Best Photography Courses

Find the best online Photography 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 Photography Courses.

Photography Masterclass: A Complete Guide to Photography

The Best Online Professional Photography Class: How to Take Amazing Photos for Beginners & Advanced Photographers

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

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Students: 262942, Price: $159.99

Students: 262942, Price:  Paid

****UPDATED WITH A 273-PAGE NOTEBOOK & NEW LESSONS****

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

Introductory Photography Course

The fastest way to get off 'Auto' mode and unlock the creative potential of your camera.

Created by Chris Bray - Professional Photographer

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Students: 255940, Price: Free

Students: 255940, Price:  Free

I've been running this 1 day photography course around Australia & New Zealand since 2009, helping several thousand people gain more enjoyment from their passion - one small group at a time. However, as we're now busier than ever running our Photography Tours, time has come to throw open the doors and let everyone enjoy it! Divided into sequential sections, each video features plenty of examples, animations and easy-to-understand explanations to guide you right through from basic camera setup and composition, to aperture, shutter speed, exposure compensation, ISO, lighting, lenses, histograms, white balance and so much more! The first 5 parts are ready to watch for FREE! 

Photography: Ditch Auto – Start Shooting in Manual

Ditch Auto & learn how to take fantastic pictures with your DSLR Camera in Manual. Unlock your camera's true potential!

Created by Jerad Hill - Photography, Web Designer, Online Marketer, Husband, Father

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Students: 195546, Price: Free

Students: 195546, Price:  Free

Why Take This Course?

You have a DSLR Camera or a fancy Point-and-shoot, but have not been using it to it's full potential. You know that the scary "manual mode" holds a whole new level of customization which would result in better quality photos but have resisted. Terms like Shutter Speed and Aperture sound confusing and you don't know where to start.

If that sounds familiar, I want to assure you that by the end of my FREE course you will understand what those settings do and be on your way to controlling your camera rather than your camera controlling you.

You made an investment in a decent camera and it's time to start using it's features

In this course you will learn the basics of DSLR Photography and how to shoot in manual mode. My goal is to give you the tools so you can train your brain to think like a Photographer. You will also know how to control your camera instead of leaving it up to Auto Mode to try and to it's best.

How Long Is This Course?

So far, the course is just over 4 hours in length. You can watch it in chunks or all at once. It is best to watch it with camera in hand so you can pause and follow along with your camera. All DSLR Cameras are different so your settings may look different than mine.

What Should I Expect?

You should expect to be able to shoot photos with confidence in pretty much all situations. Whether you are taking pictures of your kids for the memories or are considering Photography as a profession, this is everything I had to teach myself in order to understand my camera.

Who are you Jerad Hill?

I am a Wedding Photographer with over 6 years of professional experience. I have shot over 200 weddings, 120 engagement sessions, 150 portrait sessions and 1000's of photos of my own kids. For fun I have shot live concerts and music videos. I am also a Wedding Videographer and do a lot with video. Expect a course on DSLR Video soon.

Thanks for checking out my course. Please subscribe and make sure to share it with that friend of yours who has a nice camera that is always complaining about not understanding it.

Complete Photography : 21 Courses in 1 [Beginner to Expert]

Learn Portrait Photography, Landscape Photography, Stock Photography, Photography Composition, Black and White, and more

Created by Creative Online School - Creative & Engaging Online Courses

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Students: 158072, Price: $129.99

Students: 158072, Price:  Paid

Our students' reviews regarding this course --

"This course has been broken down to explain some difficult photography lingo and setting into plain easy to understand English and the teacher goes nice and slow so you don't feel bombarded with tons of info at once!" -- Christi Guimar

"I found this course really helpful and I learned more about some of the technical aspects that will help me improve my photography. The explanations were simple and made sense. This is the first time I actually grasped the concepts and how things interact in a meaningful way. " -- Belinda Walker

"Its rendered in its simplest way which helps a lot in understanding the course." -- Hazel

"Great course. Very informative and enjoyable. Very well presented. Thank you." -- Bobbie Smith

"The course is very interesting and informative so far, and matches my skill level." -- Elizabeth Armstrong

"... Simple explanations; those are easy to understand." -- Brock Paterson

"every instructor has been great to listen to and have taught above expectations there is not a single flaw in any video every video was complete and totally informative I feel grateful to have got a chance to study under such great instructors, thank you very much" -- Archit Lohumi

"This tutorial is simple but clear and to the point, good for the beginner, it's a very complete starter if you interest in the photographer world the teaching is simple but cover many sections on photography world... for the creator, thank you for providing us this tutorial" -- Andreas Uditama

"This course was really awesome and filled with really nice information. All was really easy to understand and a lot of fun learning everything especially from a variety of different people." -- Nicole Young

==== Course Contents ====

Course 1: Understanding Basic Concepts of Photography

  • Intro to Photography Basics

  • What is Exposure Triangle 

  • Understanding Aperture 

  • Understanding ISO

  • Understanding Shutter Speed

Course 2: Understanding Advanced Concepts of Photography

  • What is RAW?

  • What is Light Metering? 

  • Understanding Histograms

Course 3: Mastering Architectural Photography

  • Equipment needed for Architectural photography

  • How to shoot in low light

  • And many in-depth Photoshop techniques for beautiful architecture photography.

Course 4: Mastering HDR Photography

  • How to shoot for HDR.

  • How to process for HDR

Course 5: Mastering Night Photography

  • Night Photography

Course 6: Adobe Lightroom Basics

  • Lightroom Introduction 

  • Import photos 

  • Collections

  • Working with White Balance 

  • Digging with color corrections 

  • Mastering Lens correction 

Course 7: Adobe Lightroom Advanced

  • Working with Spot Healer 

  • Working with Graduated Filter 

  • Working with Radial Filter 

  • Working with Adjustment Filter 

  • Exporting images 

  • Working with presets

Course 8: Adobe Photoshop Basics

  • Mastering color pop

  • Working with Matte 

  • Working with Sharpening 

  • Sun glass reflection 

  • HDR with Photoshop

Course 9: Adobe Photoshop Advanced

  • How to remove objects using Photoshop 

  • Working with warm B/W effect 

  • Working with Hue/Saturation in Photoshop 

  • Working with vintage effect 

  • Working with High Key effect 

Course 10: Understanding Photography Gear

  • Full frame sensor vs. Crop sensor

  • RAW vs. JPEG vs. TIFF

Course 11: Deep analysis on lenses - which lens you should buy

  • Analysis on Lenses

  • Chart: DSLR Lens Analysis

  • Special Purpose Lens

  • Benefits of prime lens 

  • Chart: Lens market share

Course 12: Analysis on Filter and Stabilization

  • Analysis on Filters

  • Use of Polarization filter # Darken The Sky

  • Use of Polarization filter # Avoid reflection

  • Neutral Density (ND) Filter: When to use?

  • Use of ND filter # Waterfall

Course 13: Earn Money Through Stock Photography

  • Why Stock Photography?

  • Success Theory in Stock Photography

  • How much you can earn? from stock photography

  • What type of images buyer want

  • Analyze the market through useful tools

  • Shoot Images having both literal and conceptual meaning

  • Save some negative space

  • Get model release early

  • Submit to multiple stock agency sites

  • Invest your time for proper meta data and key-wording

Course 14: Mastering Photography Marketing

  • Social Media Marketing for Photography

  • Physical Marketing for Photography

  • Website Marketing for Photography

  • Classic Marketing for Photography

Course 15: Black and White Photography

  • Introduction to Black and White Photography

  • Why Black and White Photography

  • Color Photography vs. Black and white Photography

  • Tips for better Black and White Photography

Course 16: 10 Ways to earn from Photography

  • Work as assistant photographer

  • Sell your photographs in stock sites

  • Earn from photography contests

  • Earn from photography blogging

  • Earn from photography YouTube channel

  • Other ways to earn from photography

Course 17: Black and White Photography

  • Introduction to Macro photography course

  • What is Macro photography

  • Examples of basic Macro photography

  • How to make Macro more interesting

  • Intro to Macro photography gear

  • Compositional elements and themes

  • Rule of thirds

  • Symmetry in Macro photography

  • Working with Macro Themes

  • Easy tips to get sharp and crispy image

  • How to get larger depth of field

  • Manual vs. Auto Mode

  • How to adjust macro lenses

Course 18: Portrait Photography

  • Introduction to Portrait Photography

  • What makes a portrait look great?

