Learn from the iconic storytelling photographer

£130

MASTER CLASS DETAILS

STEVE MCCURRY

Transform your photography with one of the most iconic voices in contemporary photography. Steve shows how to tell great stories with a camera.

THE ONLINE MASTER CLASS
  • 4 hours of lessons with Steve
  • 24 lessons packed with tips and tricks
  • Personalised certificate
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STEVE IN THE NEWS

IS THIS COURSE FOR ME?

Absolutely. The course is suitable for all levels of experience, anyone who wants to take better photos.

WHAT DO I NEED?

All you need is a camera, whether that be a DSLR or a smartphone.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

Learn not just to take great photographs but to tell stories through them. Discover how to capture the human element, which Steve is famous for and incorporate emotion and authenticity when photographing people. Understand how to use light throughout the day, both inside and outside when you’re photographing cities, nature and your travels.

Watch and learn with Steve as you accompany him through the fishing villages of Portugal and the vibrant streets of Havana. You can also test yourself with the projects that Steve will set for you.

See for yourself how he creates images, as he shares ideas and experiences and explains how to make great photographs.

ABOUT STEVE

Steve McCurry has been one of the most iconic voices in contemporary photography for more than 30 years, with scores of magazine and book covers, over a dozen books, and countless exhibitions around the world to his name.

Steve’s career took off when he crossed the border in to rebel controlled Afghanistan on the eve of the Soviet invasion, the images taken were published by TIME magazine and The New York Times and he was awarded the Robert Capa Gold Medal for Best Photographic Reporting from abroad.

McCurry’s work is often featured by National Geographic, most namely his portrait “Afghan Girl” which appeared on the cover in June 1985 and has been likened to Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa in terms of it’s poignancy.

REVIEWS

“Thank you, I immensely enjoyed the course, I didn’t want it to end. Steve talking about his work was invaluable. So much advice. I own many of his books but having him talk through his images and the process he takes to create them was wonderful, thank you again.”

Storm Lahiff

“For me, this class was a bit of a wake-up call. I think I’m like a lot of photographers: I’m full of ideas of what I should be doing, but when I look at my image library, I’m not getting any of them done. Well, now I know some of the steps I need to take. Thanks Steve!”

Michael Comeau

“I have thoroughly enjoyed every lesson in this course.  I enjoyed how Steve gave an insight into his thinking. Rules are meant to be broken, so I now have a grounding to go and make the photos I want the way I want them. Thank you Steve.”

Paul Holden

IF YOU ARE NOT 100% SATISFIED WITH YOUR PURCHASE, CONTACT US WITHIN 30 DAYS AND WE WILL GIVE YOU A FULL REFUND OR EXCHANGE.

LESSON PLAN

01 Meet your Master

Meet your master. Steve McCurry, an internationally renowned photographer and one of the most influential image-makers in contemporary photography for over 30 years. Steve has 17 acclaimed photographic books to his name and innumerable honours. (00min 47sec + downloadable study sheet)

02 The early years

Learn about the beginnings of Steve’s career and what it was that inspired him to start photographing. Find out what camera equipment Steve uses and why he chooses to shoot in colour. (08min 31sec + downloadable study sheet)

03 Going to War

Find out about Steve’s fascinating experience in Afghanistan and be inspired to journey and explore close to home or further afield with your own photography. (08min 03sec + downloadable study sheet)

04 Influences: Cartier-Bresson

Steve shares with you some of the significant photographers and the photographs that have influenced him throughout his career. Including his main influence, the great Henri Cartier-Bresson. (08min 29sec + downloadable study sheet)

05 Other influences

Learn about the other photographers work that help shaped Steve’s own photography and that will inspire you too. (08min 07sec + downloadable study sheet)

06 Street Photography: Great things

Join Steve on the streets of Havana, Cuba and find out how he becomes part of the street in order for great opportunities to present themselves. (12min 04sec + downloadable study sheet)

07 Street Photography: Spontaneous moments

Make the most of chance encounters! Learn from Steve as he teaches you about grasping spontaneous moments and opportunities. (14min 13sec + downloadable study sheet)

08 Street Photography: Engage the street

How do you become part of the scene? How do you blend into your environment? Steve shares with you the techniques and methods he uses. (13min 16sec + downloadable study sheet)

09 Finding subjects and stories

How do you find a subject? How do you find a project that interests you? How to find subjects and stories that matter. Listen to Steve’s advice about finding the perfect subject for your photography. (12sec 55sec + downloadable study sheet)

10 Choosing the light

How do I know when the light is right? When is the best time of day to take photographs? Find out from Steve how he likes to work with different kinds of light throughout the day. (08min 15sec + downloadable study sheet)

11 Tell a story

The best pictures are the ones that tell a story. Learn about Steve’s visual storytelling as he shares with you how he created some of his photographs. (17min 17sec + downloadable study sheet)

12 Conflict Zones

Learn about the importance of documenting war. Steve explains to you his philosophy behind the photographs he created during the Gulf War and the aftermath of 9/11. (15min 28sec + downloadable study sheet)

13 Interiors: Using existing light

See how Steve makes use of the available light in his portraits and interior scenes. Watch him create images at monastery in Portugal. (06min 14sec + downloadable study sheet)

14 Portraiture: Reveal the moment

What is a portrait? Who is it of? Is it about the subject or photographer? Look and see how Steve takes portraits and captures his moments of authenticity. (10min 43sec + downloadable study sheet)

15 Portraiture: 9 key tips

Steve shares with you his eight key tips to taking a portrait, from revealing emotion to what background to use. Watch and learn as he takes portraits in Lisbon and Cuba. (08min 28sec + downloadable study sheet)

16 The iconic portrait of Che Guevara

Steve talk to us about Korda’s portrait and how a brief moment has become an iconic image. (02min 00sec + downloadable study sheet)

17 Photographing children

Listen as Steve reveals to you how he photographs children and shares some of the stories behind his incredible photographs of children. (12min 37sec + downloadable study sheet)

18 The Afghan Girl

One of the most iconic portraits ever taken… Steve talks about how he created his famous Afghan Girl photograph. (05min 59sec + downloadable study sheet)

19 Using juxtaposition

Two ideas, one comment. Learn from Steve about the important use of this technique in his photography. (06min 38sec + downloadable study sheet)

20 Landscape

Steve teaches you how to approach a landscape and also how he creates his photographs of people within a landscape. (10min 15sec + downloadable study sheet)

21 Composition

What are the rules of composition? Steve discusses composition whilst giving you advice on what to look out for when composing your own photographs. (06min 52sec + downloadable study sheet)

22 Cityscapes

How to select a viewpoint that tells a story? Listen to Steve approach to cityscapes in India and around the world. (08min 51sec + downloadable study sheet)

23 Shoot in all weather

There is no such thing as bad weather. Steve teaches you to shoot in all weather conditions. Don’t put your camera down when the weather turns nasty… find out from Steve why. (06min 39sec + downloadable study sheet)

24 Editing, printing & the book

How do I edit down my photographs? Shall I print my photographs? How do I put together a book? Steve discusses with you the selection process, printing and putting together a photography book. (06min 39sec + downloadable study sheet)

25 Making pictures for a living

Go out, take chances, take risks and be curious about the world you live in. Steve gives his insights and advice on how to try and make a living out of your photographs. He leaves you with some inspirational words and wishes you the best of luck on your journey. (02min 20sec + downloadable study sheet)

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