Want To Learn Stunning Photography Skills? And Have Fun Doing It?
Want to have creative expression at your finger-tips… even if you think those dizzy heights are out of reach? We'll show you how!
Exclusive bonuses will end on [July 25th 2020]
Has trying to understand your camera left you confused and overwhelmed?
You have a sparkly camera, but no one told you what all those shiny buttons do? You know your camera is capable of so much more, but you don't know which settings to use? So, you get stuck on auto mode longing for more? Or maybe you figured out some of those settings, but you still can't make those photos sing like you want them to?
You're excited to move forward, so you grab a couple of books, look at some videos on YouTube hoping to find all the answers. You're met with jargon, and a tsunami of information rushing at you all at once.
You're itching to go out and take pictures you can be proud of, but progress is slow. You just want to get off auto, and learn some great composition. You keep searching for answers. Instead of light-bulbs you're met with complicated explanations, without the right visuals to explain what's really going on.
You're feeling dejected. Thoughts start swirling in your head. I'll never understand this! It's too complicated! I just want to take photos that look good! This was supposed to be fun!
You're trying so hard, but the guy on the video might as well be speaking in Martian. That dull monotone delivery has you losing the will to live. Come on already - show me how this is relevant to me and my camera! Give me something practical to do!
Your enthusiasm has truly collapsed. It wasn't supposed to be this hard...
We feel your pain. We're all about making a real difference to your learning, and to make it enjoyable!
And no, it doesn't have to be that hard...
Introducing: Fundamentals of Photography
From Auto And Beyond...
This is an exciting, refreshing and fun packed online course with everything you need to get you off to a flying start with your photography. It's designed with the help of learner photographers for the benefit of people just like you. All lessons are designed to engage you and motivate you into moving forward. We'll give you plenty of video and visuals so that you're not left guessing what it's all really about. We take you forward in small steps at a time giving you exercises to put into practice what you learned right away. The result? You'll start seeing real results from early on.
Enroll now and get exclusive bonuses on top!
Here’s What You’ll Get When You Sign Up
You'll get immediate access to our online course platform, and you can start learning right away. You can proceed through the course as fast or as slowly as you wish - you're the one in control here.
The aim by the end of the course is to give you all you need to get off to a flying start with your photography. You will be in control of your camera, and not the other way around. You'll be taking picture's you'll be proud of - which put a real smile on your face and spring in your step. You'll be seeing the world around you in new ways you never knew existed.
Visuals and Video
Photography is a visual art and cannot be taught properly using a wall of text or speech. We back up our lessons with the visual cues needed to illustrate the point. This is a primarily video based course.
"And Action" Approach - AAA Method
"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn." - Benjamin Franklin.
We'll get you involved from the start, setting fun exercises to make sure you have a chance to practice all the skills you've learned.
We also set optional assignments where you'll get feedback from us. No judgement - just encouragement!
We Listen To You
We build this course by listening to people just like you, and we'll never stop doing that. If you spot any ways to make the learning experience better for you and your peers please let us know.
We want to keep developing and improving to keep this course fresh and make it the best learning experience possible.
Unique FUNdamentals Approach
Have you ever sat in a class or a lecture, reached the end only to not have a clue what it was all about? Have you ever had that problem with your favourite TV show?
We take in knowledge far better when we're having fun, not when we're trying to force it in. Fun both motivates us, and causes us to retain what we've learned. Enjoy!
You'll also find some fun quizzes to cement your learning.
Cut through the noise...
We help you cut through the deafening noise of information out there. We'll teach you exactly what you need to know, in the order you need to know it.
Contact With Your Tutor and Peers
You'll have the support of not only us, but in addition a community of peers to help you on your way to success. You won't be on this journey alone.
You'll be given access to a special Facebook group for members of this course to ask us questions and get to know your peers.
Here’s what is said about awakening joy in learning - our FUNdamentals approach
Don't just take our word for it...
Poet, Novelist and playwright
"What we learn with pleasure we never forget."
and quite frankly, genius
"It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge."