  • Recommended equipment for better portraits

  • Compositional techniques for cool portraits

  • Tips for better backgrounds in portraits

  • Lighting skills for amazing portraits

  • Bokeh and Blur

  • Example of poses for better portraits

  • Tips for child portraits

  • Tips for corporate portraits and head-shots

  • Tips for wedding and event portraits

  • Tips for Indoor Portraits

  • Tips for Outdoor Portraits

Course 19: Landscape Photography

  • Introduction to Landscape Photography

  • What makes landscape photos look great

  • Recommended equipment for better Landscape Photos

  • Composition techniques for better Landscape photos

  • Shooting at Golden Hour: Sunrise

  • Shooting at Golden Hour: Sunset

  • Shooting at Blue Hour

  • Shooting at Night

  • Using Polarizer filter for Landscapes

  • Using ND filter for Landscapes

  • Tips for choosing and moving to locations

  • Recommended settings for better Landscapes

Course 20: Photography blogging through WordPress: Basics

  • Getting started

  • Different blogging platforms

  • Choosing the domain

  • Different hosting providers

  • WordPress Quick Installation

  • WordPress Manual Installation

  • Connecting your WordPress with your domain

Course 21: Photography blogging through WordPress: Advanced

  • First look at WordPress

  • WordPress settings

  • Posts

  • Pages

  • Themes

  • Customizing a Theme

  • Menu

  • Plugins

  • More on Plugins

  • Writing and optimizing a blog post

  • Advanced optimization of a blog post

  • How to find a good article writer

  • Profiting from your blog: Banner ads

  • Profiting from your blog: Other methods

  • Final thoughts

Practical Photography for Absolute Beginners: 9 Courses in 1

Become pro photographer - Understand camera gear, lighting + composition, portrait, stock photography sell photo online

Created by Creative Online School - Creative & Engaging Online Courses

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Students: 142933, Price: $99.99

Students: 142933, Price:  Paid

=== Students reviews on this course ===

"I had a great love for this course. Through this photography course, I learned so many new things that I never heard of. The teaching method is very simple and beautiful which can be learned easily by anyone." -- Naveen Yes

"Awesome all are understanding and point to point" -- Naman Verma

"It was great course. I now have a better understanding as to which camera to purchase." -- Norman Joseph Edwards

"It's a very nice course for the new ones who want to learn about photography , each and every thing are explained. You must take this course." -- Ananya Jain

This online photography course will help you to learn how to shoot amazing and wow images, those will make you far different from average photographer and you will know how to make money through photography. 

1. This course explains and helps to learn tricky and hard DSLR concepts pretty easy way. For example,             

  • How DSLR image taking process works, through easy animation

  • How view finder works, through easy animation

  • Why you should shoot in RAW Format ??

  • What is ISO?

  • What is Aperture?

  • Understanding Shutter Speed with Cool Explanation.

  • Cheat Sheet # Shutter speed and it's use cases. 

  • Chart # Sensor Size of Various Camera

  • Deep understanding of APS-C

  • Chart # Creative Mode Dial

  • Chart # Parts of DSLR (Nikon View)

  • Chart # Part of DSLR (Canon View)

2. You will master in lighting (Both natural and studio light)

  • Why lighting important in Photography?

  • Understanding natural light

  • Problems to shoot a photo in Mid-Day

  • Photography at Blue Hour

  • Photography at Golden Hour

  • You will understand direction light, how to compose light better to take a better shoot

  • 9 important points of photography

  • Reflector to shoot amazing photos

  • Cheat Sheet # Reflector

  • Diffuser to get rid of harsh light and harsh shadows

3. Shoot Cool Macro Photos

  • What is Macro Photography

  • Benefits of Macro Photography

  • Live view to get sharp AND crispy images

  • Larger depth of field to get more detail

  • Use the focusing rail to save time and perfect the focus

  • Use Manual focus, instead of auto focus

  • Diffuser / Umbrella for better macro shots 

  • Wind: Killer of Macro Photos 

  • Macro Targeted Flash

  • Better tripod to get rid of the blurriness

  • Higher ISO; Reason for Noisy and Grainy Photo

4. Black and white photography

  • Why black and white photography

  • Power of black and white photography

  • Black and White Photography vs. Color Photography

  • Cool tips and Tricks for black and white photography

  • Create a vintage looking shot with Photoshop

  • Create Black and White with Warm Tone

  • High-Key Black & White Portrait Effect in Photoshop

  • Creating Black & White Effect using Hue/Saturation Tool in Photoshop

5. Mastering composition in Photography - Compose Cool Photos

  • You will learn what components make a picture great

  • Why composition in Photography?

  • What makes a picture great?

  • Placement of subject technique

  • Separation of subject technique 

  • Balance of elements technique 

  • Linear perspective 

  • Height perspective 

  • Overlap perspective 

  • Aerial perspective 

  • Fill the frame technique 

  • Pattern technique

  • Leading lines technique

  • Rule of thirds technique

  • Golden ration technique

6. Here, in this course, you will learn how to make money in stock photography through step by step guideline

  • You will learn the  success theory of stock photography

  • You will learn how to analyze the stock photography market 

  • How to earn from multiple stock photography sites 

  • How to increase image acceptance ratio

  • What components makes create a better photo for the selling perspective

7. Portrait Photography 

  • What is Portrait Photography?

  • Key concepts of a portrait photography.

  • Indoor # portrait photography setup

  • Analysis of bad portrait shots, how to over come those?

  • Common mistakes in portrait photography

  • Cheat Sheet # Portrait Lighting

8. Deep analysis on Lenses

  • Chart # Know your lense

  • DSLR Lens analysis 

  • Special purpose lens

  • Benefits of a prime lens

  • Lens market share

  • Nikon lens terms

  • Canon lens terms

9. Filters & Stabilization

  • Types of filters and which one do you need

  • Polarization filter: when you need

  • Example photo shoot with Polarization filter

  • Neural density filter: when you need 

  • Example photo shoot with Neural density (ND) filter

  • When you should use a Tripod?

  • If you don't have, then what to do?

10. Long exposure photography 

  • Introduction to Long exposure photography

  • ND filter guide for long exposure shots

  • What equipment needed for long exposure shots

  • Analysis of several long exposure shots 

  • Tips for better long exposure shots

11. Photo Editing in Photoshop

  • Create a vintage-looking image in Photoshop

  • Crete Black and White Photo with Warm Tone in Photoshop

  • High-Key Black & White Portrait Effect in Photoshop

  • Creating Black & White effect using Hue/Saturation in Photoshop

  • Create amazing color pop in Photoshop

  • Cool sharpening in Photoshop

  • How to create an amazing matte effect in Photoshop

  • Add reflections to sunglasses with Photoshop

  • How to create HDR effect in Photoshop

Complete Photography Masterclass: 4 courses in 1

Become master in photography, basic concepts, HDR photos, Night photography, Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop and more.

Created by Creative Online School - Creative & Engaging Online Courses

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Students: 125190, Price: $129.99

Students: 125190, Price:  Paid

----- Our students reviews regarding this course ------

"fantastic o am learn a lot from this lecture.. I always think i know a lot about photography but when i follow this course which is so easy to understant.. now i feel i know nothing... thanks for the explanations" -- Eva

"It's good and straight to the point.. and covers a lot of basic aspects you might need in photography and photo editing." -- Amin Shalaby

"Learned a lot. Best course for beginners." -- Darshan parmar

"Genuine course packed full of great information. Thank you" -- Bobbie Smith

"Enjoying the professional technique" -- Pranish Shrestha

Through this course you will become pro/master in the photography field. This course designed to deliver basic to advanced concepts of photography using step by step guidelines. 

