Best Free Photography & Video Courses

Find the best online Free Photography & Video Courses for you. The courses are sorted based on popularity and user ratings. We do not allow paid placements in any of our rankings.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

Lightroom 5 Photographer Workflow

Master Lightroom 5. Learn how to bring your photos into Lightroom 5, get them organized, edit them and export your work.

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

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Students: 50816, Price: Free

Learn the latest techniques made possible in Lightroom 5 while learning a fast workflow from import to export. In this course, I teach you my complete process which includes importing photos, organization, editing and exporting images for print.

This course is an in-depth look at my post production workflow with an additional look at basic Lightroom features and new Lightroom 5 features. Learn how to process your images in a fraction of the time it would take you to process them in Photoshop.

The first step is importing and organizing your photos. A good workflow starts with organization. The next step is editing your photos. This is where most of your time gets consumed. In this course you are taught how to manage your photos quickly. If you are like me, you want to get back to shooting or better yet, your life. Lightroom was created to enhance the post production process.

Lightroom 5 is just one more step toward freedom from the lengthly post production process. Join me as I share what I have learned since I started with Photoshop Lightroom when it reased in Beta in 2006.

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

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.

Create a Gorgeous Photography Site with SmugMug in 90 mins

Easy to Follow Screencasts with Step-By-Step Instructions for creating your own custom photography website.

Created by Ryan Oakley - Photography Nerd, Entrepreneur and Teacher (On The Side)

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Students: 39422, Price: Free

Your photos deserve the best.

But if your photos are stuck on your camera or hidden away in your computer where no one can enjoy them, then that is very sad indeed.

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Hey, here's an idea! Let's build you a website through smugmug customization where you can share your photos and videos in all their glory!

Oh - Does creating your own photography website seem a little daunting?

I hear ya - it can be.

But no worries. I'm here to help! I can teach you how to build your very own, gorgeous photography website with this smugmug customization course - in less than 90 minutes!

With your new photography website you'll have:

  • A site that makes your photos look amazing
  • A site that will protect your images with right-click-protection, and password security
  • A site that you can sell your photos - and make a little cash!
  • A site that will allow you to upload and share hi-res photos and HD videos
  • Learn smugmug customization and make your own
  • A site built on a platform trusted by thousands of photographers

In this course I'm going to show you how to create a really great looking, user friendly photography website.

What are you waiting for? Let's get started!

What Others Are Saying About This Smugmug Customization Course

“I would be so lost without these videos! I really like the simplicity of the site. Nice and clean! Thanks!” - Shaylynn Grant, Shaylynn Grant Photography

“This is the most comprehensive set of vids I’ve seen on SmugMug from start to finish.” - Will Randolph, Helios Digital Imaging & Graphic Design

“I just spent the last couple of hours on your tutorial. Thank you so much for spending the time and effort to create this. It is providing just the kind of direction that I needed. I am up to step six and will work the rest of the way through tomorrow night. You rock!” – Sam

“Ryan, What an awesome tutorial! I used your tutorial to learn how to set up my smugmug site. My site is not a wedding site, so it is helpful for any site. Thanks so much for sharing your expertise!” - Jo

“I have had a SM account for 2 years, taken a web design class, and I still could not filter through the potpourri of data to customize my site by myself.  I paid $ for similiar information that does not even work, and you shared it for free and it works. Thank you so much for this invaluable easy to understand information.” – Lifetimecompositions

Enhancing Photos for Complete Beginners

Learn the absolute basics about enhancing your photos

Created by Simon Foster - Designer

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Students: 37841, Price: Free

'I want to improve my photos. I've looked at one or two programs like Photoshop but all of them are just a confusing mass of buttons. Where do I even begin to understand what to do?'

If you've asked yourself anything like this question, then right here is where you start. This free course guides you through the basics of how to go about improving your photos. You will be guided by someone with 30+ years experience of using image editing software and I'll show you the steps you need to take to make your photos shine. I'll show you using programs like Photoshop Elements, Affinity Photo and Pixelmator because it's all about the processes involved, not which buttons to press. I've selected techniques that you can apply to just about any image editing program so you have the flexibility to choose which software is right for you.

