Design, Photography, & Fashion

Photo Studies: Creative Partnerships

Jimmy Chin

Lesson time 14:46 min

In this chapter, featuring an interview with renowned mountaineer Conrad Anker, Jimmy breaks down how creative relationships fuel his photography, and explores the importance of forging partnerships with those who push you to greater heights.

Jimmy Chin
Teaches Adventure Photography
National Geographic photographer teaches his techniques for planning, capturing, and editing breathtaking photos.
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Push the limits of your photography

Jimmy Chin has built his career taking photos at the top of the world, earning him the cover of National Geographic and multiple awards. Now he’s taking you on location to teach you techniques for capturing breathtaking shots. In his photography class, learn different creative approaches for commercial shoots, editorial spreads, and passion projects. Gather the gear—and the perspective—to bring your photography to new heights.


Students give MasterClass an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

I can’t wait to buy a good camera! Wonderful class

Jimmy was an excellent teacher and I felt that I was one on one with him as he walked me through all the different aspects of his work. It's amazing to be able to learn from someone you look up to and strive to emulate.

This was the best class I've taken because it was so specific; filled with practical knowledge, not merely theory.

though i am not an adventure photographer I found Jimmy's life info very interesting and is transferable to all forms of not only photography but life dreams and ambitions have to want it be prepared years of this dedication too be ready when that "break" comes and being able to recognize that does come in whatever form and putting your whole self into it and enjoy the ride thanks Jimmy.


Teresa T.

I haven't been able to download any of the workbooks since lesson 5. Any suggestions?

A fellow student

I love the sentiment about when you have to be the best, you are the best. The whole having to rise to the occasion is so critical and I think that plays out so well when you work and partner with others that not only bring out the best in you but challenge you to elevate yourself further. There is only growth outside our comfort zones. So cool and what a nice tribute to Dean Potter. So sad to lose such a free spirit.


Congrats big time to Jimmy on the Oscar! Wow, so cool--and well-deserved. Although I think Meru was even better and also deserved an award.

Jorge B.

Creativity flourishes when team work and talent meet. It becomes this mutual respect for craft and a different perspective must be welcomed in order for everyone to grow and learn.

Rob J.

So far in the masterclass I feel it is lacking teaching structure. There is a lot of Jimmy telling us how good he is and telling us ego boosting stories but there doesn't seem to be a lot of content. In this video it took 15 minutes to tell us its good to have friends to go on expedition with and to tell us (again) that Jimmy has shot a lot of different activities in the mountains.