==== Course Contents ====

Understanding Photography Basics

  • Intro to Photography Basics

  • What is Exposure Triangle 

  • Understanding Aperture 

  • Understanding ISO

  • Understanding Shutter Speed

  • RAW vs. JPG

Mastering Architectural, Night and HDR Photography

  • Equipment needed for Architectural photography

  • How to shoot in low light

  • How to shoot for HDR.

  • How to process for HDR

  • And many in-depth Photoshop techniques for beautiful architecture photography.

Mastering Photo Editing: Adobe Lightroom 

  • Lightroom Introduction 

  • Import photos 

  • Collections

  • Working with White Balance 

  • Digging with color corrections 

  • Mastering Lens correction 

  • Working with Spot Healer 

  • Working with Graduated Filter 

  • Working with Radial Filter 

  • Working with Adjustment Filter 

  • Exporting images 

  • Working with presets

Mastering Photo Editing: Adobe Photoshop 

  • Mastering color pop

  • Working with Matte 

  • Working with Sharpening 

  • Sun glass reflection 

  • HDR with Photoshop

  • How to remove objects using Photoshop 

  • Working with warm B/W effect 

  • Working with Hue/Saturation in Photoshop 

  • Working with vintage effect 

  • Working with High Key effect 

And more.

Photography Fundamentals for Beginners

Learn the exposure triangle (aperture, shutter speed, ISO) and basic composition rules in this easy photography course.

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

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Students: 120618, Price: Free

Students: 120618, Price:  Free

You want to take better photos, right?

If terms like aperture, shutter speed, ISO, and the exposure triangle aren't familiar - then this photography for beginners course is perfect for you.

Whether you have a DSLR, mirrorless, bridge, point and shoot, or even just a smartphone, you should learn these main settings and rules that all professional photographers use.

With this Photography Fundamentals course, you'll understand how your camera actually works

After taking this beginner photography course, you'll know:

  • Aperture - Adjusting your f-stop, and what this does creatively to your photo

  • Shutter Speed - How to prevent a common beginner mistake with this setting

  • ISO - Preventing photos with digital noise and grain

  • Exposure - How to use aperture, shutter speed, ISO, lights, and filters to take well-exposed photos

  • Composition - Basic rules to follow... and when to break them

  • White Balance - Make sure your photo's colors look natural

  • Photo Quality & File Types - Best scenarios to use different file types

Who is the photography instructor?

My name is Phil Ebiner, I wanted to create this course for absolute beginners who want to know the basic settings and rules no matter what camera you're using.

I hope you enjoy my little course!

Phil

Night Photography: You Can Shoot Stunning Night Photos

You will shoot amazing night photos that impress your family and friends with this complete night photography course!

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

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Students: 101886, Price: $99.99

Students: 101886, Price:  Paid

YOU CAN TAKE BEAUTIFUL NIGHT PHOTOS!

That's why you're here right? 

We're excited to show you how to take your own amazing night & low-light photos.

With this complete night photography course, you'll learn the ins and outs from the gear we recommend, the settings we use, the composition tips we have, and the photo editing process we use to end up with award-winning night photos.

Follow us as we head out to Joshua Tree National Park to teach this night photography course!

In this course we combine entertainment education in this complete behind-the-scenes course. We're not just sitting behind our computer desk, showing you slides. We're out in the field, showing you exactly what we do to shoot our own night photos.

Key things you will learn in this night photography course:

  • What gear you need for night photography
  • How to prepare for your photography trip
  • Basic camera settings such as shutter speed, aperture, and ISO
  • How to compose beautiful night photos
  • Using a shutter release remote to shoot long exposures
  • How to shoot light trail photos
  • Composing creative night photos of the stars
  • How to shoot photographs of the moon
  • How to edit night photos to make them look even better

Course bonuses

  • Downloadable cheat sheets
  • Behind the scenes lessons
  • Full editing case studies
  • Practical assignments
  • Quizzes to test your knowledge

Why learn from us?

We are three instructors who love photography, and love teaching. We're the teachers of the best-selling Photography Masterclass. We always take our student's feedback, and use it to improve our courses. That's why we created this course in the first place - because fellow students wanted us to create a night photography course.

What students are saying about our courses:

Absolutely loved loved loved this course. - Ashonti

I really like this course. Its the best course I have ever taken on photography. I have come to really like Phil and Sam, and I think if you take the course you will to :D - TJ

I loved this course! The basics of photography were fully covered, plenty of practical examples, the tutors were very clear in their explanations and very quick in answering to any question. - Ornella

Perfect course for beginners and intermediate photographers. Duration of the lessons is great you can move at your own pace without needing to sit for hours for just one class. - Omar

If you want to take great night photos, this is the course for you.

Remember, there is a 30-day 100% money-back guarantee. There is no reason to hesitate. Enroll now, see if you enjoy the course, and start shooting better photos today! 

Cheers,

Phil, Will, and Sam

Food Photography: Capturing Food in Your Kitchen

With DIY Food Photography, you'll be taking better photos in no time with what you have in your own kitchen!

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

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Students: 91558, Price: $99.99

Students: 91558, Price:  Paid

With DIY Food Photography, you'll be taking better photos of your food in just an hour.

Every lesson is hands on, and shows you how to use resources right in your home to create delicious, mouth-watering images. We'll walk you through the entire process, and we're available if you have any questions along the way.

Whether you're a food blogger, self-proclaimed master chef, or just an Instagram foodie, this course will give you the skills needed to take professional food photos.

Impress your family and friends with great photos of your food creations!

Steps to great food photography that you'll learn in this course:

  1. Pick the best location for your photos. 
  2. Prepare and style your food and setting.
  3. Light your food with inexpensive tools like a white sheet and $1 poster board. 
  4. Choose the best camera and settings.
  5. Compose 4 types of shots to get all the best angles.
  6. Edit your photos to make them look even more tantalizing!

Tell your food's story!

Our goal is to teach you how to take better photos of your food with any camera, wherever you are. After walking you through the basics, you'll see us shoot 5 different food and drink setups that will inspire you to take your own food photos.

Bonus: Everyone who enrolls gets a composition cheat-sheet that shows how to compose your shots.

Enroll now to get started! We can't wait to see you inside!

Will Carnahan & Phil Ebiner

Portrait Photography for Beginners

You'll learn how to take better portraits with any camera in this complete portrait photography course.

Created by William Carnahan - Photographer/ Cinematographer

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Students: 86243, Price: $99.99

Students: 86243, Price:  Paid

Welcome to the complete Portrait Photography for Beginners course!

We are so excited to help you take better portraits. If you're a relatively new photographer, this is the perfect portrait photography course to help you with this new skill!

You'll learn everything you need to know to take better portraits with any camera - DSLR, mirrorless, smartphone, or point-and-shoot. 

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN:

Start with our 6 tips to photographing better portraits:

  • Choose a better background and compose your shot
  • Lighting your portraits
  • Properly and creatively expose your photo
  • Play with depth of field
  • Think about colors
  • Interacting and posing your subject

You'll learn portrait photography with real world demonstrations!

Join Will Carnahan, professional photographer and instructor, in a full demonstration to see how you can use our 6 tips in real life.

Learn how to edit your portraits to look even better!

Use free and professional photo editing apps on your phone, tablet, or computer. You'll learn how to use different apps to professionally make your portraits look even better.

Share your photos on social media!

Get modern tips for sharing your photos on Instagram and Facebook. Use these tips to advance your professional photography career - if that's what your goal is!

COURSE BONUSES:

  • Downloadable photos to practice editing with
  • Tips for how to shoot weddings, headshots, and family portraits
  • Premium support from your instructors

WHY TAKE THIS COURES FROM US:

So, why should take this course from us? There are plenty of portrait photography courses to choose from. But we believe that we've created a course that can truly help you take better portraits in less time.

