Introductory Photography Course
- A camera! That's about it!
I've been running this 1 day photography course around Australia & New Zealand since 2009, helping several thousand people gain more enjoyment from their passion - one small group at a time. However, as we're now busier than ever running our Photography Tours, time has come to throw open the doors and let everyone enjoy it! Divided into sequential sections, each video features plenty of examples, animations and easy-to-understand explanations to guide you right through from basic camera setup and composition, to aperture, shutter speed, exposure compensation, ISO, lighting, lenses, histograms, white balance and so much more! The first 5 parts are ready to watch for FREE!
- What skill level is needed? This photography courses is aimed at beginners right through to keen-enthusiast photographers. We start at the very basics (you'd be surprised how often even skilled photographers actually lack some of these fundamentals!) and then work up. We're always delighted to hear that even accomplished photographers who've done the course still report that they were surprised how much they still learnt. The main concern our guests seem to have before they do the course is that they might not be advanced enough, but let me assure you that this is never the case! We've had people attend the course pulling their camera out of the plastic-wrap and turning it on for the first time, and they too find the course invaluable and still well-paced.
- Suitable for all cameras? Yes for sure! All the theory is exactly the same across all camera types and brands, and as you'll see in my examples and diagrams, I include the various terminology, mode-setting names etc used across the full range of cameras. While most of my examples are using a full-on DSLR camera, things like mirrorless, micro 4/3rd cameras and even bridge / compact cameras etc can do virtually all the same things - sometimes the features might just be buried in a menu somewhere, and/or the effects can be less dramatic - but it's all there, waiting to be unleashed! Even if all you use is a smartphone camera, there's still loads of tips you'll pick up on this course to greatly improve your photography - things like composition, lighting, exposure, practical tips etc - all that stuff 100% applies to all photography, irrespective of what type of camera you have!
- What makes this course great? There are many reasons why this course has become so popular, but the most common feedback is that it's just taught in a very easy-to-understand and approachable way - no complex jargon words, no unnecessary graphs or irrelevant theory. Having constantly tweaked this course for 7 years, I can now walk you a very well-refined path to learning just what you need to know, as simply as possible, with plenty of great examples etc. Read the reviews - people always come away inspired and full of new understanding. The summary clip-cards and course notes handbook also go a long way to maximising the ongoing value for my course, so you can refer to them either in times of need, or just when you've got some time to kill and want to brush-up without having to stream the videos all over again.
- Intro & Background - Photography Course - Part 1
- Basic Photography - Photography Course - Part 2
- Composition - Photography Course - Part 3
- Exposure - Photography Course - Part 4
- Aperture & Depth of Field - Photography Course - Part 5
- Lecture 6: Shutter Speed
- Lecture 7: ISO
- Lecture 8: Lighting
- Lecture 9: Lenses
- Lecture 10: Practical Photography
Photographer, Adventurer & Conservationist.
Born in 1983, Chris grew up sailing around the world and then leading world-first cart-hauling expeditions across the arctic before becoming an award-winning Australian Geographic photographer, Lowepro ambassador and Canon’s Australian ambassador for five years.
Chris’s work has appeared in National Geographic (along with Australian and Canadian Geographic) as well as TIME Magazine and Discovery Channel. He’s written a successful book 'The 1000 Hour Day' (now a multi award-winning documentary 'The Crossing'), sits on the advisory committee for The Australian Geographic Society, is a International Fellow of the Explorers Club and is also founder and CEO of Conservation United, crowd-funding the world’s critical conservation projects.
Besides running 1-day photography courses and photo tours around the world, Chris and his wife Jess recently became the first people to sail a junk-rig sailboat through the Northwest Passage over the arctic.