This payment is to secure your seat on the workshop and the full cost is AUD $1950.


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Join Anja for a 4-week intensive online fine art workshop.

Anja is taking her popular Fine Art Location Workshop ‘Creating Dreamy Portraits’  online! It will be spread over 4 weekly classes and she’s adding some BONUS extras as well. This will be a workshop boot camp!

Over the workshop, Anja will cover how to shoot and edit maternity, babies/children and families outdoors and as an extra she is also including editing of studio newborn and maternity images.

This is a workshop for anyone wanting to improve their workflow, posing, client and session management and to take their editing to the next level! Due to in-person workshops being hard to conduct these days, Anja is sharing her knowledge online instead. You will be given individual attention and feedback same as you would in an in-person setting. Since the workshop is spread over 4 weeks, you will get plenty of time and guidance to practise what you learn and perfect new techniques. It gives you time to absorb the knowledge and really cement what you learn. You will need a basic understanding of PS and how to use layers and masks.

Once you have purchased your seat, Anja will send you a workshop contract. After that is completed you will be invited to a private Facebook group which is where class schedule, RAW files, action set, videos, portfolio reviews and feedback can be accessed.

This 4-week workshop will cover:

Portfolio Review– Before the workshop starts you will need to submit 3 images to Anja so she can prepare your review. Constructive criticism is the key to progress and learning from your own images by discussing strength and weaknesses, is a great way of improving both your shooting and editing. There will be continuous constructive critique on assignments during the workshop which will be shared in the group.

Location– How to find your location and what to do when the weather isn’t ideal. You will also discuss matching the location to the type of shoot and Anja will cover maternity, babies and family considerations. What camera settings to use and why we use them to create tack sharp images. Different styles of lighting and what works best for the style you are shooting. Anja will show you pull back images so you can see the locations and sun positioning.

Styling– Anja will show you how she prepares her clients for the shoot and helps style them to match the location, together with the final sale in mind. This section will also cover whether or not you should offer a client wardrobe and where to buy.

Posing– Here you will learn how to prepare your clients, choose the right location and light, capture and edit beautiful fine art portraits. Anja will share her entire posing workflow enabling you to manage the session and deliver a full gallery at every shoot. You will get a complete workflow for maternity and families.

Editing– In-depth editing workflow and post-production process. We start raw editing in ACR to finalising our images in Photoshop. Anja will teach you how to create your own workflow, whilst still giving each image detailed attention, saving you time and creating galleries filled with perfect images for your clients. You will learn how to create the most dreamy, timeless images using skin smoothing, tone corrections, light manipulation and many other components. She will also cover how to ‘add light’ to images shot on overcast dull days.  Anja will cover beach editing as well as several other locations.  You will be given the RAW files Anja edited in the class to practice on.

Included in the workshop, you will also be given Anja’s AMP essential action set worth $99! This incredible action set will save you so much time and help assist your editing workflow to create those dreamy portraits.

Weekly Assignments– There will be weekly assignments set for shooting and editing. You will submit your images in the Facebook group for feedback and advice.

Marketing and Sales Strategies– Anja will cover branding, marketing strategies, projected income, selling and product selections.

This learning will be split over 4 weeks. We will meet online every Sunday in March at 6pm Perth, Australia time. Starting on Sunday the 7thand last class is on the 28th. I understand that it’s not always ideal with the worlds different time zones, but I feel this time might be the most convenient time for the majority.

Each class will be around 3 hours long. That’s a minimum of 12 hours intensive learning. Each class will be recorded and these recording will be shared in the private Facebook group which will be available for 30 days. You will also be added to Anja’s exclusive mentoring group on Facebook where the learning and guidance will continue.

You will finish this workshop having gained numerous new techniques and confidence. This class is for any genre of photographer who wants to master location photo shoots and wants to be able to offer their clients a full, stunning and technically beautiful gallery of images in less than an hour of shooting.

WHEN – Sunday the 7th, 14th, 21stand 28thMarch 2021 at 6pm Perth time.

WHERE – Zoom Meeting. Invitation link will be shared in group.

TUITION – The workshop is $1950 AUD.

ATTENDEES – Minimum 6 for the workshop to go ahead and maximum 20.


Terms and Conditions– please read carefully!

Due to the nature of this workshop, all sales are final and non-refundable.Recording is strictly prohibited. Attendees are responsible for logging into every class and even though recordings will be available in the group it’s important that you attend the class. Questions will be answered during the class and not on recordings. The private group will be available until the end of April and will thereafter be disabled, but attendees will have forever access to Anja’s mentoring group. If you feel you need more help please contact Anja for 1:1 zoom mentoring at a reduced rate.

Please note that this workshop covers outdoor photography, not studio photography, Anja is only editing studio images as an extra and will not be covering styling or lighting for studio shoots.

This online workshop is not available to those who mentor, teach workshops, create actions or sell photography videos. Attendees will be required to sign a 1-year non-compete contract. This means that you cannot teach photography-related workshops for 12 months. Due to Anja teaching how she creates her images and exact style; this online workshop is not available to anyone living in a 250km radius of Perth. Exceptions can be made prior to signing up if arranged with Anja.

Each seat is for one attendee and not a group.
In case the attendee is not able to attend one or all classes, refunds (full and partial) will not be given under any circumstances.

The content of any class should not be discussed outside the group. It is strictly prohibited to share any information given in this class with third parties, nor is it allowed to share Anja’s action set, RAW files or recordings with others.

Anja McDonald Photography has the right to remove any attendee from the workshop if the attendee is not adhering to above conditions and no refund will be given.

Additional information

Non Refundable Deposit

To secure your workshop seat. All payments are non refundable.

2nd Payment

Due 8th Feb 2021

Final Payment

Due 22nd Feb 2021

Full Workshop Payment

All payments are non refundable