Break the curse of the average photo 

End your photography struggles and take OUTSTANDING photos
with the gear you have for the recognition you deserve

End your photography struggles
and take OUTSTANDING photos

ADORE PHOTOGRAPHY but feel disappointed when your photos don’t turn out like you hoped or get ignored on your socials?
Find yourself picking up the camera less and less while trying to improve using Google and YouTube but the more you learn the harder it seems?
For me, I just kept photographing everything in sight hoping I’d magically get better but all I got was a hard drive stuffed with photos I had no idea what to do with.

Then it occurred to me why my photography was going nowhere fast.

Many people mistakenly believe photography is a passive hobby so they point their camera at interesting things, drifting between subjects, hoping they’ll eventually capture winners but when that doesn’t happen they either lose interest or convince themselves it's just a fun hobby.

What they fail to realise is they’re missing an important element that every craftsperson has.

Then one day it occurred to me why my photography was going NOWHERE FAST.
Many people mistakenly believe photography is a passive hobby so they point their camera at interesting things, drifting between subjects, hoping they’ll eventually capture winners but when that doesn’t happen they either lose interest or convince themselves it's just a fun hobby.
What they fail to realise is they’re missing an important element every craftsperson has.
Many people mistakenly believe photography is a passive hobby so they point their camera at interesting things, drifting between subjects hoping they’ll eventually capture winners. But when that doesn’t happen they start to lose interest.
What they don't realise is they’re missing an important element every craftsperson has.

Think about this ...

Musicians create songs, knitters make scarves, authors write books

But photographers try to improve with no specific project and wonder why they struggle to find time and motivation.

To master photography all you really need is interesting projects laid out in a path to help you learn and improve!

NOT an expensive university education.

When I started assigning myself creative projects MY PORTFOLIO EXPLODED and I realised I’d found the key to mastering photography the fastest, most fun way.

But you need projects that are:

Fun, interesting and challenging so you CAN’T WAIT to pick up your camera
Educational and designed in a path so you learn new skills progressively as you go
Creative so you discover new ways to liven up every shoot and make creativity a habit
Exciting and unique so people will LOVE the results when you post them on socials

Imagine always knowing exactly what to photograph each weekend, with new and interesting subjects to capture, as you master one more aspect of photography while creating images that make your audience gasp in awe.

OF COURSE you’d want to spend more time doing something so fulfilling!

This is exactly what you'll get with ...

You're invited to join ...

CREATIVE PHOTO FOLK

A membership library full of fun photography projects designed to help you to take better,
more creative photos your audience will adore.
A finger popping a soap bubble
Bubbles
A photograph of a face painted under black light UV
Black light
A photograph of a sky full of fireworks exploding over the city of Brisbane, reflected in the river
Fireworks
A creative photograph of a pixie girl holding a lantern surrounded by green smoke
Smoke and gels

Creative Photo Folk contains dozens of fun photography projects so you always know what to shoot next and how to do it with confidence. Our exciting self-paced projects help you master photography, lighting and editing with the support of a private community of keen photo folk. In no time at all you'll be creating breathtaking imagery that stands out and even sells while thoroughly enjoying yourself on the journey!

Our projects have been extensively researched so you’ll learn exactly what you need in a logical way using easy to follow step-by-step instructions, example images and editing videos. You’ll have access to a library of creative photography and editing techniques so you’ll always have new techniques to try and plenty of inspiration. These days EVERYONE is a photographer; it’s being clever and different that sets you apart.

We make photography fun!

A freelens picture of flowers
Freelensing
A pregnant belly lying in a milk bath surrounded by flowers
Milk bath
Long exposure light trails as seen through a car windscreen
Light trails
A portrait of an innocent looking girl in a garden surrounded by a glowing light
Shoot through filters

But it's hard to be creative if you still struggle with camera settings and composition. That’s why each project has printable shoot guides that explain what settings to choose and why, so you can stress less about the technical and focus on directing and perfecting.

What you’ll find inside Creative Photo Folk ...

📷 A guided action plan tailored to your current skills to direct your journey

📷 A library of easy to follow creative techniques and ideas you can explore right away with several new projects released fortnightly

📷 Dozens of creative photography projects to keep you clicking and help you master photography, lighting and editing

📷 Methodical written instructions, example images and walkthrough editing videos

📷 Printable project guides with suggested settings you can reference while shooting

📷 Gear recommendations and inexpensive solutions so you’ll stop wasting money on stuff you don't need

📷 Themed fortnightly photo challenges for guidance and motivation

📷 Connect with fellow members in our exclusive and encouraging community spaces

📷 A points system and leaderboard to compete with other photographers

📷 Personalised support

One of our promises is that we'll help you avoid overwhelm and we do that by 'dripping' content which means all of the projects won't be available right away. We encourage you to slow down and spend time with the material that is available and we'll release several new projects every fortnight.

Sign me up!

And that's not all!

