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CREDIT: © Gregory Crewdson. Courtesy Gagosian

Creativity Live Series - Jon Cunningham

Heavily visual, with plenty of examples, this is a show-not-tell approach to teaching

Creativity Live is a brand-new series of workshops. 

Heavily visual and interactive with plenty of examples and insider tips, we take a show-not-tell approach to teaching, guiding you through the more creative elements of photography; so you understand how to make your work stand out and learn how the best images are made. 

In just two hours every Monday evening, you’ll be guided step-by-step on the best ways to take your photography forward. 

No prior experience is necessary and whether you are a beginner, have no formal education in photography or simply want to expand your creative skills, these workshops are designed for you.

 

Tutor profile: Jon Cunningham is a professional photographer and founder of award-winning creative education company, Creative Escapes. His work has been published in The Guardian, Daily Telegraph, Country Living and more, shot 7 books for Penguin and Dorling Kindersley, taught photography internationally across 16 countries, mentored dozens of photographers from beginner to professional, and is the author of ‘Teach Yourself : Your Complete Photography Course’ (Hodder). 

 

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CREDIT: Noah Berger/Associated Press

What makes a Good Photograph - Jon Cunningham

Monday 31 January, 18:30 – 20:30 GMT

Creativity Live 01 - In this 2-hour course using Zoom, we’ll demystify what makes a good photograph in clear language, learn more about the genres of photography, and who stands out, plus give you some professional tips on how to shoot powerful images.

Book now: https://rps.org/creativity-live-31jan 

Image: © Noah Berger/Associated Press

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CREDIT: © Gregory Crewdson. Courtesy Gagosian

How to Spot a Signature Style - Jon Cunningham

Monday 07 February 18:30 - 20:30 GMT

Creativity Live 02 - In this 2-hour course, we’ll equip you with the skills to spot signature styles in photography, how that fits with their work, plus techniques on how to find your own style. 

Book now: https://rps.org/creativity-live-07feb 

Image © Gregory Crewdson. Courtesy Gagosian.

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CREDIT: © Saul Leiter Foundation, courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery

 

Storytelling in Photography - Jon Cunningham

Monday 14 February, 18:30 – 20:30 GMT

Creativity Live 03 - In this 2 hour course, we’ll guide you, step-by-step, introducing storytelling in photography, how to see it in others work - and how you might tell stories in your own photography. 

Book now: https://rps.org/creativity-live-14feb 

Image © Saul Leiter Foundation, courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery

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CREDIT: Jon Cunningham

What Type of Photographer are you? - Jon Cunningham

Monday 21 February, 18:30 – 20:30 GMT

Creativity Live 04 - In this 2 hour workshop, we’ll show you, step-by-step, how to discover what type of photographer you are in terms of genre, style, content; everything you need to know. 

Book now: https://rps.org/creativity-live-21feb

Image © John Cunningham

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CREDIT: Noah Berger




How to Get People to Look at your Photographs - Jon Cunningham

Monday 28 February, 18:30 – 20:30 GMT

Creativity Live 05 - In this 2 hour workshop, we’ll reveal a multitude of techniques used by professional photographers to make their work stand out, so yours do too. 

Book now: https://rps.org/creativity-live-28feb 

Image © Noah Berger

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CREDIT: Hannah Reyes Morales



How to Take Great Photographs - Jon Cunningham

Monday 07 March, 18:30 – 20:30 GMT

Creativity Live 06- In this 2 hour workshop, we’ll show you how to plan, find and execute your best shot, what to take with you, and how to edit to perfection. 

Book now: https://rps.org/creativity-live-07mar 

Image © Hannah Reyes Morales

©2021 Imogen Cunningham Trust. All Rights Reserved
CREDIT: ©2021 Imogen Cunningham Trust. All Rights Reserved

 

How to Take Great Photographs of People – Jon Cunningham

Monday 14 March, 18:30 – 20:30 GMT

Creativity Live 07 - In this 2 hour workshop, we’ll show you how to overcome your fears, shoot images of people that connect, tips on portraiture, street, documentary, and how we use light to spotlight our subject. 

Book now: https://rps.org/creativity-live-14mar  

Image © 2021 Imogen Cunningham Trust. All Rights Reserved

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CREDIT: ©photograph of Nadav Kander HonFRPS @courtesy of Flowers Gallery

 

How to Take Great Photographs of Things – Jon Cunningham

Monday 21 March, 18:30 – 20:30 GMT

Creativity Live 08 - In this 2 hour workshop, we’ll show you how to pick everyday objects that speak to you, how these images can elevate any narrative, plus how to build a home studio that delivers. 

Book now: https://rps.org/creativity-live-21mar

Image © Nadav Kander HonFRPS @courtesy of Flowers Gallery

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CREDIT: ©photograph of Nadav Kander HonFRPS @courtesy of Flowers Gallery

 

How to Take Great Photographs of Places – Jon Cunningham 

Monday 28 March, 18:30 – 20:30 GMT

Creativity Live 09- In this 2 hour workshop, we’ll show you how to choose places that resonate, how to plan your shoot, see how the right light elevates your image, and how to frame the photograph so you feel part of the scene. 

Book now: https://rps.org/creativity-live-28mar 

Image © Nadav Kander HonFRPS @courtesy of Flowers Gallery

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CREDIT: Steve McCurry HonFRPS



How to Take Great Travel Photographs – Jon Cunningham

Monday 04 April, 18:30 – 20:30 GMT

Creativity Live 10 - In this 2 hour workshop, we’ll show you how to transport your audience, learn common pitfalls, tell stories not glimpses, and learn some lighting techniques that will make your images glow. 

Book now: https://rps.org/creativity-live-04apr 

Image © Steve McCurry HonFRPS