Video School Online has created some of the best selling online photography courses, and we always strive to help you learn new skills in a fun and engaging way!

Lastly, we have a 30-day 100% money back guarantee! Try out this course, and see if you like it. There's absolutely no risk!

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

Wedding Photography: Complete Guide to Wedding Photography

Learn exactly how to become a wedding photographer, start a photo business of your own, and shoot better wedding photos.

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

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Students: 75102, Price: $124.99

Students: 75102, Price:  Paid

You're here because you want to become a wedding photographer, right?

Great idea, my friend. 

Average wedding photographers make over $3,000 per wedding. Great photographers can make $10,000+ per wedding. And money isn't the only reason to be a wedding photographer. It is an important job that helps capture a beautiful day and preserve memories for a lifetime.

What makes us qualified to teach you?

My name is Phil, and I'm co-teaching this course with my good friend Will Carnahan, a professional wedding photographer. I'm the creator of some of the world's most popular photography courses - with over 150,000 students and thousands of 5-star reviews like these ones from this course:

Amazing course- I love the fact that it covers every aspect of wedding photography. - Gergana Tzoncheva

The instructor gives a clear explanation on the topic that is good sound advice and I have learned quite a few things that will make life easier for me on my next shoot. - Peter Dee

I'm obsessed with weddings (after having my own), but this is bringing a new view to it -- from the photographer's perspective of the day. Very good tips and I appreciate the examples with the camera data. Thank - Aubrey Kvasnicka

Our Promise to You

We'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 wedding photography. So if there is any way I can improve this course, just tell me and I'll make it happen.

Get Ready to Jump into the World of Wedding Photography

If you're interested in using your photo skills to make people happy (and make money), this is a great course for you!

Here are just some of the things you'll be learning in this course:

  • Setting up your wedding photography business
  • Creating a brand, website, and portfolio
  • Putting together wedding photography packages and pricing them to make sales
  • Getting your first clients
  • Putting together an awesome equipment kit for shooting weddings
  • Knowing exactly what goes on during a typical wedding day and how to navigate it
  • Shooting beautiful photos of every moment (with a walk-through of two entire weddings)
  • Posing and interacting with couples (with a live demonstration of 5 basic poses)
  • Editing photos to make them look amazing in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop
  • Succeeding with your business and being a happy photographer
  • Using aerial photography in your wedding photography with DJI drones (coming soon)
  • much, much, more!

Please check out the entire course lesson plan below.

We promise that if you follow all of our lessons and exercises, you'll have a wedding photography business up and running by the end of the course.

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!

Cheers,

Phil

Street Photography for Beginners

This complete street photography course will help you capture beautiful moments from the street.

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

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Students: 73686, Price: $89.99

Students: 73686, Price:  Paid

You're out in your city... or traveling to a foreign land, and you want to capture the story of that place with your camera. But you hesitate taking a photo of that interesting person. Or you snap a photo of a building that doesn't come out as you imagined.

We can help you become a better photographer!

In this photography course, award winning photographer Anthony Carbajal and best selling online course creator Phil Ebiner team up to bring a once in a lifetime course.

Anthony was diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) in his mid-twenties. At the time, he was photographing 50+ weddings a year, and was one of the most sought-after photographers in Southern California. Unfortunately due to the disease, he was unable to photograph weddings anymore. He turned his passion to the streets!

Since then, he's been capturing the stories of the streets through his beautiful street photography. 

Anthony wants to help you become a better photographer!

HOW WILL YOU LEARN?

  • Understand the basic principles of taking great photos
  • Choose great locations and times to photograph
  • Get comfortable photographing strangers
  • Know the rules when it comes to photographing people and places in public
  • Shoot more creative compositions
  • Edit your photos better to make them really stand out
  • Grow your own following online, on platforms like Instagram

Ultimately, you will learn how to take photos you absolutely love, photos that truly tell the story of your surroundings.

WHAT OTHER STUDENTS ARE SAYING:

Don't just take our word for it. Here's what other students are saying about our photography courses...

'An absolutely great photography course.' - Rick

'You will not be disappointed by take this course if you want to learn photography.' - Stephen

'Great course! This course included just about everything.' - Robert

'This was fast and very very useful.' - Sergej

OUR PROMISE TO YOU:

We promise to make this course the best photography course that we can, to make you a better photographer. If at anytime you think we can improve it, just let us know how. We'll be happy to provide one-on-one support, or add lessons to the course to answer any of your questions.

We have a 30-day 100% money-back guarantee. So there's no reason to hesitate! You can basically try the course for free, and see if you learn anything.

We can't wait to see you in the course. Even more so, we can't wait to see your future photos!

Cheers,

Phil & Anthony

Photography for Kids: Project-Based Beginner Photography

12 weeks of adventure projects make this the perfect course for kids and beginners to learn how to use a camera properly

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

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Students: 66892, Price: $99.99

Students: 66892, Price:  Paid

Do you want your kid(s) to learn about photography? 

This is the perfect photography course for anyone brand new to photography. 

This project-based class is ideal for kids, home schoolers, and anyone wanting to learn about photography in a fun way. 

What makes me qualified to teach you?

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

My Boy have just loved this course. Every week we completed a new project. My youngest is only 7 and he completed every project and had and awsome time doing it. fantastic introduction to photography. - Nicci Mcdonald

This is a very user friendly class. The weekly projects are easily adaptable to the age of the student. Without specific assignments it's easily to overlook all that there is to see in the world. Looking over, under, around, and through truly helps us see and understand objects we normally walk by every day. - Jennifer Overeem

We really enjoyed it. Thanks! - Ali Riggs

My Promise to You

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 Kids Photography course. So if there is any way I can improve this course, just tell me and I'll make it happen.

What's this course all about?

This course contains an entire section on the history of photography and basic photography techniques. This will give your kids (ideally ages 4-13) a great base for jumping into our weekly projects where they will actually be going out and practicing their photography.

12 Weeks of Adventures: Most of this course is broken into projects (or as we like to say, photo adventures!). 

Each lesson contains and introduction to the project with photography tips tailored to the assignment. We'll explain what the project entails and get the kids excited for it. Then, we follow Anthony (our co-instructor and model student) around, as he does the adventure on his own. Finally, each lesson culminates in a photo review where photography-expert Phil discusses some of Anthony's best shots, and gives tips on how to improve them. 

Each weekly lesson with the video lesson and the actual practice should take from 30-60 minutes.

Here are the Photo Adventures:

  • What's in Your House?
  • Architecutre - What's That?
  • Animals and Pets
  • Family Portraits
  • Plants and Nature
  • Bug's Eye View
  • Photo Scavenger Hunt
  • Be a Photojournalist for a Day
  • Photo Walk
  • A-Z Photo Find
  • Pick-a-Color
  • Photo Journal

All lessons are downloadable! You can take the entire course with you! Download it to your computer, tablet, or smartphone. Or connect to it wherever you have an internet connection.

Instructor Availability: Phil is always available through the course page for any questions or concerns. We will get back to you within 1-2 business days, but most likely sooner! We are also available to grade your child's work, so that they can get homeschool credit, or credit for an extracurricular class.

By the end of this course, your kids will have a better understanding of how cameras work, how to take better pictures, and will have had lots of fun on our Photo Adventures!

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!

Cheers,

Phil

Start Your Photography Business – The Complete Course

A step-by-step guide to launching your own successful photography business!

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

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Students: 64472, Price: $99.99

Students: 64472, Price:  Paid

You want to make money with your photography, right?

This is the perfect course to help you launch your own photography business, and we're so glad that you're here.

We've created a complete blueprint to every aspect of running a successful business, and it's all here in this course. From the business side of things like registration, licenses and taxes to the marketing side of things like getting your first clients, creating a website and setting prices, you'll learn it all with this course.

