Join Ginger in this three- week online photography workshop.
Change the way you see your everyday life.
Learn how light, composition, connections, and details come together to create memories that will last a lifetime. Ginger will teach you how to capture authentic moments through observing the beautiful mundane and routine that occur within the walls of your home. In addition, she will present ideas for you to create your own storytelling session from start to finish. She will discuss shooting in public places and the importance of getting in the pictures yourself. Ginger will talk about personal projects and how these projects have helped her grow as an artist; including two of her highly publicized projects; Life with Pito and The Joy Project. Finally, Ginger will discuss and share her love of shooting in and near the water and how this has helped her embrace imperfection in her work.
Walk away from this workshop with a renewed passion for appreciating and documenting your everyday. These three weeks will not only help you grow as an artist; but will help you to see the world around you with fresh perspective and love.
This three-week workshop will include 3 assignments with personal critique and feedback from Ginger on each assignment. You will receive a video critique for Assignment 1 and Assignment 2.
During the course of this class, there will be two live webinars. This will give students the chance to ask Ginger questions live about the lessons, photography, motherhood or other topics.
Daily journal prompts will be given, to encourage students to slow down and seek the beauty in the world around them.
Ginger will share videos of her editing workflow.
This is an online workshop, hosted through the Bloom forum. Students work at their own pace within the allotted workshop dates. The workshop will be open for one month after the workshop ends for students to gather and save information. You can read all the details and student reviews here.
You will receive a PDF of all of the course material.
**Students are encouraged to shoot daily during our time together.**
A DSLR camera and basic knowledge of shooting in manual is recommended.
After teaching this workshop with the Bloom Forum for five years, I am currently taking a break. Please contact me if you are interested in other learning opportunities or one on one mentoring. Thank you.
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The Everyday Beauty Alumni worked on a collaborative called Cherish This Day for a few years. Go see their beautiful work here.
-Ginger Unzueta's "Everyday Beauty" workshop is a breath of fresh air. It is clear that Ginger has a passion for what she does. She is an incredible storyteller and artist. She has such a gift for capturing the little moments and details of her family that would otherwise go undocumented. Her workshop is designed to help you see those beautiful moments and details within your own family and to help you learn to capture those in the most beautiful way. Ginger has a very "open book" approach to teaching. She is very attentive and willing to answer any questions you may have. Her lessons include lighting, camera settings, composition, perspective, finding spaces in your home, recognizing details, connecting, editing, etc. Ginger gives constructive and encouraging feedback that is helpful to everyone in the workshop. She also shares her beautiful imagery that is both thought provoking and inspiring. I participated as a silent member in this workshop, only because the active spots were taken. I still came away with so much knowledge and inspiration. Thank you Ginger for helping me to see the beauty in the everyday life of my family!
-The Everyday Beauty workshop with Ginger Unzueta is for anyone who wishes they could appreciate and photograph life more beautifully. Ginger's art is imbued by her immense, genuine appreciation for her life. In this workshop everything becomes something to be cherished and documented exquisitely - to be shared and remembered. It changed the way that I saw my world and family - my house, the light, the expressions, little things, big things - my whole perspective. After taking this workshop, I find myself seeing rims of light, pops of color, shadows, and reflections that I might not have noticed before. Even opportunities to do something unexpected and fun with my family. At the end, I did find myself a better photographer; but more importantly, a lot happier with my life. It is those everyday moments that matter - spilled chocolate milk, giggling story time - it is these moments that make me want to be a better photographer, a better Mother, more than anything else.
-Words cannot express how grateful I am for being able to spend 2 weeks in Ginger's class. I have come out of it a better photographer, but more importantly a better Mother. Her lessons were not technical how-to's. They were much deeper than that. They were inspiring and guiding. She has such a grace about her. You can see it reflected in her children's eyes in her photographs of them. She is such an inspiration for all mothers who are trying to balance capturing their childhood beautifully but still want to be an attentive, in-the-moment parent. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for guiding me to the person I want to be.
I wanted to send you this 'review' which is really more of a thank you. Forgive me in advance, I'm not so great with words, so I have included many images as examples.
In the two weeks I spent in your class, I have found me. I found what I love. You showed me the beauty in my everyday. Which has turned the mundane into
joy, an adventure to discover what wondrous moments I can capture everyday. I no longer stress about the little things, the messes, or the imperfections of my little home.
I have my camera near by everyday, ready to go. I capture things I've always wanted to but now I do it! You know that moment when say to yourself, I wish I had my camera for that! Well, now I do, which is so special because my husband is often away, and misses all these wonderful little moments.
You also showed me the importance of seeing the 'memory' from all angles to remember every aspect of it. This has been a game changer for me, in terms of composition and interest in what I capture. I find myself stopping and thinking about composition before pressing the shutter now.
