Photography Masterclass: A Complete Guide to Photography

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23 hours course
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$ 129.99
$ 129.99
What will you learn?
You will know how to take amazing photos that impress your family and friends
You will know how the camera truly works, so you can take better photos using manual settings
You will know how to photograph in different scenarios like family portraits, landscapes, aerial, product, wildlife, and much more
You will know how to compose images beautifully with basic photography rules
You will know how to light your subjects with flash and natural lighting
You will know how to edit your photos like a professional
You will know how to make money with photography
You will know how to take better photos with your smart phones
About the course


This online photography course will teach you how to take amazing images and even sell them, whether you use a smartphone, mirrorless or DSLR camera.

This photography course is designed to teach you the ins and outs of photography, even if you have little to no experience with it, to help create profitable images that help you stand out from the crowd and sell.

Master Photography Techniques to Create Extraordinary Images!

While there are plenty of digital photography courses that focus on specific styles or how to use gear, it's hard to find a comprehensive course like this one, which is for beginner to advanced photographers.

This course is designed for all levels of photographers who want to improve their skills, take stellar images, and make money with their photos - especially great for any DSLR or mirrorless camera user.

What will you learn:

  • Understand how cameras work and what gear you need
  • Master shooting in manual mode and understanding your camera
  • Know what equipment you should buy no matter what your budget is
  • Follow our practical demonstrations to see how we shoot in real-world scenarios
  • Use composition, lighting, and proper settings to take better photos
  • Edit photos professionally to make them look even better
  • Learn start a photography business and make money from your new skills

Styles of photography you will learn:

  • Portrait photography
  • Long exposure photography
  • Landscape photography
  • Product photography
  • Low light photography
  • Sports and action photography
  • Street photography
  • Architecture photography
  • Event and wedding photography
  • Aerial and drone photography
  • Wildlife photography
  • Night photography
  • DSLR photography
  • Mirrorless photography
  • Smartphone photography
  • and more!

Improve Your Photography Techniques, Acquire Clients, And Make More Money

Regardless of what your level of experience is or what type of camera you use, this in-depth course is designed to provide you with everything you need to take your photography skills to the next level.

Whether you prefer taking photos of nature, animals, or people, a great photographer knows how to compose a shot, light it, and edit it. By honing these skills, you can sell your photos so you can turn your passion into a career. This course shows you how.

Unlike other photography classes that are more limited in scope, this complete course teaches you how to take amazing photos and how to make money by selling them.

Contents and Overview

This course is aimed at teaching photographers what it takes to improve your techniques to earn more money.

You'll start with the basics and tackle how a camera operates, the types of cameras and lenses available, and equipment you'll need for accomplishing your goals. You'll then dive into the different styles of photography you can focus on.

You'll learn about your camera settings (DSLR, mirrorless, or other), including how to shoot in manual mode. You'll use stabilization tools and master how to properly compose and light a scene. You'll even learn how to take great photos with a smartphone or tablet and how to edit images.

So you can sell your photos, you'll learn how to brand yourself, create a portfolio and website, and find freelance work or a full-time position. Gain insight into licensing, fair use, and more. And if you want to get into wedding photography, you'll learn how to start your own business.

By the end of this master course, your confidence as a photographer will soar. You'll have a thorough understanding of your camera and gear so you can use them to their fullest potential to take unforgettable photos and start a profitable photography career.

What camera should you use?

A DSLR camera or mirrorless camera is a great option for taking this course. It doesn't have to be an expensive or fancy model. Any interchangeable lens camera like a DSLR or mirrorless is fine. You can even use a smartphone or point and shoot camera, although you may not have all the manual settings and options that we cover in this course.

Who are the Instructors?

Phil Ebiner, Sam Shimizu-Jones, and Will Carnahan - all professionals making a living from their photographic skills, have come together to create this amazing new course. 

Phil & Sam, creators of the original Photography Masterclass, took the feedback left from students to make this course even better. Will has come on board to share his passion and in-depth knowledge of photography with you.

With 3 instructors, you'll get premium support and feedback to help you become a better photographer!

