Best Free Portrait Photography Courses

Find the best online Free Portrait 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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

Creative Photoshop Portrait Retouching

Creative Photoshop Portrait Retouching - With no experience or prior knowledge.

Created by Manfred Werner - Photographer, Retoucher and Photoshop Instructor

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Students: 15926, Price: Free

CREATIVE PORTRAIT RETOUCHING – ACHIEVE THE MOST DESIRED LOOK

  • MORE THAN 4700 STUDENTS HAVE ENROLLED ALREADY
  • 50+ Min PHOTOSHOP LESSONS " Making Photoshop Fun & Easy "
  • 30+ 5 Star Reviews from really happy & satisfied students
  • No Prior Photoshop knowledge needed "Guaranteed"
  • Full & free lifetime access to the complete course
  • All future & additional lectures will always be free of charge
  • No illustrator, plugins or other software is needed "You only need Photoshop"

STOP WASTING YOUR TIME AND LEARN THESE QUICK TIPS TODAY?

  • AND DO IT EASILY AND INSTANTLY?
  • AND WITH ALL PHOTOSHOP STEPS REVEALED?
  • AND WITH NO PRIOR PHOTOSHOP KNOWLEDGE!
  • AND TAKE YOUR IMAGE FORM BLAA TO WOW!

--------------------------- ” Then this course is for you ” -------------------------------


What This Course Entails:

I will teach you how to get into Photoshop, so don’t worry if you don’t have prior experience with Photoshop or other Plugins. Follow my lead and I’ll teach you to be good at it! “Seriously”

All my Photoshop instructions form part of a comprehensive guide that can help you to accomplish your goals by applying these skills. During the lesson you get to eavesdrop as I work, giving you some insight as to how I work and what I do.


The idea is to make photoshop retouching fun and simple! "Anyone can do this"


Whether you have previous experience with Photoshop or not, it doesn't matter. Apply your knowledge for half an hour a day and you could be making huge improvements or even extra cash, just like me.


"And I'm not kidding when I say that you need nothing but Photoshop!"


All future extra lectures and upgrades are always included for free. Unconditional Udemy 30 day money-back guarantee - that's my personal promise of your success!

You'll learn

  1. How to work with advanced Photoshop / retouching tools
  2. How to create amazing color grades
  3. How to work with Photoshop Plugins " The best once out there"
  4. How to work with the best dodge & burn techniques
  5. How to work with advanced technique on adjustment layers
  6. How to create amazing light effects
  7. How to work & create light flares "The best out there"

... and much, much more!


Intrigued yet? Then keep reading!

As with all my courses: the initial low price will increase shortly. This one is currently $60 and it will soon upgrade to $90 so join in now! "You will have unlimited lifetime access at no extra cost" Not just that; all future additional lectures, bonuses, etc in this course are always free.

There's an unconditional, no-questions-asked full 30-day money-back guarantee! I'm known for always offering support in Udemy, so feel free to shout out if you're stuck or need assistance. "I'm here to help"

One final note:

My goal is to teach you Photoshop, so don't stress about not having worked in Photoshop before. "I do my best to make it simple & fun"


I've crammed all my portrait knowledge into +50 Min Photoshop tutorials!


After going through this course you'll be able to apply your new skills to Photoshop any portrait and make some extra cash along the way.

All you have to do is click on the "take this course" button on the top right corner. You have nothing to lose. In fact, you've got a lot to gain!

Thank you, Manni

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.

Master Adobe Photoshop Color Grading & Retouching

Achieve an Amazing photoshop pop look on your images with these simple retouching techniques.

Created by Manfred Werner - Photographer, Retoucher and Photoshop Instructor

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Students: 11225, Price: Free

BRINGING THE WOW LOOK BACK TO YOUR IMAGES - SUPER EASY

  • Brand New Retouching Course "Just launched 10th October 2014"
  • Over 2+ Hours of retouching lessons "Anyone can do it"
  • All Lessons include step by step in video instructions!
  • Includes all raw & psd files which you can profit from - Instantly!
  • No Prior Photoshop Skills Needed "guaranteed"
  • Full & free lifetime access to the complete course
  • All future & additional lectures will always be "for free"

ARE YOU STRUGGLING TO BRING BACK THE WOW LOOK?

