Unleash Your Inner Artist: Master the Art of Self-Portrait Photography

You are eager to enhance your self-portrait skills and techniques. 

looking to build confidence and self-expression through photography.

You aim to convey genuine emotions in your self-portraits.

You seek a supportive community to grow and share your journey.

You're ready to transform your mindset, embrace your authentic self, and journey into an empowering self-care practice

Struggling with self-confidence in front of the camera? Longing to capture your true essence in a photograph? Ready to break free from self-judgment & unlock your creative potential? 

Does this sound familiar?

this course is perfect for you if:

Master Technical Skills: Learn camera settings, lighting, and composition.

Overcome Self-Doubt: Gain confidence and embrace your unique beauty.

Engaging Lessons: Weekly assignments, live Q&A sessions, and a supportive community.

Exclusive Resources: Access to my Self-Portrait Posing Guide and expert tips.

Don’t miss out on this journey of self-discovery and artistic expression. Enroll Now!

The Self-Portrait Masterclass

Introducing

Are you ready to unlock your creative potential and discover the transformative power of self-portrait photography?

course highlights:

The Self-Portrait Masterclass is designed for both beginners, hobbyists, and experienced photographers eager to deepen their connection with their camera and themselves.

I’m Shannon, a seasoned self-portrait artist and educator with over a decade of experience in photography. I’m passionate about using self-portraiture as a tool for self-discovery and artistic expression. My work is celebrated for its emotional depth and technical precision, capturing the essence of individuality through the lens. Committed to mentoring others, I empower my students to explore their identities and tell their stories through the transformative art of self-portrait photography. Join me on this journey to unlock your creative potential and embrace your unique self.

I'M READY TO GUIDE YOU ALONG THIS BEAUTIFUL JOURNEY!

Here I am!

You're seeking a supportive community and expert feedback to refine your art.

05

you need guidance on using your camera and equipment effectively for stunning self-portraits.


04

You're excited to learn advanced self-portrait techniques and improve your photography skills.

03

You're struggling to feel comfortable and confident in front of the camera.

02

You want to capture your authentic self through the lens and tell your story visually.

01

I KNOW the feeling!
THIS IS FOR YOU IF:

"If you want to master gorgeous self-portraits and feel more comfortable in front of the camera, Shannon’s guidance is essential. Her expertise is packed with invaluable tips that boost confidence and skills."

- MICHELLE

" Shannon's guidance is essential "

"I’ve always struggled with self-portraits, but Shannon’s incredible guidance changed that. Her insights into setups, tips, and tricks have empowered me to trust in my ability to succeed in self-portraiture. I’m excited to keep applying what I've learned and encourage everyone to experience Shannon’s transformative approach!"

- SHERIDA

" She empowered me to trust in my ability to succeed "

I was so inspired by Shannon’s methods that I started shooting self-portraits before even finishing all her materials. Her teaching sparks immediate creativity!

- DAWN

" Her teaching sparks immediate creativity!"

"Creating self-portraits as taught by Shannon has been fun, fulfilling, and truly amazing. It's been an empowering experience that I didn’t just do for others, but something I needed for myself."

- COURTNEY

" An empowering exerience!"

"Regularly including myself in photos has become easier over time, thanks to Shannon’s teachings. I’ve even stepped out into public spaces for my shoots! It’s been a fantastic journey of self-discovery and pushing past my boundaries."

- JULIE

" A fantastic journey of self-discovery"

"If you're hesitating about joining Shannon's course, I highly recommend you go for it! Shannon has been a huge inspiration to me. Self-portraits were once uncomfortable and awkward for me, pushing me far out of my comfort zone. Yet, it's in those uncomfortable spaces that I've experienced significant personal growth. With Shannon’s guidance, self-portraiture has become not just a practice but a therapeutic journey, helping me see myself in a new light and become more authentically me."

- MARANDA

" Shannon has been a huge inspiration to me"

"I’m so inspired! I can’t wait to dedicate more time to self-portraits. It’s been a transformative experience that I absolutely loved."

- FLEUR

"  I'm so inspired!"

"Dealing with our perceived imperfections becomes easier with Shannon’s approach. It’s therapeutic, reconnecting me with myself in ways I hadn’t felt in years."

- SHERIDA (2nd Testimonial)

"  It's therapeutic, reconnecting me with myself in ways I  hadn't felt in years"

Personal Growth: Develop a deeper connection with yourself through self-portraiture.


