see her photographing with film and explaining what she is using and why. Tiffany photographs with both digital and film, so you will see her using both in her shooting videos. One of our bonus videos includes an introduction to film with Rylee.
Will there be another workshop- in person or online- offered this year?
We hope to announce a 2021 In-Person Workshop. With the uncertainty and various regulations this year has provided, we will not offer an In-Person workshop until we we believe our attendees can be confident in their investment. At this time, this is the only opportunity to sign up for Fount Online this year.
Are there any discounts for Fount Workshop alumni?
Yes, we are offering a special discount towards this online course experience for any photographer who has attended one of our in person Fount Workshops, as well as previous Fount Online attendees who wish to access the newly added content. Please email email@example.com for that information.
When will I receive my workbook?
Every student will have access to the digital workbook available for download. You can easily download the workbook and self print your copy, or take the file to your local office supply store and have it printed and bound on your own.
How do I sign up for my seat?
You have the option of paying in full, or choosing the payment plan option. Simply click on the payment option you prefer, and you will be taken directly to a check out page. After filling out those details and making payment, you will receive two emails. The first will be an automated email with your course login. The second email will link to the Facebook group and other welcome details.
"I wanted to let you know how appreciative I am for the online Fount course! I've had two newborn shoots since watching the behind the scenes videos and the impact was so huge for me. Something about your and Rylee's teaching brought me back to the heart of why I photograph people and motherhood!...Very grateful for the tenderness and passion you both poured into this course and I can't wait to dive in more!"
"THANK YOU so much for creating this online course...I'm about half-way through the teaching videos under Your Craft and WOW, those videos are blowing me away. It's so insightful to be able to watch the behind the scenes footage. I want to say thank you and I can't wait to continue with the rest of the course."
"We just finished the online course we purchased last year! Spent the entire week indulged and took SO much away from it. Currently reworking our collections and doing some strategic planning to make a more unique experience for our clients. 100% recommend the course to anyone who wants to specialize in motherhood and we can only imagine how awesome the in-person workshop is!"