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Love, Light & Laughter

with Olga Levien


interactive instructor-led class begins october 28, 2019
access to course materials and customized learning path

Find the LIGHT and share the LOVE.

You will move through a number of stages to create a powerful photograph, by working with visualization and intuition, using landscape marks, finding ways to connect to your subject and how to create emotive imagery that speak from your heart. You will discover your authentic voice, how to process images in your unique style to bring your vision to life and share your “light and love”. You will also learn how to use psychology in photography such as communication, body language, ways of evoking and translating emotions, bringing personality and a sense of connection to your work. You will explore how to create effective workflows to keep the balance with your photography, social media, business and life, learn how to create a personal “photography map”, and how to continue to stay true to yourself as you develop your skills and talent.

“This workshop is about YOU, your passion and struggles, your journey and discoveries. I’m simply here to help you find your strengths, to enable you to discover and translate your unique voice, to improve your photography and storytelling. I’ll help you grow and progress, as you discover your Voice, learn a solid understanding of the elements of the frame, bringing light, composition, elements of design, moments and storytelling together, while keeping your photography and home life in harmony, enabling to connect to your audience, and continue progressing.”

The course aims to discover the student’s personal strengths. It will provide tools for personal and professional growth by learning new techniques, as well as encouragement and support for the student’s development as an artist and storyteller. This course is not genre specific and all photographic interests are welcome.

This course is beneficial for both new and experienced photographers.


To get the most out of this workshop, students should be comfortable using their cameras in manual mode.

what you’ll get

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4 weekly lesson PDFs

Bonus PDF

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Multiple Shooting and Editing Videos

Reflection Video

Behind the Scenes Video


Full participation students engage in instructor-led discussion and Q&A for daily interaction and support. Study along students have full viewing access.

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Welcome & Preassignment


Welcome PDF and Q&A; what to expect

Portfolio feedback: Identifying strengths and areas to be improved

Tale One


Your own photography journey

Your whys and motivations

Your voice, personality and experience

Shooting with intent

Visualization techniques

Working on location

Using landscape marks and the natural environment

Your vision and intuition

Positive approach in photography


Your Voice

Shooting on location with intent

Tale Two


Elements of a photograph

Types of composition

Elements of design

Balance and harmony of the frame

Beauty of simplicity, how less is more

Using the light to create a mood in photographs

Capture moments

Storytelling techniques


Colour, Shape, Lines and Composition; Light and Moments

Story in one and many frames

Tale Three


Psychology in photography

Creating connection

Ways of evoking and translating emotions

Body language

Posing and ‘Un-posing’

Bringing personality, connection and emotions in your work

Refining your style, creating a mood in post-processing

Color palette and editing styles

Working in Lightroom and Photoshop

Ways to pop your subject and complete the story

Workflow, how to save time in post-processing


Emotions and Connection {using props/connection cards}

Refining Editing Style, creating a mood in post-processing

Tale Four


Your personal photography map and photography goals

How to lift your work to the next level

Creating a stand-out portfolio

How to choose the best images

Explore ways to connect to your audience

Harmony in social media {Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest etc.}

The power of word and vulnerability

Creativity and inspiration

Finding balance

Harmony of development


Instagram/Facebook posts {images + captions, hashtags}

Personal “Photography Map”


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about your instructor

Olga Levien is a New Zealand artist, mum, mentor, and a successful award-winning wedding and family photographer. You’ll often meet Olga on the wild Auckland beaches capturing connection between couples, or at the ice rink mastering her spins and jumps in adult figure skating competitions.

She’s also an everyday storyteller seeking adventures and loves to capture family activities with her three active little ones. “I love to capture the beauty in the details and harmony in moments”. Olga connects her passion for photography and teaching in her educational projects. She earned her PhD in pedagogical science and has worked as a teacher and a university lecturer. Originally from Saint-Petersburg in Russia, Olga met her Kiwi husband overseas, in Europe, and moved countries for LOVE.

She strives to share her heart and soul as openly as possible, creating a positive experience for others in a safe and friendly environment, where students can open themselves to new discoveries and inspiration.

Her class aims to help students discover their authentic voice and their strengths as a photographer and artist. Learn from Olga’s world of creating powerful connections and emotions in her photographs, learn to shoot on location in any type of light and environment, be inspired, gain practical knowledge and skills and … many more surprises! Join Olga on this exciting and inspiring adventure packed with tips and fresh techniques!

how it works


start learning

All class content is organized into simple steps as part of a clear, self-guided pathway inside your private online classroom. You'll check off each interactive step as you go, from completing readings and watching videos to student Q&A and assignment submissions.

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download weekly lessons

Each week, students receive a set of course materials, which generally include a PDF and instructional videos. All course materials are yours to download and keep.

Materials vary by program

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study & ask questions

Your registration includes access to a private online workshop for sharing and discussion. The workshop is open 24 hours a day so that you can learn and join discussions on your own schedule. The instructor is present in the workshop every day to answer questions and offer encouragement.

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complete weekly assignments

Students receive an assignment to complete each week that pertains to the topics covered in the course materials and builds upon class discussion throughout the week.


Full Participation students engage in an interactive online classroom experience that includes instructor-led group discussions and detailed, personalized guidance for the duration of the workshop. Full participation students post their assignments in the workshop and receive critique each week.


Study Along students have access to all materials and are able to view all content and conversation in the main workshop. Study along students will not be able to ask the instructor questions or request instructor feedback on their assignments, but they can follow along with instructor critiques of the Full Participation assignments.