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Our photography courses offer free basic Photography Lessons and tutorials about a wide variety of topics, including:

Harvard University Photography Course

Harvard University Photography Course

Exposing Digital Photography Course Harvard University has posted videos of their digital photography course. Exposing Digital Photography is available online free of charge as OpenCourseWare (or OCW). Open CourseWare is web-based publication of course lessons created at various universities and published for free via the Internet. Course Content This photography course from Harvard University focuses on...
Landscape Photography Tips

Landscape Photography Tips

Landscape Photography 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...
Taking Advantage of Depth of Field

Taking Advantage of Depth of Field

What is Depth Of Field? The terms 'depth of field', 'bokeh', 'aperture', and 'f-stop' get thrown around a lot in the photography world. But what does it all mean, and how can you bring you photos to the next level by understanding a little more about this subject? Let's begin...

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Photography Courses

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.

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Photography Tutorials

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

Sunset Photography Basilica St Peter Rome

Sunset Photography (Easy as 1, 2, 3)

Sunset Photography You may have probably faced this challenge many times. You’re standing in front of the most magical sunset. You decide to whip out your camera and take a picture. Except, your camera somehow decides that the scene is too bright and chooses to under-exposes it. The result is...
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...
iPhone photography

iPhone Photography Tips

The iPhone Photography Boom The iPhone and smartphones in general have caused a massive boom in photography worldwide. With each new model, Apple raises the bar in smartphone camera features. Thanks to advances smartphone camera technology, an estimated 1.2 trillion photos will be taken in 2017. Over the past 5...

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Beginner Photography Courses

Online Photography Courses for Beginners

Online Photography Courses for Beginners

We’re all photographers these days, sharing images on social media or blogs, instantly emailing snapshots to friends. But many of us have only the...
the rule of thirds

The Rule of Thirds in Photography

Introduction to the Rule of Thirds When you bring a camera up to your eyes and look through the viewfinder or at the LCD screen...
Photography Tips for Beginners

Photography Tips for Beginners

Helpful Photography Tips for Beginners Getting started in photography can seem like an overwhelming task. Digital cameras have so many settings and menus, it seems...
10 Beginner Photographer Mistakes and How to Fix Them

10 Beginner Photographer Mistakes and How to Fix Them

Beginner Photographer Mistakes As a new photographer, it's inevitable that you're going to make mistakes. Some of the most common beginner photographer mistakes are also...

Intermediate Photography Courses

10 Tips to Improve your Vacation Photos

10 Tips to Improve your Vacation Photos

Vacation Photography Travel and vacation photography is a great way to capture the memorable moments from your recent adventures. Yet, with the phenomenon of traveling...
Tips for Photographing Fashion

Fashion Photography Tips

Fashion photography Fashion photography is one of the most vast and innovative forms of photography. Since it combines the idea of fine art with commerce,...
How to Create Better Street Photography

How to Create Better Street Photography

Street Photography Street photography is often revered as a journalistic, observation of culture and society. Whether you are capturing images within a cityscape or in...
How to Choose the Ideal Lens for Your Photography

How to Choose the Ideal Lens for Your Photography

Knowing how to choose the ideal lens is dependent on the style and type of photography you aim to shoot. Whether you focus on...

Advanced Photography Courses

Understanding Post Production in Lightroom

Understanding Post Production in Lightroom

Post Production in Adobe Lightroom Learning how to properly edit your images is vital in a digital photography world. Although there are  several programs to...
Understanding How to Determine and Adjust White Balance

Understanding How to Determine and Adjust White Balance

In this article, we are focusing on the color balance within your digital camera system - better known as the white balance. A setting...
using leading lines in composition

Using Leading Lines in Composition

A Compositional Tool Learning composition starts with an understanding of how humans look at things and how they see things. When a viewer looks at...
Understanding Flash Shutter Speed Sync

Understanding Flash Shutter Speed Sync | Tips & Tricks

Flash Sync Speed Ask a pro photographer and he would always insist that you don’t use the on-camera flash. He would give you a number...