Elevate Your Photography - Master Composition.
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Elevate Your Photography - Master Composition.

Study 100 great photographs to learn their keys to success. An array of genres - landscape, travel, portrait, food..
4.4 (661 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
3,416 students enrolled
Created by El Gale
Last updated 11/2017
English [Auto]
Current price: $51.99 Original price: $74.99 Discount: 31% off
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This course includes
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 2 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Study: 100 Great Photographs - Exploring What Makes Them Successful
  • Learn: The Mechanisms That Distinguish Great Photos From The Masses
  • Learn: A Foundation of Tools and Rules To Elevate Your Photos
  • Master: Composition - To Create Engaging And Visually Appealing Photos
  • Learn: How to Harness Natural Light
  • Learn: What Visual Narrative Is And How To Utilize It Successfully
  • A Basic Understanding Of How To Use Your Camera (whether it's a DSLR or Phone - that doesn't matter).
  • A Desire To Truly Improve Your Photographs.

Photography is a craft, anyone can learn to take great photographs - with practice and a foundational understanding of the components that make photographs great - you can significantly elevate your photography.

In this course we will study 100 great photographs from across the world - to learn the key features that make photographs successful. 

This course is for anyone looking to gain a foundation of insights to elevate their photography. It is not about technical settings or equipment, it's purely a study of the most valuable photographic conventions  - which by the end will offer a tool box of skills to take aesthetically pleasing, engaging, and widely enjoyed images. 

I made this course because I believe studying others photographs is one of the most beneficial things you can do to learn photography. It offers a great amount of insight and inspiration - it's the closest thing in my mind to replicating the value of a photography degree (the practice of learning through study). This process helped me improve my photography tremendously over the years, and that learning has now be condensed into this super-accessible course.

***Please don't buy this course if you're purely wanting to learn camera settings etc - there are other courses/ free online videos out there for that, this is about the artistic side of photography - Intention & Subject, Light & Shadow, Timing, Colour, and Composition.


What We Will Cover (A brief overview):

1. Intent & Subject

"a camera is a save button for the minds eye"

Learn the importance of considering the WHAT & WHY. Explore the value in identifying subject and focal points - and discover mechanisms that can lead the eye to them within the image. Learn how you can give new insight to the subject to create even more compelling images, with a stronger sense of intention behind your photographs.

2. Light & Shadow

"Photography is painting with light"

Learn to see the light. Learn what quality light is and how to harness the best natural light forms for stunning, 3-dimensional photos. Understand the value and abilities of shadow - how it can create more interest, engagement, shape or mood in a photo.

3. Timing & Moment

"Photography freezes moments allowing you to stop and connect with the richness of reality"

Understand how consideration of moment can allow you to capture stronger connection to the subject - genuine emotions or compelling compositions. 

4. Colour

Colour is a powerful tool in photography - it can bring life to a photo, enhance emotion, direct focus, or be the subject itself. Learn how to harness colour to create dynamic and evocative photos.

5. Composition

Explore 15+ valuable compositional mechanisms to create visually appealing and engaging photos. These are the some of the easiest and most valuable skills to elevate your photographs quickly.

6. Insights to Specific Genres

Key insights I think are valuable in creating great images within these specific fields of photography:

  • Portraiture  

  • Macro

  • Street

  • Food

  • Nature

7. Bonus - personal tips I have gained value from 

A range of general and specific tips and tools that have served me well over the years. A selection of links to check out and online realms I would recommend interacting with.

Enjoy the course! 

Who this course is for:
  • This Course Is For All Levels Of Photographer (Beginner - Semi-Professional) Who Want To Improve Their Photography
  • This Course Is For Anyone Who Wants To Understand The Components Of Great Photos And Build A Toolset To Take Great Photos
  • This Course Is For People Who Want To Better Understand The Use Of: Subject, Light, Timing, Colour & Composition in Photography
  • This Course is For People Who Want To Become Great Photographers
  • This Course Is For Photographers Interested In The Fields Of: Portrait, Landscape, Travel, Food, Street, Or Nature Photography (And Valuable For Focus In Other Fields Too)
Course content
Expand all 13 lectures 01:48:26
+ What Makes a Great Photograph?
1 lecture 03:05

What makes a great photograph? - A look at the mechanisms that create truly great images and how we will cover these through the course.

Preview 03:05
+ 1. Intent & Subject - Learn The What and Why
1 lecture 20:32
Intent & Subject - Understanding these crucial components of great photographs
+ 2. Light & Shadow - Learn to see and harness light
1 lecture 22:31
Light & Shadow - How natural light and shadow can be successfully harnessed
+ 3.Timing and Moment - Understand the value of moment
1 lecture 04:24
Timing & Moment - Exploring decisive moment, capturing what's real..
+ 5. Composition - Everything you need to know
1 lecture 22:55
Composition - The greatest rules and tools to make visually appealing images
+ Specific Insights to Genres of Photography
5 lectures 19:34
Portraiture - Insights to stunning portraits
Macro - Tips for successful macro shots
Street Photography - what makes a great street photograph
Nature Photography - Four important insights for stunning nature photos
+ BONUS - Tips I Recommend
1 lecture 05:39
Tips I have found useful!
+ Recap
1 lecture 02:16
Recap - A brief overview of what we covered and good luck!