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This course is designed to teach you the ins and outs of photography, even if you have little to no experience with it. Understand How Cameras Work and What Gear You Need, Master Shooting in Manual Mode and Editing Photos, Follow Our Photo Adventures and See How We Shoot Photos Ourselves, and more.
Sue Bryce’s 28 Days is the all-in-one portrait photography class that teaches you posing, shooting, marketing, selling, and everything else you need to know to run a successful contemporary portrait photography business.
This course will start at the very beginning and help you establish a foundation for all styles of portrait photography. You’ll learn about the essential elements of a good portrait; lighting, posing and expression. Then you’ll learn how to work with what you’ve got, with instruction on shooting with window, natural, indoor, and studio lights.
If you want to take more memorable and inspiring photographs of your travels, your friends and family, or the great outdoors then this photography for beginners class is for you. Learn how to make average pictures amazing photographs and gain the ground necessary to continue your photography education.
Taught by seasoned photographer John Greengo, this class places emphasis on quality visuals and experiential learning. You’ll learn: How to bring together the elements of manual mode to create an evocative image: shutter speed, aperture, and image composition. How to choose the right gear, and develop efficient workflow. And more.
In this course, you’ll discover how to: Use simple on- and off-camera flash lighting. Communicate effectively to devise creative, meaningful poses. Develop post-processing and overall workflow. you will learn how to adapt to a variety of different lighting situations — indoor and outdoor, natural and urban. And more.
This workshop will give you the confidence to incorporate small portable flash in your photography toolkit. From shooting receptions at weddings or adding drama in senior portraits, this workshop will include lots of live shooting examples that will help everything make sense.
Kelly Brown is a highly-celebrated family photographer and runs a successful Australian studio. Kelly will teach: Posing for newborns — Everything from the most-requested classic poses to more advanced and creative posing. How to set up a home studio — What you need, what you don’t, and how to create a safe, polished, and inviting space. And much more.
Join award-winning photography Scott Robert Lim as he breaks down lighting basics and how to find great light and solve problems when in difficult lighting situations. He’ll cover how to work through extremely bright light by using your environment and the available resources only. He’ll also discuss how to use reflectors and diffusers to control the light, and more.
Ashley Gilbertson is the creative visionary behind “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot: A Photographer’s Chronicle of the Iraq War”. In this class, he’ll teach you how to get incredible shots using a variety of conventional and unconventional methods. You’ll learn about: Gear, in theory, and practice. Techniques for getting caption information. And more.
This is an all-inclusive workshop that provides the tools you need to run a successful and creative business as a fine art photographer. You’ll learn creative exercises to find and develop your ideas, how to produce your own photo series, post production techniques and skills for compositing and retouching, how to print your pieces so they look like art. And more.
In this class, award-winning photographer John Greengo uses illustrations, animations, and photographs of destinations from around the world to teach you the thought process behind great nature photography. You’ll learn which gear is suited to the environment you want to shoot and how to plan for ideal light and composition.
Join popular photography teacher, trashhand, as he shares insight on some of his favorite street photography techniques. While weaving through the streets of Chicago trashhand covers four main topics: capturing authentic candids, utilizing blur to convey motion, finding compelling angles for “look-up” shots, and finally trying these techniques at night.
Whether you’re a food blogger, self-proclaimed master chef, or just an Instagram foodie, this course will give you the skills needed to take professional food photos. The goal is this course is to teach you how to take better photos of your food with any camera, wherever you are.
Some of the things you’ll learn in this course: Setting up your wedding photography business. Getting your first clients. Putting together an awesome equipment kit for shooting weddings. Knowing exactly what goes on during a typical wedding day and how to navigate it. Shooting beautiful photos of every moment. And much more.
Join photographer Marte Marie Forsberg to learn her inspired approach to lifestyle photography. Whether you’re photographing for a blog or Instagram, or simply want to capture a beautiful meal, you’ll learn how to capture stunning stories in a styled yet natural way. This class is perfect for beginning and pro photographers alike.
This course is perfect for anyone who considers themselves a beginner with their Nikon DSLR or for anyone who has some existing knowledge about how their camera works but hasn’t quite put all the puzzle pieces together when it comes to how aperture and shutter speed work together.
This introductory photography class is a smart, inspiring way to get up to speed quickly. Taught by photographer Justin Bridges, you’ll learn how to manually balance shutter speed, aperture, and ISO to achieve perfect exposure, every time — and then hit the NYC streets to see it all in action.
Go on-location with photographer and adventurer Chris Burkard as he explores the wilderness and discovers great photos along the way. Lessons include working with lighting at different times of day, shooting long exposures, and incorporating subjects into a landscape shot.
Whether your camera is a Smartphone or DSLR, a Compact or Mirrorless model, you will learn to gain control of exposure and understand fundamentals of composition, while exploring documentary and creative concepts to make the kinds of photographs you have always wanted.