Charlie & Dre’s Beginner Photography Workshop – EXPRESS Edition

The path to successful blogging and branding is not typically the easiest route. We’ve gone through many ups and downs, confusion, and self-doubt. However, through tons of research and sharing what works for one another, we’ve mastered that through great high-resolution photos, we’ve opened more doors for ourselves than most. We understand that in today’s world of modern technology and social media, high-resolution photos are a necessity to enhance your social media and get noticed faster. Through this workshop, we will break down to beginner/intermediate bloggers and aspiring photographers alike the intimidating parts of shooting and editing. We will also teach you the business side of reaching out to brands and leveraging your work for paid partnerships! If you are an aspiring photographer and blogger looking to take your content the next level, then this is for you!

You're tired of not fully comprehending the basics of photography and are tired of shelling out your hard earned cash for a photographer.

You’ve googled and watched several tutorials online but are still confused on how to properly memorize important features such as the Exposure Triangle and need a live person to break down your questions and give you practical experience on the spot. YouTube is the go-to but isn’t practical for those rare scenarios when your camera doesn’t work as expected. You followed what the tutorial said verbatim but still don’t see similar results.

When we first started, we had troubles comprehending the basics too. Many a time, we’ve struggled and didn’t have a mentor, a forum, or the slightest clue on what to do. Now we’ve figured out a way to break down what seems difficult to the very basics to help you develop a new skill set confidently and faster.

Between us, do you struggle with or want to learn:

  • how to shoot correctly?

 

  • how to organize your camera settings?

 

  • how to learn basic editing?

 

  • what the best tools to use are?

 

  • HANDS ON experience using a mirrorless or DSLR camera?

 

  • and more?

Trust us, we get it.

When I first started micro-blogging, my pictures were all poor-quality taken from an iPhone 4 back when Instagram first had those borders that newcomers thought were extra cool – which were so not! After looking at the aesthetic of some of the most popular travel bloggers and photographers, I realized I wanted my Instagram account to have a certain look and feel to it when visited. I had way less than the number of followers I do now and never knew that I could receive free product from brands in exchange for posts let alone being compensated based on the overall look! When I began to take shooting and posting high-resolution photos seriously, I almost immediately began to see a huge increase in the number of followers I gained, the number of likes I received, and the number of brands interested in collaborating with me for both Influencer work and photography.

As for Dre, he was always the person in high school with a camera documenting our high school experience. Even then, he always had an eye for taking pictures for Myspace, Crushspot, and the early stages of Facebook with his point and shoot camera and iPhone. After taking a film photography course as an elective, his love for photography began to grow and it is there where learned the basics of how to use a manual camera and also develop an eye. A few more photography courses later, he began to take what he learned and apply it. As he grew, the bulk of what he’s learned was from on the job experiences and Youtube University. Now, he has growing clientele in Detroit and also travels nationally to work with other clients as well.

Charlie & Dre's Photography Workshop will teach you:

  • how to spruce up your social media with high-resolution photos

 

  • the editing basics

 

  • HANDS ON experience on how to use your camera and shoot your peers

 

  • the different kinds of equipment you should use

 

  • and much more, that’s just the tip of the iceberg!

This is actually something you can do with a little bit of help.

You just need some direction, which is where we step in.

Sign up to be the first to know when our next dates are and to get discounted tickets before the public!

Come Instagram-ready!

Come ready to slay!

As we teach you all hands-on experience with your cameras, you will be posing and modeling as the subjects for your peers during this workshop. We will be creating content not only for you to practice shooting and editing with immediately, but also for you to have content of yourself to post on your own social media pages to begin sprucing up your social media!

 

See some of the photos below from a few of our previous students showcasing what they learned the same day they took these pictures at our Beginner’s Photography Workshop!

Images by student @jfancy_

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Images by student @lifewithalaurent

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Who This Is For:

  • anyone interested in taking their brand to the next level
  • anyone interested in learning a new skill set with complete breakdowns
  • those looking to get paid from their hobbies/passions
  • anyone who’s tired of relying on others to take their photos or using their solely their smartphones for professional photos

 

What You Will Learn:

 

  • read and understand what the different kinds of analytics mean
  • use hacks and techniques to attract a larger organic following and reveal instant results
  • strategically convert followers into customers/subscribers
  • and more!

 

The Price Includes:

 

  • hands-on  experience from both Dre Dotty and Charlie G. showing you how to use both a mirrorless and DSLR camera
  • a full workbook
  • group consultations of all your social media accounts with immediate suggestions and takeaways to begin working on
  • full course meal provided
  • & much more!

Success Stories

“Charlie & Dre’s Photography Workshop for Beginners was by far the most informative ever! The workshop included the basic function of several cameras, equipment, do’s and don’ts for social media and how to reach out to brands for profit. The workshop also included a step by step workbook to reference for future use. Definitely, a must attend!”

