Best DSLR Courses

Find the best online DSLR Courses for you. The courses are sorted based on popularity and user ratings. We do not allow paid placements in any of our rankings. We also have a separate page listing only the Free DSLR Courses.

DSLR Video Production – Start Shooting Better Video Today

Learn how to shoot beautiful video with your DSLR camera. This is the perfect video course for beginners and hobbyists.

Created by Phil Ebiner - Top-Rated Instructor, 2 Million+ Students


Students: 27984, Price: $124.99

Students: 27984, Price:  Paid

You're here because you want to shoot video with your DSLR or Mirrorless camera, right?

It's great to have you here.

You might be a brand new beginner, or have a little bit of camera knowledge and looking to become more advanced.

With today's DSLR and mirrorless cameras, you can shoot beautiful HD video like never before. This is the perfect course for you if you want to jump into DSLR Video Production.

What makes me qualified to teach you?

My name is Phil and I'm the creator of some of the world's most popular video and photography courses - with over 150,000 students and thousands of 5-star reviews like this:

Phil is a very detail educating person. He does not leave you having questions. Gives you other resources to refer to for more instructions on subjects if you wish to go there. Thanks. Phil. - Khoa Dang

All of Phil's classes are excellent! - James Ryan

Great so far, clear concise and full of good information - Paul Johnson

My Promise to You

I'm a full time online instructor. I'll be here for you every step of the way. If you have any questions about the course content or anything related to this topic, you can always post a question in the course or send me a direct message. 

I want to make this the best course on how to shoot video with DSLR cameras. So if there is any way I can improve this course, just tell me and I'll make it happen.

Get Ready to Change Your Life

This online DSLR Video course will teach you how to shoot amazing videos with your DSLR camera.

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

Master Videography Techniques to Create Extraordinary Videos and Boost Your Freelancing Income. That's right, this is a highly desirable skill that companies are looking to pay for in this new digital world.

  • Understand How Cameras Work and What Gear You Need
  • Master Shooting in Manual Mode
  • Use Stabilization, Composition, and Lighting
  • Learn How to Record Crystal Clear Audio
  • Edit Your Videos and Share Them with the World

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 video skills to the next level.

Whether you prefer shooting documentary, corporate, commercial, narrative or music videos, a great videographer knows how to compose a shot, light it, and edit it. By honing these skills, you can turn your passion into a career.

Contents and Overview

You'll start with the basics and tackle how a camera operates in video mode, the types of cameras and lenses available, and equipment you'll need for accomplishing your goals.

You'll learn about your camera settings, 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 record audio using different microphones (shotgun, lavaliere/lapel, and even your smart phone) to get great quality sound.

You'll then learn some advanced tips for shooting with DSLR cameras like how to shoot for slow motion, shooting a multi-camera production, and getting enough coverage. Finally, you'll learn how to edit your own videos, sync audio, add titles, and export for sharing.

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

With our 30-day 100% money back guarantee, there is nothing holding you back from jumping in right now and trying the course out.

Go ahead and click the enroll button, and I'll see you in lesson 1!



Beginner Nikon Digital SLR (DSLR) Photography

Learn how to use your camera intuitively. Learn through doing rather than memorizing.

Created by JP Teaches Photo . -


Students: 27647, Price: $29.99

Students: 27647, Price:  Paid

You'll learn how all those buttons and dials work on your Nikon DSLR. Including the exercises, this course will take you about 2.5 hours. Through the exercises you'll do and through the explanations of the concepts, JP is committed that you retain the information there is to retain without memorizing. There is about an hour of video lecture which covers exposure, aperture, shutter speed and the mode dial (Auto, P, S, A and M). Images will be shown as examples. The exercises will be explained fully. This course is perfect for anyone who considers themselves a beginner with their Nikon DSLR or for anyone who has some existing knowledge about how their camera works but hasn't quite put all the puzzle pieces together when it comes to how aperture and shutter speed work together. This class is for you if you don't know how all the modes (Auto, P, S, A and M) work on your camera and when you should be using each mode. 

Photography – Become a Better Photographer – Part I

See results today! 50 photography tips for taking amazing photos with your DSLR, Mirrorless or compact camera.

Created by Bernie Raffe AMPA - Award winning portrait & (ex) wedding photographer


Students: 14698, Price: $34.99

Students: 14698, Price:  Paid

'Probably the best course I have taken on Udemy and great fun '- Diane (enrolled in over a dozen other photography courses)

A set of over 50 video tutorials of photography tips and tricks, each one demonstrates one specific DSLR or compact camera photography tip. This course is aimed at amateur photographers from beginners through to enthusiasts.

● Photography training that works
● See immediate improvements in your photos
● Easy to follow and understand, with a fun teaching style
● All boring bits removed (well, most of them anyway!)

'Just kicked myself, that is a brilliant tip, how did I not think of it? These videos are brilliant!' - Wilfie

Bernie is so easy to listen to. This is by far the best course I have come across. Lovely quick videos that explain everything. Can not recommend it highly enough. Love it, love it, love it! - Patricia

This tip alone makes taking the course worthwhile - Beverley

There's lots to learn here and sometime Bernie can be a real laugh, but you can really tell that he knows what he's talking about. Well worth the money. - Michael

This has been such a great course and learning experience for me. You deserve more than five stars I gave in the review, I wish I was able to give you ten stars - Diane

These DSLR photography tips for beginners deal with a wide range of subjects and surprisingly, some of the more powerful tips are completely non-technical in nature. There are several FREE photography training videos that you can try out first, watch them and see for yourself just how good some of these DSLR photography tips and tricks are.

Downloads are ENABLED for this course!
If you have a slow internet connection, or want to take this course with you on your laptop, smartphone or other portable device, sign up and download all the videos and other course materials now.

Here are some of the general topics covered in this course:-

● Understand the 'Exposure Triangle' and get out of the Auto mode.

● Get incredible natural portrait lighting with this one simple pro tip that will flatter your subjects

● Get sharper images with better focussing technique and use of shutter speeds

● Working with natural light and dealing with the sun

● How understanding the direction of light can dramatically improve your photos

● How to use composition to take more dramatic and creative images

● Flatter your family and friends with some great posing tips (individual and group posing)

● How to improve your flash photography

● Controlling depth of field and the 'block of focus'

● How to get blue skies in your photos instead of washed out white skies

● How to take better photos in the snow

● How to avoid camera shake and get sharper images

● How to take photos of fireworks

● The myth of megapixels and image quality

● Digital cameras and their settings

.... and many more!

