Find Your Voice
Find Your Voice

Your Community - Your Voice - Your Place

Learning - Encouragement - Personal Development

What is FYV?

FYV (pronounced 'Five' - for 'Find Your Voice') is a supportive community of like-minded creative photographers and artists, led by Valda Bailey & Doug Chinnery, who love exploring Photographic Expressionism and are eager to grow creatively.

It's for you if;

  • You feel like other photographers don't get what you do
  • You have seen abstract expressionist photography using multiple exposures and ICM and would love to develop those skills yourself
  • You feel you are in a creative rut and need some inspiration and help to lift you - to help you find your own unique creative voice
  • You love talking about art and creativity but don't have anyone to share your ideas with
  • You want to elevate your work beyond the ordinary - to bridge the gap between photography and 'art'
  • You want to learn new techniques that go beyond photography - like working with gold leaf, and cyanotypes, embellishing your prints, employing collage in your work and much more 

If this is you, you have come to the right place. 

Valda and Doug know exactly how you feel and have designed FYV to be a haven for like-minded creatives. You will love it here - why not give the no-obligation two-week free trial a go? It is easy to cancel and your card will not be charged.

Why should I give the two-week free trial a go?

Try it for two weeks. If you don't like it, just cancel and your card won't be charged. (and cancelling is easy - just a couple of clicks).

FYV is a unique place for creative photographers. No other site combines its rich community features, its breadth and depth of learning and self-development opportunities nor its accessibility from both a web browser on your computer and any smartphone or tablet via our app (Apple or Android). 

Valda and Doug both teach several live sessions every month, host live critique sessions of members' work and invite world-class speakers to deliver talks. 

  • Several monthly live teaching sessions from both Valda & Doug
  • Live constructive critique sessions of members' submitted work
  • Occasional invited world-class speakers
  • All talks and instruction sessions are recorded and available to stream from an already huge and ever-growing library of content
  • Techniques beyond multiple exposures and ICM, such as cyanotypes, gilding, printing, and embellishing prints along with in-depth Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop tutorials
  • Busy community forums and galleries - a source of creative wisdom and encouragement
  • Subscribers receive a 5% discount on all tours and workshops run by Valda and Doug through Bailey Chinnery.

Members are encouraged to submit their work to the site's galleries, enter creative challenges and work on projects. The resulting work is exhibited in professional online 3D galleries.


Should you want to push yourself and go even further with your creative growth we offer, for an additional subscription, access to our Abstract Rhythm and Blue Notes course. This is now an ongoing program of more advanced tuition on creative thinking and personal growth.

Subscribers will have access to monthly live lectures on deeper creative subjects from Valda and Doug, as well as occasional invited guest speakers. These will build into a library resource available anytime during your subscription. There will also be more advanced projects, discussion groups and image critique sessions designed to help you make greater progress as an artist.

We promise to continue to do our very best to make it the ultimate community-based learning resource anywhere in the world for those who love photographic expressionism as we do. We look forward to you joining us.

A Big Thanks

We want to thank all of you who support us by subscribing to the FYV community and being active members. We are privileged to spend our lives teaching and working with such creative people. We could not do what we do without you and we never take that for granted.