Become a Better Photographer Part I: Tips & Tricks For Taking Amazing Photos With Any Camera

Bernie Raffe AMPA, Award winning photographer and teacher

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26 Lessons (2h 20m)
    • 1. Course Introduction

      1:50
    • 2. Top Shade, the professional's portrait lighting secret

      5:43
    • 3. Dealing with the sun when taking a portrait

      3:23
    • 4. Understand the direction of light and the effect it has on your photos

      8:05
    • 5. Get nice blue skies in your photos and avoid white skies

      3:06
    • 6. How to retain the ambient light of a nicely lit room

      4:12
    • 7. Better indoor portraits using window light - pt 1 of 2

      6:32
    • 8. Better indoor portraits using window light - pt 2 of 2

      3:04
    • 9. Create a great look using backlighting

      5:36
    • 10. How to improve your natural light portraits using a reflector

      6:31
    • 11. Use the rule of thirds for improved composition

      4:41
    • 12. Better composition using diagonal lines

      7:50
    • 13. Use 'Leading Lines' to create more dramatic images

      8:21
    • 14. Use repeating patterns for more impact

      2:36
    • 15. Improve your composition using the 'frame within a frame' trick

      3:12
    • 16. Blur the background for more impact (DSLRs)

      4:34
    • 17. Blur the background to isolate your subject (Compact Cameras)

      3:09
    • 18. Don't let cluttered backgrounds ruin your portraits

      3:30
    • 19. Improve your portraits using unusual backgrounds

      3:12
    • 20. Improve your portraits using nature's own abstract backgrounds

      3:21
    • 21. Flatter your individual subject with these full length posing tips

      5:04
    • 22. Family or small group poses - Pt I Standing poses

      8:14
    • 23. Family or small group poses - Pt II Seated poses

      11:43
    • 24. Individual natural and relaxed female poses

      7:59
    • 25. Ideas for photographing children, 4-6 months old

      7:20
    • 26. Ideas for photographing children, 9-12 months old

      6:43
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