Personal Artistic Style Bootcamp
for beginner photographers and established professionals who want to stop people-pleasing and start creating more authentic personal work
A practical, straight-to-the-point online course to help you get clarity about your direction in art
5 weekly lessons. Live Q&A sessions. Real results.
Classes start on January 7, 2020
"I knew immediately it was your work the moment I saw it!" Do you want to hear that every time you share something new? Imagine, if people could recognize your style in seconds, how much more professional your art would be and how much more successful your photography business would become among clients? What if your style could also reflect your true self and allow you to communicate your authentic message to the world?
Having a personal artistic style is crucial in photography. But is it possible to discover your uniqueness and learn to express yourself in your own way after 5 short classes? No. Finding your style is a process that might take years for some of us. Style comes with mastery.
Yet! This course will help you to understand ways to speed this process up, to focus on the direction you want to grow in, remove many mental obstacles and will set you on the right path to creating authentic work that reflects unique YOU and doesn’t resemble anyone else’s.
Whatever photography type you are into, style is what defines you and makes your work stand out
The official registration doors open on December 9, 2019. Classes start on January 7, 2020.
As a result of completing the course, you will
Define what YOUR uniqueness is about:
- Get clear about what your artistic tastes and preferences are
- Understand how to blend your personality, background, and experiences with things that inspire you in other people's photos
- Learn to get the most of your inspirations without bluntly copying the work of others
- Connect to your true purpose as an artist and discover what you want to communicate through your photography
Develop consistency in style:
- Create your plan of action for standing out from the constantly growing competition
- Focus on what's important for you without following the popular trends blindly
- Learn to experiment to strengthen your style
Get rid of mental blocks:
- Let go of style cliches
- Overcome psychological obstacles that stop you from being your authentic self in photography
- Gain confidence in your way of taking photos
- Break the rules in a smart way
Who is it for?
This course will work perfectly for you if you’re:
- At the beginning stage of your photography path and need practical guidance
- An established photographer who wants to change your direction and create work that’s more personal and authentic
- 5 lessons on discovering your personal style
- Practical exercises that allow you to understand what YOUR personal style will look like
- Personal one-on-one review of 7 of your best works and personal advice on developing your style, if you complete the course in time and on schedule.
- PDFs with assignments that you can use and come back to in time, when your personal style will be more distinguished;
- Life-long access to all the course materials
- Membership in a closed and vibrant community of like-minded people who are on the same journey of discovering their artistic style, where you can share your future works, exchange experiences and get practical tips from Dasha and other community members;
- Discounts from Dasha’s partners
How is it organized?
The course is divided into 5 weeks, during which we’ll be diving into key and practical principles of finding an artistic style that will make your work stand out. Every week you’ll be getting a practical assignment. If you want to get a private 1-on-1 review of your 7 best photos and personal guidance on the directions in which you can develop as an artist, you need to keep up with the course schedule and complete all the tasks on time, by the official end date of the course.
All of the lessons will be given in a live stream form in a private Facebook community and are not pre-recorded. This will allow you to ask questions right away and get immediate feedback. Don’t worry, if you can’t join the live stream, all the lessons will be kept in our online learning space and you’ll be able to go back to them whenever you can.
When you order the course in the shop on this website, you get an email with a link to a closed Facebook community, where we’ll be sharing the results of our work and gather for live Q&A sessions.
This course has been extremely helpful and inspiring for me! I found many answers to my questions and most importantly, where to find inspiration! Now I have so many ideas for future photo shoots and some ready sketches. Thank you so much!
Victoria Rayu, Varna, Bulgaria
Preview of what we’ll be learning
lesson by lesson
Lesson 1: Understanding personal artistic style
What is a personal style in photography?
Why have a style?
Is it possible that you already have a style?
Lesson 2: What YOUR style should look like
Understanding your likes and dislikes in photography
Can a style be learnt from others?