My son sitting up for the first time by himself., Or my toddler waking from his nap, the joy I feel to have this memory forever now.. I can't express, Even the bliss in painting (one of my artist daughter's favorite things in the world), But my favorite thing, has been capturing little moments - things you would never think could be so special - Like your children sitting still just watching a movie, taking a bath, your baby swinging, even changing your sheets, or playing outside in a not-so-perfect backyard.
I really can't thank you enough for all the knowledge, inspiration, encouragement, and compassion you have shared with me, and our group. I feel blessed to have discovered your class, which led me to the bloom forum, and probably the most amazing group of people I have yet to encounter online.
With gratitude, and love,
Sarah Roberts Jennings
-I am not a professional photographer but have a passion for capturing life...I have three boys 11, 8 and 2 years old. I know how quickly my eldest boys grew up and those little people disappear forever, leaving behind just memories which are sometimes forgotten...doing Gingers course has made me record their everyday lives and through this, it has made me sit back and spend more time with them..Instead of cleaning the bathroom (which I usually do when my youngest is in the bath)..I stopped and played with him and captured some shots of what he gets up to in the bath...I discovered little things that I have never noticed before...I captured my middle playing on our bed (I would never photograph in there as thought it was too dull and dark) but after Ginger teaching us how to use the available light in our homes I captured an image which will always be special to me as it shows happy they are together....
We were also taught to capture little details and how to shoot from different angles...and that each shot does not have to be perfect, just that it tells the story of their little lives....
As I look through the photos of my boys I took during Gingers course these last two weeks...my eyes are filling up as I look at all the little things they have got upto ..Thank you Ginger for teaching me to capture them in this way..its something special to keep forever....
I fully recommend this course and am so lucky to have been a part of it" SARAH ROBERTS-UK
I don’t know if I have the words to adequately express my appreciation for you and this class. Everyday Beauty was everything I didn’t know I needed - a little bit of self-discovery, a huge boost in confidence, guidance to the path that was right in front of me, connections to some wonderful ladies, and the most beautiful inspiration a girl could ask for. When I signed up for your class, I knew that your work was a huge inspiration to me. I knew that I was in a place where I didn’t know what I wanted to do with my photography – that awkward place where everyone tells you: you are good, and you should have a business, and your heart says that’s not what is right for you and your family. I knew I needed to be challenged. I knew I was ready for something more. I delighted to say that not only did your class teach me to see the beauty all around me; it also helped me find my way. I have a new found confidence in the choices I make, the path I am headed down, and even in the beauty of motherhood. Both through your teaching and your modeling, I continue to be inspired to be the best version of me I can be. When I try to find the words to adequately express my thanks and appreciation for you and this class, I come up short. Please know that my words do not come close to saying what my heart and mind feel. So for now, thank you from the bottom of my heart for you, this class and your constant inspiration.
-I was just a silent seat, but still learned a lot. I enjoyed reading about how Ginger captures creative, playful images that truly tell a story of her life, by using light, emotions, and play. It helped me to step outside of my box and use places in my home creatively that I have never used before to capture memories. I feel like my images are beginning to tell my families story, and for that I am grateful! Ginger also gave great feedback to everyone and was so kind in doing so! Great class and great teacher!
-My dear Ginger,
Your class was delightful! I participated with a silent seat which was of course not the same as being a participant, but I thoroughly enjoyed it! Since FTL I've enjoyed watching your growth and have always admired your ability to not only see beautiful light but also to create beautiful images with simplicity and truth. Thank you for sharing that with the class! I am super excited to continue my journey with personal photographs using your insights and tips. I am trying to step outside the "business" of photography with my own family more and more. I needed the reminders to get in the picture, watch composition and get the details. I would tell anyone who wants to take this workshop to stalk the registration to make sure they get a participating seat!
-I just embarked on my very first workshop through the bloom titled “Everyday Beauty” with the talented and lovely Ginger Unzueta with Ginger Unzueta Photography. I had an active seat with a group of talented photographers that I count an honor to fully participate with. Such lovely and amazing talent throughout this workshop!
