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Mastering the Art of Photography

via CreativeLive



  • See images with a creative eye.
  • Capture artistic photographs of the most popular subjects.
  • Choose the right lens and camera settings for the image you want to create.
  • Recognize and capture the “decisive moment”.
  • Add visual mood and emotion to your photographs.
  • Develop your own unique photographic style.
  • Find what inspires you and apply that inspiration to your image-making.
  • Fine-tune color, tone, and visual presence with easy-to-learn Adobe Lightroom adjustments.


Once you’ve mastered basic camera craft and photo-technique, what is the next step in advancing your photographic skillset? In this in-depth course, award-winner Chris Weston shares an approach to photography that has creativity at its heart, and reveals the secrets and professional techniques that will get you creating photographs that ‘sing’.

Taking you on a step-by-step journey, from vision to print, Chris shows you how to: tap into your natural creative instincts; ‘see’ much-photographed and everyday subjects with a unique vision; set a creative intention and get the camera to capture it authentically; and, with a few simple techniques, process superb print-ready photographs. Through ‘in-the-field’ examples and inspirational case studies, he reveals the nuances of composition that can make or break a photograph, and describes the creative tools that turn snapshots into stunning photographs good enough to adorn any wall.

Delivered in an easy-to-follow, down-to-earth style, using ‘real-life’ examples and ‘live’ tuition, this course builds on the practicalities of camera technique to equip you with the creativity and vision to see, capture and process compelling photographs time after time, whatever your camera or level of experience.


  • Beginners who want to create better photographs.
  • Intermediate photographers who want to refine their image-making and be more creative.
  • All photographers looking for inspiration and creativity.
  • Outdoor photographers interested in travel, landscape/cityscape, nature, sport, and wildlife photography.


  • Class Introduction - Three Steps To Creative Photography
  • Firing The Creative Mind - Part 1: The Camera Points Both Ways
  • Firing The Creative Mind - Part 2: Letting Go Of Judgement
  • Firing The Creative Mind - Part 3: Detaching From Outcomes
  • Practicing Mindfulness In Photography
  • Finding The Visual Narrative
  • Behind-the-scenes: Naples
  • Seeing Beneath The Surface Of Things
  • Finding Inspiration
  • Slowing Down
  • Three Reasons To Shoot RAW
  • Choosing the Right Frame Format
  • Don’t Be Limited By The Shape Of Your Camera
  • Choosing Lenses
  • Perspective
  • Considering Foreground And Background
  • Two Out Of Three Ain’t Bad But Three Into Two Is Better
  • Separate And Isolate
  • The Art Of Creative Exposure
  • Focus On The Story
  • The Passage Of Time
  • Creating A Visual Sense Of Mood
  • Color vs. Black & White
  • The Decisive Moment
  • Using Color As A Cohesive Tools
  • Photography Is A Two-Part Process
  • Case Study: Recreating The Art of Sumi-e
  • Case Study: Making Something Out of Nothing
  • Case Study: Moody Blues
  • Image Reviews
  • Image Review: The “Thinking Man”
  • Image Review: The Golf Course
  • Image Review: Dreamstate
  • Image Review: Gone Fishing
  • Image Review: Promenade
  • Image Review: Sky and Reflections
  • Image Review: Grass and Field
  • Final Word: Show Me What The World Looks Like To You

Taught by

Chris Weston

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