Fundamentals of DSLR Photography
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Understanding Your DSLR13:04
Balancing the Exposure Triangle4:42
Preparing to Shoot4:03
Deep Dive: Shutter Speed5:06
Deep Dive: Aperture5:05
Deep Dive: ISO4:35
Editing Tips & Tricks14:01
Bonus: Buying Cameras and Lenses13:52
Learn More from Justin0:43
About This Class
New to DSLR cameras? Learn fundamentals for your best photos yet!
This introductory photography class is a smart, inspiring way to get up to speed quickly. Taught by photographer Justin Bridges, you'll learn how to manually balance shutter speed, aperture, and ISO to achieve perfect exposure, every time — and then hit the NYC streets to see it all in action.
Easy-to-follow lessons include how to:
- Balance shutter speed, aperture, and ISO for perfect exposure (and conquer fear of "manual" mode)
- Freeze and blur motion via shutter speed
- Control background blur via aperture
- Edit your photos in 5 minutes or less
Plus, you'll also learn Justin's go-to camera settings, must-have gear, and recommendations on a budget. By the end, you'll know how to master your settings, shoot in manual mode for total control, and create the pro-level photos you've always imagined.
This class is ideal for beginners and intermediate enthusiasts. Looking for more? Explore Justin's Skillshare classes for intermediate photographers: One-Light Setups and Shooting Portraits with Natural Light.
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Really great at detailing such a vast, confusing, and exciting creative space. Justin does a super job at explaining and showing as an image is worth a thousand words. The examples and composition in the videos to demonstrate his point are really user-friendly and easy to follow. Thanks Justin!
Justin Bridges is a fashion and portrait photographer based in New York City. Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, Justin began his pursuit of photography as a college student studying finance and economics. Although he opted for an early career as a finance professional at Goldman Sachs, he realized the need to align his career with his love of photography.
Justin's approach is to capture the untraveled moment and apply a feeling of art and thoughtfulness to each photograph.
Clients and publications include:
- Media: GQ, Details, Esquire, High Snobiety & Selectism, Complex Media, Hypebeast Magazine
- Fashion: Giorgio Armani, Public School NY, The Arrivals, Raleigh, En Noir, Ovadia & Sons, Alternative Apparel
- Client: Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdales, Barney's NY, Amazon, Carson Street Clothiers