The Inclusivity Workshop

Education by Liv Lyszyk Photography

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As I've navigated the world as a queer person I've heard countless stories of photographers not always being a safe space for LGBTQ+ identified folks. Friends feeling unsafe from a photographers actions, not knowing if a photographer is queer friendly, and simply not having their pronouns or identities respected. 

There is more to it than just finding a queer person and sticking them in front of your camera. It's about respecting their identity, understanding the nuances, and giving them the quality experience they deserve. Not everyone who claims allyship is truly prepared for working with LGBTQ+ clients, that's what this course is here for. To dig in and learn the ins and outs, giving you a safe place to make mistakes without worry of harming your clients. 

There is a huge need for education for photographers wanting to truly do justice in serving this community. We need photographers who loudly and proudly showcase queer faces in their instagram feeds and portfolios. This workshop is the jumping off point for truly serving this community!

Details

- Access to all educational modules, downloads, and resources
- Learn tips and tricks for publishing, pronouns, posing, and more
- Exclusive membership in our Facebook community
- Access to any future bonus modules

ADD ONS
- One on one consult with Liv to go over your website, contract, portfolio, or any specific questions you have! This is you time to pick Liv's brain!
- Live shoot with real queer models! Liv will guide you through her posing flow and you'll get amazing photos for your website!

Hello there!

Hi! I'm a queer twenty something photographer living in Grand Rapids, Michigan with my partner. I've been photographing weddings and portraits for over 7 years and I've become one of the go to photographers for LGBTQ+ clients in the area. You can usually find me in leggings, a fuzzy hoodie, while drinking cold brew and snuggling my pet lizard, Petunia. My photography style is documentary, earthy, and authentic. I'm an enneagram 3, an INFJ, and a true scorpio. This workshop has been my latest passion and I'm so excited to connect with eager photographers who are ready to jump into learning!

About Liv

"I WALKED IN NERVOUS ABOUT MY FIRST SHOOT WITH A SAME SEX COUPLE AND AFTER I FEEL MUCH MORE PREPARED! LIV WAS SO HELPFUL IN ANSWERING ALL MY QUESTIONS TOO!" - B

"The workshop was so much more than I expected. Hearing things from a first hand perspective really helped and I'm super pumped to start photographing more queer couples" - M

"This was the education I didn't know I needed but I'm so glad I took the leap!" -C

Love Notes

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The inclusivity workshop
online course

The inclusivity workshop
online course +
one on one website/contract consult

$149

$249

The Modules

Module 1: Terminology 

Module 2: Pronouns and Inclusive Language

Module 3: History

Module 4: Intersectionality

Module 5: Being an Ally


Module 6: Experiences of LGBTQ Clients

Module 7: Portfolio 

Module 8: Publishing and Marketing

Module 9: Website and Contract

Module 10: Posing Tips

How Well do you Know the LGBTQ+ Community?

Can LGBTQ+ couples be legally discriminated against and turned away by vendors based on their religious views?

Yes

No

Depends

How Well do you Know the LGBTQ+ Community?

Correct, LGBTQ couples can be turned away based on a vendors religious views. This was determined by the Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission Supreme Court case.

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How Well do you Know the LGBTQ+ Community?

Incorrect, LGBTQ couples can be turned away based on a vendors religious views. This was determined by the Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission Supreme Court case.

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How Well do you Know the LGBTQ+ Community?

What does the word Queer mean?

all of the above

an umbrella term for LGBT+

non heterosexual

How Well do you Know the LGBTQ+ Community?

Correct, queer is a reclaimed word that is an umbrella term for the LGBTQ+ community which refers to non straight folks. It's also an identity in itself!

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How Well do you Know the LGBTQ+ Community?

Sort of Correct! Queer is a reclaimed word that is an umbrella term for the LGBTQ+ community which refers to non straight folks. It's also an identity in itself! 

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How Well do you Know the LGBTQ+ Community?

What category does androgyny fall into?

Sexual Orientation

Biological sex

Gender expression

How Well do you Know the LGBTQ+ Community?

Correct, androgyny is outwardly presenting neither stereotypically male or female but rather a blend. Outward expressions of gender are called gender expression!

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How Well do you Know the LGBTQ+ Community?

Incorrect, androgyny is outwardly presenting neither stereotypically male or female but rather a blend. Outward expressions of gender are called gender expression!

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How Well do you Know the LGBTQ+ Community?

Out of the LGBTQ+ folks we asked about their experiences with photographers how many of them were negative?

1/3

1/4

None

How Well do you Know the LGBTQ+ Community?

Correct, 1/3 of the queer folks we asked about said their experiences with their photographer were not the greatest or even harmful! We have a lot of work to make that not the norm!

Do you have room for improvement? click below to purchase the course!

How Well do you Know the LGBTQ+ Community?

Incorrect, 1/3 of the queer folks we asked about said their experiences with their photographer were not the greatest or even harmful! We have a lot of work to make that not the norm!

Do you have room for improvement? click below to purchase the course!