Beginner Photography

Our beginner photography classes are created to be quick and easy to understand for beginner photographers – even those that feel they are beyond help of being able to understand their camera.

beginner photography course

Beginner Photography Courses

Our lessons will help you understand the basics of light and how your eye fixes lighting.  How to get your camera to catch what your eye sees to produce better pictures. The tutorials will also help you understand your camera and how to take pictures with it. Listed blow are courses hand-picked to help you get started. Make a goal for yourself of when you will finish all the lessons.

Beginner Photography Courses

Light and The Photographer

Light and The Photographer

Welcome to Photography Course #1 When it comes to light and photography, its helpful to understand some of the basic physics behind light and lenses. The word "photography" was created from the Greek roots (phōtos, phōs, and graphé) which together means "drawing with light". It is important to remember that light...
Light And The Human Eye

Light and the Human Eye

Photography Class #2 Welcome to the course! Light and the Human Eye is the first of 10 lessons specifically designed for those just getting started in photography. We are so glad you decided to follow our photography courses and we hope you'll be taking awesome photos in no time. That being...
Photographic Lenses

Photographic Lenses

 Understanding Photographic Lenses Since optical designs of photographic lenses (wide angle to telephoto) differ so radically we will not go into detail about optics. This lesson will cover a basic discussion of lenses and some good tips on lens use and care. Lenses are designed to refract (bend) light rays....
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Exposure Control

Exposure Control: Aperture, Shutter Speed & ISO Getting the right exposure is fundamental in photography. It's like getting your balance in riding a bike, you're never going to win a competition unless you have the awareness of your balance from the get-go. Three settings will factor into your exposure: Aperture,...
ISO Camera Setting

ISO Camera Setting

  ISO Camera Setting: What is it? I admit, I Googled ISO earlier to see if Wikipedia could explain this better than me, and frankly, I don't think it can. Let me take a stab at it. The lower the ISO, the less light comes in and the deeper the color...
Baby Faces

Shutter Speed Settings

  Your shutter speed controls how long your shutter stays open for an exposure. If you have a lot of light on a subject, the shutter closes fast, if you have low light, the shutter speed is slow. Pretty basic. The faster the shutter speed, the sharper your images. Have...
Aperture Setting - two best friends with sunglasses

Aperture Setting (A Simple Exercise)

  The Aperture Setting sets how wide the lens opening is when you take a picture. The wider it opens, the more light it lets in. Also, the wider it opens up the more blurry the background and foreground of your image. When you are setting the number on your...
Post Production Considerations

Post Production Considerations

Post Production Considerations An important part for a beginning photographer is to figure out your own workflow or what you are going to do with your pictures after you take them. A photographer's workflow is your personal routine for capturing, copying, and processing your photographs. The better detail and organization...

Congratulations on completing the Beginner Photography Course. You’re ready to move on to the Intermediate Photography Course.