What do I think about the mobile-photo experience? I can be pretty honest with you and say: that this is the “passion” that is always with you - in your pocket ®. It is the combination of perceptions, emotions, responses, memories, and knowledge that result from an interaction, actual or expected, with people, an environment, lights, and the world as a whole. It concerns everything that a photographer feels before (expectation), during (the proper experience), and after (memories). You know what - you have to understand that cameras are machines, but the people are bundles of feelings and emotions. We are not perfect - and this is my favorite part ;)
The passion that is always with you!
The Natural Guide to Good Visual Photo Storytelling Awaits You.
Lesson 1. Introducing the Guide. Your Art Starter Kit.
Your solid photography fundamentals are here: your first “baby” steps, guide, basic tricks, and your starter Kit. The first step to understanding the basic rules for making the frame. Visual weight. Cinematic/documentary photography style - Part I.
Welcome to the intro module. How to start: your first “baby” steps. Your easy 1, 2, 3… What usually to do to start. Your best time to shoot and a way to learn. Quick and easy techniques to get a great photograph anywhere. The first step is to understand the basics of rules making the frame-frame construction. Basic tricks. Your starting point. Photo language …
Photo language. Composition matter. Type of framing and frame construction. Shooting angles. Principles of rhythm, movement, contrast, balance, unity, proximity, and continuity to create expressive and compelling compositions. Photo-cropping and why? Timing 10am-12pm & 4pm-6pm
1. Starter Kit
1. Reflection, 2.Geometric Repeatable Patterns & Textures. 3. Magnetic Portraiture Shot. 4. Linear perspective 5. Flag Effect …
Beginner Level. How to tell a visual photo telling a story. 1. The Perfect Symmetry of Wes Anderson. 2. From Above. Story from You. 3. Color Emotion Accent …
3. Cinematically/Documentary Photography Style - Part I
The natural guide to good photo storytelling. Cinematography style, techniques - Part II. Advanced level.
Cinematography style. Subtleties. Part II - 10 advanced techniques to get to the next level of photography. The core ingredients of my method. When the light is your best friend.
1. Noticing the light. Uniq experience. My favorite one. 2. Ground/Spider Shot. 3. Playing with negative space. 4. Observing the foreground. Frame it. Thinking inside the box. 5. Cinematic Shot: 5.1. A start point is Over-the-Shoulder Shot, 5.2. Split plans, 5.3. Direction shot, 5.4. “Dutch Angle”. 6. Maximum Cutting a Frame. “Diamond Cut” …
My instruments: resourcefulness. Creating your own visual language.
It’s a new way to explore your photography style - create your own visual language. It’s the fun part of experimenting, your imagination. Add more intrigue, shadow, or even interesting reflection/lights. Or something that can be distracting the image and add some mystery. A story about "funny bag". How I manage pocket tools.
Talk today about the resourcefulness of photography. Some helpful tools. I would say that fundamentally — photography is about the same things, no matter which device you use. All of them help bring up the subject, any subject on your photography way. And I really love to play with a variety of different tools around me. It’s can be your home/car key or even a leaf from the tree, a glass of juice/milk. … It could be anything from your pocket etc that help make some magic for your shot.
In this part of the lesson, I wanna talk with you about the core ingredients of this method. Actually, this is one of my favorite. And It’s a unique experience. Because, remind you: the light is your best friend, it’s kind of your partner in the way of the gooooood photo-storytelling. I pow you to ‘read’ the light in any location, and teach you the fundamentals of lighting in a way that can be easily, and practically applied. Time of the day. "Shooting into the light".
Sunlight & Shadows. I pow you to ‘read’ the light in any location, and teaches you the fundamentals of lighting in a way that can be easily, and practically applied. Time of the day. "Shooting into the light". Playing with exposure. Natural light. Why does it work? Crisp shadows how and why. Seek out the best lighting.
1. Lights is your best friend. Basics
Use less light in a frame by setting the exposure. I mean to emphasize the effect by boosting exposure + photo app. Time impacts n how the light will be a “drawing shadow” contrast tool.
2. Crisp Shadows
The reflected light is everywhere: like bounces off of shop windows, cars, lakes, etc. And the really great moment is coming when the light reflects into a shaded area. By knowing that use your surroundings to create reflected-directional light.
