‘Jellis Vaes is a way better instructor than any other instructor on photography. i am actually getting what the exposure triangle means. no other instructor explains it better than he does. thank you Jellis for making this video!!!!!! Can't wait to watch the rest of it! :D’ – Jane Courtois
‘This is one of the very best entry-level courses I have seen. The information is complete, accurate and presented in a style that makes it easy to learn. Clear examples and illustrations are used through out the course which aides and enhances understanding. I am confident that Jellis Vaes is a great photographer, but I am convinced that he is a great teacher. If you are just starting out in photography, start out here.’ – David Bowman
‘Awesome course, learnt so much as a newbie. Really enjoyed it as well! Will be re watching and taking even more notes down now!’ – Matthew Masters
“You don’t take a photograph, you make it.” - Ansel Adams
ANYONE can learn to make incredible photographs!
Hey there, this is Jellis Vaes a professional travel and adventure photographer and I am excited to have you here! If you are looking to master your photography, then you have landed at the right place. Together you and I are going on an adventure into the world of photography. Along this fun filled and inspirational journey you will come to master your camera. As well as learning all the essentials we will also dive into various composition techniques, the process of work flow and touch upon the basics of post processing to make your photos really look incredible.
This course is cut right down to the real essentials – the nuts and bolts of what you need to take your photos, and photography, to the next level. Everything is explained in a simple one on one conversation, using examples of my own photos, as well as illustrations to make it all very clear and straightforward. If at any point you do feel you need a little extra help however, I am always here for you. We are in this together and I will do my absolute best to assist you with any questions you may have, and with the course in general.
Having said all that, I hope you are ready, as I’ve got my camera in hands already. So pick up yours, and let’s get started!
An honest review and rating is always appreciated and will help me to make any necessary improvements for the course, as well helping to get more people involved so they too can benefit from the beauty of photography. Many thanks!
You can browse the class attachments for the illustrations that I specifically made for this course. Use them to act as a reminder on certain aspects of using your camera and for your photography.
Please note, these illustrations are my creations and do belong to Inner Picture Stories, any further publishing without my permission is not allowed.
First off, thank you for participating in this course! I hope you feel as excited about this adventure as I do. Remember, if you need any further help or simply want to get in touch and say hi, I am here to answer your calls. You can email me at ips@Jellisvaes.com or hit me up on Twitter, @JellisV
The Exposure Triangle is the foundation of photography, and in this lecture we will touch upon the three elements which make up the Exposure Triangle: Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO. It’s important to understand these three elements through and through and how they all connect and affect each other. If you do not get it after the first time, don’t worry, but I would definitely recommend you go through it again. You can repeat it as many times as you like.
Still using the auto mode? Time to wave goodbye to it my friends. The auto mode is like a child lock that restricts you from diving into the full potential of your camera. Time to take back full control.
Once you have finished this lecture you will fully understand the difference between JPEG and RAW files and when and why you should use either format.
It’s all about the lens: it truly is! Therefore, understanding the different lens types and what their purposes are, is a core element to really understanding photography.
What are AF points? And what are focus modes? It’s okay if you don’t know now, because you certainly will at the end of this lecture.
It’s important to know how your light meter works so you can fully understand why and how your camera reacts to light in different situations. Also many modern cameras have different metering modes and understanding these is a skill worth learning in itself.
Have you ever taken a photo indoors and then wondered later why everyone in the picture looks so orange or blue? I used to a lot. Understanding the concept of white balance (WB) is absolutely key to making your photos look perfect.
Jellis Vaes is a 24 year old international travel and adventure photographer. At the age of 18 he left his home and over the next 3 years traveled around the world. On that journey he mastered his photography skills while traveling through numerous types of landscapes in all kinds of weather and conditions. Through the lens of his camera he learned to notice the minute details of life and how everything changes, evolves and transforms around us. With an eye for detail - on life and the amazing planet we inhabit, he is able to capture that world, and draw people into the exact moment and place captured by the lens. He has worked with and helped various companies across the globe bringing their heart and soul to life through his pictures.