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Photography 201 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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    Intermediate Photography Course

    The intermediate photography class is designed for photography enthusiasts who wish to upgrade their knowledge. Photographers who are already familiar with the exposure triangle, know their cameras in and out and are almost subconsciously placing motives "into the thirds".

    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.

    Lifetime Access
    Access an online photography course and get all the course's updates 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 private 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 201 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 201 You Get:

    Photography Knowledge

    A great understanding of photography concepts and upgraded foundations.

    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

    Exchange lens system recommended (DSLR or mirrorless).

    Laptop / PC / Smart Device

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

    Photography Basics

    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.

    Curriculum For Photography Course 201

    Module I

    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.b        manual
    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.b        intensity
    I.4.c        direction
    I.4.d        hardness
    I.4.e        fall-off and inverse square law

    I.5           practical exercises

    I.6           in-person lecture with the instructor

    Module II

    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

    Module III

    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.e       diagonals
    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.2.g       COMBINE!

    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

    Module IV

    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          Photoshop
    IV.4.a       simulating optical photography filters
    IV.4.b       luminosity blending basics
    IV.4.c       compositing
    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

    Currently Scheduled Lectures:

    Module I

    15. 9. 2022 | Ljubljana

    Module II

    22. 9. 2022 | Ljubljana

    Module III

    24. 9. 2022 | Ljubljana

    Module IV

    29. 9. 2022 | Ljubljana

    Module I

    5. 10. 2022 | Ljubljana

    Module II

    12. 10. 2022 | Ljubljana

    Module III

    19. 10. 2022 | Ljubljana

    Module IV

    26. 10. 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 to, 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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