Intro to DSLRs Part 1: How to Create Epic Photographs

Learn how to see your world like a true photographer and capture epic photos by getting the tech stuff out of the way.
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  • Lectures 18
  • Length 2.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 12/2014 English

Course Description

This class is taught via nearly 2.5 hours of full professional filmed HD video, featuring crisp lighting and crystal clear audio. The course is divided into 18 organized and easy-to-follow sections. International award-winning photographer Dan Salvo will help both beginners and advanced photographers alike as he explains:

- Seeing your world like a true photographer

- The 4 big things that separate a photographer from the owner of a camera

- The 7 elements of technique that can make a photo amazing when used properly

- The technical camera settings that you actually need to know, presented in a way that actually makes sense (no thanks to your camera manual!), including exposure, aperture, shutter speed, and ISO

- Lenses, variable apertures lenses, bokeh, depth of field, camera shake, motion blur, and ISO noise

- The manual modes of your camera

- Dan's Order of Operations, a easy and simple workflow that Dan uses every time he shows up to capture a photograph in a new environment.

As a full time professional photographer and educator, Dan has taught this Part 1 class for nearly 3 years at his studio, reaching over 1000 students with 100% positive feedback. Now you can experience why it’s been such a hit by accessing the full course online.

The course includes a PDF of notes that you can follow along with and Dan touches on each point along the way.

Although DSLRs will be the primary focus of our training, any digital camera with manual controls will be sufficient for this course.

What are the requirements?

  • You can apply this information to any camera with manual controls.
  • This course is most helpful if you currently own or are looking to purchase a digital SLR camera. However, the first two sections are about the photographer, not the gear.
  • Some of the information on lenses has proven helpful to students considering a new lens purchase.
  • Some of the discuss in the tech sections regarding ISO has guided students looking to invest in a new camera body.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • See your world like a true photographer
  • Identify the 4 big things that separate a photographer from the owner of a camera
  • Identify the things you like and don’t like in photographs by understanding the 7 elements of technique that can make a photo amazing when used properly
  • Understand the technical camera settings that you actually need to know, presented in a way that actually makes sense (no thanks to your camera manual!), including exposure, aperture, shutter speed, and ISO
  • Become familiar with lenses, variable apertures lenses, bokeh, depth of field, camera shake, motion blur, and ISO noise

What is the target audience?

  • Whether you’ve just opened the box to your new DSLR or have been shooting for years, this will help explain the fundamentals in a way you can understand, remember, and actually apply right away. This course has proven helpful for newbies all the way to aspiring professionals.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: The Photographer
Dan’s background, important disclaimers, and "garbage in, garbage out".
Preview
15:48
16:41

Learn to see your world like a true photographer as Dan describes the 4 key differences that separate a photographer from the owner of a piece of equipment.

Section 2: The Technique
Lighting
05:31
Composition
08:36
Perspective
11:17
Geometric Elements
03:51
Depth of Field
Preview
04:25
Background
03:08
Color
02:21
Section 3: The Tech Stuff
Aperture and Shutter Speed
12:08
ISO
05:02
Lenses and Aperture
08:52
Creating Shallow Depth of Field
08:55
Shutter Speed and the Two Kinds of Blur
07:04
Effects of ISO
06:43
The 4 "Manual" Modes
05:13
Who Chooses What Settings in Each Mode
05:05
Choosing the Correct Mode and the Order of Operations
13:12

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Instructor Biography

Dan Salvo, Professional Photographer, Instructor, and Film Producer

Dan is an award winning photographer and owner of Dazzle Photography, film producer and creative director at DP Studios, photography educator at Dazzle Training, musician, husband, father, and pizza enthusiast. He's one of the most active Spider Holster Ambassadors and has taught his photography curriculum for nearly 4 years. He has created over 300 films in the past 3 years, taught over 1000 photography students, and photographed events and weddings both in and out of the United States.

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