Johny Spencer 

Independant Photographer


Johny Spencer, the founder of 3 Colors (3C), is more than just a landscape and nature photographer; he is a mentor, teacher, and constant student of the craft. 3C was born out of his vision to help aspiring photographers master their skills quickly and efficiently.

Born in Australia, Johny is not just a self-made photographer, but a full-time professional landscape and nature photographer for the National Parks Service. It's a role that not only gives him the opportunity to capture breathtaking views and moments in time, but also ensures he is always sharpening his skills and pushing the boundaries of his photographic abilities.

Johny remembers the early days of his career, stumbling from one online tutorial to another, unsure of what he needed to learn to elevate his photography. It was a time-consuming and often frustrating process, filled with trial and error. But over time, he developed a photographic workflow that allowed him to consistently produce stunning images.

Johny believes that had he received the right coaching and information from the start, he would have been able to achieve his goals much faster. This realization inspired him to start 3 Colors, a resource dedicated to helping other photographers skip the years of trial and error he experienced.

3 Colors provides free photography tutorials through its podcast and blog, tackling various aspects of landscape and nature photography. It also has a private members-only community, Team 3C, where members receive tailored tutorials to help them achieve their photography goals even faster. Johny's mission is simple: he wants to help photographers create amazing images without having to endure the struggles he went through.

His work with the National Parks Service ensures that he is constantly refining his skills, adapting to new challenges, and ensuring he produces impressive photos each time he steps out with his camera. This dedication to continual improvement keeps 3 Colors at the forefront of the landscape and nature photography learning sphere, ensuring it provides the best possible content to its members.

Johny's philosophy revolves around distilling the complexities of photography into digestible and actionable lessons. He guides his students through the technical and creative aspects of photography, helping them understand not just the 'how' but also the 'why' behind each technique. This emphasis on understanding over memorization equips his students with the ability to adapt to different scenarios and bring their unique vision to life.

But Johny's work extends beyond tutorials and lessons. He has cultivated a supportive and engaged community of photographers, fostering an environment where members can share their work, receive feedback, and learn from each other. This collaborative approach to learning enhances the experience, helping photographers grow not just as individuals but as part of a collective.

In essence, Johny Spencer, through 3 Colors, offers more than just photography lessons; he provides a platform for photographers to grow, learn, and develop their skills, all while being part of a supportive community. His passion for helping others learn, coupled with his experience as a professional landscape and nature photographer, makes him an invaluable resource for those looking to elevate their photography game. Johny's commitment to constant learning and teaching, coupled with his passion for photography, is what sets him, and 3 Colors, apart.

My Courses


—  Johny Spencer 


In this comprehensive course, we embark on an exciting journey to explore the techniques and skills needed to transform and enhance your images. Immerse yourself in a captivating fantasy photo shoot where our subject effortlessly embodies both the light and dark aspects of their persona. This shoot serves as a creative starting point, allowing us to capture the duality of human nature and set the tone for the lessons that follow. As you transition into the post-processing phase, you'll delve into the intricacies of creating visually compelling backgrounds. By harnessing the power of the cloud filter in Photoshop, you learn how to manipulate elements and textures, adding depth and atmosphere to our images. With these newfound skills, you can transport our viewers into immersive worlds and evoke powerful emotions through visuals. Masking and outlining play a crucial role in the world of image editing, and a significant portion of the course is dedicated to mastering these techniques. Through insightful demonstrations and expert guidance, you explore various methods to precisely isolate and manipulate subjects, allowing for seamless integration of different visual elements. By understanding the intricacies of masking and outlining, you'll gain the ability to achieve professional-grade results and unleash your creativity without limitations. The course also delves into the art of creating exquisite feathered wings, adding an ethereal touch to our subjects. Step-by-step, you learn how to meticulously design and craft these wings, ensuring that they harmoniously blend with the overall composition and contribute to the desired aesthetic. With these skills in our repertoire, you can unlock a world of fantasy and enchantment, elevating your fantasy portraits to new heights. Continuing this creative journey, we explore the process of integrating wings into our images, be it angelic or fantastical. Through careful positioning and skillful blending, you seamlessly merge the wings with the subject, creating a sense of otherworldly beauty and intrigue. This transformative process allows you to elevate subjects and tell compelling visual stories that capture the viewer's imagination. In addition to winged transformations, the course delves into the realm of vampires. You'll learn how to use lighting techniques and color gels to evoke a darker and more mysterious side in our subjects. Through careful composition and editing, you create powerful images that embody the allure and mystique of the vampire lore. Expanding your creative horizons, you'll venture into the realm of fairies, where we learn to create enchanting and whimsical compositions. From masking and adding magical elements to perfecting backgrounds and adjusting colors, you'll bring the world of fairies to life in our images. With attention to detail and creative flair, you create images that exude a sense of wonder and transport the viewer to a realm of imagination. Throughout the course, you'll gain valuable knowledge and skills that empower us to unleash our creativity and produce stunning visual effects. From mastering the technical aspects of masking and outlining to creating captivating backgrounds and incorporating fantastical elements, this course equips you with the tools to bring your creative visions to life. So join this transformative journey, and let your imagination take flight as you explore the boundless possibilities of fantasy portraits transformation and enhancement.


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