Once you enroll, you'll get access to a downloadable workbook that includes action items, helpful tips and resources. Using the workbook together with the courses video lectures and case studies should make it easier than ever to get your business up and running.

You'll have your business up and running in no time!

What do we cover in this course?

  • Kinds of photography businesses

  • Choosing your business name & structure

  • Business registration, tax IDs, licenses and bank accounts

  • Building a business website

  • Setting your prices

  • Designing a portfolio that sells

  • Equipment you need to get started

  • How to get your first paying clients

  • Getting listed on Google Maps and search results

  • Expanding your online presence with modern marketing techniques

  • Tips for every step of a paid photography shoot

  • Scaling your business

  • and so much more!

Our goal is that by the end of this course, you'll have a photography business of your own. If there's anything we can do to make this course better for you, just let us know. As instructors we will continue to update this course with any latest skills or practices that will benefit you.

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 start a photography business of your own!

Phil & Will

Mastering Architectural, Night & HDR Photography

Step by step practical guideline to master in architectural photography, night photography and HDR photography

Created by Creative Online School - Creative & Engaging Online Courses

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Students: 64266, Price: $89.99

Students: 64266, Price:  Paid

Architectural photography is one of the important branches of photography. In this course, you will learn how to shoot architectural photos, process them, and important tips & tricks. 

There are many ways to shoot architecture photography and the method you choose will be based on how your images will be used. Are they for a realtor, a home builder, a commercial developer, or maybe an architect? Depending on who you are shooting for will depend on how you approach the photography and this course covers many methods that can be applied to each type of client. 

  • Equipment needed for Architectural photography

  • How to shoot in low light

  • How to shoot for HDR.

  • How to process for HDR

  • And many in-depth Photoshop techniques for beautiful architecture photography.

You will learn techniques that allow you to work quickly for low budget assignments and how to create beautiful architecture photography for high-end clients as well. 

Green Screen Photography

A complete guide green screen photography, from setup to editing in PhotoKey software from FXHome.

Created by Dave Cross - Photoshop Educator Since 1990

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Students: 64087, Price: Free

Students: 64087, Price:  Free

This course will show you how you can use a simple green screen set up to increase your creativity - and profits - as a photographer. Yes, green screen is not only for video, and with gear from Westcott and PhotoKey software there's a world of photographic opportunities. This course shows everything from set up to 5 different projects that show just some of the amazing possibilities.

Your Road to Better Photography

Photography Made Simple!

Created by Corey Reese - Corey Reese Celebrity Photographer & Cinematographer

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Students: 50383, Price: $19.99

Students: 50383, Price:  Paid

Are you stuck operating your Camera in Auto Mode?

Do you have a camera ready to learn but can't seem to find the right training that makes photography simple?

This Course is dedicated to simplifying the 3 elements that will put you in creative control over every shoot that you have. Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO. What I found is that most times starting out, photographers think they understand the concept of how to use aperture, shutter speed, and iso until there put in a dark room and asked to take photos. Not good right????  In this training, I help you understand when to use the 3 and what part of the image that decision effects.

Feel free to follow along with your camera to truly retain the instructions. I suggest you watch the training videos first and then follow along so that you will fully get the concept. If your able to focus in and follow along the first time that will be A-Okay.

In this 30 minute course, I will make sure to give you a clear understanding of how to control the lighting in any situation. Taking you from Automatic mode to fully manual mode in no time. The practice is the key to learning and creating a truly wonderful experience for yourself.

Class includes 4 video lessons, 2 field assignments to practice the techniques learned in the training.

Once you understand you will be able to create very nice photo's with any camera.  Within 2 of the assignments, I challenge you, to use just your cell phone that forces you to not get overwhelmed with the tool or camera used but allowing you to focus on the message of what you're looking to convey to your audience.

You should take this course if you want an easy to understand the concept of controlling lighting better.

This course is for Beginners to Photographers still struggling with the concept of how to control the Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO.

Portrait Photography with Simple Gear

Online Photography course - Using simple lighting gear to get much better portraits... from mild to wild.

Created by Don Giannatti - Photographer, Designer, Author and Educator

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Students: 48616, Price: Free

Students: 48616, Price:  Free

This is an ongoing photography course: New work and assignments will be added to this workshop as it becomes available or as needed for explanations. If you have something you want to see, or a lighting idea that you would want me to explore, let me know.

(Two New courses added May, 2013. Location Portraiture)

Once purchased, you may access the class and lectures whenever you want. There is no limit or time frame to access. 

This is a class that can be started at any time, by nearly any level of photographer. 

This course is created for the beginning to early intermediate photographer who wants to use simple gear to make much better portraits. We will examine fresh ways to use natural light, augmented natural light, strobes with both natural light and as the main lights only and how to create our own reality with only a single speedlight. 

Over Seven and a half full hours of video tutorial on creative portrait photography: shooting, explaining, shooting and Photoshopping. Fourteen + downloadable PSD files in layers to see exactly what we did with the Photoshop work... and use them to understand the Photoshop videos you are watching.

With over three and a half hours of bonus material, including class webinars, this course continues to grow. All members are welcome to our webinars that feature ideas, Photoshop tips, lighting schemes and more. 

We show the setup and how the image is put together, adding fill cards and additional tools as necessary to make the images WE want to see.

Follow along as I set the lights, find the exposure, work with the models and build the image to what I want it to be. 

Understanding how to use light to make the portraits you want means you can make creative portraits at almost any time you want.

Some of the things you will learn are:

  • Using the small flash for lighting portraits
  • How to make traditional 'Beauty" portraits
  • Using a single light to produce extraordinary results
  • Working with models and subjects
  • How to blend ambient daylight with your strobes - and do it easily
  • Using modifiers like umbrellas and softboxes and knowing which you want to use
  • Adding strobe to bring the subject into a very contrasty situation
  • Adding contrast with a wink of strobe in very flat lighting
  • Creating your own reality with lighting
  • Methods for making the most beautiful natural light headshots you can

In addition we show the post production of the images in Photoshop so you can learn to use some basic, and yet very useful tools in post to make the shots pop even more. We include the PSD files in layers for you do download and view as we are doing the Photoshop demonstrations in the videos.

  • Learn how to add small amounts of "light" to an image
  • Simple moves with the Curves Adjustment can make so much difference
  • How to simply retouch faces to eliminate blemishes
  • Using layers for more control
  • Adding depth with contrast and attention to detail

There will be several scheduled live sessions to discuss your images, and to answer any questions you may have. In addition, there will be additional shoots added one per month until 12/31/2012.

If you are familiar with your camera, and would like to be able to make better portraits without spending a ton of money on gear, check out this set portrait photography tutorials.

iPhone Photography | Take Professional Photos On Your iPhone

Your Online Guide to Taking Stunning iPhone Photography Like a Professional Digital Photographer

Created by Dale McManus - Pro Photographer, Videographer, Award Winning Youtuber

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Students: 48059, Price: $49.99

Students: 48059, Price:  Paid

This online photography course will teach you everything you need to know to become a professional digital photographer with nothing more than an iPhone or similar smartphone. It is designed to keep you engaged and hone your skills for taking your pictures to the next level. 

My #1 rule in photography is 10% gear / 90% knowledge. So if you know HOW to be a great photographer and know what to look for, you will be able to take amazing pictures with almost anything.

This course is designed for:

-Beginners that have little to no experience and want to become a skilled photographer without spending thousands of dollars on expensive camera equipment.

-Anyone that wants to develop a more impressive portfolio or social media account (i.e. Instagram).

-Anyone that wants to make professional digital photography into an exciting career. 

You'll learn all the basics of professional iPhone photography in this course as well as plenty of tips and tricks that you can use during every day shooting to make your photos stand out from the rest. This course gets straight to the point with the most useful and practical information so that you can get out shooting as quickly as possible.

Here's some of what you will learn:   

-How to take stunning photos by utilizing shot composition.   

-How to optimize your iPhone camera settings for taking the best photos.   

