See University is a wide-ranging vault of educational photography videos by Jeremy Cowart.
With more than 150 fully professionally produced videos, Jeremy explores each topic in depth. Courses about editing, photoshop, posing, favorite gear, thoughts on family, inspiration, working with models and much, much more are included. Watch the videos below for a better look at what's inside.
(For original See University members, the old SeeU Platform has been shut down and the content now only lives on Vimeo. But to continue your access, shoot an email to hello @ jeremy cowart dot com and you’ll be sent a code for continued access. Please use the email subject line “Original SeeU Member - Need Code” and please provide email receipt of your membership.)
Below is a complete listing of all the courses/videos inside See University:
NATURAL LIGHT FASHION PORTRAITURE
Jeremy explains how to shoot fashion portraits in natural light.
IN STUDIO: BAND SHOOT "LANCO" PT. 1
Creating the look for this energetic new band and their first record.
ON LOCATION: BAND SHOOT "LANCO" PT. 2
Dealing with location lighting can be a challenge but it also creates unique opportunities.
IN STUDIO: BAND SHOOT "THE AFTERS"
Delivering both clean publicity images and creatively expressive photos
IN STUDIO: MUSICIAN SHOOT CECE WINANS
Learn how Jeremy approached this unique shoot to create a vintage look.
BOOKING BOOT CAMP
Time to grow your photography business and book bigger clients. Learn who those key industry contacts are and the best techniques for building your name and working the deal.
ON LOCATION: "TRIBE KELLEY"
Learn the unique challenges of a clothing fashion shoot as Jeremy heads outdoors on location.
IN STUDIO WITH KELLY CLARKSON
Behind the scenes look at Kelly Clarkson's "Wrapped in Red" album photo shoot
SHOOTING MINIMALLY: LIFESTYLE
A lifestyle photography shoot with instructions on posing and composition using minimal gear
LEARNING TO SEE BACKGROUNDS FIRST
Backgrounds make or break an image. Learn to see backwards and find what to shoot against or in front of first and how to assess what makes a great background.
THE BUSINESS OF INSTAGRAM
Instagram is more important than ever. How do you separate yourself from everyone else out there? Understand the philosophy of Instagram users, what works in this format and why.
Knowing how the eye will travel over an image allows photographers to frame their images as best as possible. Jeremy explains tangents, how to watch for them through your viewfinder, and how to crop around them in post production.
WORKING WITH SUBJECTS
Everyone feels awkward in front of a camera. Learn how to put subjects at ease.
THE IMPORTANCE OF CONTACTS
Most people think that mailing lists are a thing of the past but they are more relevant now than ever before. Here Jeremy explains why and shares a few tools to build a mailing list that works for you.
WHAT'S IN THE CAMERA BAG
Let’s take a look inside Jeremy's camera bag to see what he carries everywhere he goes. Find out his go-to lenses and camera bodies.
THE RULE OF THIRDS
Within photography, there are so many rules and terms. One of them is the rule of thirds. Learn what it means, when to strive to keep it and when to ignore this rule to achieve the greatest composition.
CAMERA TETHERING: THE WHY AND HOW
Using the screen on your DSLR, it can be hard to tell if you’ve gotten exactly what you wanted in your shot. Learn how Jeremy connects his camera and laptop for instant display and also backup, and even image processing, while in studio.
INSPIRATION: WHY PINTEREST MATTERS
Pinterest can be an incredibly useful resource. Learn how to use it to see what is connecting with viewers and find inspiration as you see people doing things you may have never seen done before.
WORKING WITH HOT LIGHTS
Lighting with hot lights creates unique opportunities and challenges for photographers.
BEING BOLD AND TAKING RISKS
When we are willing to fight for something that’s important, to seize opportunity as it presents itself, amazing things can happen. See how Jeremy’s bold risks have led to some of the biggest highlights of his career.
ON LOCATION: COMMERCIAL - HEALTHCARE
Join Jeremy on a large, commercial shoot with unique subjects in a hospital setting.
THROUGH THE VIEWFINDER
See exactly what Jeremy sees, right through the viewfinder! Join on a modeling shoot as Jeremy explains what he is looking for in composition and exposure. Learn how he makes the most out of a limited location.
CELEBRITY LIGHTING SETUP TRICK
4-light trick that gives your client four times the number of looks.
CAMERA SETTINGS: ISO
The first setting Jeremy adjusts on his camera.
CAMERA SETTINGS: APERTURE
Controlling the light through your lens and its effects.
