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Photography 101 Course

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+ 4 coupons for FREE live sessions
+ dozens of hours of lectures: in-person, presentations and recorded
+ access to secret support and discussion forum
+ hundreds of goodies: discounts, actions, styles, composition grids, ...

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    Photography Course For Beginners

    We live in a visual age and photographs are all around us. Social media, online and traditional media, endless home albums on mobile devices, ...

    But the difference between everyday snaps and photographs is still there. Photography offers so much more and is mostly independent of the device. What counts is the person holding it - The Photographer.

    Photography class 101 is designed for beginners. If you take photos with your mobile phone for Instagram or with your very first DSLR camera is not important. Art principles of how to take a good photograph are the same.

    Lifetime Access
    Access to an online photography course and you get all updates to the course for your lifetime.
    Live Lectures Included
    Included in this photography course are 4 in-person lectures. One for each module of photography topics.
    Best Of Both Worlds
    Keep your own pace. Go through photography lectures on your own time and then join a live session for a review. You can go as fast as you want or take your time and even return later to refresh.
    Great Foundation
    You get a lot of photography knowledge. Dozens of hours of prepared lectures, presentations and recordings. All you need to know is to take awesome photographs - with a mobile phone or camera.
    Photography Goodies
    You get hundreds of additional benefits and photography goodies. Discounts, editing actions and styles, composition grids, …
    Photography Community
    Access to a secret discussion forum of like-minded photography enthusiasts. Bounce your ideas, ask for recommendations and make new friends.
    Photos you should be able to make after Photography 101 course

    Comprehensive photography course

    Photography Theory

    You won't just repeat it, you will understand the why, how and when.

    Photography Practice

    We practice new knowledge until it becomes second nature.

    Photo Editing

    We learn post-processing and how to bring your creative vision to life.

    With Photography Course 101 You Get:

    Photography Knowledge

    A great understanding of photography basics and practical experiences.

    Composition Grids

    Multiple composition grids which you can print or transfer on your device.

    Photographs

    Practical exercises are a key part of this photography course and you will have a lot of new perspectives.

    Photography Community

    Access to a secret forum and FB groups. Photography is more fun in good company.

    Promotions

    Benefits of partnership programs. So that you can make informed decisions.

    Certificate

    You get a printed, hologram marked and signed certificate when you finish this photography course.

    eLearning

    Lifetime access to the photography eLearning platform with all future updates.

    4 Coupons For FREE Lessons

    In-person lessons with the instructor are included in this photography course.

    Editing Styles & Actions

    Numerous editing styles, actions and workspaces for various platforms are included.

    For Photography Course 101 You Need:

    Photography Device

    Can be a mobile phone camera, DSLR, mirrorless, analogue or anything else.

    Laptop / PC / Smart Device

    Anything that can run editing software of choice. Windows, Apple, Linux or Android.

    NO Prior Knowledge

    You need no prior knowledge. We start at the base and build from there.

    Curriculum For Photography Course 101

    Module I

    First, we find a common photography knowledge ground and lay down a good photography foundation. We start with some basic guidelines of how to buy and work with photography equipment. You get recommendations for software and apps if you use mobile phones. We lay groundwork on which all photography is built - exposure triangle - and learn everything that there is to know about aperture, ISO and shutter speed.

    Photography Topics We Cover In First Course Module:

    I.1            tips and trick for buying photography gear
    I.1.a         practicalities and limitations of mobile devices for photography
    I.1.b         practicalities and limitations of compact cameras for photography
    I.1.c         practicalities and limitations of lens exchange systems (mirrorless and DSLR) for photography
    I.1.d        additional photography related gear

    I.2           exposure triangle
    I.2.a        all about exposure time and its effects on the final photograph (rules for focal length, …)
    I.2.b        all about ISO and its effects on the final photograph (grain, dynamic range, sharpness, …)
    I.2.c        all about aperture and its effects on the final photograph (depth of field, diffraction, vignette, …)

    I.3          semi-automatic and manual camera modes
    I.3.a       aperture priority program
    I.3.b       shutter speed priority program
    I.3.c       manual exposure program

    I.4         practical exercises

    I.5         in-person lecture with the instructor

    Module II

    In the second module we build upon knowledge from the first module. We upgrade our knowledge of exposure triangle with ways to evaluate correct exposure and to influence camera choices in semi-automatic modes. We also add to our photography arsenal other settings that greatly affect final photographs. We take a dive into the world of focusing. We also practice different scenarios and ways to achieve sharp images and for really brave ones - take a look at how to check if our camera autofocus needs some adjustments. Finally, we take a small step into the world of photography composition - a giant leap in the quality and satisfaction your photographs will give you.