Ginger, has become a dear friend of mine and I’m so blessed to know her! I love her work for many reasons but what draws me, is her way of documenting life as it is! When given the chance to take her workshop, I was all over it. I was challenged in many ways to look and see things all around me that have always been there but to look through a different lens. To see the “Everyday Beauty” that is such a blessing and capture these moments that seem mundane but are anything but! These moments are fleeting and as we get older and our little ones grow up these little things, big things, our daily routines, my little ones enlightenment in her world will start to fade some, as she ages and discovers new beauty all around. I’m grateful to be reminded through Ginger’s work and teaching, to lay hold of what is in-front of you! to study what is around me, to see the light, see the creative opportunity to tell my little ones story in so many amazing ways. it’s such an honor and privilege to be able to witness her life! All the way down to the expressions on her face, her favorite things, and most of all..the moments that I never want to forget! To capture time, the time that is against me and is not going to stop! I often, can take for granted the day to day things which can be so easy for me to do but after taking this workshop it has quickened my heart and spirit to embrace the imperfection that is perfection in our world! Our lives are unique to all of us and they need to be documented and captured! This is what Ginger, so gracefully and full of life guides you in, finding all that is around you and embracing it for what it is! Be sure to check out Ginger’s blog and her work to see the Everyday Beauty and head over to The Bloom to see all that this forum has to offer you! I’m so thankful for joining such a wonderful forum who stands with you and encourages your growth while cheering you on!
-I can't begin to tell you how happy I am that I signed up for this class! The lessons that Ginger gave us really pushed me to think outside the box and stop and really consider what was in my frame before I clicked the shutter button. It made me stop and appreciate the little moments with my children, moments that might have been overlooked due to the hustle and bustle of our everyday routine. Ginger has a wonderful teaching style and was very hands on with all the students in the class. The lessons were all carefully explained and very easy to follow along with. The photos she used in each one were so inspiring it was hard not to shoot all day long to try and recreate some of my own. Our children leave such a mark on our lives and in our world. Ginger is able to document that perfectly and I am so thankful she was willing to share her knowledge with the rest of us.
If you are thinking about taking the next class don't hesitate...just sign up! You will be so glad that you did.
-When you sign up for a workshop, particularly a new one, there is always some apprehension. In my case because I shoot lifestyle images at home daily as well as for clients, I am very familiar with the basic ideas of lifestyle and storytelling inside a home. However there is always room for improvement, always room to grow, and often all I am looking for is another spark of inspiration to push myself. That is what I got from Ginger.
Just seeing how Ginger thinks about her frame and approaches her shooting was fantastic. It was amazing to see her settings for different shots I loved and get her perspective on how she approached them. I was also surprised to see the number of images shot above ISO 2000. I often shoot around 2500 indoors but in her work there always seems to be more light than I have available in my house. It has made me more comfortable in my decision to shoot in high ISOs
I felt like the most important things Ginger covered in the workshop for me were using light in your home effectively, telling stories in different spaces in your home, telling the story from different perspectives, and identifying the important details to include them in your frame. She also covered other important elements like framing, connecting with your subjects, planning a lifestyle shoot, getting IN the picture yourself, shooting in public. Most of the workshop is taught by example, using her own work to describe what she does and how she does it. There is ample opportunity for questions and discussion.
If you are a fan of Ginger's work and looking for some inspiration on how to approach photographing your Everyday Beauty please consider Ginger's workshop.
-I was so excited when I saw Ginger was teaching a class at Bloom, and signed up quickly, knowing her class would sell out. I had been following her for over a year and was thrilled at the opportunity to learn from her. What I didn't know was how much her class would change me and help me appreciate this hobby of capturing everyday beauty. After taking back to back workshops for months, I was starting to get burned out, but Ginger's class was different. Ginger shoots from her heart and she shares so much of her heart during her workshop that you can't walk away from this without feeling inspired. She truly is an open book and so gracious about answering any questions. She does such a fantastic job of sharing her thought process and approach to shooting that you almost feel like you are right there with her while she photographs her beautiful children. After trying to incorporate some of her ideas while I shoot, I was able to relax a little more, observe a little more, and have some fun while capturing more authentic moments that make my heart sing. My only regret is that our time together was not longer, although Ginger packs a ton of information into two weeks, so prepare to be busy.
Thank you again, Ginger, for such a wonderful experience that truly fed my soul at a time I really needed it!
-Ginger's course saw me to see both light and my everyday life in a new way. She has an amazing gift to make extraordinary beauty out of the most simple tasks. I have always admired her work and her kind heart and felt incredibly lucky to learn from her. Although I have been in business for a few years it becomes easy to miss my own families moments. Taking Ginger's course has given me a renewed sense of excitement for capturing those candid moments I sometimes take for granted. An additional bonus was learning how to use light that I would have normally thought was not suitable for photos. Some of my favorite photos taken during her course were evening images lit by incandescent light bulbs. I will never look at available light in the same way. I highly recommend Ginger's course for both beginner and advanced photographers.
-We've just wrapped up Ginger's workshop on "Everyday Beauty" and I am feeling so inspired! I can hardly find the words to describe the emotions I felt when reading through her lesson plans and reviewing her photos. They each take you to a place where you find love, laughter, emotion, playfulness, nostalgia... They inspire you to create a storybook for your own family while observing and documenting not only the special occasions (the perfectly clean house, the brushed hair, the posed smiles), but to find beauty in those everyday moments that are honest and natural. I have learned that there can be so much beauty that surrounds these unplanned moments.
