Practical Photography for Absolute Beginners: 9 Courses in 1
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Practical Photography for Absolute Beginners: 9 Courses in 1

Become pro photographer - Understand camera gear, lighting + composition, portrait, stock photography sell photo online
4.2 (862 ratings)
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75,178 students enrolled
Last updated 1/2018
English
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This course includes
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 100 articles
  • 1 downloadable resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Assignments
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • You will know how to shoot amazing photos and will make your friends and family wow!
  • You will know how to earn money through photography
  • You will know when to shoot photos in natural lighting, how to utilize at best
  • You will know how to compose better photo shots
  • You will know how every things works inside DSLR with learn by example approach
  • You will learn how to take portratit shots, landscape shots, black and white photo shots, macro shots
Requirements
  • No prior expertise on photography not needed.
Description

=== Students reviews on this course ===

"I had a great love for this course. Through this photography course, I learned so many new things that I never heard of. The teaching method is very simple and beautiful which can be learned easily by anyone." -- Naveen Yes

"Awesome all are understanding and point to point" -- Naman Verma

"It was great course. I now have a better understanding as to which camera to purchase." -- Norman Joseph Edwards

"It's a very nice course for the new ones who want to learn about photography , each and every thing are explained. You must take this course." -- Ananya Jain

This online photography course will help you to learn how to shoot amazing and wow images, those will make you far different from average photographer and you will know how to make money, a lot of money through photography. 

1. This course explains and helps to learn tricky and hard DSLR concepts pretty easy way. For example,             

  • How DSLR image taking process works, through easy animation

  • How view finder works, through easy animation

  • Why you should shoot in RAW Format ??

  • What is ISO?

  • What is Aperture?

  • Understanding Shutter Speed with Cool Explanation.

  • Cheat Sheet # Shutter speed and it's use cases. 

  • Chart # Sensor Size of Various Camera

  • Deep understanding of APS-C

  • Chart # Creative Mode Dial

  • Chart # Parts of DSLR (Nikon View)

  • Chart # Part of DSLR (Canon View)

2. You will master in lighting (Both natural and studio light)

  • Why lighting important in Photography?

  • Understanding natural light

  • Problems to shoot a photo in Mid-Day

  • Photography at Blue Hour

  • Photography at Golden Hour

  • You will understand direction light, how to compose light better to take a better shoot

  • 9 important points of photography

  • Reflector to shoot amazing photos

  • Cheat Sheet # Reflector

  • Diffuser to get rid of harsh light and harsh shadows


3. Shoot Cool Macro Photos

  • What is Macro Photography

  • Benefits of Macro Photography

  • Live view to get sharp AND crispy images

  • Larger depth of field to get more detail

  • Use the focusing rail to save time and perfect the focus

  • Use Manual focus, instead of auto focus

  • Diffuser / Umbrella for better macro shots 

  • Wind: Killer of Macro Photos 

  • Macro Targeted Flash

  • Better tripod to get rid of the blurriness

  • Higher ISO; Reason for Noisy and Grainy Photo


4. Black and white photography

  • Why black and white photography

  • Power of black and white photography

  • Black and White Photography vs. Color Photography

  • Cool tips and Tricks for black and white photography

  • Create a vintage looking shot with Photoshop

  • Create Black and White with Warm Tone

  • High-Key Black & White Portrait Effect in Photoshop

  • Creating Black & White Effect using Hue/Saturation Tool in Photoshop


5. Mastering composition in Photography - Compose Cool Photos

  • You will learn what components make a picture great

  • Why composition in Photography?

  • What makes a picture great?

  • Placement of subject technique

  • Separation of subject technique 

  • Balance of elements technique 

  • Linear perspective 

  • Height perspective 

  • Overlap perspective 

  • Aerial perspective 

  • Fill the frame technique 

  • Pattern technique

  • Leading lines technique

  • Rule of thirds technique

  • Golden ration technique


6. Here, in this course, you will learn how to make money in stock photography through step by step guideline

  • You will learn the  success theory of stock photography

  • You will learn how to analyze the stock photography market 

  • How to earn from multiple stock photography sites 

  • How to increase image acceptance ratio

  • What components makes create a better photo for the selling perspective


7. Portrait Photography 

  • What is Portrait Photography?

  • Key concepts of a portrait photography.

  • Indoor # portrait photography setup

  • Analysis of bad portrait shots, how to over come those?

