Learning to shoot in manual gives you the control to turn what you see into the images you want.  Do you want to:

  • take better photos?
  • capture the beauty you see every day?
  • get sharp images every time?
  • blur the background behind your subject?
  • expose your subject well, even if the light is challenging?
  • photograph moving objects without (or with!) motion blur?
  • be creative with night photography?
  • photograph nature, water and landscapes?
  • learn about composition?
  • know what those buttons on your camera do?
  • photograph for fun, or for a future career?

If so, then read below for further information.


Why learn from Kim Howells Photography Training?

  • Online at your own pace.
  • Developed for busy people, so it's easy to learn if you have kids, full time work, etc.
  • Interactive with support - ask questions and post images for feedback.
  • Simple explanations of technical concepts. Step-by-step with examples, exercises and help on hand.
  • Refer back to the material and ask for help at any time over the 12 months.  It's plenty of time to complete the course, and practice what you have learned.
  • Renewable after 12 months for half price, so you can continue getting feedback and referencing the course material.
  • Photo challenges target specific areas of learning while letting you be creative and have fun.
  • Avoid confusion and wasted time spent sifting through information, without knowing what you really need to learn or what is correct.
  • Learn from an experienced, multi award-winning professional master photographer.


What you will learn:

  • Tools and terminology - the functions of your camera and lens(es).
  • Camera handling and care.
  • What the light meter is and how to use it, metering modes.
  • How to get sharp focus, focusing modes.
  • How to expose using the triangle of exposure (ISO, aperture and shutter speed).
  • Control depth of field (how much of your image is in focus), by learning the factors which affect it.
  • Motion/movement effects, such as how to freeze or show movement.
  • How to read and use a histogram.
  • White balance (colour).
  • Composition techniques.

These and more give you the platform to become a photographer, whether that be as an amateur, taking better photos of your family, landscapes, projects, or the start of the journey to become a professional photographer.


What you need:

  • Digital camera with full manual capability. This is likely to be a dSLR or mirrorless camera, which often have interchangeable lenses. You need a camera that has features such as a light meter, control over focusing modes, metering modes, ISO, aperture and shutter speed to make the best use of what the course offers. Most compact cameras will not be suitable; nor will phones.
  • A free membership on the forum of photo editing extraordinaire Damien Symonds - this is where the course is hosted. ask.damiensymonds.net


Course cost:
$79 for 12 months access, renewable for half price.


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