This class has really opened my eyes and allowed me to be creative in my own thought process. Ginger pushes you to challenge yourself, to add dimension to your photos, to take a step back and ask yourself "What is it about this moment that I want myself and my kids to remember 30-40-50 years from now?
Ginger's passion for her family and life shine through in her photos and this course has given me confidence that in time (and through practice) I will be able to capture the all beauty that surrounds our home, so that years from now we can reflect on the early days of our growing family.
-The minute I first saw one of Ginger's images online, I knew I had to find a way to learn from her. I quickly emailed her and found out that she was teaching the EverydayBeauty class through the Bloom Forum. I was so lucky to be able to have an active seat in her July workshop, and she taught me so much more than just how to take pictures and find the beauty in everyday. I love her heart and soul more than anything. She pours her heart into teaching and her photographs- sharing with us her children, her faith, and her passion for motherhood, family, and capturing the beauty that surrounds us every day. I could look at her images all day long because I just see so much love in all of them. That is what I wanted to be able to do. Ginger taught me how to shoot with more than just my camera. She taught me to shoot with my heart. She taught me how to "see" the light. And as she would say..."even in the darkness." She taught me that we are all on our own journey, that we all can tell our story, and that even those small, mundane moments are important and gone before we know it. It is in these small moments that I have begun to find the real beauty within my family. I realize that to capture these times is making me a better mother and a more fulfilled person. I now feel like I am now part of a very special group of women in photography that has been blessed by Ginger's gift of teaching. I can not thank Ginger enough for opening my eyes to Everyday Beauty. It has been such a blessing for me and my whole family, and I know that years down the road, they will look at these images and be able to drift back into their childhood. They will be reminded that there are simple moments in life that shaped who they are, and it is these moments that will be cherished and treasured the most.
-From day one in my photographic journey, I’ve taken “everyday” type images. Documenting the reality of my children’s lives was always my goal, and has always been all I’ve ever done. It’s just “all I know.” However, as artists, there is always room to learn, grow, and evolve our art. I took Ginger’s workshop hoping to learn a thing or two for my ongoing project of photographing my kids in a beautiful, memorable way. On the other side of the workshop now, I sit, utterly blown away. I feel like it is THE best class or workshop I’ve ever taken.
A huge portion of photography is seeing the light and learning to utilize it to create the art you see in your mind. Ginger touches on that certainly, but the large goal of this workshop is the other portion of photography — seeing what to actually include in the image. Whether you are someone who has never attempted to take documentary, real life images of your family or someone who has never done anything but, you will walk away from this workshop changed.
She walks you through seeing your children, your home, your life environment through the eyes of a documentarian, and teaches you how to compose and create images that reflect your reality in beautiful ways. Every lesson and assignment are accompanied with myriad examples, to solidify the written concepts for the visual learners out there (which I suspect a lot of photographers are). My biggest takeaway from this workshop is becoming much more intentional, purposeful about my compositions. I’m always photographing, but participating in these assignments and lessons has given me new eyes for how to create my work. If you are someone who doesn’t know where to begin in trying to create lifestyle photography for your own family, this workshop is a gold mine.
On top of all that, Ginger is one of the most kind and genuine souls I’ve ever known. She takes her role as teacher incredibly seriously. She truly wants all of us to learn to photograph our own family beautifully as she does her own. I appreciate someone who does what they say they are going to do. Forum posts are made on time, everyone is given thorough, thoughtful, constructive yet encouraging feedback, everything is organized clearly, formatted nicely, etc. Ginger goes the extra mile for everything. In today’s world, this stands out. I could not recommend this workshop more highly.
-Ginger Unzueta and the "Everyday Beauty" workshop was beyond inspiring. It was obvious from the beginning that Ginger put her heart and soul into this workshop and she wanted to make sure we all walked away seeing life and our surroundings differently. I have a new understanding of finding the light in my home, not forgetting the details and most importantly capturing and telling the story of my children's life. I truly feel like my photography grew by leaps and bounds in those two short weeks. I also loved how Ginger created such an uplifting learning environment. She kept the workshop very interactive and the other huge bonus were the new friends that I walked away with that share the same passion I have for photography.
-I was privileged to participate in the "everyday beauty" workshop in July. The information Ginger provided was easy to understand and was complimented by her beautiful images. The attention to detail that she pays to her images shined through during the workshop. No question was left unanswered and her critiques were honest and helpful.
