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IN THIS COURSE YOU WILL LEARN

  • Albert’s tips and tricks on landscape, fashion, portraiture and still life photography.
  • Simple lighting techniques using natural light and studio light
  • Simple tips on preparing for portrait shoots
  • How to create incredible portraits using just two $10 bulbs

YOURS FOREVER

  • Lifetime access
  • Over 6 ½ hours of easy to follow, one to one lessons with Albert
  • Watch at your own pace at any time
  • All 54 video lessons are shot in pristine HD

EXCLUSIVE BONUS CONTENT

  • Downloadable transcript of each lesson
  • Downloadable summary of each lesson
  • Downloadable key points from the master

SHARE YOUR PHOTOGRAPHS

  • Share and showcase your work on the Photostream
  • Get feedback from fellow students
  • Join community discussion
  • Use our unique slider photo rating system

CERTIFICATE FROM THE MASTER

  • Personalised certificate from the Master after completion of the course
  • Downloadable and printable certificate

WORKS ON ANY DEVICE

  • On desktop, laptop, tablet or smartphone
  • Always accessible if you're online
  • Watch as many times as you want

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About Albert's Course

IS THIS COURSE FOR ME?

Albert's 54 lessons cover all of his iconic photography including his portraiture, landscapes, still life, fashion, beauty, erotic and nude work. Albert will explain to you his methods and techniques all of these lessons and inspire you using simple terms in an easy to understand way. This course is suitable for all levels.

WHAT DO I NEED?

You can use any device from camera phone to DSLR, no matter what level of photographer you are. In one of his studio sessions he shows you how to make a portrait by using 2 $10 domestic light bulbs! Albert also shows you some of his techniques in Photoshop.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

Learn how Albert creates his amazing photographs on location and in the studio using simple explanations.

Albert reveals his shoot secrets on how he photographs Presidents, Hollywood stars, music's greatest artists, landscapes, nudes, chimpanzees and still life. We follow him on location in Morocco, Paris and in his studio in New York. You will find out where he suggests you look to get inspiration, how to approach a portrait session, see how to light like Albert, 

We show you exactly how Albert works on his images after the shoot it's all about Albert giving you his ideas and advice and helping you see and create better images for yourself. 

It's not about what camera to use, it's all about how to see and develop ideas, concepts and narrative to make stunning photographs.  You can join in the fun with all the other students and upload your photographs for a critique and feed back.

As Albert says..."You have to stay switched on"

ABOUT ALBERT

Albert Watson is a Scottish born photographer renown for his art, celebrity and fashion photography. Photo District News named Albert one of the most influential photographers of all time. His incredible creativity is fuelled by his graphic design background, his wide range of interests, the meticulous research into his subjects and his passion in pushing the boundaries of photography techniques. Over his 40 year career his work has appeared in and on the covers of countless numbers of magazines. He has created advertising campaigns, shot posters for Hollywood movies, directed TV commercials  and in the midst of all this, found time to work on personal projects that have resulted in some of the greatest photography books. He has photographed everyone from Royals and Presidents to rock stars and rappers. Much of his work is now featured in museums and galleries all over the world.

LESSON PLAN

01 Meet your Master

Albert welcomes you to his course. Run time: 01min 26sec

02 Learn from the journey

You will learn how to use your passion and dedication to get to where you want in photography. Albert explains to us how his own journey developed from early days in Scotland to creating the biggest photography studio in LA, and then establishing his studio in New York. Run time: 15min 24sec

03 Using inspirations

Albert teaches you how to use inspiration from your past and present to form you work. Learn his tips on the relationship between technique and creativity, and how to create work that shows your own personality. Run time: 08min 43sec

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04 Photography is stopping time

Learn from Albert how he discovered his passion for photography and how to apply his "stopping time" ethos to your own work. Run time: 09min 27sec

05 Albert's library of ideas

Join Albert in his own library where he shows you which books and artists he suggests you look at and study for inspiration and motivation. He also reveals his tip for buying inexpensive photography references. Run time: 08min 30sec

06 Tips on preparing for a portrait shoot

Albert teaches you how to work with your subjects to get a great portrait shot. Learn his tips for putting people at ease when they are in front of your camera. Run time: 12min 10sec

07 Setting up the studio

Learn to control the shooting environment. Learn how Albert begins to set up a studio session. Albert shows you how he begins to approach a portrait session in the studio. Run time: 4min 56sec

08 Understanding studio collaboration

Albert teaches you about his different types of work ranging from test shoots to editorial shoots and advertising shoots. He explains his thoughts and techniques to help you understand how to make each a success. Run time: 07min 35sec

