Main Benefits Of Photography Course 201
Access to online photography course and you get all updates to the course for your life time.
Best Of Both Worlds
Keep your own pace. Go through photography lectures on your own time and then join live session for a review. You can go as fast as you want or take your time and even return later to refresh.
You get hundreds of additional benefits and photography goodies. Discounts, editing actions and styles, composition grids, …
Live Lectures Included
Included to this photography course are 4 in-person lectures. One for each module of photography topics.
You get a lot of photography knowledge. Dozens of hours of prepared lectures, presentations and recordings. All you need to know to take an awesome photographs - with a mobile phone or camera.
An access to a secret discussion forum of like minded photography enthusiasts. Bounce your ideas, ask for recommendations and make new friends.
How To Join Photography Course 201
You purchase the photography course and get an instant and lifetime access to all photography class 2material. You can also gift it to someone else!
You or person you gifted this photography course to, sign in and go through a module in eLearning. Each module consist of photography topics and exercises.
When you finish with topics in photography module, you register to live lecture with instructor. You can take your time. There are many available dates.
You get a certificate when you finish with all photography topics in all eLearning modules, carry out practical exercises and pass final photography exam.
More About Photography Course 201
Understanding the light is not everything in photography. Not understanding it IS!
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.
The intermediate photography class is designed for photography enthusiasts who wish to upgrade their knowledge. Photographers who are already familiar with exposure triangle, know their cameras in and out and are almost subconsciously placing motives "into the thirds".
What Do You Get?
With Photography Course For Photography Enthusiasts You Get:
A great understanding of photography concepts and upgraded foundations.
Multiple composition grids ready to print or transfer on your device.
Practical exercises are a key part of this photography course.
Access to a secret forum. Photography is more fun in a good company.
Benefits of partnership programs. Discounts, promotional gear, ...
You get a certificate when you finish this photography course.
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 are included.
What Do You Need?
For Intermediate Photography Course You Need:
Exchange lense system recommended (DSLR or mirorrless).
Laptop Or PC
Anything that can run Capture One and Photoshop editing software.
You should already be familiar with photography concepts like exposure triangle, ISO, aperture and basic post-production editing. If anything above sounds unfamiliar, take Photography 101 first or we can arrange an individual crash course.
More About Photography Course 201
Program for intermediate photography class will show you that putting the subject on sides is not the only and definitely not the best way to compose a likeable and balanced photograph. But the main focus is on light and its properties important for photography (photo = light and graphy = writing). An upgraded composition that makes photos more balanced and light makes all the difference between OK and WoW photography. Between opportunistic snapper and photographer.
First, we find a common photography knowledge ground and lay down a good photography foundation.
We start with a quick overview of photography fundamentals - how to work with the camera and exposure triangle. All necessary groundwork upon which we can build an intermediate photography class.
We then upgrade our knowledge with advanced focusing techniques, in-camera effects and finis strong with properties of natural light important for photographers.
Photography Topics We Cover In First Course Module:
I.1 work with camera gear
I.1.a types of lenses and how to operate them
I.1.b different camera controls and modes/programs
I.1.c take care of your gear
I.2 quick overview of exposure triangle fundamentals
I.2.a exposure time and its effects on the final photograph (rules for focal length…)
I.2.b ISO and its effects on the final photograph (grain, dynamic range, sharpness…)
I.2.c aperture and its effects on the final photograph (DoF, diffraction, vignette, …)
I.3 advanced focusing
I.3.a back-button focus
I.3.c hyperfocal and distance relations
I.3.d creative effects (shallow, focus stacking, defocusing lights/firework, ...)
I.4 properties of natural light important for photography
I.4.a temperature and tint
I.4.e fall-off and inverse square law
I.5 practical exercises
I.6 in-person lecture with the instructor
In the second module, we build upon knowledge from the first module.
We learn how to control natural light and how to take it away. A moment when you are not at mercy of present light is a big step in your development as a photographer.
Finally, what was taken away has to be substituted. We take a deep dive into world of artificial light sources, their properties important for photography and how can we combine added light with existing ambient light for seamless photos or interesting creative effects.
