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Picture Summer

Picture Summer: 30 Days of Splashy Seasonal Celebration

Taught by Tracey Clark, founder of Shutter Sisters

Picture Summer is a 30-day photography project intended to encourage and inspire you to celebrate the season of sun and fun by playfully engaging your creative spirit.

There's no single season more conducive to having your camera at the ready; this makes it not only simple to maintain a photo-a-day project but it makes it that much more fun. Shooting images that go above and beyond the summer shots from years past, you'll start using your camera as a tool for seeing, appreciating and celebrating your vibrant life. The outcome will be a sweet slice of your life in an image a day. Nothing else is required. No end result to work toward: just your own unique vision personified in a picture. For these 30 days, that alone is enough.

As you are greeted each morning with a new photo prompt in your inbox, you will discover new ways of seeing things as you point your lens toward your daily life and the world around you. Summer is a time where most daily routines are turned on their ear and the combination of long sunny days, warm weather and a lack of schedule can be a blessing (offering a well-needed reprieve from the rest of the year) and a challenge (chaos, kids, travel). Taking a few minutes to put it all in perspective will help make your comings and goings that much more enjoyable. The imaginative guidance of this e-class will be a perfect way to start each day.

In her book Simple Abundance, Sarah Ban Breathnach says:

"Summer is not so much a season as it is a melody, that tune of contentment we hum as the days begin to beautifully blur. The pursuit of happiness becomes our personal priority…"

It is my hope that by participating in the Picture Summer  30 day project, that you will not only be pursuing happiness, you will be living it, one day, one picture at a time.

Learn More

  • Daily inspirational emails: A photo and brief explanation of, or musing on, the daily photo prompt
  • One voice message available as streaming audio, downloadable MP3 file and transcript
  • Downloadable photo tips handout
  • Downloadable class "creed"
  • Downloadable PDF of Tracey's equipment list with links
  • Welcome note from Tracey Clark in the classroom
  • Private posting gallery to share your work and view the work of your classmates

A "Self-Paced Workshop" allows you to create and be inspired on your own timetable. Comprised of video or audio files, PDF downloads, supply lists, and more, these eCourses offer a complete learning experience inside a private online classroom.  This classroom will be available for access and download in your account until January 31, 2015.

Just follow the instructor's lead, add your own creativity and perspective, and then upload your work to the private classroom gallery.

Self-Paced Workshops do not include a message board to chat with fellow students or live interaction from the instructor. But you can always interact with us by emailing Enjoy!


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With a passion for capturing the beauty of everyday life in pictures and an unbridled enthusiasm for sharing her musings with the masses, Tracey Clark keeps a camera in one hand and a laptop in the other. Beyond a career in photography, her published motherhood journals ("Waiting for Baby" and "Baby of Mine") and a "Shutter Sisters Guide to Photography", raising two spirited daughters, she also writes for a variety of publications and websites and blogs about her crazy, creative life at

Tracey is the founder of Shutter Sisters, a collaborative photo blog and thriving community of female photo enthusiasts. She loves nothing more than sharing her passion, expertise and photo-philosophies at conferences, events, gatherings and in classes like Picture Summer.