Photography for Beginners: DSLR Photography Camera Settings
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Photography Settings - learn how to get the most from your DSLR camera and improve your photography!
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4.8 (87 ratings)
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Created by Rosie Parsons
Last updated 7/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 7 Articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Finally feel super confident with your camera and what photography settings you need
  • Know your photography settings for beautiful photos when it's bright and sunny
  • Have confidence choosing the right photography settings for low light situations
  • Know how to adjust your photography settings to make the background blurred for lovely portraits
  • Be aware what photography setting to change when you want to photograph more than one person
  • Enjoy creating photography effects like the motion of water while photographing waterfalls
  • Know how to use a flashgun for indoor photography at night
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Requirements
  • You should have a DSLR camera where you can change the lenses - bridge cameras will also work with all the lessons apart from the week on lenses.
  • Have a love and passion for photography!
Description

"I found Rosie's photography course insightful, fun and inspiring. Her informal manner made the lessons feel like I had invited a friend round to teach me the basics of photography, and as a result, I think I digested the bite size tips more quickly. I feel like I've learnt a lot about photography in a very short space of time thanks to her clear communication and obvious talent. The fact that I can dip in and out of the videos at my leisure made the whole experience easy and enjoyable."

- Nicola Moyne, Marie Claire Magazine

Do you enjoy photography and have a gorgeous fancy camera but always find yourself using it only on auto mode?

Or perhaps you briefly tried out the different settings but ended up feeing completely confused and overwhelmed by photography?!

It's really exciting when you buy a new camera - you have all these hopes and visions for beautiful photography, but the reality of loads of confusing knobs and dials when you get it out of the box can be frustrating!

If you've felt disappointed with the photography you've been shooting on your DSLR (a camera where you can change the lenses) or bridge camera then this is the perfect photography course for you!

I'm Rosie Parsons, owner of Rosie Parsons Photography - an award winning professional photographer with 10 years experience. My photography has been featured on the cover of Professional Photographer and in OK! Magazine among others. 

I would love to come alongside you, to be your guide and help you discover the easy, step by step path to understanding your camera and improving your photography.

In my Photography 101: DSLR Photography for Beginners Course we take things at a really easy pace, thoroughly explaining all the key photography settings you need to know, how to adjust them and how to choose the correct photography settings in any given situation from dark rooms to bright sunny days. You'll get to watch me in action as I photograph events like a christening and how I adjust my photography settings inside the dark church, and what settings I choose outside in the bright sunshine to capture great family photos and candid photography.

Take this photography course with its easy to follow, bite sized lessons and photography challenges (plus our exclusive Facebook community only for students of this course) and enjoy a huge improvement in your photography skills!

You've made your biggest investment by buying your fantastic camera, now let's make the most of what it can do!

Enrol now and let's get started on your route to amazing photography!


Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone who is confused by the settings on their camera and wants to improve their photography, making the most of their camera
  • Beginners who love photography but find the settings difficult
  • Amateur photographers who want to polish their skills
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Curriculum For This Course
29 Lectures
01:31:12
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Week 1 - Intro to settings, different types of lenses and my recommendations
4 Lectures 16:59


What do I use for my photography? My own camera and lenses plus recommendations
05:17

Test out your photography knowledge so far with our first quiz!

Week One Photography Quiz
6 questions

Week One Photography Challenge
00:24
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Week 2 - Must know settings to instantly improve your photography
4 Lectures 10:09
What is manual mode and why will it help me take the best photos?
02:29

The easy way to know you have your photography settings right - metering
03:54

Burst Mode / Rapid shooting
03:04

Week Two Photography Quiz
5 questions

Week Two Photography Challenge
00:42
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Week 3 - How to make sure your photos are always in focus
5 Lectures 12:59
Photography in focus - adjusting the viewfinder
01:05

Setting up your focal point
03:15

What do AI Servo etc mean and how to adjust them
02:01

Photography Image File Types - RAW vs Jpeg
06:08

Week Three Photography Quiz
8 questions

Week Three Photography Challenge
00:30
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Week 4 - Adjusting your ISO to take great photos in dark rooms or hot sunny days
3 Lectures 07:27
What is your photography ISO and how to adjust it for better photos
03:03

