A Masterclass in Photography - Be A Confident Photographer
What you'll learn
- You will be able to make beautiful photos you're proud of and people around you admire
- You will be confident with any genre of photography from landscapes to portraits, street photography, still life, abstract and more
- You will understand your camera, be able to get the best from it & be friends with it
- You will know which settings I used in lessons - and why I used them
- You will be able to use creative superpowers hidden in exposure settings and lens choice (focal length)
- You will be able to see and understand qualities of light to bring photos to life
- You will be able to 'see' and compose photos beautifully
- You will be able to take pin sharp pictures every time
- You will know about colours and white balance
- You will be competent and feel confident as a photographer
- You are committed and excited enough about photography to dedicate time to mastering it
- You look forward to doing the exercises and gaining experience. Photography's fun right?
- No special (or expensive) camera kit is needed
- A DSLR, Mirrorless or Bridge camera with settings
An online photography course where you’ll learn to see and take amazing photos with a mirrorless, DSLR or bridge camera.
**The good news is, you only need 5 camera controls to be a competent and confident photographer.**
Most photography courses concentrate on gear and tech, but cameras don’t take pictures! You take pictures and you are often overlooked in favour of the latest gadget or upgrade.
There are only 5 camera controls you need. This comprehensive photography course is specifically designed to make them effortless and easy to use and combine with creative ideas for all levels of photographer from beginner to advanced.
If you've been photographing for years but still have lingering doubts about any of these things, Masterclass will bring them together and replace confusion with clarity and confidence
If you've just got your first camera, you'll have clarity from the start and confidence will quickly follow - you'll shortcut years of trial and error
What Will You Learn?
You'll see through my camera's viewfinder in 95% of lessons so you can see the settings used live - as I explain and demonstrate...
How a camera works so you can creatively exploit it to the max
Menus and feature setups you need
Camera and kit you need - and what you don’t
Why manual settings are vital and how simple they are to use for creative eye catching photography
Why I chose camera settings for each image in the course
What auto modes do, how to control them and why they're great
Why, when and how to argue with your camera's recommended exposure
How to use hidden creative superpowers of shutter speed and aperture settings
How to compose beautiful photos and why you should break the ‘rules’
How exploit focal length (zoom) and bring a new dimension to your compositions
How to see and use qualities of light appropriately
The thought process behind settings, techniques, composition and light.
Everything above in real world situations
How to Be A Competent And Confident Photographer
Manual exposure settings
Semi auto exposure settings
Depth of field (it's more than just apertures)
Capturing movement in a photo
Creative use of focal length
Auto focus modes
Qualities of light
This course is applicable for...
Long exposure / low light photography
And all other photography genres because the fundamentals of photography are the same for all subjects
How Will I learn it?
Photography is not as complex as some make out. It’s a bit of knowledge and a lot of practise - which is great news because you already love taking pictures...
First you’ll master the 3 exposure controls so you’ll know what they do, why they do it and be able to choose which settings to use. Exposure is not rocket science. It's just 3 controls and if you can get online and enrol on a course you can easily master 3 camera settings.
Exposure settings have creative superpowers too and the next step is learning what they are and how to choose settings for creative reasons. Every photo you take is your photo and Masterclass will put you in control of how you want it to look.
Manual mode is pretty simple TBH, and it's vital because cameras can’t think for themselves and sometimes get it wrong. Ever taken a photo of bright snow or a white sand beach in sunshine? Did it come out dark and dull looking? - That’s what I mean.
Once you’ve mastered manual exposure, know why cameras get it wrong and what to do about it, you can effectively use auto / semi auto if you like. It’s just another way to achieve the same result. You'll learn how to control these modes - even though they have the word ‘auto’ in the name.
Next you’ll learn how to be creative. How to 'see' and find photos, composition, lighting, how to add mood and feeling to a photo, give it meaning and be more than just a pretty picture.
In the majority of lessons you will see actual settings, composition etc live in the camera’s viewfinder as techniques are explained and demonstrated in both home and real life on-location environments.
Which Camera Do I Need For This Course?
This photography course is designed for cameras that have settings. DSLR, Mirrorless and Bridge cameras. Though there are benefits for compact camera and phone photographers, it is not designed for these.
Cameras don't take pictures - you use a camera to make pictures, in the same way a musician plays an instrument or an artists uses a brush.
The camera is your instrument. First you learn how to play it, then how to make beautiful music with it - and there are only five controls you need to do that.
Great photographers of the past took stunning photos on the most basic of cameras with only three controls. They understood the creative relationship between settings, composition and light - the bedrock upon which great photos are built. If they could do it with their clunky old cameras, there's no reason why you can't too.
Commit to this course and 28 days from now your frustrations will have melted away, because you my friend, will be camera competent, feeling confident and looking at your world like a photographer.
If you don't agree I'll give you your money back no quibbles. Far enough?
Who this course is for:
- You've been photographing for years but still have lingering doubts about any of the topics above, Masterclass will bring them together and replace confusion with clarity and confidence
- Just got your first camera? You'll have clarity from the start and confidence will quickly follow - you'll shortcut years of trial and error
- All levels of photographer from beginner and intermediate to more advanced
I'm flattered to have been called "The UK's friendliest Photography Tutor" (Thanks 500px!). I'm proud to have made hundreds of videos and spent thousands of hours teaching people like you to see more beauty in the world every day (and to capture that beauty), by thinking like a photographer.
My YouTube channel has served more than 26 Million views and has more than 250,000 subscribers. I've appeared on TV shows and been asked to speak at some of the best photography events on earth, such as:
Xposure International Photography Festival, Sharjah, UAE
The Photography Show, Birmingham, UK
I've enjoyed a wonderful career as a photographer, presenter and teacher. I even trained as a teacher so that I could reach my full potential and enable others to reach theirs.
As a photographer, I'm proud to have won multiple awards:
Petapixel TopTen Youtube Trainers list
x2 Xposure Exhibition Awards
Fuji Commercial - X2 Fuji Wedding
14 Master Photographers Association Awards
And I've been lucky to have had exhibitions at prestigious venues such as:
The Master Photographers Association
Royal Photographic Society
Romanian Embassy (London)
Xposure Photography Festival - others...
When not teaching photography I also have a role as a brand ambassador for ClickAsnap and have written for publications such as:
DSLR User magazine
Photography Monthly - others...
Trumping all of this, my proudest achievement to date is the huge number of wonderful 5* reviews on Trustpilot and Google - written by people like you after completing my courses. This is what inspires me to continue creating courses to help more people fall in love with photography.