-I am SO glad that I signed for this class. I am no stranger to taking photos of my child – I have tons. But this class has helped me to start approaching photography with my heart and think about what is important to me and what details I want to remember forever. She leads with lots of examples and more than just showing the photo she explains the why – why did she want to remember a certain moment, why did she choose her camera settings, etc. It was really insightful and inspiring. We had lessons on finding the light in your own home, composition, perspective, details, story telling, and more. Ginger is encouraging in her critiques while still making suggestions on things to try or think about for next time. Thank you so much Ginger for a wonderful class and a great experience. I feel recharged about WHY I love photography so much – to remember how life feels at this moment.
-I first heard Ginger Unzueta's name while I was taking my first Finding the Light workshop. Praises rang out from numerous participants about her amazing talent as a photographer as well as her faith and character.
Always searching for inspiration, I looked her up and immediately fell in love with her work! Her images of her family are stunning and real and I was excited to learn that she was teaching the Everyday Beauty workshop on The Bloom Forum. I could hardly wait to sign up because I, too, wanted to be able to capture the same mystique that drew me to her website over and over.
The Everyday Beauty workshop became more to me than just a collection of beautiful photographs. Aside from the many talented photographers I connected with, Ginger taught me how to be true to myself by being able to focus more on enjoying my family and cherishing the times we're together as I capture the memories that we experience.
There were lessons on lighting and composition, and the importance of being camera-ready; connecting with your subject and capturing details. Although all of this had been considered at some time or another, Ginger had a way of teaching these concepts, and so much more, by blending them together with personal photographs and inspiration. I never dreamed I could gain so much from a two week workshop! It was life changing!
-What draws me back to Ginger's work time after time is the way that she is able to capture small moments with her children. You can actually FEEL how much she loves them in her photographs. When I saw that Ginger was hosting a second "Everyday Beauty" workshop this summer with the Bloom Forum, I could not wait to sign up and begin to learn how to do this in my own photography.
The workshop was AMAZING! Her critiques were so helpful, always giving me positive yet constructive feedback. She pushed me both technically and creatively and helped me to try things that I'd always admired in other people's work but never thought I could do with light. But most importantly, she helped us to find the beauty in the everyday, the ordinary moments and she taught us to tell stories through our photographs.
And for that, I will be forever grateful.
A friend of mine commented on a photo I posted a few weeks ago. She said, "You always capture such emotion in your photographs." It was probably the nicest compliment I have ever received. And truth be told I don't always capture it. But since taking Ginger's workshop, I can tell you it's what I strive for every time I click the shutter.
XO ~Rachel McCalley
Jin Van Stee
-I am so grateful for your wonderful class! The class really inspired me to open my eyes and see the beauty around me. The perspectives, the details, the light, and most of all the connections. Your lessons and photographs are genuine and insightful. I not only picked up on a couple of technical tips but more importantly the gospel behind lifestyle photography - its beauty, its truth, and its soul.
I have a few favorite images from the class... but I think this one is up there. I wouldn't have caught it, in the way I did, if not for the class!
-I so loved this class. The Everyday Beauty class is just that- It taught me how to capture the beauty of my everyday life so that I can remember and cherish those special in between moments in the years to come. This class taught me how to see and slow down - the little moments of everyday life are some of the most important to capture. How do you want to remember your life? What may seem mundane today will be beautiful to you tomorrow, if you're not aware of it already. Take this class. It will change how you look at your everyday. Not only will you capture those moments, but you will appreciate them more. Ginger will help you learn to tell a story through your images, to document, and to reinforce the saying "Enjoy the little things in life. For someday you will realize they were the big things."
-I just finished "Everyday Beauty" with Ginger Unzueta…and wow! Where should I begin? I had made my New Year's Resolution to explore lifestyle photography. This class started the 3rd week of January…perfect timing. I have always admired Ginger via Facebook and couldn't wait for this class to start. I love photography, but I was stuck in a rut of posed pictures….too much planning and directing. I was making photography a chore for my kids and even myself sometimes…longing for more emotion in my images (especially indoor). After taking this class, I feel inspired. I love the everyday moments…capturing my kiddos as they are at this age, this moment in time. I have a list right next to my computer of some of the lil' things I want to remember about my kids at this time…hoping to capture these moments/lil' quirks. Like the image below of my son…he always has one sock off, and one sock on at home. As soon as he gets home from school, he takes off a sock. I want to remember this. Thank you Ginger…this class was eye-opening and inspiring…there is beauty and emotion in the "everyday." We just have to stop looking so hard and see what is right in front of us. No perfect outfits, or perfect houses, or perfect smiles….just kids being kids.
-We just wrapped up the Everyday Beauty workshop and as part of my final assignment, I brought my toddler and baby to the library. I got home and reviewed the photos and while there were a fair share of technical imperfections - I found that I had never cared less! The photos brought such a huge smile to my face, and suddenly I realized what the true gift of Ginger's teachings are. I had signed up hoping to learn technical skills, but I've taken away so much more in terms of how to think about making memories from our daily lives. Ginger packs the workshop with practical tips and inspiration from her own work, and creates a very supportive and responsive environment for learning; she is generous with her advice and enthusiasm, but also does not shy away from offering specific suggestions for improving your images. Thank you Ginger for helping me focus on why I want to become a better photographer!
