An Introduction to Photography (FREE Course)The fastest way to master your camera & your creativity
3 modules that boost your skills & creativity
Start here: 10 easy-to-understand photography classes
3: Shutter speed in photography
Using various camera shutter speeds in your photos can provide interesting creative results. By controlling how long the shutter stays open, we can control motion blur or the freezing of fast action.
4: Camera Focus
Understanding focus is key to getting a good photograph. This may sound simple — the camera does it all for you, doesn’t it? In order to get the best image, it’s important to understand how focus works.
5: Aperture & Depth of Field
Aperture is one of the six essential requirements for creating an image — it not only controls how much light your camera is able to record, but also the depth of field. Depth of field (DoF) is an important compositional and creative element in any image so it’s important to understand what it is and how to control it.
6: You’re ready for Full Manual Mode
The best thing about using Manual mode on your camera is that it gives you full creative control. Your camera confidence grows and your creative instinct takes over.
7: Camera lenses and focal length
When it comes to lenses, there’s no shortage of options but did you know that camera lenses can be equally, if not, more important than your choice of camera.
8: The importance of understanding light
“Light makes photography. Embrace light. Admire it. Love it...” Knowing, understanding, and paying attention to all types of light is one of the quickest ways to improve your photography.
9: Camera ISO, megapixels & sensors
The number of megapixels your camera has doesn’t make you a better photographer but it’s good to understand all factors that contribute to image quality.
Next: Download FREE eBook & cheat sheets
Photography eBook & Cheat Sheets
This free download contains helpful diagrams, further explanations and direct links to relevant free video classes to help accelerate your progress.
At 90 pages it's comprehensive, to say the least, and also includes a selection of cheat sheets to print for handy reference.
Finally: What's your score?
25 Photography Quiz Questions
If you've completed all the video classes then you might be surprised how much knowledge you've already remembered. Bookmark this page and revisit it as often as you like.
You'll receive an instant result to use as a benchmark for future attempts. Good luck
An Introduction to Photography FAQ's
As a professional photographer, I'm proud to have been involved in the industry for nearly 30 years. As well as continuing to shoot for top brands, I also work as an ambassador and consultant to major players in the photography world, inspiring photographers to do more.
It's been a great privilege to help hundreds of thousands of people improve their photography. Through this free online photography training, I hope to continue to educate and inspire.