Don’t Stop Learning.

There are so many ways to push yourself as a photographer and artist. Learning from others is a great one. Here is a roundup of the best Skillshare classes we’ve found for furthering your knowledge and skillset.


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10. Cityscape Photography: Shooting with Symmetry and Perspective

Jamal Burger

 

Join Toronto-based cityscape photographer Jamal Burger (aka @jayscale) for a 20-minute class as he walks us through his process of shooting three specific compositions: Symmetry, the Lookup, and the Stride-By.

You’ll learn Jamal’s techniques for composing your shot, taking advantage of natural light, capturing interesting characters juxtaposed with beautiful architecture, and overall just having fun pushing your photo skills no matter what level of experience you have.

Whether you’re a complete beginner, a seasoned shooter or an Instagram enthusiast, Jamal’s process will inspire you to take your cityscapes to the next level.

View Class: http://skl.sh/2sVe6sx


Coffee Mug

9. iPhone Food Photography: Capturing Coffee, Dessert, and more

Adam Goldberg

Up your latte art game with this coffee shop photo class! Instagram star and photographer Adam Goldberg (@alifewortheating) is sharing his secrets so you can master iPhone food photography for Instagram and beyond.

In this 30-minute class, travel with Adam as he captures his morning routine at two of his favorite Brooklyn cafes: Parlor Coffee Roastery and Sweetleaf. He reveals how to shoot the perfect latte and croissant, edit in apps like Snapseed and VSCO Cam, and transform a humble iPhone shot into a spectacular image.

Adam is known for shooting everyday food with beauty, symmetry, and a clean aesthetic. This class shows the intention and thoughtfulness behind each of those images so that you can bring that same beauty into your own lifestyle and food photography.

By the end of the class, you’ll have the skills to capture your morning breakfast routine — or any light snack you take throughout the day — in a way that’s real, inspired, and perfect for Instagram.

View Class: http://skl.sh/2rZBgdc


Girl with a Chicken

8. Portraits and Places: Photographing People in Their Spaces

Benjamin Heath

Photographer Benjamin Heath (benjaminheath) is passionate about portraiture and storytelling. As a result, he often combines the two in his work, creating compelling narratives and visuals of people he comes across in his life. In this class, Benjamin will provide instruction for creating a photographic narrative of someone. Each photo will require different considerations when it comes to composition and lighting, and the variety of class challenges will build your photography skillset from any level—novice, intermediate, and pro alike.

View Class: http://skl.sh/2rVzpv2


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7. Documentary Photography: Capturing Place and People

Ami Vitale

National Geographic photographer Ami Vitale takes you on an adventure to Venice Beach, California, sharing her documentary photography techniques. Immersion and relentless observation are key in Ami’s practice. She always arrives at a place before the sun comes up and revisits it again at sundown to capture the best photos, understanding the place through patience and persistence. Ami will take you step-by-step through her best practices of finding the beauty in a person or an experience, and telling a story through that. This class is great for aspiring photojournalists, professional photographers seeking inspiration, and everyone who seeks essential tips and zen habits for documenting the world around them.

View Class: http://skl.sh/2rVpHIR


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6. Lifestyle Photography: Capturing Inspiring Visual Stories

Marte Marie Forsberg

Join photographer Marte Marie Forsberg to learn her inspired approach to lifestyle photography! Whether you’re photographing for a blog or Instagram, or simply want to capture a beautiful meal, you’ll learn how to capture stunning stories in a styled yet natural way.

This 20-minute online class is all about capturing a story, giving you tools and tactics to capture everyday moments with artistry. Taking place at her thatched English cottage, lessons touch on inspiration, styling, shooting, and editing — so that you can successfully capture a setting, its food, and the life surrounding it.

Beautifully shot, full of inspiration, and brimming with insights, this class is perfect for beginning and pro photographers alike. It’s a welcome reminder of small moments that are truly perfect.

View Class: http://skl.sh/2rVJWpK


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5. Mobile Photography Basics for Instagram Success

Tyson Wheatley

Join celebrated Instagram photographer Tyson Wheatley (@twheat) to learn the ins and outs of smartphone photography so that you can authentically build your photos, followers, and brand on Instagram!

In this 30-minute class, Tyson explores DUMBO, Brooklyn, capturing photos of people, landscapes, and street scenes. He shares tactics for capturing unique photos, tricks for editing in essential apps, and ways to reflect your personality while establishing an Instagram aesthetic.

By the end of the class, you’ll have the necessary tools and skills to create great photographs, perfect for sharing with the vast Instagram community.

View Class: http://skl.sh/2sYbaw9


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4. Photography Masterclass: Your Complete Guide to Photography

Phil Ebiner

This online photography course will teach you how to take amazing images and sell them, whether you use a smartphone or a DSLR camera.

This course is designed to teach you the ins and outs of photography, even if you have little to no experience with it, to help create profitable images that help you stand out from the crowd and sell.

While there are plenty of photography courses that focus on specific styles or how to use gear, it’s hard to find a comprehensive course like this one, which is for beginner to advanced photographers.

View Class: http://skl.sh/2rZKqGx


Waves and Surfer

3. Outdoor Photography: Shooting at Sunset, Sunrise, and Night

Chris Burkard

Go on-location with photographer and adventurer Chris Burkard (chrisburkard) as he explores the wilderness and discovers great photos along the way. Chris shows how the best shots occur when you’re aren’t looking for them, while also providing the know-how and tips to make sure you’re ready to capture the moment when it arises. Lessons include working with lighting at different times of day, shooting long exposures, and incorporating subjects into a landscape shot. Perfect for pros and enthusiasts alike, this class will help you take your shots to the next level.

View Class: http://skl.sh/2sVbJ9h


Man in Subway

2. Street Photography: Capture the Life of Your City

trashhand

In collaboration with VSCO, join trashhand, one of Skillshare’s most popular photography teachers, as he shares insight on some of his favorite street photography techniques. While weaving through the streets of his native city Chicago trashhand covers four main topics as they relate to street photography: capturing authentic candids, utilizing blur to convey motion, finding compelling angles for “look-up” shots, and finally trying these techniques at night.    

trashhand has been able to translate his love for photography into a promising career, and practicing shots like these on a daily basis has played a pivotal role. Whether you are looking to improve your personal photography or better position yourself for commissioned gigs with brands, this class will set you on the right path to fulfilling your photography goals.

View Class: http://skl.sh/2tSOcDb


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1. Fundamentals of Portrait Photography: Using natural Light to Create Drama

Justin Bridges

Photograph a subject with irresistible emotion. This 90-minute class from fashion and portrait photographer Justin Bridges goes on-location to reveal how to use light to create a stunning dramatic portrait.

Whether you use a DSLR or iPhone, you’ll learn how to prep your location, subject, and settings so that you can fully develop skills in composition, exposure, and styling. To make your portraits truly incredible, Justin also shares his favorite tricks for editing in Lightroom.

Throughout the class, Justin offers alternatives to every technique, making the class perfect for all levels for experience and equipment. This is a class for pros, enthusiasts, and everyone curious about how an incredible portrait comes to life.

View Class: http://skl.sh/2sVjFaj


“Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.”

- Napoleon Hill