Photography Fundamentals for Beginners

Learn the exposure triangle (aperture, shutter speed, ISO) and basic composition rules in this easy photography course.
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Photography Fundamentals for Beginners
Free tutorial
Rating: 4.4 out of 5 (5,188 ratings)
90,628 students
You will learn how to use the manual settings on your camera to properly expose a photo.
You will learn basic composition rules that will automatically improve your photography.
You will learn what aperture is, and how to use it creatively.
You will learn what shutter speed is, and how to prevent common beginner mistakes.
You will learn what ISO is, and how to prevent 'noisy' photos.
You will learn about the different photo settings and resolutions.
You will understand the basic settings and rules that all pro photographers once learned.

Requirements

  • There are no prerequisites for this course. This course is all about the basic settings and rules you should know as you start taking photos.
  • Most DSLR, mirrorless, point and shoot, and bridge camera users will benefit from this course. Even smartphone photographers might benefit from taking this course, though not all the settings will be available on all cameras.
Description

You want to take better photos, right?

If terms like aperture, shutter speed, ISO, and the exposure triangle aren't familiar - then this photography for beginners course is perfect for you.

Whether you have a DSLR, mirrorless, bridge, point and shoot, or even just a smartphone, you should learn these main settings and rules that all professional photographers use.

With this Photography Fundamentals course, you'll understand how your camera actually works

After taking this beginner photography course, you'll know:

  • Aperture - Adjusting your f-stop, and what this does creatively to your photo

  • Shutter Speed - How to prevent a common beginner mistake with this setting

  • ISO - Preventing photos with digital noise and grain

  • Exposure - How to use aperture, shutter speed, ISO, lights, and filters to take well-exposed photos

  • Composition - Basic rules to follow... and when to break them

  • White Balance - Make sure your photo's colors look natural

  • Photo Quality & File Types - Best scenarios to use different file types

Who is the photography instructor?

My name is Phil Ebiner, I wanted to create this course for absolute beginners who want to know the basic settings and rules no matter what camera you're using.

I hope you enjoy my little course!

Phil

Who this course is for:
  • You are a beginner photographer, who doesn't understand things like aperture, shutter speed, or ISO.
  • You always use the automatic settings on your camera, and want to learn how to use the manual settings.
  • You are NOT an advanced photographer who knows how to manually expose your images.
Curriculum
5 sections • 14 lectures • 44m total length
  • Introduction
  • How does a camera work?
  • Join the Official Student Photography Group
  • Aperture
  • Shutter Speed
  • ISO
  • Exposure Triangle
  • Lights & Filters
  • White Balance
  • File Types: JPEG vs. RAW
  • Photo Resolution & Quality
  • Composition
  • Check Your Knowledge
  • Course Conclusion
  • BONUS LECTURE

Instructors
Top-Rated Instructor, 1 Million+ Students
Phil Ebiner
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Can I help you learn a new skill?

Since 2012, I have been teaching people like you everything I know. Through my online learning business, Video School Online, I create courses that teach you how to creatively share your story through photography, video, design, and marketing.

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Over one million students have enrolled in and learned new skills with my courses. I pride myself on creating high quality courses from real world experience. I often partner with experts to expand our ever-growing library of courses. And our team provides premium support whenever you need.

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MORE ABOUT PHIL:

I've always tried to live life presently and to the fullest. Some of the things I love to do in my spare time include mountain biking, nerding out on personal finance, traveling to new places, watching sports (huge baseball fan here!), and sharing meals with friends and family. Most days you can find me spending quality time with my lovely wife, twin boys (and soon to be girl), and dog Ashby.

In 2011, I graduated with my Bachelor of Arts in Film and Television Production at Loyola Marymount University . While there, I was fortunate to make documentaries in Switzerland, Germany, Mexico, and India. After graduating, I worked at Participant Media shooting and editing short-form documentaries for their website TakePart. I followed that stint with a contract at Stanbridge College where I discovered online learning and helped pioneer their online school there. After that, I spent 2 years working at University of California Berkeley with the media team.

I continue to collaborate with friends on film and other creative projects, keeping my skillset fresh and ready to teach you.

I want to show you how to be a better creator, make money from your creations, and live the life you dreamed of.


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