Photography Masterclass: Your Complete Guide to Photography Premium class

Phil Ebiner, Video Creator | VideoSchoolOnline.com

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161 Videos (7h 44m)
    • What will you learn in this course & who is it for?

      2:04
    • Sample Lesson: How does exposure work?

      0:53
    • Success! How will you succeed in this course?

      0:51
    • Course Requirements - what do you need to take this course?

      1:44
    • Who are we - the instructors?

      2:57
    • Introduction to the Photography Basics section

      1:02
    • A brief history of photography

      5:38
    • Modern photography - where are we today?

      2:37
    • From iPhone to fancy DSLR: the basic photographers toolbox

      2:00
    • Conclusion - what did we learn in this section?

      0:45
    • Introduction to the Understanding the Camera section

      0:44
    • Types of cameras

      1:19
    • The Smartphone

      1:51
    • The Point and Shoot

      1:43
    • The DSLR

      2:55
    • The EVIL camera

      1:52
    • How does a camera work?

      4:35
    • Shutters and Sensors

      2:49
    • File Formats

      2:38
    • Conclusion - what did we learn in this section?

      0:29
    • Intro to the camera Anatomy

      0:56
    • Detailed look at a Nikon DSLR

      13:57
    • Detailed look at a Canon DSLR

      10:38
    • Detailed look at a smart phone & our favorite apps

      2:36
    • Practice: Play with your buttons!

      0:44
    • The Nikon Info Button

      2:29
    • The Camera Menu - Let's go through it together - Nikon

      2:07
    • The Camera Menu - Let's go through it together - Canon

      2:07
    • Changing Image Quality on a Nikon

      1:38
    • Changing Image Quality - Canon

      3:19
    • Picture Styles on a Canon

      1:34
    • Image Review on a Nikon

      1:53
    • Image Review on a Canon

      2:06
    • Formatting Your Camera on a Nikon

      1:40
    • Formatting a memory card - Canon

      1:01
    • Practice - Choose your settings!

      0:42
    • Conclusion - what did we learn in this section?

      0:47
    • Introduction to the Drop Auto section

      1:08
    • What is exposure?

      1:40
    • What is aperture (aka. f-stop or iris)?

      3:18
    • What is shutter speed?

      3:15
    • What is ISO?

      4:14
    • What is the exposure triangle, and how does it work?

      2:47
    • Practice - Set your exposure for 3 scenarios!

      0:49
    • What is focus - depth of field explained

      2:28
    • Getting in focus using the auto-focus mode

      3:34
    • Getting in focus using the manual mode

      2:32
    • Using your camera's light meter

      3:38
    • Shooting fast objects

      1:57
    • Practice - Taking pictures of cars!

      0:31
    • Shooting in low light

      2:22
    • Practice - Taking pictures inside!

      0:47
    • Shooting at night

      3:21
    • Conclusion - what did we learn in this section?

      0:41
    • Introduction to the Stabilization section

      0:43
    • Tripod Tips

      2:34
    • Monopod Tips

      1:19
    • Other types of stabilization

      1:32
    • Tips for better handheld photography

      3:21
    • Conclusion - what did we learn in this section?

      1:37
    • Introduction to the Composition section

      0:59
    • What is composition?

      1:49
    • The rule of thirds

      7:37
    • When to throw out the rule of thirds

      1:25
    • Perspective: changing your angle

      3:17
    • What's the Mood of your photo?

      5:56
    • Wide Angle vs Telephoto & Zoom

      3:35
    • Choosing a background

      2:37
    • Panoramic compositions

      2:45
    • How to position your subject

      5:24
    • Focus on the details

      1:48
    • Using depth of field creatively

      2:23
    • Colors - think about how colors affect your photos

      3:09
    • Black & White photos - adding emotion by subtracting color

      2:58
    • Practice - Go on a photo adventure!

      0:55
    • Phil's Photo Walk - Let's look at his photos!

      7:12
    • Conclusion - what did we learn in this section?

      0:33
    • Introduction to the Lighting section

      0:52
    • What is light?

      1:20
    • What types of light sources do we have?

      1:14
    • Understanding light temperatures

      1:37
    • Setting your white balance properly

      2:11
    • What is three-point light?

      1:28
    • Using ambient light

      3:08
    • Using the flash

      2:55
    • Practice - use your flash!

      0:46
    • Shooting slhouettes

      1:30
    • Practice: Take a silhouette photo!

      0:27
    • Conclusion - what did we learn in this section?

      0:47
    • Introduction to the Lens section

      0:45
    • What is focal length?

      2:05
    • What standard lenses should you have?

      2:14
    • Depth of Field - Revisited

      4:11
    • What are our favorite lenses?

      5:19
    • Fisheye lenses

      1:18
    • Tilt shift (aka swing shift) lenses

      1:35
    • Polarizing, ND, and UV filters

      3:19
    • Conclusion - what did we learn in this section?

      0:43
    • Introduction to the Situational Photography section

      1:06
    • 5 Tips for Better Landscape Photos

      2:34
    • 5 Tips for Better Nature Photos

      2:54
    • Practice - Get outside and take some pictures!

      0:40
    • 5 Tips for Better Portraits

      3:07
    • 5 Tips for Better Portrait Lighting

      3:51
    • 5 Tips for Better Photos of Kids (or Pets)

      2:24
    • Practice - Take pictures of your kid (or pet)!

      0:47
    • Conclusion - what did we learn in this section?

      0:43
    • Introduction to the Modern Photography section

      0:38
    • Using our favorite smartphone apps

      3:30
    • How to take better pictures with your smartphone

      5:54
    • Tips for composing better square images & Instagram success!

      6:17
    • Practice - Take your best smart phone photo!

