Курс Photography Masterclass: A Complete Guide to Photography

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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

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Introduction
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.
Exposure
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
Требования
  • 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.
Что Вы изучите?
  • 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
Лекторы
Phil Ebiner
Phil Ebiner
Top-Rated Instructor, 1 Million+ Students

Can I help you learn a new skill?

Since 2012, I have been teaching people like you everything I know. Through my online learning business, Video School, I create courses that teach you how to creatively share your story through photography, video, design, and marketing.

Don’t just take my word for it

Over one million students have enrolled in and learned new skills with my courses. I pride myself on creating high quality courses from real world experience. I often partner with experts to expand our ever-growing library of courses. And our team provides premium support whenever you need.

Our happiness guarantee

There’s no risk in enrolling in any of our courses. You have a 30-day money back guarantee if you don't like it. And I'm always improving my courses so that they stay up to date and the best that they can be.

Check out our library of courses, and enroll today

MORE ABOUT PHIL:

I've always tried to live life presently and to the fullest. Some of the things I love to do in my spare time include mountain biking, nerding out on personal finance, traveling to new places, watching sports (huge baseball fan here!), and sharing meals with friends and family. Most days you can find me spending quality time with my lovely wife, twin boys (and soon to be girl), and dog Ashby.

In 2011, I graduated with my Bachelor of Arts in Film and Television Production at Loyola Marymount University . While there, I was fortunate to make documentaries in Switzerland, Germany, Mexico, and India. After graduating, I worked at Participant Media shooting and editing short-form documentaries for their website TakePart. I followed that stint with a contract at Stanbridge College where I discovered online learning and helped pioneer their online school there. After that, I spent 2 years working at University of California Berkeley with the media team.

I continue to collaborate with friends on film and other creative projects, keeping my skillset fresh and ready to teach you.

I want to show you how to be a better creator, make money from your creations, and live the life you dreamed of.

William Carnahan
William Carnahan
Photographer/ Cinematographer

Will Carnahan grew up in Southern California. After spending every hour he could in the darkroom at Highschool playing with film, Will went on to earn a B.A. from The University of California Riverside in Film and Visual culture. At UCR he became a staff photographer for the schools newspaper, covering sporting events, concerts, and local news. In late 2006 Will and his friend Ryan started a photography company focusing on weddings, events, and their love for photography.

In 2007 Will continued on to Loyola Marymount University, earning an M.F.A. in Film and Telivision Production. While still shooting headshots, weddings, and events on the side, he focused on Cinematography. The years between 2007-2010 were an exciting time for film makers as it saw the first heavy transition from emulsion to digital. Having a base education in film exposure and a practical education in digital media allowed Will to excel as a cinematographer while in grad school. He went on to earn LMUs Panavision Cinematography award in 2008 and 2010.

Graduating in 2010, Will started freelancing as a Cinematographer, camera operator, and photographer. With heavy expirence in 16mm and 35mm film will transitioned into 4k cinema and up using REDs, Arri systems, and other cameras to take on Hollywood. The first few years of freelance saw Will shooting Music videos, short films, 2nd unit features, commercials, and web content.

Late in 2011 Will got a job shooting a web commercial for Disney Interactive. Since then he has been shooting consistently for Disney, shooting commercials for the parks and resorts as well as Disney channel, ESPN, and the Muppets.

Will Call Cinematic was established in 2013 as Will and his business partner and friend built a Production company to accommodate their freelance work along with some notable corporate clients. Through Will Call Will and Sam direct and produce video content for companies like Ghirardelli Chocolate, Diesel films and Nike, Whitney Eve Clothing, PredPol, and many others. With Sam and Will being cinematographers, Will Call gives them a hub for equipment rentals, music video production, and photography.

Today Will continues to freelance as a cinematographer and photographer, shooting and directing mostly commercial content and weddings.

Video School
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All courses have a 30-day money-back guarantee so that you can check it out, make sure it’s the right course for you, and get a refund if it’s not!

Sam Shimizu-Jones
Sam Shimizu-Jones
Cinematographer / Photographer

  With a focus on cinematic beauty and human connection, Sam specializes in capturing peoples’ cultures and lifestyles.  His affinity for traveling has led him to work on productions of all types and sizes across the United States, Western Europe, Eastern Asia, Central and South America.  His travels abroad have taught him invaluable lessons in what it takes to capture stories while on the road. 

  Born and raised in the skateboard and surf culture of Santa Cruz, California, Sam found his passion for photography and filmmaking at a young age while making extreme sports videos with his friends. At Loyola Marymount University’s School of Film and Television, he was educated in many aspects of filmmaking but focused on cinematography, directing, and documentary film.  It was also during this time that he expanded his photography skills, working in the darkroom, printing 35mm film for the first time and taking photos for school's newspaper at various school events. 

  Today, Sam looks to further explore the art of photography and grow as a filmmaker, expand his production company, Will Call Cinematic and continue to explore cultures around the world.  He is lucky to call these two passions of his work and looks forward to learning the skills and knowledge he has learned with his students. 

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