Creativity can be learned

68% of education majors say creativity is something you can learn (Adobe Creativity & Education Research). Unfortunately, many people grow into adulthood thinking that creativity is something that only those with money or an "arty" background can have. Even worse, they often believe that all creative outlets require natural talent and exceptional skills learned over many years.

 

Clearly, a painter needs to know the intricacies of various painting methods and a seamstress certainly needs to have an intimate knowledge of threads, needles. But you don't need to spend 10,000 hours learning to be a creative and lateral thinker. We can start that process after just one course with us!

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Woman using phone to take great pic of cactus

Photography is an easy way to learn to be creative

There is one area of creativity where excellent skills are not required before getting good results; that area is photography. Anyone can be creative with a camera and get terrific images instantly. Photography is the democratization of creativity in a tiny box.

 

There is no rocket science in getting great shots; it's hugely about where you point your lens. After that, we just need to let the camera do most of the heavy lifting. The fundamental elements of photography are easily taught to people at all levels, no matter their background.

My teaching methods gets results - fast!

​I have been passionate about teaching photography and creativity for over 30 years. During that time, I have taught over 20,000 people how to capture the world around them in an interesting way. This experience has helped me create simple, well-thought-out instruction methods, using straightforward language supported by clear diagrams and illustrations.

 

My unique teaching system empowers people to use photography to help bring out their creative streak and be good at it! Click here to read more about how I do things.

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People using different kinds of cameras

Choose the best kind of camera for your group

All of my photography courses are available as:

  • Camera Phone Courses

  • Disposable/Instant Film Camera Courses

  • Digital Camera Courses Courses

 

You can find the complete list of courses at this link.

Choose the creative level for your group

My extensive knowledge of photography allows me to teach the use of the simplest of photography equipment to push participants' creative boundaries. Using either camera phones, disposable/instant film cameras, or digital cameras, I can quickly cover a lot of ground. With that knowledge, I have designed four unique base photography courses to help your staff become more creative:​

People taking different photography courses

For those who want to learn the bare minimum there are the Quickstart Photography Courses:
Phone Photography - Quickstart | Film Photography - Quickstart | Digital Photography - Quickstart

 

For those who want to dive in a bit deeper we have the Techniques Photography Courses:

Phone Photography - Techniques | Film Photography - Techniques | Digital Photography - Techniques

 

For those who want to learn to "see different," there are the Abstract Photography Courses:

Phone Photography - Abstracts | Film Photography - Abstracts | Digital Photography - Abstracts

For those who want to supercharge creative energies we have the Projects Photography Courses:

Phone Photography - Projects | Film Photography - Projects | Digital Photography - Projects

Privacy Policy

I teach photography, why would I care about what kind of trainers you want to buy?!?!

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I want you to know that all information supplied by you will be kept completely private. My Privacy Policy below applies to all interactions on my site:

 

1 - What information do I collect?

  • When you place an order, subscribe to my newsletter, respond to a survey, or fill out a form, I collect information from you.

  • When ordering or registering on my site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your: name, email address, phone number, credit card information or camera owned, software used, and/or flashgun owned. You may, however, visit my site anonymously.

  • The collected information is used to provide an overview of how people access and use the Creative Guide website. It is not used for any additional purpose, such as to profile those who access my website.

 

2 - Intended use of Personal Data

  • Most of my services do not require any form of registration, allowing you to visit my site without telling me who you are. However, some services may require you to provide me with Personal Data. If you choose to withhold any Personal Data requested by me, it may not be possible for you to gain access to certain parts of the site.

 

3 - Do I use cookies?

  • I do not use cookies to track you around the internet, and I never will (I teach photography, why would I care about what kind of trainers you want to buy?!?!).

 

4 - My Cookie Script

  • Cookie Info Script applications and data are hosted using third-party hosting services provided by Amazon Web Services (AWS). AWS delivers an industry-leading network of state-of-the-art data centers located worldwide, including in the United States of America and Australia. Like Cookie Info Script, helping to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of customer data is of the utmost importance to AWS, as is maintaining customer trust and confidence. AWS is certified to the US-EU Safe Harbor Principles and, in compliance with the US-EU Safe Harbor Onward Transfer Principles, act as my agent with regard to data privacy. For more details of AWS’s privacy and security processes, please visit http://aws.amazon.com/privacy/ and http://aws.amazon.com/security/.

