Learn Basic Photography from a World Renown Photographer
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Learn the basics of digital photography from not just anyone- Learn from World-Renown photographer John Wollwerth!
2.8 (2 ratings)
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What Will I Learn?
  • Become an adept Digital Photographer while learning from the best. A beginners course
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  • You will need to have a digital SLR camera or a mirrorless camera to operate functions taught in this class

Learn the dynamics of beginner photography from one of the worlds best! John Wollwerth is a world renown photographer who's work has been seen in the Washington Post, Minneapolis Tribune, Beaufort Lifestyle Magazine, and CBS news has requested to interview him for his unique approach to wedding photography. His photographs have been purchased by companies more than 100,000 times!

Be inspired as John shares his deep and vast knowledge of composition with you, and teaches you to think outside the realm of the ordinary.

In this beginners course, you will learn the following from your instructor:

1. Basic camera functions, (what do the buttons do?)

2. What is aperture and how to use it to your advantage

3. What is shutter speed and in what circumstances do you use a slow or a fast shutter speed

4. What is ISO

5. How to choose proper natural lighting

6. Proper composition for great pictures

7. Putting the basic knowledge in this class to use.

This class is about 55 minutes in run time and is 100% video content with some quizzes to test your comprehension, and also some useful links to further explain things like aperture and shutter.

Don't learn photography from a hobbyist or an amateur, learn from someone who has decades of experience and national recognition. In the section on composition John describes at length many elements of composing a picture that many instructors ignore.

If you have any previous photography experience, and already understand the basics of camera operation, perhaps this class is not for you. We will be offering a more advanced course in the near future.

Get inspired to create in this energetic class!

Who is the target audience?
  • This class is for beginners who know very little about photography. This course is not for you if you understand aperature, shutter, ISO, whilte balance etc.
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Curriculum For This Course
Introduction to your teacher
1 Lecture 00:40

This first section you will be introduced to your instructor for the course, John Wollwerth, who is a professional photographer who's work has been seen in many national publications, such as the Washington Post, Minneapolis Tribune and Beaufort Lifestyle Magazine. He's an international documentary photographer and wedding photographer as well as an Stock Photography producer. His website is http://wollwerthimagery.com

Preview 00:40
Introduction to Cameras and Lenses.
4 Lectures 23:08

What are all those buttons for on the camera?! This lesson makes it more clear how to adjust your cameras basic settings.

Preview 07:56

Shutter speed is what controls how fast the shutter opens and closes. Learn what happens with a fast or a slow shutter speed.

Shutter Speed and what its for

Aperature and what its all about

Let's see if you grasp what we've been discussing about aperature and shutterspeed

Shutter, Aperture quiz
4 questions
A Look at Composition and Lighting Choices
4 Lectures 27:49

Learn how to compose a beautiful picture. Don't just point and shoot. Consider, compose, adjust and crop to get the most eye catching memorable images.

Composition: What elements make a pleasing picture

Seeing Light

Putting it all together

Let's see if you've grasped everything

Summary Quiz
4 questions

Answers to fill in the blank.
About the Instructor
Cinematographer Stephen Wollwerth
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12 Students
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Film Producer at WollwerthFilms

Stephen Wollwerth has produced hundreds of videos, commercials, documentaries and corporate videos for a wide range of clients. He specializes in Aerial Cinematography using drones, and has shot aerials for Fox Sports, HSI Production, Mi6Films and many others. His documentaries and Public Works videos have won national awards.

Stephen Wollwerth and his company WollwerthFilms have been featured in Digital Video Magazine, Scientific American Magazine, and also the front cover article of Beaufort Lifestyle Magazine Film Festival Edition.

He is also a Stock Video producer and has successfully created residual revenue streams from video production. Stephen's videos on shutterstock, pond5, iStock and Getty Images have been purchased by more than 1000 different companies and individuals, including, Fox News, Fox Sports, National Geographic, Cenovus Energy and many more.

Stephen is also Creative Director at iCreatFlix. Stephen passionately shares his knowledge of video production and the art of stock video production in his courses and gives his students the tools to be succesful at generating online income through video production.