  • AND MASSIVELY WANT TO IMPROVE ON TECHNIQUES?
  • AND DO IT EASILY AND INSTANTLY?
  • AND BE ABLE TO APPLY IT TO YOUR OWN IMAGES?
  • AND WITH NO PRIOR PHOTOSHOP KNOWLEDGE

--------------------------- ” Then this course is for you ” -------------------------------

What This Course Entails:

I will teach you how to upgrade your simple retouching skills, so don’t worry if you don’t have prior experience with retouching or other skills. Follow my lead and I’ll teach you to be good at it! “Seriously”

All my retouching instructions form part of a comprehensive guide that can help you to accomplish your goals by applying these techniques. During all the lessons you get to eavesdrop as I work, giving you all insight as to how I work and what I do.


The idea is to teach you how to create an amazing retouch. May this be for your images or for a clients. The aim is to teach you how to get that awesome wow / pop look onto the images with a few simple photoshop techniques.


Whether you have previous experience with photoshop or not, it doesn't matter. Apply your knowledge for an hour a day and you could be making huge improvements or even extra cash, as a retoucher just like me.

"And I'm not kidding when I say that you need no previous retouching experience! "You just need to Practice the techniques"

All future extra lectures and upgrades are always included for free. Unconditional Udemy 30 day money-back guarantee - that's my personal promise of your success!

You'll learn

  1. How to create simple, but amazing wow looks on your images "Guaranteed"
  2. How to photograph such an image & setup the light setup
  3. How to do basic raw conversions, image preparations & notes
  4. How to clean skin and apply detailed sharpness through out the image
  5. How build, control and refine light on the overall image
  6. How to do manual sharpness and plugin sharpness
  7. How to apply dodge & burn techniques on darker skin
  8. How to certain techniques that brighten up the overall image look "Bring the wow factor in"
  9. How to apply amazing color grades & effects
  10. How to apply an overall image pop and final adjustments

... and much, much more!


Intrigued yet? Then keep reading!

As with all my courses: the initial low price will increase shortly. This one is currently $30 and it will next upgrade to $45 so join in now! "You will have unlimited lifetime access at no extra cost "Not just that; all future additional lectures, bonuses, etc in this course are always free.

There's an unconditional, no-questions-asked full 30-day money-back guarantee! I'm known for always offering support on Udemy, so feel free to shout out if you're stuck or need assistance. "I'm here to help"

One final note:

My goal is to teach you how to achieve an amazing look with any image, so don't stress about not having done retouching work before. "I do my best to make it simple, informative & fun"

After going through this course you'll be able to apply your new retouching skills to retouch any dramatic image and make some extra cash along the way.

All you have to do is click on the "take this course" button on the top right corner. You have nothing to lose. In fact, you've got a lot to gain.

Thank you,

Manni

Contact Sheets: Begin to take & select great street photos

Learn the whole photography process: think through the shots, work the scene, and determine what are the best photos.

Created by Thomas Leuthard - Streetphotography

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Students: 10959, Price: Free

This course is about working the scene in street photography. You will learn how I composed some of my best photographs and why I selected the right frame. The course contains several lectures which show the creation and editing of one of my photographs. Sometimes I take 10 shots, sometimes I take over 50 shots. I will explain in full detail why I did what I did and you will learn more about my approach in street photography.

  • Have an insight view on how I approach a scene
  • Learn why it is important to work a scene in street photography
  • See all the frames I took for that final frame
  • Learn why I was doing what I was doing
  • Explore how the final shot was worked out
  • See the before/after post processing version

From Photo to DVD – Preserving those Precious Memories

Improving your digital photography techniques, enhancing photos with Photoshop and creating videos with Premiere

Created by Rick Phillips - PhD with 25+ years computer industry experience

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Students: 6108, Price: Free

“From Photo to DVD – Preserving Those Precious Memories”
covers three primary topics.  First, we’ll
explore some techniques and strategies for taking better digital photos.  We’ll take a moderately deep dive into portrait
and landscape photography and an overview look at sports, low-light and
underwater photography.  Next, we’ll
explore the editing of photos using Adobe’s Photoshop Elements.  We begin simply with things like cropping, light and color adjustments.  By the time
we’re finished we’ll have explored photo merges, panoramas, special effects and
even creating your own images from scratch. 
We conclude the course with a look at creating high quality videos and
DVDs with Adobe’s Premiere Elements. 
Again we start simply with things like single-threaded timelines, music,
narration and transitions.  By the time
we conclude you will be creating photo montages, utilizing multiple,
simultaneous timelines and creating your own menus.  It should all be great fun.

