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Cristina Mittermeier, Mitty, is hailed as one of the most influential conservation photographers of our time. Her work focuses on Photography that reveals the important relationship between human cultures, indigenous people and biodiversity, the ocean and climate change. 

In this first release of 10 episodes (another 35 episodes will automatically be added to the course in the New Year) Cristina teaches the essential skills for conservation photography. You will access and unlock the mindset of a conservation photographer, and immerse yourself in storytelling through collaborations with local communities. Access a lifetime of knowledge, discover the significance of capturing cultural traditions and session preparation methods. No matter what level you are, Cristina’s teachings offer invaluable insights and tools for elevating one’s craft in the Art of “Photography with a Purpose”.

With subtitles in English – Español – Français – Deutsch – Italiano – 日本語 🇯🇵

  •  From USD $199This price is indicated in USD and will be converted to your local currency at checkout.USD $499This price is indicated in USD and will be converted to your local currency at checkout.
  • Up to 45+ episodes
  • Live Q&As
  •  Suitable for all levels

Learn the art of photography with a purpose and join Cristina Mittermeier in her mission to create change

45+ Episodes – 10 are available NOW!

New episodes will automatically be added to your purchase.

In over 6 hours of action packed episodes, Cristina guides us through every part of her image making process.

  • Developing a skillset – Cristina reveals her essential skillsets for creating impactful storytelling.
  • Day of the Dead – We see step by step how this incredible self-assignment in Mexico is created.
  • Composition – Rules are made to be broken…but first, what are the rules and how can you develop them?
  • Environmental Portraiture – How to best approach strangers to get a portrait 
  • How to be a conservation Photographer – Forming conservation groups to use images to effect change
  • 6 Wedges Construct – Find out how to use this important ethos in your photography stories
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  •  Suitable for all levels
  •  Learn at your own pace
  • Unlimited access
  •  Watch on any device
  •  Money back guarantee

Choose from the 3 options below

Platinum Access
Masterclass
USD $499This price is indicated in USD and will be converted to your local currency at checkout.

  • The 45+ episodes of the MasterclassThe Masterclass includes 45+ incredible episodes with subtitles available in 6 languages.
  • Unlimited accessThere is no time limit to the access of the course. You can take as long as it takes to complete. Watch as many times as you like and whenever you like.
  • Access Cristina's private Facebook groupGet access to our exclusive community though our Facebook Private Group. This group will allow you to collaborate, network, ask questions and find answers to photographic questions. Get discounts and amazing prizes.
  • Bonus & behind the scenes episodesGet exclusive and instructive bonus episodes.
  • Attend a private 'Ask Me Anything' live webinar with CristinaYour chance to ask your questions directly to Cristina.
  • Recording of the”Ask Me Anything“Recording of the live ‘Ask Me Anything’ session.
  • Access an exclusive photo competition judged by Cristina to win a Sony a7R V and a 24-70 GM lensFirst prize: The Sony a7 camera package – Second Prize: A free Masters of Photography masterclass of your choice – Third Prize: A Masters of Photography Discovery course of your choice .

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Gold Access
Masterclass
USD $249This price is indicated in USD and will be converted to your local currency at checkout.

  • The 45+ episodes of the MasterclassThe Masterclass includes 45+ incredible episodes with subtitles available in 6 languages.
  • Unlimited accessThere is no time limit to the access of the course. You can take as long as it takes to complete. Watch as many times as you like and whenever you like.
  • Access Cristina's private Facebook groupGet access to our exclusive community though our Facebook Private Group. This group will allow you to collaborate, network, ask questions and find answers to photographic questions. Get discounts and amazing prizes.
  • Bonus & behind the scenes episodesGet exclusive and instructive bonus episodes.
  • Recording of the”Ask Me Anything“Recording of the live ‘Ask Me Anything’ session.

Money back guarantee

Masterclass

 

USD $199This price is indicated in USD and will be converted to your local currency at checkout.

  • The 45+ episodes of the MasterclassThe Masterclass includes 45+ incredible episodes with subtitles available in 6 languages.
  • Unlimited accessThere is no time limit to the access of the course. You can take as long as it takes to complete. Watch as many times as you like and whenever you like.
  • Access Cristina's private Facebook groupGet access to our exclusive community though our Facebook Private Group. This group will allow you to collaborate, network, ask questions and find answers to photographic questions. Get discounts and amazing prizes.

Money back guarantee

Episodes

The Masterclass

First release: 10 episodes over 80 mins. More episodes to come early 2024.

