The Compelling Image provide you with the ability to learn photography online - covering a wide range of topics including portraits, landscapes, black & white, digital slr and more. Our professional photography teachers guide you through every step of the learning process and ensure you get everything you need to present amazing stories through imagery.
Choose from our range of photography courses:
The last rolls of legendary Kodachrome have disappeared from the shelves of camera shops. Bins of assorted film cameras and accessories lay it bins, waiting to be rummaged through and sold at rock-bottom prices. The digital age of cameras is upon us. In actuality, it's been around for a number of years now and new camera models come on the scene regularly, sporting ever more features and pixel counts. Yet despite the sometimes daunting array of "bells and whistles" out there, photography is still photography. The basics still apply - and in many ways, in an ever more exciting way.
Travel Photography is its own genre. Making images of the colorful and fascinating places and cultures that confront you while traveling, calls for more than just a passing snapshot made in the worst photographic light of the day. To build a collection of truly memorable photographs that speak of the places you've been, requires more than just the press of a button. This highly informative and practical online photography course will ensure stunning photos of your next journey - be it around the state or across the globe - and all the rest to follow.
Viewing the world through photojournalistic eyes means more than taking the occasional snapshot. It involves a deeper look to uncover the facts and then present them in an informative, storytelling and creative way. These interactive and online photography classes are designed to give you what you need - hands-on - to get started.
"Walking in the shoes" of those from another culture is one thing, communicating through pictures just what that culture is "about," is another challenge still. In this online photography course you'll learn how its best done - by a professional storyteller living just such a dream!
Sports Photography has followed a "single image" trajectory for decades. In fact, coverage of sports has whittled down to an almost -like formula process - photographer attends event, photographer captures two or three good action shots; photographer tops off the day with a pic of jubilation - or dejection - and the job is done! This cutting-edge online photography course, taught by an award-winning visual storyteller of sports, shows you how to change all that in your approach to sports - to think and work "outside the box" and to tell the story of sports and their personalities in a richer and more dynamic way.
In this course you will be guided through the basics of photography and styling from the point of view of a food photographer and/or stylist. We will cover how to use natural light to highlight your images, find and select props for your set-up, compose the perfect shot, the rules of placement and angles and use of color and texture to creatively enhance the set-up. You will be equipped with all the elements you need to hone your skills in food photography and learn how to find your way through the jungle of food styling to create the perfect set-up.