The course is best suited for individuals familiar with
digital photography, but seeking to improve their skills.  No prior knowledge of photo or video editing
is required.  Similarly, Adobe’s
Photoshop and Premiere Elements are not required.  The download and installation of the free
trial versions of each of these products is described within the course.

Rick Phillips, Ph.D., the instructor for this course,
describes himself as “someone who doesn’t always color within the lines.”  He is energetic and entertaining, but will
likely challenge you within every section to expand your understanding and explore the
world around you.  As Rick is known to
say, “have some fun out there, but Keep On Learning!”

Light Painting In 360 With The Ricoh Theta S

Learn How To Draw Pictures In The Sky With This Incredible 360 Photography Style

Created by Ben Claremont - 360 Videographer & Photographer

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Students: 5766, Price: Free

So you've bought the Ricoh Theta S camera and want to take your 360 photography skills to the next level. With 360 gaining popularity so rapidly, it's essential to broaden your creative skillset if you really want your work stand out from the crowd.

As someone fortunate enough to have one of the top Instagram accounts in the 360 niche, i can tell you that my success has been no coincidence. The reason i got to the top was because i keenly observed what the most popular photo styles were over the years, and took note of what people responded to the best. My most popular Instagram photos ever were mostly light paintings, and the extra attention they brought me, helped me get discovered as a serious name in the photography world.

In this brand new course by LIFE in 360, i'm going to teach you EVERYTHING i know about light painting, as i embark upon a an important assignment for Ricoh, on one of their big social media campaigns. The end result became one of their most popular images ever, and this course will walk you through every step of the journey i took to snap it. You've seen our 360 tutorials on Youtube, and now we take it to the NEXT level for our advanced Theta S users. By the end of this course, you will have a broad knowledge of 360 light painting, accompanied by the technical skills and know-how necessary to execute the same stunning images with your own camera.

10 Do’s & Don’ts in Photography

Camera Care & Accessories

Created by Beyond Photography - Professional Photography

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Students: 5545, Price: Free

This series of videos showcases the top Do's and Don'ts in Photography. AND

DSLRs, like any other equipment requires some maintenence to ensure it is in working order. And while DSLRs are built to withstand a range of conditions, keeping your camera and lenses free of grit and grime can obviously improve the functionality and durability of your equipment.

These series of videos will take you through the steps to properly clean your camera and your lenses. You will also be introduced to several vital accessories that will be required to make full use of your gear.

Learn Mobile Photography Techniques For Jaw-Dropping Photos

The Secret Techniques To Outstanding Mobile Photography (Samsung S21 Ultra)

Created by Mobile Photography Expert - Smarthphone Photography Expert

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Students: 3614, Price: Free

Finally, World Class Techniques For Taking Better Photos With Your Mobile Phone.

This mobile photography course will show you everything you need to know to take stunning photos with nothing more than an mobile phone. It is designed to show you practical tutorials so that you can easily learn how to apply the killer techniques in this course.

Learn The Secret Techniques Outlined in This Course and Take Your Mobile Photography To The Next Level.

Photography is not about the gear or mobile so much it is more about learning how to compose your photos. You must remember a camera is just a tool and you can either take great photos or terrible ones.

Capture Memorable Photos That Your Friends and Family Will Love...

This course is designed for:

-Photography Beginners that have little experience and want to learn how to take better photos with their phone without learning technical photography.

Learn The Techniques in This Course and develop your Photography Skills for life.

You'll learn the key composition techniques the pros use to take professional mobile photos. There are also plenty of tips and tricks that you can apply to make your photos visually appealing. This course gets practical with screen recordings showing exactly the steps you need to take for better photos.

Basic Photography Lessons by Piyush Pande

A photography course for anyone of any age!

Created by Piyush Pande - Film maker, Photography Teacher

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Students: 2824, Price: Free

Welcome to he basic Photography Lesson by Piyush Pande Films. This course is for everyone who wants to take the first step into the world of digital photography and pursue Photography as a profession or a passion. With a mix of theory and practical sessions you will be able to learn different settings in the camera and understand different ways to take different types of photography. So come and join us and become a pro in Photography. 

iPhone Camera Tips, Tricks and Settings

Be better with your phone!