-Ginger presents an amazing series of lessons and feedback that challenged not only the way I used my camera, but the way I looked at my day to day moments. In such a short time, I began to capture real emotion in the pictures of my kids. The growth of my photography and my style from this experience is unbelievable. Ginger fosters a caring and safe forum for questions, critiques and feedback. I would recommend this class to anyone who feels like they are constantly getting the same shot when they take pictures, want to capture true emotions of the moment and want to create photos that will preserve the moments we often overlook or forget, but are so important in the everyday!
-I have been looking forward to taking Ginger's Everyday Beauty Workshop for some time now. It appealed to me for so many reasons. The biggest was to see a little into Gingers mind and learn from her how to capture everyday moments in a beautiful lasting way.
The class outline covered more than I could have hoped for and was so inspiring. I especially appreciate her well thought out assignments as they kept me continuously pushing to look deeper and see things from a new perspective.
Thank you Ginger for sharing your amazing talent with us!
This class has been unforgettable.
- This class was such an amazing experience! Ginger is so inspiring and it is such a treat to be able to get a glimpse into her world. Her critiques are so uplifting and very insightful! I see my life and my kids with such different eyes after this class. What a wonderful experience!
-If you are considering taking Ginger’s Everyday Beauty class do not hesitate, inmy opinion it is simply the best! I feel that it has helped me out of my creative slump and finally find my style of photography! I have taken many photography related online classes prior to this class and while I learned something in every class I never felt I could pinpoint my style of photography. This class has given me direction and focus and also the courage to look at things from a different perspective. Ginger shares everything, I mean EVERYTHING, with her students and you can tell she genuinely wants everyone to succeed. After the first two modules I felt like I had my moneys worth because the lessons really made me stop in my tracks and reflect on what I wanted to do with my photography journey. I realized that I needed to stop trying to do what I thought others wanted and start doing what I wanted. I feel that this new direction will make me so much happier and I now have the confidence to make the steps necessary to get there. The step by step building of lessons helped me develop a focus that I lacked before and also provided me with a plan for how I will arrange my future sessions. Ginger is extremely honest in her critiques but sensitive at the same time, which allowed me to post questions freely and also share my work without feeling nervous. In addition to Ginger the other workshop attendees offered great inspiration and support through the forum style of the class and I cant wait to follow all of them and see how we all grow.
-I was so excited to take this class. Ginger's photography has been a huge inspiration to me for sometime now. I love the emotion captured in her lifestyle images. I was at a place where I needed to be taken back to the reason I fell in love with photography. Being able to shoot for myself and feel good about my images is what I was looking for and I felt a great sense of confidence and pride in my pictures after taking this class.
-I received Everyday Beauty as my December birthday gift from my mom. I had no idea how much of a gift, in the end, it would be. This was my first workshop at the Bloom Forum, is was on the top of my 'to do' list for photography. I had admired Ginger's work for months, I could go through her albums for ages. When I heard of the class I knew I had to take it and learn how she produced such inspiring and beautiful work. I could relate to her vision and was in awe at the small everyday moments she captured so perfectly. I started my first 365 a few weeks before, with the hope I would grow from this class and that it would help keep my motivation steady. What I wasn't expecting was the level of personal attention from Ginger. All of her feedback was genuine and honest, and so much more than just a few words. She left me feeling good about work I turned in, even though there were days I knew it wasn't my best. Her kind encouragement kept me shooting for my 365 during some very hard weeks at home, not to mention in our very cold climate where shooting everyday can feel like a chore. The techniques from the lessons in this class were exactly what I needed to gain to produce lifestyle images of my children at home. I thought I knew the basics, but I was missing so much. The workshop gave me all of the tools I needed going forward with capturing creatively composed and meaningful memories and I use them every single day in my work. This class was exactly what I needed at the right time, shooting indoors can be a struggle and motivation can be my biggest challenge during the winter months. At the start of it, I had thought maybe I was taking it at the wrong time, but in retrospect, it was the perfect timing! I practice the lessons every time I pick up my camera. Ginger's encouragement, kindness, wonderful CC was such a great bonus alongside all of the detailed material which included beautiful examples which were such a big help. Everyday Beaty was one of the best workshops I have taken to date, and that is saying ALOT! So grateful!
-The drive behind my photography has always been to capture my life in a beautiful way! I remember early on in my photographic journey looking at images from different photographers and trying to pin down what transformed them from a snapshot of someone’s life into art. I stumbled upon Ginger’s work one day and was drawn to the beauty, light and joy in her images. Her work spoke to my heart--this is what I wanted to achieve, to be able to capture my family and the events of our life in a trans-formative and beautiful way!