-How to create depth in your photography   

-How/Why the best photographers tell stories in their photos.   

-How to utilize surrounding light to properly light your subjects   

-How to professionally edit photos in Lightroom (free) on your iPhone.   

-Tips, tricks, and much more!   

About the instructor:

I've been in the field of photography and videography for 9+ years and have my Bachelors of Science degree in Film from Full Sail University. I'm an award winning Youtuber and make a living with photography/videography using my iPhone and looking forward to sharing my knowledge to help you capture the most stunning photos possible.

Natural Light Fashion / Beauty Photography

Natural light is a popular way for fashion or beauty photography. We explore modern methods of natural light photography

Created by Don Giannatti - Photographer, Designer, Author and Educator

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Students: 32924, Price: Free

Students: 32924, Price:  Free

There is something inherently beautiful about natural light. It can be soft and warm, or hard and unforgiving, or even have a sort of melancholy to it. These are the areas we will be looking at in this course.

Fashion and Beauty photography make use of natural light in many ways. A recent viewing of Vogue (October, 2012) reveals many natural light photography shots by up and coming and well established photographers. The techniques are not hard to understand, but still require the finesse and deliberate approach that is required when using artificial lighting.

We will look at natural light from all angles; full sun, modified sun, shade and moody, emotional light.

We will build some inexpensive modifiers for natural light, and also show how to correctly use white reflectors, silver and gold reflectors, scrims, mirrors, and more. These tools are not expensive, but the results they give can be astounding.

The natural light fashion/beauty photography course is divided into 12 lectures, each running approximately 30 minutes. There is a workbook, plans for building a scrim and large reflector, and lots of videos.

Most lectures include a shoot with the gear we are using, a Photoshop tutorial, the PSD file for viewing and a look at how the final images were selected. Looking at the images as they are shot, and then edited, is very powerful as a learning tool.

If you are interested in portraiture, fashion, beauty or glamour, this natural light photography course will open your eyes to the very cool ways you can use natural light to make your images.

The beauty photography course is suited to any level of photographer. I recommend a light meter, although we will also show you ways to use your camera meter as we go. A couple of stands would also be a good addition to your natural light arsenal.

This class also has over two hours of bonus content, with new content being added in May 2013 and June 2013.

Landscape Photography Tips : simple solutions for beginners

Learn to hold your camera correctly, get sharper shots, and be inspired with tips on camera gear & shooting on location

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

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Students: 29090, Price: Free

Students: 29090, Price:  Free

Are you holding your camera correctly? Are your photos blurry? Do you know what camera gear you need? Do you wonder why your photos don't look professional?

Overcome these issues with correct technique and good gear.

  • Learn to hold your camera correctly
  • Learn to control exposure quickly
  • Find out why your shots are not sharp
  • Discover secrets from a professional photographer

Get these foundations right, and then learn some more advanced principles you can put into practice.

Most photography courses try to teach you how a camera works. Technical stuff such as the Exposure Triangle, which is quite difficult to understand. Here, we get back to basics. You will learn a couple of the more fundamental, practical things that anyone with a camera can apply. Paradoxically, pro photographers use these techniques every day.

Once you have mastered these techniques, we have a look at landscapes, the most popular type of photography. But there's more to this genre than merely snapping holiday pictures of yourself outside a famous landmark. To achieve success with your scenics, you need to get the right gear, and the right techniques.

Content Overview

  • Suitable for beginner & intermediate photography enthusiasts
  • 6 short, sharp lessons you can put into practice today
  • 30 minutes of video + 2 downloadable PDF check-lists + 1 quick quiz
  • 2 simple exercises to improve your camera craft

Beginner Nikon Digital SLR (DSLR) Photography

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

Created by JP Teaches Photo . -

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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. 

Outstanding Composition: How to blow away your audience

Learn how to impress your followers with perfectly composed photographs which stand out in the crowd on every platform.

Created by Thomas Leuthard - Streetphotography

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Students: 26778, Price: $49.99

Students: 26778, Price:  Paid

This course shows in depth how composition should be done and why some photos work or others don't. Thomas shows several composition elements which helps you improve your photos from scratch. After this course you will look at the world with different eyes and will make your photos in a more creative way.

You will learn...

  • ...what the golden ratio, the rule of third and the Fibonacci Spiral are
  • ...why the background plays an important role like the main subject
  • ...that you can reach a lot with less effort
  • ...why less is more
  • ...where there is most potential
  • ...how do you find the right distance
  • ...how do you find the right frame
  • ...how you approach people in the right moment

I will show a lot of my photos and explain why I have composed them like that. So it's a course with a lot of examples.

When you have completed this course, you will...

  • ...think more before you take the shot
  • ...be more observing when it comes to composition
  • ...better compose your photos
  • ...have more fun doing photography

Photography. Learn Photography From Pro & Take Better Photos

Photography. Take better photos and learn from a photography pro. Photography skills for awesome photos.

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

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Students: 24421, Price: Free

Students: 24421, Price:  Free

Photography for beginners!  A complete photography fundamentals course.  Learn the exact camera settings I've been using for the last 30 years for my creative vision.  Check out the video slideshow, to the right, to see my photography work and learn more about this photography course.

In this photography course, you'll learn more than just the fundamentals of photography.  Here is a complete list of everything 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.

Long Exposure Photography: Shoot Your Own Stunning Photos

A quick start long exposure tutorial that will get you shooting beautiful photographs with your DSLR and iPhone cameras.

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

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Students: 20911, Price: $99.99

Students: 20911, Price:  Paid

You're a photographer and you want to learn how to shoot with the long exposure shots. But you don’t know where to start. You don’t know what equipment you need. You don’t know what settings to use. You don’t know what type of shots you should get.

This course teaches you how to shoot long exposure photos with a typical digital camera. You’ll learn the gear, settings, and tips needed to shoot beautiful long exposure photographs. We'll even do a live demonstration out in the field while we shoot long exposure photographs. Lastly, we'll edit our long exposure photos in Adobe Lightroom.

We use a DSLR for most of this course, but you’ll even learn about an app that allows you to shoot long exposure photos with an iPhone.

Download a transcript for all of the lessons in this course, which can help you follow along.

Enroll now to start taking some amazing photos!

Secrets of Magazine Model Photography

The Definitive Course on how to Photograph Models to get Published in Magazines. Over 2 hrs of Behind the Scenes Video!

Created by Learn Photography HQ - Professional Photographers with a Passion for Teaching

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Students: 20364, Price: Free

Students: 20364, Price:  Free

Acclaimed photographer Jason Cole takes you on a journey into the world of the Professional Glamour & Magazine Photographer.

Jason Cole has photographed models for some of the biggest and most popular Glamour Magazines in Australia and the world. Jason now brings his extensive experience to this instructional course highlighting professional techniques, equipment and location considerations never before captured in a course like this.

This course contains over 2 hrs of behind-the-scenes live video... showing you every aspect of photographing models so you can build a portfolio or sell your work to magazines.


Warning!

This course is not like any other photography course you have seen before. It's definitely not just a bunch of PowerPoint slides with bullet points and a voiceover!

All the lessons are shot live... right on location with real models using multiple camera angles and a full production team.

It's like being right there at the photo shoot, looking over Jason's shoulder as he demonstrates exactly how to achieve the photographic results that publishers want for their magazines.

This is your ticket to see the tips and techniques that only industry insiders would ever see... allowing you to progress from taking your usual average photos... to photos that are in demand and can be sold to magazine publishers all over the world.

Use the knowledge in this course to start making money with your passion... whilst having fun at the same time.


Topics covered include:

  • Equipment that professional photographers use and why they use it.
  • Shoot #1: Theme shoot based in a workshop garage.
  • Shoot #2: Beach scene with harsh bright sunlight.
  • Shoot #3: Beach scene with overcast lighting.
  • Shoot #4: Fashion studio shoot.
  • Tips about shooting models from his vast experience in this field.

