- Meet your Master
Albert welcomes you to his course.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Picking the best shot
Albert discusses and shows you his techniques for selecting the best shot from a shoot.
- Working with photoshop
In this lesson you will learn how Albert uses post production to further refine his images.
- 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.
- 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.
- One day with Kate Moss
Albert explains his ideas and how he created his iconic images during a day photographing Kate Moss.
- 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.
- 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.
- Creating beautiful photographs of hands
Learn to appreciate the expressive nature of photographing hands. Albert explains some his most defining hand shots.
- Controlling natural light
Discover Albert's tips on how to make the most of natural light and how Albert controls it in his images.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 .
- 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”.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Conclusion and farewell
Albert summarises some fundamental learning points he has acquired over his 40 year career. He leaves you with some poignant tips and bids his farewell, "onwards and upwards".