Photography FUNdamentals

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Basic Camera Craft

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Basic Camera Craft

This program will move you away from auto, and put you in control of your photography.

You'll learn how to freeze action, create motion blur, blur your backgrounds and so much more. You'll complete exercises to cement your learning.

You'll master the basics of composition, learn what different lenses do, and learn about different types of kit.

See the full breakdown below.

Have fun!

Photography FUNdamentals

For Our Lovely Beta Testers

Welcome and Instructions

1

Welcome – and Instructions

We hope you're sitting comfortably

Feedback Forms

5

Beta Test - General Style Feedback

When you've got to know the look and vibe of the course please submit this feedback form

Beta Test – Become the Master of Your Camera Feedback

When you've finished the master of your camera module, please submit this form, awesome one!

Beta Test – Composition Feedback

Please tell us how you found things so we can make things better and better...

Beta Test – Lenses Feedback

Please let us know how you found things so we can keep this program getting better and better

Beta Test – Kit Feedback

We really need your feedback, so we can improve things for you and everyone else - listening to you gives us the edge.

Introduction

Just So You Know...

2

How To Use This Program

This enables you to get the absolute most out of the program in order to succeed

Resources

Where to find lesson and bonus resources

Become the Master of Your Camera

First Things First

3

Introducing The Camera And Lens

A basic what's what, and how it works

Image Quality – Jpeg v Raw

Why you might not want to shoot jpeg files

Basic Focus

Take control of your focus points

Exposure

6

Aperture

How to blur backgrounds/create bokeh, or make your whole image sharp

Aperture – Bonus Video Lesson

A fun approach to explaining aperture

Shutter Speed

How to freeze fast moving objects and create motion blur

ISO

Shooting in difficult light conditions and avoiding digital noise

Exposure Triangle

The keys to unlocking photography

Your Camera’s Mode Dial/Settings

The different shooting modes, and what they all do

Icing On The Cake

2

White Balance

Warm light, cold light, and who's Kelvin?

Basic Metering

The camera doesn't always get it right

And Action!

5

Preliminary Exercise – Focus

Master the techniques

Exercise 1 – The Hole…Size Really Is Everything…

This exercise will be your first really big win, and you'll learn how to tell your camera to pick an f stop! Bokeh, smokeh

Exercise 2 – “The Need For Speed…”

You're going to have a go at freezing action and mastering motion blur

Exercise 3 – “Taking Control…”

A foray into manual mode - you may not want to look back...

Quick Quiz – How Much Have You Absorbed?

Test your new found knowledge - you're smashing it!

Closing on Camera Craft

2

Real World Problems – Camera Craft

Some problems you may encounter

Camera Craft Feedback

Please give us some feedback so that we can keep making this program better and better

Basic Composition

Conquer Composition

7

These Rules Are Meant To Be Broken

You know you want to...

Rule of Thirds

This alone will make a huge difference to your photography

The Golden Ratio and Fibonacci

The mathematical definition of beauty - with some composition grids

Balance – Introduction

Introducing Visual Balance and Harmony

Balance – Formal

Balance based on Symmetry

Balance – Informal – the basics

Asymmetrical Balance

Other Tips

More tools for your arsenal..

And Action!

5

Exercise 1 – Rule of Thirds

Having fun with placement grids

Exercise 2 – Fibonacci

Getting Mathematically beautiful pictures (without the maths)

Exercise 3 – Balance

Working with symmetry and asymmetry

Exercise 4 – Practicing Other Methods

We're starting to pick and mix here

Exercise 5 – Mastery

Here's where you put EVERYTHING together

Closing on Composition

2

Real World Problems – Composition

These are some of the problems people face in the real world. We rely on you to tell us what problems you're facing so we can help...

Composition Feedback

Please tell us how you found things so we can make things better and better...

Demystifying the Lens

General

4

Lenses – Introduction

Not all lenses are created equal....

Focal Length

Wide Angle, Telephoto, and Bokeh

Image Stabilization

Keeping the lens still and avoiding shake

Crop Factor

Some may call it cheating...

Types Of Lenses

5

Prime v Zoom

Fixed vs zoomy... We just wanted to say zoomy...

Telephoto

Tele means "long distance" photo means "light". It's like a telescope, that you can take pictures through...

Wide Angle

Shoot with a wider field than your eyes can see

Macro

It's real close up, and pretty neat...

Fisheye

No fish were harmed in the making of this lesson...

Closing on Lenses

2

Real World Problems – Lenses

Have you had any real world problems with your lenses that we can help with and add to this section?

Lenses Feedback

Please let us know how you found things so we can keep this program getting better and better

Kit

Introduction

1

Kit Introduction

Everyone's different. Get what's right for YOU

Types Of Camera

6

Mobile / Cell ‘Phones

'Phone technology is coming on massively (great if you don't want to carry heavy kit on any given day)

Compact Cameras

You can get some great results with the right model

Bridge Cameras

They "bridge the gap" between compact and DSLR cameras

Mirrorless Cameras

No "optical" viewfinder - you'll be looking at a digital image

DSLR’s – Digital Single Lens Reflex Camera’s

Versatile, amazing, albeit can be a little bulky. Well worth it in our opinion!

Brand Of DSLR (Important Note…)

Each brand has it's own lens fittings - so you might get stuck on one brand

Flash and Artificial Light

2

Lighting – Flash

Ah-ah, Saviour Of The Universe!

Lighting – Diffusers

Gotta Wear Shades...

Tripods and Other Stabilization Tools

3

Tripods

Opens up a whole new area of photography...

Tripod Heads

Because you can't have a headless tripod...

Convenience is King

When you don't want to carry a big tripod

Care of Equipment

3

Camera Care – The Basics

Look after it, it will pay you back...

Sensor Cleaning

When I'm cleaning windows... actually it's a lot more delicate...

Storing Lenses

Don't put them in the freezer...

Did You Get It?

1

Kit – Questions

Test your knowledge, we've thrown in some lens questions too... are you smashing it? (Not literally of course, that would be expensive)

Closing on Kit

2

Real World Problems – Kit

Let us know any problems or dilemmas you've had - chances are you're not alone and we can help everyone here!

Kit Feedback

We really need your feedback, so we can improve things for you and everyone else - listening to you gives us the edge.

Bonus Content

Download Library

2

Cheat Sheets

Make life easy on yourself...

"Glossies"

Enjoy...

Mini Course

2

Mini Course Video 1 - Portraits

No dogs were harmed in the making of this video...

Mini Course Video 2 - Quick Guide to Action

Ready...steady....

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About the teacher

Christina S Wimsey

Christina's passions are photography and creating. She has had photographs published in national and international publications. Christina is dedicated to sharing her passion for photography in fun and interesting ways, so that others can enjoy their own creative abundance. The joy of photography is open to everyone.

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