Tamara L. Chilver
Author and Education Guru
"Adding fun to learning creates the best educational experience possible"
What's In The Course
We cover all the fundamental elements you need to know to really make a difference to your photography. They are the building blocks for any type of photography, and with them you will go far. You'll really understand what difference the settings make to the finished photo, enabling you to pick and choose the effects you want.
We'll also spark your creativity by showing you how to create cracking compositions, and get creative with different kit.
This does what it says on the tin. We'll show you around and get you moving onwards and upwards!
This is the most exciting module because it will teach you all the things you need to know to be the boss of your camera. The settings, the techniques, the craft, the works. No more scratching your head, pointing, shooting, and hoping.
Once you've completed this module:
Now things are really getting fun. We hear so many students say that they know a little about the settings but still can't make a picture look good. If that's you, you're going to love this module! By module 3 you've mastered the camera, but here we're into making it all look good, creating atmosphere, flair, and the wow factor.
Once you've completed this module:
You buy a camera with a kit lens, stick it on and you're good to go, right? Then you look with green eyes at the photo the guy next to you took, and wonder why you can't get your camera to do that... With this module you can take yourself beyond the confines of just one lens, and open up a whole new world of photography. Lenses that see things from a perspectives your naked eyes never will.
Once you've completed this module:
We decided to put this unit last because you've probably already got your camera and will be raring to get into the good stuff... You can jump to this unit at ANY time. It stands alone. It's for your delectation as and when you need it.
Once you've completed this module:
What Can I Expect On Completing the Course?
Once you've done the work and completed the course, you'll start to notice the following changes...
You Have The Power
You are now in complete control of your camera, and not the other way around. You can see an image in your head and know how to make it happen. You have the ability to just go out and do it whenever you wish. No more auto.
You See With New Eyes
Once you have seen understood how photography works you can't un-see that. It's like walking around with a new set of eyes, looking for new possibilities that you never before knew existed.
You can preserve priceless memories for yourself and others in a way that actually brings back the feelings you felt at the time. You may even find yourself putting your pictures on the wall.
ANew Creative You
You have the ability to express yourself in a whole new way, sparking your curiosity and sense of adventure. You'll be getting to know that creative buzz.
And if all this wasn't enough...
If you enroll now, you'll receive these exclusive bonuses, which we think you'll agree are really worth having...
Downloads, and "Real World Problems"
You'll have access to our download library which we aim to keep expanding - just because we can. If you'd like to suggest a download idea you thing may be useful which we haven't already included, your wish might just come true!
Current downloads include:
Exposure Triangle Cheat Sheet
Aperture Cheat Sheet
Shutter Speed Cheat Sheet
Composition Grids Cheat Sheet
Balance Cheat Sheet
Give Your Shots the Pro Treatment
5 Pro Tips to Make You Awesome
We also include a "real world problems" sections where we cover common problems that our students have had. Feel free to contribute!
Free Mini Course
We'll include our re-vamped mini-course, with lessons on portrait, and action photography. There's a great little nugget in there on understanding what the aperture setting does! You wouldn't want to leave that on the table!
Learning shouldn't be rushed, so we're not going to make you rush through this course. Learn at whatever time suits you, and at whatever schedule suite you - this is YOUR course.
You can go through the course as many times as you like.
If for any reason we stop providing this course, you will be given a reasonable opportunity to download resources so that you will NEVER lose them.
Please see our terms and conditions for more details.
Members Only Facebook Group
You'll have access to our exclusive Facebook Group, where you'll have access not only to ourselves, but also your peers.
Through this Facebook Group you can ask us questions, and we can keep up with how everyone is doing. We can provide additional help here if people are struggling. Issues that come up here may even prompt us to add more lessons to the main course. It's a truly interactive process.
On top of this you can make new friends among your peers and help each other along this exciting ride!
About The Course Instructor,
Christina S Wimsey
Christina is an internationally published photographer with over 30 years experience. She's passionate about photography and helping others achieve their photo goals. For her, nothing beats seeing the smiles on the face of others when they learn something new.
Christina has been through what you're going through and remembers all too well. She's all about sparing you the pain of working things out for yourself so you can fast track to where you want to be, and fast track the fun!
