Photography for Beginners Masterclass
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Photography for Beginners Masterclass

A to Z guide to becoming a professional photographer - know how to properly use a camera and apply composition concepts.
3.7 (83 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
2,763 students enrolled
Last updated 5/2015
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  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Choose the right equipment for your photography needs
  • Understand composition techniques for taking pictures
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  • Students will require no software to take the course.
  • Having a phone camera, a point & shoot camera, or a DSLR camera will aid in learning the shooting techniques, but it is not necessarily required for the course. If you do decide to buy a new camera, the cameras used in the course lectures are fairly priced and we recommend using them for ease of learning.

Have you always had a passion for taking pictures and thought about getting the proper photography training?

Photography is much more than simply taking a photo with your camera. There is a lot of technique and knowledge you need to know to perfectly capture moments.

This beginner course on photography will walk you through step by step every aspect you need to know to start improving your photography skills and potentially have your own photography business.

Ingred Shine has been a professional photographer and photography teacher for over 22 years. She'll serve as your guide through improving your photography skills.

Here's what will be covered in this course:

  • Basics of Cameras
  • Basics of Photography
  • Point and Shoot Cameras
  • Retouring Pictures on the Camera
  • Image Size and Resolution
  • DSLR Cameras
  • How to Properly Take a Picture
  • White Balance and Noise
  • Camera Menu and Settings
  • Retouring, Exposure and More
  • iPhone Cameras
  • Focus, Brightness, Flash and Filters
  • The Exposure Triangle – Aperature, Shutter and ISO
  • Manual Shooting
  • Shooting Techniques and Lenses
  • Framing and Posing
  • Objects of Interest and Perspective
  • Rule of Thirds
  • Depth of Field
  • Lighting and Time of Day

Our Promise to You
By the end of this course, you'll have the knowledge to start taking high quality photographs and understand the techniques behind professional photography.

30 Day Money Back Guarantee. If you are unsatisfied for any reason, simply contact us and we'll give you a full refund. No questions asked.

Get started today and develop the skill of photography!

Who is the target audience?
  • These lectures are perfect for anyone are interested in photography but hasn't tried it out yet. You will be able to see the difference between a point & shoot and a DSLR camera. This will help you gauge what level of photography you are comfortable starting at before purchasing any equipment.
  • As a whole, this course is great for people who enjoy taking pictures but want to take it to the next level. If you're an avid Instagram user, or you have a point & shoot camera, this is just what you've been looking for.
  • This course is NOT intended for photography professionals or photographers who are actively seeking side work. This course is a general introduction with excellent demonstrations of the camera and how to photograph people and objects. Most photographers who are already to making money from their craft will already know the majority of information presented in this course.
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Curriculum For This Course
Point & Shoot
6 Lectures 10:01
7 Lectures 16:02
Introduction & What DSLR Means

How To Take A Picture

Raw Image Format & Compression

White Balance & Noise

Features & Memory Storage

Camera Menu

Retouch, Exposure, & Info
Phone Camera
1 Lecture 03:36
Focus, Brightness, Flash, & Filters
Manual Mode
4 Lectures 11:32
Aperture, Shutter, & ISO

Manual Shooting, Point & Shoot, & DSLR

Transferring Pictures To A Computer

Shooting Techniques & Lenses
Photographing People
5 Lectures 10:12
Framing & Posing

Objects Of Interest & Perspective

The Rule Of Thirds

Depth Of Field

Lighting & Time Of Day
Congratulations, You Finished!
1 Lecture 01:20
The End
About the Instructor
Andy Norris
3.3 Average rating
262 Reviews
8,123 Students
5 Courses
Mechanical Engineer

My name is Andy Norris and I've been an engineer for 5 years. I graduated from SDSU with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, and I am EIT certified in California. I currently work as a salary design engineer for a multinational diversified engineering and manufacturing corporation.

I have a passion for teaching and I hope my courses help you succeed in your professional life, as well as your personal life.

Ingred Shine
3.7 Average rating
83 Reviews
2,763 Students
1 Course

Hello! I'm Ingred and I have a passion for all things photography. I have been a professional photographer for many years, working freelance jobs whenever they come up. I am also photography teacher at a high school in Southern California.

Photography is my passion and I love to talk about it!

Michael Shen
3.2 Average rating
275 Reviews
8,670 Students
6 Courses

I'm an entrepreneur focused on the online education industry. Aside from teaching several courses myself, I also partner with top instructors to help them with their marketing and sales.

My passion is helping students develop skills that can enrich their quality of life and helping instructors monetize their passions.