Created by Rob Price - Music Teacher

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Students: 2336, Price: Free

In this course, you will learn all about your iPhone camera, how to set it up and the best ways to use it.

Based on iPhones from iPhone 8 up. I use an iPhone XR to demonstrate.

Be better with your phone, learn new things and make your photos and videos better.
All you need is an iPhone and you can start today!

Artistic Digital Portrait Painting

Concise and unique course on digitally painting photo-realistic portraits for beginners to advanced

Created by EITCA Academy - European IT Certification Academy

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Students: 1604, Price: Free

A practical and complete course on painting appealing and photo-realistic digital portraits by an experienced digital artist specialized in portraiting.

The course contains 10 parts, each part under 10 minutes of video content, featuring a beginner to advanced introduction to the techniques and best practices in painting artistic digital portraits. The program of the course is following:

  1. Skin tones: choosing skin colours, creating palettes, using the colour wheel in graphic software to help choose the right tones, using non-standard colours for skin.

  2. Eyes: eye shapes and proportions, anatomy, perspective, application of shadows, walk-through of the whole process on the eye painting.

  3. Noses: nose shapes and proportions, anatomy, perspective, application of shadows, walk-through of the whole process on the nose painting.

  4. Lips: lips shapes and proportions, anatomy, perspective, application of shadows, walk-through of the whole process on the lips painting.

  5. Ears: ears shapes and proportions, anatomy, perspective, application of shadows, walk-through of the whole process on the ear painting.

  6. Hair: basic hair shaping, work from basic shapes to details, matching the hairstyle shape to the face.

  7. How to work with references (portrait edition): the use of reference photos, techniques for recreating characters from photos, useful vs. useless parts of the reference photos, using one vs. many photos, the use of 3D software.

  8. Sculpting approach to painting: painting without the use of a sketch and guide lines, "building/sculpting" the painting and treating it as clay that can be distorted, cut, rebuilt, reshaped at any time.

  9. Smart rendering: indicating when it is worth to focus on details and when it is unnecessary, deliberately leaving "unfinished" objects/parts of a painting to achieve specific results.

  10. Light and shadow as an aftereffect: adding "dramatic" light effects at the end of the painting process (when it's finished/almost finished), "saving" an average work with interesting character lighting, overview of useful layers.

Master Photography Composition

Learn the 2nd ingredient to awesome photography... Composition. Learn from a pro photographer w/30 years exp.

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

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Students: 1329, Price: Free

Hello, My name is Chris Parker and I've been a pro photographer for 30 years.  I've personally photographed over 500 weddings, thousands of portrait sessions, am an award-winning photojournalist, blah, blah, blah!!  What's in it for you?  Better photos.  Plain and simple.  After this course, you'll have a better understanding of all of the following...

  • Learn what composition is and means

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

  • the different elements that help with composition

  • Aspect Ratio essentials

  • the 7 "Ingredients" of Composition

  • and much more

Mastering composition in photography is the second ingredient to exceptional photos.  This class will give you the foundation to improve your composition, instantly. 

This class is perfect for any type of photography; portraits, newborns, seniors, weddings, landscape, commercial, and more.  This class was created for beginners in mind.  However, more advanced photographers may benefit from a refresher on the rules of composition too.

You might also be surprised to know that I answer all questions asked in the private Q&A section of this class.  Please keep in mind that questions aren't answered on weekends and I'll answer most in 2 - 3 business days.  Looking forward to sharing my composition knowledge and look forward to seeing you insde.

Master Light in Photography | Create Better Photos

Light is the key ingredient to awesome photography. Learn to master light, in photography, from a pro photographer.

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

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Students: 899, Price: Free

Understanding light and how it can affect your images is the key ingredient to better photos.  It doesn't matter what kind of camera you're using (or even a smartphone).  Master light and your images will have that wow factor!

Hello, my name is Chris Parker and I've been a pro photographer for 30 years.  I've personally photographed over 500 weddings, thousands of portrait sessions, am an award-winning photojournalist, blah, blah, blah!!  What's in it for you?  Better photos.  Plain and simple.  After this course, you'll have a better understanding of all of the following...

  • What is light & where does it come from

  • Do you really know what light is?

