This course is for photographers of all levels. Use any camera, even your phone! No post-processing skills needed.
Learn how to create an image collection that documents your holiday and conveys how it felt to be there so you can re-live the experience and also share it with others.
Want to travel light? You CAN get amazing travel photos using any kind of camera. It’s not about the gear; it’s what you do with it!
“Your class has brought an extra amount of joy to me for my photography. Thank you so much for challenging me to step out of my box and look at things differently.”
Capture great images, even if traveling light!
Whether you take photos to remember your travels or travel specifically to shoot a scene, this course will help you get the most out of your photography no matter if you use a camera with lots of lenses, a point & shoot camera, or your phone.
Learn how to shoot landscapes, seascapes, cities & architecture, wine & dining experiences, nature and wildlife. Also find out how to get the best shots while whale watching or on safari.
You’ll go around the world with instructor Brit Hammer in this course and learn her secrets while also getting plenty of creative inspiration.
Emphasis in this course is placed on getting all your shots in-camera so no post processing is necessary.
“You stretched my thinking…. You also challenged me to do more in frame and rely less on editing.”
Get an impression
Brit will walk you through how she captures beautiful images taken on her own trips. Each week you’ll receive beautifully illustrated course material and instructional videos. Additional travel videos bring you around the world to the locations where some of the case studies were photographed.
Go with Brit on a whale watching trip.
Come with Brit on safari to see the elephants.
“Your lesson files, videos, and most especially your comments opened my mind and cleared away the confusion of conflicting ideas from previous courses and books.”
Lesson 1: The story of your trip
The story arc
Creating a sense of place in images
Finding your shots
Case studies: landscape, seascape, wildlife & modern city
Lesson 2: Capturing the experience
The challenge of landscapes & seascapes
Using framing & negative space to tell your story
Finding the right camera angle
Case studies: fine dining, medieval city, seascape, beach
Lesson 3: Getting creative with your story
Breaking some rules
Sunrise & sunsets and dealing with moody weather
Case studies: wine tasting, wildlife, seascape, landscape
Lesson 4: Sharing your story
Image selection & creating a visual story
Sharing your images with friends & family
Managing your images
Case studies: wildlife and more!
“I love your lessons – they are clear and to the point. Most of all, I love that you use photo examples, explaining what works and what doesn’t, and most importantly – why!”
This course is for photographers of all levels. You may use any digital camera as long as you know how to use it. Yes, even your phone! No post-processing skills required.
The in-depth, weekly video image reviews will focus on composition and capturing emotional content, not on camera settings, gear, or technical issues.
“[Brit’s] method works for all kinds of photography.”
What students are saying
“I hardly know how to thank you enough for this wonderful course. Your lesson files, videos, and most especially your comments opened my mind and cleared away the confusion of conflicting ideas from previous courses and books. Each [image review] video was a revelation to me, building to the final one where I could see my progress.” — Al S.
“Brit, I really enjoyed the class. You stretched my thinking with the ‘overview, detail, and close up’ method. You also challenged me to do more in frame and rely less on editing.” — Jim N.
“I truly can say that my photography has flourished under your tutelage. Each assignment presented itself as enjoyable and challenging.” — Elsa W.
“Brit, I just can’t tell you how much I enjoyed your courses, and how they have changed my whole way of doing photography. You have taught me so much, and your teaching approach is perfect for me. The method works for all kinds of photography. Five stars for you!” — Leslie R.
“You have given me so many great, great ideas that it makes me excited to get out there and take some wonderful pics. I’ve loved photography all my life and it is such a passion, which is one of the reasons I continue taking classes. However, your class has brought an extra amount of joy to me for my photography. Thank you so much for challenging me to step out of my box and look at things differently. You’ve given us so much, and I will continue practicing the things you are teaching us long after the class is over!” — Karen S.
Instructor: Brit Hammer
Brit Hammer is an international award-winning photographer, bestselling author, and a celebrated artist whose work has aptly been called “fresh and optimistic”. Brit’s photographs have been featured in dozens of international lifestyle magazines and design blogs.
Teaching photography since 2012, Brit’s students love her “combination of extensive and well-organized photographic design principles,…intuitive eye, patience, enthusiasm and holistic nurturing” because the results are “unbelievably incredible and inspiring student growth!”
Brit doesn’t just teach you the function of taking good pictures, she teaches you how to put your heart and soul into your photography. She takes the time to think about each image before offering feedback and tells you what she sees and feels — and asks questions to get you thinking. Brit will also tell you what you did right and what could be better — and how to improve it.
Brit teaches several courses at BPSOP.
For more information on Brit’s work and courses, please see her website www.brithammer.com