We want you to feel supported no matter where you are in your journey so we’ve included these bonuses at no extra cost to ensure everyone, from beginner to advanced, can confidently create and get results.
Choose your own path:
A long exposure photograph of a sea surrounding timber poles

Camera confidence
mini course

$59 included

Set up your camera the correct way for creative photography so you’re always nailing focus and capturing ‘keepers’. If you struggle with manual mode we explain your camera's features in a non-technical way with a few helpful experiments to practice.

 

A photograph of a girl standing in an oversized boat looking out to sea

Time management for photographers

$19 included

If it's difficult to find time for photography these guides will help you with mindset and habit creation.

 

A high speed photograph of pink paint poured into water resembling a fish

Storytelling elements
mini course

$59 included

Train your creative brain to express your uniqueness (even if you don’t believe you’re creative!) with storytelling workbooks and advice for finding inspiration. We also explore composition and posing techniques for more powerful photos.

A photograph of a girl with a ray gun pointed at a helicopter terrorising the city of Brisbane

Creative composites
course

$297 included

This comprehensive compositing course will introduce you to all the elements required to create knock out composites. Along the way you’ll create dozens of unique pieces of art that will blow everyone away. If you can dream it, you can do it.

Please note, the content in this course is ‘dripped’ meaning the projects are released over time.

 

Astrophotography of the core of the Milky Way

Passion into profit
course

$247 included

Get recognition for your newly created portfolio with tips for selling your work, getting exhibited and winning competitions.

Please note, the content in this course is ‘dripped’ meaning the projects are released over time.

Whoah, I need this
A girl floats underwater with roses
Underwater
A girl levitates above a circle of standing stones struck by lightning
Levitation
A giant Alice in Wonderland drinks potion while resting against building
Giant
A girl stands on a book trying to catch flying letters with a net
Photoshop brushes

I found Creative Photo Folk to be a fantastic place - it's easy to navigate and covers all the important topics, from the basics up to more advanced learnings. I liked being able to go at my own pace, but be gently pushed to try new things as well. The content is easy to understand, in a way that I haven't found other training to be. No overwhelm here! Just well thought out lessons and information, plenty of images/videos and real life examples, and I was inspired by the creative projects too.”

Creative Photo Folk  contains everything an enthusiast photographer could ever possibly need
to master photography and create unique work.

Special founding member's price

JOIN NOW to receive our limited time founding member's rate FOR LIFE.

Monthly plan

$24.99

Prices in USD

  • Pay monthly to try it out

  • Only 82c per day!

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Six month plan

$149

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  • Our convenience plan

  • Hold yourself accountable

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Annual plan

$249

Prices in USD

  • 2 months free

  • Pay yearly and save $50!

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Six monthly and annual gift memberships also available.

HAPPY PHOTO FOLK MONEY BACK GUARANTEE

If you’re wondering if Creative Photo Folk is right for you the only way you'll know for sure is by joining now, taking 30 days to explore and then making an INFORMED decision. It’s impossible to know without experiencing it from the inside! During that time, if Creative Photo Folk doesn’t blow you away, cancel with the click of a button and we’ll refund your first month’s payment. It’s completely risk-free to join now with our happy photo folk guarantee!

Frank bunny from Donnie Darko created with reflected incense smoke
Smoke
A girl flicks flour from her hair
Flour
A planet panorama of New Zealand's famous Wanaka tree
Planet panoramas
Colourful cups photographed using the cross polarisation technique
Cross polarisation

Hi! I’m Hayley, founder of Creative Photo Folk

For most of my life I didn’t believe I was creative in any way. Then I picked up a camera and everything ‘clicked’. Turns out I was creative I just hadn’t found the right means to express it!

Like most new photographers I happily pointed my camera at every willing subject, but I was documenting more than creating, and my photos were average at best. When I discovered that projects were the key to learning I became so obsessed with creative photography that I studied every technique imaginable so I always had something new and challenging to try. Photography is such a great hobby because there’s so much variety! And I found using it as an art form was wildly more exciting than just capturing a scene.

That’s when my portfolio grew and I began to win awards, sell book covers, prints, calendars and products, receive grant-funding, wrote for major publications, and went viral. Then people started asking if I teach and Creative Photo Folk was born.

Unlike other photography educators who regurgitate information and use stock images as examples, I shot and edited every project in Creative Photo Folk so I could teach from personal experience and guarantee that every project is achievable. Creativity made me come alive and I want that for you too. My goal is to start a creative photography movement, of photographers creating beautiful, challenging, interesting things and I hope you’ll join me.

Astrophotography of the Milky Way
Astrophotography
A glass ball on a reflected surface surrounded by green and red light painting
Light painting
A face and wild hair photographed with a scanner
Scanography
Milk and coffee beans splash into an owl mug
High speed splash

Everything you'll find in Creative Photo Folk:

Photography projects

(Value $297)

Lighting projects

(Value $197)

Editing essentials

(Value $97)

Camera confidence
mini course

(Value $59)

Time management 
guides

(Value $19)

Storytelling elements mini course

(Value $59)

Creative composites 
course

(Value $297)

Passion into profit 
course

(Value $247)

Total value = $1272

Today's price =   $24.99 per month or $249 per year

We’ll be raising the price in the new year so join now to lock in this lower price FOR LIFE.

