What: An online photography adventure capturing the hidden magic everywhere in astonishing mobile images as you reclaim the radical power of play! With the best Hipstamatic tips, tricks, and secrets to harness the incredible creative power of this unrivaled app for beautiful, easy, incredible shots.
When: This course is being revamped to be a self-paced course. Registration will open after I update the course November 2017. And look for the next incarnation of this work in the new Creative Digital Collage: Learn the Most Innovative Photo, Font, and Video Apps online workshop where you can take this course to the next level.
Where: Online and wherever your wild Muses take you.
Who: Anyone who wants to bring more enchantment, play, and innovation into their creative lives.
Cost: just $259 for over 25 adventurous photography lessons including the best Hipstamatic combinations that would be almost impossible to learn on your own now. After you sign up you will receive a link to the course platform.
$259 for the iPhone Image Adventures online workshop:
Bundle both this course with the new Creative Digital Collage course for just $399
(saving $119!) to take your digital art to cool and astonishing places:
It is the way to educate your eye, and more
Stare, pry, listen, eavesdrop.
Die knowing something.
You are not here long.
Photographer Walker Evans
Let’s be happy vagabonds and go on an iPhone image adventure! As you amble around exploring the innovative and fun practices in this course, you will produce photographs beyond your wildest imagination in surprisingly effortless ways. There are no other workshops on the market like this combining practical tips and tutorials to take your mobile photography skills to whole new levels. Along with teaching you how to recognize, trust, and apply your own instinctual knowing to your photography explorations, we will reclaim the deep power of enchantment by capturing the hidden magic constantly surrounding us. You are not here long, die knowing the joy of your true creative voice.
All devices are welcome on this playground. And that said, after over five-years of obsessively exploring the Hipstamatic app I believe it is the most versatile, fascinating, and delightful tool on the market for easily mastering inspired digital photography. My fiendish dedication offers you the shortcuts, tips, and secrets you need to jump right in and start creating incredible Hipsta images immediately. All of the images here were taken with my Hipstamatic favorites that I teach you about in the course, and the bi-weekly instructions on the best Paks offer you straightforward, easy to understand guidance on how to harness the creative power of this ever evolving image-making tool. Having been an early adopter I am able to cut through the overwhelming amount of options and direct you to the best of the best in this revolutionary application…
Staggering Amount of Hipstamatic Options Now
I began with Hipsta nearly six years ago when it had fewer options and learned the best combinations along the way. Diving into Hipstamatic now with the intention of methodical experimentation would be nearly impossible with the nearly 200 mix and match potentials now available. And they keep adding new Paks every single month, which makes it a very dynamic tool, and there are simply too many options now to easily find with the best ones. In this course I cut through those bewildering amount of options to teach you the very best combinations, and how to use these to come up with some really great images instantaneously that do not need any post production editing. And as a bonus you will get an updated list of the best Hipstamatic Paks as of September 2017.
•One: Everyday Magic—The Democratic Camera
•Two: Still Lifes—Little Altars Everywhere
•Three: Urban Explorer—The Cool But Curious Eye
•Four: Wild Beauty—Nature as Muse
•Five: Passion Portraits—I Know You’ve Got Soul
•Six: Surreal Visions—Capturing the Dream
Along with the price of the course there will be the cost of the apps if you don’t already have them, including Hipstamatic and others you will learn about. I imagine it could be $20–$40 total depending on how bonky you get.
Some digital devotees share their JOY about the course:
“This has been so awesome, it’s like I’ve rediscovered a forgotten sense. On days that I don’t engage with photography I feel a deep longing and … loneliness for my creativity. Quite remarkable and unexpected.”
Karen Brighton using both an Android phone and an iPod to access Hipstamatic
“With Mellissae’s suggestions for the best Paks and combinations, her workshop has been really helpful for me to cut through the overwhelming amount of Hipstamatic options. With her help I’ve been able to start taking great images immediately.”