This course was six months in the making, using professional lighting with some of Australia's hottest models.

Creative multi-angle videography and magazine grade photography makes this a must have visual and informational feast.

You will learn how to:

  • Prepare your model for your photo shoot.
  • Correct use of main lighting, rim lighting and how to use a scrim.
  • Coloring backgrounds and isolating your model.
  • Use a light meter to set your studio lighting for perfect results.
  • How to shoot a DPS (Double Page Spread).
  • Exposing for a rich vibrant sky.
  • Posing your model and controlling squinting in bright sunlight.
  • Posing an inexperienced model.
  • Avoid any issues when shooting models under 18 years of age.
  • And lots more tips from photography pros so you can achieve images that you never thought were possible!

Interactive Online Help

Jason Cole and the team at Learn Photography HQ are here to answer all your photography questions. We want you to be a success in your chosen career as a professional model photographer.

No matter if you are just starting out and creating your first glamour portfolio, or whether you are a seasoned professional, we are here to answer any questions you may have in a timely manner.

Having access to a team of professional photographers is invaluable whilst you learn and perfect your craft.


Meet your Course Instructor

As a visual artist, it has always been my passion to produce a course like this. Another one of my personal goals can now be ticked off my list. This production has been six months in the filming and over twelve months in the planning with an entire professional design and production team. Enormous effort been put into making sure this course is the best of its kind. I sincerely hope you enjoy watching this course as much as we did creating it for you.

Kind regards,
Jason Cole

Photography Fundamentals Taught by a Photography Pro!

Photography made easy. Ready to take back creative control from your camera? Learn how in this photography guide.

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

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Students: 18930, Price: $19.99

Students: 18930, Price:  Paid

The following photography concepts are also taught. 

  1. Light is the most important element to any photograph.  Learn what light is, it's 4 characteristics, and more.

  2. Discover what Exposure is and why it's important to awesome photography.

  3. Learn what an Aperture is and how to use it to fulfill your creative vision.

  4. Learn how to use your Shutter Speed for additional creative options.

  5. ISO, is another important element for capturing your photos.  Learn what it is (and isn't) and how to use.

  6. Composition is the final key ingredient to fantastic photos. You'll learn a simple technique for perfect compositions every time.

As an added bonus, you'll learn about the Exposure Triangle.  Not sure what it is?  No worries.  By the time you're done with this section you'll know more than 95% of photographers.

Learn Photographic Exposure Best Practices

Evoke emotions and improve your photos through the creative use of light

Created by Kasia Zmokla - (MFA) Artist, Photographer, Digital Art Classes Founder

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Students: 18870, Price: Free

Students: 18870, Price:  Free

Exposure is one of the most fundamental ways you can use light to influence the impact and emotionality of your photos. In this hands-on course, you’ll gain a clear understanding of exposure's three variables: ISO, shutter speed and aperture. You’ll learn how to use the Exposure Triangle to fix a correct exposure and the Histogram tool to analyse your camera's meter readings during photoshoots and in post production. You’ll also explore several examples of Histograms for photos shot in different lighting conditions and learn how to intuitively analyse its data to improve your exposures. By the end of the course, you’ll have developed a solid foundation in understanding exposure’s principles to aid you on your artistic journey.

Sharpen Your Skills

  • Perfect Your Exposures With The Histogram Tool

Through in-depth explanations and engaging photo examples you’ll learn how to easily leverage the Histogram Tool’s accurate and detailed feedback to assess your exposure’s quality. It will also help you learn to easily differentiate between a “low-key” and an underexposed image, for purposeful, nuanced work.

  • Express Your Artistic Vision With Creative Exposure

The medium of photography uses a visual language. Every image you make communicates something - its colors, shapes and composition - every single element is interpreted by the viewer. Playing with light exposure helps bring your artistic ideas and signature style to life.

Mastering Architecture and Real Estate Photography

Start a business photographing real estate photography jobs for architects, builders, and real estate agents

Created by Charlie Borland - Professional Photographer for 30+ years and Lighting Master

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Students: 18595, Price: $74.99

Students: 18595, Price:  Paid

New videos added 10/2020: Simplified sky replacement and the new Geometry transform tools.

What they are saying:

Hi Charlie,

I have just finished your course and I have to thank you. I try to be always updated and do a lot of online training. Your course was the best and most complete course I have done on Real Estate Photography.

Many congratulations on your course and for your concern in approaching all aspects of this subject in detail.

Rui Gomes from Portugal

The market for skilled photographers photographing jobs for real estate and architecture is huge. Business is booming in commercial and residential construction.

Homebuilders, property managers, construction companies, hospitals, retirement communities, hotels, manufacturing facilities, magazines, and real estate ventures all have a use for architecture and real estate photography. Architecture interiors is one of the most challenging subjects to compose and light. There are ambient light issues, color balance issues, and lighting issues.

For the photographer skilled at shooting quality photography, there is plenty of business photographing homes, real estate, and commercial properties for architects, builders, developers, and real estate agents.

Whoever you shoot for, it is all architecture photography in one form or another yet each property will have a unique set of challenges that will dictate your photographic approach. 

If you are planning to shoot architecture and real estate photography, then this online course is created just for you! 

This course is geared to intermediate through professional photographers. 

  • You'll receive a broad overview of:

  • Photographic lighting

  • Learn how to light room interiors

  • Compose a strong composition.

  • You will also learn how to see the light quality

  • How to manage highlights and shadows

  • How to choose the right lighting accessory for the scene

  • Why use an umbrella over a lightbox

  • and manage the color of various ambient light sources   

Join award-winning commercial photographer Charlie Borland as he shares his knowledge in a step-by-step approach to photographing architectural properties. 

You will learn how to light an interiors without the scene looking lit, how to manage lighting color balance, how to make the inside balance perfectly with the outside, how to find a storytelling angle, how to deal with poor light, how to fix bad color, how to work fast to be more profitable, and a whole lot more 

You will learn how to light when there is no place to put your lights. And, we'll show you the latest methods in using Photoshop to enhance and composite your images.   

 What's covered: 

  • The difference between real estate photography and architectural photography

  • How to see light and shadow.

  • The different qualities of light, color balance, and color correction.

  • The best equipment and how it works.

  • HDR for architecture photography

  • Which light best applies to your subject.

  • Lighting color management: How to mix strobe with ambient light.

  • Lighting in offices, manufacturing plants, and home environments.

  • The disappearing lights technique.

  • How to light with strobes and how to light with flash.

  • and how to use Photoshop to create photos you can't do in a single capture

  • 12 hours of video and pdf's

What will you learn? 

There are many ways to shoot architecture photography and the method you choose will be based on how your images will be used. Are they for a realtor, a home builder, a commercial developer, or maybe an architect? Depending on who you are shooting for will depend on how you approach the photography and this course covers many methods that can be applied to each type of client. 

  • You will learn how to shoot without supplemental light.

  • How to process a basic digital file quickly.

  • How to shoot for HDR.

  • How to process for HDR.

  • How to light a room with strobes.

  • How to deal with reflections.

  • How to replace lights, lamps, and windows.

  • How to fix distortion.

  • How to fix bad color.

  • How to light a room with flash.

  • How to shoot for Photoshop.

  • How to use the hide-a-light technique.

  • And many in-depth Photoshop techniques for beautiful architecture photography.

And...practice photo files are included for download so you can master the art of processing images.

 You will learn techniques that allow you to work quickly for low budget assignments and how to create beautiful architecture photography for high-end clients as well. 

Course requirements: 

Photoshop is used widely in the course and while you do not need to be an expert, some familiarity (primarily Layer Masking techniques} will make it easier for you. But if you are not that familiar with Photoshop, don't worry, we have some introductory Photoshop videos that will guide you along the way. 

