Belle Lumière is an educational platform for photographers who are wanting to build a business & livelihood with the love they have for their craft.
Founded in 2013, as a personal project, I wanted to share everything I was learning & doing in hopes to help someone else with their journey. From there it quickly turned into a community of photographers wanting to learn, teach, inspire, & grow together. In 2014 I fully jumped in and hosted our very first workshop at the lovely Pippin Hill Farm and Vineyard in Charleston, NC (pictured).
After getting a taste of teaching, being part of this amazing community, & curating education ... well you can say the rest is history.
But you can call her Lex. A thirty something, left-brained creative who loves winters, the mountains, and hot coco; with real peppermint please.
Lexi Clifford is the Founder, Curator, & Educator behind Belle Lumière. She
is a 'firm' believer in a work/life balance & working smarter - not harder.
Lexi has been curating & teaching education for over 8 years exclusively to
photographers. From self publishing over 55 educational magazine issues,
hosting over 15 sold out in person workshops, all the way to working with hundreds of educators & thousands of students. Not to mention growing and running her own 6 figure portrait business. She knows what the modern photographer searches for to support their business and help them
make their dreams a reality.
Anna's journey started when she was 8 years old & her grandfather handed her one of his old cameras. Not only did he share this camera with her, but he also shared his belief that photos were so powerful that they could tell a story in a heartbeat.
Anna is an award winning photographer and Lexi's right hand gal, late night marco-polo'er, & your newest supporter. Anna has quickly jumped into being our content manager here at Belle Lumière. She handles all the day to day features, educational blog posts, & more.
And once things settle down a little bit she is going to hit the road as we bring back our famous sold out events & workshops.
Of course our magazine is going to be the highlight of our community ... it's where we started & it's what we are known for. Our magazine has been educating and inspiring photographers for over 7 years.
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The Lumiè Society
The Lumiè Society is a curated bundle of education covering all the little topics you need to stay on top of as a photographer. It's all nicely organized & packed inside a membership site just for you.
The best place to start if you are new to our community is of course our blog. Filled will inspiration, highlights, & a ton of 'free' education it is a photographers dream.
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Looking to just dive into a specific topic .. then we have you covered there as well. We offer multiple guides that dive into telling a story with your images all the way to learning how to shoot film.
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The Creative Collaboration
The Creative Collaboration is a bundle of education, for photographers, curated from the top educators in the industry just for you. Its value along is worth thousands of dollars but sold for 99% off for a short time. We run these sales twice a year.
New to 2020, and after moving all our education online, Belle Lumière officially started hosting online summits so anyone, anywhere, can learn from the comfort of their own home. Our summit is run twice a year. In the winter for the Wedding Photographer & in the Summer for the Portrait & Family Photographer.
EOTYA's & Summer Image Contest
Belle Lumière is proud to have been hosting our End of the Year Awards (EOTYA) since 2013 as well as a yearly summer image contest. These awards are a wonderful opportunity for you to put your best work out there, push yourself out of your comfort zone, & possibly become an award winning photographer.
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