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  • Skill Level

    Level 1

    You're a beginner and want to take a deep-dive into the groundwork of photography.

  • What You Get

    24.5 hours of learning

    + 29 Modules

    + Downloadable lesson PDF

  • Learn To

    Master the fundamental building blocks of photography.

    + Bring together the elements of manual mode to create an evocative image: shutter speed, aperture, and image composition

    + Choose the right gear and develop an efficient workflow

    + Recognize and take advantage of beautiful natural light

What You'll Learn

A comprehensive, interactive guide for beginners to the world of photography.

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Introduction

1/24 (0:23:33)

1 segment. Meet your instructor, John Greengo, and find out everything that will be covered in this course.

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Camera Types & Camera Systems

2/24 (1:09:20)

5 segments. John teaches the different camera types you might encounter and the systems within each.

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Shutter Speed

3/24 (1:01:15)

4 segments. Shutter speed is one of the basic three elements of manual photography. John teaches you how to use it effectively.

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Camera Settings

4/24 (0:31:20)

3 segments. You'll learn what camera settings are best for each scenario based on light, movement, and subject.

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Sensors

5/24 (1:55:30)

4 segments. Learn what a sensor is, how the size impacts your photos and ISO, and how to care for it.

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Focal Length

6/24 (0:56:02)

4 segments. Focal length is an important factor in the look your lens with produce. Before you start shooting, ask yourself what ...

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Types of Lenses

7/24 (0:55:30)

4 segments. John goes over the different types of lenses, and the benefits or each.

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Aperture

8/24 (0:45:41)

4 segments. John teaches you how to adjust your aperture, and how the wideness of your lens will affect your photo.

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Exposure

9/24 (2:05:49)

9 segments. All about light. Learn how to balance exposures to create beautiful, vibrant, and well-lit photos.

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Focusing

10/24 (1:36:20)

7 segments. Nothing's worse than a blurry photo. John shows you the ropes of manual and auto focus modes.

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Depth of Field

11/24 (0:27:15)

3 segments. Are you taking a portrait or a sweeping landscape? You'll learn how to change the depth of field for the desired look...

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Movement

12/24 (0:22:43)

2 segments. Capturing movement in your photos may sound counter-intuitive, but this can actually be a phenomenal tool to take you...

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Advanced Focus Techniques

13/24 (0:54:45)

5 segments. Learn how to calibrate your autofocus and perform advanced techniques like focus stacking. This section contains a qu...

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Accessories

14/24 (1:27:21)

7 segments. Calling all gear-heads: John goes over the best tripods, lighting setups, and lens accessories.

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Being a Photographer

15/24 (0:11:30)

1 segment. John talks about what being a photographer means to him.

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Lighting Scenarios

16/24 (1:50:00)

9 segments. Learn how to direct and work with natural light -- both indirect and direct -- and lighting at all times of the day, ...

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Flash & Additional Lights

17/24 (1:14:20)

6 segments. John talks about artificial lighting in studio settings as well as using flash to illuminate your subject.

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Editing

18/24 (1:59:30)

9 segments. This is where the magic happens. Learn how to enhance and correct your photos' colors, remove distractions, and keep ...

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Composition

19/24 (1:57:25)

8 segments. John talks about the most powerful composition guidelines and how they can make your photos compelling and complex. L...

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Multi-Shot Techniques

20/24 (0:31:45)

2 segments. Deep dive into some more advanced shooting techniques like pixel shift, time lapse, selective cloning, and noise redu...

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Perception

21/24 (1:05:07)

4 segments. How does the camera's view compare to the human eye? In this section, you'll learn about visual balance.

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Other Elements

22/24 (0:24:30)

3 segments. John teaches some elements of design not yet covered -- how to use texture and negative space to your advantage, and ...

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The Photographic Process

23/24 (0:34:10)

2 segments. Time to put the process all put together. John goes over the flow of thinking that goes into working a shot.

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Conclusion

24/24 (0:07:02)

1 segment. John wraps the course with some final notes.

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