InstructorEwa Polak
TypeOnline Course
DateMay 29, 2024
Student Enrolled76
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Free yourself from the constraints of traditional photography – and turn your camera into a paintbrush!

Are you looking for a way to create beautiful artistic images with your camera without needing expensive and complicated software?

If YES, 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 learn how to use captivating and simple in-camera techniques that turn ordinary scenes into light-filled impressionist photographs.

During this course, 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:

  • learn core concepts every impressionist photographer needs to know
  • gain insights and learn about impressionist photography
  • learn over 15 in-camera creative techniques
  • gain confidence in your creative and artistic abilities
  • study at your own pace from home and start at the time to suit you.
Take advantage of this course and start your artistic journey today!

Everything in life should 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

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

Robin Ormerod

This is a self-paced course, so you do not need to complete anything by a certain time. Your purchase includes lifetime access to the course content, so if you don’t have time to focus on the course now will be there waiting for you when you are ready.

Each lesson explains all aspects of that module’s subject, complete with photographic examples, tips and additional suggested exercises.

By the end of this course, you’ll be equipped with a whole new understanding of impressionist photography. It will help you to consistently create beautiful impressionist images and reach new creative heights as an artist with a camera.
  • Seven modules
  • 40 Lectures
  • More than 400 samples images
  • Over 15 in-camera creative techniques
  • 70-pages manual
  • Each technique is presented in a video to make the learning process easy and clear
  • Feedback on your assignments


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.
Whatever equipment you have will be fine, but you need a camera with manual control of the aperture and shutter speed.

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

Salwa Afef

What I have enjoyed about this course is 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

How Is The Content For The Workshop Delivered?

When you click the ‘Buy Now’ button, you will be asked to create an account; then, you can log into my online school. Once you make a payment, you will have INSTANT access to the course. Additionally to the online material, you can download a textbook for each module that contains all the information you will need to complete your assignments. The course materials will be made available to you as you progress through the course.

Each lesson explains all aspects of that module’s subject, complete with photographic examples, tips and additional suggested exercises. Once you have taken your photos, you need to email them to me for an evaluation. I will offer an honest, to-the-point critique of your photographs.

Section 1Welcome to Impressionist Photography CourseFree Preview

Welcome to “Fundamentals of Impressionist Photography”

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

My name is Eva Polak and I’m delighted to share this time with you.

When I first started photography, my intention was to produce a copy of the scene in front of me. Basically, this was fine, I learned a lot of my craft that way. As time went on however, I wasn’t satisfied with creating just straight photography, and I started to explore other ways of taking images. I realised that what I really wanted to do was to capture the essence of the scene. I wanted to translate my feelings and emotions about the scene in front of me into the image. And that is how I discovered impressionist photography.

I hope you have joined me on this journey because, like me, you have a passion for impressionist photography and you wish to improve your knowledge and skills so that you can make the best, most beautiful photos possible. In the next six weeks, you will discover the basic concepts and techniques of impressionist photography. With each lesson, you will learn new ideas, skills and techniques which will enrich your creative toolbox and give you the confidence to create your art.

During this course experiment, enjoy, keep working, embrace accidents and mistakes and trust yourself. Most assignments will have a creative and technical aspect to them. Take your time doing your exercises, be patient and persistent. I hope you will have some accidental discoveries that will inspire you to use the techniques presented here in a new way. Remember, the more time you spend with your photography, the more your skills with improve, your own vision will emerge, and your images will become uniquely yours.

Let’s begin…

Section 2Introduction to Impressionist Photography
Lecture 2What is impressionist photography?
Lecture 3Pictorialism - a bit of history
Lecture 4Key Figures of Pictorialism
Lecture 5Robert Demachy
Lecture 6Heinrich Kühn
Lecture 7Léonard Misonne
Lecture 8Ernst Haas
Lecture 9Questions and activities
Lecture 10Impressionist paintings as a source of inspiration
Lecture 11Assignment 1
Lecture 12Active mindfulness
Lecture 13Photoshoot 1
Lecture 14Notes
Section 3Learning to see beyond the subject
Lecture 15What do you see when you open your eyes and really look?
Lecture 16Find the essence of your subject
Lecture 17Eva’s notes for improving your images
Lecture 18Assignment 2
Lecture 19Eva’s notes for improving your images
Lecture 20Photoshoot 2
Lecture 21Do you want to learn more?
Lecture 22Notes
Section 4Techniques 1 - using filters
Lecture 23 Introduction
Lecture 24A few tips before you start to experiment with impressionist photography techniques
Lecture 25Using Vaseline
Lecture 26Reflections
Lecture 27Multiple exposures
Lecture 28Lensbaby
Lecture 29Other possibilities
Lecture 30Assignment 3
Lecture 31Notes
Section 5Techniques 2 - using aperture
Lecture 32 Introduction
Lecture 33Defocusing
Lecture 34Eva’s notes for improving your images
Lecture 35Selective focus
Lecture 36Eva’s notes for improving your images
Lecture 37Using Bokeh
Lecture 38Eva’s notes for improving your images
Lecture 39Mirror lens
Lecture 40Assignment 4
Lecture 41Notes
Lecture 42Camera settings of images from this module
Section 6Techniques 3 - using shutter speed
Lecture 43Using Shutter Speed
Lecture 44Panning technique 1
Lecture 45Panning technique 2
Lecture 46Long exposures while driving
Lecture 47Zoom burst
Lecture 48Beyond 1 second
Lecture 49Intentional camera movement
Lecture 50Eva’s notes for improving your images
Lecture 51Long exposures/movement
Lecture 52Eva’s notes for improving your images
Lecture 53Assignment 5
Lecture 54Notes
Lecture 55Camera settings of images from this module
Section 7Getting the most of your creative skills
Lecture 56Getting the most of your creative skills
Lecture 57Finding the sweet spot of creativity
Lecture 58Tips for you photoshoot
Lecture 59Assignment 6
Lecture 60Active mindfulness
Lecture 61Final Note
Lecture 62Notes
Section 8Thank You!