Beginner Canon Digital SLR (DSLR) Photography

Learn how to use your camera intuitively. Learn through doing rather than memorizing.

Created by JP Teaches Photo . -


Students: 13893, Price: $29.99

Students: 13893, Price:  Paid

You'll learn how all those buttons and dials work on your Canon DSLR. Including the exercises, this course will take you about 2.5 hours. Through the exercises you'll do and through the explanations of the concepts, JP is committed that you retain the information there is to retain without memorizing. There is about an hour of video lecture which covers exposure, aperture, shutter speed and the mode dial (Auto, P, S, A and M). Images will be shown as examples. The exercises will be explained fully. This course is perfect for anyone who considers themselves a beginner with their Canon DSLR or for anyone who has some existing knowledge about how their camera works but hasn't quite put all the puzzle pieces together when it comes to how aperture and shutter speed work together. This class is for you if you don't know how all the modes (Auto, P, S, A and M) work on your camera and when you should be using each mode.

Digital Photography for Beginners with DSLR cameras

Learn how to take stunning photographs by mastering both the technical and creative sides of digital photography.

Created by Villiers Steyn - Professional Photographer, Travel Journalist, TV Presenter


Students: 13388, Price: $99.99

Students: 13388, Price:  Paid

<< The first of six digital photography courses by Villiers Steyn >>

UPDATED in October 2020!

Master the most important settings on your Canon or Nikon DSLR camera and learn how to look at your surroundings through new, more creative eyes, so that you too can take magazine-quality photographs of your friends, family, vacations, events and anything else that is beautiful and important to you.

Learn how to take Beautiful Photographs with your DSLR Camera

  • Learn what equipment is necessary and how to use it correctly

  • Master all the most important camera settings

  • Become aware of different light sources and how they influence the look of your photos

  • Develop and eye for striking composition

  • Learn to look at your surroundings with more creative eyes

Develop the ability to capture moments and memories

Ever wonder how the pros get those stunning shots? Believe it or not, most of the breathtaking photographs you see in magazines and online every day are photographed with DSLR cameras just like yours. DSLR cameras are powerful tools that give you the ability to take stunning photographs that capture all those special things you see and moments you experience – photos that you will cherish for the rest of your life. The key to success is to use the camera correctly and that's what you will learn in this course.

As a beginner, you may feel overwhelmed and intimidated by all the camera's dials, buttons and settings, but that will be a thing of the past once you've completed this course. My goal is to fill you with confidence, not only when it comes to choosing good settings, but also when you compose your images. By the end of this course, you too will take stunning photos with your DSLR camera.

Content and Overview

This course is divided into two broad components: first we cover all the technical aspects, like camera equipment and support, as well as the camera's most important settings. After that we look at the artistic side of photography, which focuses on light, composition and creativity.

It has been structured in such a way that you won't ever feel overwhelmed by technical jargon, complicated camera functions or obscure principles. The aim is to keep everything as clear and simple as possible, and this was achieved by tackling each important photographic element separately in short and concise lectures that last between 2 and 5 minutes each. The majority of lectures consist of both teacher-style video clips (where I explain a setting, principle or tip) and slides, both of which contain photographic examples and audio (where I interpret each photographic example).


How to use your Camera Equipment:

  • How to hold your camera correctly, which helps you to get sharp photos every time.

  • Which lenses to use for which photos, so that you can best capture a specific subject or scene.

  • How to change lenses correctly in order to prevent irritating dust spots from forming on each photograph.

  • What your DSLR camera's limitations are and how to compensate for them when you're photographing scenes with high contrast.

  • Why and when you should support your camera on tripods and bean bags.

How and when to change Camera Settings:

  • Different Shooting modes (which allows you to be more creative).

  • File size and format (ensuring that you take the best possible quality shots).

  • White balance and Metering mode (which allows you to influence the 'warmth' or 'coolness' of your photos and the way that the camera exposes what it sees.

  • Drive mode (which allows you to shoot like a pistol or like a machine gun).

  • Auto focus mode (which tells the camera whether you're photographing something standing still or something that is moving).

  • Auto focus point selection (which allows you to focus on either the whole subject or scene, or on a very specific part of it).

  • ISO (which allows you to take sharp photos in low light conditions)

  • Exposure compensation (which allows you to quickly make a photo lighter or darker).

  • How to influence the depth of field in your photos in Aperture Priority.

  • How to freeze action or capture movement in Shutter Priority.

  • How to use the little pictures, or Scene selections, on your camera's Shooting mode dial.

How Light influences your photos:

  • How to take colourful, representative images in front light.

  • How to highlight detail and texture in side light.

  • How to capture dramatic back light images that contain silhouettes and golden rim light.

  • How to take photos in diffused light on overcast days.

  • How to use your camera's built-in flash effectively.

What perfect Composition is:

  • When to change the camera orientation from horizontal to vertical.

  • How to blur the background of a perfect portrait photos in 4 easy steps.

  • How to apply the Rule of thirds to ensure beautifully balanced photos.

  • Where to leave the correct amount of space in your photos.

  • How to draw your viewers' eyes into your photos with the help of leading lines.

  • How to compose striking images by changing your angle.

  • 5 simple steps to perfect composition!

How to become a more Creative photographer:

  • How to use reflections in your photos.

  • What a natural frame is and how to find and use it in your images.

  • How to incorporate different complimentary colours in your photos.

  • How to use repetition effectively in your photos.

  • How to highlight the size of something by incorporating and element of scale, and finally,

  • How to tell a story with your photos.

Take a moment to view the course Promo Video, as well as those lectures that have been made available as free previews.

Keep in mind, if you're not happy with the material, there's a 30-day no-questions-asked full money back guarantee! So don't hesitate and enrol today, and watch as photography quickly becomes your new favourite hobby…!

“Villiers's presentation skills are superb and better than anything else I've attended or enrolled in before. Not only is his technical knowledge of his subject outstanding, but he is also willing to share practical advice accumulated over years."

Helgard de Preez – South Africa

Digital Photography Courses for Beginners – DSLR Photography

Photography course for beginners masterclass. Perfect for all photography levels: Beginner - Advanced. DSLR photography

Created by Chris Parker - Photography | Photoshop | Lightroom | GIMP | Taught by a Pro


Students: 12415, Price: $49.99

Students: 12415, Price:  Paid

Photography course for beginners masterclass. Perfect for all photography levels: Beginner - Advanced. DSLR photography.


Why should you take this photography course vs. others? Well, let my students tell you why...

///// WOW! This first testimonial (for this photography course) gave me goosebumps...