@vincinaperson

Farmington Hills, MI

“Before Charlie and Dre’s Photography Blogger BootCamp, I didn’t even own a camera other than my iPhone. Their course gave me the confidence and understanding to pursue what was initially a passion, but now photography is my main source of income and it literally pays my rent! Charlie is my entrepreneurial inspiration and I would recommend this course for anyone willing to invest in their own future.”

@lizzgrams

Detroit, MI

“Charlie and Dre’s photography workshop was everything! I went in with some knowledge of photography and left knowing pretty much everything one should know about basic photography. I’m so glad I invested in myself! They were both very attentive and detailed. I left their class taking photos 10 times better than when I first arrived. I will always be grateful for all of the skills I learned at this workshop. I now have my own photography business called, Lauren Taylor Photography!”

@lifewithlaurent

Detroit, MI

Bonuses Included:

 

Grow your brand faster with these amazing bonuses:

By the end of this program, you should be able to successfully comfortable use a DSLR or mirrorless camera with ease and confidence, plan out your goals efficiently, and more! You should be able to plan and stay on top of your extra earned income each quarter. You’ll have the tools necessary to reach out, negotiate, and land major brand opportunities and continue to grow your brand.

The techniques displayed in this program and e-courses are what we use to execute, edit, and deliver high-quality photos for ourselves and clients which land us well-paying clients, comped trips, and other major collaborations every day. It’s now up to you to take the leap and make the decision to begin taking your brand to the next level!

*While this program provides assistance in growing and expanding one’s skill set, results are not guaranteed. It is our job to provide the best information possible from our processes that you can instill in yours, but will not be held liable if the user does not enjoy intended results.

Charlie G. is a full-time influencer and blogger for iamcharlieg.com and freelance photographer. She has been blogging for 10+ years and doing photography for 3 years, making a living from it full-time for about 2 years and counting. She has worked with many clients including Kiko Davis, Dr. Sabrina Jackson, Jabs Gym, and more. Her zest for lifestyle photography pushed her into shooting and producing the same quality lifestyle shots for others as she does for herself. Dre Dotty has been a full-time photographer for 5 years and counting. He owns his studio on the west side of Detroit where he unleashes his creativity.  He has been building his clientele locally in Detroit and other states such as Atlanta and Chicago all thanks to social media. The source of his income comes from residual clients whom he has built strong relationships with while developing new relationships on a monthly basis using the tactics and skills we will teach in the Photography Workshop.

Sign up to be the first to know when our next dates are and to get discounted tickets before the public!

Frequently Asked Questions

Feel feel to reach out directly at info@iamcharlieg.com.
Due to the nature of this product, we do NOT issue refunds.
*Unauthorized distribution of this product is prohibited and will be met with legal action.

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Went to therapy today. Confirmed that you can literally feel your energy being drained around certain ppl you have no business being around. Just dropping this tidbit to relay the message that 2020 is fasho a with or without you type of year. Real simple ✨

Went to therapy today. Confirmed...

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STOP asking creatives to create for free.
STOP asking creatives to create for product.
STOP asking creatives to create for bartered services.
STOP asking creatives to create for discounted rates.
STOP asking creatives to create for wasted time.
STOP asking creatives to create for late payments.

Respect the energy it takes to create ANYTHING.
We are the not the same creatives from over 10 years ago. We use expensive equipment, valuable time, and considerable thought into making things that make ppl’s experiences feel better at high-quality. If it were simple, you’d do it yourself. If you could make an audience move the way we do, you’d move them yourself. So respect the process.
Pay the invoices.
On time.
In full price.
With no excuses.
Or...simply, move on.

That energy. All 2020, my baby ✨

STOP asking creatives to create...

Still surprised how much stretch marks are a taboo. If it weren’t for how much ppl praised me for my first collab with @savagexfenty I’d be totally left out in the dark.

I spoke to a fellow photographer in a casual setting. He said he loved a photo I took a few months ago. But “that” [my stretch marks] would be alllll retouched off top.

A lot of ppl messaged me about how “courageous” it was not to edit the pics. I felt that extremely strange how far we go to come off perfect in an already imperfect world. Light makeup is the farthest I’d go.

All in all I’m grateful that I’m too lazy to give a f*ck and I’m grateful for another opportunity to collab with a fave from a fave @savagexfenty x @badgalriri and the confidence #savagex brings to the table ❤️ #savagexfenty #savagexirl

Still surprised how much stretch...

Body insecurity, pt2. Let’s continue to talk about it.

What frustrates me most about my weight gain, is making a comment to my friends who brush me off like they don’t notice and then boom. I’m looking at a picture of myself at a party 3months later looking huger than I’ve ever been because I decided to ignore my 1st mind. It was an actual reality check to get me out of denial and the final step was validation from my peers.