Ten videos at five minutes apiece, this course is designed to be as short as possible so you can pick up knowledge quickly. It has one simple aim; to get you over that first intimidating hurdle when faced with an image editing program that seems to offer endless possibilities but no way of understanding what to do with it. This course is the first steps course and is designed to follow naturally on to other courses I offer at Udemy for all the software you see here. It's not a scattergun approach to learning - a Youtube tutorial here, a technique there. It's a solid method of where to start, what to do next, and how to make your photos better than you ever thought they could be. See you on the course!

Using a Photographic Light Meter

How to use your hand-held light meter in digital photography. Specifically created for beginners.

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

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Students: 37053, Price: Free

NOTE: this class is given freely to all photographers who want to know how to use their light meter in digital photography... it is simply produced and is more informational than glossy. It will be continuously updated when new materials become available.

This course is designed for those photographers who have just begun using a hand held light meter or who may not know what to do with their meters. or why they are important and useful tools for making images.

The light meter is a device that measures the intensity of light, whether that light is being reflected from a subject (reflected light) or falling upon the subject (ambient or "incident" light). The light meter is a tool that helps a photographer create more accuracy in exposures.

We take a very close look at all the ways a light meter can help a photographer develop a stronger understanding of the light, as well as learning how the different tonalities are expressed through a light meter.

Real world examples and some simple and fun exercises will help the beginning light meter user develop good habits, and stronger lighting.

From reflected light readings to "placing the exposure" for maximum artistic presentation to using the ambient dome for flash in studio, this course is a simple to follow discussion of meters.

NOTE: We do not discuss the operation of any specific (Brand) kind of meters. You will still be required to read your manual to find out how to set your specific meter up, and the specific ways it works. But all meters DO the basic same things, and that is what we discuss on this course.

We use video and a few PDF's to show how to use a light meter in both reflective and ambient modes. There are three exercises to be done by the student that will help them learn their specific meter.

The course should be done in order, and there is over 2 hours of video content as well as PDF documents for your files.

If you are ready to learn to use a meter, to take control of your exposure this course is for you. Many photographers will tell you that 'chimping' is all you need to do. I disagree... there are far more reasons to use a light meter than merely exposure... and we will discuss them in this class.

The class is free... enjoy and keep shooting.

Thank you,

Don Giannatti

Photo Editing on the Cheap

The Pixelmator Crash Course. Because Photoshop is way too expensive.

Created by Jeremy Shuback - Animation Director

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Students: 35887, Price: Free

If you're looking to learn how to edit photos, but don't want to shell out the money for Photoshop, Pixelmator is a fantastic alternative.

This course covers:

  • Basic Color Correction
  • How to take Objects out of an Image
  • Isolating Parts of an Image
  • Working with Layers
  • Working with Selection

From Story to Screen: Producing a Professional Short Film

Step-by-step guide to producing a professional short film you can be proud of.

Created by Vicki Lau - Multi-Hyphenate Artist, VFX Pro, TEDx Speaker, Author

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Students: 34005, Price: Free

How do you start from an idea and 1 you to 40+ crew members, and with more than 10,000 audience members and viewers of your short film?

If you aspire to make a short film that is not just going to be unseen, this course will reveal the steps, tips and tricks to making a professional short film that goes beyond the amateur film space and into the limelight of being seen.

Learn How to Create Your Short Story from Scratch, Avoid the Mistakes Made by Amateurs.

Learn through my very own directorial short debut sample The Painter (2014) on the extra steps and care that goes into creating a professional short production, as well as detailed production information you may need, to eventually work on bigger productions of your own.

Why This Course?

  • Taught by someone who used to be in your position, but has amassed 40 crew members out of nowhere, screened at multiple film festivals, all this, being just her first directorial debut short film
  • Step-by-step guide with actual production information and documents used
  • Detail insights and know-hows that would save you time and money when producing on a shoestring budget
  • Networking and open collaboration opportunities with instructor and students

 

Learn How to Become the Professional Short Filmmaker Everyone Wants to Work With.