  • Visible light spectrum

  • How your eyes see things and how they have color

  • How your eyes see light vs. your camera

  • The 3 behaviors of light

  • Tones & dynamic ranges

  • HDR photography basics

  • Learn About the Intensity of Light & How To Use in Photography

  • Understand the 4 types of contrast

  • Learn the 4 characteristics of light

  • Learn About the Intensity of Light & How To Use in Photography

Once you have a better appreciation fo the behaviors of lights and it's 4 characteristics you'll be well on your way to create fantastic photos.

Then, you'll learn how to capture "light" to create awesome, creative photos based on your vision...

  • You'll learn the 3 camera settings that will help you fulfill your creative vision

  • How to use the Photography Exposure Triangle to ditch auto

  • How to use the Aperture for creative depth-of-field

  • How to use the Shutter Speed to blur the action or capture fast-moving objects - all depending on your creative vision

  • How to use the ISO for best results

  • Understanding exposure for awesome photos

  • 2 photography exposure analogies included to help you better understand how the 3 camera settings work together.

  • Learn a semi-secret tool, within your camera, to help you nail your exposure in camera

  • and much more...

Plus, several projects are included to help you master what you learn.

If you're ready to take your photography to the next level, then this Photography Light Mastery course will help you get there.  I'm looking forward to sharing with you my 30 years of knowledge and answering your questions.

Thanks for stopping by and have an awesome day!

Chris

Photography | Digital DSLR Camera Settings

Master your camera settings for better photos.

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

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Students: 827, Price: Free

Hello, my name is Chris Parker and I’ve been a pro photographer for 30 years.  I’ve also been teaching other photographers how to take their skills to the next level for 7 years.   

When you’ve completed this course, you’ll know all the camera settings and different modes your camera has and how to use them. 

Knowing your camera settings will also help you become a better photographer.  Throughout the course, I’ll provide additional tips and suggestions for taking better photos and being more creative.   

This photography course covers all of the following camera modes.   

Focusing, Shooting, Drive, Quality, and Metering Modes.  Plus, you’ll also learn what the White Balance mode is and how to use it.   

Once you’ve mastered those camera modes, you’ll learn the 3 different creative modes that will help you be a better photographer.  This includes the Aperture Priority Mode, Shutter Speed Priority Mode, and the ISO auto mode.   

Then, I’ll share with you a little secret, that’s built into your camera, that will make it super easy to shoot in full Manual Mode.  But, you may be wondering why you’d want to shoot in full Manual Mode? 

Well, shooting in Manual Mode will allow you to take back creative control from your camera and allow you to fulfill your creative vision.   

If you're ready to learn about all the different camera settings and modes your camera has and to become a better photographer in the process, please sign up for my course now.  I look forward to helping you achieve your creative goals.  Thanks for listening and have an awesome day!   

How to Create a Photography Website with Squarespace

Quick and Easy Way to Build Your Own Portfolio Website with No Coding or Programming

Created by Wordpress Guru - WordPress Instructor

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Students: 671, Price: Free

Make Your OWN Squarespace Website!!

Beginners / Intermediate / Advance = ALL LEVELS WELCOMED

This tutorial course has EVERYTHING you Need to learn how to use squarespace to make a photography or portfolio website.

This course will walk you through everything you need to know to get a Squarespace photography website up and running.

  • Save thousands of dollars 

  • Learn how the INs and OUTs of Squarespace

  • Step by step tutorial to set up your website

  • How to use everything with Squarespace

  • Gain total control of your website for easy access and updates

We will walk you through everything from how to register a domain and get hosting to creating your very own Squarespace website!!

Learn how to build your own websites for free by watching this video tutorial on How to build a website using Squarespace!

DO I NEED TO KNOW HOW TO CODE?

  • No! This video tutorial is so easy anyone can follow along and become a Squarespace expert!

  • All you need is a computer and an internet connection :)

  • We even have a link so you can get a FREE DOMAIN!

AFTER TAKING THIS COURSE YOU WILL...

  • Have A FULLY RESPONSIVE PROFESSIONAL SQUARESPACE WEBSITE (saving you thousands of dollars)

  • You'll know how to use the Squarespace Pagebuilder

  • The knowledge to build and make Squarespace websites on your own

IS THIS THE COURSE FOR YOU?

  • If you want to build a Wordpress website or if you want to create a custom Squarespace website - this is a MUST SEE tutorial.

SO WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR??

  • If you want to start a blog.