1. Introduction
Embark on your photographic journey with your master: Cristina Mittermeier. In this opening episode, Cristina unveils the course roadmap, shares insights into upcoming lessons, and unveils her dynamic teaching methods—setting the stage for an immersive exploration of the art and impact of photography.
2. How My Photography Started
Trace Cristina's photographic origins in this captivating lesson. Delve into her initial steps, discover how she honed her craft, turned her camera into a funding source for expeditions, and forged a portfolio and philosophy towards her work.
3. Creating a Self-Assignment
Cristina unravels the origins and significance of the Mexican tradition—Day of the Dead. Prepare for your next assignment as she guides you through the intricacies of capturing the essence of this rich cultural celebration, setting the stage for a compelling photographic exploration.
4. Building a Conservation Story: The Fishermen
Immerse yourself in the philosophy behind Cristina's collaboration with local fishermen. Witness a sunrise shoot capturing the essence of Mexican fishermen at sea, as Cristina imparts insights into the art of storytelling through photography.
5. Composition Part 1 (of 3)
Cristina highlights the significance of composition in photography. She advocates for techniques like avoiding centering the subject, utilizing grids, creating tension, and leveraging emotions through placement, angles, and gestures. The ultimate essence lies in observing, simplifying, and leading the eye to what truly matters in a composition.
6. How to Be a Conservation Photographer
Unlock the mindset essential for a conservation photographer as Cristina introduces you to Orgcas, one of her cherished conservation groups. Explore their impactful work and learn how aligning with such organizations can amplify your photographic endeavors.
7. Advice to My Younger Self
Join Cristina on a reflective journey as she shares the pearls of wisdom and lessons gleaned from her early photography ventures. Gain invaluable insights and principles that will smoothen your path as you navigate the evolving terrain of your own photographic adventure.
8. Day of the Dead: Creating La Llorona
Dive into the intricacies of crafting an iconic portrait in its natural setting with Cristina. From concept inception to meticulous execution, follow her journey as she reveals the key steps to capturing compelling and visually striking portraits by the sea.
9. Building your Skillset
Uncover the essential skills for conservation photography as Cristina reveals her career-crafted skills, from building impactful networks to infusing powerful language and storytelling. She guides us through her methods for success as both a businesswoman and conservationist. Elevate your craft with the indispensable tools fueling Cristina's impactful career.
10. Farewell For Now
As you bid goodbye for now to the initial 10 lessons, Cristina leaves you with some words of inspiration. Brace yourself for the next release of lessons — which will further empower you to capture images that narrate profound stories, ready to change the world. Until the next release, farewell!

Meet your Master of Photography

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ONLINE PHOTOGRAPHY CLASS

​​For the first time Cristina Mittermeier, who pioneered the concept and field of conservation photography, shares all she has learned over her illustrious career. Her photography focuses on demonstrating the important relationship between human cultures, indigenous people and biodiversity, the ocean and climate change.
In her Masterclass you’ll learn how to take powerful images that help us understand the urgency to protect wild places and to create photography with a purpose. “My work is about building a greater awareness of the responsibility of what it means to be human.”
Cristina has a degree in Biochemical Engineering in Marine Sciences and attended the Fine Art Photography program at the Corcoran College for the Arts in Washington, D.C. She has founded the prestigious International League of Conservation Photographers (ILCP) and co-founded SeaLegacy, a non-profit organization using strategic communications to protect and rewild the ocean. She is a Sony Artisan of Imagery and her work has been published in hundreds of prominent magazines, including National Geographic and TIME. She was named one of National Geographic’s Adventurers of the Year in 2018.

45 + episodes over 6 hours

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Discover and learn how these images are created in Cristina’s Masterclass!

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Your questions answered

What is Masters of Photography?

Masters of Photography is an education platform and a resource for photographers. Our courses (the masterclasses and discovery classes) are for anyone who wants to learn from some of the most highly regarded and influential photographers in the world in order to elevate their own photography. If you want to learn why not learn from the best? The Masters themselves study the works of the greats.

How much experience do I need to take this class? What camera gear do I need?

The classes have been designed to be suitable for all levels of experience. Whether you are a complete beginner or an experienced professional, learning from a Master is sure to help you to improve your photography.

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

What's included in my class?

The classes provide you with lifetime access to the ethos and photographic philosophies of true master photographers. You will learn how they approach their work, the techniques they use and their tips for elevating your own photography.

When you join a class, you will be able discuss the lessons with your fellow students. You will also be able to upload your images to the Photostream and receive feedback from the Masters of Photography community.

After you finish your class, you will receive a digital Certificate of Completion.

Do you have a refund policy?

Yes. If for any reason you are unhappy with your class or feel that you can’t commit to it, simply drop us an email within 30 days and we will refund 100% of your purchase.

How do I take part in the classes?

The classes are delivered online, allowing you to learn from anywhere with an internet connection. You’ll get all the benefits of a workshop experience from the comfort of your own home. 

Life gets busy sometimes and it’s hard to fit everything in. That’s why our classes are self-paced allowing you to drop in for lessons whenever it suits you.

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