You will Learn How:

  • To develop your own story idea
  • To plan for development and pre-production
  • Storyboards, budgeting and documentation come together
  • Find your cast and crew with little to no budget
  • Film insurances work
  • To shoot and wrap-up production
  • To plan for visual effects and sound in post-production
  • To plan for your short film release

Complete with additional resources, and a fun and engaging teaching style, students who complete the course will also be awarded with a bonus section - kind of like that bonus clip you sit through the entire credit roll at the end of a film.

If you participate in this course, you will walk away becoming more enlightened and empowered with these new insights and knowledge on how to professionally produce your own short story idea in your head to the silver screen.

The best part of it all - this course is utterly and ridiculously FREE.

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

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.

Learn How to Use Premiere Pro CC – For Beginners

New to Premiere Pro? No problem. Learn to create amazing videos in under 1 hour! Brought to you by Motion Array .com

Created by Jordan Dueck - Media Creator At Motion Array - Filmmaker and Video Editor

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Students: 32362, Price: Free

This course is designed to teach you the basics of Premiere Pro quickly and easily.  We're going to go through everything you need to to create an amazing video including:

- Learning the Software Interface

- Importing Footage

- Adding Basic Effects And Adjustments

- Manipulating Your Footage

- Adding Titles And Graphics

- Making Audio Adjustments

- Color Correcting Your Footage

- How To Review And Export Your Finished Work

By the end of this course, you should be comfortable to create an entire video on your own!  We hope you enjoy taking this course with us!  

- Motion Array Team

Motion Array .com 

GIMP Crash Course for Beginners!

Learn the basics of GIMP. Setup to look like Photoshop. Learn how to use files and layers.

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

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Students: 30307, Price: Free

Hello and welcome to my GIMP crash course.

In this GIMP course, you'll learn how to install for both a MAC and a PC.  Once installed, I'll show you how to make the GIMP interface look more like Photoshop.  This is huge if you ever plan on upgrading to Photoshop or if you're downgrading instead.

GIMP has it's own type of file format for saving layered files.  You'll learn what it is, how to use it and how to use other file types.

Then, you will learn the basics of layers and how to use them in GIMP.

This GIMP crash course was designed for beginners only.  If you already have GIMP installed and/or know how to change the interface, how to use file types and use layers, then this course is not for you.

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

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

The Ultimate GIMP2.10 Guide ► Please read my Instructor bio!

Lecture 6 has fallen out; please read my Instructor bio for a solution. Thank you. (My bio is on my Course Landing page)

Created by Bernard 't Hooft - Gimp& Nik Collection integration, professional photo editing

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Students: 29083, Price: Free

Have you always wanted to do the things the pro's are doing? Now you can!

Welcome to the most in depth Gimp course on Udemy. In this course I will cover all aspects of photo editing, I have learned in the last 15 years working in the field of professional photo editing, and I will leave no stone unturned. I will show you everything in easy to follow steps. 

In this Gimp course 'The Ultimate GIMP2.10 Guide', you will learn: 

How to configure GIMP 2.10 to make it act as Photoshop, how to improve and correct photographs professionally, how to work with layers, how to crop images, how to resize images, how to save images for web, how to save images for print, and how to make PDF's. You will learn professional retouching, like skin retouching with frequency separation, Liquify (for example to make someone thinner), how to let the program remove objects, and how to remove objects with the clone and heal tool.

You will learn how to use masks, and how to make selections. In Section 5 (Google plugins) you will learn how to make professional 'single click' selections using the 'U-point technology', that give photorealistic results (this is not possible in Photoshop). You will learn how to use text, how to make e-book covers, how to sharpen an image, how to create professional black and white images, and how to remove noise. You will learn everything about blending modes, selecting hair, gradients, patterns, using a tablet, brushes, dodging and burning, color theory,  and much more! 

And if you have ANY questions, please let me now. I am here for you!

Video Editing For Beginners: Learn How To Edit

Learn the world of Video Editing and Start Editing Today!

Created by Christian Figueroa - Achieve Life Transformation

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Students: 25545, Price: Free

WELCOME TO Video Editing For Beginners: Learning How To Edit!

This is the Video Editing course for those who desire who to learn Video Editing!

This course will give you the tools and information to learn more about the course!

This course will cover everything about video editing;

  • What is Video Editing?

  • What are Transitions?

