Quiet, abstract, or minimalist?

In Finding Beauty we explore each of these three concepts as they are applied to images:

  1. quiet
  2. abstract
  3. minimalist

You can think of these three as points on a compass, with each leading to a strong composition.

The question is, how far in each direction can you go? More importantly, where within these three points is your own personal “sweet spot”?

Here’s a selection of student work along with what they had to say about the class.


Images: Susan Joenck

“I have loved this course.

Finding Beauty helped me to really see details in a scene. I often try to get everything in one photo, and what originally drew my attention gets lost.

This course got me excited about photography again after a long dry spell.”

— Susan Joenck


Images: Oscar Pung

“I had great fun and learned so much in Brit’s Finding Beauty class.

My photographic “eye” has been altered. I look for potential subjects in a different way now and find myself seeing wonderful lines, shapes and colors in objects I would have ignored in the past.

Thanks, Brit, for the encouragement and inspiration!”

— Oscar Pung

Images: Elaine Bain

“This is the second of Brit’s courses that I have taken, and with both I have found the course material exceptionally helpful towards improving my images. They are well thought out, and the case studies are varied and always interesting.

Brit gets you to look for things you never thought of before, and her critiques are always positive.

I highly recommend this class for everyone wanting to open their eyes to new ideas.”

— Elaine Bain


Images: Gene McDaniel

“This class has taught me to explore the familiar world around me, looking for images that I would have overlooked before. It’s been fun looking for potential subjects and exploring ways to remove clutter and frame the shot in interesting ways.
Brit has also stressed the importance of continuing to work an image even after you think you’ve got the shot. Such a good course!”
— Gene McDaniel


Ready to have fun taking your own photography to the next level?




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Brit Hammer is an international award-winning photographer, bestselling author, and a celebrated artist whose work is aptly described as fresh and optimistic.

Brit’s students love her intuitive eye, patience, enthusiasm and holistic nurturing because the results are unbelievably incredible and inspiring student growth.

Visit Brit’s website at brithammer.com

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“There are great photographers and great teachers, but it is rare to find a great photographer who’s also a wonderful instructor; Brit embodies that rare combination.” — Tennessee Rick Elliot


“I just wanted to thank you for another wonderful class. I have to confess that each week when I read the new assignment, my first reaction was mild panic and a deep certainty that I would not be able to produce anything worthwhile that fit within the parameters you had set. But before I knew it, the ideas started to flow, and I quickly became obsessed (no, that isn’t too strong a word!) with exploring the possibilities. I can honestly say that the photos I produced in response to your assignments are among my favorites. Thanks for bringing out a creative side I didn’t know I had!”

Barbara Geiger
Understanding Color

“Thank you so very much for this course! It’s allowed me to take the blinders off and present my images for what I want them to be without being a slave to the “reality” of the camera. I would also add that in conjunction with your printing course, this has been the most useful course I’ve ever taken. Your notes are more than comprehensive and your comments and critiques are direct, clear, and always directed to the improvement of the art.”

After the click

” I want to thank you for this class and for your patience and availability to answer all of my questions. I have learned very much through this class. I have used LR in the past, but mostly for editing images. I now have a better grasp in the organization of my images, an even better understanding of editing images, and an understanding of the value of presets. I still have a lot to learn, but this has put me on the road to be able to improve my photography. Again, thank you! ”

Dale Yates
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