Photography for the Imagination

A course by Silvia Grav
Photographer. Los Angeles, United States.
Joined November 2012
, Photographer

Learn photography and creative post-production, transform your surroundings into magic

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 91% Positive reviews (313)
  • 4983 students
Photography for the Imagination

Learn photography and creative post-production, transform your surroundings into magic

Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 91% Positive reviews (313)
  • 4983 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Level: Beginner
  • 9 Lessons (1h 5m)
  • Available from the app
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese
  • Unlimited access forever
  • Certificate upon completion of the course

An image can become a hypnotizing poetry. Silvia Grav, chosen by Flickr as one of the 20 best young photographers of the moment, will teach you how to get a spectacular creative photography based on the self-portrait. In this course, Silvia will share with you all her work process and will help you find the idea, the light and the space, showing you how to take advantage of the materials of your environment. In addition, it will teach you how to work your images in post-production, the crucial part where all the "magic" happens, until you get a final photo with an impressive pictorial and dreamlike style. And calm, you do not need to have advanced knowledge of photography or Photoshop, just let yourself be inspired and explode your creativity.

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Reflection
  • U2
    U2. Materials, place and model
  • U3
    U3. Photographing
  • U4
    U4. Postproduction
  • FP
    FP Final Project
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To start the inspiration, Silvia will reflect on your work and show you some of its major graphic references, sharing with you the main materials you can use to make creative photographs. Once the foundations have been established to explore the method, you will accompany Silvia in the search for the idea on which her photography will turn, and then help you find a suitable place and model to make your own project. It will also show you some tricks to perform self-portraits, his specialty.

Next, you will see how she makes a photo session playing with the lighting and the camera and we will go to post-production, a phase that will greatly influence the final result and in which she will teach you how to make the basic adjustments and use the appropriate brushes to give texture and volume to the image. In this phase you can also see how to play with photocompositions. To finish, Silvia will end up showing you the final finish, where the last brushstrokes will be given to the photograph.

Who is it for?

This course is aimed at any photographer who wants to learn more about creative photography and post-production, because Silvia Grav's course allows you to obtain spectacular results without being an expert in technique or retouching. It is also ideal for photographers who want to delve more into digital artistic retouching or for artists who want to start in the photographic medium.

What you need

To be able to make your photograph (or photographs, if you dare), you will only need a digital camera, a computer, some kind of lighting (a window with natural light, a flexo ...) and basic knowledge of Photoshop.


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Silvia Grav

A course by Silvia Grav


I am Silvia Grav, I am 20 years old and I have been working professionally in photography and video since two years ago. Although I have just moved to Los Angeles, I have spent most of my life in Malaga and the last four years in Madrid.

My work is very intimate and very personal, in that it always comes from my own experiences, or that it arises as a consequence of a situation or a specific feeling or circumstance. Although certain assignments sometimes involve working with other people's ideas, I always use my life as a material to work with or to get what I need. Although I define myself as a photographer, I spend most of my time in post-production, which is sometimes closer to illustration than photography.

I was selected by Flickr as one of the best photographers under the age of 20, I have exhibited my works in several museums and I have created several covers for music, books and also video clips.


  • U1


    • Introduction
    • The importance of knowing "copy"
  • U2

    Materials, place and model

    • materials
    • The idea
    • Looking for the model and place
  • U3


    • Taking the photos
    • Taking photos II
  • U4


    • Basic settings
    • Textures and brushes
  • FP

    Final Project

    • Photography for the imagination

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Photography for the Imagination. A Photography, and Video course by Silvia Grav

Photography for the Imagination

A course by Silvia Grav
Photographer. Los Angeles, United States.
Joined November 2012
  • 91% Positive reviews (313)
  • 4983 students