  • Common mistakes in portrait photography

  • Cheat Sheet # Portrait Lighting


8. Deep analysis on Lenses

  • Chart # Know your lense

  • DSLR Lens analysis 

  • Special purpose lens

  • Benefits of a prime lens

  • Lens market share

  • Nikon lens terms

  • Canon lens terms

9. Filters & Stabilization

  • Types of filters and which one do you need

  • Polarization filter: when you need

  • Example photo shoot with Polarization filter

  • Neural density filter: when you need 

  • Example photo shoot with Neural density (ND) filter

  • When you should use a Tripod?

  • If you don't have, then what to do?

10. Long exposure photography 

  • Introduction to Long exposure photography

  • ND filter guide for long exposure shots

  • What equipment needed for long exposure shots

  • Analysis of several long exposure shots 

  • Tips for better long exposure shots

11. Photo Editing in Photoshop

  • Create a vintage-looking image in Photoshop

  • Crete Black and White Photo with Warm Tone in Photoshop

  • High-Key Black & White Portrait Effect in Photoshop

  • Creating Black & White effect using Hue/Saturation in Photoshop

  • Create amazing color pop in Photoshop

  • Cool sharpening in Photoshop

  • How to create an amazing matte effect in Photoshop

  • Add reflections to sunglasses with Photoshop

  • How to create HDR effect in Photoshop

Who this course is for:
  • Who wants to take better photos
  • Who wants to make money through photography
Course content
Expand all 156 lectures 02:02:12
+ Introduction to Course
4 lectures 03:31
Way to Succeed in Photography? What you will learn from this course?
00:00
Activity # Write Down Top 5 Reasons why you like photography?
00:09
+ Photography Basics - Understand with easy and funny examples
20 lectures 15:21
Summary: How picture taking process works inside DSLR?
00:15
Summary: How viewfinder works inside DSLR?
00:20
Why you should shoot in RAW format?
02:11
Summary: Why you should shoot in RAW format?
00:35
What is ISO?
01:15
Summary: What is ISO?
00:39
What is Aperture?
01:02
Summary: What is Aperture? Depth of Field explained
00:27
Demonstration: Aperture & Depth of Field
00:02
Understanding Shutter Speed
03:00
Summary: What is Shutter Speed?
01:02
Cheat Sheet: Shutter Speed and It's use cases
00:00
Chart: Sensor Size of Various Camera
00:00
Deep understanding on APS-C
01:31
Chart: APS-C
00:15
Chart: Creative Mode Dial
00:13
Chart: Parts of a DSLR (Nikon view)
00:00
Chart: Parts of DSLR (Canon view)
00:00
Photography Basics - Understand with easy and funny examples
5 questions
+ Mastering Lighting in Photography - Shoot Amazing Photos
19 lectures 17:27
What you will learn # Mastering Lighting in Photography
00:12
Why Lighting important in Photography?
00:27
Summary # Understanding natural light
01:14
Problems to shoot photo in Midday (Highest Contrast Light)
00:10
Photography at Blue Hour
02:35
Summary # Photography at Blue Hour
01:00
Check Lists for Photography in Blue Hour
00:10
Photography at Golden Hour
03:08
Summary # Photography at Golden Hour
00:28
Check Lists for Photography in Golden Hour
00:27
Assignment # Photography at Golden Hour
00:08
Create photos in Golden Hour and analysis those.
Photography at Golden Hour
1 question
Understanding direction of light
02:07
Summary # Understanding direction of light
00:38
9 important points about light in Photography
00:49
Reflector to shoot amazing photos
00:23
Cheat Sheet: Reflector
00:02
Diffuser to get rid of harsh light and harsh shadows
00:09
Top things you learned # Mastering Lighiting in Photography
00:23
+ Shoot cool Macro Photos
20 lectures 11:30
What you will learn # Mastering Macro Photography
00:14
What is Macro Photography?
00:04
Benefits of Macro Photography
01:29
Summary: Benefits of Macro photography
00:48
Focus staking # To increase apparent depth of field
00:25
Live view to get Sharp & Crispy Image
01:09
Summary: Live View to get sharp & chrispy image
00:37
Larger depth of field to get more detail
01:40
Summary: Larger Depth of Field to get more detail
00:14
Focusing rail to save time & perfect the focus
00:28
Summary: Use a focusing rail to save time & perfect the focus
00:11
Use manual focus instead of auto focus
01:04
Summary: Use manual focus instead of auto focus
00:35
Diffuser / Umbrella for better macro shots
00:11
Wind: Killer of Macro Photos
00:11
Macro targeted Flash
00:24
Better Tripod to get rid of bluriness
