My Biggest Photography Course Ever

Photo Serge Institute of Photography


or 5 Monthly Payments of $399


Product Overview

After several years of production, I created a completely new way to teach photography. It is called the Photo Serge Institute of Photography. It is a training curriculum that includes over 60 videos courses and over 30 practical exercises. It also includes actual coaching. For any level of photographer, from beginner to advanced, get honest feedback on your work and see how you can improve by strengthening your weaknesses.

Everything you need

Photography techniques, camera settings and composition from Paris to South Africa, New York to Los Angeles, no stone unturned.


Get a Diploma when you pass the final exam. Become a certified Master of Photography by the PhotoSerge Institute of Photography.

"Serge's video trainings are SO GOOD I always watch them to the end because he's so enthusiastic about photography!" He helped take my "passionate hobby" and turn it into a "Full-Time professional landscape photography business!"

Tim Shield
Professional Photographer

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Watch the 1st lesson right now! Camera Choice: What camera I’m working with. DSLR Canon T2I, Sony A7r3 and iPhone



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10+ hours


Beginner to Intermediate


Photoshop, Lightroom & Aurora

Lessons: Part I


Camera choice

What camera I’m working with. DSLR Canon T2I, Sony A7r3 and iPhone.


Intro to lens

What are the basic lenses? Understanding the focal distance.


The automatic mode

Why you should not use it and how to start using your camera.


The aperture value mode

Understanding the depth of field in your camera and why it is an artistic decision.


Shutter speed mode

I explain you what shutter speed is and the effect that different speed has on movement.



What is the use of ISO and why you should always aim to be at 100 ISO.


Time Square from the top

Example of use of ISO for shooting at night.

Lessons: Part 2


Retouching roof top Time Square

Let’s see how we can do a quick retouch on this 500 ISO photo and if the photo is usable.


Focus modes

In this video I show the different Auto Focus modes and what are their use.


Roof top Time Square

In this video I show a practical example of a situation where you have no choice but to play with the ISO because tripods are not allowed.


Top of the Rock the quality of the light

In this video taken in New York at the Top of the Rock I show the different times of the day of the same scene, the amazing view of the Empire State Building form the Top of the Rock.


White balance

White balance is an arbitrary, it is an artistic decision, I show you various examples.


Raw vs JPG

If you shoot JPG you let the camera decide of the white balance and in post production it decides of the retouching options, if you shoot RAW you get a lot more post processing options.

Lessons: Part 3


An introduction to composition

Learn the most fundamental rules about composition.



A morning adventure in Paris

In this video I show you many photography techniques, we start combining everything we have learned so far.


Retouching sunrise

I show you a classic retouch of that first sunrise shot from the hotel using the usual Lightroom tools.


Sunrise HDR

Now we take the same photo and we retouch it using Aurora HDR to get a more spectacular result.


More window

There was a lot more photos I got from this hotel window and I will show how we can use what we have learned so far on the rest of the photos.


Art Bridge Part 1

Let’s see all the photos we got and do a classic retouch in Lightroom.


Art Bridge Part 2

Now we take the best one we had and make it even better in Luminar.

Lessons: Part 4


Turn the light on Louvre

In this video I show you how to do a HDR in Lightroom and how to turn on the light on the beautiful lamps of the Louvre.


Foggy sunrise

I show you how to add fog using Luminar and why it is important to shoot where the nice light is. I had a lot of bad photos that morning too.


Inside Louvre

In this video I bring you inside of the Napoleon Apartments inside the Louvre and show you one of the most breathtaking hidden view of Paris.


Napoleon Apartements

I show you a really cool trick to make your interior photo shine.


The Louvre terraces!

One of the most unique view deserves a special Photoshop treatment to make it awesome!


The roof of The Arc de Triomphe

After a nice sunrise let’s look at how to take photos in the fog when tripods are not allowed!


Arc de Triomphe retouch

Let’s see what came out of this photoshoot, what worked and what didn’t work and how to retouch this night foggy photos.

"I was a professional Golf Player and looking for a new adventure in Life, I came across Serge Ramelli training and never look back. I now own of the largest Interior Design business in Spain with over 6 staff and we are the leaders of High End Real Estate in Spain and some other countries"

Charly Simon
Professional Photographer

Lessons: Part 5


Top of the rock Canon

I retouch all day light and golden hour taken with the Canon Camera; I show you some cool trick to make Golden hour photo pop.


Top of the rock Sony

In this video I show you how to retouch sunset photos, and also we talk about composition and why some photos just don't work.


