#1 Online Photography Courses

(FREE) Three Levels of Film and Digital Photography Courses

Our experts have created free online photography classes that offer comprehensive photography lessons and tutorials about a wide variety of topics, including:

Our classes are packed full of photography tips and advice for both novices and professionals. This is the perfect place to learn more about photography.

Beginner Photography Classes

Photography 101

Digital Photography Classes for Beginners
How to Use Your Camera

Beginner Digital Photography Classes
Light and the Photographer

Digital Photography Classes
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Intermediate Classes


Composition Photography Claseses
More On Composition

Digital Photography Composition
Shooting a Sunset

Digital Sunset Photography
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Advanced Classes

Nature Photography

Nature Photography
Portrait Photography

Digital Portrait Photography
Sports Photography

Digital Sports Photography
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Beginner Photography

Start with our Introduction to Photography class, and follow your way through the rest of our introductory photography courses. These free lessons cover the basics of photography?film, optics, and flash?and are perfect for those who have never studied the art and science of photography before.

“This is a fantastic site to introduce me into the realm of photography!” ~Gordon/Ontario

Build a Solid Foundation

Learning the basics of photography will provide you with a solid foundation. This is essential for acquiring further knowledge and developing skills. While you don’t need to memorize all this information, it is important to understand the fundamentals of photography.

“Thank you for your website and all of the valuable information! Lessons that I had read 5 times in photography books and I could not get to sink in, now make perfect sense to me! Your illustrations and break-downs of how cameras work have helped me more than you’ll ever know!” ~Jessica/ Pensacola, FL

Intermediate Photography

Are you just getting back into photography? Do you understand the basics, but are looking to go beyond beginner level photography? If so, then our Intermediate Photography Course is for you. Begin with a study of Composition in Lesson 9, take your skills outdoors for a Sunset in Lesson 11, and master the Flash in Lesson 12.

Advanced Photography

This is where we start to have some real fun! By now you truly understand your camera and the finer skills of getting the most from your images. Let's take your photography skills to the next level with our Advanced Photography Class. Learn how to shoot amazing portraits with Lesson 13, challenge yourself with Sports Photography in Lesson 15, and then really take yourself to new heights with Aerial Photography in Lesson 16!

Photography Tutorials

In addition to our photography courses, we also have tutorials that cover a wide range of topics, including:

There is a lot of great information on these pages, so try to check them all out.

Visit often and use us as your Film and Digital Photography Reference. Our site contains over 30 years of photography techniques and information that will help you become a top-notch, award-winning photographer. To get started, visit the course links below.


“Thank you very much for your wonderful site. It is very informative and has helped me learn some new things as well as reinforce some teachings locked away in the seldom used part of my brain.” ~Mark/Vermont


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