CAMERA SETTINGS: SHUTTER
Faster and slower shutter speeds can create unique looks. Learn Jeremy's favorites.
CAMERA SETTINGS: EXPOSURE METERS
Discover the tools to find the right exposure for your subject.
CAMERA SETTINGS: WHITE BALANCE
Help on adjusting your camera to see what your eye sees.
CAMERA SETTINGS: PRESET MODES
Options on your camera for shooting faster.
MAKING IDEAS HAPPEN
Where do ideas come from? Be inspired to see how ideas and experimentation give birth to more ideas. Jeremy discusses where his visions come from and how he makes them come to life.
FAVORITE SECRET GEAR AND TOYS
The right tools can go a long way in creating incredible images. See what Jeremy uses, everything from polaroids and desks, to cameras and lighting.
ON LOCATION: MARIELLE JAFFE
IN STUDIO: MUSICIAN SHOOT PAUL MCDONALD
Join this actual client photo shoot with musician Paul McDonald. Watch as Jeremy uses a variety of techniques to create truly unique and inspired photos.
LAUNCHING A CREATIVE BUSINESS
When you decide it is time to launch your own photography business, there are lots of questions. How long will your launch take? When is the right time to jump into this self-employed world? What disciplines will you need to develop? What business structures should you consider for protection against liabilities? Jeremy and his business manager Michael share their story and offer key insights.
Explore all aspects of artist representation. We'll define some of the most common roles and help you determine when each of them may become necessary as you grow your photography business.
CHOOSING YOUR GENRE
To grow as a working photographer, it is important to decide what type of photographer you want to become. Discover the different genres and how to find what area best suits you.
IMAGE RIGHTS MANAGEMENT
Protecting your images is a big deal. Making sure you have rights to your images is also a big deal. Learn the best practices to ensure you are prepared to manage both aspects.
It is always challenging to hear feedback on your work. As an artist, it can be even tougher. Learn techniques for dealing with feedback that will benefit your client relationships. Also learn how to surround yourself with the right people to ensure you continue to grow as an artist.
JON ACUFF EDITORIAL SHOOT PARTS 1 & 2
Photography is often a “do over,” a chance for people to exercise their creativity, finally. Watch the creative juices flow as Jeremy embarks on a hilarious, inventive photoshoot of Jon Acuff for a magazine.
Everyone has excuses for why they can’t move forward in their photography. Learn how to embrace those constraints and use them to make even better work.
LIGHTING A DANCER - 4 LIGHT SETUP
IN STUDIO: ACTRESS MARIELLE JAFFE
IN STUDIO: MUSICIAN REBA MCENTIRE
INTRO WHERE TO SPEND?
Help thinking about where to spend as you grow your photography business.
WHERE TO SPEND $100?
With not much to spend, you can still make an impact in your images.
WHERE TO SPEND $500?
In addition to your first camera, here's other gear to consider.
WHERE TO SPEND $1,000?
Camera options at this budget range from DSLR to Mirrorless. Which one is for you?
WHERE TO SPEND $3,000?
In addition to a DSLR, what key lighting and support items should you have?
WHERE TO SPEND $5,000?
Time to look at upgrades to your lens and flash kits.
WHERE TO SPEND $7,000?
Expanding the volume and quality of shoots you can handle with the right gear.
WHERE TO SPEND $10,000?
Powerful and flexible lights, along with top-quality lenses will have big impact on your images.
WHERE TO SPEND UNLIMITED?
Backup camera bodies, lighting diffusers, medium format, printing and studio options.
EVENT SHOOTING WITH IPHONE
Learn the basics of shooting important events with the iPhone. Also learn some tricks to get the most out of your iPhone camera.
IPHONE FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY
IPHONE SHOOT: JOHNNYSWIM
EVERNOTE FOR CREATIVES
In this online learning experience, photographer Jeremy Cowart will teach you how he's gone from years of disorganization to creating a trusted system for catching all his ideas and work.
IN-CAMERA MULTIPLE EXPOSURES
Have you wondered how photographers get multiple exposures in-camera without any post-production? This video shows all the secrets involved.
MICHAEL HYATT PUBLICITY SHOOT
When you really listen to what the client wants the photographs to accomplish, you can create photos that really work. Watch as Jeremy shoots all the new marketing and publicity photos for New York Times Bestselling Author Michael Hyatt.
LIGHTING WITH THE PIXELSTICK
LIGHTING WITH LASER PENS
LEARNING TO USE A HISTOGRAM
By learning how to interpret a simple graph, you can improve at exposing your images. Learn what histograms are and how they enable you to have dynamic images that are properly exposed.
