Master Your Camera for Beginners

Learn the basics of photography and get to know your camera with this short course
Free tutorial
Rating: 4.4 out of 5 (296 ratings)
9,362 students
44min of on-demand video
English [Auto]

Get to grips with the basics of your camera
Learn what all the dials, wheels and buttons on your camera do
De-mystify exposure and learn what the Exposure Triangle is and how to use it to get specific effects
Get off Automatic mode and start shooting in Semi-automatic or Manual Modes


  • No previous photography experience needed


Ever wondered what all those functions on your camera do? Have you ever been confused by exposure, apertures, shutter speeds and ISO? Would you like to learn how to take beautiful photographs?

In this short course, I will take you through all the basics and cover topics such as:

  1. The pro's and cons of different camera systems

  2. Focal lengths - what they are and how they work

  3. Exposure - what the terms ISO, Aperture and Shutter Speed means and how you can use them to create beautiful images

  4. Different shooting modes and when to use them

  5. Your camera's extra functions - such as white balance and exposure compensation

Throughout this course, I'll speak in plain, jargon-free and easy to understand, English and I'll break down complicated ideas into easy to understand chunks.

This is the perfect course for the complete beginner or anyone needing to get to grips with their camera.

Who this course is for:

  • Beginner Photographers


Photography Teacher and Creative Entrepreneur
Steve Mills
  • 4.4 Instructor Rating
  • 296 Reviews
  • 9,362 Students
  • 1 Course

I'm a UK-based photographer living in the beautiful county of Cumbria in Northern England.

I was given a camera by my parents when I was around six years old and this sparked a lifelong passion for photography that has never waned.

I now photograph nearly every day. I love nothing more than to share my love of photography and passion for creativity with anyone who'll listen!

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