Full-Time Professional PhotographerHi, my name in Brent Mail and I’m a full time professional photographer, which means that I make my living from photographing people. I am a lover of great photography, the outdoors – especially the ocean – a good Thai curry and of course a custom hand-crafted espresso latte (which goes down better with friends). Oh, did I mention that I love sports too, especially the kind that gets the adrenalin pumping!!!
I love to share my knowledge & passion for photography with others. I run a number of photography workshops throughout the year, and love to help people understand the art of photography. This is my chance to interact with my students and get some valuable feedback, which I incorporate into my training videos.
Successful Photography Studio Owner:
I started and run a small boutique photography studio near the beach in the quite seaside town of Anna Bay, Port Stephens (about 2.5 hours drive north of Sydney, Australia). I have hand picked my crew, and we all love what we do, as you will see once you come into our studio for a coffee and a chat.
Award Winning Photographer:
How can you be sure that you are an expert in your field? The best way to gauge this is to enter your very best prints into a photography competition. Not just any photography competition, but a professional photography competition where you compete against the best professional photographers in the world. I have been doing this for a number of years now and have been lucky enough to win a few awards.
Hope you enjoy my casual style of teaching, and please leave me some feedback. Cheers, Brent
More info here: http://brentmailphotography.com/
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Introduction to DSLR Photography for Beginners (newly updated with new examples, original image download and much more)
Master your camera and understand the basics of digital SLR photography with this Photography Course Online.
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Photography can be Frustrating in the Beginning
Are you frustrated with the average shots you're getting with your DIGITAL SLR camera? Are you stuck in automatic mode? Do the words "aperture", "shutter speed", "ISO" and "exposure" sound like a foreign language, but one you would like to speak?
Learn the basics of photography in 120 minutes..... Guaranteed.
This downloadable step-by-step video series covers the basics of photography, from how your camera works, exposure, shutter speed and aperture, all the way to what inspires you and how to compose your images for maximum impact.
Short & Sweet Videos Lessons
Brent goes into detail and demonstrates each essential photographic ingredient in these fun, casual and easy-to-learn videos.
Easy Self-Paced Learning
Take this course at your own pace, come back and re-watch sections if you like, or watch the entire course in one-go. It's recommended that you watch one section at a time and then go out and practice what you have learned.
Photograph On-Location & In-Studio
Join Brent as he photographs portraits in the studio and outdoors as well as go on location to capture landscapes and sunset pictures.
You will never have to shoot in auto mode again.
Popular Photography eBook Included
Included is a full manual (Essential Photography Skills eBook 2nd edition) that goes with these videos, Print it out, especially the Exposure Chart, plus 2 bonus videos will help you shoot like a Pro.
Download the Original Images
Download the full resolution original images from the lectures; follow along on your computer. For example: The lecture on shutter speed - check out the fast shutter speed images and compare them to the slow shutter speed images - zoom right in. Awesome!</p>
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Introduction to the 7 Essential Photography Skills needed to create stunning photo's
This is the perfect manual that goes with these videos, including an exposure chart and many high resolution images from the photo shoots. Download and print it out, especially the exposure chart.
Brent explains each of the key photography components clearly and with great examples.
I enjoyed this course; it easily explained all about exposure etc. I always have trouble remembering what shutter speed will freeze action and which causes blur. I like how Brent showed image examples throughout the course.
Brent presents information in this course in a clear manner, and includes an ebook, Essential Photography Skills, that contains the concept presented in the lectures. Have been away from photography for some time, and this was the perfect refresher.
Hey Brent I loved the course. You have a great laid back manner and are full of information. I was also very impressed with how quickly you responded to my questions. I have taken a few other courses but they never focused on the basics. As a result I never really understood depth of field and the relationship between aperture, shutter speed and ISO. Now I do! Can't wait to start Photographing Children. thanks Bonnie
This was an excellent course with a very competent instructor. If I had to suggest any improvement it would be more details and examples of these three : ISO - Aperture - Shutter Speed --where these controls are located on the camera, how best to adjust them while shooting. This may be only because I have not even begun using the camera yet...LOL.. in any case, this was a great place to start my learning and using my DSLR.