Six steps to a creative life

Find your passion, unlock your creative voice, develop your art and craft,
and claim the joy and energy of sharing with a creative community.

Steve Parish has sold millions of his photographic publications and become a national icon, all based on his passion for sharing nature. Now, Steve shows you how to claim your own unique creative voice, hone it, and share it as he walks you through the 6 steps to building a joyful creative life.

This online masterclass has been developed and tested over 2 years with Griffith University, and is now released online for everyone with a passion for photography – whether you’re a beginner, enthusiast or experienced photographer.

Only $295 – includes ongoing updates & all Six eGuides & Videos.
For further information phone +61 498 096 724

If you prefer a live-online version of my Workshop and being part of
a small intimate group then have a look at the agenda for our ten week course.
For further information phone +61 498 096 724

115 Page Interactive eGuide +  32min Video


You’re unique. Own it.

Find your passion and playfulness to give the world the gift of your unique creative voice.

Unlock the energy and confidence that comes with connecting with your purpose as you realise
“Yes, I am creative. I have important things to share.”

Discover how to drop the armour holding you back and do what makes you come alive.

104 Page Interactive eGuide +  42min Video


Turn your passion into action through projects.
Find more time to take photos, and discover how quick it is to organise
your images when you have a clear purpose.

Learn the practical strategies to build collections that create value for you and others.
Nurture intuitive, creative expression.

124 Page Interactive eGuide +  29min Video


Discover the universal accessibility of finding beauty in every corner of life and amplify your daily joy. This is a journey that everyone can embark on—it’s a blend of mindset and play.

Get inspired and learn how to compose photos with your imagination and eyes.

We overlook so many masterpieces every day. Claim your own unique way of seeing the world around you.

124 Page Interactive eGuide +  43min Video


Discover how to speak beautifully with your camera, and move people with your settings. Steve simplifies the technical side of photography and shares his approaches and settings for a wide range of subject. Explore photographic techniques to amplify your voice.

Navigate your way through the maze of photographic equipment
from DSLR’s, Mirrorless cameras to phone cameras to get the essential gear for your creative voice.

222 Page Interactive eGuide + 44min Video 


Add soul and emotion to your images through editing. Bring back how it felt to be there.

Editing photos should be creative and energising – not computer science.
From choosing hardware and software to creating an artistic vision,
this step will inspire you to dig deep and explore the creative child within.

66 Page Interactive eGuide + 83min Video 


Navigate the pitfalls and strategies for building connections and sharing,
both online and real-world, and make your creative voice heard.

Learn the secret to how Steve created the largest Australian Natural and Social History Publishing Company and went on to share his discoveries with the world.

Experience personal growth through sharing with a community and giving back.

Only $295- includes ongoing updates & all Six eGuides & Videos.
For further information phone +61 498 096 724

Access a PDF that shows the contents pages of each chapter in each of the six-step Modules.

What’s Included?

>  6 eBooks that add up to over 764 pages of inspiration, illustrated examples, and activities for you to put into practice. Yours to download and keep. eBooks continually updated with changes to technology at no ongoing cost to students.

>  6 videos totalling 8 hours that guide you through the steps and let you get to know Steve, how he thinks, and how he overcame his challenges to become an Australian icon.

>  Workbook journal to put it into action and motivate your progress through time – see below.

> Invitation to an exclusive vibrant online community with opportunities to interact with Steve online.

> Free upgrades for the life of the Masterclass.

How to Develop a Workbook Journal

Journaling can become a keystone habit that improves every other area of our creative lives. Every idea developed into a project, whether it eventually became a published product, an exhibition or a social post, the resolution of a creative problem or merely a play space, can begin in a Creative Life Journal ensuring a safe space to revisit time and again.

Further, on the last page of each eBook Module, I have listed a series of ‘Self Reflective Journal Entries’. This tutorial illustrates how to set up and apply for the Entries and also use the Journal for mind mapping, creative animations set to music and much more. Past participants have highlighted this tutorial as a highlight of the Masterclass.

Here’s a comment regarding the Creative Life Journal element from the Masterclass from Kim Fawcett.

‘I’ve started my journal, but working out my CLP has completely changed the direction I was moving in. Now I understand why I do what I do, I’m doing more of what I want to do and less of what I felt obligated to do.


>  Who is this Masterclas for? Anyone with a love for photography, novice or veteran, amateur or professional. This course will inspire you to find your unique creative voice, and build everything upon that.

>  What is in each step? Each step includes a videos, an extensive downloadable e-book, and activities to help you put it into practice. The steps build together to transform the way you see and apply your creativity. Module 5 also includes demonstration videos.

>  Can I do the masterclass any time? Yes – you have lifetime access to the materials, and you can download them and work on them at any time.

Will I have access to Steve and other past Students? Yes there is a dedicated Facebook Group and you can make direct contact with Steve via [email protected].

Only $295 – includes ongoing updates & all Six eGuides & Videos.
For further information phone +61 498 096 724

What people are saying

‘After thoroughly exploring this Masterclass, I was hugely impressed and inspired — Steve’s achievements and offerings go incredibly deep! This Masterclass is a brilliant culmination of the achievements of a Grand Master. It’s a great source of inspiration, packed with your vast knowledge, insights, experience, tips and tricks.

Leo Meier

“I wasn’t certain if the “A Pathway to Purpose” course was the right fit for me. But I absolutely loved it. Not only because, I had the opportunity to learn from a Master Photographer but also because, this course helped me to look at my photography from a different point of view. This course is “must” for anybody who is trying to figure out their own creative life pathway.” 

Katarina Smelikova

The Masterclass e-book, Steve’s intense enthusiasm and unselfish willingness to share his knowledge comes to the fore as he guides the student through a series of easy to understand modules, which will ultimately become their own personal toolbox and creative journey.’s.

Phil Bender

The content covered in the Masterclass exceeded my expectations and gave me clarity about where I want my photography to lead. It addressed a wide range of important subject matter that I found extremely useful and gave me a deeper understanding of my own creative passions.

Markeeta Culley

The Digital Darkroom was a big module and it took me longer to get through than the others,  but I came out the other side of it feeling so different!  I have to admit I wasn’t keen on seeing photographs transformed into artwork to begin with. It just didn’t make sense to me that anyone would want to make their photograph look like a painting.  By the end of this module I felt like a door that had been previously locked was now wide open and I was blown away with possibilities to make amazing works of art with our photographs.    I was well and truly inspired!

Samantha Mooney

Your Host for this Masterclass

Steve Parish is a passionate photographer, publisher, speaker, author, naturalist and digital artist. He is one of few Australian photographers who can look back on over six decades of photography, working across a vast range of Australian social and natural history subjects on land and underwater. His iconic, multi-award-winning publications have been in print for over thirty-five years, and in 2008 he was awarded the Order of Australia for his contribution to Australian Natural History Education.  Since the age of sixteen, Steve has shared his work with the Australian community through thousands of publications, talks, exhibitions and public events. Since his late teens, his primary motivation has been to inspire others to consider the benefits of nature connection for mental, physical and spiritual well-being.
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