Point & Shoot: Easy Ways to Take Great Pictures
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Point & Shoot: Easy Ways to Take Great Pictures

Using camera automatic settings to your best advantage
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Last updated 8/2017
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  • 2 hours on-demand video
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  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • After completing this course, you will be able to take great pictures using the automatic settings of your point and shoot camera. You will also use composition and available light to your best advantage.
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  • No previous experience. Just a good point and shoot camera to be able to practice what you learn.

We all want to take cool photos of the places, people, things and events in our lives. We want to share what we experience and see with others. That’s why we purchase “Pocket” or “Point and Shoot” cameras. The convenience of a Point and Shoot camera is wonderful but the results many times are not. How many times have your photos come out too dark or too washed out? Have you ever taken photos and felt it  didn’t really capture what you saw? In this Point & Shoot class, Manny explains how to make the best use of your camera settings and gives tips on composition that make your pictures look interesting and exciting. He demonstrates how you can use available lighting and the small flash on your camera to get amazing results.

Who is the target audience?
  • Beginning Photographer
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Curriculum For This Course
15 Lectures
1 Lecture 03:47

A quick intro describing what this video will cover 

Preview 03:47
Easy Ways to Take Great Pictures
14 Lectures 01:47:31

Start off on the right foot by taking a few minutes to set up your camera correctly. These easy steps will save you lots of aggravation later. 

Preview 02:30

Learn to take magazine quality photos by throwing the background out of focus. Also learn to get vivid colors and detail by learning the difference between direct sunlight and shade.

Preview 09:24

take advantage of the shade and then have fun with composition.

Sunlight vs. Shade

Don't just take a snapshot of a house. A few quick tips and you'll be taking photos of "homes" with rich detail and character.  

Making a House a Home

Fun ways to get great shots of your pet. Learn to take action shots and pro quality portraits

Fun Photos with Your Pet

Easy ways to get natural looking photos of children. No more cheesy or fake smiles but beautiful sensitive photos. Plus, learn to take action shots with motion. Lastly, the importance of a "test Shot"

Photographing a Child

Learn how to "stop" the action and how to position yourself for best angle. Where to place your subject for action shots

Sports and Action Shots

How to use the Golden Hour for amazing photos.

The Golden Hour at the Beach

You won't have that car forever. Take some memorable photos using shade to capture detail. Then learn to use the ISO setting and the built in flash to get photos as dust.

Photographing Cars

Learn some easy steps to take photos that capture that magic moment with family and friends

Couple at the Beach

Are you going out on the town tonight? Here is a few easy steps so you can get night photos that capture the excitement as well as the cool locations.

Taking Night Photos

Next time you go to the beach try out these easy and creative shots of the shells and objects you find.

Composing Small Objects

We've taken a lot of terrific photos, now What? Here are some tips on downloading to your computer and sharing them in print form.

Saving and Backing Up Pictures

A summary of what we learned. 

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About the Instructor
Emanuele Pontoriero
4.7 Average rating
4 Reviews
36 Students
4 Courses
Photography Instructor at Udemy

Winner of The Fassbender Award, Telly Award, Communicator Award, Emanuele "Manny" Pontoriero started his career as an apprentice.

After 3 years he became a full time professional photographer

Throughout his career he has been a member of the:

Professional Photographers of New Jersey
Professional Photographers of North Eastern Pennsylvania
Professional photographers of Greater New York
Professional Photographers of America

He was Print Chairman for the Bergen, Passaic, Hudson chapter of the Professional Photographers Association of New Jersey for 3 years.

Averaging about 55 weddings a year and traveling to New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Florida, Manny has photographed over 2,000 weddings. Besides the hundreds of Christian and Jewish weddings he has photographed Italian, Greek, Croation, Cuban, Polish, Korean, Chinese, Iranian, Ethiopian and many other ethnic weddings.

Although most of the photography revolves around weddings and portraits Manny also does commercial photography. He has done photography for;

Unelever Brothers (North Bergen, N.J.)
Palisades General Hospital (North Bergen, N.J)
Prudential Securities (New York City)
Prudential Bache (United Kingdom)
Seamans (Orlando)
YKK Zippers (New Jersey)
Johnson and Whales University (Florida)
Rasmussen College (Florida)

When not taking photos he is lecturing and teaching photography. He has lectured at the Professional Photographers Assoc. of.N.J and B & H Photo Video in New York City. Has been on the Advisory Board for the Photography Dept. of St. Petersburg College in Clearwater, Florida.
He is Co-owner of Get The Picture DVDs which are the popular instructional DVDs that teach photography and are sold on Amazon.
He is a frequent guest on Studio 10, a Tampa morning TV show.

"When you love what you do you never have to worry about going to work"