InstructorEwa Polak
TypeOnline Course
DateMay 29, 2024
Student Enrolled88
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Learn to see creatively!

Have you ever had trouble finding something to photograph? Have you ever been amazed at the beauty of a subject you were photographing only to be disappointed in your images?

Learning to see is one of the first tasks I would recommend to learn for everyone who wants to be an artist with a camera. This may seem strange as we use our eyes every day. But to see as an artist, you need to retrain your eye and your mind.

I put together this course that’s not only guaranteed to teach you the crucial art of seeing photographically but will also be a lot of fun. You will be learning valuable new skills, and also completing exciting assignments.

In this course, I will open your eyes and relax your mind.

I will show you:

  • How to look at nature in a different way
  • How to avoid preconception that clouds your seeing
  • How to increase your awareness of subjects around you
  • How to vary the ways you see
  • How to see as camera and lenses see
  • How to use elements of design
  • How to look at colours, shapes and textures in a different way

How Is The Content For The Workshop Delivered?

  • 35 Video presentations
  • Over 12 exercises and assignments
  • Quizzes

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.


You don’t have to be an expert in photography. You don’t need all the latest professional camera gear. What you will learn still applies whether you’re a beginner or an expert, regardless of what equipment you use.
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 it will be there waiting for you when you are ready.

My goal is to help you overcome habits of ordinary seeing. I want to help you to understand the ways of your seeing and how those ways can be changed. But most of all this course will help you to see things only you can see.

Ready to start seeing in a new way? Sign up and enjoy your journey ahead!

Section 1Welcome To The CourseFree Preview

Hello and Welcome!

As you sign up for this course, you must agree that one of the most important skills to develop is the ability to observe and see.

One of the main things that distinguish a photographer and artist from a person who simply takes pictures is that an artist has the ability to look beyond the actual subject and to see the potential in a subject and then interpret it in their own way.

Seeing more often means acquiring a new attitude. If you believe there is beauty and interesting stuff all around you, you will see it, more and more, as you open yourself up. You just need a willingness to explore and find what’s extraordinary in the ordinary things around you. It doesn’t matter what the subject is. Your goal is to get past what the thing is, by textbook definition, and look at it for any visual delight it might offer.

This takes time to acquire such skills, and these skills will only develop if you are prepared to encourage them by looking, photographing and studying your own images and generally using our power of perception and visual awareness.

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

The aim of this course is not only to teach you how to see and recognize the photographic potential of things around you but also to show you how you can be more creative with them.

This course is made up of several sections, each comprised of short lessons. Each lesson will teach you new concepts, ideas or methods. At the end of most lessons, you will find at least one assignment. The assignments are a way for you to test your knowledge and apply what you have learned. Every assignment will be different and each lesson will give you a chance to try out new ideas and techniques.

Each assignment promotes specific skills and insights. The assignments can be as challenging (or as easy) as you choose to make them, but all of them can be accomplished with the knowledge you have already acquired. The exercises are designed to get you started. After that, the only limit is your imagination.
I also included fun quizzes to review your progress.

Most of all, have fun with the lessons and your assignments. Remember: there is no right or wrong way to be creative. It is all about observation and thought. As Henry David Thoreau once said, “The question is not what you look at but what you see.”

Section 2How do we see
Lecture 2We look but not always see
Lecture 3How your eye see
Lecture 4Transmitting Colour to the Brain
Lecture 5Optical illusions
Lecture 6Optical illusions and photography
Lecture 7Assignment
Section Quiz
Section 3Preconceptions
Lecture 8Photographic Preconceptions
Lecture 9Overcoming preconceptions
Section 4Developing your seeing powers
Lecture 10Looking versus seeing
Lecture 11 Exercise1 - Discovering the Seeing
Lecture 12 Exercise 2 - Rediscovering the familiar
Lecture 13 Exercise 3 - Sketch or Draw
Lecture 14 Exercise 4 - Photography Project
Section 5The Difference Between Photography and Reality
Lecture 15The Difference Between Photography and Reality
Lecture 16Eye vs Camera
Lecture 17Lenses
Lecture 18Assignment - Using Lenses
Lecture 19Bokeh
Lecture 20Bokeh Assignment
Lecture 21Lens Flare
Lecture 22Lens Flare Assignment
Section Quiz
Section 6Elements of Visual Language
Lecture 23Elements of Visual Language
Lecture 24Seeing Colour
Lecture 25Colour Wheel
Lecture 26Properties of Colour
Lecture 27Colour Assignment
Lecture 28Seeing Lines
Lecture 29Line Assignment
Lecture 30Seeing Light
Lecture 31Characteristic of Light
Lecture 32Light Assignment
Lecture 33Texture
Lecture 34Texture Assignment
Section Quiz
Section 7Developing your Visual Awareness
Section 8Conclusion
Lecture 36Conclusion
Lecture 37Answers to quizzes