"I found that this photography course is quite in-depth for what I need at this point in time. I have now got a new found love for taking photos. Everywhere I go my camera goes and I am always looking at everything and anything from different angles to take a pic of.

I never thought I would say this, but I now think that I want to start a photography business. I have always wanted to do something that I enjoy but have never found it, doing this photography course has made me see the light. It won't happen right away as I have much more to learn but it will happen and I will enjoy it.

Thank you so much, Chris, for what you have taught many of us including me. You have made a massive impact on my life with what I have learned and now enjoy."

~ Kelly Tait



"Chris Parker is very easy to understand. He clearly explains difficult concepts with real-life comparisons. He organized this photography course very well and uses excellent visual aids and provides beautifully designed handouts to download. There is no wasted time in this course.

Sometimes instructors ramble on, but not Chris. It is obvious he put a lot of thought into what he wanted to cover in each section. He stays on track and is engaging. He responds very quickly to QA section. He is very professional."

~ Dawn Lundblad



"This is a great photography course whether you are a beginner or a semi beginner with some knowledge just needing a refresher course. It has lots of information not only provided but more importantly it is explained."

~ David Cangiolisi



"It is going to help me tremendously. Already understanding things now that I couldn’t before. YEAH!"

~ Sheryl Sullivan



"I enjoyed Chris Parker's Photography 101 course. While I do not consider myself a beginner, I did want to take a refresher and review some basic concepts that I never truly understood.

Mr. Parker is a great instructor as he explains and illustrates the basic principles of photography clearly and concisely.

I learned so much and gained the confidence to shoot if full manual mode. I look forward to taking more of his courses in the future!"

~ Joan DeMarco



"The best explanation I have ever had! The best lesson!" ?

~ Kenny Chun


"I like the level of depth he goes into but also explains it clearly not assuming prior knowledge."

~ Ben Rae


"This is a great photography course whether you are a beginner or a semi-beginner with some knowledge just needing a refresher course.

It has lots of information not only provided but more importantly it is explained. Chris Parker made this course / lesson not only easy to follow and understand but very educational. It kept your interest all through the entire course."

~ David Cangiolosi


Hello & welcome to my Photography for beginners and aspiring pros. 

My name is Chris Parker and I've been a pro photographer for 30 years.  Take your photography skills to the next level and take better photos with this photography 101 course.

  • Photography is an art form and you'll learn the secret to taking better photos, every time.  Learn from a 30 year photography pro and discover my creative process for capturing stunning images. 

  • It doesn't matter what type of photography you're interested in. 

  • The photography techniques you'll learn can be applied to any type of photography; landscape, weddings, newborn, commercial, product, food, portrait photography and much more. 

  • Or maybe you just want to be able to take better photos on your next vacation? You definitely will, once you learn the exact techniques I use. 

  • Plus, you'll learn real-world advice for deciding on the approach you want for YOUR creative vision.  Watch in-studio and on-location photography shoots and see my creative process in action... and I explain everything during the process too.  We'll then study the images to help re-enforce what you learn.

Here's a (huge) list of all things you'll learn...

  1. Photography DSLR FUNdamentals.  Fundamentals don't have to be boring.  Understanding the fundamentals is key for a solid foundation in building your photography skills.

  2. Get ready to take your photography skills to the next level with Exposure.  In part 1, you'll learn the basics of each component that makes up the exposure.  You'll even learn something that is being mis-taught by other instructors. 

  3. In part 2 of exposure, we'll take a deep dive into the Aperture.  Includes in-depth explanations to help you finally understand Aperture and all those pesky numbers.  You'll finally know which Aperture does what for your creative vision. 

  4. In part 3 of exposure, we'll now take a deep dive into the Shutter Speed.  You'll learn the creative options this camera setting provides, when to use a tripod (to avoid camera shake), how to freeze the action or create silky smooth water.

  5. In part 4 of exposure, we'll explore the ISO.  You'll learn all about the good and bad of this camera setting, how it actually works and when you might need to adjust this camera setting.

  6. The next two tutorials include my secret weapon and an often overlooked camera setting.  You'll learn how to use the secret weapon for perfect exposures.  Which means you'll be able to take back creative control from your camera and manually set your settings for the exact type of photo you want.  Simple and easy with this tool.  Guaranteed.  Next, you'll learn how to see light in a way you've never done before.  This too will help you creatively and save you time while editing in Lightroom or Photoshop (or any other software).

  7. Next, we'll take all that information and bring it together in a live studio demonstration.  We'll go over every camera setting we've learned and trouble shoot how to choose which one.  Then, we'll bring those photos into Lightroom to see how our selections effect the creative outcome.  Plus, I'll share additional photography examples of what you learned.

  8. It's now time to venture outside for another photography demonstration.  I'll share with you my creative decision process for choosing specific camera settings. We'll then bring those images into Lightroom for comparison.

  9. Finally, you'll learn how I edit images in Lightroom.  Plus, we'll take one of the outdoor shots and do a complete Classic Edit.  Plus, I'll provide some additional pro editing tips too.

And you'll learn much more in this photography course...

Get to know your camera...

  • Getting to know the basics of your camera

  • Focusing Modes - which ones to use and why

  • Shooting Modes - which ones to use and why

  • Drive Modes - when and why to use which ones

  • Quality Modes - what they are and my recommend mode

  • Metering Modes - the basics (explained in detail in the Exposure section)

  • White Balance - what it is and my recommendation

Get to know your photography lenses...

  • New vs. Old - should you buy new or used?  Find out.

  • Off Brand vs. Name Brand - should you buy name brand or Sigma, Tamron, etc..?  Find out.

  • Parts of lenses - the different parts of your lens

  • Focal length - learn what it is

  • When to use which lens - learn to use which focal length when

  • Cropped sensor - learn what it is and how to determine which lens to buy

  • Types of lenses - learn the different types of lenses

  • Prime lenses - learn why this is my favorite type of lens

  • Zoom lenses - learn about the different types of zoom lenses

  • Macro lenses - learn which one you should buy and why

  • Fish eye lenses - learn why I returned this lens

  • Tilt/Shift lenses - learn how to use this lens for creativity and/or for architecture

  • Lens Baby lenses - learn about this cool, creative lens option

Master & understand light...

  • What is light & where does it come from

  • Do you really know what light is?

  • Visible light spectrum

  • How your eyes see things and how they have color

  • How your eyes see light vs. your camera

  • The 3 behaviors of light

  • Tones & dynamic ranges

  • HDR photography basics

  • Understand the 4 types of contrast

  • Learn the 4 characteristics of light

Master your camera settings to ditch auto & shoot  manually...

