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22 Videos (59m)
    • Beginner Photography Workshop

      0:49
    • A Brief Overview Of Your Workshop

      0:43
    • Your Camera's Auto Mode

      2:04
    • That Other Auto Mode

      3:00
    • Shutter Priority Mode Part 1

      1:01
    • Shutter Priority Mode Part 2

      7:41
    • Shutter Priority Mode Part 3

      2:09
    • Shutter Priority Mode Part 4

      2:03
    • Aperture Priority Mode

      7:21
    • Shutter Priority vs. Aperture Priority

      1:02
    • How And Why To Adjust ISO

      4:55
    • Camera "Scene" Settings

      1:07
    • How To Stabilize Your Camera

      2:37
    • Wide Angle vs. Telephoto Lenses

      3:46
    • Composition Part 1

      2:32
    • Composition Part 2

      1:23
    • Composition Part 3

      1:34
    • Learn How To "See" Light

      3:13
    • People and Landscape Photography

      4:57
    • Bring out Smiles!

      1:17
    • Simple Shutter and Aperture Exercises

      2:40
    • It's A Wrap!

      0:39

About This Class

Get off Auto Mode and create stunning photographs with your digital camera. Shutter, Aperture, ISO, and Creativity!

In this workshop you will master that dial on top of your camera, and use your camera's shutter and aperture for amazing photography techniques. This is the perfect course if you own a digital SLR (DSLR), Mirrorless camera, or any digital camera with a control dial on top. Learn not only why there are 2 Auto modes on almost all digital cameras, but why, when, and how to go beyond Auto mode.

You will also learn

  • how to "see" light
  • how to make great compositions
  • how to control focus
  • how to take creative pictures of people and landscapes
  • how to stop - or blur - action and movement
  • how to lighten up shadows
  • how, and when, to control ISO
  • and lots more

Whether you own a Canon, Nikon, Olympus, Fuji, Sony, Panasonic, Leica, or other brand camera, if you have manual controls you will be able to use these lessons to master your camera's controls. Adults learn by doing - so put down that thick manual, grab your camera, and in an hour you will understand the dials and controls that are key to taking great photographs.

What some of my workshop students have said about my Beginner Photography Workshop:

"I enjoyed Steve's style, and he presented the information in a way that is easy to understand."

"Steve explained how the camera works, why I was doing what I was doing, how to change the modes, f-stops, etc. And what the result of the picture would be. When I left the workshop I was EXCITED to use my camera! I tried all of my newly learned techniques at home. I learned so much that day, and I was hungry for more!!!!!" 

"Steve explained things at a level I understood, using terminology I understood. And even more important, I was able to practice what was taught and see the results. If the results were not what I expected, Steve was available to explain what changes should be made to get the better shot."

"Steve is very knowledgeable about the subject matter and easily imparts that knowledge to students. He spends time explaining even the most basic concepts (like how do I pop the flash!). I had just gotten my camera and had no idea how to use it. I took some pretty great pictures after the workshop!"

52 of 52 students recommendSee All

This is exactly what I needed to start taking photographs without using full auto mode. Thanks!
This was a fantastic course, covering all the basics of what beginner photographers should know. Thank you.

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Steve Weinrebe

Photographer, Author, Instructor

Steve has been teaching photography for over 25 years, drawing on his professional background as a widely published advertising and corporate photographer. Author of 2 books on photography and Adobe Photoshop, Steve loves demystifying the art of photography for enthusiastic students. Steve is a Certified Technical Trainer, Adobe Community Professional, and has won a Videographer Award for video-based training. On the part-time faculty of three photography schools, when not teaching Steve can be found photographing the coastline of New Jersey.

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Steve Weinrebe
Adobe Certified Instructor (ACI, ACE, CompTIA CTT+)
Adobe Community Professional (ACP)
Facebook.com/SteveTeachesPhoto
Author, Cengage Learning, "Irreverent Photo Tools for Digital Photographers"
Author, Cengage Learning, "Adobe Photoshop & the Art of Photography"