I wish I had the words to sum up how amazing Ginger and the Everyday Beauty Workshop are! Ginger truly helped me to look at the ordinary moments of my day and turn them into magical memories that can be enjoyed forever! No matter what point you are in your journey as a photographer she helps you to look at your life and your photography with a fresh perspective. To break down and analyze the different aspects of photography, light, and the spaces in which you photograph. Her thoughtful instruction and examples of her beautiful imagery were the perfect combination to help me understand and apply the lessons during the workshop.
More than anything Ginger has taught me to be more intentional and thoughtful with what I photograph--to look for the beauty in my life, my home, and my family. To stop and think about what I want to remember and what memories I want to make and to record all the aspects of my life. These skills have not only impacted me as a photographer but also as a mother and woman. Photography has always helped me to stop and see the beauty in my life. After taking Everyday Beauty I have more knowledge, vision, and intention to continue to seek out and record the beauty of my everyday!
-I love Gingers work, it drew me to this wonderful workshop. I have enjoyed every part and have come away with more insight on how to observe, be part of and capture the moments of unspoilt everyday beauty. Really inspiring, I'm feeling so much more connected with my photographs.
-Ginger's workshop truly opened up my eyes. Prior to the Everyday Beauty workshop, I was in a creative rut where I thought my life just wasn't photogenic enough and that capturing my busy 10-month old day to day was far too great a challenge. Ginger helped me to be unafraid of any lighting condition and encouraged us all to look at our everyday world in a new way. Suddenly, the way the light hit my son's hair became truly beautiful and worth capturing. The way his eyes lit up while playing with his dad became much more noticeable...or how his wrinkly little hands clung to bath toys in the tub. Little details that went unnoticed before suddenly became moments worth photographing and now pieces of art I will absolutely cherish forever. Ginger and her encouraging words as well as the supportive women in the workshop with me helped me climb out of my rut and celebrate my day-to-day life, however perfectly unperfect it may be.
-I'm not very good with truly expressing myself through words, but wanted to take the time to say how thankful I am to Ginger and for the opportunity I had to take her Everyday Beauty class. From the very first time I saw Ginger's work I knew I wanted to learn from her. Through her images it is easy to see her passion for her family, photography and the beauty of every life...I wanted the same thing for myself.
When I signed up I was in a slump photography wise; and had been for the past few years. I was stuck and exhausted after retiring from the business of photography. Pictures of my family were only quick snapshots without much thought given. I wanted more for my family and myself. Ginger's class has given me the kick I needed. She was so attentive; always answering questions and giving great feedback. It was so nice to take the 3 weeks to slow down, pay attention, and really see the beauty of my family life. I feel so blessed to have had the opportunity to learn from Ginger. I know this class will be something I look back on for inspiration time and time again.
-Taking Ginger's workshop has completely changed how I approach photographing my girls. It gave me the time to take a breath and step back from the action. I learned to document what was happening before me without manipulating the scene too much. I have finally learned how to capture childhood without posing it.
-I had this workshop on my to do list for a while, and I am so glad I was able to get in this time! I love Ginger's work, the way she captures her daily family activities so beautifully, is something I have wanted to do with my boys. Ginger shares so much with her students, from her tips on what to capture, how to look for the perfect light, and so much more. Her own images of her family are so full of love and fun.
I needed a push because I was in a creative rut, and this class pushed me in so many ways. From exploring new rooms in my own home, to finding light throughout my home, to view our everyday in different ways. I truly believe I have grown and my photography has grown, just from this workshop. The lessons are very well laid out, and Ginger is so giving with her feedback.
-If you are considering this course….take it! you will not be disappointed one bit! Ginger is by far one of the best instructors I have experienced. She is extremely organized, the class is set up in a way that you keep building on what you have learned, the feedback is very helpful and Ginger is so easy to contact and beyond willing to answer anything. In fact, she continually encourages me, this course was a great reminder to photograph all the little moments and details. I walked away from the course feeling refreshed and full of new ideas for documenting my four kids!
-I’m not a professional photographer. I’m simply a mom who takes a lot of photos of her kid. And taking Ginger’s Everyday Beauty workshop was pure inspiration. I adore her style and jumped at the chance to learn from someone whom I admire. I believe her philosophy and approach to capturing everyday beauty is one of the main reasons why I admire her work so much. She has definitely helped shape my thinking and approach to taking pictures. I can’t give away the specifics. All I can say is take her workshop! Do it! You’ll be happy you did. I know I am.
