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Photography Masterclass: Your Complete Guide to Photography
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  • Experience level required: All levels
  • Access 175 lectures & 13 hours of content 24/7
  • Length of time users can access this course: Lifetime

Course Curriculum

175 Lessons (13h)

  • Introduction to the Course
    What will you learn in this course & who is it for?2:04
    From iPhone to fancy DSLR: the basic photographers toolbox2:00
    Success! How will you succeed in this course?0:51
    Map to Success - What are you interested in learning?
    How does camera exposure work in under 3 minutes!2:44
    Course Requirements - what do you need to take this course?
    Who are we - the instructors?2:57
  • Understanding the Camera
    Introduction to the Understanding the Camera section0:44
    Types of cameras1:19
    Camera Type: DSLR2:55
    Camera Type: Smart Phone
    Camera Type: Point & Shoot1:43
    Camera Type: EVIL - not in the spooky way!1:52
    How does a camera work?4:35
    Shutters & Sensors2:49
    Sensor Size Chart
    File Formats - RAW vs. JPEG2:38
    The Power of Shooting in RAW Revealed3:34
    Conclusion - what did we learn in this section?0:29
  • Drop Auto - Learn to Shoot Manually
    Introduction to the Drop Auto section1:08
    What is exposure?1:40
    What is aperture (aka. f-stop or iris)?3:18
    Aperture Charts
    What is shutter speed?3:15
    Dive deeper into shutter speed & watch a slow motion shutter
    What is ISO?4:14
    What is the exposure triangle, and how does it work?
    Exposure Triangle - Diagram & Examples
    Using your camera's light meter
    How to use the camera's Histogram
    Practice - Set your exposure for 3 scenarios!0:49
    What is focus - depth of field explained2:28
    Depth of Field - Visualized
    Getting in focus using the auto-focus mode
    Getting in focus using the manual mode
    Shooting fast objects
    Practice - Taking pictures of cars!0:31
    Shooting in low light
    Shooting at night
    Practice - Taking pictures inside!0:47
    Conclusion - what did we learn in this section?
  • Composition - What is in your frame?
    Introduction to the Composition section
    What is composition?
    The rule of thirds
    When to throw out the rule of thirds
    Rule of Thirds: Visualized
    Perspective: changing your angle
    Perspective: Visualized
    Do you know your basic composition?
    What's the Mood of your photo?
    Wide Angle vs Telephoto & Zoom
    Wide vs. Telephoto Lenses: Visualized
    Choosing a background
    Panoramic compositions
    How to position your subject
    Focus on the details
    Using depth of field creatively
    Colors - think about how colors affect your photos3:09
    Black & White photos - adding emotion by subtracting color
    Practice - Go on a photo adventure!
    Phil's Photo Walk - Let's look at his photos!
    Conclusion - what did we learn in this section?
  • Situational Photography - Taking better photos wherever you are
    Introduction to the Situational Photography section
    5 Tips for Better Landscape Photos
    5 Tips for Better Nature Photos
    Practice - Get outside and take some pictures!
    5 Tips for Better Portraits
    5 Tips for Better Portrait Lighting
    5 Tips for Better Photos of Kids (or Pets)
    Practice - Take pictures of your kid (or pet)!
    Conclusion - what did we learn in this section?
  • Purchasing a Camera & Additional Equipment
    Introduction to the Purchasing a Camera section
    How to purchase a camera - what's your goal?
    How to build your complete camera kit
    Where should you buy a camera?
    What's in our camera bag?
    Memory Cards
    Lenses & Filters
    Batteries & Chargers
    Stabilization - Tripods, Monopods, Gorillapods
    Flashes & Lighting
    Camera Cases & Bags
    Practice: Put together your camera kit!
    Conclusion - what did we learn in this section?
  • Canon Camera Overview & Settings
    Introduction to the Camera Anatomy & Settings section
    Detailed look at a Canon DSLR
    Practice: Play with your buttons!
    The Camera Menu - Let's go through it together - Canon
    Changing Image Quality - Canon
    Picture Styles on a Canon
    Image Review on a Canon
    Formatting a memory card - Canon
    Practice - Choose your settings!
    White Balance Symbol Chart
    Understanding Burst Mode
    Scene Modes Chart
    Conclusion - what did we learn in this section?
  • Nikon Camera Overview & Settings
    Detailed look at a Nikon DSLR
    The Nikon Info Button
    The Camera Menu - Let's go through it together - Nikon
    Changing Image Quality on a Nikon
    Image Review on a Nikon
    Formatting Your Camera on a Nikon
  • Smartphone & Mirrorless Camera Overview & Settings
    Detailed look at a smart phone & our favorite apps
    Fuji X-T1 Overview
  • Using Stabilization - Tripods, Monopods, more?
    Introduction to the Stabilization section
    Tripod Tips
    Monopod Tips
    Other types of stabilization
    Tips for better handheld photography
    How do you get non-blurry photos!
    Conclusion - what did we learn in this section?
  • Lighting - How to light your photos
    Introduction to the Lighting section
    What is light?
    What types of light sources do we have?
    Understanding light temperatures
    Light Temperature Chart
    Setting your white balance properly
    What is three-point light?
    Complete guide to three-point lighting
    Using ambient light
    Using Natural Light Creatively
    Using the flash
    Better Flash Photography with a Lightscoop Pop-up Flash Bouncer
    Practice - use your flash!
    Shooting slhouettes
    How to take a silhouette photo - diagram
    Practice: Take a silhouette photo!
    Conclusion - what did we learn in this section?
  • Lenses - Diving deep into lens types and styles
    Introduction to the Lens section
    What is focal length?
    What standard lenses should you have?
    Depth of Field - Revisited
    What are our favorite lenses?
    Fisheye lenses
    Tilt shift (aka swing shift) lenses
    Tilt-Shift Video Example
    Polarizing, ND, and UV filters
    Polarizing Filter: Visualized
    Conclusion - what did we learn in this section?
  • Smartphone Photography - Take better photos, the selfie way!
    Introduction to the Modern Photography section
    Using our favorite iPhone app
    How to take better pictures with your smartphone
    Tips for composing better square images & Instagram success!
    Practice - Take your best smart phone photo!
    Making money with your smartphone images
    Conclusion - what did we learn in this section?
  • Photo Editing - Make your images pop with the best photo editing applications
    Introduction to the Photo Editing section
    What is photo editing, and why do we do it?
    What programs do we like for editing?
    How to get a free trial of Adobe Lightroom & Photoshop
    Importing and Organization in Lightroom
    Rating photographs - what is our process?
    Practice - Import & rate your photos!
    Adjusting exposure
    Adjusting color temperature (white balance)
    Adjusting Saturation & Vibrance in Lightroom
    Brightness & contrast4:35
    Vignettes & blurs
    Exporting & saving9:56
    Practice - Improve your photos in Lightroom!
    Getting Rid of Blemishes in Lightroom2:31
    Hue, Saturation, Luminance controls in Lightroom5:07
  • Photo Editing in Photoshop
    Editing a RAW Photo in Photoshop
    Editing a JPEG Photo in Photoshop
    Stitching together a panorama in Photoshop4:47
    Get Rid of Blemishes in Photoshop - No more zits!2:24
    How to Composite Images in Photoshop
  • Editing Photos in iPhoto
    Importing & Organization in iPhoto3:17
    Quick Fixes in iPhoto - How to quickly make your photos look amazing!2:47
    Using the Effects Tab in iPhoto2:56
    Advanced Photo Adjustments in iPhoto
    Exporting/Saving Photos from iPhoto3:08
    Conclusion - what did we learn in this section?1:13
  • Make Money with Photography
    Introduction to the Making Money with Photography section1:03
    What jobs can you do with photography?2:48
    Branding yourself3:51
    Tips for branding yourself3:58
    Tell everyone, everywhere2:49
    Sharing your photographs - our favorite sites
    Creating a website/portfolio5:44
    What you need to put in a website6:50
    What should you charge as a photographer?
    Finding freelance photography work
    Unique ways to dive into photography
    Landing a full-time photography job
    Conclusion - what did we learn in this section?
  • Selling your Photographs - Where to sell, licensing tips, and more!
    Introduction to the Sell Your Photographs section
    Best stock photo sites for making money online
    How one guy made $15,000 in one day on Instagram
    Selling your own photography
    Understanding licensing
    How to license your photos
    Fair Use photographs
    Conclusion - what did we learn in this section?
  • Wedding Photography
    Who is the instructor (Will Carnahan)?
    Why should you become a wedding photographer?
    5 Tips for Being a Better Wedding photographer
    Overview of what to shoot at a wedding
  • Conclusion
    Thank you & please leave a review!
  • BONUS SECTION: Photography history & where we are today
    Introduction to the Photography Basics section
    A brief history of photography
    The longer version of the history of photography
    Modern photography - where are we today?
    Conclusion - what did we learn in this section?

