Visual Poet Experience Workshop goes online

One of the greatest joys in my photographic career has been preparing, travelling and teaching the Visual Poet Experience Workshops around the world. I have met hundreds of students over the years, studying and shooting great imagery together. We have become great friends and many of my students now have successful photographic careers, something which makes me really proud. 

There is no question that our reality has recently changed quite dramatically and due to the inability to travel and meet, I cannot run the Visual Poet Experience Workshops, at least in the near future. I am as disappointed as many of my prospective students. However, I decided to do something about it. 

I would now like to announce that I am thrilled to take the Visual Poet Experience Workshop online. I have spent the last few weeks retuning the entire Simplicity-In-Seeing program. This is not going to be some sort of trimmed program or simply an online presentation. This is going to be a six-week, full-fledged Simplicity-In-Seeing program with interactive teaching, in-depth interaction, photographic assignments, revaluations and critique. We will be meeting every weekend (Saturday/Sunday) in a virtual classroom with the full ability to interact, ask questions and go deep into the craft of seeing. We will be spending about 20-22 hours together. We will also have photographic assignments which can be done from the comfort of your home. On top of this, each student will have a private, one-hour session with me. 



That’s not everything. I’ve decided to include some additional material from my upcoming, brand new course “BECOMING A PHOTOGRAPHER” so I may share some insights about building a photographic business, presenting your work, writing and interacting with online publications. 

The Visual Poet Experience – ONLINE EDITION will start at the end of April and complete in early June. The cost of the entire workshop is just US$495, 50% off the usual Visual Poet Experience Workshop. This is a one-time even, which is highly unlikely to repeat. So if you are interested in this online edition – this could be the only opportunity.   

IMPORTANT: There is no question that some of us are more impacted by the COVID-19 than the others. If you planned to take my workshop before but your situation has drastically changed as a result of the pandemic, please contact me and I may be able to help.

Registrations are now open at

Hope to craft great imagery with you soon! 

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3 thoughts on “Visual Poet Experience Workshop goes online

  1. Hi Olaf, I saw your online class a bit late…so I’m wondering if it is too late to register (I realise you started a couple of weekends ago). Also, I’m in New Zealand and it might be a bit tricky in terms of the time but I thought I’d try anyway. Many thanks. Florence

  2. I’m sure this will work some people.

    Back in 2015 I started doing workshops online via “The Arcanum”, Trey Ratcliff’s, online only one-on-one mentoring program that died a slow death a few years. I had acess to some of the worlds top photographers. It had a good run but I and many other people I know personally, didn’t get any value from doing field work alone with ZERO guidance in the field, post processing in real time via a web video session, doing critique over a video session, etc. My mentor was in a different county and different time zone; scheduling one-on-one sessions and group session was a signicant challenge.

    You can read about my experiences here:

    Hopefully Olaf, you’fe figured this all out and have a way to reduce the frustrations and provide value to your students.

    1. Not at all. We will be able to study, cooperate, critique and much more in a very interactive online environment. I have done this with many private students with great success.

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