Who else has fallen victim to this?

Sometimes you just have to get up and handle yourself w/o waiting on the validation from your friends and then some. Coming from that place, I’ve allowed myself to slack most of 2019 and that’s okay.

Where I’d normally look myself in disgust and immediately head to the gym only to abruptly stop weeks later, I’ve decided to do the opposite. I’ve admired every extra pound, curve, and roll, when I look in the mirror. I’ve accepted my flaws and while deciding to still work on them, I don’t do it out of self-hate, but with encouragement for long-term goals such as health that radiates inside out. This allows me to workout CONSISTENTLY, one of 2020’s key words for the decade.

This is why I’ve decided to partner with Detroit Area @planetfitness in the #BeTheBestYou challenge. This is to admire all your shortcomings, grow into the person you want to be healthily inside AND out. When you’re not working out for vanity purposes, but being your healthiest self, you’ll regularly find yourself more apt to get your workout in.

Because PF is in line with showing up as the best version of yourself for 2020, I’ve partnered with them to offer a giveaway for a FREE.99 6month Black Card Membership at any of their 50 Detroit Metro Area locations.

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Body insecurity, pt2. Let’s continue...

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Body insecurity, let’s talk about it.

I’ve fallen off from training in the gym for about 8 months. I’ve seen severe weight changes and once you get on the other side of 25, things don’t just fall back into place like if you decide to forgo eating unhealthily for a few days like they used to. 
My metabolism has slowed down. I’m seeing weight distribute to places I didn’t even know they could, like what the hell is that over there? And yes, I now have rolls. Something I wouldn’t even thought twice I’d see for another ten years. Reality has sunk in hard and having severe anxiety and depression hasn’t helped me with getting out of the bed and hopping on the treadmill either. 
That’s why I’m so pleased to be partnering with Detroit Area @planetfitness who’s committed to helping US commit to OUR long term goals of being the best US we can be all 2020. This is opportunity was too perfect for me to pass up if I wanted to overcome my depression and it’s well known that working out regulatory helps combat depression and anxiety. 
We’re in the perfect season and decade to snap out of our previous limitations and make 2020 our best decade yet. That means working on our minds with therapy, our health with mindful eating habits and regular doctor’s visit, our finances by being fiscally responsible, and of course our bodies by training healthily and regularly. And in doing so, Detroit Area @planetfitness is willing to help us get on track by offering my followers an exclusive offer code to get your FIRST MONTH FREE on any membership, now through 2/29. Simply use one of the codes below when signing up!
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Just 3 of your fave Detroit blogger babes enjoying a #COZY event held by my fave trio @whatupdoeimlee @thor_jones_ @mrslaceyjones which was completely lit.

When’s the next one?

Just 3 of your fave...

Fashion says “Me too”, style says “Me ONLY,” Look styled by @sicarrablack 
Shot by @crossoniam 
Edited by @backdropcharlie

Fashion says “Me too”, style...

This morning I woke up feeling very in the middle. I binged a few shows and went back to sleep. I woke up again with the intent to cook, clean, and complete all projects I have deadlines on. After I was done cooking, all the energy I had forced me back to bed. These past 2 days, I could barely leave my bed.

I realized that while cooking, I began to feel extremely melancholy. Something about the food I was cooking was making me sad.

What the fuck.

The food was delicious. It was serving. I over ate and still, something about the food I prepared before I was able to consume it, made me feeeeel extremely sad.

What the fuck.

I did the steps. I forced my mind not to go there. Not to instantly seek death. I tried to talk myself out of it. “Nothing caused this sadness, Charlene. This feeling isn’t real, continue on with your day,” I’d tell myself. I listened. It allowed me to push through cooking the rest of the meal.

By the time I was finished, I felt gloomy. And full but dissatisfied. Against my plans, I went to bed.
I laid there. And the tears started flooding. I couldn’t think of why I felt this way. 
What the fuck.

I cried on the phone to my friend for about 2 hours until I fell asleep. I woke up hours later, instantly felt guilty. I hadn’t done anything I planned to do yesterday and today.

What the fuck.

This makes me inquire, is this really how my mind is going to be for the rest of my life? Feeling completely normal 1 minute and then uncontrollably yearning death for no particular reason the next? How does one combat this and why the hell does depression seep in so easily even when trying to remain positive?

Stepping into 2020, I’ve decided to speak positivity into my mind no matter how much I don’t believe it bc my friends made me realize that no matter how much I’ve tried to die, it won’t happen until I fulfill my purpose and with such a negative mindset, I’ll always attract detrimental negative circumstances to my life bc I keep wishing death on myself that never comes.

Being mindful is hard af and requires great intention. Something I’ve always lacked. What things do you all do to get through? How do you plan to be better at it going into 2020?

This morning I woke up...