The Art of Seeing

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Instructor: Bryan Peterson Duration: 4 Weeks Cost: US$129

“The question is not what you look at but what you see.”

-David Thoreau

How do you see the world around you? Do you often see what others miss or are you inclined to miss what others see? You are not alone if the art of seeing has escaped you! As is often the case, most photographers have no idea how to interpret the world around them. Trying to get it all into a single frame is part of the problem. The other part is not knowing the vision of your lenses, as well as being averse to considering different points of view.

All of us are what we shoot and over the short course of just four weeks, both your weaknesses and your strengths will be fully revealed. Are you an organized left-brainer or an impulsive right brainer? This course utilizes a number of eye-catching and thought provoking lessons that will take you on a remarkable and revealing journey into the psychology of ‘seeing’. Of course, most of us can see in the conventional sense, but most of us don’t ‘see’ in the creative sense because quite simply, we are blind to it. We will open your eyes to the vast and inspiring world of photography and the elements of design. These very elements are at the root of artistic vision and having your eyes opened to them will unleash a level of visual perception in ways you had never before imagined. The Art of Seeing offers four extensive lessons that promise to awaken that creative, yet sleeping giant, in each and every one of you in this fun-filled, eye-opening, jaw-dropping, mind-expanding, and sometimes shocking course of how you see the world around you.

There is no doubt that at the end of these four weeks, you will never look at the world the same, no matter what your current skill level was when you started the course!

Course Outline:

Lesson 1:
The elements of design: Spend a week with LINE, TEXTURE, PATTERN and COLOR and you just might reveal more about yourself than you care to!


Lesson 2:
Try these two dynamic points of view and breathe life into even the most mundane of subjects!


Lesson 3:
An exploration of focal lengths! Do you ever ask yourself, “What lens should I use?” as you are reaching for the camera to capture a scene? You won’t after this lesson!


Lesson 4:
Do you think you have the brain as well as the vision to shoot conceptual images? You will know soon enough with our Master word list! Brace yourself for the greatest challenge of all!


Course Requirement:
Completion of Understanding Exposure course OR a thorough knowledge of aperture, shutter speed and ISO.



Instructor: Bryan Peterson

bryanpetersonBryan has been a photographer for over 30 years and teaching photography for 20 years. He brings a unique teaching style to the school which will guarantee creative and fun learning by all photographers while elevating them to new photographic heights that they only have dreamed of. In addition, Bryan is the author of such best selling books as Understanding Flash PhotographyUnderstanding Exposure, Understanding Shutter Speed, Beyond Portraiture: Creative People Photography, and Learning to See Creatively.

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What students are saying about Bryan Peterson and his online courses?





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“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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