Our happiness guarantee

We have a 30-day 100% money back guarantee, so if you aren't happy with your purchase, we will refund your course - no questions asked!

We can't wait to see you in the course!

Enroll now, and we'll help you take better photos than ever before!

Phil, Sam, & Will

Welcome to the Photography Masterclass. This section will help you get started, and understand how to have the most success with this course.
Welcome to the Course
Welcome to the Photography Masterclass! In this lesson, you'll be welcomed by Phil, Sam and Will with important information about how best to take this course, what's included, and how you can make this course even better. Thank you for enrolling!
How Does a Camera Work?
How does a camera work? This is the first step to understanding how to take better photos. At its core, photography is about capturing light. Your camera can see bright light, and if there’s an absence of light. It can see colors too! That light goes into your camera through the lens, which has an aperture inside, an opening that lets in the light. The light passes through the camera’s shutter which in many cameras opens when you press the ‘shutter release’ button to let light in… and the light hits your camera’s sensor, where it is digitally captured and saved as an image. While digital photography is a lot easier than photographing with film, the process is still the same. And as one of the most important inventions of all time, we’re excited to have you in this class to learn even more.
Join the Official Student Photography Group
Please join our official group to get even more feedback and support!
IMPORTANT: Know Your Lecture Types
Before continuing with the Photography Masterclass, watch this video to learn the different types of lectures.
In this section of the Photography Masterclass, you'll learn how to properly expose your photos using the manual settings on your camera.
What is Exposure?
What is exposure? Photography exposure is basically how bright or dark your image is. We call a photo that is too dark, underexposed. A photo that is too bright is overexposed. A photo where your subject is not too dark, and not too bright, but it looks natural, is properly exposed. Your subject could be anything from a person to a mountain in the distance. Depending on your photo’s composition, not everything can be properly exposed. Sometimes your background will be too bright. Sometimes one side of your photo will be too dark. The important thing we want you to remember with ‘proper exposure’ is that it’s partly up to you as the artist. You may want your photo to be dark or to be bright. That can create some interesting and creative shots. This is the basic idea of photography exposure. As you go through the course, you'll learn how to control your photo's exposure using in-camera options like aperture, shutter speed and ISO, as well as out-of-camera things like natural and artificial lighting.
What is Aperture?
What is aperture? Aperture is the first part of the exposure triangle, and the first part of your camera that controls how much light enters and is captured. Inside your lens is a hole. This hole can go bigger and smaller. This is your aperture, which is sometimes called the ‘iris,’ similar to the iris or pupil of your eye. Now if you make the aperture larger, do you think more light is let in or less light? That one is easy - more light is let in when the hole is bigger. This means that increasing the size of the aperture will make your image brighter. Decreasing will make it darker. How do we adjust our aperture? An f-stop, also known as an f-number, is a method of describing the size of the aperture. This f-stop scale goes from f/1 to f/1.4 to f/2 to f/2.8 to f/4… and beyond. There are 2 potentially confusing things about the f-stop scale. First, the smaller the f-number, the larger the aperture. Visa versa, the larger the f-number, the smaller the aperture. So an f/2.8 is larger, and lets in more light than an f/11. Make sense?
VISUAL GUIDE: Aperture Chart
This lesson of the Photography Masterclass is a visual guide that will help you understandwhat the aperture is.
What is Shutter Speed?
In this lesson of the Photography Masterclass, you'll learn:What is shutter speed?
What is ISO?
In this lesson of the Photography Masterclass, you'll learn:What is ISO and how it effects exposure?
The Exposure Triangle
In this lesson of the Photography Masterclass, you'll learn:The Exposure Triangle
  • You should be excited to learn photography, and ready to take action!
  • No fancy camera is required, having camera (even a smartphone) will help you learn as we prompt you with practice activities.
  • No prior knowledge of photography is required - this course is geared for absolute beginners.
Phil Ebiner
Phil Ebiner
Top-Rated Instructor, 1 Million+ Students
William Carnahan
William Carnahan
Photographer/ Cinematographer
Video School
Video School
Learn Creative Skills
Sam Shimizu-Jones
Sam Shimizu-Jones
Cinematographer / Photographer
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