Beginning DSLR Photography - Take Better Photos Today!

Understand each critical control of your DSLR so you can feel confident using your camera.

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Welcome to Beginning DSLR Photography. Do you have a DSLR camera but have no idea how to use it? Maybe you've heard terms like shutter speed, aperture, and ISO, but don't have a good idea about what they do or how to control them?

Maybe you've started taking photos but they always turn out blurry and you can't figure out why so you put the camera down in frustration?

Don't worry! In this course we're going to cover all the essential basics. This course is a great foundation that will teach you the basic principles of how a camera works so you can start practicing and begin taking better photos right away.

In the first section we will cover each point of the exposure triangle and how they work together to create an image. Each video lecture demonstrates the topic and shows example photos to help drive home the information.

In the next section, we'll go over focus, various focus modes, focus points, and back button focus. You'll learn how to nail the focus every time!

Section 3 will cover composition, rule of thirds, leading lines, leading the eye, and balance. Once we understand the technical aspects of exposing a photo correctly, it's time to start getting creative with composition and crafting a shot that will stand out and be something more than just a snapshot.

Section 4 is all about light. We'll discuss and demonstrate the different qualities of light and how to harness light to craft an image.

Section 5 is about applying your knowledge and getting out to practice! I provide several exercises that utilize what we've learned in the previous lessons and will help you get well on your way to becoming an amazing photographer.

Every concept is explained and demonstrated in a way that is simple and easy to understand. Still have questions? I'm available through the wonderful Udemy platform to help you out.

Even if you've been taking photos for a while now, this course will cover foundational items that you may have not picked up on your own.

I teach this curriculum at my local technical college and I'm excited now to bring this course online!

Your Instructor

Mark Richardson
Mark Richardson

Mark Richardson is a full-time professional photographer, videographer, and author of the Camera Stupid website. His job has taken him to almost 20 different countries where he has used DSLR's and drones to capture stunning imagery and aerial video for use in corporate and commercial productions. Mark has scratch built several quadcopters and hexacopters but now prefers the DJI Inspire platform for its ease of use and compact size for travel.

Mark's first love will always be great landscape photography but he is interested many different styles and subjects including architecture, food, portraiture, product, and of course aerial photography.

Mark studied photography, videography, and graphic design at BYU-Idaho where he received a Bachelors of Science. Since graduating in 2009, Mark has worked in the industry using photography and videography to tell brand stories.

Always quick to pick up new techniques and learn new technology, Mark has jumped into aerial photography and videography with both feet and has many hours of flight time under his belt.

Mark has another passion: Helping others find success and happiness in learning. Mark loves to teach people of any age and enjoys learning from students as well. Mark is good at explaining difficult or complicated concepts in a way that anyone can understand.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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