1 August – 9 November 2023
Beyond Imposter Syndrome: 100-day photo challenge
Have you ever felt like your work is not good enough? You don’t have the right photographs to submit to competitions? You don’t have enough skills to apply for photography jobs?
You are not alone – we know the feeling all too well!
As soon as we realised this is a wide-spread ‘lack of confidence’ virus amongst creatives, we started our own research to learn all we could about imposter syndrome for photographers, and how to overcome it.
Photo by Excio member Tracey Walker
Not your usual ‘photo-a-day’ challenge
We designed this 100-day challenge to be transformational from ‘day one’.
The course is a commitment for those who want to achieve more with their photography skills, unlock creativity, develop confidence, and learn new skills.
By the end of the 100-day challenge you will be transformed – understanding the source of that inner voice that says your work isn’t good enough, and learning how to deal with it and even turn it into an advantage.
The course includes video recordings, live online meetings, and group exercises.
The challenge has weekly assignments, which may include taking photographs.
This challenge is online, so you can join from wherever you are.
Places are limited to 50 participants to make sure everyone receives the opportunity to get the most from the course.
Hurry and reserve your spot!
$230 (incl. GST)
Excio members enjoy a 20% discount.
Programme and schedule
1 August–20 September
Week 1 – What is imposter syndrome, and why does it particularly affect creatives?
Week 2 – How is our confidence built and affected?
Week 3 – Mindset challenges
Week 4 – How to deal with self-doubt
Week 5 – Focusing on negative feedback!
Week 6 – Attitude training
Week 7 – Looking for bright spots
21 September–9 November
Week 8 – Breaking through the noise
Week 9 – Networking for introverts and photographers
Week 10 – Our successes and failures
Week 11 – Building your captivating photography portfolio
Week 12 – Secrets behind creating winning photographs
Week 13 – Your best 20 shots mini-challenge
Week 14 – Considerations for building your personal brand
Week 15 – Recap and next steps
This course will be delivered by our founder, Ana Lyubich, with assistance from Simon Hertnon and other Excio photographers, to share a wide breadth of experience supported by research on psychology and building confidence.
Ana is a lifestyle photographer and is the CEO of Excio, which she co-founded in 2017. She believes that each photograph is unique and reflects individual’s personality.