YES! LET'S DO IT!

“The writing style, phrasing, logical explanations and lack of waffle make Creative Photo Folk a great experience for me. The videos are explanatory, similar to YouTube, but far more engaging and informative. Maybe it's the difference between a paid course from an expert vs free YouTube videos made by anyone who thinks they know what they're doing.”

The resources for photographers are endless and it’s easy to get lost and overwhelmed. If you’ve been using YouTube as your guide you’ll stay stuck trying to piece things together and sacrificing precious time you could be practicing. You don’t need to suffer through years of frustration and disappointment to get results that match your vision.

Creative Photo Folk features over 100 comprehensive projects, while still being all killer, no filler. Instead of wading through a mountain of blogs and YouTube videos trying to track down instructions and ideas, wouldn’t you rather focus on exactly what you need and save your energy for shooting? Our projects are just the right size to tackle in your spare time while moving you closer to popularity and success. If you invest in yourself and make the commitment to practicing you’ll get to your goals faster than you ever believed possible.

A photograph of Queenstown in the South Island of New Zealand at night
A photograph of paint in water resembling a heart

Sick of struggling? Creative Photo Folk is for you!

Creative Photo Folk will make you a more impactful storyteller with interesting projects that are fun, help you learn and give you wonderful results to show off at the end so you’ll be counting the hours until you can pick up your camera again. Stop settling for average photos and end the guilt of neglecting your expensive gear.

Everything you need is all right here in Creative Photo Folk.

Join now
A forest blurred with intentional camera movement
ICM
An infrared image of a waterfall surrounded by pink foliage
Infrared
A landscape image warped by perspective bending
Perspective bending
Colourful macro photo of oil in water
Oil in water

FAQs

“I cannot possibly tell you how well your style of teaching fits with my style of learning. Of course, that is simply personal feeling but I feel like many people learn the same as me, so to find a course that just fits so well is a blessing. I love the content, how easy it is to navigate around, and the mix of learnings and projects and inspirations.”

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Roxanne

5/5 stars. Would definitely recommend to fellow photographers, all the information is right at my fingertips whenever I need it and I am now part of an amazing community of passionate like-minded people, all while not breaking the bank!

Holly

I found Creative Photo Folk to be a fantastic place - it was easy to navigate and covered all the important topics, from the basics up to more advanced learnings. I liked being able to go at my own pace, but be gently pushed to try new things as well. The content is easy to understand, in a way that I haven't found other training to be. No overwhelm here! Just well thought out lessons and information, plenty of images/videos and real life examples, and I was inspired by the creative projects too.

Pamela

Creative Photo Folk is packed full of information. Easy to follow projects with something for everyone. I'm looking forward to being part of this growing community.

What kind of photographer do you want to be?

Do you want to be a frazzled and frustrated photographer who never has enough time, who secretly believes they’re not good enough, who tries to learn photography without really understanding what it is you even need to know next, who buys newer gear thinking it's the answer while your photography only marginally improves, until you eventually give up entirely?

OR

Do you want to be the focused and inspired photographer who has a straightforward path and knows exactly what to shoot next with the assurance that each project is making you a skilled photographer in record time. Who feels motivated, confident and comfortable with your camera and is free to explore your creativity and make work that stands out and even makes money!

What choice will you make?

I choose focus over frustration!

Just some of our projects:

Change perspective * Forced perspective * Flat lay * Freelensing * Macro and still life * Cross polarisation * Soft focus * Shoot through filters * Light trails * ICM * Astrophotography * Star trails * Timestacking * Fireworks * Lightning * Self-portrait * Bokeh * Silhouettes * Milk bath * Steel wool  * Glass ball * Refraction * Liquids * Scanography * Smoke machine * Smoke bomb * Black light * High and low key * Gobos * Projections * Water drops * Splashes * Milk dress * Flour * Smoke * Bubbles * Slow sync * Stroboscopic * Light painting * Double exposures * Textures * Multiplicity * Levitation * Flying food * Exposure blending * Focus stacking * HDR * Planet panos * Tilt shift * Harris shutter * Infrared * Cinemagraphs

Our projects are 'dripped' to avoid overwhelm which means not all projects are available right away but are regularly released on a fortnightly basis.

Watch our video to take a peek inside Creative Photo Folk

 

Check out a sample photography project here: Photography projects to keep the rainy day blues away

Would you like free lessons?

Let us know where you'd like us to send them.

A Creative Photo Folk membership is the difference between an average photograph and an outstanding one. Are you ready to break the curse of the average photo and power up your portfolio with amazing photos that people adore? 

With Creative Photo Folk you’ll have the knowledge to nail the settings, the projects to help you practice and the community to cheer you on. We provide the lessons, projects, motivation and support to become the confident and accomplished photographer you dream of being. All YOU need to do is make the commitment!

You, holding the camera, are completely different from everyone else. You owe it to others to share that uniqueness and make your mark on the world. We’ll help you create work that is jaw-dropping, eye-popping, scroll-stopping and teach you ways to turn your passion into profit!

Break the curse and transform my photography!