Photography: Ditch Auto - Start Shooting in Manual
- DSLR Camera, though not required. Much of what you will learn will help you shoot better photos with any camera.
Why Take This Course?
You have a DSLR Camera or a fancy Point-and-shoot, but have not been using it to it's full potential. You know that the scary "manual mode" holds a whole new level of customization which would result in better quality photos but have resisted. Terms like Shutter Speed and Aperture sound confusing and you don't know where to start.
If that sounds familiar, I want to assure you that by the end of my FREE course you will understand what those settings do and be on your way to controlling your camera rather than your camera controlling you.
You made an investment in a decent camera and it's time to start using it's features
In this course you will learn the basics of DSLR Photography and how to shoot in manual mode. My goal is to give you the tools so you can train your brain to think like a Photographer. You will also know how to control your camera instead of leaving it up to Auto Mode to try and to it's best.
How Long Is This Course?
So far, the course is just over 4 hours in length. You can watch it in chunks or all at once. It is best to watch it with camera in hand so you can pause and follow along with your camera. All DSLR Cameras are different so your settings may look different than mine.
What Should I Expect?
You should expect to be able to shoot photos with confidence in pretty much all situations. Whether you are taking pictures of your kids for the memories or are considering Photography as a profession, this is everything I had to teach myself in order to understand my camera.
Who are you Jerad Hill?
I am a Wedding Photographer with over 6 years of professional experience. I have shot over 200 weddings, 120 engagement sessions, 150 portrait sessions and 1000's of photos of my own kids. For fun I have shot live concerts and music videos. I am also a Wedding Videographer and do a lot with video. Expect a course on DSLR Video soon.
Thanks for checking out my course. Please subscribe and make sure to share it with that friend of yours who has a nice camera that is always complaining about not understanding it.
- Photographers, Bloggers, Parents, Hobbyists, and anybody who wants to take better pictures with their camera.
- Who am I?02:31
- 2012 Photo Reel01:22
- Here is what to expect03:23
- Here is what you need02:41
- Basic Features of a DSLR11:37
- Shutter Speed05:56
- Focus Options07:36
- Camera Menus Part 111:15
- Camera Menus Part 210:10
- Camera Menus Part 304:29
- Image Review07:22
- Getting To Know Your Camera Section Quiz9 questions
- On Camera Flash13:48
- Off Camera Flash16:59
- Natural Light11:31
- On Camera Flash Outdoors02:46
- Off Camera Flash Outdoors02:00
- Lighting Quiz4 questions
- Nailing Exposure Part 104:44
- Nailing Exposure Part 207:37
- Nailing Your Exposure Quiz4 questions
- Shooting Portraits09:18
- Shooting Sports08:11
- Shooting In Low Light08:53
- Know Your Settings Quiz4 questions
- Photographing People08:10
- Photographing Couples09:24
- Photographing Kids13:00
- Photographing Groups10:58
- Know Your Subjects Quiz4 questions
- Play - Have fun with it and try new things06:25
- Editing in Photoshop & Lightroom10:46
- Ask Questions04:45
- What's Next?09:13
- The Ditch Auto Survey00:23
Hi all, I am a website designer and photographer who has been working for himself since graduating high school. I taught myself website design and development so I could start my own business. In 2005 I taught myself photography and started a photography business as a professional wedding photographer. Since then, I have helped hundreds companies and organizations market their products and services online. As a photographer, I continue to capture photos and produce video for weddings, events, conferences and more.
I teach because I was taught by so many through blog posts, articles and online videos. Teaching allows me to give back and teach others the way I would have liked to be taught. Many of my courses are free because I believe in giving back.
I am a husband and father with three amazing kids. You can learn more about me at my website. I hope to see you in one of my courses. Thanks so much!