Course curriculum

  • 1

    Why Do We Take Photographs?

    • Introduction

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    • The Magic of Photography

    • The Philosophy of Photography, Part 1

    • The Philosophy of Photography, Part 2

    • The Process, Part 1

    • The Process, Part 2

    • The Mechanics, Part 1

    • The Mechanics, Part 2

    • The Mechanics, Part 3

    • Lets Talk Goals Part 1

    • Lets Talk Goals Part 2

    • The Three E's, Part 1

    • The Three E's, Part 2

    • What If

    • We all have an ego

    • The Three C's: Cheeky Part 1

    • The Three C's: Cheeky Part 2

    • The Three C's: Cheeky Part 3

    • The Three C's: Curious Part 1

    • The Three C's: Curious Part 2

    • The Three C's: Curious Part 3

    • The Three C's: Control Part 1

    • The Three C's: Control Part 2

    • The Three C's: Control Part 3

    • The Three C's: Control Part 4

    • The Three C's: Bonus Material 1

    • The Three C's: Bonus Material 2

    • The Three C's: Bonus Material 3

    • The 1% Photographer Part 1

    • The 1% Photographer Part 2

    • Post Processing

    • Putting It All Together

    • Final Thoughts, Part 1

    • Final Thoughts, Part 2

    • Ready for Chapter 2?

  • 2

    What? - Compositional Tools

    • Introduction to Composition

    • The 7 Basic Elements of Photography

    • The Rule of Thirds

    • Negative Space

    • Fill The Frame

    • Depth Of Field

    • The Golden Spiral

    • Golden Triangles

    • Leading Lines

    • Repetition

    • Foreground Interest

    • Light and Shade

    • Color

    • Monochromatic

    • Reverse The Effect

    • Form

    • Patterns and Textures

    • Diagonals

    • Shapes

    • Centered

    • Symmetry

    • Assymetrical

    • Framing

    • Change Your Perspective

    • Odd Numbers

    • Visual Direction

    • Minimalism

    • Isolate

    • Point Of View

    • Rule Of Space

    • Converging Lines

    • Balance

    • Depth

    • Scale

    • Dutch Tilt

    • Split The Image

    • Chapter 2 Summary

  • 3

    What? Creative Techniques

    • Time of Day

    • Add Some Action

    • Add Some Movement

    • Add Some Interest

    • Blurry On Purpose

    • Juxtaposition

    • Keep It Straight

    • De-Focused

    • Add Some Tension

    • Cropping

    • Layering

    • Use Tonal Ranges

    • Find New Ways To Tell Stories

    • Reflections

    • Silhouettes

    • Circulate

    • Timing

    • Speed It Up Or Slow It Down

    • Change The Shape

    • Add Humor

    • Shoot From The Hip

    • When Your Creativity Isn't Flowing..

    • Editing Part 1

    • Editing Part 2

  • 4

    How? To Use Your Camera

    • Intro & The Number 1 Rule

    • The Process

    • Rule Number 2

    • The Camera Essentials

    • How The Camera Works

    • Aperture Part 1

    • Aperture Part 2

    • Aperture Part 3

    • Depth Of Field Simulator Demo

    • Shutter Speed Part 1

    • Shutter Speed Part 2

    • ISO part 1

    • ISO Part 2

    • Practice Time

    • Putting The 3 Parts Together

    • The Exposure Recipe Part 1

    • Exposure Recipe Part 1 Examples

    • The Exposure Recipe Part 2

    • Camera Modes Part 1

    • Camera Modes Part 2

    • Camera Modes Part 3

    • Camera Modes Part 4

    • My Preferred Modes Part 1

    • My Preferred Modes Part 2

    • My Preferred Modes Part 3

    • The Histogram Part 1

    • The Histogram Part 2

    • The Blinkies

    • Exposure Compensation Part 1

    • Exposure Compensation Part 2

    • A Quick Summary So Far

    • Live Demo - Hand-Held

    • Live Demo - On Tripod

    • Filters - GND Part 1

    • Filters - GND Part 2

    • Neutral Density (ND) Filter

    • Filters CPL Part 1

    • Filters CPL Part 2

    • HDR

    • HDR Demo

    • HDR Demo Live

    • How To Shoot Flow Chart

  • 5

    How? Using Your Camera Controls, Plus Some Extras

    • Focus Modes Part 1

    • Focus Modes Part 2

    • Focus Modes Part 3

    • Focus Modes Part 4

    • Metering Modes

    • White Balance Part 1

    • White Balance Part 2

    • Picture Styles

    • Pep Talk

    • Handy Hints Part 1

    • Handy Hints Part 2

    • Handy Hints Part 3

    • Handy Hints Part 4

    • Risk Management Part 1

    • Risk Management Part 2

    • Useful Tips

    • More Useful Tips

    • What To Do With Your Photos Part 1

    • What To Do With Your Photos Part 2

    • Final Recap

    • Final Comments