-The Everyday Beauty workshop was such an inspiration for me. I have been taking pictures for many years and have really felt burnt out lately. This workshop inspired me and taught me how to capture beauty in our everyday world! Ginger was such an encouragement and was open to teaching, helping, and relating anything she knew to us. Thank you Ginger for being an inspiration to me and the other photographers in the workshop! Worth every penny!
-I was in need of some inspiration and perhaps a reconnection as to why I love to take photos so much. Signed up for Ginger's class and am so incredibly thankful I took the plunge! So much of Ginger's heart is weaved into her class, everything from the materials, the videos, the critique, the encouragement, the love. I have learned to let it go, and just let your heart direct. Take photos to remember the place, the story, the details, the memory. Thank you Ginger for a beautiful handful of weeks!
-After discovering and viewing Ginger’s images online, I knew I had to take her class!! Her images are just beautiful, filled with so much emotion, story and soul. I learned so much from her; from sparking my passion of learning photography, seeing the everyday beauty of everything around me in all different perspectives, and becoming a better mother/wife and to embrace and enjoy every minute with my family.
Ginger and her workshop is a blessing and inspiring! Thank you for sharing your amazing talent and abundance of knowledge with us!
-When I signed up for Ginger Unzueta's Everyday Beauty workshop as a silent student, I wondered how much I would be able to take away from it if I wasn't having that one on one interaction with her. But I also knew this was not something I wanted to pass on yet again. And boy was I glad I didn't. The class was so organized, so well presented, and so interestingIt definitely kept me on my toes the entire 3 weeks, always looking forward to more knowledge, more tips. And she delivered those every time. She was able to not only open my eyes to the things that surround me, but to keep them open and to SEE them in a new perspective. Ginger has a magical way to show you the world around you and this is a lesson I will forever keep with me.
-I can’t thank Ginger enough for all her encouragement during her amazing Everyday Beauty workshop. The first time I saw her images, I fell in love with the simple but powerful way she was documenting the life of her family through her photography. I signed up thinking that I was going to learn technical skills that would magically translate into emotion and connection, but it was through her lessons in honing in on the details I wanted to remember about my children, the memories I wanted to preserve, and the thoughtful stories that I wanted to share with others that I learned to be patient with my journey and process, and that’s what created emotion and connection in my images. I especially appreciated her gentle way of giving critique and the confidence she instilled in all of the participants. I truly believe she gave her all to support us during the workshop as an instructor and will continue to support us after as a mentor and friend. This workshop is one of those life changing experiences - I will be forever grateful for all that she taught me.
-The Everyday Beauty workshop with Ginger Unzueta was beyond perfection. Ginger was a true inspiration and taught us how to think outside the box to capture the moments of our every day. Besides teaching us composition, lighting, framing and all of the technical photography information, she taught us how to be present within the moments of our children's life, how to capture the emotion and not take any moments for granted. She was phenomenal at answering all of the questions that were submitted, no matter what the content. Ginger was truly devoted to all of the students, and she cared about each and every student's outcome of the course. She pushed everyone to see their true talent, and was so encouraging.
Thank you Ginger for being my inspiration and to help me see the everyday beauty within my chaos called life.
-Hi Ginger- I wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed taking your course. I specifically did not want to take a class that told me how to do this technique or set up lights a certain way, but rather wanted a class that would focus much more on the everyday. You fit the bill with a beautiful class that not only encourages, but celebrates and highlights the beauty of everyday life. This class really encouraged me to improve my way of looking at the normal chaotic scene of life and seeing small parts of it that elevate a snapshot into a beautiful piece of art. You patiently answered the many questions asked of you and always left encouraging feedback that made the next assignment even better. I am sad to see the class end, but thank you for the wonderful opportunities and insight that you shared. I hope to continue and build on the inspiration you filled me with. Sincerely, Staci Schonbrun
-I think perhaps the most meaningful 'takeaway' for me - in learning from Ginger - has been in how it impacted the very way I function in my everyday. With my camera, and without. Somewhere in the course of motherhood I'd lost perspective and got stuck in an 'on to the next' rut. And while I'd long looked to my photographs to kind of pause and appreciate or truly 'see'… it was during Ginger's class that I rediscovered and owned a bit of more of the moment. Being present. I mean, sure - there have been other influences (hello life) but it's all about the timing and these lessons just could not have come at a more giving time. When I look at Ginger's Joy Project what I have envied most - and am drawn in most by - is the feeling that she is there and that framed the way I took in what she offered. Some of my own recent / favorite images came about from letting the lessons sink in, and what I found most especially helpful was the examples she provided of her own images and the background story of light or composition, the perspective and just the 'why' this moment. It allowed me to process the technical information on a practical level while also prompting me to focus more fully on capturing my children and our days as I see them. I intend to keep going back and re-learning from the materials and truly loved having this window in to Ginger's approach and workflow.