Photography Topics We Cover In Second Course Module:
II.1 photography optical filters
II.1.a system vs. screw on
II.1.b Circular PoLarisying filters (CPL)
II.1.c Neutral Density filters (ND)
II.1.d Variable ND filters
II.1.e gradient ND filters
II.1.f special effects filters (starburst, mist, colour, light pollution...)
II.1.g other ways to chip off the intensity of the light
II.2 added light and its properties important for photography
II.2.a sources of added light (flashes, video lights, reflectors, ...)
II.2.b ambient/natural vs added
II.2.c combining vs contrasting
II.2.d light gel filters
II.2.e storytelling with light
II.4 practical exercises
II.5 in-person lecture with the instructor
Have you heard of rule-of-thirds? SURE! Golden ratio, spiral, S composition, diagonals... you surely know them all. Those are BIG 5 rules of composition everyone is talking about.
Here is a revelation. Although important stepping stone, they are not and should not be your final goal. On their own, they do not produce balanced and visually pleasing compositions. So we upgrade the BIG 5 with the IMPORTANT 5 that (almost) no one is talking about.
We also look into the different photography genre and rules/composition recommendations. How to pose individuals, couples and groups? All checked in module three of intermediate photography class.
The composition is FREE. Use it!
Photography Topics We Cover In Third Course Module:
III.1 the big 5 rules of composition
III.1.a rule of thirds composition
III.1.b golden ratio composition
III.1.c golden spiral composition
III.1.d S composition
III.1.f practical examples and guidelines
III.2 the important 5 rules of composition
III.2.a work it!
III.2.b focal length and size relationships
III.2.c colour and light, harmony and tension
III.2.d patterns, rule of odd numbers
III.2.e composition lines (leading, depth, horizontal, vertical...)
III.2.f triangles and diagonals
III.3 photography paradigmes
III.3.a posing models
III.3.b posing couples
III.3.c posing groups
III.3.d rules of various photography genre (landscape, wildlife, night, ...)
III.4 practical exercises
III.5 in-person lecture with the instructor
Taking photos is only 1 step out of 3 (arguably 4) step process. We talk about another one in the last module of intermediate photography course.
It is photography post-production (the rest being pre-production and arguably distribution)!
Photo editing has always been a crucial part of a photographer's workflow. That has not changed in the digital age. We look into good practices so that you never loose your precious photographs, how to manage your libraries with DAM (Digital Asset Management) software and how to edit photographs.
We take a deep dive into Capture One. It is the one I recommend you to use and it is the one I use every day.
We will get stunning RAW development with Capture One and then get creative with Adobe Photoshop - the gold standard of everything related to visual digital arts.
Photography Topics We Cover In Fourth Course Module:
IV.1 overview of photography post-production
IV.1.a good old times? Analogue retouching, compositing... vs digital.
IV.1.b image formats (RAW, JPG, TIFF, PNG, DNG)
IV.1.c color spaces (sRGB, AdobeRGB …)
IV.2 managing your library
IV.2.a 3 Bs (Backup, Backup, Backup)
IV.2.b DAM (Digital Assets Manager)
IV.2.c import, culling, marking/keywording, track workflow...
IV.3 Capture One
IV.3.a basic RAW development
IV.3.b colour management and getting creative
IV.3.c local adjustments and retouching
IV.4.a simulating optical photography filters
IV.4.b luminosity blending basics
IV.4.d SNR improvements (night/astrophotography, small sensors...)
IV.4.e automatic mergers (focus stack, panorama, HDR)
IV.5 Photography trade secrets
IV.6 in-person lecture with the instructor
IV.7 FINAL EXAM AND CERTIFICATION
Reviews Of Photography Course 201
Great courses. Nejc explains everything from the basics of photography to more advanced techniques, so the lectures are interesting for photographers with different ranges of knowledge. I attended an introductory and advanced course. In both cases, the theory was combined with field practice and post-production, so that everyone could improve their abilities. We also had room for additional experimentation and questioning. Nejc looks like he enjoys what he does, which is always an added value for teachers. I recommend!
I want to thank you for everything you have taught me. Photography course was great and I think I learned a lot.
Thanks for everything and I hope to see you in April on advanced photography course.
Excellent photography courses! 💯👏🏼 suitable for complete beginners as well as experienced photographers ... Nejc perfectly combined theory with practice, which brought us a lot of new knowledge and skills 📸