Photography Basics : Five Days to Better Pictures

A guide to mastering five techniques that will rapidly improve your photography.
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  • Lectures 17
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 12/2015 English

Course Description

Learn the five most powerful photography techniques that will make you a better photographer as quickly as possible.

Improve your photography with five powerful techniques for beginners to rapidly improve.

  • Find out what the five most important photography techniques are to rapidly improve your picture taking.

  • Learn how to implement these techniques for rapid improvement

  • Recognise strengths and weaknesses in your photography and how to use this to your advantage

  • Find out the best ways to improve your picture taking and enjoy your photography even more.

Fundamental skills and techniques to build on.

Learn the fundamental skills and techniques that will provide the solid foundation on which to improve your photography for years to come. Once understood, these basic principals will transform your photography and give you the confidence to explore and improve further.

Content and Overview

This course is intended for the beginner photographer and also for photographers who have some basic knowledge. We all want to improve out picture taking and the course outlines five top techniques for improving rapidly and developing your photographic technique.

The course is divided into five “days” or sections and the best way to follow the course is to work through a section at a time allowing for practice time and photography time in between.

The course is divided into five days or sections (although it doesn't have to be completed over five days) and each day introduces a particular concept or technique. Each concept is explained carefully and in as simple way as possible so that it's easy to understand how you can implement the ideas presented to quickly see an improvement in your photography.

If you work through each day carefully, study the examples and practice the ideas taught you will see a rapid improvement in your pictures. You will feel more confident as a photographer and have a thorough understanding of some of the most important photographic technique. You will be able to use your new skills and apply them in a wide variety of photographic situations and this will help push your work up to the next level.

What are the requirements?

  • You will need a camera and also an ability to understand and control it's basic functions.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Learn five powerful techniques for rapid improvement.
  • Build upon your photography skills and gain an ability to take better pictures.
  • Gain greater confidence as a photographer and have a clearer idea of what type of photographer you are.

Who is the target audience?

  • Ths course is for beginner photographers who have some basic knowledge but want to improve as quickly and effectively as possible.

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.


Section 1: Introduction to the Course
Section 2: Monday - Pre Envisage

An introduction to the first day of the course.


Learn how to educate your creative eye and how to build a creative vocabulary. Learn to put your work in context and work out some basic photographic ideals to aim for.


The first step in pre envisaging a great photograph. Do this to immediately start taking better pictures.


Learn the technique to help you get the perfect final shot. Learn from some of the photographic masters and learn about how to make the most of a photographic opportunity.

2 pages

This help sheet summarises some of the ideas and resources used so far and suggests ways in which you can put your new knowledge into use.

Section 3: Tuesday - Composition

Introduction to the second day.


Learn the compositional rules that will have the biggest impact on improving your pictures.


The quickest and most effective way to improving the composition in your photographs.

Section 4: Wednesday - Exposure Secrets

Two situations where most cameras produce poor pictures and the easy way to correct this.


Learn how to get a great picture every time by understanding back lighting and the problems it can cause.

Section 5: Thursday - Timing

Find out about the best and worst times to get the best pictures and the optimum times for best results.

The Decisive Moment
Section 6: Friday - Practice
Practice Makes Perfect!
Section 7: Bonus Section

Thinking about buying a new camera? There may be better ways to improve your photography and spend your money.

Pearl of Wisdom

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Instructor Biography

Andrew Hind, Professional Photographer and Teacher

I have been a photographer since I was 16 starting with film cameras, processing and printing my own films as a teenager and then becoming a professional photographer in 2003. I have wide experience of shooting weddings, portraits and commercial photography at a professional level both using film and digital equipment and I enjoy shooting street photography on my Iphone in my spare time as well!

I also have a professional teaching qualification from Cambridge University and I have taught photography alongside my other work in schools to a wide age range of children as well as at A level to more mature students.

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