3. Reflected Light
Let’s go diving into a few steps of my workflow. Timing. Framing. Exposure. “Shooting into the light”. Tricks & Tips. Advance Level - The Voice That Matters. Mix the factures like soft and hard.
Lesson 5. Creating a Moment. Ideas in Photo Concept is Everything.
No limits to creating a moment. When the art of the lifestyle is everything. Exercise with a real customer. Concepts. Power of the creative project.
This is an area where are no borders and restrictions. Creating a moment. Positivity First. No limits ;) Make your idea matter by telling your story.
No plans! Lifestyle is everything. You have to understand that cameras are machines but the people are bundles of feelings and emotions. We are not perfect. And this is my favorite part!
Art is also as like a meditation or a relaxing and fun part of your life. Please enjoy this instrument more in your life. Be like a Childe with the camera. Creating moments. Using effects like Double Exposure. Storytelling by VSCO. Lovely beauty in a blur. Gives the viewer a sense of movement …
2. Art - Is No Borders and Restrictions
Let me walk you through some of my examples based on mobile photo shooting for the real customer. Work with the concept. Understanding the basic nuances.
Lesson 6. Editing Fundamentals. Everything You Need to Know to Start Editing Your Photos.
Editing Fundamentals. Workflow. Tips & tricks. Get started on your creative/editing journey. Advanced Editing Tools.
Work with simple tools. Quick start. Adjust specific elements of your images. Tools that can radically change your image with just a few slider adjustments. Advanced Level. Create your own Recipes. Organize and manage.
This quick get started guide will give you a brief understanding of all the elements in the photo editor. You will e fall in love with your new workflow of working on photos. Step 1 - Review the shots … Quick guide gives you a brief description of all editing tools.
1. Get Started on Your Creative Journey. Photo Editing Flow.
Work with simple tools. What is Exposure? Contrast. Adjust fine details. Clarity. Saturation. Adjust specific elements of your images. Tools that can radically change your image with just a few slider adjustments. Correct geometry with straightening, crop, and skew. Choose from a wide selection of pre-made looks: filters.
2. Basic Tools. My Quick Start.
Advanced Level. Create your own Recipes. Organize your stuff- Rearrange presets, tools, and recipes to suit your workflow. Grain. Fade. Split Tone. How to adjust specific colors.
Lesson 7. Backstage Magic. Communication is a Key.
Backstage magic. Communication is key. Create the ability to speak the language that resonates with different people.
Ability to work with people. Preparing to shoot. Communication directly with the hero. What is the personality of working with people? Learning communication is key for photographers. Why this tool is so important to learn and use for you?
… communication is about your words, how you speak them and how you communicate your vision to your clients are critical. Communication is key to building a relationship. Make a connection with a person in your life way. Working with the subject. Preparing to shoot. What is the personality of working with people?
Take your mobile photography to the next level by doing weeks of challenges - exercises. Workouts for your creative behavior. By doing you will be discovering your personal voice. This journey of exercises will allow you to build yourself as an artist and adventure photographer.
In this last module, I want to propose you take a look at a set of exercises to boost your practical knowledge. Place where you will learn to slow down to observe life. As you heard the street photography goal is to capture the life of your city: people, nature, architecture, stuff … etc. Be honest it’s Your Own World that you build around you! This helps me a lot in the beginning to feel the mobile camera and not think about approaches and rules. Only enjoy left with me right now. Memorize the rules and try to break them for sure ;). How far can you push it? Get ready to go deep: photography as a ritual :)). Combine styles and make your own unique. Go for it! Freestyle.
Became creative and confident by analyzing photography with the knowledge that you know already - Take any photo and put them on lessons that you learned already. Then start by ignoring everything ;)
Exercise 1. Analyze Photography
Observing backgrounds in your city. Go for it! You could learn that by doing it on your way to the office, grocery store … etc.
Exercise 2. Observing Backgrounds
Please find 8 things to shoot inside your house… Let me walk you through some of my examples.
Q: What kind of pictures do you like the most? A: Be honestly I have a visual pleasure when trying to find new music on Spotify, - and discovered a lot of cool covers
Q: What do you like the most in the photography process? A: It’s about observing interesting movements.
