Drop Auto: Get Perfect Exposure with Your Camera's Manual Settings Premium class

Phil Ebiner, Video Creator | VideoSchoolOnline.com

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10 Videos (25m)
    • Introduction to Course

    • Project: Pet Portraits

    • What is aperture (aka F-Stop)?

    • What is shutter speed?

    • How does exposure work in 3 minutes

    • What is ISO?

    • What is exposure?

    • What is the exposure triangle?

    • Using the camera's light meter

    • Thank You - What's Next?


About This Class

You're a photographer and you want to learn how to shoot with the manual settings of your camera. Getting proper exposure is one of the trickiest things to do when you stop using the auto feature. Getting perfect exposure comes down to two things: 1) how much light is hitting your subject and 2) how your camera controls the amount of light being captured.

This course teaches you how to use your camera’s aperture, shutter speed, and ISO to get perfect exposure every time. This ‘exposure triangle’ is one of the first steps to taking better photos on your own.

64 of 69 students recommendSee All

Great idea to break this content out of the larger Master class. I believe it will be extremely useful for a beginner and help folks move away from the auto settings and explore their creativity
Well explained in a calm and understandable way.
all you need to know about photography basics





Phil Ebiner

Video Creator | VideoSchoolOnline.com

My passion is inspiring people through online courses. I've been creating things (videos, photos, businesses, projects) since I was a young child. I've created (produced, shot, edited) thousands of videos over the past five years. Now it is time to teach you!

What would you like to learn?

Would you like to learn motion graphics in After Effects?

Would you like to learn how to shoot & edit videos like a pro?

Would you like to take better photographs?

Would you like to make money teaching online courses like I do?

If you want to do any of these things, just enroll in the course.  And I'm always improving my courses so that they stay up to date and the best that they can be. Check them out, and enroll today!


I've always tried to live life presently and to the fullest. Some of the things I love to do in my spare time include mountain biking, nerding out on personal finance, traveling to new places, watching sports (huge baseball fan here!), and sharing meals with friends and family. Most days you can find me spending quality time with my lovely wife and our cat.

In 2011, I graduated with my Bachelor of Arts in Film and Television Production at Loyola Marymount University - one of the top 10 film schools in the country. While there, I was fortunate to make documentaries in Switzerland, Germany, Mexico, and India. After graduating, I worked at Participant Media shooting and editing short-form documentaries for their website TakePart. I followed that stint with a contract at Stanbridge College where I discovered online learning. I helped pioneer their online school there. Most recently, I spent 2 years working at University of California Berkeley with the media team. Throughout this time I built my Video School Online brand to teach others the skills that I have. In May of 2015, I left the 9-5 world to make my own path. Since then, I've made more money, worked fewer hours, and only have done the things I love each day.

I want to show you how to be a better creator, make money from your creations, and live the life you dreamed of.