Secrets of Photography: Developing Your Eye
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Secrets of Photography: Developing Your Eye

Learn how to take your camera off of manual mode and begin to approach photography like a professional.
4.2 (21 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.
215 students enrolled
Last updated 6/2014
English
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Includes:
  • 30 mins on-demand video
  • 23 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Take your camera off of manual mode
  • Develop your photographic eye
  • See the world as a photographer
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Requirements
  • Any camera, even the one on your smartphone
Description

Start by burning your camera manual. Forget everything you know about how your camera works. And start to view picture-taking in a new way. In this course, you will learn the basics of lighting to cropping and everything in between.

Photography experts from the New York Institute of Photography, the world's largest and longest running online photography school, show you how to take professional-quality photos with any camera. The secret, it's in your eye.


Here are some stories shared by students who have taken one of NYIP's online photography courses

  • Lee Presnell, North Carolina:
    Since graduating from NYIP, Lee has been very busy! Lee is creating a calendar and a book for some local churches, shooting head shots for an author’s autobiography, car and modeling shoots, and doing a number of photography sessions for the American Heart Association for one of their fundraisers. Lee has also been published twice in local newspapers including two front page photos. Lee also won 7 awards in photography contests.

  • Karin Kunzova, Germany:
    Karin’s photo series 'Road Trip' dealing with backpacking around the Australia outback was selected by Agathe Gaillard and published in Le Journal de la Photographie. Karin focuses on documentary photography which she says she finds challenging and fulfilling. She loves "working with people, studying different personalities and the way people live."
Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone with an interest in photography
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 38 Lectures Collapse All 38 Lectures 01:04:00
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Introduction
5 Lectures 01:47

NYIP Students
2 pages

Burn Your Manual
1 page

What's Next?
1 page

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Eye of the Photographer
2 Lectures 01:44
Eye of the Photographer
1 page

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NYIP's Three Guidelines for Great Photographs
7 Lectures 04:30
The 3 Guidelines
3 pages


Guideline #1
3 pages

Guideline #2
1 page


Guideline #3
2 pages

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Focus on You
21 Lectures 20:36
Focus on You
3 pages


Developing Your Eye
3 pages


Focus Attention on the Subject
1 page

Breaking the Rules
02:27

Emphasis Through Placement
1 page

Cropping
02:59

Rule of Thirds
1 page

Using the Rule of Thirds
01:01

Balance
1 page

Emphasis Through Relative Size and Framing
1 page

Coming in Tight
01:34

Emphasis Through Lighting, Contrast, and Leading Lines
1 page

Using Over-Exposure
03:06

Emphasis Through Focus
1 page

Emphasis Though Color
1 page

Portraits at Work
03:08

Your Subject
1 page

People at Work
02:23

Compositional Faults and How to Find Them
1 page
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Conclusion
3 Lectures 01:23
A Look Ahead
1 page

Become a Better Photographer
01:23

Enroll in NYIP
1 page

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About the Instructor
New York Institute Of Photography (NYIP)
4.3 Average rating
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282 Students
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World's Largest Photography School

The New York Institute of Photography is the largest and longest running photography school in the world. Our affordable online photography courses make learning photography fun and easy for students all over the world. We're located in the heart of New York, but we have students everywhere.

NYIP offers online photography courses with a personal touch. We are committed to providing the highest quality and best photography courses in the world. Every student who enrolls in one of our photography courses receives:

  • Expertly prepared course materials
  • Access to a student advisor by phone or email
  • Photo projects reviewed by professional photographers
  • A photography certificate from NYIP upon graduation