Photography Masterclass: Your Complete Guide to Photography

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Phil Ebiner started teaching online courses in 2012, and now has over 80,000 students on Udemy learning everything from photography to video making. He worked as a photographer at a private college a few years ago doing event coverage, marketing and advertising, and social media. Sam Shimizu-Jones has been taking photos his entire life. Growing up in Santa Cruz, CA, he fell in love with photography skating around town. Since then, he's traveled the world taking photos for business and pleasure.


This encyclopedic course provides everything you need to learn the ins and outs of photography, and to master this medium even if you’re just starting out. Whether choosing between the humble iPhone or fancy DSLR, or shooting photos indoors or outside--you’ll learn all you need to turn out professional-quality photos certain to impress viewers and even attract interested customers.

  • Dive into an overview of key photography concepts w/ 13 hours & 175 lectures
  • Understand how different kinds of cameras work: DSLRs, smartphones, etc.
  • Create well-composed shots by correctly positioning subjects, manipulating depth of field, etc.
  • Master situational photography to take strong photos no matter your setting or subject
  • Obtain the equipment you need to capture great photos
  • Illuminate your photos to capture your subjects in their best light
  • Edit images in post-production to ensure they truly pop
  • Monetize your work by knowing where to sell it, how to license it & more


Important Details

  • Length of time users can access this course: lifetime
  • Access options: web streaming, mobile streaming
  • Certification of completion not included
  • Redemption deadline: redeem your code within 30 days of purchase
  • Experience level required: all levels
  • Terms

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