“Light & Emotions”.

 Extensive Course. 

For years I have taught master classes all over the world and now I want to put all my experience into this new extensive course. The course is organized so that you will feel like you are standing next to me during the whole process, including preparation, shooting, and selection of photos and post-processing.  

You will learn how to prepare carefully, and then experiment and improvise on the shoot, not forgetting to play exciting games with light, catch spectacular moments and angles, creating shots in which reality finds its best features.

From the course you will learn:

  1. How to choose the right location so that a portrait creates a mood and tells a story, how to choose the clothes & props. 
  2. What equipment and settings will bring you amazing results?
  3. How to direct and communicate with models.
  4. How to observe natural light and composition to choose the best angle for your shot.
  5. How to edit your shot to get natural but magical pictures.
  6. How to develop your style and create eye-catching, beautiful pictures the viewer is guaranteed to notice.

  My Course is for those who love to work with light and composition, but, at the same time, want to get spontaneous and emotional shots.

Online Course. Elena Shumilova
Online Course. Elena Shumilova
Online Course. Elena Shumilova

What’s in the program?

Lesson 1: Getting ready for a photoshoot. Style and idea. Location and Camera settings. Props and cloths. 

Lesson 2: Morning shooting in the village with two girls. 

Lesson 3 (webinar recording): Looking at Light and Reflections, Posing and Spontaneity, Body language, and Finding the best angles.

Lesson 4: Daytime shooting on the farm with children and animals. The nuances of working with lighting indoors.

Lesson 5: Principles and nuances of evening shooting with additional light sourses. Shooting by the fire.

Lesson 6 (webinar recording): Checking and selecting photos, simple editing in Camera Raw.

Lesson 7: Editing photos with bright light in Photoshop. 5 different examples of my pictures from the beginning to the end.     

Lesson 8: Processing dark and evening photos in Photoshop. 5 different examples of my pictures from the beginning to the end.

What will happen during the course?

6 video lessons. 

2 webinar recordings.

Each of the six lessons lasts an average of 30 minutes. The duration of the webinars is about 2 hours.

All the lessons and the records of webinars will be available for watching on your computer anytime. 

Language of lessons and webinars — English.
Photoshop language — English.
Language of Telegram chat discussion — English.  

What Do You Need To Know? 

Your camera’s basic settings.

For outdoor shooting, it is desirable to have a portrait lens 85mm (1.2 — 1.8) or 135mm (2.0).

For indoor shooting — 35mm (1.4 — 2.0) or 50mm (1.2 — 1.8).


Reviews

Marina Vojnovic:

Thank You for this opportunity to learn from You online. If You want us to promote this webinar with certain hashtag, just tell:) You are a true Master of our craft. Thank You for being an inspiration! Look forward to Your future art Kisses from Croatia and good luck with everything. Ps. In order for the light to shine, the darkness must be present. That was the biggest lesson I have learned from You. And I have plan to not be afraid of light. Thank You.

Paul Ferland:

Many thanks for everything — your attentiveness with this class is fantastic. I am really appreciating the mix of lessons, webinars, supplemental info and yes, even the homework! I have watched some of the lesson videos three times already and taken many notes…

Very impressive how much you are willing to share to help us photographers improve!  

Anna B-Sawczyn:

Thank you, Elena, for this course. A treasury of photo knowledge and practical tips, learning about posing and light! I will definitely come back many times and see the course again and again and look for inspiration! And Thanks to all participants for the friendly atmosphere and the support I felt! Good luck to everyone. Elena you are a real artist and very good teacher!


You can choose from 2 training rates or order any lessons separately:

Online Course. Elena Shumilova

Self training

6 video lessons.

2 webinar recordings.

  Personal certificate of completion of the course.

Bonuses: 3 editing videos on processing in Photoshop + 3 sources for training.  


249 USD

199 USD


Online Course. Elena Shumilova

Feedback training

6 video lessons.

2 webinar recordings.

Feedback from Elena Shumilova in the chat.

Coursework assignment.

Supervision of the course work personally by Elena Shumilova.

Personal conversation with Elena when checking the course work in Zoom. (The time of completion of the course work and its discussion is assigned individually in agreement with the student).

Access to a class chat, for communication, inspiration and exchange of experience. 

Personal certificate of completion of the course and the course work.

Bonuses: 3 editing videos on processing in Photoshop + 3 sources for training.  

349 USD 


Online Course. Elena Shumilova

Lesson 1: Getting ready for a photoshoot. Style and idea. Location and Camera settings. Props and cloths. 

39 USD

Online Course. Elena Shumilova

Lesson 2:  Morning shooting in the village with two girls.

39 USD

Online Course. Elena Shumilova

Lesson 3 (webinar recording): Looking at Light and Reflections, Posing and Spontaneity, Body language, and Looking for the best angle.  

29 USD

Online Course. Elena Shumilova

Lesson 4: Daytime shooting on the farm with children and animals. The nuances of working with lighting indoors.

29 USD

Online Course. Elena Shumilova

Lesson 5: Principles and nuances of evening shooting with additional light sourses. Shooting by the fire.

29 USD  

Online Course. Elena Shumilova

Lesson 6 (webinar recording): Checking and selecting photos, simple editing in Camera Raw.

29 USD  

Online Course. Elena Shumilova

Lesson 7: Editing photos with bright light in Photoshop. 5 different examples of my pictures from the beginning to the end.

Bonus: 3 sources for training.  

39 USD  

Online Course. Elena Shumilova

Lesson 8: Processing dark and evening photos in Photoshop. 5 different examples of my pictures from the beginning to the end. 

Bonus: 1 source for training. 

39 USD