Develop your fine art photography and editing skills in a fun, supportive community with personal advice and support
“Your teaching skills are brilliant Janey, you make things simple and easily digestable for anyone to follow along and all with good humour!”
“I joined the membership after last year’s challenge. The best thing I have ever done”
Hi I’m Jane better known as EJ Lazenby.
I work as a professional photographer and artist specialising in creating images of horses and people and in teaching and supporting others to develop their creative skills.
I have a fine art degree, a qualification in teaching adults in further education, and 25 years of experience.
In addition to commercial and client shoots and commissions my work is sold in galleries and as part of exhibitions in the UK and overseas.
“Most definitely staying best thing I ever did!” annual member about their renewal
“I have learned so much and being a member allows me to keep going back through everything”
“I have paid for more subscriptions and classes than I care to admit, but your way of explaining is so clear and comprehensive. I have struggled with learning Photoshop for a number of years. You opened a door that had been so elusive for me. ”
Frequently Asked Questions
Is the site just about editing?
No. we look at what makes a good image and share tips about how to get the best images from your shoots. We have a growing library of shoots ‘through the lens’ where you come ‘on location’ or to the studio with me.
We talk lighting, posing and tips for working with models and non models plus styling and props for themed shoots.
You can see what I see through my lens including all my settings and focus point. Then we review, cull and edit the shots together afterwards and talk about why some images work better than others.
Do I need Photoshop and Lightroom?
Most of the editing is done in Photoshop and Lightroom. There is no need to use Lightroom though if you prefer not to, it just provides some additional options for your workflow. I don’t cover alternatives to Photoshop and Lightroom such as Affinity but if you are an experienced user then you should be able to replicate many of the techniques in other software – we have members who use other software such as this.
I find learning editing hard, will this work for me?
I have over 25 years of experience in adult education and have a professional education qualification so I know how to break techniques and approaches down to make them simple and easy to follow. You can easily recap content in the tutorials and ask questions in my live edit plus I’m generally in and out of the member group multiple times a day as well as being on email.
I am very much around to support you this is not just a bank of videos and we have regular live sessions including live edits and Q&As.
What sort of images do the edits cover?
I specialise in human and equine images and as well as regular shoots I do a lot of styled shoots. So expect to see these popping up a lot in the tutorials but members have a wide range of interests including different styles of human and animal photography and almost all of the skills are transferable. We are very responsive to members’ interests so in addition to specialist sections for human and equine editing, you will also find things like underwater image editing!
Can I get feedback on my work?
Yes, we have regularly critique sessions you can submit your work to, you can share it our members group and get help from the whole community as well!
Will you show me how to set up a photography business?
The site is primarily about helping you improve your images – shooting and editing. I’m happy to provide some advice and support where I can though and you will be learning lots of skills that will stand you in good stead.
I want to start selling my work as fine art, can you help?
Yes. I’ve been selling my work direct and exhibiting my work through galleries for over 20 years, first art and in the last decade both art and photography. I’m currently developing a course for the site that will help you get started, covering what you need to think about beforehand, how to get ready to approach a gallery, and how to build your CV.
I want to enter competitions, can you help?
I do a lot of this myself and I’ve also done some judging. We have a number of tutorials and other resources particularly around competitions – things to consider, how to enter them and what judges look for. We’ve had some great feedback from members about how much more successful they have been in competition since joining us. If its something that interests you then we can certainly help.
Am I tied in?
I’m confident that you will want to remain a member so we’ve made canceling very simple. You can cancel at any time and your membership will finish at the end of the period you have already paid for. Just log in and visit your account to cancel.
Still have questions?
If there’s anything at all that you’re not certain about, anything I haven’t made clear; any concerns or questions then please do contact me. If you are part of one of my Facebook communities you will find members there who will be happy to answer your questions about being part of the site too.