This past Sunday, I introduced you to a photograph of mine and sent you to my blog to discuss it, asking questions about the decisions I made and the effect of those decisions. I’ll keep this message short because I said most of what I want to say in the video I’m about to show you. But if you missed that first article, you can still see it here.
However, I need to quickly tell you about the context for this video. In my quest to help you do more than just use a camera and make the strongest photographs you can, I’ve created a new course, ImageWork, and the video you’re about to see is the complete first lesson. I created ImageWork to address one simple need: the necessity of photographers understanding the incredible possibilities of our tools to change the look and feel of our photographs.
This isn’t a sales pitch; I’ll tell you everything about the course on Sunday. For now, I just want to introduce you to the idea of how to look at making images a little more intentionally, all the way from vision or intent to decisions made with the camera and to the final image in the digital darkroom (in this case, Adobe Lightroom, but this is about why the changes were made and what effect they have, and can be applied no matter what program you use). It’s how these choices all work together that make a final photograph.
Watch the complete first lesson of ImageWork here for free and watch me discuss the image I sent you last Sunday
Did you watch the video? I’d love to hear what you think. And if you have questions, I’d love to answer them and take the discussion as far as you’d like in the comments below.
This Sunday (assuming you’re a subscriber to my emails) I’ll send you more details about the remaining 17 video lessons that make up the brand new ImageWork course and introduce you to the bonus resources. And to say thank you for always being first on board to use the resources I make, I’ve set up introductory pricing for you that makes this the best valued course I’ve made to date. I’m super excited about this one.
I’ve learned a lot in the last few years when it comes to making educational resources, and I think that hands down, this is the most practical course I’ve ever offered. I can’t wait to show it to you. Until then, whether you intend to enroll or not, this one’s on me—I hope it gives you some insight. When I asked my beta team to review it earlier this summer, they said they couldn’t believe how much I’d crammed into just the first video. Once they saw the rest of the course, they were even more excited. This is my strongest, best reviewed course so far.
I promised I’d draw a random winner from those who participated in discussing what makes the image work. The prize is a full enrollment in ImageWork (and ImageStory, too, but more on that later) and that winner is Lisa Mage. I’ll be reaching out to enroll Lisa in the new ImageWork course the moment I open things up on Sunday.
I know that for many of us, this has been a slow time in terms of making the photographs we love so much. But I also know that for many of us, this is a fantastic time for learning.
For the Love of the Photograph,