09 The importance of casting and hair & make-up

Albert teaches you the importance of communication between yourself and a team. Albert also explains his tips on working with hair and make up to create a look. Run time: 08min 59sec

10 Foreground studio set up

You will learn how Albert moves out from behind the camera while setting up for a shoot. He shows you how to look at your light from a variety of perspectives. Run time: 08min 46sec

11 Studio session with a model - set up 1

Learn how to work with your subject. A unique insight, Watch and learn Albert working in the studio, explaining his thoughts and showing us exactly how he shoots. Run time: 11min 24sec

12 Studio session with a model - set up 2

Learn how Albert creates his iconic beauty shots. See and listen to Albert as he explains his thought processes when creating this type of shot. Run time: 5min 55sec

13 Studio session with a model - set up 3

Albert teaches you another of his lighting techniques. Watch and learn as Albert explains exactly how he creates a beautiful portrait. Run time: 08min 01sec

14 Picking the best shot

Albert discusses and shows you his techniques for selecting the best shot from a shoot. Run time: 03min 36sec

15 Working with photoshop

In this lesson you will learn how Albert uses post production to further refine his images. Run time: 13min 14sec

16 Creating a portrait of Alfred Hitchcock

Discover the idea and thought process behind Albert's iconic image of Alfred Hitchcock and what it was like to photograph one of the world’s greatest filmmakers. Run time: 04min 18sec

17 The gigantic question... Colour or black and white?

Which should you use? Albert explains his own ideas to you on how and why you might use one or the other. Run time: 07min 55sec

18 One day with Kate Moss

Albert explains his ideas and how he created his iconic images during a day photographing Kate Moss. Run time: 05min 06sec

19 Learn to have your ideas ready

Albert encourages you to have faith in your own creative instincts and how to always think creativity to persuade a client toward agreeing to your photographic ideas. Run time: 06min 14sec

20 Using Polariods

Discover ways to go back and create projects and new images from your older work. Albert shows us the technique he used to create his iconic Running Man image. Run time: 06min 29sec

21 Creating beautiful photographs of hands

Learn to appreciate the expressive nature of photographing hands. Albert explains some his most defining hand shots. Run time: 04min 45sec

22 Controlling natural light

Discover Albert's tips on how to make the most of natural light and how Albert controls it in his images. Run time: 05min 38sec

23 Shooting a monkey with a gun

Albert teaches you to always be on the look-out for new projects, and to recognise the power of conceptual thinking. Learn how monkey and a gun came to be created. Run time: 06min 27sec

24 Choosing your format

In this lesson you will learn about formats. Albert describes different examples from various formats he has used as guidance, discover tips on how to use each type of format and his camera of choice. Run time: 07min 13sec

25 Composition and lens

Get tips and suggestions on which lens to use and when. Albert gives you his thoughts on using the compositional elements available to you in order to produce a better photograph. Run time: 04min 47sec

26 Shooting landscapes. The Isle of Skye

Albert teaches us how for him, its essential to raise landscape photography above the "picture postcard" shot and give the images more meaning. Albert explains the approach to his Scottish landscape series of images, one of his most unique, personal projects. Run time: 15min 18sec

27 Planning and ideas for a landscape shoot

Albert details for you how he carefully prepared for his Isle of Skye project: taking care to be as organised as possible, whilst also remaining open to taking advantage of the unexpected. Run time: 06min 32sec

28 Creating still life images

From shooting bed pans in L.A., to photographing Tutankhamen’s possessions, Elvis Presley’s iconic gold ensemble, and Neil Armstrong's space suit. Albert teaches you to persevere in the face of difficulty, and to always inject your still lifes with meaning. Run time: 13min 48sec

29 Photographing the Lost Diary

Albert shows you how one simple idea can blossom into the creation of true art. An entire advertising campaign was based on his magical concept: that of an intergalactic anthropologist’s photographic diary, depicting tribes on earth 30,000 years ago. Discover how he brought this unique vision to life. Run time: 10min 53sec

30 Shooting album covers

This lesson we go behind the scenes of a shoot with musician Sade. Albert reveals how he produced her beautiful Love Deluxe album cover, and how important it is to make your subject feel comfortable on set. Run time: 03min 09sec

31 The Strip Search Project

Albert tells you how he prepared and created this immense project. He suggests ways for you to create projects and images that document your own corner of the world in images. Run time: 10min 28sec

32 Shooting Las Vegas landscapes

Albert tells you how he prepared for the Las Vegas project, how he approached and shot his landscapes there. He passes on to you how the difficulties he faced helped him, and will help you, to develop as a photographer. Run time: 08min 24sec

