When it comes to learning photography, glitzy instructional videos take you just so far. Mastering skills to become a better photographer requires hands-on practice, coupled with timely personal feedback from a supportive, expert instructor. This is what The Compelling Image is all about. Your TCI enrollment includes :
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Gina Genis taught this inspiring course, and I loved it! Gina’s comments were always insightful and my landscape photography adventures are now all the more rewarding because of them. Thank you Gina!
Ingrid TonerCapturing Breathtaking Landscapes
I’m an aspiring photojournalist living in Norway. This course by professional photojournalist, David Bathgate, helped immensely to get a firm and practical start in the profession.
Ingrid HalvorsenDocumentary Photography and Photojournalism
A great introduction to the genre of street photography, taught by legendary photographer, "Akash." I felt Akash's enthusiasm and passion for capturing life on the street throughout this online-interactive course. Akash showed me how to "see" photos amid the chaos, how to capture the emotion and energy of life on the street and how to edit my images for greatest impact. An online course that will build your confidence, hone your skills, and load your photography with an enthusiastic vision. Thanks G.M.B. Akash. You're the master.
Paul LavergneStreet Photography with G.M.B. Akash
Composition remained a rather nebulous concept for a long time - until I took this course with pro photographer, David Bathgate. Now it all makes sense in a practical way. No longer the magical, mysterious thing it once had been. Thanks David for leading me to see the “light"
Jon GrovUnderstanding Composition in Photography
Guidance from respected teachers during my time ‘in the field’ has been invaluable to the progression of my documentary photography work and sense of professional confidence. I wholeheartedly recommend the Emerging Photographer Program to anyone wanting to improve their work. Thanks TCI!!
Kimberly BryantTCI Emerging Photographer Program
I would like to thank you for all the feedback throughout the course. I must say that in all the workshops that i Have taken this would be in the top two. I really learned a lot and now I have a better understanding of what goes in to making an informative story. I have learned to work the scene and shoot from many angles. My thought process has completely changed. I will give you a Shout when I get published, wether it is this story or another
Tom MangioneTelling the Story in Pictures
I must say I am deeply impressed by the quality of the course and the flexibility and help of David and of the entire Staff. Feedback is quick and VERY helpful. I learned a lot on many aspects and small details from David. He is a fantastic tutor and teacher. I liked his style, always nice but still at the same time helpful and concrete. He pointed out errors and what I did well. I had to stop the courses for roughly 3 months since I was without a camera for a while, and the entire team was very nice and let me start again now that I am again able to shoot. For anyone at all levels I strongly reccommend this course. Feedback is tailored to your level so you will learn much! Absolutley love the courses." -
Umberto MichelucciDocumentary and Photojournalism Course
I must say I am deeply impressed by the quality of the course and the flexibility and help of David and of the entire Staff. Feedback is quick and VERY helpful. I learned a lot on many aspects and small details from David. He is a fantastic tutor and teacher. I liked his style, always nice but still at the same time helpful and concrete. He pointed out errors and what I did well. I had to stop the courses for roughly 3 months since I was without a camera for a while, and the entire team was very nice and let me start again now that I am again able to shoot. Amazing. Informative. Inspirational. These words concisely summarize my experience with Dan's mentoring class. I recognized that direct feedback and mentoring from an experienced photographer would be an essential ingredient to my progress.
Jean LuaTCI Mentorship Program
I took this course to document the workings of our family's olive production business in California. The work I produced went right to our company's brochure. A learned the workings of how a photo story is made and the kinds of images that express it best. It was my second course here with David Bathgate and I would highly recommend both. This is not a course for JUST those wanting to become professionals, it's one that anyone will benefit from and enjoy. I know I did!
Antoinette AddisonCreating Unforgettable Photo Essays
Leading lines, whether tangible or merely a beam of light / line of sight - they’re still a part of a powerful composition. I think of you and the TCI lessons often when I’m out with my cameras. Thank you for putting me back on the photography path. It brings much joy to my life.
Page SpencerCreating Dynamic Compositions