Will Sugg on an iPhone
“I am really grateful for this course and so appreciate the opportunity to play. The more I take pictures – the more I notice how flat my world had become – like my life is being played out on a movie screen and I was just surviving. When I was in Ethiopia a couple of years ago, everything popped and everything had dimension and color… the trees, the buildings, the signs, the animals, the people. Everything was buzzing and vibrantly alive.
That experience is opening up for me again as I am being present while tapping the camera button. I look into the world around me now as an invitation to engage. And it often does – to my surprise – and my internal landscape is shifting as well. Beauty pops all around and there is so much yet to explore. I suspect I am only scratching the surface.”
Cheryl Kyle on an iPhone
“This course gave my creative heart a new voice. I learned a new language that allowed me to communicate my joy in a new way.”
Arwen Lynch Poe on an iPhone
” The questions you put in each lesson are so valuable and thought-provoking, much more than just a photography course, it is an adventure into myself.”
Bette Wappner on an iPhone
Award-winning Greetings From Palm Springs image taken with Hipstamatic
What you will get:
•Thirteen deep play expeditions and practices including an introduction teaching you how to find, and capture the magic hidden all around you.
•Very specific Hipstamatic tips, secrets, and shortcuts in each of the practices for sifting through the overwhelming amount of options available now so you can start taking amazing images immediately. Hipstamatic now has nearly 200 mix and match options-you need to know how to find and use the best ones to really get the most out of this astonishing application. BONUS: And you will get an updated list of the best Paks as of September 2017.
•Six inspiring artist posts, highlighting both pioneering masters & contemporary professional photographers.
• Six exclusive extras, surprises, and funky fun experiments potentially including Beauty Breaks, Manic Mondays, Five Minutes of Funk, Cool Tools, and Martha Moments (Miss Stewart if you’re nasty)
I want you to LOVE this experience. Please reach out to me if you are struggling or have some questions and or concerns about the course. Awakening new levels of creative awareness can bring many things up in us. Reach out for the support you need.
About the instructor:
Mellissae Lucia is a Sunny Surrealist with a passion for adventure. She has been creating in a wide variety of mediums since she was a child growing up in a family of professional artists in Seattle, WA. Her photos and products have won numerous awards and she is currently teaching both online and in-person workshops. She continues to obsessively make experimental mobile media in many forms, as well as pasting up her collaged #LuciaGraffiti throughout the western United States.
Online she is offering both the new Creative Digital Collage class and a six-month process on creating your own magical Oracle/Wisdom cards that combines the visionary aspects of making a deck with practical production knowledge for non-techies (the next deck making series starts January 16th, 2018).
2017 in-person workshops:
She will be at the Museum of Photographic Arts with her Hipstamatic Magic class September 31st to October 1st, 2017 in San Diego’s Balboa Park.
2017 into 2018 in-person courses:
Look for her series Art as Play: Liberate Your Innocent Eye classes Sunday afternoons at the Palm Springs Art Museum 12-17-17; 1-21-18; 2-18-17; and 3-18-18, as well as a Hipstamatic mobile photography adventure into the hidden spaces in the museum, March 10-11, 2018.
She will also be part of the raucous good time of Camp Souldust in the Pacific Northwest, April 20-23, 2018 and at the Northwest Tarot Symposium March 2-4, 2018 in Portland, Oregon.
Mellissae has taught a variety of workshops on creativity and spiritual transformation, including Illuminating our Temples: Women’s Journeys into Their Sacred Inner Landscapes; The Art of Change: A Women’s Retreat with Horses; and The Wild Heart of Initiation. She has presented at LETS: Land of Enchantment Tarot Symposium; The Women of Wisdom Conference; The Northwest Tarot Symposium; and Readers Studio Tarot & Psychology Conference. She just released the new Creative Digital Collage: Learn the Most Innovative Photo, Font, and Video Apps online workshop to continue the iPhone Image Adventure fun.
All of the square images in this post were taken with the Hipstamatic app and there is no post-production work. Straight with no chaser out of the camera (a couple of them do have low-tech tools placed over the lens at the time of image making though-easy peasy fun!). All images here copyright Mellissae Lucia 2015.