Carl Studna’s images have appeared in: Rolling Stone, Time, Musician, and USA Today

Carl’s iconic photographs include His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Deepak Chopra, Genesis, Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Elton John, Marianne Williamson, Brian Wilson, James Brown, Jefferson Airplane, Kenny Loggins, Ram Dass, Tom Robbins, and John Bradshaw.

You’re probably well aware that most of the photos you’ve taken with your smartphone are not very good from a professional standpoint, especially your selfies (the hardest photo to do well)… 
But every once in a while, you probably take one where the light and the shadows and the camera angle and the subject (even if that’s you), and everything else somehow seem to come together perfectly, and it almost looks… professional.
The problem is that you likely have no idea what you happened to do differently when you took that particular photo, so you can’t simply repeat those steps and get professional-looking shots every time.
In order to get photos from your phone that are consistently good, you’ll need to learn some tricks of trade, such as how to develop your “photographer’s eye” that lets you see good photos all around you, and how to allow your “inner light” to mix with the outer light at the moment you click the shutter.
In Carl Studna’s brand-new, FREE Online Video Series, “The Art and Soul of Taking Better Photographs with Your Phone,” you’ll learn how to take photos (even selfies) that move people, to awe, or wonder, or laughter, or tears of sadness or joy, as well as appreciation for your photographic skill.

 

*** Even if you’re unable to join us for the events, as long as you sign up to attend, you will receive a link to the replays afterward, allowing you to watch them whenever you have time.***

You’re probably well aware that most of the photos you’ve taken with your smartphone are not very good, especially your selfies…

But every once in a while, you probably take one where the light and the shadows and the camera angle and the subject and everything else somehow seem to come together, and it almost looks… professional.

And when you share it online, others confirm your high opinion of your work.

The problem is that you have no idea what you did differently when you took that particular photo, so you can’t repeat those actions and get other professional-looking shots…

And to make matters worse, when you see smartphone photos that are actually taken by professional photographers, you realize that even your isolated moments of temporary genius with the camera still pale in comparison.

Don’t be too hard on yourself, though, because the truth is that there are not only technical tricks you must know to be able to take better smartphone photographs, you must also enter into a unique relationship with yourself and with the world around you.

You must learn how to develop your “photographer’s eye,” and keep it ever on the lookout for photogenic possibilities, and you must allow your “inner light” to mix with the outer light at the moment you push the shutter button…

And as soon as you start doing all of that, the Universe will begin providing you with a steady stream of interesting people and things to photograph.

In Carl Studna’s brand-new, FREE Online Video Series, he will teach you The Art and Soul of Taking Better Photographs with Your Phone, and you’ll begin to take more photos that move people in whatever way you want to move them — to awe, or wonder, or laughter, or tears — even with your selfies.

And while getting “Likes” and “Shares” on social media isn’t a good reason to do anything, you’ll probably start getting more of those, too.

Details for Carl Studna’s First Video Event:

FREE VIDEO EVENT #1

Developing Your Photographer’s Eye:
Heighten Your Perception So You Can Recognize and Take Better Photos
(Including Selfies)

Tuesday, August 27th
5:00 PM Pacific / 8:00 PM Eastern

In Carl Studna’s First FREE, 90-Minute Online Video Event you will discover how to…

  • Create photographic compositions that draw the viewer in
  • Open your field of vision, so you can better see the perfect moments for photographs as they arise around you , including selfies
  • Bring your personal passion and mission into your way of seeing and photographing the world
  • Become more attuned to exceptional lighting conditions and angles
  • Recognize what transforms a shot from ordinary to extraordinary

Details for Carl Studna’s Second Video Event:

FREE VIDEO EVENT #2

Using Inner & Outer Light to
Illuminate Your Photos:

Discover the Truly Magical Role
Both Kinds of Light Play in the
Most Powerful Photographs

Saturday, August 31st
9:00 AM Pacific / 12:00 PM Eastern

In Carl Studna’s Second FREE, 90-Minute Online Video Event, you will discover how to… 

  • Allow your unique light to express itself through photography
  • Fine-tune your creative expression as it unfolds in the pictures you take
  • Identify your personal message that’s unlike anyone else’s
  • Feel and embody the “awe” of the inner and outer light
  • Allow every moment to become an exploration and an adventure

When you join Carl for these free events, you’ll also hear about his brand-new online Masters Program, “Zen and the Art of Smartphone Photography” where he’ll be taking a deeper dive into everything he’ll be sharing with you in this free series, along with so much more.

What others are saying about Carl Studna

"Carl Studna is the finest photographer with whom I’ve ever had the pleasure of working. Carl can bring the most difficult and challenging subjects out of their shell and capture the ‘person’ inside. He can make the most difficult shots seem easy."

—Jon Nedry, Creative Director, Experian

"Carl, your photography is wonderful. Some of it is extraordinary. I am honored to be portrayed by you with others whom I so respect and value as great teachers — Ram Dass, the Dalai Lama, and David Whyte. It’s a real privilege."

—Jack Canfield, #1 New York Times bestselling co-creator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series of books

“All photographers are not made equal. A great photo takes a gifted photographer, expertise, and a talent for keeping the subject relaxed and having fun. Carl has it all.”

—Kenny Loggins, Grammy-winning recording artist

“Carl, I am very impressed with your work. They're the best pictures of me in years, and I thank you for them.”

—Alan Arkin, Academy Award-winning actor

"Carl's photographs are sumptuous. He seems to capture a unique essence in people in a flattering, artful and memorable way. The photo sessions he runs are calming, productive and enjoyable. You always know you are in good hands when it's a Carl Studna session and that you will have fantastic shots with tons of viable options."

—Doug Haverty, Independent Design Professional

About Carl Studna

Carl Studna is a world-renowned photographer and videographer, inspirational speaker, teacher and multi-award winning author of the book CLICK! Choosing Love…One Frame at a Time and Evolution of Loving.

Over the past 30 years, Carl has been assigned all over the world to shoot CD and album covers, book covers, and other publicity platforms for musicians, teachers and authors such as Paul McCartney, George Harrison, James Brown, Jefferson Airplane, Eric Clapton, Elton John, Genesis, Kenny Loggins, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Deepak Chopra, Tom Robbins, Ram Dass, Marianne Williamson and John Bradshaw, and his work has appeared in many prominent magazines, including Rolling Stone, Musician, Time and USA Today.

Carl received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Expressive Arts from Sonoma State University and his Masters degree in Spiritual Psychology from the University of Santa Monica, and is also a member of the esteemed Transformational Leadership Council, a group of leaders of personal and organizational transformation who support one another in their contributions to the world.