00:22
Higher ISO; Reason for Noisy & Grainy Photo
00:10
Top things you learned # Mastering Macro Photography
00:12
+ Become pro in Black and White Photography
14 lectures 16:27
What you will learn # Mastering Black and White Photography
00:07
Why Black & White Photography?
00:41
Power of black and white photography
00:35
Black and White vs. Color Photography
00:19
Create a Vintage Looking Image with Photoshop
01:24
Create Black and White with Warm Tone
01:10
High-Key Black & White Portrait Effect in Photoshop
03:14
Creating Black & White Effect using Hue/Saturation Tool in Photoshop
01:10
Summary # Cool tips for black & white photography
01:37
Top 10 inspirational Black & White Shots
00:57
Assignment: Mastering Black & White Photography
00:05
Check Lists for Black & White Photography
01:16
Top things you learned # Mastering Black and White Photography
00:25
+ Mastering composition in Photography - Compose your photos better
25 lectures 17:16
What you will learn # Mastering Composition
00:14
What makes a great picture?
00:17
Summary # Why Composition important in Photography?
01:17
Popular composition techniques
01:39
Summary # Popular composition techniques in Photography
00:54
Composition Technique # 01: Placement of Subject
00:54
Summary: Composition Technique # 01 : Placement of Subject
00:20
Composition Technique # 02: Separation of Subject
01:02
Summary: Composition Technique # 02 : Separation of Subject
00:12
Composition Technique # 03: Balance of elements
02:02
Summary: Composition Technique # 03: Balance of elements
00:40
Composition Technique # 04: Linear Perspective
00:17
Composition Technique # 05: Height Perspective
00:12
Example of Height Perspective
00:31
Composition Technique # 06: Overlap perspective
00:13
Example of Overlap Perspective
00:29
Composition Technique # 07: Aerial perspective
00:18
Example of Aerial Perspective
00:44
Composition Technique # 08: Fill the frame
00:29
Composition Technique # 09: Pattern
00:32
Composition Technique # 10: Leading lines
00:32
Composition Technique # 11: Rule of Thirds
00:15
Composition Technique # 12: Golden ratio
00:10
+ Stock Photography: Earn 200k per Year by selling photos online
30 lectures 25:05
Why stock photography popular amoung Photographers?
00:37
Summary: Success Theory of Stock Photography
00:22
Analyze the Market through useful tools
01:30
Assignment of Market Analysis
00:14
Summary: Analyze the market through useful tools
00:10
Learn what type of images buyer want
02:24
Summary: Learn what type of images buyer want
00:18
Shoot images having both literal and conceptual meaning
00:54
Summary: Shoot images having both literal and conceptual meaning
00:12
Save some negative space
01:51
Summary: Save some negative space
01:07
Expert yourself in a few domain
01:31
Summary: Expert yourself in a few domain
00:09
Prepare yourself before shooting
00:55
Summary: Prepare yourself before shooting
00:04
Shoot more and more
01:29
Summary: Shoot more and more.
00:06
Get model release early
00:58
Summary: Get model release early
00:16
Use universal model release form
01:11
Summary: Use universal model release form
00:08
Submit to multiple stock agency sites
01:22
Summary: Submit to multiple stock agency sites
00:15
Brand Yourself / Your agency
02:08
Summary: Brand/Market Yourself/ Your Agency
00:05
Invest your time in proper meta data and keywording
01:37
Summary: Invest your time in proper meta data and keywording
00:15
Don't spam while keywording
00:24
Summary: Don't spam while keywording
00:10
+ Portrait Photography - Shoot wow Portrait Photos
8 lectures 03:21
What is Portrait Photography?
00:11
Key concepts in portrait photography
00:21
Indoor # portrait photography setup
01:19
Analysis on Bad Portrait Shot # Example 1
00:12
Analysis on Bad Portrait Shot # Example 2
00:05
Analysis on Bad Portrait Shot # Example 3
00:06
Common mistakes in daily portrait shots!
01:03
Cheat Sheet: Portrait Lighting
00:02
+ Which camera & gear you should buy? A deep analysis
2 lectures 00:03
Nikon DSLR Timeline
00:01
Canon DSLR Timeline
00:01
+ Long exposure photography
7 lectures 01:06
Introduction to Long Exposure Photography
00:44
ND filter guide for Long Exposure Shots
00:00
What equipment needed for Long Exposure Shots
00:10
Analysis # 1 : Long Exposure Shot
00:01
Analysis # 2 : Long Exposure Shot
00:01
Analysis # 3 : Long Exposure Shot
00:01
Tips for better Long Exposure Shot
00:06