MY ONLINE PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE
For a very long time people have been asking me if I’ll ever release an online photography course! I may not be the best photographer in the world but I know what it’s like to be a beginner and I know how to teach well, without overwhelming people. So at last I did it!
And I’d love to share some free highlights with you! I’ll put the link to the sales video up at the end of my story, if you want to learn more. :)
👈🏻 That’s me! I used to be a chef until I downloaded Instagram and fell in love with photography. After teaching myself the basics I went on to grow an amazing Instagram account and 5 years ago I quit my job to be a full time travel Instagrammer, Australia’s 1st! (@laurenepbath)
I travel all over the world on tourism campaigns and I meet so many people who tell me about their issues with learning the technical side of photography.
You know; what do all the buttons do, why does my flash keep popping up, what’s an f-stop, why can’t I take photos of the moon, why does the sky go white, why don’t my sunset photos look like the sunset, what’s focal length, what’s a histogram etc etc etc
Get Camera Confident
So my course is 16 modules long, you can do it at your own pace and access the content forever and it teaches all the really basic stuff that true beginners struggle with. 📸
Modules 1 & 2
In module 1 I teach you what equipment you need to achieve most creative shots and in module 2 we locate and practice finding all the important settings.
Module 3 is dedicated to lenses! What the numbers on your lens mean (focal length) and which focal lengths to use for which subjects. 💁🏼♀️
Module 4 is all about focus points and the importance of switching over to a single focus point for full creative control of your images!
Module 5 is one of my favorite modules, talking all things aperture! Aperture is measured in “f-stops” or “f-numbers”.
Did you know that a small f number, like f4 for example, is perfect for creating creative blur in your shots. That’s where the subject is in focus but the background is blurry. On the other hand, landscape images look better when they’re focused throughout the image and a larger f number, like f11, will create more focus throughout the image?
The amount of the image in focus is referred to as Depth of Field. This photo has a shallow depth of field (blurred background) by using a small f number.
Module 6 is dedicated to shutter speed. When to use fast shutter speeds and when to use slow shutter speeds!
I use fast shutter speeds to freeze motion! Fast shutter speeds are perfect for sports, photographing the kids (basically sports, 😂😂) and freezing any movement at all. I use slow shutter speeds to blur movement over time. The bottom image on the previous page is a long shutter speed to create gorgeous car trails on the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Module 7 is about ISO, basically the digital camera equivalent of film “grain”. Can you see that this image and the previous one look speckled?
A low ISO, like ISO 100, creates very little (to no) digital noise. A high ISO, and how high depends on your camera, can lead to visible and ugly digital noise. See the bottom image on the previous page.
The Exposure Triangle! Module 8 finally starts to explore the relationship between aperture, shutter speed and ISO!
Module 9 explains how semi automatic shooting modes work on your camera and outlines the process of shooting in aperture priority mode!
Module 10 is another fave! Metering! I.e. how your camera reads light and figures out what to do with it. Here’s some practical applications ...
Ever wondered why dark shots end up overexposed? Why your attempts at photographing the moon look like crap and why sunrise doesn’t look like sunrise? All of these common photography issues come down to your cameras light meter being super confused, because it’s a camera and not a human. Lol
Modules 11, 12 and 13
Module 11: Exposure compensation Module 12: Manual mode Module 13: The histogram
Modules 11,12 and 13 cover some more advanced techniques like learning to shoot in manual mode, reading the light meter, reading the histogram and more! Basically this is where all of the previous modules have been leading! By the end of these, you’ll be shooting manual like a pro!
Module 14 is a super fun module with some common compositional techniques discussed!
Finally, module 15 gives the settings to some of my favorite images before we head out to practice in the field in module 16! 😍😍
If you want to know how to photograph absolutely everything then check it out. 😘😘 http://bit.ly/get-cameraconfident