  • If you're a photographer or have a portfolio of work that you want to share

  • If you're a small to medium size business

  • If you're an entrepreneur

  • If you're a freelancer

  • If you want to learn how to make websites for a living

  • If you want to start making passive income ($$$)

  • If you like learning a skill set that will set you apart

This course is for EVERYONE.

I can't wait to teach you everything you need to know about Squarespace! 

If you're ready, I'm ready...Let's get started!

Instagram Photography: Top 3 Key Ways To Shoot Everything

Tired of taking lame, bad lit photos and don’t know how to improve? Not to worry, together we’re going to fix that.

Created by James Renua's Express Skills Academy - Personal Development | Psychology | Teaching | Marketing

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Students: 648, Price: Free

Do you want to take beautiful photos?

Do you want your photos to be recognized?

You’re in luck, because that’s exactly what we will be talking about in this course. Here we will start with the basics of photography and move from this to talking about how to sell with photos.

Exiting, isn’t it? But even if you don’t intent on selling something, you will the most important things about photography: all the definitions, angles, compositions, lighting.

Basically everything you need to make a gorgeous photo! Don’t be shy to express yourself. If photography is art(it is) – that’s what I’m going to teach you in the first place. Come along!

This course is all about photography. Instagram photography, to be exact. In this course I will teach you how to take pictures and how to make them look good, look beautiful.

Here we’re going to touch upon some basic information you need to know about photography, some basic terminology and what that means and why we need it. But a bit later into the course, we’re going to talk about some advanced things like lighting, composition, etc. Everything useful, everything you must not forget about while taking your photos.

Most importantly, this course is about taking pictures for Instagram, so we’re going to talk about why your smartphone is just as good as a really expensive camera. Believe me when I say that you don’t need top notch equipment to shoot your shots.

We also are going to talk about what your smartphone can do, and just trust me, it can do much more than you know.

We’ll be touching upon photo editing and how photo editing can make your shots look amazing. Yes, clean unedited photos will always be trendy, but try and guess how many of those photos REALLY weren’t touched with an editing tool. Want to know what editing can do? You’ll just have to find out.

Lastly, we are going to talk about how you should take photos for your online Instagram shop. It doesn’t matter what you’re selling, because together we’re going to sell it better and make it look amazingly wanted.

Profitable Wedding Photography

Discover the secrets to starting a profitable wedding photography business, from a pro! Over 500 weddings covered.

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

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Students: 588, Price: Free

Hello and welcome to my Wedding Photography course!  Learn how to be a successful and profitable wedding photographer.  Plus, you'll learn how to shoot different parts of the wedding day as I show you 870+ photos for inspiration.  

My name is Chris Parker and I have 30 years of experience as a pro photographer.  15 of those years in wedding photography.  During that time, I personally photographed over 500 weddings!

If you're interested in becoming a wedding photographer, I'll share with you my 15+ years' experience on how to not just be successful... but PROFITABLE!

There's more to be a wedding photographer than just photography.  It requires knowing how to run your business.  You'll learn everything you need to know to be successful.  Everything from starting up, pricing for profit, marketing, building a network, and more.

  • Learn the 5 key "terms of agreements" you should include with your contract

  • Learn the 3 types of insurance you must have before you shoot your first wedding

  • Learn the 15 steps to starting a wedding photography business, before shooting your first wedding

  • Learn the steps that allowed me to earn $1,512,483 in 15 years... and allowed me to work part-time

  • Learn how to price your wedding photography for profit

Looking forward to helping you achieve your goals!

Understanding Depth Of Field (It’s not just about F-stops)

What is Depth Of Field And How Can You Control It

Created by Denis Lemay - Professional Photographer

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Students: 365, Price: Free

What is Depth Of Field (DOF)

The distance between the nearest and the furthest objects that give an image judged to be in focus in a camera.

One fo the key elements of aperture is depth of field. All variables in photography have a give and take, and with your aperture as we gain light we also lose depth of field. But aperture is not the only variable the affects depth of field, so we will take a look at those other variables.

In this lesson you will see how DOF is controlled by two key elements F-stops and distance from camera to subject and we'll take look at a few other variables.

Video tutorials:

1. Introduction

2. What is DOF.

3. How aperture and distance controls DOF.

3. How focal length controls DOF.

4. Tests: F-stops and focal length.

5. Tests: camera to subject distance.

6. Tests: focal point. (critical focus)

7. Tests: focal length.