  • Learn the exposure triangle and the missing element

  • Master aperture for full creative control

  • Master shutter speed for another creative option

  • Truly understand and master ISO for achieving your creative vision

  • Understand exposure and why it’s important to nail in-camera

  • Learn 2 analogies (better than the exposure triangle) to help you master the 3 camera settings to shoot manually

  • Learn a built-in (in your camera) secret tool to help you shoot manually and nail your exposure in-camera

  • Learn about the exposure value and how to use for perfect exposures


  • Learn what composition is and means

  • Learn how to improve your photography with pro composition techniques

  • Learn what the "rule of thirds" is and how to use it for better compositions

  • the different elements that help with composition

  • Aspect Ratio essentials

  • the 7 "Ingredients" of Composition

  • and much more

I'll share with you everything you need to know about shooting manually.  By the end of this course, you'll be able to ditch Auto and shoot in Manual Mode.

This photography course will start off with the basics of photography;  Understanding the Exposure Triangle.  We'll also go beyond the "triangle" and learn about it's limitations and why it's so complicated.  

Next up, learning about what an Aperture is, Shutter Speed and (the accurate and semi-technical - that most people don't teach - explanation of) ISO.

Then, you'll learn an easier way to understand (photography) Exposure (say good-bye to the Exposure Triangle) with 2 different analogies.  At this point, you'll almost be ready to start shooting manually. 

But first, you'll learn about a cool tool in your camera - the Light Meter.  Plus, you'll learn about the Exposure Indicator (and EV).  Both will help you nail your Exposure in-camera.  Which will help elevate your photography skills to the next level.

Once you've reached this point of the photography course, you'll begin practicing what you've learned: in Manual Mode!

Throughout this photography classroom, there will be additional projects and supporting documents to help you understand (and retain) what you've learned about taking awesome photos.

Photography course for photography beginners & aspiring pros.  Learn full creative photography control from a pro.

EasyDSLR Digital Photography Course for Beginners

Take dramatically better photos by learning the basic principles you need to master your DSLR camera

Created by Ken Schultz - Photographer and Instructor


Students: 9461, Price: $34.99

Students: 9461, Price:  Paid

Most new DSLR camera owners use very little of the potential of their cameras. (DSLR = Digital Single Lens Reflex). The thought of moving off AUTO can be daunting. To really get creative control over your photos you need to grasp some basic photography principles - it's not 'rocket science' - but it is essential. This course is to fill that gap in knowledge so you can get into the more creative modes of your camera and start taking better photos. Over 4 Hours Training.

If this Course seems a little too Basic for you check out my Advanced Course for more Creative topics -  EasyDSLR Digital Photography Course: Advanced

Recent Member Comment "I'm blown away with how much knowledge I'm retaining when I walk away from each video. It's exactly my learning style as I'm very much a visual person." Andy Rose UK

CHAPTER 1: Getting Started gives you an orientation of the course and introduces The Photo Triangle - which is the foundation that most of the concepts in this course rest on.

If you are totally new to DSLR cameras you can watch CHAPTER 2: DSLR Overview where I give you a quick tour of What a DSLR camera is, it's benefits and essential items in your DSLR kit.

The major portion of this course talks about the 3 Main points to a great photo - The Photo Triangle:

  1. FRAME - compositon and perspective
  2. LIGHT - Tonal values and color
  3. FOCUS - what's in Focus

You can Download the Printable PDF version of the Photo Triangle in Chapter 1 to have on hand during the course.

Having a solid foundation is key to understanding how the settings interact to create a great photo. In this course I cover Composition, the 3 important settings affecting Exposure: ISO, Aperture, and Shutter Speed, White Balance, Focus and Depth of Field, Flash basics and Diffusers.

These are some of what you will Discover:

  • What Essential Items you need in your DSLR Kit
  • The Photo Triangle – my secret weapon to explaining the Basics
  • To Compose better Photos using the same Principles DaVinci, Botticelli, Van Gogh and many more used
  • How to use Auto Focus Points to create better Composition
  • What Crop Factor has to do with Framing your Subject
  • The importance of Lens Choice and Focal Length
  • Exposure and ISO and why it matters
  • How to get off AUTO
  • A powerful Tool - in your camera – that ensures perfect Exposure
  • How Aperture effects your photos
  • Creative use of Shutter Speed
  • 2 causes of Motion Blur … how to ‘use them’ or ‘lose them’
  • Pan Method of enhancing Speed in your Photos
  • Introduction to Exposure Compensation and Bracketing
  • Why we need White Balance
  • What is Light Temperature … why it’s useful
  • Using White Balance Shift
  • How to set Custom White Balance
  • My Best Method for using Autofocus Points
  • Hybrid Auto/Manual Focus Method
  • What is Depth of Field
  • 3 Main Effects on Depth of Field
  • How to Isolate your Subject
  • 3 Main situations to use Flash … it’s not just for Night Shots
  • The best Tool for better Flash Photos

I am confident that you will be much more comfortable using your DSLR camera and will be taking better photos by the end of this course.

DSLR Cameras Made Simple: Take Pictures With Confidence

Learn how to really understand and control your DSLR camera. Put your knowledge into practice to take great pictures.

Created by Andrew Hind - Professional Photographer and Teacher


Students: 8859, Price: $19.99

Students: 8859, Price:  Paid

If you have a DSLR you probably also have a large, fat and often confusing manual to go with it! You're probably full of creative ideas but frustrated at how complicated it all seems to take a picture on your DSLR and overwhelmed by menu choices and buttons.

This course will show you how simple the basics of your DSLR really are and teach you how your camera really works. We'll learn about basic settings and use your new technical understanding to take creative and artistic photographs. By the end of the course you will be able to control the camera rather than the camera controlling you!

Photography – Become a Better Photographer – Part II

The ultimate guide to DSLR and Mirrorless cameras features and settings

Created by Bernie Raffe AMPA - Award winning portrait & (ex) wedding photographer


Students: 6918, Price: $34.99

Students: 6918, Price:  Paid

'These courses are among the best values in Udemy' - Don

'I guarantee that you will go over this course again and again as you progress and each time you do you'll get more and more out of it. Thank you Bernie.' - Stephen

'This is a fantastic course filled with so much useful information. I am a big fan of Bernie's and he sure came through with this course. You won't be disappointed.' - Diane


Today's DSLR and Mirrorless cameras are fantastic aren't they? 

The great thing is... they have an enormous number of features and settings
The problem is.........they have an enormous number of features and settings!!

And it is a problem, because although there are some real hidden gems amongst all those features, they can seem confusing or intimidating, and so a lot of photographers simply ignore or shy away from them (you know who you are!!) 