Emotional Expression: Learn how to convey your authentic self through powerful imagery.


Creative Techniques: Discover innovative methods to bring your self-portraits to life.


Confidence Boost: Learn to feel comfortable and empowered in front of the camera.

This is what you need

You're going to love this!

Step into Your Power with this Transformative Online Course!

It's here!
Check it out!

Learn to convey deep, authentic emotions and narratives through your images. Experiment with mood visualization, symbolic representation, and capturing genuine expressions to create impactful, storytelling portraits.

Connect deeply with your authentic self. Focus on mindset and self-perception, understanding the importance of a positive outlook. Use self-portraiture as a tool for self-discovery and emotional expression. Reflect on your journey and celebrate your growth.

Dive into creative techniques, exploring different angles, lighting setups, and compositions. Understand the transformative power of self-portraiture and how to convey your personal story through images.

We discuss everything about equipment essentials and technical know-how for self-portraits. Learn about camera settings, lenses, remote triggers, tripods, and more. Gain confidence in setting up your shots and overcoming technical challenges.

Expressing Emotion

Embracing Your Authentic Self

Discovering Your Style

Mastering the Mechanics

Week  3
Week  4
Week  2
Week  1

course breakdown

03
02
01

Be among the first to complete weekly assignments and earn exclusive rewards like live Q&A sessions and personalized certificates. PLUS all participants in the course will get a VERY special discount on Archipelago Presets and Lensbaby Lenses!

Exclusive Bonuses

With the VIP SEAT join a vibrant online community for support, feedback, and inspiration. Connect with fellow students and grow together.


ACCESS THE COMMUNITY

Sign up now to begin your transformative journey into self-portrait photography. Unlock your potential and start capturing your true self.

ENROLL TODAY!

What I need to know?

Shannon O'Malley

This course will change your entire perspective of yourself!

Believe me!

GET READY TO KNOW ALL MY SECRETS!

Eric Kandel
"A self-portrait is a way of revealing something about oneself"

Exclusive critiques and in-depth interaction

Ideal for those seeking a personalized learning experience

Live Q&A sessions with Shannon every Friday

Personalized feedback on assignments

Access to an exclusive private Facebook group

Everything in the Silent Seat, plus:

SEATS ARE LIMITED!!

VIP SEAT

Perfect for self-paced learning

Assignments to practice skills (no submission required)

Comprehensive guides on camera settings + lighting + more

Detailed lessons on self-portrait techniques

Access to all course materials released weekly

SILENT SEAT

Choose the Seat that fits best for you

Transform your self-portrait photography with my comprehensive course designed to boost your confidence, refine your skills, and unlock your creative potential. Join now and start your journey toward capturing your authentic self with powerful, emotional self-portraits.

Don't wait anymore, this is the time to move toward your goals and success.

Unlock a wealth of knowledge with exclusive access to my curated collection of photography resources. As part of this masterclass, you’ll gain entry to my top tips, techniques, + behind-the-scenes content designed to elevate your self-portrait journey.

Get Exclusive Access to My Top Resources

participants will get a very special discount on archipelago presets & Lensbaby Lenses!

Thanks for being here. I'm Shannon, a passionate self-portrait artist and educator with over a decade of experience in photography. I love to spend time with my family laughing and watching how cool it is to watch the kids grow into adults. My work is celebrated for its emotional depth and technical precision, capturing the essence of individuality. Through my teaching, I empower students to explore their identities and tell their unique stories through self-portrait photography. Join me on this journey to unlock your creative potential and embrace your true self.

Hello friend!

ABOUT SHANNON

Be among the first 5 students to complete + submit proof of assignment completion by posting it on Instagram (post, story, or reel) & tagging @shannon_kathleenphotography. You’ll gain access to an exclusive live Q&A session with me.




All students who complete their assignments by the week's end & post/tag me on Instagram @shannon_kathleenphotography will receive recognition on my social media or website.


Participating in these weekly incentives will not only deepen your understanding + enhance your skills but also provide valuable rewards + recognition for your efforts.

Keep inspired  + engaged throughout the course

STAY MOTIVATED WITH WEEKLY REWARDS:

exclusive bonuses:

Completion Rewards:

You're looking for a quick fix rather than a transformative journey.

You don't value constructive feedback + community engagement.

