Lesson series

Abstract Line Self-Portraits

There are a variety of ways to make self portraits. This project introduces the concept of self portraits in a safe and accessible (abstract) way while building skills in other areas such as observational drawing. Students brainstorm five adjectives or adverbs to describe themselves. Each word is turned into a different line. The project can be taken in many different directions from here: the lines can be added to masks, black canvases in abstract patterns, or used on other work as well. The lines created during this exercise can add a personal note to many kinds of work that follow in the clasroom.
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Why this Lightroom course?

  • 7 Chapters
  • 1 Certification
  • 340 Questions
  • 25 Video
  • 32 PDF

Learn What's Important

Focuses on what is important. I won’t spend time dwelling on nuances that won’t ultimately matter. I spend the most time where you’ll get the most payoff to your pictures.

Learn by Example

Examples. In addition to introducing you to the tools, we’ll walk through some start-to-finish examples so you can see everything in action. You’ll see exactly how I use Lightroom on my own pictures.
Meet the instructor

Patrick Jones

Patrick Jones shows aspiring photographers simple, practical steps for improving their photos. Jim has written many popular articles for dPS and specialises in teaching photography. You can learn more about Jim at his personal website (patrickphotography.com).
Patrick Jones - Course author