  • What is the Best Editing Software for Me?

  • What are Screen Formats?

  • What are Frame Rates?

  • And So Much More!

Also you will receive additional information on any question you have.

But Why Me?

My name is Christian Figueroa, I studied my bachelors in Film-making and Video Editing! I had created videos for company's and brands. Even though this is awesome, I always had a desire to teach others what I know. That's why I created this course so you can start learning and editing right away!

Enroll and I will see you inside!

Thanks,

Christian

#Video Editing 101

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

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.

A Guide to Accessories for DSLRs

Learn what to use to make your DSLR experience the best it can be.

Created by Michael Andrew - Photography Instructor

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Students: 24283, Price: Free

This course covers DSLR accessories that you may be interested in if you recently purchased a camera. This is a comprehensive course, and you don't need any more information than basic information about DSLRs. If you're feeling lost about what kind of accessories you should buy for your needs, this is the course for you!

Accessories are helpful (and often essential) for many types of shooting scenarios. Additionally, each kind of DSLR accessory is different and is used in different settings. We'll discuss what kinds of accessories there are and how each are used, especially with different kinds of situations and techniques.

This course is chock full of helpful resources within the lesson videos, including links to helpful third-party websites, diagrams, and hands-on examples.

Below is the full course index:

Section 1: Introduction – Learning from the Start

  • Introduction (1:20)
  • The Essentials (5:11)
  • Kit Lenses and Finding the Right Gear (7:26)
  • Memory Cards (6:53)
  • Worthwhile Investments (9:56)
  • Photographer’s Contract Maker (2:48)

Section 2: Gear Maintenance

  • Storage Solutions and Cleaning Your Gear (9:34)
  • Deep Cleaning Lenses (8:24)
  • Cleaning the Sensor (5:55)

Section 3: Support and Stabilization

  • Tripods (7:50)
  • More Types of Stabilization (7:20)
  • Straps (2:00)

Section 4: Lenses and Lens Accessories

  • Lens Crash Course (7:37)
  • Lens Accessories (9:34)
  • Filters (6:17)

Section 5: Light

  • External Flashes, Reflectors, and More (8:18)
  • Studio Lighting Gear (8:52)
  • Four-Way Studio Lighting (3:45)

Section 6: Conclusion

  • Miscellaneous Accessories (8:58)
  • Wrap Up and Conclusion (1:21)

At a comfortable pace, the course should take about half a week to complete, though it can certainly be done in less or greater time, depending on your learning style.

You should be familiar with some basic terminology regarding accessories, such as "lens," and "tripod," though these terms will be explained in the course.

Ultimately, it's our end goal to prepare you to have a clear idea of what kind of accessories you need, and for you to know what the best kind of equipment is, and how to use, maintain, and enjoy it. If you've been waiting to learn about the kinds of DSLR accessories you'll need in photography, we look forward to seeing you in this course.

How to Record and Edit Video Content for Beginners

A Content Creator's Guide to Video Editing for Quality YouTube Videos, Online Courses, and Social Media Videos

Created by Bryan Guerra - I Help People Start Home Businesses

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Students: 23597, Price: Free

Whether you want to start a YouTube Channel, create Online Courses, create better videos for social media, or whatever....you'll need to learn how to record videos, as well as edit them.

That's exactly what this Course will teach you how to do. Here's a summary of what you'll learn: 

How to Record Your Own Videos

  • How to Screen Record Videos for YouTube or Online Courses

  • The 3 Main Ways You Can Record Videos

  • The Best Starter Equipment for New YouTubers and Online Course Creators

  • Another Great Way to Record Amazing Videos

How to Edit Videos with Shotcut (the best free video editing software out there currently)

  • Different Editing Software & Why I Recommend Shotcut for Beginners

  • Why Editing Software is Important

  • The Best Way to Start

  • How to Add Files and Order Files in Shotcut

  • How to Cut Video Content in an Editor

  • How to Layer Different Video and Audio Tracks

  • How to Render and Export Your Video Properly

How to Edit Videos with Adobe Premiere Pro

  • Why Editing Software is Important

  • How to Add Files and Order Files in Adobe Premiere Pro

  • How to Sync Audio and Video Files if You Upload them Separately

  • How to Cut Video Content in an Editor

  • How to Layer Different Video and Audio Tracks

  • How to Render and Export Your Video Properly

Phantom & Mavic Filmschool Sample – intro to Litchi

Get a taste of what you can learn on the popular Phantom Filmschool courses on how to master your drone & get pro shots

