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!
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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.
Tips on shooting portraits of people. UPDATE!! At around the 6:15 mark of this video I mention "increase shutter speed to compensate." What I meant to say was Increase ISO to compensate. Increasing shutter speed would let in less light. Sorry about the mistake. I obviously was talking to fast. ;)
I started an online course about a month ago, then I stumbled across Jerad Hill's course on Udemy. As I watched his lectures, all the information I had read on photography suddenly started to make sense! Jerad's friendly, clear and easy to understand style kept it interesting for me and he took the confusion out of some of the technicalities. Now I'm able to take my camera off Auto and create some really great shots, using the knowledge I have gained from this course. I thoroughly recommend this course for anyone who wishes to get to know and use their DSLR. Thanks Jerad!!
I'd started this course months ago and due to a broken camera - had halted for a while. Now having a new camera and a bit more experience, I just began studying this course again. WOW! I'd forgotten how extremely detailed and relevant the material is. Jerad has done an excellent job of explaining many finer points of getting the most from your camera in manual mode. Great for beginners and more advanced photographers...this course has something for all!
This course cover many essentials of photography and well presented by the instructor. Quizzes are excellent.
This course represented for me the perfect introduction to photography. I completed it even before putting my hands on my first DSLR camera. It was very easy to follow and never boring. I also appreciate that it has a LOT of hands-on tips and tricks that will make your life easier. Extremely recommended! Looking forward to more courses from the same instructor.
Thank you very much for this wonderful course! I really ditched auto an started shooting in manual thanks to you!