THE CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE
FOR BEGINNERS + INTERMEDIATE PHOTOGRAPHERS
Next available starting date - March 1st, 2021.
If you’re seeking to find direction with your photography, are keen to learn some creative techniques, how to curate your work, find clients and hopefully one day sell prints or work in the industry, this is the course for you.
Created by Lisa Michele Burns, an Australian professional photographer with 16+yrs in the industry and editor of The Wandering Lens, the leading publisher of travel and creative guides for photographers.
The possibilities within photography as a career or even a hobby are endless and exciting. With various genres, career paths and outlets for showcasing your work, now more than ever is the time to start working on developing a creative vision for your photography.
With photography being a competitive industry, having the skills to develop a professional approach and a consistent, curated portfolio will put you so many steps closer to achieving your goals.
This course will guide you through the steps required to define your vision and work towards improving your photography in order to work as a photographer.
LEARN ESSENTIAL SKILLS...
- How to Curate + Assess your own Portfolio
- Creative Composition Techniques
- How to work with natural light and create consistent colour palettes
- Explore photography genres + job opportunities
- Editing tips for Lightroom + Photoshop
- Learn how to define your niche and develop a portfolio to get ready for finding and approaching clients!
The monthly workbooks will guide you towards creating a vision for your photography, a portfolio and developing confidence before approaching clients.
BONUS INCLUSION - Receive a personalised review of your photography including career guidance, suggestions and feedback during the first month of the course. This review is priced at $90 and will be sent directly to your inbox so you start the course with defined goals. The benefits of a portfolio review are endless and previous participants LOVE the feedback they receive to help with creative and professional direction!
LITTLE EXTRAS - You’ll be given a FREE copy of my eBook ‘SETTINGS: Camera Settings for Landscape Photography’ to use throughout the course and beyond. Also included is a little ‘Creative Check-up’ workbook filled with checklists, tips and planning tools to help you work towards your goals.
COURSE DETAILS AND STRUCTURE -
Six month program | Self-paced learning | Downloadable Workbooks
Designed to be as flexible or structured as you like, the course will take place over a six month period. You'll receive access to an online learning portal and on the first day of each month, there'll be a shiny new PDF Workbook waiting for you filled with knowledge and creative challenges to complete!
Rather than send everything at once, the course materials will be sent over six months to ensure you’ve got time to work through the workbooks and get the most out of them - it’s not about being an overnight success, it’s about creating longevity with your photography and within the industry. Those seeking a more direct approach without the six month time frame will soon be able to access the content as individual workbooks - stay tuned!
Time Commitment -
The course materials provided are to be used as much or as little as you like. To complete the challenges 10-20 hours a month (including location shoots and editing) is recommended but depending on how quickly you capture and edit images, this could be less. Because the challenges/workbooks are all downloadable, there’s also no pressure to complete month one in the first month if you’re busy. It's all about flexible learning so if you’re a bit behind and want to download and look at everything later, even if that's months away, that’s totally fine too.
"Lisa sparked a new creativity in us that we did not know we possessed"
Month One - Curating Your Work | Brainstorming Creative Vision Ideas | Assessing Your Skills + Goals *This will set you up for the months ahead, allowing you to start with a clear understanding of your own work, what you need to improve on and goals for the end of the course.
Month Two - Composition | Creative Photography Techniques + Tips | Creative Challenges The aim this month is to put some habits in place and develop your creative mindset.
Month Three - Incorporating + Working with Light | Creating Consistent Colour Palettes + Style Getting your work to the point where it’s recognisable and cohesive as a portfolio
Month Four - Exploring genres such as minimalist landscapes, travel, portraits, aerials + underwater Opening up possibilities for your work and learning some techniques associated with each.a
Month Five - Editing and workflow, putting steps in place to ensure you’ve got the tools + knowledge to produce professional results for future clients or image collections.
Month Six: Finding clients, career paths + business plans. This won’t end abruptly as your photography will of course continue growing as your career progresses, instead, this final month will conclude with ways to approach finding work as a photographer and developing diverse income streams.
With so many opportunities to share our images online, the need to stand out is growing rapidly. No longer is it enough to take a beautiful photo, if you’re hoping to work in the industry it’s essential that you create a unique vision and defined portfolio.
I want you to feel proud and have the confidence to share, sell or publish your photography!
Have you ever posted a photo on Instagram, been so excited for people to see it but had minimal engagement? Welcome to the club! We’ve all had moments of self-doubt, feeling like our work isn’t good enough but this course is about changing that. Building the creative skills so you KNOW your work is good enough!
This course is about creating a portfolio that showcases your photography, producing work that has a clear creative vision and defining where you fit in the industry. If you’re looking to learn the basics of how to take a photo, this course probably won’t be for you. However, if you are already taking photos, even if you’re just starting out, and want to work towards selling prints, producing more creative images and working as a photographer, sign on up!
I’m so excited to see your photography skills + goals unfold!
*All advice given is based on my personal experience in the industry (which you can read about here) and you are to consider it’s relevance for your own situation. There is no guaranteed success upon completion of this program as it’s designed to offer guidance and creative suggestions for your photography and career, not a formal qualification.