Shooting With A Purpose

What is Femme Noir?



Femme Noir is a class designed for women of color that will help you take full control in creating and executing  a session your clients will love.  We will cover a range of topics to include effective client communication, location scouting, what to wear, makeup, colors and more!   Photographers will then be challenged to apply what they've learned in a live shoot!  If you are a skilled photographer and ready to take full control of your sessions, then this is the class for YOU!


Femme Noir





Communication is key!  You will learn how to put together a welcome magazine that will help your client better prepare for their session while allowing you to achieve that same "styled" look with a paid session.

Are you utilizing your locations to their FULL potential? Location scouting is important, but the real question is are you TRULY utilizing your locations? You will definitely begin to look at locations differently- PROMISE!  Learning how outfit selections, skin tones and location can all work together to create magic!

Now it's time to put everything you have learned into action!  I will show you how to maximize your location scouting efforts.  You will get to photograph a full session with 3 beautiful clients!  One location, three clients and three looks, what magic will YOU be able to create?




What should I wear?  This topic will help you answer this question for your clients.  We will discuss outfit selections and the effects of color on different skin tones.

We will discuss what to look for when choosing a MUA and the importance of choosing your designated MUA for your clients.

We will cover the basics when it comes to editing. I will share my work flow to show you how to streamline your process and reduce your editing time per image.




April 17, 2020

 How to prepare you and your client for your session.

9am-10am: Breakfast

10:30am-11am: Introduction


11am-11:30pm: What Makes a Great Website

11:30am-12pm: Knowing Your Worth

12pm-1pm: Lunch Break

1:30pm-2pm:  Makeup


2pm-3pm: What to Wear (creating mood boards)

3pm-5pm: Scouting Unconventional Locations (with one model)


- Shooting with a purpose

-Utilizing a location/spot

-Dynamic Posing

-Outfit selection/colors and skin tones

-How to help clients relax and open up

- + MORE








APRIL 18, 2020

On day 2 we will put into action everything we learned on day 1 




EDITING (Bonus Day)

APRIL 19, 2020

 We will edit images from the live shoot from the day prior. ( this is a bonus day, so you do not have to attend this class)

8am-11:30am: Editing

Removing Blemishes


Dodge & Burn

Color Correction



9am-10am: Breakfast

10:30am-12:30pm: FAQ's (Image Critique)


12:30-2:30pm: Models Get Ready (LUNCH ON THE GO)

3pm-6pm: WE SHOOT

6:30PM-8:00PM Break







The following is the CLASS Policies and Agreement between YOU, the Attendee and Charlene Geffrard  the INSTRUCTOR/PHOTOGRAPHER.

The class fee is non-refundable. The class fee may be transferred to another Attendee upon approval from the Instructor if the Attendee has paid the class in full. Transferring is the responsibility of the Attendee. If the Attendee fails to pay according to the payment schedule outlined by the Instructor, the Attendee will forfeit his/her seat in the class and will not be entitled to a refund. 

The class is limited to 6 attendees. In circumstances where less than three (3) seats sell, the Photographer reserves the right to cancel the class and will refund any payments made by 3/1. Please DO NOT book flights and/or accommodations until you receive confirmation from the Photographer that the class is confirmed.

In the very unfortunate event that the Photographer becomes ill or for any other reason unable to conduct the class, your deposit and further installments will be refunded in full in the currency the photographer charged to you in USD. Change in currency conversion rates from the time you paid to the time you receive a refund will not be the Photographer's responsibility. You agree that the maximum liability of the Photographer to the attendee arising out of the non-performance of the class, will be to refund the attendee of the workshop tuition fee only. 


Attendee MUST allow for an adjustment in the class schedule in the event the timing of the workshop is adjusted due to unforeseen weather conditions or other circumstances outside of the control of the Photographer.

All information discussed, provided, or shared with you in this class is for the class attendee only and should not be discussed in part, or in its entirety, with any photographer, persons or entity that have not attended the class. All materials are protected under copyright law and should not be distributed without the express consent of the Photographer. 

Attendee is not permitted to use images taken at the workshop for commercial purposes. Image usage is strictly for portfolio use only (website, Facebook and other social media). Social media usage is allowed only to showcase portfolio. Attendee is not permitted to submit photos taken during the workshop to magazines, contests or exhibitions.

Attendee MUST credit "Charlene Geffrard" and the name of the class attended, when posting the class images on social media. 

The Instructor and Charlene Geffrard Photography shall be held harmless for any and all injury to Attendee and Attendee's business and equipment during the course of the class and immediately surrounding events. *

I understand and accept this policy.



We have a payment plan option of $250 down and the remaining balance is due  March 15, 2020 - No exceptions-. You also have the advantage of paying the price in full at the time of registration.  This class is limited to 6 people.

All sales are final and non-refundable. In the case of an emergency,  Femme Noir seats may be sold to or donated to another photographer who meets Class requirements and completes  the required attendee contract. 
The purchase of a class seat represents your full understanding and agreement to purchase and refund/transfer terms.




3751 E Fowler Ave, Tampa, FL 33612

Airport: Tampa International Airport 

Students are responsible for getting to the Hotel. All other Transportations from the hotel to locations will be covered by Charlene.


The end goal for this class is to teach photographers how to design a more dynamic session for their clients, while learning to better utilize unconventional locations and to increase your understanding of how to effectively communicate with your clients to create a successful session.  

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