This course, aimed at beginner and intermediate photographers, covers DSLR and Mirrorless basic settings, but also explains your camera's more advanced features and settings. You probably already know about some of these settings but not entirely sure how and when to use them, and there may even be some that you're not even aware of! 

  • Watch photos being taken and compared using different settings

  • Real life examples filmed in the real world

  • Clear, concise and effective photography training that works

  • See immediate improvements in your photos

  • Easy to follow and understand, with a fun teaching style

  • All boring bits removed (well, most of them anyway!)

Important please note that for completeness, 6 of these 33 lectures are repeated from the Part I course, mainly the ones on 'Basic Settings'. This is so that students only taking this course still have access to those videos.

Here are just some of the topics covered in this course, new ones will be added over the next few months:-   

Basic settings:-

  • Learn about the Exposure Triangle

  • Understand the difference between exposure modes, Aperture / Shutter Speed priority etc..

  • Learn when and how to use Exposure Compensation

  • Tips for getting tack sharp images of stationary subjects

  • Learn about White Balance and how to get better colours

More advanced settings:- 

  • Understand depth-of-field and give your images that wow factor

  • When and how to use the Evaluative, Spot and Center Weighted Metering, and which is best?

  • How to take sharp images of moving subjects

  • Understanding Histograms

  • What's the difference between Full Auto and the 'P' mode?

  • Understand the advantages of full Manual exposure mode

  • Learn about Auto ISO and an exciting new exposure mode.

  • RAW vs JPG, which is best, and which one should you be using?

  • ... and more

Real World Settings:- 

  • Best settings for photographing inside a church or cathedral

  • Best settings for natural light portraiture

Landscape photography:-

  • Introduction to Landscape Photography / Camera Settings / Neutral Density filters

  • 2 Live Landscape photo sessions

  • Best settings for landscape photography (walkthrough with advanced landscape photographer Colin Mill)

Flash Settings:- 

  • Learn the best basic flash settings to use

  • When and how to use fill flash?

  • Understand your flash max sync speed with this great shutter animation.

  • Flash 'High Speed Sync', learn how this incredible feature can help you.

Photography Beginners: DSLR Photography Camera Settings

Photography settings - learn how to get the most from your DSLR camera and improve your photography!

Created by Rosie Parsons - Award winning photographer at Rosie Parsons Photography


Students: 6653, Price: $89.99

Students: 6653, Price:  Paid

Photography for Beginners - DSLR Photography Camera Settings is the key to finally getting to grips with your DSLR!

"I love, love, love Rosie's courses! She is a fantastic instructor and engaging (I am a teacher by profession and can say she is a really great teacher). I have taken a bunch of other beginning DSLR classes and was overwhelmed. I was totally frustrated by my camera. THIS course was the first one I have taken and able to apply all that I learned right away.

This course is short, sweet, to the point. The difference in my photos has been amazing! She uncomplicates camera settings for you! I can go out and now know exactly where to start in manual mode and how and what to adjust. Her modules give just enough information without too much. It is enough to get you started taking beautiful photographs right away.

Her case studies at the end are particularly helpful as well. Start with this class and then add on her Creative Fundamentals class after. I love Rosie as a teacher and would definitely enroll for any of her other classes she creates in the future. Rosie - I'd love a beginning Lightroom class from you :-) .

Highly recommend this class for the beginning photographer and useful whether you have a Nikon or Canon camera".

- Nichole Churchill (five stars)


Do you enjoy photography and have a gorgeous fancy camera but always find yourself using it only on auto mode?

Or perhaps you briefly tried out the different settings but ended up feeing completely confused and overwhelmed by photography?!

It's really exciting when you buy a new camera - you have all these hopes and visions for beautiful photography, but the reality of loads of confusing knobs and dials when you get it out of the box can be frustrating!

If you've felt disappointed with the photography you've been shooting on your DSLR (a camera where you can change the lenses) or bridge camera then this is the perfect photography course for you!


"I have just completed this photography settings course and I
could have never imagined when I started out that I would be able to
demystify all of the confusing settings and buttons on my camera! Now
that I am done I feel perfectly confident that I can take great pictures
in any environment." (five stars)


I'm Rosie Parsons, owner of Rosie Parsons Photography - an award winning professional photographer with 12 years photography experience. My photography has been featured on the cover of Professional Photographer and in OK! Magazine among others. 

I would love to come alongside you, to be your guide and help you discover the easy, step by step path to understanding your camera and improving your photography.


"Rosie's photography course is amazing! I have learnt so much in
the past few weeks. So much detailed information which allows me to
understand what photography is. Understanding how the aperture, shutter
speed & ISO works, I can now take photos using the Manual Mode with
confidence. I am so glad to get a chance to enrol in Rosie's photography
course and looking forward to increasing my knowledge and make
photography as a career. Thanks Rosie" (five stars)


In my Photography Beginners: DSLR Photography Camera Settings Course we take things at a really easy pace, thoroughly explaining all the key photography settings you need to know, how to adjust them and how to choose the correct photography settings in any given situation from dark rooms to bright sunny days. You'll get to watch me in action as I photograph events like a christening and how I adjust my photography settings inside the dark church, and what settings I choose outside in the bright sunshine to capture great family photos and candid photography.


"I found Rosie's photography course insightful, fun and inspiring. Her informal manner made the lessons feel like I had invited a friend round to teach me the basics of photography, and as a result, I  think I digested the bite size tips more quickly. I feel like I've learnt a lot about photography in a very short space of time thanks to her clear communication and obvious talent. The fact that I can dip in and out of the videos at my leisure made the whole experience easy and

- Nicola Moyne, Marie Claire Magazine


"I love this course ! Rosie is great at breaking it down for you . Her lessons are well thought out and organized. I love the quizzes at the end of the chapter. Im getting the answers right so I know I'm learning! I took my camera out for the first time yesterday. I was able to easily apply what I learned. Each chapter builds on the next. I dont have a Cannon or a Nikkon camera. Familiarizing myself with my camera setting prior to taking a lesson was extremely helpful. Although I have a Sony A7RII I was able to follow along after I learned to navigate my camera's settings. Her lessons apply to any camera. I love her smile and and assuring attitude. I will take another course from Rosie."

- Jessica Cortez


Take this photography course with its easy to follow, bite sized lessons and photography challenges (plus our exclusive Facebook community only for students of this course) and enjoy a huge improvement in your photography skills!

You've made your biggest investment by buying your fantastic camera, now let's make the most of what it can do!