Here’s what people are saying about Christina S Wimsey
Praise for a One to One Session
[I had a video call with] Christina and it was brilliant. A lot of what I know is from you tube but found this face to face way more informative.
None of my extremely amateur questions were a problem and I didn’t feel in the least bit intimidated. After the call was over I switched to Manual setting and have been experimenting more with it. Fantastic opportunity I had and would recommend Christina to anyone.
Managing Director Oculum Productions
About Christina S Wimsey
Christina is a talented and passionate photographer who really cares about doing the best for others (sometimes to her own detriment!) You will find her friendly and keen to help you with whatever you need to achieve.
You will be in safe hands - with someone who hasn't forgotten what it is like to be learning the craft.
Member of Beginners Photography Lounge
Feedback given as it should be, with kindness, knowledge, and clear language.
Undertook Video Consultation
Praise for Video Consultation
What a great place to help with my photography. Just completed a video call with Christina and Lawrence I picked up some great tips for an upcoming wedding but also it was great that both of you guys helped with video questions too.
What a fantastic place for beginners and hobbyists like me to visit. Well done to all.
What we're about
We hope you agree with our philosophies...
This course is not for you if:
Why Do I Need This Course?
We live in a world where information overload is an occupational hazard. The problem is, that to find that gold nugget on your own, you have to sift through tonnes of rubbish, then you have to place your gold nuggets in the right order to make sense of them. That's assuming you even found the right nuggets. You get the picture...
Trying to go through that process alone is a minefield. You'll make mistakes, without knowing how to correct them. You'll go off on tangents you didn't even know you were following. Finding the right information at the right time and in the right order is near impossible if you don't know what you're looking for. It's soul destroying.
Consider how much the time you'll spend trying to find all that information is worth? It could take you years - what's that worth in terms of your wages? £15,000? Wouldn't it have been better to spend a fraction of that money up front to have someone do it all for you? Someone who can direct you to the right practical exercises at the right time, give you feedback on how you're doing, and bring back the joy of it all? You could book an evening course at a college or university - a five week Saturday course can cost around £725. You'll never be able to re-watch those lessons, or re-arrange them to suit your schedule.
With us, you have the help you need at a fraction of the cost, all at your leisure. You'll have fun learning, which will help you understand and retain the lessons. You'll also have lots of practical exercises to engage you, and become part of a learning community. If you put it off, you may never get to where you want to be, and that would be a tragedy.
Exclusive Bonuses End July 25th 2019
Frequently Asked Questions
You have lifetime access to the course, so feel free to complete it in your own time - whenever suits you.
Lifetime access means for the lifetime of the course. There are no plans to withdraw the course. Should the course ever be withdrawn we will take reasonable steps to allow you to download all content so you'll lose nothing.
You should log onto your course at least once a year. Please see our terms and conditions for more information.
Don't worry, we have everyone covered - see below.
That said, we've found that Facebook is currently the best way to connect groups of students with ourselves. It allows for posting photographs for feedback from us, asking questions, and long discussions between all members of a group. It also allows you to independently befriend your peers and really share your journey and experience. You will not be alone of your journey and can make like-minded photography friends along the way and you can cheer each other on. Creating a Facebook account is free. Our Facebook Group is a superb perk of investing in this course and your development as a photographer.
Some people however just don't like Facebook, and if that's you we have you covered. There is a comments section open under every lesson on the course so that you can communicate with us that way if you prefer. The main reason for the comments section is so that you can let us know anything you think we could be doing better to improve the quality of our service. We want to be the best course out there, and we can only achieve that by listening to you. We are happy for you to ask questions here if you cannot join our Facebook Group. Questions let us know where students are likely to struggle so they enable us to improve our lessons - something we are passionate about doing.
If you have a question we haven't covered just click here!
A Personal Note From Your Instructor
I remember every frustration I felt while I was learning, and that's the reason I'm so passionate about what I do.
I love helping people like you to get past these frustrations and onto feeling the absolute joy of learning photography. To see the smiles on people's faces when they've learned a new skill gives me so much pleasure.
I hope that I can put that smile on your face...