Created by Laurence Seberini - Aerial videographer

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Students: 22225, Price: Free

                                                                      **Compatible with all Mavic, Phantom 3/4 & Inspire models**                                                      

Jacerace

"Awesome, learned more watching this than all the videos I searched on youtube, and the instruction videos on DJI's website. Thanks a ton!!!!

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Jan Froslev

"Its a excellent course, and best of all... Its free.. Yep.. 2 hour course, and its all free. I was amazed, and thought, yeah right! There must be some catch in it, prob. alot of commercials, but no advertising to my surprise. So 5 full earned stars from me. And its PRO all in"

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Would you like to be able to shoot pro cinematic footage with your Phantom or Inspire drone? 

You can learn everything there is to know  about doing this on the Litchi app if you take the Phantom Filmschool courses.

There are 3 Phantom Filmschool courses each dealing with different aspects of aerial photography and videography.

 This is a sample course to give you an idea of what the Phantom Filmschool 1 course is like so you can see for yourself if you are keen to take the course and become a pro!

The Phantom Filmschool courses are designed in such a way to give you the fastest and easiest methods to master aerial photography and videography with your drone. 

How to VLOG & Grow a YouTube Following

Learn the tips that got me 100k+ followers

Created by Jeven Dovey - Adventure Filmmaker & YouTuber

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Students: 21400, Price: Free

Your beginners guide on HOW TO VLOG.  This course is completely free to get you up and running with the knowledge you need to start making some awesome content online. You will learn how to Shoot, Edit, & Create engaging Videos

 Learn Vlogging from a YouTuber with over 110,000+ Followers on Youtube!

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Here is what you will learn in my course:

1. The gear needed to vlog
2. How to shoot a vlog
3. How to edit a vlog
4. How to upload and share to get people to watch
Most Importantly
5. What I've learned from 2 years of vlogging! 

Who is the target audience?

  • This course is for anyone who wants to start vlogging and create a successful YouTube Channel!
  • The person that is ready to start filming right now! 

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"Vlogging is something we can all find success with!  I spent over 3 years creating YouTube videos and finally found a formula that works.  This course shares my insight so that you can find success the way I have."

-Jeven Dovey

After Effects CC for Beginners – The Basics of After Effects

Learn the basics of After Effects in this complete beginner's course! Learn After Effects in under 1 Hour!

Created by Jordan Dueck - Media Creator At Motion Array - Filmmaker and Video Editor

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Students: 20923, Price: Free

This course is designed to teach you the basics of After Effects quickly and easily.  We're going to go through everything you need to to create an amazing video including:

- Learning the Software Interface

- Working With Layers

- Adding Basic Effects And Adjustments

- Manipulating Your Footage

- Adding Titles And Graphics

- Masking

- Parenting and Animation

- How To Review And Export Your Finished Work

- How to use Adobe Dynamic Link to work on footage between Premiere Pro and After Effects

By the end of this course, you should be comfortable to create an entire video on your own inside of After Effects!  We hope you enjoy taking this course with us!  

- Motion Array Team

Motion Array .com 

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

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

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

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.

How to Edit Videos [Free and Paid Options]

How to Edit Videos on either Adobe Premiere Pro or Shotuct [The Best Free and Paid Video Editing Software Out There]

Created by Bryan Guerra - I Help People Start Home Businesses

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Students: 17802, Price: Free

How to Edit Videos [Free and Paid Options] - How to Edit Videos on either Adobe Premiere Pro or Shotuct

Whether you want to learn video editing to start a YouTube Channel, create Online Courses, create better videos for social media, etc...

That's exactly what this Course will teach you how to do. Here's a summary of what you'll learn: 

How to Edit Videos with Shotcut (the best free video editing software out there currently)

  • Different Editing Software and Why I Recommend Shotcut for Beginners

  • Why Editing Software is Important

  • The Best Way to Start

  • How to Add Files and Order Files in Shotcut

  • How to Cut Video Content in an Editor

  • How to Layer Different Video and Audio Tracks

  • How to Render and Export Your Video Properly

  • and many other things!