Enrol now in my Photography Beginners: DSLR Photography Camera Settings course and let's get you started on your fast track to amazing photography!

Nikon DSLR Photography: Getting Started with Your DSLR

Improve your photography by learning how to confidently use your Nikon DSLR camera - perfect for beginner photographers!

Created by Phil Ebiner - Top-Rated Instructor, 2 Million+ Students


Students: 3988, Price: $99.99

Students: 3988, Price:  Paid

This is the only online Nikon camera course you need to learn how to use your camera to take amazing photos!

Get comfortable using all of the buttons and features of your Nikon DSLR.

Be confident taking great photos and understanding basic photography settings.

Quickly navigate your camera's menu to change any setting you want.

By the end of this course, you should be able to pick up your camera in any situation, and use it to take beautiful photos. We want photography to be fun for you, and by knowing the ins and outs of your camera, it will help you to not only become a better photographer but also have a great time shooting photos.

In this course, we basically try to cover every button, dial, menu option and feature of a typically Nikon DSLR.

What do we cover in this Nikon DSLR course?

  • Quickstart guide to automatically taking great photos

  • Overview of the camera body, buttons, dials and ports

  • Taking a photo

  • Reviewing a photo

  • Exposing your photos properly

  • Automatic shooting modes

  • Burst and other drive modes

  • Focus modes and points

  • Metering modes

  • Exposure compensation

  • White balance

  • Color profiles

  • The Nikon menu system

  • Formatting a memory card

  • Using the internal flash

  • Using an external flash

  • Reading the histogram

  • Wifi connection and Nikon smartphone app

  • The viewfinder and diopter

  • Nikon video modes

  • Recording audio

  • Using an external microphone

  • Choosing a lens

  • SD card options

  • ND filters

  • and so much more!

Who is this course for and what cameras is it good for?

This course is perfect if you are brand new to using a Nikon DSLR. This course is great if you have zero experience with photography or if you already know a lot about photography, but are new to Nikon DSLR cameras. Please note that this course will teach you how to use your Nikon DSLR camera. It is not a complete photography course that will teach you the artistic and creative side of photography. This course is a more tech-specific course.

We taught this course using one of the latest Nikon DSLRs in their budget DX DSLR series (the most popular camera for beginner photographers).  Even if you are not using a Nikon DX camera, this course should be beneficial to you. Most Nikon DSLR cameras are very similar and have similar options, buttons and features. Specifically our demonstrations use the D3500.

If you have a Nikon D5300, D7200, D5500, D500, D3400, D3500, D5600, D7500, D850, D5, D810, D750, D610, Df, D810A or any other model of Nikon camera, this course should help you.

100% Money-back Guarantee

If you are unsatisfied with the course, or if it just isn't for you, we have a 30-day money-back guarantee.

Our goal is to make sure you love this course! We are always listening to students and improving our courses to make them even better. If you ever have a suggestion on how to make this course better, just let us know!

What are you waiting for?

If you want to learn how to take amazing photos with your Nikon DSLR, enroll now!

See you in class!

DSLR Filmmaking: From Beginner to PRO!

Just you, your DSLR and exciting camera techniques will take your filmmaking skills to the next level!

Created by Jordy Vandeput - Professional Filmmaker and Successful Youtuber


Students: 2760, Price: $69.99

Students: 2760, Price:  Paid

In this course you will learn the same techniques that professional filmmakers use to craft their videos. This course is produced by media training Cinecom, hosted by filmmaker and popular Youtuber Jordy Vandeput.


You will learn how to use your DSLR in full manual mode to gain more creative freedom. Next we'll cover the essentials of visual storytelling with composition, motion and lighting. The concept of this course is to make you understand the same techniques that a professional filmmaker uses. This means, we're focusing on bringing your skills to a next level!

Photography Starter Kit For Canon Dslr Beginners

Learn the Basics & Control Your Camera Like a Pro.

Created by Corey Reese - Corey Reese Celebrity Photographer & Cinematographer


Students: 2359, Price: $99.99

Students: 2359, Price:  Paid

Learn The Important Functions of your Canon DSLR

In Photography Starter Kit for Canon DSLR Beginners you will learn the most essential functions of your camera and more importantly taught how to put this
useful knowledge into action. You’ll get the swing of basic photographic terminology and absolutely feel prepared to move on to more advanced classes.

You will gain a solid understanding of must know focusing and composition techniques. How to work with White Balance, Mode Dial Settings, Picture profiles, the benefits of Raw vs Jpeg and more. Corey will guide you through the entire beginner process of thinking like a photographer which helps you take the best photo possible with the canon camera you have right now.

The course is made up of mostly video lectures on camera mixed in with real live examples to help show and drill in the material being taught. This course is over an hour of power material to help you get a full understanding of the functions of the camera

This beginner photography training has the unique ability
to translate otherwise over complicated idea's in photography to
simple to learn concepts. Finally take awesome photographs with complete understanding that it's not just about the camera alone, but your understanding of how to control it.

Course Outline: What You Will Learn

1. The Camera- introduction tour of all the major features of the camera. Beginner's intro to the functions, menu options and buttons of your Canon DSLR camera.

2. The Lens- Learn how different lens effect the outcome of the photo.

3. Focusing- Never suffer from blurry photos again. The most important element to getting sharp images.

4. Mode Dial- This includes the automatic and manual setting modes. The Goal is to shoot in manual mode.

5. White Balance- Changing and shifting color with Live Color temperature sample

6. Raw vs Jpeg Explained- We compare images save in jpeg format vs raw format to see which is better in live example.

7. Picture Styles- how color-tone effects the outcome of your photo.

8. Composition with Perspective- How to position items within your frame to get the most pleasing results.

9. Lighting a Subject- How to start to thinking like a Photographer seeing the light to create desired results.

Photography – Photography DSLR Skills

Photography - Photography DSLR Skills - Take Pictures Like A Pro

Created by Mark Timberlake - Professional Online Training Courses For Beginners


Students: 1773, Price: $64.99

Students: 1773, Price:  Paid

Photography Course

Shoot your DSLR in manual mode like a professional photographer - improve your photography fast!

Who Is In Control Of Your Photography?

Did you know that your dslr camera is in charge of your photography?

That a little chip inside that camera is replacing your brain?

And it is preventing you becoming a better photographer?

The Best Photographers Shoot In Manual Mode

And this is also the skill that most casual photographers never learn.

What if you could control the camera, rather than leaving it in auto mode?

What if you could use your camera like a professional photographer does?

Becoming A Better Photographer

Relying on the camera to set exposure will mean you will never become a good photographer.

