Our online photography classes with Joel Meyerowitz

Join the Joel Meyerowitz photography course and learn with the legendary artist photographer.

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The Masterclass

The complete Masterclass of 34 lessons over 5 hours with Joel

$170

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The Discovery Class

8 Key lessons selected from the Joel Meyerowitz photography course over 1 hour 20 minutes

$55

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Lesson Plan

The Masterclass

Lesson Plan: 34 lessons over 5 hours

1 Meet your master
Welcome to the Joel Meyerowitz photography course. This award winning artist photographer's work has appeared in over 350 exhibitions in museums and galleries around the world, and has had 25 published books.
2 Influences
Joel shares with you some of the significant artists who have influenced him in his 55 years as a photographer and how to begin building your own photographic library of ideas.
3 Looking at pictures
Find out how photographs are rich with information as Joel tells the stories behind the fantastic images taken on the streets of New York, Europe and further.
4 The street is ours
Join Joel on the streets of Manhattan. See through his expert eye how to observe seemingly mundane things and hear how you can bring them together in one unique image.
5 The magician's trick
Be a magician with a camera! Learn how to stay alert and pay attention to what is going on around you; magic moments will enable you to capture incredible images on the street.
6 Aftermath
Learn how to create a meaningful project. Be inspired by Joel’s work as he revisits the site of Ground Zero and learn how to step outside the scale and scope of your ambitions as a photographer.
7 Composition
What are the rules of composition? Join Joel on the streets of New York City and learn how to develop more complex and interesting compositions and how to find the perfect lens to match your character and composition.
8 Ideas for composition
Joel discusses techniques to consider in compositions, including 'a frame within a frame', 'the beautiful chaos' and 'the frieze'.
9 Street photography
Join Joel as he takes photographs in beautiful Siena and learn the tactics he uses to become invisible on the street.
10 Cape Light
Seascapes, night shots and portraits. Share Joel’s journey to Cape Cod as he talks in detail about his famous book Cape Light and some of his most beautiful images.
11 Black & white or colour?
Which is best? Joel shares some fascinating advice about making your decision to shoot in B&W or colour. Find out why making this choice is a hugely important part of your preparation.
12 The Meyerowitz Colour Zone System
How do I get the right exposure? Learn from Joel as he shares his ‘Joel Meyerowitz Exposure and Colour Method’ and explains how following this can help you make correct exposures every time.
13 Finding your subject
How to find a subject? Do you determine the subject or does the subject exist out there that defines you? Joel discusses how to find a subject that resonates with you.
14 Observation
When something visually calls you, say yes! In this lesson of the Joel Meyerowitz photography course, you'll learn to follow your curiosity and discover what might be at the other end of a street or just around the corner.
15 Let light be your subject
Learn how light can become your subject. Look at details. Observations give you subjects, appetite, direction - it is the guiding force behind photographs.
16 Seeing your neighbourhood in a fresh way
Be curious. Explore interesting locations all around you, Joel shows you that sometimes they are where you least expect to find them.
17 Portraiture
What is a portrait? Who is it of? Is it about the subject or photographer? Joel demonstrates how to take portraits on location and in their environment.
18 Workshop Olivia
Olivia discusses with Joel her photography of people in solitude. Joel teaches us how to nurture our instincts.
19 Workshop Alex
Alex work focuses on people, particularly people in culture. Learn from Joel’s tips and advice as he looks through Alex’s work.
20 Workshop Rachael
Joel begins his workshop modules by discussing and critiquing Rachel’s photographs and how she is inspired by nature. Listen and learn whilst Joel explores Rachel's influences and techniques.
21 Workshop Steve
Joel looks at Steve’s street photography. Steve talks about his inspiration and influences and Joel discusses how for him, Steve’s photographs have a dreamlike quality.
22 Workshop Heather
Heather can be considered a conceptual photographer. Joel talks to Heather about conceptual photography and how she has achieved this through her portraiture and colour experimentation.
23 The landscape
You never know what is at the end of a road. Explore off the beaten track and learn to find yourself in the landscape.
24 How to see when you travel
How do I avoid clichés in landscape photography? Walk with Joel through the Tuscan landscape as he demonstrates how to make a more interesting picture by avoiding the obvious picture postcard image.
25 Siena Courtyard
What am I going to photograph and what background am I going to put it on? Join Joel in his Tuscan studio as he begins to talk about finding objects to photograph and setting up the background.
26 What is a still life?
We join Joel in his studio as he creates a still life and demonstrates the relationship between objects.
27 Conversations between objects
We join Joel in his studio as he creates a still life and demonstrates the relationship between objects.
28 Let's make a still life
Throw away the rules of composition and bring the frame alive. Learn how to say things with found objects and how to create conversations between objects.
29 Tuscany - Inside the Light
How to work in collaboration… Joel and Maggie discuss their collaboration on the book Tuscany- Inside the Light. Listen to how these two artists work on this successful collaboration.
30 Editing to give form to your work
How do we find the best picture? How do we edit down our pictures? Joel shares his advice on selecting which photograph to use, including sharing his unique method of the ‘sticky finger'.
31 Make a print
Find out why prints are one of the most important things a photographer can learn from. Joel shares his tips on printing and how to use different types paper.
32 Everyone can make a book now
How do I make a photography book? Joel has created twenty-five published photography books, learn from him as he gives his advice on the key aspects to consider when putting together a book.
33 Life as a photographer
Joel shares 55 years of experience and gives his insights and advice on how to try and make a living out of your photographs.
34 Farewell
Photography is rich mix of ideas and inspiration; it really is a gift for all of us. Joel’s leave you with some inspirational words and wishes you luck on your journey.

Lesson Plan

The Discovery Class

Lesson Plan: 8 lessons over 1 hour 20 minutes

Upgrade to Masterclass later for only $115

1 Meet your master
In the first lesson of this Joel Meyerowitz photography course, you'll meet the award winning artist photographer himself, whose work has appeared in over 350 exhibitions in museums and galleries around the world, and has had 25 published books.
4 The street is ours
Join Joel on the streets of Manhattan. See through his expert eye how to observe seemingly mundane things and hear how you can bring them together in one unique image.
7 Composition
What are the rules of composition? Join Joel on the streets of New York City and learn how to develop more complex and interesting compositions and how to find the perfect lens to match your character and composition.
18 Workshop Olivia
Olivia discusses with Joel her photography of people in solitude. Joel teaches us how to nurture our instincts.
24 How to see when you travel
How do I avoid clichés in landscape photography? Walk with Joel through the Tuscan landscape as he demonstrates how to make a more interesting picture by avoiding the obvious picture postcard image.
26 What is a still life?
We join Joel in his studio as he creates a still life and demonstrates the relationship between objects.
30 Editing to give form to your work
How do we find the best picture? How do we edit down our pictures? Joel shares his advice on selecting which photograph to use, including sharing his unique method of the ‘sticky finger'.
34 Farewell
Photography is rich mix of ideas and inspiration; it really is a gift for all of us. Joel’s leave you with some inspirational words and wishes you luck on your journey.

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Get inspired and develop your photographic identity and ideas with this exclusive course packed with insights and techniques from the great artist photographer Joel Meyerowitz.
 
For the first time ever Joel explains his life’s work, influences, methods and ethos – all in one incredible Masterclass. Travel with Joel in Tuscany and NewYork to learn his ideas on street photography, portraiture, still life and much more. This is not a course about the technical aspects of camera settings, it’s a journey with one of the greatest photographers in the world into creativity and the art of photography.
 

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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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