The power of photography and some motivation & inspiration for you.
MODULE 1: BASIC CAMERA FUNCTIONS
You'll finally understand the most important camera settings and functions and how to use them! If you have trouble with focusing and color, this module could be an eyeopener.
MODULE 2: TYPES OF LENSES
Learn the difference between different lenses and the pros and cons of each. Also uncover the simple & inexpensive thing that will protect your lenses and save you hundreds or even thousands of dollars on replacing a broken lens!
Learn all about aperture, shutter speed, ISO, and how to blend the three to create the proper exposure. Ever wish you could blur out a distracting background, freeze the action of a sports game, or express how fast someone or something is moving? This is the module that will teach you to take creative control, instead of your camera controlling you!
MODULE 4: ALL THINGS ARTSY
Develop your "eye" and transform yourself from "someone with a camera" to photographic artist. Learn how to make your photographs stand out and be more impactful through composition, camera angles & perspectives, and storytelling photography.
Ever look at a photograph and think, "Wow, this image looks so real. I feel like I'm there!"? Well, light can make or break a photograph, and in this module, you'll learn how to create 3-dimensional-looking images in a 2-dimensional art form with lighting techniques that create depth. Learn about direction of light and how to use it to your advantage, the different types of natural light, the most common mistakes when shooting in natural light and how to resolve them. You'll also get a taste of how using light modifiers and flash, both indoors and outdoors, can increase clarity and contrast and make your subjects "pop"!
Photographing people can be more challenging then photographing other subjects, because that bird or landscape you're photographing isn't going to complain about how they look! In this photography class module, I'll share some simple, easy-to-implement tips and tricks to flatter your people subjects and make them look their very best.
MODULE 7: ENJOYING YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY
This module is a bonus, because I feel strongly that your photographs belongs on your walls or in other printed form so that they bring love and joy to your daily life, as opposed to being hidden on a computer hard drive. Get tips on choosing print sizes and grouping layouts for your particular space. We'll also discuss photo books & albums and explore the creation of choreographed slideshows that you can share with family and friends.
I have a point and shoot camera. Is this class suitable for me too?
You'll get the most out of this class if you have any kind of a digital SLR camera. However, if you have a point and shoot camera or are using your cell phone camera, you'll still learn a ton from modules 4-7, and possibly some of modules 1-2.
How do I get access to the class after purchasing it?
After purchasing the class, you'll receive an e-mail with your login information. Sign in to the site, and all of the class videos and, if you purchased the enhanced or VIP versions, other course materials as well, will be at your fingertips. Watch each video online as many times as you want, and pause and rewind to your heart's content.
How long will it take me to complete this online photography class?
If you were to watch each video back to back, without stopping to practice or take the quizzes or do the hands-on assignments (in the Enhanced and VIP Experience class versions), then it would take you approximately 3.25 hours to complete the course.
However, I recommend that you do take the time to practice the materials covered in each module. If you set aside time to watch the modules and practice and do the assignments every week, then you could complete the course in 6-18 weeks, depending on how in-depth you choose to go into the assignments and how much time you commit each week. That said, this course is flexible. If you're busy and get distracted with life, have no fear, you have one year up to lifetime access, depending on which class version you purchase.
Can you tell me about the instructor?
View my full photography portfolio and bio on the main website. Just click "main site" in the menu above.
I have more questions. How can I contact you?
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