Perspective: Photography tools that make your pictures POP
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Perspective: Photography tools that make your pictures POP

Learn 200 years of artistic innovation in less than two hours. Transform flat pictures into 3D photos with Perspective.
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4.6 (242 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
1,221 students enrolled
Created by Adam Marelli
Last updated 4/2016
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What Will I Learn?
  • Say goodby to flat, lifeless photos and learn to make 3D pictures that POP!
  • Learn the 5 types of Perspective that every professional photographer should know.
  • Learn to create depth in every picture without leading lines or horizons, so you have the confidence to make great pictures anywhere in the world.
  • Learn techniques that took over 200 years to evolve in less than 2 hours.
  • Learn the mistakes most people make without knowing it.
  • You don't need gimmicks like HDR or expensive gear to make award winning pictures.
  • You will find these techniques in EVERY award winning photograph, on the cover of EVERY major magazine, and in EVERY museum around the world. These techniques work no matter what camera you use or what you take a picture of.
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  • It does not matter what camera you use, it can be a cell phone or a $50,000 medium format camera.
  • All you need is a desire to take better pictures.
  • Anyone who knows they are not reaching their creative potential.
  • This is for photographers who want to know what separates Good pictures from Great pictures.
  • This is for photographers who want to understand what makes a successful photograph.
  • Photographers who are bored of the normal “Top 10 lists” and gimmick programs of photography training.

Perspective…is one of the greatest inventions in the History of Art and most photographers are only ever taught the Cliff’s Notes to Perspective, leading lines.  

What did Perspective do and why would you want to learn about it?

Perspective allowed flat, 2D pictures to transform into life-like, 3D images that revolutionized how we see.  It is how we went from cave paintings to Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel.

Renaissance artists invented the tools of Perspective so they could make flat walls feel like they were windows to another world.  They brought the ceilings of cathedrals, the walls of palaces, and the most famous paintings of all time to life using Perspective.

  • But how does Perspective work? 
  • Where does Perspective come from?  
  • How can photographers use it?

Up until now the best lessons of Perspective were reserved for exclusive art educations.  But I will take these lessons out of their Ivory Towers and bring them to photographers around the world and share these tools for a fraction of the price that I paid for me university degree. 

My Goal is Simple:  

  • I pull out the most essential ideas that took hundreds of years to evolve and put them into an 1.5 hour program designed specifically for you.  

It took over 200 years for artists to develop a system of perspective.  But you can learn everything you need to know in less than 2 hours, with this course. 

What can you do with Perspective?  

  • Maximize depth of field and bokeh.
  • Create depth without leading lines. 
  • Use geometry of streets, architecture and nature to support your vision. 
  • Combine Perspective techniques so your pictures will jump off of the print, screen, book, or whatever final format you choose.  

It doesn’t matter if you photograph people, landscapes, still lives, weddings, travel, street or somewhere in between.  These lessons can be applied to any type of photography and will make anything you do better.

What is a picture like without Perspective, flat, lifeless, and boring…and who wants pictures like that?!  

Who is the target audience?
  • Do your photographs feel FLAT?
  • Do you feel like your creativity isn't expressed in your pictures?
  • Is there something missing in your pictures but you're not sure what to fix?
  • Do you want your pictures to jump out and feel 3D?
  • Have your heard about Perspective, but aren't sure exactly what it means?
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Curriculum For This Course
9 Lectures
What is Perspective?
9 Lectures 01:07:52

You will learn what perspective really is, in plain english. We will identify 5 types of perspective that we will study in the course, so you have an outline of what to expect.

How to make a picture POP

Linear perspective is the mother of all perspective.  It is where things got started in the Renaissance and a great place for you to start too. 

Preview 14:06

Let's explore the Curvilinear perspective and how photographer's can use these super-wide views to create depth. 

Curvilinear Perspective

Atmospheric perspective, why is it so easy to find, but so many photographers forget it?

Atmospheric Perspective

Planar perspective, the tools for stacking subjects and creating layers. 

Planar Perspective

Grow or shrink your subjects with Scale Perspective. 

Scale Perspective

Where did perspective come from and how did it impact the world?  

Where does perspective come from?

Major mistakes most photographers are making and don't even know it.  Learn them before they take over your pictures. 

Typical mistakes to avoid
About the Instructor
Adam Marelli
4.5 Average rating
1,009 Reviews
2,750 Students
4 Courses
Professional Photographer & International Exhibiting Artist

In 2010, artist & photographer Adam Marelli opened the doors of his studio to train photographers in the lost lessons of classical art. After the success of his “One on One Mentoring Program” he was invited to give an experimental lecture at B&H Photo Event Space in New York City. The first lecture “Bridging the Gap” (170,000+ views) connected the worlds of art and photography for the first time, in a language designed for photographers. Following the success of his first lecture, he was invited for a second lecture “How to talk to Strangers” (over 180,000+ views) which was highest reviewed lecture in B&H Photo history.

When Marelli is not in the studio, he runs projects and workshops internationally under the “Adam Marelli Workshops” program. With a calendar of sold out workshops, he wanted to make his teachings available online to a larger audience because he knows that everyone can become a better photographer. Now all you have to do is join his lectures to see why he believes that Success is not Accidental.

Adam Marelli (b. 1980) | Artist & Photographer based in New York City (USA) | graduated from New York University (sculpture & photography) | Apprenticeships with a master builder (10 years) and zen monks (7 years) before opening his studio | Member of The Explorer’s Club AR’13 | Exhibits sculpture and photography internationally | Represented by Invisible-Exports | Instructor at Leica Akademie (NYC) | Runs international photography workshops where he teaches the lost lessons of classical design | Works and writings featured in NY Times, GQ, Forbes, Surface Magazine, The Gothamist, Art Photo Feature, Doc! Photo, Leica Blog, Phaidon Press, Origin Magazine.