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Masters of Photography

with Steve McCurry

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About The Class

Learn to develop your photography eye with an iconic photographer

Steve McCurry has been one of the most important voices in contemporary photography for more than thirty years. Masters of Photography is bringing Steve’s class to CreativeLive to share the learnings from his iconic career. Steve will teach how to:

  • Find a subject to photograph
  • How to shoot in all types of weather condition
  • Understand the light at different times of day
  • Improve your compositional skills
  • Blend into the environment so that you can capture impactful street images
  • Use his 8 key tips in order to capture the best portraits

Watch and learn with Steve as you accompany him through the fishing villages of Portugal and in the vibrant streets of Havana. See for yourself how he creates images, as he shares ideas and experiences, and explains how to make great photographs. Steve will also suggest some projects for you to try for yourself.

You can use any device from camera phone to DSLR...it’s all about the image and storytelling.

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Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Meet Your Master

    00:47
  2. 02

    The Early Years

    08:30
  3. 03

    Going To War

    08:03
  4. 04

    Influences: Cartier-Bresson

    08:29
  5. 05

    Other Influences

    08:06
  6. 06

    Tell A Story

    12:04
  7. 07

    Conflict Zones

    14:13
  8. 08

    Finding Subjects And Stories

    13:16
  9. 09

    Choosing The Light

    12:55
  10. 10

    Street Photography: Great Things

    08:15
  11. 11

    Street Photography: Spontaneous Moments

    17:16
  12. 12

    Street Photography: Engage The Street

    13:16
  13. 13

    Interiors - Using Existing Light

    06:14
  14. 14

    Portraiture - Reveal The Moment

    10:43
  15. 15

    Portraiture - 9 Key Tips

    08:27
  16. 16

    The Iconic Portrait of Che Guevara

    02:00
  17. 17

    Photographing Children

    12:37
  18. 18

    The Afghan Girl

    05:59
  19. 19

    Using Juxtaposition

    06:37
  20. 20

    Landscape

    10:14
  21. 21

    Composition

    06:52
  22. 22

    Cityscapes

    08:20
  23. 23

    Shoot In All Weather

    06:39
  24. 24

    Editing, Printing, and The Book

    06:39
  25. 25

    Making Pictures For A Living

    02:20

Meet Your Expert

Steve McCurry

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

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  • Adriana L-G

    October 2018

    For me this is not a class, is more the photographer talking about his photos and his experience. It is a little repetitive but I enjoyed. From Masters of Photography I loved Joel Meyerowitz's class and I recommend it strongly. In case you need to choose.

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