  • I use Cloudflare for static content distribution. This service allows the website to distribute content using servers located across different countries and to optimize performance. Which anonymous data is processed depends on the characteristics and the way Cloudflare is implemented. Their function is to filter communications between the website and the user’s browser. Considering the widespread distribution of this system, it is difficult to determine the locations to which the contents that may contain anonymous user information are transferred. For more information on CloudFlare, please visit their website: https://www.cloudflare.com/security-policy.

 

5 - What do I use your information for?

Any of the information I collect from you will only be used in one of the following ways:

  • To personalize your experience (your information helps me to better respond to your individual needs)

  • To improve my website (I continually strive to improve my website offerings based on the information and feedback I receive from you)

  • To improve customer service (your information helps me to respond to your customer service requests and support needs more effectively)

  • To process transactions (your information, whether public or private, will not be sold, exchanged, transferred, or given to any other company for any reason whatsoever, other than for the express purpose of delivering the purchased product or service requested)

  • To administer a contest, promotion, survey, or other site feature

  • To send periodic emails (the email address you provide for order processing may be used to send you information and updates about your order, in addition to receiving occasional company news, updates, related product or service information, etc.)

  • Note: If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, I include detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email.

 

6 - How do I protect your information?

  • I implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you place an order or enter, submit, or access your personal information.

  • I offer the use of a secure server. All supplied sensitive/credit information is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology and then encrypted into my Payment gateway providers database only to be accessible by those authorized with special access rights to such systems and are required to keep the information confidential.

  • After a transaction, The Creative Guide will not store your private information (credit cards, social security numbers, financials, etc.) on my servers.

 

7 - Access to information

  • You have the right to request access to the information I have on you. You can do this by contacting me at the email address at the bottom of this page. I will make sure to provide you with a copy of the data I process about you. To comply with your request, I may ask you to verify your identity.

  • I will fulfill your request by sending your copy electronically unless the request expressly specifies a different method. For any subsequent access request, I may charge you an administrative fee.

 

8 - Information Correction and Deletion

  • If you believe that the information I have about you is incorrect, you are welcome to contact me to update it and keep your data accurate. Any data that is no longer needed for the purposes specified will be deleted. If at any point, you wish for The Creative Guide to delete information about you, you can simply contact me at the email address at the bottom of this page.

 

9 - Do I disclose any information to outside parties?

  • I do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist me in operating my website, conducting my business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential.

  • I may also release your information when I believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce my site policies, or protect my or others’ rights, property, or safety.

 

10 - Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance

  • I am in compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act); I do not collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age. My website, products, and services are all directed to people at least 13 years old or older.

 

11 - My Online Privacy Policy Only Apples On My Website

  • This online privacy policy applies only to information collected through my website. It does not apply to services I have no direct control over.

 

12 - Refund Policy

  • Please also visit my Terms of Service & Refund Policy section establishing the use, disclaimers, and limitations of liability governing the purchase of my courses (link at the top of this page or click here).

 

13 - You Consent To This Privacy Policy When:

  • Use of this website signifies your consent, as well as the consent of the company for whom you use the site and whose information you submit (if any), to this online Privacy Policy, including the collection and use of information by The Creative Guide as described in this statement. Use of this website signifies agreement to the terms of use for the site. Continued access and use of the site without acceptance of the terms of this Privacy Policy relieves The Creative Guide from responsibility to the user.

 

14 - Policy Modifications & Changes

  • The Creative Guide reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time; notice of changes will be published on this page.

 

15 - Contacting Me

  • You can contact me at any time to request information that The Creative Guide has about you, to correct information The Creative Guide has about you, or to request for me to delete any information The Creative Guide has about you. If you have any additional questions about The Creative Guide’s collection and storage of data or questions regarding this privacy policy, you may contact me at info@the-creative-guide.com