How to Edit Videos with Adobe Premiere Pro

  • Why Editing Software is Important

  • How to Add Files and Order Files in Adobe Premiere Pro

  • How to Sync Audio and Video Files if You Upload them Separately

  • How to Cut Video Content in an Editor

  • How to Layer Different Video and Audio Tracks

  • How to Render and Export Your Video Properly

  • and many other things!

Video Editors: Learn 3D Video Compositing

Learn about instant video background removal (chroma key), special effects layering and 3D video compositing

Created by Reallusion Inc - Software Developers & Trainers

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Students: 17554, Price: Free

Now everyday video editors can learn about instant transparent videos, real-time animation with 3D video compositing for virtual newsrooms, broadcast graphics, & chroma key effects without prior 3D animation experience or expensive tools. Learn to easily combine virtual sets with real video footage of yourself, or a spokesperson, for professional video broadcasts without the need for expensive on-location studio fees.

In this course you will learn to use iClone 3D animation tool, along with popVideo 3 an instant video background removal tool, to composite real video footage with special video effects and CG assets inside a virtual 3D space.

The course is structured in an intuitive and logical way where you first receive a quick introduction of the software, followed by a step-by-step guide that will only take a couple of days. This course is designed for general video editors that wish to delve into the world of instant 3D compositing, but it can also be easily picked up by almost anyone regardless of your past experience or skill level. 

Photo Editing With The iPhone

Learn how to edit photos like a Pro on your iPhone

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

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Students: 17177, Price: Free

Learn how to make your photos pop by editing them directly on your iPhone.

In this course you will learn how to edit photos in a variety of apps on your iPhone. From the default iPhone Photos app to Photoshop apps, you will learn to take a regular smartphone photo and make it much more vibrant.

Photo editing apps have came a long way and are very powerful tools for editing photos. Gone are the days of transferring photos to your computer to edit, now you can create detailed edits in the palm of your hand.

Learn how to use Lightroom Mobile, Adobe Photoshop Express, Snapseed, Pixelmator for iPhone, Photoshop Fix and Enlight. These apps give you the tools you need to create stunning images without the need of a traditional computer. Capture your photos, edit them, and share them to social media directly from your phone.

You do not need all of these apps. Simply pick and choose the apps you want to use. In this course, I wanted to share the apps I spend most of my time in. These apps are some of the most powerful and have the best layout for getting edits done quickly.

Most of these apps are also available on Android, so if you are an Android user, feel free to take this course and watch the videos related to the apps available to you.

Get started now, and learn how to edit photos like a pro on your smartphone.

To see many of my smartphone edited photos, follow me on Instagram: @jeradhillphoto

7 Ingredients for Awesome Photography – Take Better Photos

Photography. Learn how to take better photos by learning the essential 7 ingredients for awesome photos.

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

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Students: 14923, Price: Free

Photography.  Learn the 7 secret ingredients for awesome photos, every time.

Are you ready to take back creative control from your camera and capture your creative vision?  As a pro photographer, for 30 years, I'll share the 7 secret ingredients for better photos. 

Once you've completed this class you'll be able to take awesome photos, every time.

How To Use Adobe Premiere Pro: For Beginners

Getting Started with Adobe Premiere Pro. Learn to make your own videos.

Created by David Reilly - Udemy Instructor

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Students: 14837, Price: Free

In this beginners guide editing course, I will take you through the basic skills using Adobe Premiere Pro. You can be editing on a Mac or a PC with any version of Adobe Premiere Pro (cs3, cs4, cs5, cs6, cc, etc) to learn in this course. This course will cover everything you need to know to start video editing:

  • Adobe Premiere Pro Overview
  • Starting a Project
  • Timeline and Basic Editing Tools
  • and much more!

I look forward to teaching you! Let me know if you have any questions.

Adobe Premiere Pro is a timeline-based video editing software application. It is part of the Adobe Creative Cloud, which includes video editing, graphic design, and web development programs.