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Basic Camera Settings (important info used in subsequent lectures)
watch-button   ExposureTrianglePosterUse the Exposure Triangle to understand exposure and get out of the Auto mode
watch-button   Aperture BasicsLens apertures, learn about one of the most important camera settings
watch-button   ShutterSpeedBasicsPosterWhat's a shutter, and what is it used for??
watch-button   ISOSettinjgsPosterThe ISO setting, what is it and what's it for?
watch-button   ExposureCompensationPoster1Exposure Compensation, why you sometimes need to darken or lighten your images
watch-button   FlashOnOffSettingsPosterHow to turn your flash on / off, and why you should know how!

More Advanced Camera Settings
watch-button   DepthOfFieldSLRPosterAperture & depth of field - start getting creative (for DSLRs)
watch-button   CameraShakePosterChoose the right shutter speeds to avoid camera shake & get sharper photos
watch-button   DepthOfFieldCompactPosterScene modes & depth of field (Compact cameras)
watch-button   HistogramsPosterUse your histogram to nail the exposure for those important images
watch-button   FocussingPoster1Five Tips for tack sharp focussing

Improve your Images with Natural Lighting
watch-button   TopShadePosterTop Shade, the professional's portrait lighting secret
watch-button   SunAndShadePosterDealing with the sun when taking a portrait
watch-button   DirectionOfLightDirection of light and the effect it has on your photos
freeplay2   BlueSkiesPosterGet nice blue skies in your photos and avoid white skies
watch-button   AmbientNoFlashPosterHow to retain the ambient light of a nicely lit room
watch-button   WindowLight1 posterBetter indoor portraits using window light - pt 1 of 2
watch-button   WindowLight2PosterBetter indoor portraits using window light - pt 2 of 2
watch-button   BacklightPosterCreate a great look using backlighting
watch-button   ReflectorsPosterHow to improve your natural light portraits using a reflector

Improve Your Images Using Better Composition
watch-button   RuleOfThirdsPosterUse the rule of thirds for improved composition
watch-button   DiagonalsPosterBetter composition using diagonal lines
watch-button   LeadingLinesPosterUse ‘Leading Lines’ to create more dramatic images
watch-button   RepeatingPatternsPosterUse repeating patterns for more impact
freeplay2   FrameInFramePosterImprove your composition using the ‘frame within a frame’ trick
watch-button   BlurBackgSLRPosterBlur the background for more impact (DSLRs)
watch-button   BlurBackgCompactPosterBlur the background to isolate your subject (Compact Cameras)
watch-button   ClutteredBackgroundsPosterDon't let cluttered backgrounds ruin your portraits
watch-button   FunkyBackgroundsPosterImprove your portraits using unusual backgrounds
watch-button   ShrubsTreesPosterImprove your portraits using nature’s own abstract backgrounds

Tips on posing for portraits
watch-button   FullLengthPosingPosterFlatter your individual subject with these full length posing tips
watch-button   FamilyPosing pt1 posterFamily or small group poses - Pt I Standing poses
freeplay2   FamilyPosing pt2 posterFamily or small group poses - Pt II Seated poses
watch-button   FemalePosingPosterIndividual natural and relaxed female poses
watch-button   Children6MonthsPosterIdeas for photographing children, Pt I - 4-6 months
watch-button   Children9monthsPosterIdeas for photographing children, Pt II - 9-12 months

Landscapes and scenery
watch-button   LandscapesBarbaraPosterLandscape photography tips, a walkthrough with Barbara
watch-button   SnowPosterHow to take better photos in the snow

Flash photography
watch-button   BounceFlash 1 posterBetter results using an external flashgun, Pt I - Bouncing the flash
freeplay2   Bounce Flash 2 posterBetter flash portraits using an external flashgun, Pt II - More creative portraits
watch-button   BuiltinFlash - diffuser posterBetter results using your cameras' built-in flash, Pt I - soften the shadows
watch-button   BalanceFlashAmbientPosterBetter results using your camera’s built-in flash, Pt II – Balance the Ambient Light

Information and tips on using lenses
watch-button   LensesPosterGeneral tips on camera lenses, variable/fixed apertures, fast/slow, what are prime lenses?
watch-button   FocalLength perspective posterLens focal length, Pt I – Perspective
watch-button   FocalLength-FOV poster Lens focal length, Pt II - 'Field of View'
watch-button   FocalLength-DOF posterLens focal length, Pt III - 'Depth of Field'

Other general techniques
watch-button   HalfPressShutterPosterHow the 'half press of the shutter' technique can improve your picture taking
watch-button   JalbumPosterHow to easily create a stunning online slide show in minutes
watch-button   fireworkposterHow to take photos of fireworks
watch-button   LongerLegsPosterUse the fashion photographer’s perspective trick for longer legs
freeplay2   AlongaWallPosterA neat idea for a fun, dramatic portrait

How to take a really flattering Profile or PR photo
watch-button   ProfilePhotos 1 PosterTake a more flattering PR or Profile photo - Basic technique using using 'Top Shade'
watch-button   ProfilePhotos 2 posterTake a more flattering Profile or PR photo - Refining the basic profile or PR photo

Image quality, megapixels, and help on buying your next camera
watch-button   MythofMP posterThe myth of megapixels - image resolution and quality
freeplay2   ImageQualityPosterWhich camera to buy, there's so many on the market!
stars-5
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.

DIANE BELL
stars-5
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
stars-5Absolutely 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
stars-5Great 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
stars-5Fantastic 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
stars-5Great course! Learned a ton!
Great course that covers tons of different topics. A perfect course to get started!

ERICA BOLING
stars-5Excellent 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
stars-5Love 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
stars-5Simply 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
stars-5Something 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.

DAVID BROWN