Flourish Academy Tutorials

Learn from the FA and get your camera gear from YM Camera.

The Flourish Academy has partnered with YM Camera to be your go-to resource for photography. Our team is proud to offer unparalled service to photographers all over the world. Check out all of the free video tutorials below and share your results in our private Facebook group.

Heather Lahtinen – Founder FA
Robby Yankush – Owner YM

We make photographs

TO UNDERSTAND WHAT OUR LIVES MEAN TO US. – RALPHY HATTERSLEY

How to Remove a Bra in Photoshop

How to Remove a Bra in Photoshop

In this video, we are going to reposition a shirt inside of Photoshop to remove a bra using two different advanced techniques. Join us in our free, private Facebook community where we learn and flourish together! 

Curvy Girl Posing Workshop

Curvy Girl Posing Workshop

In this hands-on workshop, Soozie Harrison from Photography by Soozie will demonstrate posing for plus size clients. She will explain settings, light and how to get the best out of your clients. Heather Lahtinen will also be on hand to assist. When: Tuesday September...

Senior Posing Workshop

Senior Posing Workshop

In this hands-on workshop, Soozie Harrison from Photography by Soozie will demonstrate posing for senior girls. She will explain settings, light and how to get the best out of your clients. Heather Lahtinen will also be on hand to assist. When: Tuesday October 13th...

Sharpen Your Focus

Sharpen Your Focus

In this hands-on workshop, Heather Lahtinen will work with you to make sure that you can consistently achieve sharp images.We will cover:1. Focus modes2. Focus points3. Cameras and lenses4. Shooting methods5. Common mistakes6. Troubleshooting When: Tuesday, September...

Family Posing Workshop

Family Posing Workshop

Would you like to feel more confident posing and interacting with families? Whether for regular or mini sessions, it's important to be prepared for family dynamics... namely the crazy children! You will have two qualified instructors with nearly 30 years of combined...

Senior Posing Recap!

Senior Posing Recap!

Our senior posing workshop with Studio Soozie was a huge success! We had two models and 10 photographers so we were able to divide into two groups. We spent our time learning how to be intentional with our shooting. We held the workshop at the FA Headquarters, which...

Camera Club – Bride & Groom Posing

Camera Club – Bride & Groom Posing

This month at Camera Club we practiced posing a bride and groom using a flow posing technique I implemented in my weddings years ago to be as efficient as possible. We we were fortunate enough to have fun, beautiful models and TWO gorgeous wedding gowns! Pittsburgh...

Bride & Groom Posing Workshop

Bride & Groom Posing Workshop

In this hands-on workshop, Heather Lahtinen from Weddings by Heather will demonstrate posing for the bride and groom. She will explain settings, light and how to get the best out of your clients. This workshop also includes Heather's posing checklist so that you be...

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