MAKING SOMETHING OUT OF NOTHING
Photography is not about amazing locations. It's about making boring locations look amazing. This video explains more on that topic.
LIGHTING WITH THE TARGET AUDIENCE IN MIND
The first question most people ask when lighting a portrait is, "How do I make this look cool?" But the first question Jeremy asks is, "Who is the target audience?" Watch to find out why.
LIGHTING BASICS AND MODIFIERS
Watch as Jeremy walks through the lighting basics and all his favorite lighting diffusers. He’ll explain why he likes certain types of lights and show you what questions to ask in order to design the best light set up for every scenario.
Here, Jeremy tells what lens you should choose if you can only afford to buy one. Learn what lenses Jeremy purchased first starting out, what he uses now and recommends, and his favorite lenses.
FULL SHOOT & EDIT WITH BETHANY BORG
WHAT'S IN THE AIRPORT TRAVEL BAG?
WHY JEREMY SWITCHED TO THE GSPEED STUDIO XL
SHOOTING CONCERTS AND LIVE EVENTS
Shooting live events is all about telling the story and catching interesting moments. Watch Jeremy share tips and tricks to capture the magic of the moment.
CUSTOM LED RING LIGHT
Jeremy recently had a custom ring light made and the results are fascinating. Watch to learn why and how he uses it.
SOCIAL MEDIA AND BUILDING YOUR BRAND
Here Jeremy breaks down each social media network and explains what he uses and why. What’s his secret to posting on social media
HOW TO FIND CLIENTS
It's the million dollar question, right? Watch as Jeremy makes his best attempt to solve this riddle.
Watch as Jeremy shoots publicity portraits for some friends who are launching a new real-estate business. Learn what to prioritize in a publicity shoot in order to present your subjects in the best light.
SHOOTING DARK: EMBRACE THE NOISE
Though photographers are often urged to avoid high ISOs, sometimes the most captivating images are dark and grainy and fly in the face of that advice. Learn how to work with dark environments and create moving photographs even without a lot of light.
CREATIVE MUSICIAN PORTRAITS ON THE RUN
THE POWER OF PERSONAL WORK
Diving into something that you believe in and are passionate about often connects photographers to great opportunities and ignites their photography path. Jeremy talks about his personal work and how to overcome the common excuses that creatives find to not pursue personal work.
VOLUNTEER SHOOT FOR NASHVILLE RESCUE MISSION
Photography is a special way to connect with and instill dignity in others. Learn how Jeremy interacts with his subjects, particularly when it is a volunteer shoot.
A look into Jeremy's recent collaboration and mixed media project with Exile International and former child soldiers. See how this artist has worked to bring beauty from the ashes of these children’s lives.
CAPTURE ONE PRO & DF STUDIO WORKFLOW
LIGHTROOM DROPBOX WORKFLOW
NEVER GIVE UP ON AN IMAGE
Sometimes the vision doesn’t quite pan out like you thought and the image you capture lacks something. Jeremy discusses how an image can be saved in post-production and shows how he plays around with one of his own flopped photos, eventually yielding one of his favorite ever.
BALANCING WORK AND FAMILY
CONQUERING THE FEAR OF FAILURE
Though it’s normal to be afraid to fail in creative endeavors, fear can cripple the process. Jeremy explains how he has learned to overcome the fear of failure that exists in freelance photography.
DON'T DO JOBS IN EXCHANGE FOR EXPOSURE
It’s always tempting to take unpaid jobs to get your name out there but Jeremy tells why shooting for exposure only doesn't work.
ART THERAPY WITH FORMER CHILD SOLDIERS
Jeremy discusses his trip with Exile International to Uganda, art therapy, and how it was used to help in the healing process for former LRA child soldiers
SEE UNIVERSITY: WHY?
Why would a photographer set out to teach others everything he has learned to date? Jeremy talks about why he has decided to create See University.
THE MEETING THAT CHANGED EVERYTHING
Transparency is a quality often missing in photographers today. See how stepping out from behind your portfolio and unveiling who you really are is a powerful choice.
USING GRADIENTS AND QUICK MASKS TO CREATE VIGNETTES
Jeremy explains gradients and quick masks, then demonstrates how he uses them in post.
WHY YOU SHOULD RENAME YOUR FILES
Jeremy explains the importance of renaming files for both photographers and clients and walks you through the steps to easily do so.
THE IMPORTANCE OF BUILDING A LOCATION LIBRARY
Photographers of all sorts need to know where to go to shoot. Jeremy shows how he documents locations for future photo shoots and how to organize all of it.