Should you follow popular trends or not
Lesson 3: How to create authentic work that’s different from the rest
Understanding what is important to you in life
Getting on the path to creating meaningful work
How can you reflect your views and values through your photos
Lesson 4: How to be consistent with a style
Practical experimentation with different styles
How long does it take to develop a style
Speeding up your style discovery
Lesson 5: Evolution of your personal style
Getting over “style stereotypes”
How not to get caught in the “personal style” trap
Pushing yourself out of a style “comfort zone”
So many a-ha moments! Loved every second of it, a whole new world of photography and so nice to be in a group! Learned to be using both sides of my brain, feeling and analyzing at the same time!
Sita Skert, Zagreb, Croatia
Friquently Asked Questions
Will I have a personal style after finishing the course?
As much as I would love to say “yes”, I can’t promise you that. Developing a personal style is a process and is individual to each and every one of us. However, this course will give you all the practical tools which will set you on the right path and will save you time discovering those techniques yourself on digging them out from the minds of masters who have already established their styles. The best thing is that you can come back to these tools and exercises along your journey and do them again to regain clarity if you lose it over time.
I’m an established photographer. Is this a good course for me?
Does your photography feel like a job, which you don’t always enjoy? Then you’re in the right place! Even when you gained mastery at your craft, sometimes you can get stuck not knowing in which direction of photography you want to grow. Most often it happens, when you did a lot of work for clients and followed only their requirements, but somewhere on that way you lost what was important for yourself. This course will help you to regain that clarity. It will give you the tools to understand what it is that YOU really want to create, as well as help you rediscover your love for photography, which in turn will get you better clients and more satisfaction in your commercial projects.
I’m not a photographer, is this course for me?
Yes! In fact, many of my other courses and workshops students come from other areas of visual art (illustration, painting, digital art and design, etc.) Though the course materials are focused on practical steps for photographers, even if you’re in a different sphere of arts you can apply the same principles and do the same practical exercises but adjust it to your area.
How long will I have access to the course materials?
You’ll have life-time access to the private Facebook online community with all the video materials so that you can revisit it as often as you like.
Does my location matter?
Not at all! My online courses have students from all the time zones (from Santiago, Chillie, too many places in the US, the UK, Europe, Asia and Australia). A new class will be dropped according to the Helsinki time zone (EEST) and you’ll be able to watch it whenever it works with your personal schedule.
The topic looks super interesting, but the schedule doesn’t work for me.
You can still enroll now and take a deeper dive into the course materials when your schedule allows. Remember that you’ll be 100% able to take classes on your own timeline when you can devote time to them. You can jump in whenever! Note that the next run of the course will most likely be 30% more expensive than this one.
What if I lag behind with the tasks due to some personal issues?
The course curriculum is set so that you need to complete the tasks for the previous lessons before jumping into doing anything for the next one. So if you lag behind, don’t worry, you can complete all the tasks in your own pace since you’ll have access to the learning materials for a whole year. Yet, it’s highly recommended to follow the proposed schedule, since this will be the best way to harness the power of the online community available through the course.
Will I get personal advice on developing my style after I finish the course?
Absolutely! If you manage to keep up with the course schedule and complete all the tasks, I'd be happy to jump on a personal live call with you and discuss up to 7 of your best works as well as give you advice on where to head with your style in the future.
What is so special about the course in comparison with all the free content out there?
Before launching this course, I made a research on the topic and what I found was that there are dozens of free youtube videos and blog posts on this topic. Which is amazing! However, none of them represents a complete guide on discovering a personal style with a set of practical tools of how to do it. Therefore, most of us are still in the dark of how does an artist actually gets there? Often, even photographers who have very distinctive personal artistic styles themselves can’t explain how they got it.
I’m all about practicality even when it comes to such vague and abstract things as an artistic style. That’s why I’ve collected things that worked for me and were tested by other photographers so that your quest for a personal style is simplified.
The official registration doors open on December 9, 2019. Classes start on January 7, 2020.
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