Chris Parker 

Independant Photographer


Chris Parker is a name that resonates deeply within the realm of photography. It's not just because of his impressive thirty years of experience in the field, but also due to his infectious passion to help others achieve their creative dreams. As the driving force behind this online platform, he has dedicated himself to creating an invaluable resource for photographers and visual artists alike, transforming it into a vibrant hub of knowledge, inspiration, and community.

Born from a deep-seated love for the craft, Chris's journey in photography is one marked by continuous learning, experimentation, and mastery. His experiences over three decades have shaped him into a seasoned photographer and a remarkable teacher. Through the lens of his camera, he not only captures moments but also uncovers the layers of beauty, complexity, and narratives inherent in each scene.

Chris's talent lies not only in his ability to produce stunning images but also in his deep understanding of the technical and artistic elements that make up photography. His vast knowledge of Photoshop and Lightroom, two essential tools in the modern photographer's toolkit, enables him to take his images to new heights, refining and enhancing them to create true works of art.

Yet, what sets Chris apart is his unrelenting desire to share his wisdom and expertise with others. His belief is that his experience and knowledge are tools not just for his own creative pursuits, but also for empowering others to achieve their artistic vision. This belief fuels his passion and informs his mission to guide, mentor, and inspire those who share his love for photography.

To that end, he has transformed his website into a comprehensive platform brimming with resources designed to help you achieve your creative goals. With his trove of insights on photography, Photoshop, and Lightroom, Chris demystifies the process of creating stunning images, making the art and craft of photography accessible to all.

Whether you're a seasoned professional looking to enhance your skills, or a novice venturing into the exciting world of photography, Chris Parker offers the guidance you need. His lessons aren't just tutorials; they are inspiring narratives that weave together theory, practice, and personal insights, providing a holistic understanding of the subject matter.

Yet, the learning experience that Chris offers extends beyond the boundaries of photography and digital editing. As a mentor, he encourages his learners to develop their unique creative vision, nurturing an appreciation for the art that goes beyond the mechanics of the craft. He teaches not just how to capture an image, but how to see the world through the lens of a photographer – with curiosity, creativity, and an unwavering commitment to artistic integrity.

By choosing to learn from Chris Parker, you're not just gaining access to a wealth of knowledge. You're also becoming part of a community that values learning, creativity, and the continuous pursuit of artistic excellence.

In a world that's saturated with images, Chris's mission is to help you create photos that truly stand out – images that resonate with your unique vision and leave a lasting impression. It's not just about taking a good photo; it's about telling a story, sharing a perspective, and inspiring emotion.

My Courses


—  Chris Parker 

This is a comprehensive photography course designed to introduce and familiarize students with Adobe Lightroom Classic 2023, as well as the cloud-based version, Lightroom CC. It's aimed at anyone interested in photo editing, from beginners to intermediate users. With this course, students can expect to gain an in-depth understanding of the capabilities of Lightroom and how to use its features effectively to enhance their photography. The course is divided into several modules, each focusing on specific aspects of Lightroom. It begins with a basic introduction, explaining what Lightroom is, and how to navigate through its various modules. Key elements such as understanding catalogs, creating your first catalog, catalog settings, and backing up your catalog are extensively covered. There's a strong emphasis on the Lightroom Classic Library Module, which covers everything from working with the interface, importing and exporting photos, image manipulation, organization, search functionality, and using the map module. The course also guides students on how to develop their own editing style. The Lightroom Classic Develop Module offers comprehensive instructions on global and local adjustments, providing insights on camera profiles, adjusting white balance, tonal range, digital noise, sharpening images, and much more. The module on Masks instructs students on the different masking tools available in Lightroom and how to use them effectively. A key part of the course is practical editing guides and challenges that allow students to put the concepts they've learned into practice. The course also offers additional resources like Lightroom presets to improve editing productivity and create stunning fall photos. For those interested in portraiture, there's a section dedicated to Lightroom portrait beauty retouching, showcasing the workflow, basic tools, and advanced tools for achieving professional-looking portrait edits. Similarly, wedding photographers can benefit from a tailored workflow section designed specifically for their needs. Finally, the course explores other modules such as the Book, Slideshow, Print, Collage, and Web Modules. It also addresses common FAQs and provides regular updates on the new features in Lightroom. The course doesn't end with Lightroom, though. It introduces students to Darktable, a free Lightroom alternative, and how to use it in conjunction with GIMP, another powerful free editing tool. Overall, this course offers a holistic approach to learning photo editing, giving students not just the theoretical knowledge, but also the practical skills to develop, enhance, and streamline their photo editing process.



—  Chris Parker 

Delving into the intriguing world of aerial videography, this course provides a holistic learning experience that takes you from the basics of drone operations to the intricate art of video editing. The journey begins with an overview of the course content, establishing a roadmap for the extensive knowledge that's to come. A major emphasis early in the course is on the aspect of responsible drone flying. It teaches the importance of understanding and respecting regulations, privacy norms, and safety measures to ensure that your drone operations are both lawful and ethical. As the course proceeds, it dives into specifics of optimizing video settings on popular drone cameras such as the GoPro HERO3 and DJI Vision+. The lessons illustrate how to leverage the features of these cameras to capture high-quality, dynamic footage that truly encapsulates the bird's eye perspective offered by drones. Next, the course delves into the realm of cinematic effects and their application in drone videography. It sheds light on various techniques of moving the camera to create dramatic and compelling visuals, transforming ordinary drone footage into a cinematic spectacle. Once you have mastered the art of capturing the perfect footage, the course steers into the crucial phase of video editing. Starting with Photoshop, a tool usually associated with still images, the course reveals how it can also be an effective tool for refining and enhancing drone videos. Following this, the course introduces Adobe Premiere Pro, a professional-grade video editing software. Starting from the basics, it gradually navigates towards more advanced editing techniques, allowing you to polish your drone footage into a finished masterpiece. Recognizing the fast-paced advancements in drone technology, the course ensures your knowledge remains relevant by providing updates on the video settings of the GoPro HERO3+ and DJI Vision+. This approach keeps you abreast with the latest developments, ensuring you can make the most out of your drone videography experience. In essence, this course offers a comprehensive journey into drone videography. By interweaving expert guidance on drone flying, camera settings, cinematic techniques, and video editing into a single narrative, it equips you with the skills to capture breathtaking aerial footage that truly stands out.


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