You prefer traditional portrait photography over self-portraits.

you're not willing to invest time in learning + practicing.

This is        for you if...

You're committed to personal growth + storytelling through images.

You value professional guidance + feedback.

You're eager to explore your creativity + self-expression.

You want to master the art of self-portrait photography.

This is for you if...

01/10

In this 4-week live/hybrid course, you will learn how to elevate your photography skills, overcome self-judgment, and master technical aspects of self-portraiture such as lighting, composition, and posing. The course is designed to help you express your unique self through photography and improve your ability to empathize with your clients.


WHAT WILL I LEARN IN THE SELF-PORTRAIT MASTERCLASS? 

02/10

Self-portraits are challenging because they require both technical skills & self-awareness. Balancing the technical aspects, like camera settings, lighting, & composition, while also focusing on posing & expressing emotions can be overwhelming. Additionally, self-portraits often involve self-judgment, making it difficult to capture an authentic and confident image. The psychological aspect of self-perception & the vulnerability required to truly express oneself add another layer of difficulty. Overcoming these challenges requires practice, patience, & a positive mindset. A big focus on this is in my course.

Why is it hard to do a self-portrait?

03/10

This course is ideal for hobbyist photographers and seasoned professionals alike who are looking to explore self-portraiture as a medium for personal growth, creative expression, and professional development. It's especially beneficial for those seeking to find a deeper identity beyond roles like motherhood or career.

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR? 

04/10

Improve your self-portrait skills by mastering camera settings, experimenting with lighting, & practicing composition. Use a remote trigger or self-timer, and try various angles & poses. Study master photographers, & regularly practice shooting. Post-process images to enhance their quality. Continuous learning & experimentation will help you develop a unique style & improve your self-portrait skills. My course offers detailed guidance on these aspects, helping you to refine your techniques, gain confidence, & create compelling self-portraits that truly express your identity.

How can I improve my self-portrait skills?

05/10

To encourage timely completion and engagement, I offer incentives for students who submit their weekly assignments by the end of each week. These incentives might include bonus content, additional feedback sessions, or discounts on future courses or other fun stuff!

WHAT ARE THE INCENTIVES FOR COMPLETING ASSIGNMENTS?

06/10

A good self-portrait captures genuine emotion, tells a story, & showcases the artist's personality. It involves creative composition, thoughtful use of lighting, & effective post-processing. Incorporating personal symbols & engaging the viewer through eye contact or expressive poses adds depth & relatability. Authenticity & vulnerability are key, as they create a strong connection with the audience, making the art impactful & memorable. My course covers these elements, helping you create self-portraits that are not only visually stunning but also deeply personal & meaningful.

What Makes a Good Self-Portrait Art?

07/10

Silent seats, priced at 147, allow you to participate in all course activities and view all content without direct feedback. VIP seats, priced at 397, include personalized feedback on assignments, live critiques, and more direct interaction, ensuring a more hands-on guidance through your self-portrait journey.


WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE SILENT SEATS & VIP SEATS? 

08/10

The course consists of weekly lessons, assignments, and exercises. You'll also receive supplementary PDFs. For VIP students, you gain access to me for live feedback session to review your work in detail, a private Facebook group, and have the opportunity to interact during weekly office hours.


HOW IS THE COURSE STRUCTURED? 

09/10

Yes, you can still have access to all course materials as they are all downloadable. Once the 4-week course is over, you will no longer have access to the live sessions. However, if you download all the lessons, they can be yours to keep and revisit at your own pace. 


CAN I ACCESS THE COURSE CONTENT AFTER THE CLASS ENDS? 

10/10

Self-portraits offer deep psychological insights by exploring identity, emotions, & self-perception. They allow artists to confront & express their inner selves, often leading to self-discovery & healing. Creating self-portraits can also boost self-esteem & self-acceptance by presenting oneself authentically. My course delves into these psychological aspects, teaching you how to use self-portraiture as a tool for personal growth & emotional expression. By understanding the psychology behind self-portraits, you can create meaningful art that resonates deeply with both yourself & your audience.

What is the Psychology Behind Self-Portraits?

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Ready to change your life?

Mailing list

Don't forget to join my education mailing list for first access to future classes!

Signing up on the waitlist + purchasing the class will add you to my email list. You can unsubscribe anytime, but doing so will prevent me from contacting you about this event or any future ones.

SELF-PORTRAIT MASTERCLASS