Q: What do you recommend for junior photographers? A: Take 25 unique pictures every day.
Who is Master Pasha?
Remember, you don't just make things beautiful, they already are. I’ll stop you at the moment to see how to eat with your eyes first, with no camera at all! It’s a place where I’ll guide you by just slowly observing life …
Hi there 👋🖤🤘🏼, I'm Pasha but friends call me Pasha Francuz and I still don't know why :)). I'm seriously a mobile photographer based in the San Francisco Bay Area with multiple awards in mobile photography, including 14th IPP Awards 2021, GQ, PhMuseum features on Buzzfeed, MPA 2021 … etc. Printed at "In the Sun on the moon,..." A New Photo-book by PhMuseum edited by Jason Fulford. I have worked in creative roles in the fast-paced worlds of fashion, tech, and e-commerce, developing visual identities, solutions, and experiences across the spectrum of new media: from videography to web and digital brand design, to UX and UI design.
My passion for visual storytelling and finding/sharing inspiration continues to drive me toward new, interesting forms of expression, which I hope to bring to you in these lessons.
When telling a story, one of my favorite styles is the cinematic style. This is when you fill the frame with mood, vibes... This approach can be a game-changer based on the environment you find yourself in. You can use almost anything to fill the frame. People, chairs, flowers... it all depends on where you’re shooting! Right? I want to share with you a story that happened to me after meeting the first and last photo mentor in my life. After showing him my favorite "photos" he said one thing that changed my understanding of the photo learning world. He said: "Pasha stop being a smart ass and just take photos every day, and piss off with all these photo questions." Please take more photos than you'll need. You’ll want to pay attention to everything that falls inside your frame to ensure everything compliments the story you’re trying to tell. It’s not difficult, trust me! You are the creator. Come with me on a new journey that will allow you to build yourself as an artist - adventure photographer. I just wanna say: Start by ignoring everything 😃 …, but not my advice obviously 🤣 … See you there!
Now I can use almost anything to fill the frame. People, chairs, flowers … because it will all depend on where you’re shooting.
It was never so fun for me but now I can mix the factures like soft and hard. Kind of design environment, like play with texture and bring some small details in the frame.
Design in California, with love for you creator.
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It is an independent online slow-lifestyle photography course with a cinematic style and some backstage magic, published by Pasha Francuz and designed in California, with love to you. There are 8 years of mobile photography in 8 lessons that I developed for you creator. There are a lot of episodes of observing life with mobile photography. The passion that is always with you. All photo shoots had been done only on mobile phones. Lesson 1. Introducing the Guide. Your Art Starter Kit. Lesson 2. Cinematography Style. Photo Storytelling. Lesson 3. My Instruments: Resourcefulness. Lesson 4. Lights & Shadows. Lesson 5. Creating a Moment. Ideas in Photo Concept is Everything. Lesson 6. Editing Fundamentals. Everything You Need to Know to Start Editing Your Photos. Lesson 7. Backstage Magic. Communication is a Key. Lesson 8. Exercises & Challenges. Creative Therapy. The course is an ultimate guide to the backstage magic of mobile photography. You'll see the BTS (behind-the-scenes). You'll understand why communication is key. How chemistry starts everything. Why this tool is so important to learn and use. I will help you understand why the best photographers tell stories in their photos and what you will love and remember forever after seeing them. I will help you understand why you should keep things unpredictable when shooting using a cinematic approach (style). I'll introduce real-life tactics to ensure that your photography is used and embraced.
Remember, you don't just make things beautiful, they already are. I’ll stop you from learning how to eat with your eyes first! Just slowly observe life. Show the person that is watching the beauty that is within. Your direction.
Join my master course to watch, make mind-shaking, learn to see as an artist, discover your vision, be inspired, and make your own beauty as a visionary image. And please don't forget to slowly observe your life and the story that you are trying to tell with mobile photography - this is your artist journey. Remember cameras are machines but people are bundles of feelings and emotions. Please keep things unpredictable with your own freestyle approach during any time of the day. And I think you definitely have a story to share. Your story - finding you in your work. My lessons will help you to discover your personal voice, - like making you/influencer wake up.
Dedicated to you. You're the creator! Please be bold!