Photography - Photography DSLR Skills
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Photography - Photography DSLR Skills - Take Pictures Like A Pro
4.4 (37 ratings)
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Created by Mark Timberlake
Last updated 6/2016
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What Will I Learn?
  • Understand how manual mode works
  • Understand what an exposure is
  • Understand how to take an exposure
  • Understand how to check their exposure is correct
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  • You will need access to the internet
  • You will need access to a DSLR camera

Photography Course

Shoot your DSLR in manual mode like a professional photographer - improve your photography fast!

Who Is In Control Of Your Photography?

Did you know that your dslr camera is in charge of your photography?

That a little chip inside that camera is replacing your brain?

And it is preventing you becoming a better photographer?

The Best Photographers Shoot In Manual Mode

And this is also the skill that most casual photographers never learn.

What if you could control the camera, rather than leaving it in auto mode?

What if you could use your camera like a professional photographer does?

Becoming A Better Photographer

Relying on the camera to set exposure will mean you will never become a good photographer.

Mastering manual mode will open up a world of amazing image opportunities that will impress your friends and family.

What You Will Learn In This Photography Course

In this course we will teach you how to master your camera in a simple and easy to understand manner.

We will show you how to use your camera like the professionals and improve your photography.

100% Money Back Guarantee

Remember, if you are not happy with the course for any reason, you can get your money back in the first 30 days, no questions.

What the course will cover:

  • Finding your exposure using the built in light meter
  • How the histogram works
  • How to use the blinkies
  • The exposure triangle
  • Understanding stops of light
  • ISO, shutter speed and aperture
  • Lens recommendations

Who Is This Course For?

Have you purchased a DSLR lately and want to learn how to use it like a professional photographer?

Have you wondered what the manual mode does?

Do you want to deepen your understanding of photography?

Then this course is for you.

Please note, this is a beginners course and suitable for new photographers.

This is not suitable for experienced amateur photographers.

Join us…

So join us on the other side and learn how to take control of your DSLR camera and take images like the professionals!
Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for photographers who have a DSLR and want to learn how to use manual mode
  • This is a beginners course for beginner photographers
  • This is not a course for experienced photographers
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Curriculum For This Course
24 Lectures
Introduction - Welcome!
1 Lecture 02:09
Understanding Exposure - The Basics
2 Lectures 06:59

Many photographers find the concept of exposure difficult to understand.

In this lecture we explain what exposure is and why it is important.

Preview 05:20

There are 3 elements for controlling an exposure, in this lecture we explain what is called the "exposure triangle" and how we can use the different "levers" to get an exposure.

Preview 01:39
Tools For Checking Your Exposure
3 Lectures 19:54

The light meter is a powerful tool that helps you find your exposure quickly. It is a tool that is built into every DSLR and is fundamental for finding a starting point for your exposure.

Preview 06:57

The histogram is the main tool for checking your exposure once you have taken your picture, it will help you guarantee that you have a correct exposure.

The Histogram

The blinkies are a fast visual aid to also help you check your exposure once your picture has been taken and with the histrogram gives you a powerful set of tools which you can use to get that perfectly exposed image.

The Blinkies
The Camera Controls - The Levers You Need To Pull
4 Lectures 26:35

Once you wrap your head around stops of light, everything else falls into place, so make sure you really spend some time grasping this concept, it is foundational to photography.

Stops Of Light

The ISO on your camera is extremely important to understand, every sensor can "boost" the light it is receiving and we call this ISO, but ISO has its drawbacks in terms of image quality when using a high ISO. In this lecture we explain why.

Understanding ISO

Shutter speed is a function on the camera that controls the duration of the amount of light that will come into the camera.

In this lecture we will help you understand how and why it works.

Understanding Shutter Speed

The aperture is the way you control the light coming into the camera with the lens, it has a major impact on the creativity of an image so understanding this concept is really important.

Understanding Aperture
4 Lectures 08:32

In this lecture there are some practical activities that will help you learn to use your ISO settings.

Practice Setting Your ISO

In this lecture there are some activities that will help you understand how to use your shutter speed.

Practice Setting Your Shutter Speed

In this lecture there are activities to help you practice and learn how to change your aperture.

Practice Setting Your Aperture

In this lecture we cover some advanced activities to really help you stretch your newly learned skills.

Advanced Activities
Mastering all The Modes On Your Camera
2 Lectures 05:41

So what about the other modes on the camera?

In this lecture we help you understand what they are for and how you might use them.

The Other Modes

In this lecture we discuss why and how to practice your manual exposure skills.

Mastering Manual Mode
Choosing Lenses & Working With Flashes
5 Lectures 10:48

What are prime lenses, why are they important, what should you choose?

In this lecture we supply an overview to help you pick a prime lens.

Prime Lenses - An Introduction

In this lecture we discuss some of the specialist primes available in the marketplace.

Specialist Primes

In this lecture we discuss zoom lenses and help you understand what to purchase.

Zoom Lenses - An Introduction

In this lecture we discuss premium zooms and what advantages they have.

Premium Zooms

Flash Photography
Summary Sections
2 Lectures 01:25
The Quiz...

So lets see how well you have grasped the core concepts...

Lets test your knowledge!
7 questions

Summary for the whole course
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1 Lecture 00:08
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About the Instructor
Mark Timberlake
4.4 Average rating
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Marketing |Course Creation | Business Building |Photography

Mark runs a marketing company called SME Heroes, which specializes in training on all things to do with online course creation, online marketing and his personal passion of photography.

He has extensive experience with online business in various forms over the last 15 years and loves to share his hard won lessons and techniques for online business success.

In addition he also has over 12 years experience in online retail and over 6 years experience as a commercial photographer.

This means he has a deep breadth of experience which comes through in his courses which are always designed to be easy to understand and to pass on the skills he has learned in a practical way.