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Instructor: Brit Hammer Duration: 4 Weeks Cost: US$129

 

Learn how to take gorgeous photos of your life

This course is for photographers of all skill levels. Use any camera — even your phone!

 

Celebrate each and every day in your life!

Ever wonder if the craziness of your life is, indeed, worth celebrating? The answer is a resounding YES!

Get ready to have fun creating lifestyle photos that you can’t wait to share with your friends and family.

This course focuses on the creative side of photography and will show you how to capture images of your everyday life that look like they came out of a glossy magazine.

 

“This class is my all-time favorite.”

 

Learn how to shoot from the heart

Each and every day the world offers you a bounty of image-making possibilities! Find out how to see and capture these moments, including the beauty of simply pouring your cup of morning coffee.

In this creative course Brit shows you how to celebrate even the simplest moments of your life in photos.

You won’t just develop an eye for taking good pictures, you’ll learn how to put your heart and soul into your photography. By the end of this course, you’ll have a collection of images showing another side of your life — a beautiful one that you didn’t even know was there!

Use any camera — even your phone! The emphasis in this course is on seeing images and capturing them in-camera. No post-processing skills needed.

“I recommend this class to anyone who wants to create images that evoke feelings and that tell a story.”

 

 

Course Outline

Lesson 1: Learn to see the moment
What to look for?
Show your interpretation of a scene rather than documenting it
Get closer
Go on an adventure

Lesson 2: Composition
Framing
Negative space
Camera angle
Leading lines

Lesson 3: Create emphasis
Light / shadows / reflections
Background
Focus
Depth of Field

Lesson 4: Tell your story
Image selection
Creating a visual story
Image variety
Detail and overview shots

“I loved the freedom of knowing that all the craziness of my life is, indeed, worth celebrating.”

 

Celebrate Your Life in Beautiful Images from Brit Hammer on Vimeo.

What students are saying

“I’ve taken many classes. With the way Brit taught and explained things, I finally said ‘I get it’. She made me enjoy taking photographs.” — Neil B.

“I recommend this class to anyone who wants to create images that evoke feelings and that tell a story. For without that, many images go flat.” — Lynne D.

“Brit is the photography teacher I have blossomed under the most.” — Nix R.

“This class forces you to think beyond just taking a snapshot of your day. I really do endorse the idea of taking pictures of your favorite everyday life moments. For some it might be work experience, for me it’s my off time enjoying family, new places and those quiet moments surrounding food and wine. This class opened that up for me! Brit has a wonderful way of teaching concepts and conveying them through her videos and lessons, and her video image reviews were to the point and instructional. She made me feel that my photos were good, yet recommended alternatives to make them even better — but not in a condescending way. I often had an “AHA” moment and wished I saw what she saw but know next time I’ll have that in the back of my mind.” — John V.

“This class is my all-time favorite. I had fun learning and taking photos of my everyday life. I appreciate Brit working and encouraging me — I know that grew me a lot as a photographer, and it was great for me to see my own work improving each week. Thank you very much for that.” — Margaret F.

“Thank you for the great photography class! I thoroughly enjoyed learning new ways to approach taking photos and I’ve already absorbed them into my photo taking process. I shared with everyone who would listen that you are by far, the nicest photography teacher around. Your coaching methods were ideally suited for where I am in my photography growth.” — David T.

“I have gotten photos I would have never taken without the course…photos that I love! I also enjoyed the video critiques where Brit was able to SHOW me what she meant versus just words. I’ve taken quite a few photography courses over the years and this has been a wonderful addition with many unique insights.” — Suzanne G.

“I really enjoyed this class with you and your way of instruction and video critiques. I truly had an epiphany moment when you showed me the several different images within my image. I remember saying ‘wow’ out loud. ‘Look at all the different pictures that all stand on their own!’” — Cheryl S.

“I found this to be a very creative course. I’ve learned how to express the mood I want in simple, precious and everyday moments by using light and composition. It has made me feel more self-confident about my own personal style and has helped me go beyond my limits.” — Katherine P.

“I loved the freedom of knowing that all the craziness of my life is, indeed, worth celebrating. [Brit’s] video critiques of our work were thorough and encouraging, and she always talked through several scenarios of how to improve on the photo or to build on the photo with other additional shots that could be taken. While our assignments were designed to celebrate our life, the techniques and thought processes that Brit taught could be applied to any kind of shooting.” — Pam B.

“Brit taught me new ways to look at the subjects I was photographing to make more compelling images. Through her constructive and supportive critiques she gave me the confidence to feel more comfortable to experiment and try new ways of shooting. I highly recommend this class!” — Heidi F.

“Thank you for a very inspiring and eye-opening course! I have started to see things around me in a different way.” — Kari 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