    Photography Topics We Cover In Second Course Module:

    II.1           influence your camera exposure
    II.1.a        other automatic exposure programs
    II.1.b        exposure compensation
    II.1.c        white balance (temperature and tint)

    II.2          ways to achieve sharp photographs
    II.2.a       AF-S
    II.2.b       AF-C
    II.2.c       hybrid and "smart" autofocus systems
    II.2.d       manual focusing

    II.3          overviews of visual design in photography
    II.3.a       geometrical composition - the rule of thirds
    II.3.b       geometrical composition - the golden ratio
    II.3.c       geometrical composition - golden spiral
    II.3.d       geometrical composition - S composition
    II.3.e       geometrical composition - diagonals

    II.4         practical exercises

    II.5         in-person lecture with the instructor

    Module III

    It's time to put theory into practice. In a big way! In module three you get your very own photography assignment. With the brief and everything. Just like the pros do.

    Photography Topics We Cover In Third Course Module:

    III.1          we put learned topics into practice on a photography assignment

    III.2          practice photography genre
    III.2.a       landscape photography
    III.2.b       environmental portrait
    III.2.c       nature photography
    III.2.d       action photography …

    III.3         start planning and not counting on luck
    III.3.a      what do you want to tell with your photograph
    III.3.b      who is the viewer / where will the photo be published
    III.3.c      develop your "photographer's eye" / previsualize your photographs

    III.4         submit your assignment into the review and personalized pointers/tips

    III.5         in-person lecture with the instructor

    Module IV

    In the last module of photography course for beginners, we finish with a core component of photography - post-production. We disperse potential prejudices, and find out there is (almost) nothing new in digital postproduction in comparison to "the old times". It just got MUCH EASIER and wildly available. We go through good practices for post-production and get familiar with the editing program of choice. My recommendation is Capture One, but you can use anything you wish.

    Photography Topics We Cover In Fourth Course Module:

    IV.1          postproduction in "good old times"
    IV.1.a       analogue dark room
    IV.1.b       examples of composites, retouching, …

    IV.2          digital darkroom
    IV.2.a       a key part of modern photography
    IV.2.b       JPG vs.RAW
    IV.2.c       colour space (sRGB, AdobeRGB …)
    IV.2.d       good, bad and ugly

    IV.3          editing software
    IV.3.a       DAM (Digital Asset Management)
    IV.3.b       RAW developers
    IV.3.c       CaptureOne
    IV.3.d       Adobe Lightroom
    IV.3.e       Skylum Luminar
    IV.3.f       On1 …

    IV.4         practice makes perfect
    IV.4.a       geometrical corrections and recomposition
    IV.4.b       exposure corrections & contrast
    IV.4.c       colour corrections & BW photography
    IV.4.d       simple retouching
    IV.4.e       find your style & simple local adjustments
    IV.4.f       export with a purpose

    IV.5         in-person lecture with the instructor


    FINAL EXAM AND CERTIFICATION

    Currently Scheduled Lectures:

    Module II

    7. 6. 2022 | Ljubljana

    Module III

    11. 6. 2022 | Ljubljana

    Module IV

    14. 6. 2022 | Ljubljana

    Module I

    5. 7. 2022 | Ljubljana

    Module II

    12. 7. 2022 | Ljubljana

    Module III

    16. 7. 2022 | Ljubljana

    Module IV

    19. 7. 2022 | Ljubljana

    Module I

    2. 8. 2022 | Ljubljana

    Module II

    9. 8. 2022 | Ljubljana

    Module III

    16. 8. 2022 | Ljubljana

    Module IV

    23. 8. 2022 | Ljubljana

    Purchase

    You purchase the photography course and get instant and lifetime access to all photography material for beginners. You can also gift it to someone else!

    eLearning

    You or the person you gifted this photography course too, sign in and go through a module in eLearning. Each module consists of photography topics and exercises.

    Lectures

    When you finish with topics in the photography module, you register for a live lecture with the instructor. You can take your time. There are many available dates. 

    Certificate

    You get a certificate when you finish with all photography topics in all eLearning modules, carry out practical exercises and pass the final photography exam. 

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