Develop your fine art photography and editing skills in a fun, supportive community with personal advice and support

Do your images lack the wow factor?

  • Confused by editing and baffled by layers or learned the basics of Photoshop but struggling to get to the next level?
  • Need a more effective workflow?
  • Want to enjoy your photography and editing more and produce better images?
  • Struggling to find your style?
  • Want to build your confidence with models or clients posing, shooting and styling?

 

Learn the tips and tricks that you need to produce great images that stand out time after time.

 

Member Community

Share your work and pose questions in our fun, friendly member community – it’s where we hang out too.

Full of helpful hints, inspiring images,  support, and plenty of banter!

Recorded Tutorials

A bank of over 150 hours of tutorials plus new content added weekly. Includes some sessions where you can follow along with my images as well as your own.

Pick and mix and explore the sessions that support your personal learning journey and experience.

Live Critiques

Feedback on your image based on your intended use whether that is completion, fine art, client shot, or a learning piece for yourself.

This is a great way to really improve your work in a supportive, constructive environment.

Live Edits

A bank of over 150 hours of tutorials plus new content added weekly.

Pick and mix and explore the sessions that support your personal learning journey and experience.

Live Q&As

Want to talk about your question live?  These ask me anything sessions are great for diving into topics and demonstrating things.

There are no silly questions though we keep it light-hearted and fun where we can!

What do you want to do?

  • Add a black, light, or textured background
  • Replace floors, skies, and more
  • Composite from multiple images
  • ‘Iron’ fabric and apply makeup all in Photoshop
  • Create separation
  • Add a painterly feel
  • Remove distractions
  • Swap body parts(!!)
  • Remove, recolour and polish tack
  • Create a fantasy feel
  • Produce collages
  • Multiple exposures
  • Smooth skin, remove blemishes and disguise tan lines
  • Shine nails and hooves
  • Add light
  • Enhance dresses
  • Mono conversions
  • Turn your event images into fine art
  • Prepare work for and enter competitions
  • and so much more!

 

The resources you need

  • Textures – so many different styles from painterly to modern!
  • Overlays – snow, rain, lights and more
  • Brushes – hair, fur and more
  • LUTs for great colour toning
  • Seasonal and special occasions – Christmas, Valentines, memorials and celebrations

 

Download mine or learn how to make your own!

 

Structured courses, quick tips and stand-alone edits

Courses include

  • Creative challenge – the Christmas 2021 challenge – get messy making textures, brushes, and more
  • Photoshop fundamentals
  • Creative inspiration – where do you find your ideas?
  • Equine beauty workshops (mixed horses and handlers)
  • Equine portrait challenge – the original 5 day Christmas challenge
  • Composite challenge
  • Composites beyond the basics – builds on the composite challenge 

Plus much, much more with 150+ hours in total and new content weekly so you can pick and mix your areas of interest!

“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”

About me

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 plus I have a growing section of shoots too where you come ‘on location’ with me and see what I see through my lens and then we review, cull and edit the shots together afterwards.  Now things are settling down I hope to add new shoots each month and I’ll be covering planning and styling your shoots on a budget too!

Expect more ‘messy play and shoot prep in 2022 where we roll our sleeves up and make things we then use in our shoots and edits.

Do I need Photoshop and Lightroom?

Most of the editing is done in Photoshop but I do use Lightroom sometimes.  I won’t be covering 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!

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!

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 and members are loving them so this is an area we will be adding to.

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 got 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.

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