 You will need a digital camera with a wide-angle lens. For full-frame sensor cameras a lens around 16-35 is perfect and if you have a cropped APS sensor camera then a wide-angle lens around 10-20 will work as well. If you don't have lenses in that range but do have a wide-angle lens then use it for the course and learn what you need for later purchase. You need a good tripod and a cable release or wireless device to trigger your camera. I also recommend wireless triggers to fire the strobe/flashes. 

 This course covers lighting extensively and includes several techniques. You will learn how to shoot architecture without lights, with strobes and umbrellas, also with a flash unit. 

Who’s the Instructor?   

There are many courses on how to be an amazing photographer, but how many are taught by true professionals who have a career and worked as a photographer?   

I was formally trained at Brooks Institute in the 1980s and have worked every day since. I have photographed for Fortune 500 companies, been published in countless magazines (you’ve probably heard of), and photographed Hollywood actors, pro athletes, politicians, hotels, well-known products, real estate, and more people, places, and things than I can recall.    

I have taught photo workshops across the USA and the Middle East. Founded two stock photo agencies, and sold thousands of stock photos. I love to teach and want to ensure you succeed and love photography as I do. You can trust me to teach you photography!

Are you ready to create stunning architecture photography?    

Then join me in this online adventure and in no time, you will gain a better understanding of how to create great photographs.   

Are you ready to discover simple and easy-to-follow strategies for creating effective real estate photography that I have used for 30 years in my professional business? 

Want to learn more about this course? Click to watch the video above.

Enroll today! Just click Take This Course now so you can get started right away! 

And you can review this course for FREE! And in case you did not know, there is a 30-day, 100% money-back guarantee, meaning there is NO RISK TO YOU!

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                                                                      THIS COURSE IS A UDEMY BEST SELLER!

Thank you Charlie!

I truly enjoyed the course very much and learned a lot. I just started shooting real estate photography professionally this year in January and just shot my 220th home this past week. I am really looking to expand to more towards Architects, Designers and Builders and your course has definitely helped me with all of the above. Thanks again for giving such great insight into your experience as a photographer.

Chris Burk 

"Hi Charlie, - I took your class online at Udemy, “Mastering Architecture and Real Estate Photography,” and it led to my first architectural shoot being a huge success.  Thank you for this clear, informative, extremely helpful class.  Getting this client, and doing a great job at it, was a pivotal point in my career.  I am grateful". - Warm regards, Steven S

"I have never seen such a detailed and comprehensive set of lessons in all my online experiences and I have been taking courses since 2005…….Don't look any further!" -Fran S. 

"Professor,
All I can say its WOW!!!, blown, great course, specially in the photo shop layering and masking. I take my hat off! There is not a single word I can say to express how grateful I am for you sharing your knowledge, I am doing everything you showed in this course in Real estate photography, specially in my Classic virtual tours, and this is great. Thank you Thank you Thank you." -Pedro

  I worked as a photographer + darkroom for 20 years and needed to transition to digital photography. This course has covered everything - camera use, interior / exterior lighting, equipment, photoshop, camera raw, photomix, creative solutions, photography workflow, pricing, time management (& more). I have worked offline applying each of the techniques. I couldn't have learned this much in a full-year photography course. Outstanding....Mitchell M.

"Hi Charlie.

Thanks a million, your course was/is absolutely awesome and I've learnt a lot. The best is I've already started applying the knowledge gained and it made a big difference in the way that I take photos as well as in the post processing stages.
I would recommend this course to everybody doing architectural and real estate photography. I'll definitely work through this course again and again, in order to learn as much as I can.
Thanks again!
Kind regards and have a great day."
Henk

"I have never seen such a detailed and comprehensive set of lessons in all my online experiences and I have been taking courses since 2005. The detail and explicit directions are just what the newbie needs. I have not engaged in architectural photography before and so this was a added bonus for me. I have previously taken courses with Charlie, and he is my ace when it comes to flash, but now also when I wish to learn more about photographing buildings and homes. Don't look any further!" -Fran S. 

  This course was the second tutorial that I purchased on architectural photography. The other course was by a photography blog and had "some" great information but it just wasn't the same as this course. The advantage of this course is Charlie's methodical pace and detailed instruction coupled with Udemy's convenient interface. I have watched this course on my desktop, phone, tablet, in a waiting room, in bed, in my shed, in my car, and all of the devices have tracked my progress flawlessly. On my other course all I received was the video footage, 2 files to edit and a rudimentary table of contents with time markers for topics covered. They didn't even put in chapter markers for me! The videos had to be loaded on each device I owned and I had to write down the minute markers where I left off to continue watching later. (Very frustrating and that course was over $100) If you're a busy professional and want a course that is ready whenever and wherever you are, this is great! Lastly, the deal I got on the course was ridiculous for such valuable content.
-Milton V.

Dear Mr Borland, 

  Your "Mastering Architecture and Real Estate Photography" course really helped me dramatically improve my real estate photography and bring it to a higher level.  I am currently working as a realtor in Athens Greece and looking at the photos of properties we have in the internet was really disappointing. Three months ago I decided to do something about it and I had a discussion with the owner of the Real Estate Agency and proposed to him to let me photograph at least the most expensive properties. Although I convinced him that I could do it and although I own a DSLR camera and have an experience with photography, I was feeling insecure about the quality of my photos. Therefore, I decided to search the internet for relevant courses and articles that might help me improve my RE photography and this is how I saw your course offered through Udemy. I immediately bought it and today I am so glad I did. It is very comprehensive and analytical, with a step-by-step guide of all the techniques you need to use in order to have a great result. It basically covers every aspect of Architecture and Real Estate Photography from the exterior to all the interior spaces and from a day to a dusk photo shoot of a property. The course has helped me a lot also with all the post processing techniques that it offers, which are again explained in a very comprehensive way. Going through all the lessons and applying all the techniques I learned through the course, with just the basic gear of a camera, wide angle lens and a tripod, gave me the confidence I was missing before purchasing the course. I have already done a few photo shoots for the company and every day I am being asked to shoot more and more properties. Thank you for helping me realize my dream, - Katerina. 

Beginner Photography Composition Course

Improve your photography by practicing photo composition techniques. Capture photos that stand out from the crowd!

Created by JP Teaches Photo . -

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Students: 17295, Price: $99.99

Students: 17295, Price:  Paid

Do you love photography but wish your pictures looked better, like the ones you see from other photographers on social media?

Are you looking for a fast and easy way to improve your photography skills?

Look no further. This photography composition class is a must for any beginner photographer, no matter what camera you use.

This course focuses on all the aspects of photography composition that will take your pictures from basic to extraordinary!

From specific techniques like: leading lines and the rule of thirds, to the basics of how to frame, use negative space, and creatively crop your photos, you'll learn very simple methods that will immediately improve your skills as a photographer. 

This course is appropriate for all cameras! Whether you're using a Digital SLR, 35mm film, or the camera on your phone, this class will help you improve the way you take pictures!

What photography composition techniques will you learn?

  • Backgrounds

  • Symmetry

  • Rule of Thirds

  • Leading Lines

  • Patterns

  • Point of View

  • Natural Frames

  • Negative Space

  • Creative Cropping

  • Color

  • Light

  • Texture

  • Disruption

  • Black & White

  • Flat Lay

  • and more!

By understanding these techniques, you'll capture better photos than ever before.

What do you get when you enroll?

  1. Two hours of easy-to-watch video lessons

  2. Practice activities to help you learn

  3. Downloadable cheat sheets and guides to help you out

  4. Premium support from instructors who care

  5. Access to our Photography & Friends community

  6. Lifetime updates to this course

By the end of this course you will be confident taking photos in any situation using professional composition techniques!

Who are the instructors?

Phil Ebiner, JP Pullos and Lydia Billings are professional photographers and teachers who have taught over one million students on Udemy how to improve their skills. With top-rated courses and a true passion for helping others, your instructors will do anything they can to make this an amazing learning experience.

Our happiness guarantee

We have a 30-day 100% money-back guarantee, so there's no reason to hesitate.

Enroll now and we'll see you in lesson 1!