The Fine Art Way – Opening up again


The last few months I’ve had a small number of members in my Fine Art Way group and it has been so rewarding. Not just for me, but for them as well. I love sharing the knowledge I have. I am going to be opening it up again for new members shortly, but I wanted to share with you some of the experiences that a few have had. 

The header for the group, and below just some of the videos in the group. Many are our group tutorials so those that can’t attend can watch them later.

The Fine Art Way – Opening up again

I asked some of them if they would write testimonials for me. It was also good to hear what they got out of being part of the group. I have been trying to teach them what I did with my Fine Arts Degree and trying to run it in a similar way, but perhaps a lot faster. We do quite a few things and I’ve done a lot of videos on different aspects of being a Fine Art photographer.

Of course, for some, it is about improving their work and moving forward. Finding a direction can be hard and we have worked on that as well. I have got to know quite a few of them that are in Melbourne, and others through the group tutorials we run each week. We have looked at artists and photographers to see how they work. It has been really interesting to see their reactions and how they want to respond.


I’m going to share some here now, for you to see.

From Sandi

I had been following the Photographer’s Mentor page for a bit when the Fine Art Way was advertised and I immediately wanted to get on this course…. I wanted to learn how to combine my passion for photography with art and I wanted to find my own style. Leanne’s approach to help us find our way is relaxed, the critiques are very useful and her introduction of artists and techniques I have found invaluable. The group come from different backgrounds and at different levels of photographic skills but we work well as a team and above all we learn from each other.

From Kerrie

I discovered Leanne Cole’s work just over a year ago and loved her unique and recognisable style.  In that time I have completed 2 workshops for long exposure and also been part of Leanne’s mentoring group.  I have learned such a lot, not just about the photography side of things but how to focus my photography from a scattergun approach of just going out and taking shots to think about what my work is about, how to develop my style and consistency. 

Leanne is keen to share her experience with others and provides honest and constructive feedback about your work. 

From Denise

I have had the pleasure to be a part of The Fine Art Way and have found it to be a rewarding and informative experience. Leanne Cole is a wonderful teacher, patient and knowledgeable, always with a sense of humour. Leanne challenges me to think more deeply about my work and has made many suggestions that have really helped improve my photography. It has also been a pleasure to interact with the other members of the group. I highly recommend The Fine Art Way.

From Steve

I would like to thank Leanne Cole for her fantastic mentoring program – The Fine Art Way.

Through the Fine Art Way Leanne, with her extensive experience as a fine art photographer, provides tips and advice to guide photographers on their journey to becoming fine art photographers. Some of the great aspects of the program include positive group critique sessions, technical tips for post-processing, instructional videos on topics such as preparing artists statements and CVs, and tips for gallery exhibiting.

I highly recommend The Fine Art Way to any photographer who wants to improve their craft and become artists.

Steve Day. SADsoft Photos,

Thank you to each for their lovely words.

If you would like to join The Fine Art Way then send me an email, we cater for all time zones.

This is a wonderful opportunity for you to improve your photography. It is done on a month by month basis, and you pay for each month.

At this point in time it is a Facebook group. However, if I can get enough people who want to do I will be adding a membership section to this website for those that want to be part of it.

If you want to know more, then let me know as well, ask away, happy to help.

One of my images.

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  1. Hi Leanne, i have set up my monthly payment for The Fine Art Way. Do i need to do anything else?

  2. For any of you who follow Leanne and are reading this…i didn’t get my act together quick enough to write a testimonial….i have been following Leanne for years and have been part of the Fine Arts group….Its been motivating educational, a portal to others and their photography. Ive learnt heaps and just being in the group as helped me develop my photography journey…. Trees Westcot 😊

    1. Thank you so much Trees, it is always good to hear how others have found the group. It makes me happy to hear that you are finding it inspiring.

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