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Masters of Photography

via CreativeLive


Steve McCurry has been one of the most important voices in contemporary photography for more than thirty years. Masters of Photography is bringing Steve’s class to CreativeLive to share the learnings from his iconic career. Steve will teach how to:

  • Find a subject to photograph
  • How to shoot in all types of weather condition
  • Understand the light at different times of day
  • Improve your compositional skills
  • Blend into the environment so that you can capture impactful street images
  • Use his 8 key tips in order to capture the best portraits

Watch and learn with Steve as you accompany him through the fishing villages of Portugal and in the vibrant streets of Havana. See for yourself how he creates images, as he shares ideas and experiences, and explains how to make great photographs. Steve will also suggest some projects for you to try for yourself.

You can use any device from camera phone to’s all about the image and storytelling.


  • Meet Your Master
  • The Early Years
  • Going To War
  • Influences: Cartier-Bresson
  • Other Influences
  • Tell A Story
  • Conflict Zones
  • Finding Subjects And Stories
  • Choosing The Light
  • Street Photography: Great Things
  • Street Photography: Spontaneous Moments
  • Street Photography: Engage The Street
  • Interiors - Using Existing Light
  • Portraiture - Reveal The Moment
  • Portraiture - 9 Key Tips
  • The Iconic Portrait of Che Guevara
  • Photographing Children
  • The Afghan Girl
  • Using Juxtaposition
  • Landscape
  • Composition
  • Cityscapes
  • Shoot In All Weather
  • Editing, Printing, and The Book
  • Making Pictures For A Living

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Steve McCurry

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