VOICES OF HAITI: THE MAKING OF
Jeremy narrates his photo essay, "Voices of Haiti," about the January 12, 2010 earthquake in Haiti. He wanted to know what the people of Haiti had to say about all that had happened. See how they answered.
THE IMPORTANCE OF ON-SET CREW
Everyone that comes on your crew will affect the shoot. Jeremy tells how crucial a solid crew is to having a successful shoot and shares a personal bad crew story.
BREAKING THE RULES
Picasso said, “Learn the rules like a pro so you can break them like an artist.” In such a fun craft as photography, embrace unpredictability and experimentation as any great artist would. Jeremy shares how breaking the rules has set him apart in photography.
CELEBRITY SHOOT IN TIGHT QUARTERS
There’s a lot to think about when you’re working within the constraints of a quick, tight photo shoot. Jeremy shows how to work within a small timeframe and in a small space with comic book creator Stan Lee.
COMMERCIAL ASSIGNMENT: SELF-PORTRAIT
DEALING WITH UNHAPPY CLIENTS
Sometimes clients take things too seriously and photographers can let their frustration levels get out of hand. Jeremy shares his thoughts about dealing with unhappy clients and what can be done to avoid dissatisfied clients.
EDITING HEADSHOTS IN CAPTURE ONE PRO
EXPERIMENTAL PHOTOGRAPHY TRICKS
No more standard, boring portraits. Gain inspiration to think outside the normal photography tools to achieve visually stunning images. Jeremy demonstrates some of his favorite experimental photography tricks on set with singer/songwriter Fleurie.
BREAKING THROUGH CREATIVE SLUMPS
ON LOCATION: THE CIVIL WARS
ON LOCATION: IMOGEN IN LONDON
ON LOCATION: IMOGEN IN ICELAND
PHOTOGRAPHING LARGE GROUPS
SHOOTING FASHION ON WHITE SEAMLESS
Jeremy's fashion shoot for clothing company Serfontaine. Watch as he changes up the lighting and set ups to give as much variety as possible.
USING THE IPHONE AS AN EXPERIMENTAL LIGHTING TOOL
PRODUCTION: PLANNING TO EXECUTION
How does a shoot come to life? What are the steps involved before the talent walks onto set? How can you get to know the client a little before they even arrive? Here Jeremy shares a number of really practical planning tools.
THE BENEFITS OF BUILDING A CLOUD LIBRARY
PHOTO MECHANIC AND WHEN TO USE IT
MIXED MEDIA BAND PORTRAITS
MIXED MEDIA BAND PORTRAITS II
JEREMY'S STORY AND BACKGROUND
Respect and understanding go along way in connecting the photographer to their subjects. Jeremy discusses his approach to the sensitive topic of humanitarian photography.
JEREMY ON WHO AND WHAT INSPIRES HIM
Great work comes from great inspiration. Find out some of the sources of Jeremy’s creative fuel.
IMPROVISED MUSICIAN SHOOT: START TO FINISH
INSPIRATION INTERVIEW WITH BRETT WARREN
GETTING STARTED IN PHOTOGRAPHY
A LOOK INTO JEREMY'S FAMILY HOME LIFE
A LOOK AT JEREMY'S PRINT PORTFOLIO
A LOOK BACK ON 23 PLACES
EXPORTING WEB GALLERIES FROM C1P
TED TALK: THE STORY OF HELP-PORTRAIT
Jeremy speaks about Help-Portrait and its impact on both those in front and behind the camera.
CAMERA ADVICE FOR PARENTS
So many parents ask Jeremy which camera they should buy next. The answer? Don’t buy another better camera. Learn to use the one you have. This video will tell you why.
WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY ADVICE
USING THE WACOM CINTIQ HD 24
ON SET WITH G-TECHNOLOGY
COLLEGE EDUCATION VS. ONLINE EDUCATION
A LOOK INTO THE CREATIVE PROCESS
Inspiration and experimentation is the standard recipe behind the scenes. Watch as Jeremy shows how he chooses selects and his post-production process.
IPHONE/DSLR PERISCOPE CAMERA MOUNT
NYC STREET PHOTOGRAPHY PART 1
NYC STREET PHOTOGRAPHY PART 2
NYC STREET PHOTOGRAPHY PART 3
FIRST-EVER SEEU MEETUP!
WEBSITE CRITIQUES ROUND 1
WEBSITE CRITIQUES ROUND 2
JEREMY'S STORAGE WORKFLOW
TIMES SQUARE STREET PHOTOGRAPHY