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Fundamentals of Impressionist Photography Online Workshop

Free yourself from the constraints of traditional photography - and turn your camera into a paintbrush!

Whether you are about to take your first impressionistic image, or simply want to take better photos in this evocative style, Fundamentals of Impressionist Photography will prepare you to take beautiful and expressive pictures anytime and anywhere.

In this course we will look at the ideas and techniques of Impressionist Photography, and we will learn how to use captivating and simple techniques that turn ordinary scenes into light-filled impressionist photographs.

You will receive six weeks of my attention, and during this time I will show you how to create beautiful impressionist images, provide feedback, answer all your questions, and push you out of your comfort zone.

During this workshop I will take the mystery out of impressionist photography and help you get started on creating beautiful painterly pictures.

Once you purchase this course you will:
  • get my help and support for the duration of the course
  • learn core concepts every impressionist photographer needs to know
  • gain insights and learn about impressionist photography
  • have an opportunity to ask me questions and receive feedback via email
  • learn new creative techniques
  • gain confidence in your creative and artistic abilities
  • meet and interact with people who share your passion.
  • study at your own pace from home and start at the time to suit you.

What you are going to learn

Introduction to Impressionist Photography

Topics included: What is Impressionist Photography? Pictorialism - a bit of history

I loved your first lesson: I loved the history of Pictorialism and learning about the early photographers. Oh to capture photographs like that! And I loved your assignment because I learned something very, very important. That is, when I 'feel', something happens in my images. I believe that feeling comes through! And because they are my feelings coming through in my images, I do not need to be anxious about what other people think, as I have been in the past. I have found a new confidence. Thank you, Eva!
Anne Williams

Learning to see beyond the subject

Topics included: What do you see when you open your eyes and really look? Find the essence of your subject.

Everything in life shuld be as joyful as discovering that one can make new art, in new ways, with renewed enthusiasm. And I thank you for all that you have given me, us and the photographic artist still unknown to you.
Karen Colbert

Techniques 1 - using filters

Topics included: Using Vaseline, Reflections, Multiple exposures, Other possibilities.

I must congratulate you on your generosity with information on techniques etc. It is opening a whole new dimension beyond my experiences.
Robin Ormerod

Techniques 2 - using aperture

Topics included: Defocusing, Selective focus, Using Bokeh, Mirror lens.

The most important thing that I've learned about these techniques is that I have to think more about thecomposition, concentrate on what I'm doing, and remember after any mistake what I did to avoid it in the next photo.
Salwa Afef

Techniques 3 - using shutter speed

Topics included: Panning technique 1, Panning technique 2, Zoom burst, Beyond 1sec., Camera movement, Long exposures/movement.

Once again, I thoroughly enjoyed this lesson and the accompanying assignment. I found it an extremely useful task to begin, this time, with a subject of interest, to feel and to see, and then to decide how to capture those feelings with one of the techniques you have provided us with.
Anne Williams

Making the most of your creative skills

Topics included: Finding the sweet spot of creativity, Tips for your photo-shoots, Final notes for your artistic journey.

What I have enjoyed about this course is seeing other work and the fact that setting specific tasks has taken me way out of anything I have done before and pushing myself to do better.
Penny Anderson

Take advantage of this course and start your artistic journey today!

Want more details?


A good understanding of photographic craft and your camera. You'll need to know the fundamentals - i.e., how your camera works, and a working knowledge of f/stops, shutter speed, ISO, etc.

How do I access my course?

When you register you will get an immediate Paypal receipt. Your 'Welcome' email will be sent within 24 hours. If you do not receive a 'Welcome' email from me within 24 hours, please check your spam folder or let me know that you have not received it. Please forward a copy of your Paypal receipt and the name of the class.

How is the content for the workshop delivered?

Upon receipt of the course fees you will receive emails with study materials and assignments every week. You will be able to contact me via email with any questions you have.

Each lesson will be an informative explanation of all aspects of that week's subject, complete with photographic examples, tips and additional suggested exercises. Once you have taken your photos, you will need to email them to me for an evaluation. I will offer an honest, to the point critique of your photographs. You will have a week to complete the assignment. Please note that course materials will be made available to you as you progress through your course and submit your assignments.

Is there homework?

There will be photographic and other exercises each week on the topic for that week.

What is the price for this workshop?

The price is $NZ300 for the full six weeks. (That's only $NZ50 per week).

How do I pay?

Payment is made through PayPal and you can use a credit card through PayPal if you wish. If you would like to discuss other payment options, please email me at

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or need any further details and/or information.

This course is available on demand. Sign up today and get your first lesson in your inbox tomorrow!


When is this course? Each of my online courses is available on demand. Sign up today and receive your first lesson in your inbox tomorrow!
Do I need be artistic and creative? I believe that everyone is creative. What you need is to be open-minded and willing to try new things. My intention is to give you an encouraging environment to help your creativity to flourish.
What kind of camera and other equipment do I need for your workshops? Whatever equipment you have will be fine.
I've never taken an online course. How does it work? Each workshop is an online photography class. Upon receipt of the course fees you will receive an opening email and an invitation to the private Facebook group. Then, you'll receive emails with study materials and assignments every week.
*Can I have my lessons over 12 weeks rather than 6 weeks, as I'm tight for available time at the moment? Absolutely. You could even have monthly lessons if you wish.
What If I've taken one of your other online courses…will I still learn something new? Absolutely! Each course covers different material and aspects of abstract/impressionist photography.
What level of photographic experience do I need in order to attend? You need to have a good understanding of photographic craft and your camera.
How do I sign up? Sign up by clicking the 'by now' button on this page to proceed with your Paypal payment. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to email me at
Do I have to complete every assignment? No. But I know you'll learn even more if you do. But please, don't feel rushed! If you need more time to complete the assignment that's OK. You can always send it later.
Can I get additional critique from you? Of course. I'll be here to make comments and give feedback whenever you need it for the duration of the workshop.
Does it matter where I live? Not at all.
What is the price in Canadian (or other currencies) dollars? When you proceed with your Paypal payment, Paypal will automatically calculate that for you at the current exchange rate for NZ dollars.
Do you have more questions? Please email me at if you have any further questions. I will be happy to assist you. I look forward to seeing you on one of my workshops.

Join me for this workshop and learn how to master impressionist photography!

Workshop Details

DURATION: Six weeks* (see FAQ below)

SKILL LEVEL: Beginner to intermediate


AVAILABLE: On demand

70pp manual

Weekly assignments and photo­shoots

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