33 Photographing Breaunna

Albert tells you how to always be alert to chance encounters. He tells you how he met and was inspired by Breaunna. He explains how some of his most recognisable Strip Search photographs of her were created . Run time: 07min 21sec

34 Balancing daylight, God bless America

Find out why Albert stopped to shoot a bill board. His serendipitous discovery reaffirms his main piece of advice: always remain “switched on”. Run time: 03min 45sec

35 Creating the Maroc Project

Learn how Albert put together his exquisite Maroc book. You will be inspired to create your own projects and to look for potential in every aspect of a project, giving added meaning to your photographs. Run time: 10min 21sec

36 Creating the Maroc shoot

Albert describes his own, personal methods and ethos in creating the Maroc project. Find out what equipment he used, how he documented his journey, and what he shot to create this iconic book. Run time: 08min 11sec

37 Photographing sand dunes

How did Albert capture the breathtaking, rippling sand dunes of Laayoune, Morocco? Find out as Albert encourages you to be innovative; to always strive to add something new and different to scenes photographed by others before you. Run time: Run time: 04min 09sec

38 Photographing Moroccan children

Preparation is not the death of spontaneity. Albert explains some his most breathtaking, impromptu shots of children in Morocco, Albert shows you how he suggests you intertwine careful planning and impulsivity to ensure you never miss your shot. Run time: 10min 42sec

39 Advice on making portraits

Learn from Albert that the way you communicate with those you’re photographing is always visible in a shot. In this lesson Albert suggests tips to capture your perception of a subject into a single picture. Run time: 10min 12sec

40 How to be alert to finding photographs

Learn to take advantage of chance situations and moments. Listen to Albert reveal how some of his most famous photographs were created by remaining flexible and alert to what you are seeing around you. Run time: 07min 35sec

41 Making a portrait of Mike Tyson

Albert delves into the inspiration behind his famous Mike Tyson photograph, reaffirming that preparation before a shoot is often key to transforming your vision into a reality. Run time: 02min 39sec

42 Creating intense colour in a photograph

Albert creates intense colour in an image. Listen to Albert as he takes you through his preparation process, and the techniques he used to construct one of his most well known images, Red Devil. Run time: 03min 04sec

43 Portraits of rap stars and a Golden Boy

Discover the relationship between a subject and the camera itself. Legendary Rap stars and Albert’s Golden Boy photograph feature in this lesson. Albert discusses facial geography. Run time: 08min 40sec

44 Photographing Jack Nicholson

A Jack Nicholson photoshoot for Rolling Stone. Albert explains how the legendary snowy shot came to be, and gives you an insight into how he photographed the iconic actor and filmmaker. Run time: 04min 20sec

45 Creating a portrait of David Cronenberg

Be inspired to get creative. Ingenuity and inventiveness take centerstage in this lesson as Albert describes how he produced his unique photograph of David Cronenberg for Rolling Stone — the old-fashioned way. Run time: 02min 14sec

46 How to light only using two $10 bulbs

This is a incredible lesson where Albert demonstrates to you that expensive lighting equipment is by no means a necessity! Discover how to use two $10 bulbs to create a dramatic, high contrast shot. Simply genius. Run time: 07min 29sec

47 Studio fashion set up 4

See the fashion photography master in action as we watch each step of this shoot. Watch and hear how Albert manages the body language of the model and the simple set up and lighting to create a fashion shot. Run time: 10min 46sec

48 Studio session with a model. The geography of a face

See how Albert creates art with the profile of a face. Learn how to work the geography of a face with Albert's simple lighting techniques. Run time: 13min 05sec

49 Look inside the picture

Albert gives suggestions on how to progress and review your photography. Find out his tips on how to look "inside" the picture. Run time: 02min 56sec

50 Creating memorability in an image

Learn Alberts tips on the skill of quick thinking and analysing your surroundings. Albert uses an example where he used his surroundings to create a unique and surreal shot for Italian Vogue. Run time: 02min 54sec

51 Combining nudes and landscapes

In this lesson we reveal one of Albert's very latest projects. Learn as Albert teaches you how he created a stunning series of images by combining nudes with different landscape textures. Run time: 04min 52sec

52 A perfect print

Albert explains where the passion began for printing his own work and how it has developed. Listen to his overview on how critical it is to print an image on the right type of paper in order to create the perfect print. Run time: 07min 50sec

53 The business side of things

Learn how Albert runs each aspect of his business. We travel with Albert to one of his exhibitions in Italy where he explains the why and how of the prints on show. Run time: 06min 50sec

54 Conclusion and farewell

Albert summarises some fundimental learning points he has acquired over his 40 year career. He leaves you with some poignant tips and bids his farewell, "onwards and upwards". Run time: 03min 55sec

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