Mindful Photography for Beginners
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Mindful Photography for Beginners

Learning the Basics of Photography and Mindfulness
4.4 (2 ratings)
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243 students enrolled
Created by Luisa Wholley
Last updated 5/2020
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This course includes
  • 3.5 hours on-demand video
  • 20 articles
  • 12 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • How to use Photography as a Mindfulness Meditation Practice
  • Practice an Audio Guided Meditation for Photography
  • Mindful Photography Exercises
  • Mindfulness Basics
  • The Exposure Triangle
  • Composition
  • Color Theory
  • Any type of camera that allows for practicing partial and full manual mode. If you only have a smartphone camera, you can still complete many of the assignments, but I must warn you that you wouldn't be able to fully benefit from the course.

Firstly, you will learn the basic elements of Photography and be introduced to camera settings, lighting, composition, and the fundamentals of different types of Photography. After that, you will study awareness, compassion, gratitude and other notions that are the foundation for a mindful lifestyle. Later in the course, you will then combine both Photography and Mindfulness together, and finally complete a series of hands-on photo practice exercises.

After finishing this course, you will be more equipped both in theory and practice, taking your image-making to the next level.

COVID-19 PANDEMIC SPECIAL NOTE: I hope you and your loved ones are staying safe. Although physically apart, we must all come together. I am sending my wishes of health, compassion and kindness to everyone around our planet. We can do this.

- Luisa

Who this course is for:
  • People interested in both Photography and Mindfulness
Course content
Expand all 32 lectures 03:43:46
+ Hello, Welcome and Thank You!
3 lectures 10:20

A few important notes about meditation and how to navigate this course.

Preview 01:55

We all start somewhere. We all learn from practice. Always. Even seasoned pros don't always take stellar images, and can always learn and improve. A Photographer is, firstly, human.

There are common habits people have while Photographing. Choices, most times made in an unaware way, that make the image lack in uniqueness when compared to its full potential. If you don’t make the most of an image, it can be a casual snapshot, instead of an aware, intentional capture.

With the advent of smartphones and social media, Photography became a part of the daily life of many people. However, just like not every recipe is delicious or healthy, a lot of pictures we see and "like" are not fully explored in terms of image-making. That’s fine, depending on the goal. Filters, apps are fun. I use them! But if your intention is growing as a Photographer, then you should go deeper. Pay more attention. Develop the Photographer's eye and mind.

Of course, take this with a grain of salt. Or a spoonful. Many times, bending rules produce stunning images, but usually, these are done on purpose, by experienced professionals.

Preview 07:06
+ Photography Basics
7 lectures 02:35:15

Learn about the Exposure Triangle and may important elements of good exposure in your image-making.

Photography Basics 1: Exposure

Learn about the Rule of Thirds and other composition elements in image-making.

Photography Basics 2: Composition

An overview of The Color Wheel and color combinations.

Photography Basics 3: Color

Types of cameras, lenses and photo equipment.

Photography Basics 4: Gear

An overview of different kinds of Photography and some tips on each one of them.

Photography Types and Tips

Finding sources of inspiration - and acting on it - for constant image-making.


Test your knowledge of the lectures.

Quiz Me Quick - Photography Basics
20 questions

An activity that serves both as a checklist and reminder of important steps in Photography and also a way to encourage constant practice. After all, photographing is about practice, lots of it. Plus, it is a fun game to play by yourself or with other fellow photographers.

Photography Basics Bingo
+ Technical Photo Practices - Hands-on Learning
3 lectures 01:26

Experiment the 3 aspects of the Exposure Triangle. Play with light and shadow.

Photo Practice 1 - The Triangle Exposure Exercises

Now experiment with full auto mode settings. Choose aperture, shutter speed and ISO.

Photo Practice 2 - Full Manual Mode

Exploring colors in your Photography.

Photo Practice 3 - Color Combinations
+ Mindfulness & Photography
6 lectures 45:31

The multiple benefits of mindfulness meditation.

Preview 10:25

A fun activity to bring awareness to a mindful lifestyle.

Mindful Moments Checklist

A fun game to practice mindfulness.

Mindful Bingo

Here you will watch a video of a slide presentation with information to help you better understand Mindfulness in general.

About Mindfulness

Here you will watch a video of a slide presentation with information to help you better understand Mindful Photography practices.

About Mindful Photography

Learn how to see images in a more aware manner.

Connecting With Images
+ Let's Meditate - Preparing Before a Photo Session
2 lectures 03:09

An activity that emphasizes the importance of breathing in Mindful Photography.

Practicing Breathing Before Clicking

A few questions to evaluate if your photography has a mindfulness approach.

Quiz Me Quick - Check your Mindful Photography Mindset
10 questions

Audio Guided Meditation. Audio file for download and take with you on your Photo Practices.

Audio Guided Meditation for Mindful Photography
+ Mindful Photo Practices - Hands-on Learning
9 lectures 06:46

Do this fun project by yourself or with fellow togs.

Photo Practice 4 - Pictionary

Awareness of all details around us. Abstracts and backgrounds in Photography.

Photo Practice 5 - Colors, Shapes, Patterns and Textures

Practicing self-love, care, and compassion. With images.

Photo Practice 6 - Selfie Care

Showing love through your images.

Photo Practice 7 - Pixels of Your Affection

Get inspired by a favorite movie, book or song and translate it into an image.

Photo Practice 8 - Illustrate a Song, Book, or Movie

Practicing appreciation and gratitude.

Photo Practice 9 - A Spoonful of Gratitude

No labeling -  seeing the different types of beauty in all things.

Photo Practice 10 - Beauty Is In The Eye Of The Photographer

Before mindful eating, comes mindful cooking.

Photo Practice 11 - A Mindful Cooking Album

Storytelling in Photography.

Photo Practice 12 - Click Me a Story
+ Wrapping Up "The Present" of Mindful Photography
2 lectures 01:17

Congrats on completing the course!

Instructor Video - Congratulations!

Instructor images for sale.

Preview 00:30