Grow with a supportive community.
Confidently say the words: “I am an artist.”
Deepen the authenticity & impact of your work.
I’m passionate about helping photographers (you!) become visionary artists. That’s the heartfelt intention behind this website and all of my offerings.
The Work With Me e-courses below are the most personal, direct way to work with me (aside from 1-on-1 mentoring). In each of these e-courses, you’ll collaborate directly with me and an encouraging (never competitive) community of fellow photographers.
My next available e-course is the first one listed below. Scroll through and choose the one that speaks to your heart. Let’s create beauty together!
Or, if you’d prefer a self-paced and individual experience, consider my Self Study e-Courses.
Can we change the way we see? Is it possible to learn how to observe form and space, meaning and emotion, layers and light, the way visionary artists do? After 20+ years teaching and practicing photography, I believe the answer is yes. Light Atlas is about evolving your way of seeing - and transforming your images into art in the process.
Next Session: Starts August 27th!
finding inspiration through photography
Have you heard the expression “put the photographer in the photograph” but you’re not entirely sure how to do that? Candela shows you. This six-week e-course is about drawing from the raw materials of your life to inspire your images. Everyone (yes really, EVERYONE) has something inside that they can access to create meaningful, heartfelt imagery. Candela gives you the tools to illuminate your passions, perspectives, emotions, history, and experience - and turn it all into works of art. The path of a true artist? It starts here.
Next Session: Starts September 26th!
GATHERING LIGHT: An online salon
Is finding time in your schedule one of your biggest creative roadblocks? What would change that? Here’s my answer: receiving brand new photography prompts and reflections on living the creative life every single month. Add to that the encouragement and warmth of a genuinely supportive community of artist-friends. No more struggling to create in isolation, no more searching for inspiration and motivation and coming up short. Gathering Light is here for you.
The best part? You can join the community today.
Travel is about discovery, adventure, and fulfilling your dreams. It’s about so much more than plane tickets and famous landmarks. Do your images reflect the true energy and spirit of travel? Do you feel called to make more unique, expressive images? Traveling Light is a one-week e-course for photographers who want to make insightful and deeply personal images during their travels - whether you’re going on a weekend road trip or an international extravaganza.
Begin today. Just in time for your next trip!
THE VISIONARY PORTFOLIO
Do your photographs seem all over the place? Do you want to create a more cohesive aesthetic? Would you like to see your work exhibited in a gallery, published in a book, or beautifully presented online? If you answered yes to any of those questions, this is the course for you. The Visionary Portfolio is a 6-week e-course that will take you beyond haphazard image-making to create a unified body of work that reflects your true artistic voice.
Next Session: TBA
MEDITATIONS ON GRATITUDE
Emotionally exhausted? Drained by the news cycle? Creatively blank and a little bit blah? Meditations on Gratitude is a 6-week e-course about using photography to cultivate a daily gratitude practice. The class is all about slowing down, seeing more deeply, and honoring the experiences that make life beautiful. It's a lovely opportunity to reinvigorate your artistic vision while creating images that inspire happiness and hope.
Next Session: TBA
Are you ready to go deeper with your photography? Are you stuck on creative or technical questions? Instead of trudging through the creative process by yourself, mentoring is your chance to receive personalized feedback, hard-won lessons, and creative insight. My mentoring is based on my twenty years as a curator, photographer, gallerist, portfolio reviewer, educator, and juror. I offer three categories of mentoring - scroll through to see which one is best for you.