Mastering manual mode will open up a world of amazing image opportunities that will impress your friends and family.

What You Will Learn In This Photography Course

In this course we will teach you how to master your camera in a simple and easy to understand manner.

We will show you how to use your camera like the professionals and improve your photography.

100% Money Back Guarantee

Remember, if you are not happy with the course for any reason, you can get your money back in the first 30 days, no questions.

What the course will cover:

  • Finding your exposure using the built in light meter
  • How the histogram works
  • How to use the blinkies
  • The exposure triangle
  • Understanding stops of light
  • ISO, shutter speed and aperture
  • Lens recommendations

Who Is This Course For?

Have you purchased a DSLR lately and want to learn how to use it like a professional photographer?

Have you wondered what the manual mode does?

Do you want to deepen your understanding of photography?

Then this course is for you.

Please note, this is a beginners course and suitable for new photographers.

This is not suitable for experienced amateur photographers.

Join us…

So join us on the other side and learn how to take control of your DSLR camera and take images like the professionals!

Photography – The Nikon D3400 DSLR Camera user course

Master your Nikon D3400 DSLR and shoot great pictures and videos

Created by Jeremy Bayston - Picture Editor, Photographer and Videographer


Students: 1328, Price: $34.99

Students: 1328, Price:  Paid

Check out the two free videos below!

This excellent course is designed for you!

This is a superb course for anyone who wants to get the best out of their Nikon D3400 camera. Ideal for anyone who has just bought their first DSLR, it covers the basics really well, explaining each button and setting in detail. Then it explains how to use the settings so that you can produce beautiful professional-level photography.

The author, Jeremy Bayston, has been a picture editor for national newspapers for over 25 years and brings a wealth of experience to this manual. He has produced specially made, exclusive videos, which go into greater detail on effects, menus, modes, shooting videos, getting the best sound for movies, and much more.

This manual:

Has exclusive videos about the Modes, Menus, Autofocus, Flash and more.

Helps you get a great feel for the camera, exploring the shooting modes, and effects.

Explains the settings to get better results from exposure, lighting and focus.

Tips and tricks, to help you master focusing, metering and flash.

The brilliant tips and tricks on metering, focusing, how to use the flash and how to shoot great movies have come from years of working with some of the best photographers in the industry. There are chapters on best equipment, lenses and setting up studio lights.  And for anyone who wants to use the Nikon D3400 to shoot movies - it is a great video camera - the are chapters on video basics and how to get the best sound, and much more.

This is a very accessible manual, telling you all you need to know to get started with the Nikon D3400. Then it shows you how to take great pictures and videos with this Nikon DSLR camera. For more experienced photographers, this guide explains the  functions so that you can quickly get started. It also explains the camera controls, and guides you through all the Menus and Custom Settings to help you best set up the camera for your specific shooting needs. The videos explain things in great detail.

With this course, you get the perfect blend of photography instruction and camera reference that will take your images to the next level. If you have a Nikon D3400, you owe it to yourself to watch this course. It can help you progress you from absolute beginner to accomplished DSLR photographer!

Videography for Beginners: Shooting With a DSLR /Mirrorless

Learn how to shoot videos with your DSLR or Mirrorless Camera Even If You Have No Prior Knowledge

Created by Kush Sharma - Photography, Videography and Digital Marketing Instructor


Students: 839, Price: $49.99

Students: 839, Price:  Paid

Have you always wanted to learn how to use your DSLR or Mirrorless camera to shoot videos?

Then you've come to the right place. This course is designed for people who want to learn the art of video production even if they no prior knowledge or experience in videography.

In this course everything is taught step-by-step and in a beginner friendly manners.

This course is perfect for:

1. People want to learn videography/cinematography for film making/documentary making purpose.

2. People who want to start their YouTube channels.

3. People who want to shoot instructional videos.

4. People who want to go into corporate film making.

5. People who want to shoot videos for events like weddings, birthdays, etc.

6. People who want to record the memories of their loved ones in a special way.

In this course we start off with the basic setting that you have to input in your camera before you can start shooting videos. These settings include Resolution, Frame Rate and Shutter Speed, Aperture, ISO, etc.

Then we learn the correct way to focus in videos.

After that we learn how to shoot videos in challenging situations using a variable ND filter. This is the part where you'll become confident of shooting videos because everything that you have learned will be applied.

After that we move on to the all important Audio. We'll learn the correct way to record audio where we will discuss things like external microphones, external recorders, etc. We'll also be talking about the different types of mics so you know which one to get for your purpose. We will also be learning how to remove noise from our audio in editing as well as how to synchronize audio and video in Adobe Premiere Pro.

Then we move on to lighting. We will be learning about the different types of video lights and their pros and cons. Then we will be learning how to turn hard light into soft light so you get a pleasing looking subject in your video.

After that we will be looking at some of the essential equipment needed for videography like handheld gimbal stabilizers, tripods, fluid motion heads and gorillapods.

Then we head towards something which is a lot of fun, i.e., Slow Motion Videos. We'll be learning how to create and edit fantastic looking slow motion videos.

Then we'll be learning how to create time-lapse videos the correct way.

To round things off, we'll be looking at how to edit out videos in Adobe Premiere Pro.

Throughout this course we show you a lot of equipment and accessories. So we have compiled all the important accessories that you would require as a beginner and put that together in one PDF document with the links to buy. This saves you time from doing all the research on your own.

This really is a one-stop course to learn the art of videography and we would love to get a chance to teach you.

DSLR Photography for Beginners: A Step-by-Step Video Course

The Easiest Way to Learn DSLR Photography Right From the Comfort of Your Home

Created by Kush Sharma - Photography, Videography and Digital Marketing Instructor


Students: 681, Price: $49.99

Students: 681, Price:  Paid

Have you always wanted to learn photography but had no idea where to go or where to start from? Or maybe you have tried learning on your own through YouTube or blogs but got tired of jumping from one video to another without actually learning everything from A to Z in one place? Well then you've come to the right place. The days of painfully researching stuff on your own are over because this course puts everything together in ONE PLACE.

This is a comprehensive course that teaches you the art of DSLR Photography, even if you have never used a DSLR camera before. Every thing is taught from scratch, assuming that you have no prior knowledge.

We start from learning the basic settings and functions that every beginner should know. These are shown through a lot of demos and exercises which facilitate practical learning of the subject.

Once you have the basics down, we move to the more advanced and technical part related to the learning the manual mode. Here we spend a lot of time on learning the three important settings that form a part of any type of photography - Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO. There are dedicated and comprehensive sections for each of these settings that break them down into simple steps through demos, exercises and actual image examples.

