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|Basic Camera Settings (important info used in subsequent lectures)|
|Use the Exposure Triangle to understand exposure and get out of the Auto mode|
|Lens apertures, learn about one of the most important camera settings|
|What's a shutter, and what is it used for??|
|The ISO setting, what is it and what's it for?|
|Exposure Compensation, why you sometimes need to darken or lighten your images|
|How to turn your flash on / off, and why you should know how!|
More Advanced Camera Settings
|Aperture & depth of field - start getting creative (for DSLRs)|
|Choose the right shutter speeds to avoid camera shake & get sharper photos|
|Scene modes & depth of field (Compact cameras)|
|Use your histogram to nail the exposure for those important images|
|Five Tips for tack sharp focussing|
Improve your Images with Natural Lighting
|Top Shade, the professional's portrait lighting secret|
|Dealing with the sun when taking a portrait|
|Direction of light and the effect it has on your photos|
|Get nice blue skies in your photos and avoid white skies|
|How to retain the ambient light of a nicely lit room|
|Better indoor portraits using window light - pt 1 of 2|
|Better indoor portraits using window light - pt 2 of 2|
|Create a great look using backlighting|
|How to improve your natural light portraits using a reflector|
Improve Your Images Using Better Composition
|Use the rule of thirds for improved composition|
|Better composition using diagonal lines|
|Use ‘Leading Lines’ to create more dramatic images|
|Use repeating patterns for more impact|
|Improve your composition using the ‘frame within a frame’ trick|
|Blur the background for more impact (DSLRs)|
|Blur the background to isolate your subject (Compact Cameras)|
|Don't let cluttered backgrounds ruin your portraits|
|Improve your portraits using unusual backgrounds|
|Improve your portraits using nature’s own abstract backgrounds|
Tips on posing for portraits
|Flatter your individual subject with these full length posing tips|
|Family or small group poses - Pt I Standing poses|
|Family or small group poses - Pt II Seated poses|
|Individual natural and relaxed female poses|
|Ideas for photographing children, Pt I - 4-6 months|
|Ideas for photographing children, Pt II - 9-12 months|
Landscapes and scenery
|Landscape photography tips, a walkthrough with Barbara|
|How to take better photos in the snow|
|Better results using an external flashgun, Pt I - Bouncing the flash|
|Better flash portraits using an external flashgun, Pt II - More creative portraits|
|Better results using your cameras' built-in flash, Pt I - soften the shadows|
|Better results using your camera’s built-in flash, Pt II – Balance the Ambient Light|
Information and tips on using lenses
|General tips on camera lenses, variable/fixed apertures, fast/slow, what are prime lenses?|
|Lens focal length, Pt I – Perspective|
|Lens focal length, Pt II - 'Field of View'|
|Lens focal length, Pt III - 'Depth of Field'|
Other general techniques
|How the 'half press of the shutter' technique can improve your picture taking|
|How to easily create a stunning online slide show in minutes|
|How to take photos of fireworks|
|Use the fashion photographer’s perspective trick for longer legs|
|A neat idea for a fun, dramatic portrait|
How to take a really flattering Profile or PR photo
|Take a more flattering PR or Profile photo - Basic technique using using 'Top Shade'|
|Take a more flattering Profile or PR photo - Refining the basic profile or PR photo|
Image quality, megapixels, and help on buying your next camera
|The myth of megapixels - image resolution and quality|
|Which camera to buy, there's so many on the market!|
Loved this course>
The course presents so much information in such a simple to understand way. I learned so much and highly recommend this course to anyone who would like to sharpen their photography skills. I would definitely take any another photography course offered by this instructor. .I only wish I could have given the course 10 stars. I have taken several other courses at Udemy and loved them, but this one is my favorite.
Recommended for quick and easy to understand photo skills.
I've tried reading books and I've tried searching online to improve my photography skills. I've learned way more and have better understanding in the past 3 days than I have in the past 6 months. Wish I'd found this course sooner so I didn't waste money on the books
JUN LEE Absolutely Brilliant - recommended
I have learned so much from watching these nuggets, without them some things would never have occurred to me. Because these are bite sized it allows me to dip in and out when I have time and I don't get overloaded with too much information. They are concise and clear without any waffle - they tell you what you need to know and situations of when you should use it.
I've recommended this course to some many folks whether they've been taking photos for years or are just getting started. I absolutely recommend this to everyone who wants to take better photos and doesn't have too much time.
RYAN MATTHEWS Great course!
This was an amazing course! I especially liked the lectures on top shade and leading lines which I have used over and over again. Thanks for such a great course!
CATHY KITCHENS Fantastic Course!
a very comprehensive and useful course. I would recommend this for beginners (little knowledge of camera/DSLR usage) and intermediate photographers (knowledge of camera concepts but still not getting the shots you wanted). It closes in on a lot of knowledge gaps as well as fine tunes already known concept
KRISTOFFER FERRER Great course! Learned a ton!
Great course that covers tons of different topics. A perfect course to get started!
ERICA BOLING Excellent Course!
I am a bit more advanced than some of the lesson's in this course but I did learn a lot from Bernie and really look forward to taking some more of his classes. If you are a beginner with a DSLR then this course is an absolute must if you want to get that camera off of auto mode.
JACK SASSARD Love this!
I love Bernie's approach. Such a great instructor, makes all concepts much simpler and a very refreshing presenter. Well worth it!
GARY WADDELL Simply Great
... and 'simply great'describes the course the lecturer and content.
If you imagine being out with Bernie on a shoot and asking what would be the best settings for this situation you have all the answers to give you a more than average chance of some great Photos.I would like to go to the next stage, is that possible?
Thank you Bernie I really enjoyed being with you.
GANNER Something for everyone
No matter your skill level you should find plenty of information in this course that could teach you some new tricks. Bernie's presentation style is easy to follow and understand and this enables him to get his points across clearly. If you take this course I suggest that you also invest in Part 2 which carries on from where this one leaves off.