The Art of Photography: Defining Your Visual Style

Stephen Vanasco Aka Van Styles, Photographer & Founder of V/SUAL Apparel

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6 Videos (28m)
    • Introduction

    • Visual Signature: A Turning Point

    • Gear

    • Shooting in the Streets

    • Editing Selects

    • What's Next?


About This Class

Hone in on a photography style that is consistent and uniquely yours.

Join Stephen Vanasco — aka Van Styles — on the streets of New York City as he shares personal stories and professional tips about defining your photographic style, an essential skill in today's bustling photography landscape. Primarily known for aerial and model photography, this 25-minute class focuses on Vanasco's new black-and-white, high-contrast style, which has fueled his creativity, personal brand, and even new professional gigs. Lessons explore:

  • Defining your point of departure (a creative constraint to direct your art)
  • Camera and technical considerations
  • Finding the beauty in your surroundings
  • Editing in Photoshop (Vanasco converts color to black and white)

From parameters that can frame your photography to executing and editing your shots, you'll gain inspiration and insight to take your photography style to the next level.

118 of 131 students recommendSee All

A very thoughtful look into basics and a great foundation for your vision and composition skills.
Very interesting video, with fantastic information on composition, framing and creativity
This class is a reflection of how I have been feeling lately. Its easy to get caught up in editing, but, it's nice to go back to the basics and just capture some well composed shots, that reflect yourself!
Mitch Service






Stephen Vanasco Aka Van Styles

Photographer & Founder of V/SUAL Apparel

Stephen Vanasco is a NY-born, LA-raised photographer heavily influenced by the '90s skate scene. Never one to sit and wait for people to give him an opportunity, he took a chance and followed his passion for photography. Now he professionally travels the world for photography and for his brand V/SUAL.

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