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
$79 for 12 months access, renewable for half price.
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