Learn Photography

Learn from our photography lessons and tutorials ranging from the basics of digital camera, optics, lenses, photo editing, and more. Learn photography with any one of the featured courses packed full of photography tips and advice, built for the novice and professional alike, or you can try our 365 photography course.

Where to Start when Learning Photography

One of the biggest challenges most beginner photographers have is not knowing where to start. Newer cameras offer endless settings and the terminologies used by experienced photographers like ambient light, white balance, bokeh, and depth of field can be confusing to newbie’s. Chances are you have a good eye and you have a good idea of how your pictures should look, but they just aren’t coming out the way you wanted (or the way you envisioned they would).

Start with the Basics

Because your eyes constantly make everything appear normal, you now need to learn how the cameras digital sensor and lenses record light, scenes, and color. Then, once you have that well ingrained and almost second nature, you need to learn how those different things render on digital cameras, online, and in print. Few of us realize how powerful the mind is in blocking out what we don’t want to see and how well we automatically can correct bad lighting without even realizing it.

Two students learn photography

Until we learn those important lessons, we will not have the knowledge or skills to make photographs the way we want them. You can spend a small fortune on courses that will get to the fun part right away. Courses that give you assignments to take photos you aren’t interested in and overwhelm you with a lot of hi-tech phrases. They’ll teach you how to talk the talk. However, until you learn the basics your castle will be built on sand.

We have created courses that are designed to be easy-to-understand yet full of solid information about the basics you must learn, and then allow you to go off to any specific subject you have any interest in.

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Beginner Photography Course

Where else to start but at the beginning? Dive into the basic principles of photography and really build a solid foundation with the fundamentals of photography, understanding of camera settings, as well as lights role in the making of all varieties of photos.

Intermediate Photography Course

Once the basics are mastered, it’s time to dig deeper into your photography knowledge and begin capturing pictures that can portray your true artistic vision. This course feature tutorials on various popular genres in photography.

Advanced Photography Course

This is where you learn the most challenging aspects of photography, and theoretical understanding of advanced photography knowledge and techniques for composition and lighting.

Portrait Photography Course

From the great expansive shots captured in the natural world, we now move to the up close and personal. Portraits can tell a thousand stories if captured correctly, with our subjects in frame being able to project meaningful ideas with just a glance. Learn to produce emotional and professional portrait photos with this course.

Landscape Photography Course

If you are studying this course subject, it is because you have a true respect and admiration for the worlds natural beauty. Spending time in the great outdoors is inspiring, and it’s vital to know how to capture those moments of sheer wonder and magic that we experience in new environments. We help with that in this course.

Composition Photography Course

Now you’ve got those basic concepts, you can begin to really shape your photography by understanding how the different elements within a picture frame come together to convey different tones, attitudes and perspectives.

Flash Photography Course

As you learn in the beginner courses, light is a vital ingredient for shaping exactly how a photograph looks and the mood or ideas that it stimulates. Learn to master the use of flash with a mixture of features and settings on your camera to create truly stunning visual effects for your art.

When visiting new towns, cities, forests or islands, we can often feel like we are transported into a whole other world. When viewing these locations for what is often only once in a lifetime, it is crucial that the photos we take when travelling accurately reflect the ideas and feelings that they produced in us during our trips. Learn how to master this talent of visual communication with this course.

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Indoor Self-Portrait Photography Course

Want to look more flattering in front of the camera and take artistic photos of yourself? This course will teach you how to take outstanding self-portraits indoors without spending a lot of money on accessories, camera gear, or props. The course features over 30 video lessons, PDF guides, a community of supportive photographers, and much more.

The 365 Days of Photography Course

If you want to improve your photography every day for over 365 days, this course is perfect for you. The instructor will confidently guide you as you learn about the technical and intuitive aspects of photography. Whether you’re a curious beginner or an intermediate photographer interested in picking up your camera again, this course will teach you everything there is to know about the great big world of photography.

Black and White Photography Course

Black & white photography comes with its own rules, strengths, and limitations. In this budget-friendly course, you’ll learn how to improve your B&W photography skills in a month or less. The bite-sized videos will teach you how to master your B&W camera settings, how to take stunning photos of the world around you, how to tell a story, and much more.

Photography Business Course

If you’re planning on building a photography business, you need to juggle many different tasks and responsibilities. To make your life easier, we created a course that will introduce you to all the resources you need to have a stress-free business experience.


  • Camera – any camera will do but we focus mostly on DSLR’s so that you can change the shutter speed and aperture settings.
  • Editing Software – software such as Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop, Gimp, Etc.
  • Tripod – to help your camera focus better and so you don’t have to worry about shaking.
  • Camera Lens – most DSLR’s come with a kit lens of 18-55mm, this will work just fine. See detailed explanation here.
  • Memory Card Reader – to quickly and more efficiently move pictures from your camera to your computer.
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The 52 Week Project is a photography challenge that encourages photographers to take 1 photograph every week for 52 weeks.