Real life photography case study - ISO (indoors and outdoors)
03:10

Photography ISO Quiz
6 questions

Week 4 Photography Challenge
01:14
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Week 5 - Photography aperture : How to get beautiful blurred backgrounds
3 Lectures 11:15
What is aperture and how to adjust it to gain control over depth of field
06:35

Real life case study - aperture (portrait photography and group shots)
04:10

Photography Aperture Quiz
9 questions

Week Five Photography Challenge
00:30
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Week 6 - Photography shutter speed : Avoid this one huge mistake!
2 Lectures 04:13
What is shutter speed and when to adjust it
03:48

Photography Shutter Speed Quiz
7 questions

Shutter Speed Photography Challenge
00:25
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Week Seven - White Balance : Getting the colour right in your photography
3 Lectures 07:40
White Balance
04:03

Photography cheat sheet for working out your settings (print out and keep)
00:08

Recap on photography settings
03:29

Photography Settings Quiz
5 questions
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Week Eight - Photography case study - photographing a christening
1 Lecture 05:38
Photography Case Study - Christening at a Church
05:38

Photography - Christening Recap Quiz
6 questions
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Week Nine - Photography case study - photographing a newborn
1 Lecture 04:24
Photography Case Study: Newborn at Home
04:24

Photography - Newborn Recap Quiz
5 questions
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Week Ten - Photography Case Study - Photographing waterfalls
1 Lecture 03:22
Photography Case Study: Photographing Waterfalls
03:22

Photography - Waterfalls Recap Quiz
4 questions
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About the Instructor
Rosie Parsons
4.7 Average rating
147 Reviews
1,194 Students
2 Courses
Award winning photographer at Rosie Parsons Photography

Photography can feel like a really complicated hobby. There’s nothing more frustrating than having a beautiful camera, but not knowing how to get the best from it.

As an award winning professional photographer with ten years experience running my own business at Rosie Parsons Photography, it brings me so much joy to get feedback from students who say how my courses have finally helped them understand their DSLR. I love to inspire and encourage people with their cameras in their photography journey!

My work has been published in OK! Magazine, Digital Photo Pro, Cosmo Bride, You & Your Wedding Magazine and on the cover of Professional Photographer, among others. I love shooting photography for Shutterstock and I’ve enjoyed sharing my photography tips as an invited expert for Photobox.


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Feedback on my work and photography courses:

"I found Rosie's photography course insightful, fun and inspiring. Her informal manner made the lessons feel like I had invited a friend round to teach me the basics, and as a result, I think I digested the bite size tips more quickly. I feel like I've learnt a lot about photography in a very short space of time thanks to her clear communication and obvious talent. The fact that I can dip in and out of the videos at my leisure made the whole experience easy and enjoyable."

- Nicola Moyne, Marie Claire Magazine

"Rosie's photography jumps out at me, amongst a sea of the many photographers out there, because her material is genuine, heartfelt, spontaneous and I just love how she captures moments. Her content, subjects and framing are spot on, and the colours always so vivid. They make me feel as though I am right there. I'm excited that she has started a photography course which will spread her knowledge, and teach how to shoot the way she does!"

- Amanda Byram, TV presenter Total Wipeout

"Rosie has always been full of ideas and innovations, and her photography reflects this. She’s very much one of the leaders in her field."

- Terry Hope, Commissioning Editor, Photo Pro Magazine

"I love Rosie's candid, joyful style. The ordinary becomes beautiful and meaningful thanks to her use of colour and light and her talent for framing a shot. She has a knack of bringing sunshine to every image and that's what we wanted conveyed in our wedding photography - the happiness of the day. Rosie absolutely delivered on this and we were thrilled with the results!"

- Katie Appleton, European Consumer PR Manager, Canon

*****

If you'd like to improve your photography, I would absolutely love to be the one to help you!

I look forward to seeing you on one of my courses soon :)