Intermediate Photography Course

intermediate photography course

Welcome to our Intermediate Photography course! Here you will find our Intermediate photography lessons. If you’re just getting back into photography, you may also be interested in our refresher course before venturing on to these lessons or our more advanced lessons.

Lesson 11

Depth of Field How What and When

Depth of Field (How, What, & When)

Depth of Field As a beginner photographer you may have been introduced to the term depth of field. This is one of those terms that you are likely going to hear quite a lot and will deal with regularly in your photograph. Playing with depth of field, no doubt, will...

Lesson 12

white balance camera grey card

White Balance

Color Balance Before we delve into the details of white balance, it helps to have an understanding of color balance in photography. Color balance is the adjustment of the intensity of various colors in an image (typically the primary colors of Blue, Green, and Red). The objective of adjusting colors is render...

Lesson 13

Tips for getting out of Auto Mode on your camera

Tips for Getting Out of Auto Mode on your Camera

Automatic Mode With your first entry-level DSLR camera in hand, you may be wondering what all of the letters and symbols on your camera’s mode dial mean. Instead of staying in Auto Mode for every photo you take, it’s time get out of Auto and learn about your other options...

Lesson 14

Digital Photography Tip - Polarizing Filter

Digital Photography Tip: Polarizing Filter

Use a Polarizing Filter Next to a solid tripod and ballhead, the accessory every landscape photographer must have is a polarizing filter. Using one will darken the sky (thereby making clouds stand out), will remove reflections from water, plus it will make leaves and foliage appear less shiny. Color saturation...

Lesson 16

circle of confusion

Circle of Confusion

Depth of Fiend and the Circle of Confusion In one of my previous articles on this website I have delved about the concept of depth of field (DoF) as well as the parameters that govern DoF. As you can recall, DoF depends on several aspects, chief among those being the aperture...

Lesson 17

Landscape Photography Tips

Landscape Photography Tips

I have always appreciated the beauty of nature, and the joys of travel. I remember, as a young boy, backpacking 12 miles into the Grand Canyon, through the Havasupai Indian Reservation, and finally arriving at Havasu Falls. I had never seen a more stunning and vibrant body of blue-green...

Lesson 18

More on Composition

Composition As you start to learn more on composition, you may want to learn what makes a good photo. Have you ever wondered what the difference is between an average photo and a remarkable photograph? How do you know how if a photo works? What makes a photograph outstanding? Is...

Lesson 19

Understanding Color in Photography

Understanding Color in Photography

Color in Photography The definition of color is a component of light which is separated when it is reflected off of an object. Color begins with light and the colors we see are influenced by the characteristics of the light source. Wavelengths of reflected light determine what color you see. Color...

Lesson 20

Reflector Basics

Reflector Basics

Photography Reflector Basics A reflector is often seen in the possession of many professional photographers. If asked, they would probably say that it was one of the basic must-haves for every serious photographer. Since light is a major aspect of any picture, it makes sense that the ability to manipulate that...

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