Top of the rock night

I will show you how I retouched the blue hour and sunset photos and what composition worked and what did not work.


South Africa Cape Town Camp Bay

In this video I will show you one of my favorite photoshoot I did in Cape Town's beautiful beach.


First grand selection Camp Bay

I have a very precise selection technique to see what is a potentially good photo and what is a bad photo.


Refining selection

Let’s go through all the photos that have one star and take the best of the best.


Retouching the best Camp Bay

Now we finalize the best of the best.


Panorama Camp Bay

Let’s retouch the two panoramas of that day and see what we can get out of it!

Lessons: Part 6


Shooting New York in a helicopter

A behind the scene of my wife and I taking photos in New York.


Retouching New York helicopter photos part 1

Let’s first make a selection of the best of the best photos.


Retouching New York helicopter photos part 2

Let’s retouch the first photo and find the right sky or look.


Retouching New York helicopter photos part 3

A lot of sky replacement in this serie, because we have a great subject but poor light.


Kruger Park South Africa

One of the best photography day in my entire life, behind the scene.


Selecting the photos Kruger Park

Let’s go through the selection and let’s create a nice composition of this amazing day in the Kruger Park.


Selecting the photos Kruger Park Part 1

Let’s start to retouch our 2 stars, we start off by a stylish, fast and easy look.


Installing Skies

For the next project we have to install some skies.


Elephants Making Of

Become an expert at sky replacement..



Shooting roof of New York

In this video I show you some photos from a roof top under the rain in New York.


Retouching roof of New York

I show you a work around if you cannot stick your panoramas in Lightroom because you don’t have the exact same focal on all your photos.

Lessons: Part 7


Roof top of the Printemps

In this video I take you with me on the top of the Printemps one of the largest department store in Paris and one of the best view!


Retouching the Printemps

I’m going to show you what I considered a good photo and a new retouching technique including dramatic night black and white.


Table Mountains

Let’s go back to south Africa on the top of the famous Table Mountain in Cape town.


Selecting Table Mountains

Let’s do a short selection and see which one is usable and can have a potential with retouch.


Retouching Table mountains

Now we have a good selection of the potential let’s retouch the best and let’s do one more sky replacement for fun!


Shooting Boulder Beach Cape Town

One of the nicest beach I have seen with great penguins.


Selecting Boulder Beach photos

Let’s go through another shoot and select the best one and let’s talk composition and storytelling!


Retouching Boulder Beach photos

Let’s retouch the boulder beach photos and make some awesome blue hour photography.

Lessons: Part 8


Shooting at the Eiffel Tower

Let’s go back to Paris and take some photos around the Eiffel Tower.


Selecting Eiffel Tower photos

Let’s see which photos work and which don’t of this Eiffel Tower evening.


Retouching Eiffel Tower photos Part 1

Let’s retouch all the golden hours and play around with profiles!


Retouching Eiffel Tower photos Part 2

We now retouch the blue hour section and sunset. In this one I will try to do a natural HDR in Lightroom compare to Aurora HDR and see which one I like better.


Shooting a portrait/landscape with Speedlight flash

I will show you a technique of portrait that I love, it is kind of a movie poster and a mixture between portrait and landscape.


Selecting the photo and erasing the assistant

Let’s see what are the best shot we got and how to erase the assistant using the flash.


Retouching the red dress portrait

In this video I try different styles to see what would fit better.


Shooting in point in Malibu Portrait

Let’s do a more natural spring vibe portrait where the flash is optional.


Retouching the Malibu spring shot

Same technique but this time we go for a more natural result.

"I have watched almost every live video of Serge Ramelli retouching our raw photos. Seeing his workflow and creativity opens my eyes to new ways of editing. He's given me helpful advice how to improve and answers questions I have about photography. It has made a huge difference in my growth as a photographer. Thank you, Serge!"

Liesl Walsh
Fine Art Photographer

Photo Serge Institute of Photography Community.

Bonus #1


The Photo Serge Institute of Photography Community is a place where all students submit their assignments and get feedback from Serge and his team.

You can also share and discuss your progress, difficulties and improvements.

Photo Serge Institute of Photography Monthly Q&A coaching.

Bonus #2


This monthly Q&A session takes place in a private Facebook group where you can submit questions and even photos and get live feedback and coaching from Serge.

VOXER Communication

Bonus #4


With the Voxer app, you can have direct access to Serge Institute to ask your questions, and he will get back with you directly to answer them.

My Biggest Photography Course Ever

Photo Serge Institute of Photography


or 5 Monthly Payments of $399



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