      0:54
    • Conclusion - what did we learn in this section?

      0:43
    • Introduction to the Photo Editing section

      1:02
    • What is photo editing, and why do we do it?

      2:37
    • What programs do we like for editing?

      4:44
    • How to get a free trial of Adobe Lightroom & Photoshop

      1:16
    • Importing and Organization in Lightroom

      3:53
    • Rating photographs - what is our process?

      5:37
    • Practice - Import & rate your photos!

      0:49
    • Adjusting exposure

      9:19
    • Adjusting color temperature (white balance)

      3:36
    • Cropping

      6:35
    • Sharpening

      7:00
    • Brightness & contrast

      4:35
    • Adjusting Saturation & Vibrance in Lightroom

      3:44
    • Vignettes & blurs

      3:17
    • Exporting & saving

      9:56
    • Practice - Improve your photos in Lightroom!

      1:12
    • Hue, Saturation, Luminance controls in Lightroom

      5:07
    • Editing a RAW Photo in Photoshop

      4:33
    • Editing a JPEG Photo in Photoshop

      6:33
    • Stitching together a panorama in Photoshop

      4:47
    • Get Rid of Blemishes in Photoshop - No more zits!

      2:24
    • Importing & Organization in iPhoto

      3:17
    • Quick Fixes in iPhoto - How to quickly make your photos look amazing!

      2:47
    • Using the Effects Tab in iPhoto

      2:56
    • Advanced Photo Adjustments in iPhoto

      5:30
    • Exporting/Saving Photos from iPhoto

      3:08
    • Introduction to the Making Money with Photography section

      1:03
    • What jobs can you do with photography?

      2:48
    • Branding yourself

      3:51
    • Tips for branding yourself

      3:58
    • Tell everyone, everywhere

      2:49
    • Sharing your photographs - our favorite sites

      5:55
    • Creating a website/portfolio

      5:44
    • What you need to put in a website

      6:50
    • What should you charge as a photographer?

      6:42
    • Finding freelance photography work

      8:08
    • 3 Unique ways to dive into photography

      4:03
    • Landing a full-time photography job

      3:31
    • Conclusion - what did we learn in this section?

      1:16
    • Introduction to the Sell Your Photographs section

      1:22
    • Best stock photo sites for making money online

      4:21
    • How one guy made $15,000 in one day on Instagram

      2:52
    • Selling your own photography

      3:46
    • Understanding licensing

      3:06
    • How to license your photos

      3:33
    • Fair Use photographs

      3:46
    • Conclusion - what did we learn in this section?

      0:54
    • THANK YOU!

      1:03

About This Class

This online photography course will teach you how to take amazing images and sell them, whether you use a smartphone or a DSLR camera.

This course is designed to teach you the ins and outs of photography, even if you have little to no experience with it, to help create profitable images that help you stand out from the crowd and sell.

While there are plenty of photography courses that focus on specific styles or how to use gear, it's hard to find a comprehensive course like this one, which is for beginner to advanced photographers.

This course is designed for all levels of photographers who want to improve their skills, take stellar images, and make money with their photos.

Master Photography Techniques to Create Extraordinary Images and Boost Your Freelancing Income.

  • Understand How Cameras Work and What Gear You Need
  • Master Shooting in Manual Mode and Editing Photos
  • Use Stabilization, Composition, and Lighting
  • Learn How to Sell Photos or Start a Photography Business (Sections 16-18)

Improve Your Photography Techniques, Acquire Clients, And Make More Money

Regardless of what your level of experience is or what type of camera you use, this in-depth course is designed to provide you with everything you need to take your photography skills to the next level.

Whether you prefer taking photos of nature, animals, or people, a great photographer knows how to compose a shot, light it, and edit it. By honing these skills, you can sell your photos so you can turn your passion into a career. This course shows you how.

Unlike other photography classes that are more limited in scope, this complete course teaches you how to take amazing photos and how to make money by selling them.

Contents and Overview

This course is aimed at teaching photographers what it takes to improve your techniques to earn more money.

You'll start with the basics and tackle how a camera operates, the types of cameras and lenses available, and equipment you'll need for accomplishing your goals. You'll then dive into the different styles of photography you can focus on.

You'll learn about your camera settings, including how to shoot in manual mode. You'll use stabilization tools and master how to properly compose and light a scene. You'll even learn how to take great photos with a smartphone or tablet and how to edit images.

So you can sell your photos, you'll learn how to brand yourself, create a portfolio and website, and find freelance work or a full-time position. Gain insight into licensing, fair use, and more. And if you want to get into wedding photography, you'll learn how to start your own business.

By the end of this master course, your confidence as a photographer will soar. You'll have a thorough understanding of your camera and gear so you can use them to their fullest potential to take unforgettable photos and start a profitable photography career.

About the instructors:

Phil Ebiner started teaching online courses in 2012, and now has over 50,000 happy students on Udemy learning all sorts of things from photography to video making. Phil worked as a photographer at a private college a few years ago doing event coverage, marketing & advertising, and social media.

Sam Shimizu-Jones has been taking photos his entire life. Growing up in Santa Cruz, CA, he fell in love with photography skating around town. Since then, he's traveled the world taking photos for business and pleasure. Most recently, Sam worked as the photographer for Floating Doctors, a medical non-profit working in Panama.

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An excellent overview of the many aspects of photography. Great as a refresher and introduction to the most important topics involved in understanding how cameras work, and how to use them.
Hands down the best photography class I have taken. I had to take two courses when I went to college for my BA in graphic design but this course was much better and straight to the point. Thank you!!
Great course Sam and Phil! Must have taken a lot of hardwork. Thank you both!
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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!

MORE ABOUT PHIL:

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.