One of the great pleasures of teaching at Photography Academy is getting to witness our students taking better and better photographs. Testimonials are one way to see what our students think of our Photography Transformation Masterclass, but seeing the work is a whole other thing. Here are some of the best photographs created by our students.
Over the years, we’ve taught more than 307,223 students everything from how to use their cameras, to the techniques and theory behind taking incredible photographs. It’s an amazing feeling to see the students learn about the craft, and start taking photographs that they’re proud of. Here’s a small selection of work that we’ve seen on our Facebook Group specifically for the Photography Transformation Masterclass students.
Find more of Joseph Neri’s work on his portfolio.
“The image is a multi shot Pano at sunset at Emerald Lake in Yoho national park. B.C. shooting with a Sony a7r4 with a 24-105 lens.” Find more of Darcy Dietrich’s work on his website.
“On my second trip out to Denver (three 12+ Hour days driving a truck) I was able to get back to Boulder at Sunrise to get the Flatirons with the sunrise lighting the rock face” — Michael Taylor. Find more of his work on his Instagram.
“This is my favorite picture I took during our US holiday visiting Lower Antilope Canyon. I love the warm colours and curving lines, while not having any reference of size and direction. We have a large print of it hanging in our home. No postprocessing.” Jan Kees Schekel. See more of his work on Instagram
“She Walks in Beauty” by Doug Stratton
“This is a place I know well, but it’s usually very busy. I walked there one Sunday during lockdown and hoped to find it empty. After several near-misses (including the time it was filled with ugly barriers) it finally paid off. This girl just walked through the market and I took the shot.” -Doug Stratton. Find more of his work on his website, or on Instagram.
“I had seen photos of this lighthouse before, and then found it was only about an hour along the coast from me. I checked out the tide times as I knew it had to be at high tide and at sunset. We set off to get the shot, only for the weather to close in. I ended up stood on the beach with my other half holding an umbrella over me and the camera as the rain started. It was blowing a gale and the wind was coming straight up the channel, straight towards us. That meant a lovely long exposure with my ND filter added some cloud streaks. I also left my phone in the car and so had to guess at the exposure times (I have relied on the app too much and not learned them…rookie mistake!) I then edited several photos in the way Tim had taught me, and this is one of them. I’m sure I couldn’t have taken this shot (it would have taken multiple trips without doing the planning) without Tim’s teaching.”
Find more of Sally Holmes’ work on Instagram
“Spring is in the air. I set my camera up on a tripod. I have a feeder. I get the feeder in focus. When the bird comes up to the feeder, I adjust my focus on the bird. Then I use my remote shutter release and fire away. Occasionally adjusting focus as needed.” – Joe Beavers. See more of his work on his Facebook page, or on his website.
“This location is about a 3hr drive from where I live. And as with most waterfalls, it flows best after rain. A friend and I wanted to shoot it at sunrise so we stayed nearby the night before.
“Recent trip to Utah…the lighting in the slot canyons was definitely a challenge! I do prefer to have the lower level quite dark to depict the depth and darkness of the canyon with the gradual transition to the firey color where the sun is directly hitting the sandstone above.” – Susan Woten Cooper.
“Last night’s sunset at Barton On Sea, looking towards the Isle Of Wight. Taken with an ND 10 Stop filter and 1-minute exposure.” – Tim Rosier. Find more of his work on Instagram.
Find more of Eric von Schulthess’s work on Instagram
“This was in Reelfoot lake. I used a Nikon 7100 with an 80-400mm f/4.5 lens. I used what I learned from lesson 2, compositions and applied it on this photo.” — Jenna Summerlin. Find her work on Instagram.
“As a newbie to photography, the Photography Transformational Masterclass really helped me understand the settings on my camera and how to compose and edit photos. This image (Frosty Tree) is one of my favorites so far. It was taken at the Buffalo River State Park in West Central Minnesota.” — Darren Newville. Find his work on Instagram.
“The Photo ‘The Light’ was taken on the Offa’s Dyke Path in North Wales that stretches the full length of Wales 137 miles in the U.K. I took it after walking all day and had to revert to using my Backpack as a tripod for stability, with the image I could see the sunlight breaking out and I waited until the light it hit the group of trees on the top of the hill. Settings: Nikon Z6 -f/8 1/40s ISO 100” — Steve Warrilow. Find more of his work on YouPic.
“I took this photo at Black Rock Beach near Jacksonville, Florida. I call this photo “The Crown”. This beach has a lot of dead Live Oak trees that have been bleached by the sun and sea. I did some research on the area before I went. I have been practicing with long exposures and I used a Neutral Density filter. I never would have gotten this shot if it were not for the training through the Master Classes. I am having so much fun with my photography and have had people asking me for prints.” — Tami Petty-Neal. Find her work on Instagram.
“I captured this image, called ‘Cobalt Blush’ in March 2020 while on a trip for my final university project. It is an image of Durdle Door on the Jurassic Coast, UK. Captured using a Nikon D810 with a Sigma 18-35mm Art lens. With a ND8 Cokin filter. I used an ISO of 100, F/11 and an exposure time of 10 seconds.” Find more of Lauren Bremner’s photographs on her website.
“Really enjoyed taking Tim’s classes. I learned a lot. Sunset on Wedge Mountain. 2,895 m prominence: 2,249 m, often locally referred to as The Wedge or simply “Wedge”, is the highest summit in the Garibaldi Ranges and also Garibaldi Provincial Park. Taken July 26, 2020. Nikon D800, ISO 4000, 140mm, f/16, 1/640sec.” — Brenden McLoughlin. Find more of his work on his Instagram, brendans.photos_
“This was one of my final assignments done in Tims’s Photography Transformation Master class. My favorite time of the year is the autumn capturing its beautiful essence of the leaves representing change. Time to change those camera settings as per Tim to get that shot. I followed Tim’s guidance and steps in his class and liked how my photo came through. I had a lot of positive comments when I posted my photo on social media. This was captured with Nikon D5300 in Alberta Canada. Thanks Tim!” — Jeni Cousins. Find her work on Instagram, and on Picfair.
“We were in Hawaii (Maui) last December, went to Haleakala Observatory for sunset, unfortunately, the conditions were not particularly good (clouds). So I opted out to return to the summit around midnight to take this bracketed shot. This image is a composite of 174 frames taken over ~48 minutes. It was nice and warm at the sea level, 27 degrees Celsius, and at the summit (9000 ft) in the middle of the night it was 10 degrees Celsius, so I was doing squats and pushups while waiting.” — Pavel Snopok