The Created Image, Volume 01:
The Inspired Eye 1 and 2, about the creative process and the foundations of what we do as photographers and creatives.
The Created Image 1 and 2, about visual design and composition, discussing things like balance, tension, scale, and all the other visual design tools we often ignore in favour of the so-called Rule of Thirds.
Photographically Speaking, a session about how we use the tools of visual design to express and communicate.
The Un-Suck Filter, a session about gimmick-free creation of stronger, more compelling images.
The Path to Pro 1 and 2, a tag team between my manager, best friend, and author of Living The Dream, Corwin Hiebert, and myself, about the realities of becoming, and being a working professional.
This is the next best thing to being there, which you can’t, because it’s over and while we’ll do another weekend next summer, the teachers and the curriculum will be completely different. But with both streaming and download options, all 14 hours of the content can be yours when, and where, you want it. (Note: Volume 01 is the whole set of 10.
The Created Image, Volume 02:
With all the talk about gear and Photoshop tricks, it is too easy to forget about what really makes you a great photographer: Your creativity, originality, inspiration and your willingness to really see the world around you. The Created Image Series Vol. 2 is a 12-hours long series of videos recorded at a live event that David DuChemin – famous humanitarian photographer and best-selling author – organized in 2014. Learning to see, storytelling, expressing yourself through your photography, how to study the masters of photography – all of that is part of this video series. But that’s not all, there are also technical sessions where you will actually learn interesting Lightroom and Photoshop techniques.
If you feel you’re stuck in the technical details of your photography without making any real progress towards becoming a better photographer, this series is for you. Just forget about the technical stuff for a second and listen to David and the other speakers as they try to fuel your creativity. And if you miss the geeky tech talk, head over to the Lightroom and Photoshop sessions of the series. There’s really something for everyone in this series.
David DuChemin is a world & humanitarian assignment photographer, a best-selling author, a workshop leader and many other things. He leads a nomadic life and shoots on all 7 continents for commercial clients and NGOs. One of David’s main goals is to convey the dignity of children, the vulnerable and the oppressed in his photography.
Other Things You’ll Learn
This video series is really a very interesting package of different aspects of photography, many of which are way underestimated in today’s fast-paced times. We live in a world of 3-minute YouTube videos. Anything that cannot be consumed in 3 minutes or less will almost be ignored. But is that the essence of your craft? David says “No”. If you take the time and really listen to what he and his colleagues have to say, you can take some major steps forward on your path to becoming a great photographer. It’s not fast-paced. It’s slow, slow enough to give you time to actually think about what you’re seeing and hearing and not just store it for later in your already overloaded brain.