Once manual mode is done, we go on and learn about the some advanced settings and functions that make photography easier and stress free so you won't slow down when it comes to applying the manual mode. This is a vital section since this will take the fear out of photography and make you fall in love with it because what you'll find is that even on the manual mode, you are shooting as quickly and easily as people do on the automatic mode.

We learn about the different important accessories like the tripod through multiple exercises and demos that show you its importance.

Then comes flash photography, where we learn the usage of flash so you can take shots in low-light environment. We do this via learning the usage of the external flash (speedlight).

Then we can go onto Landscape and HDR photography where you'll learn how to create those surreal looking landscape images that you see on the Instagram profiles of your favorite photographers. We'll be seeing how we can use Photomatix to blend in multiple exposures to enhance the dynamic range of our shots.

Then we'll move on to the most exciting part of the course - Long exposure photography, where you'll be learning how to shoot silky looking waterfalls and light trails, the two most popular types of shots in the history of photography.

Finally, we'll be rounding things off by learning some of the basics of editing and post-processing in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop.

This is a one-stop photography course which covers everything you need to know if you are starting out. I have come up with a very efficient way of teaching so you can avoid anything that is not necessary in actually producing good shots and more importantly, doing this course will ensure you don't jump around from one video to another on YouTube trying to learn and figure out everything on your own.

I teach photography for a living and this efficient method of learning that you will get is a result of fine tuning my teaching methods and learning from having taught thousands of students in my photography workshops that I've been regularly conducting since December, 2014.

I hope I get a chance to teach you this beautiful art and see you inside this course :)

Discover Your DSLR | say goodbye to auto for good

Fast-track your photography with practical exercises & printable worksheets

Created by Ray Salisbury - Pro photographer | Qualified teacher | Photoshop expert


Students: 224, Price: $39.99

Students: 224, Price:  Paid

Quickly get to grips with your camera, be it a DSLR or mirror-less model.

In this course, you will learn:

  • How your camera works, plus fundamentals such as how to hold and carry a DSLR.
  • Photography basics, such as the Exposure Triangle, Depth of Field & Exposure Reprocity.
  • When to use your Viewfinder, LCD Display, or Live View
  • How to customize your camera settings

Warning: this course isn't just a Talking Head monologue - YOU are required to apply what you've learned in 6 practical exercises.

Good News: the videos are illustrated with sample photos, digital animations of key concepts, and closeups of a range of DSLRs. [Canon, Nikon & Sony models are shown.]

These practice shoots will teach you:

  • How to use Exposure Compensation, as well as the Metering Modes
  • What Aperture range is available on your lenses
  • How to use a narrow Depth of Field to blur the background of your shots
  • How to freeze and blur movement using Shutter Priority
  • How to use Auto-Focus Points to determine what's in focus
  • How to find the Sweet Spot on your lens

Plus... you get BONUS PDFs to download for reference:

  • 12 X Cheat Sheets for each Exercise - designed so you can print out instructions.
  • 6 X Professionally-designed PDF guides on each topic.
  • 7 X Quizzes to test your new-found knowledge

Note: This is a serious course for serious-minded enthusiasts. It requires some dedication and practical application on your behalf, if you wish to succeed, and say goodbye to Auto - for good.

Beginners DSLR Photography: Understanding Your Camera

Learn how to take your Digital SLR camera off Automatic mode

Created by Sarah Drawwater - Photographer


Students: 166, Price: $19.99

Students: 166, Price:  Paid

What will you learn?

Learn how to make your DSLR camera work best for you in any light situation with no prior experience and NOT using automatic mode.

How will you learn?

With both written content and detailed conversational style videos you can choose how you learn. I am an established photographer but did not learn the conventional way so the way I teach is ideal for beginners who do not want to be confused with pro language. I also offer FREE access to an online community of like-minded people where you can ask both your peers and myself any questions, at any time of day.

What does the course include?

I will explain the age-old principals of photography in plain, easy to understand language and back it up with downloadable, printable resource that you can continue to refer to as you grow in experience and knowledge. I will also tell you my best tips on which camera setting to use as you leave the course and put what you have learnt into action. Each main Lesson in the course includes a Quiz which will help you ascertain if you have fully understood the point or if you should go back and re-sit the video and/or hop onto the online community and ask some questions.

Take Your Camera Off Auto Mode for Nikon Advanced DSLRs

Photography and Manual Mode Simplified

Created by Okello Dunkley - Photography Instructor and Former Wedding Photographer


Students: 51, Price: $59.99

Students: 51, Price:  Paid

Classes are customized for your DSLR. This class is for the following Nikon Advanced Models:

D70, D80, D90, D7000, D7100, D7200, D7500, D100-E, D200-E, D300, D300S, D500, D600, D610, D700, D750, D780, D800, D800E, D810, D810A, D850, D1, D1X, D2X, D2Xs, D3X, D1H, D2H, D2Hs, D3, D3S, D4, D4S, D5, D6, Df

If you have another camera model, please see my other classes in this listing or search Take Your Camera Off Auto Mode along with one of the following camera types:

Canon Entry-Level, Canon Advanced, Nikon Entry-Level, Sony Alpha

When I first started teaching photography in 2007, I taught it just like a photographer! In a very technical way. And I used to explain what every button on their camera did. I realized quickly that for the average person, it was way too much info! They would get home and not know where to start. It would break my heart when people would tell me weeks after my class that they weren’t using manual mode yet.

But, I knew there was something I could do to get them there so I took some content of the class. A whole hour! I took the settings out that I never really used myself since I shoot exclusively in manual mode. While I realized it would be nice to teach them everything, my goal was for them to start taking control of their images and start doing what they wanted instead of letting the camera do whatever it wanted. After that change in 2009, when I’d ask people if they were shooting in manual, they’d say, “of course, why would I shoot in Auto?”

My goal is for you after my class is for you to be able to survey a scene, think about what you would like aesthetically, and be able to choose your settings in a way that will allow you to have control over all of those aspects, like your background blur, your shutter speed (so that your photo is frozen or blurred as you like) and your subject is as sharp as can be. It’s not a 15 hour class, but as I learned a while back, even 4 hours can lead to photo info overload. But at around 2 hours, you’ll see that my class packs a punch and won’t overwhelm you. I don’t like to say my class is just for beginners since it’s for anyone who isn’t shooting 100% in manual mode. With that said, I’ve had people who just unboxed their camera sitting alongside people who were shooting professionally, but just not quite confident in manual mode so it’s for all levels.

Are you ready to Take Your Camera Off Auto Mode?