3.95 (26 reviews)
☑ To be able to get out of auto mode and control the camera yourself.
☑ To be able to compose an artistic image and not just take snapshots.
Learn with more than 2,000 of my other students currently learning to improve their photography skills. This course will help you to understand how to use your camera, develop higher level photographic techniques, and to make more creative images.
This course is composed of videos, worksheets, assignments and critiques to help guide you through learning digital photography. The course has about 57 lessons and I'm constantly adding new lessons. As an added bonus, I will add you to a private Facebook group (or on udemy) so you can post questions.
This course is like having your own photography coach. This class will keep you shooting and practicing all year long and practice is the only way you will get better at anything.
Last updated 4/21/2016
I have never given this course away for free so my student numbers are not deceptively inflated as you may see on other udemy courses.
What Makes A Great Image
A Word About Equipment
Lesson 1: Getting to Know Your Camera
Camera Capabilities Questionnaire
How to Shoot a Self Portrait with a dSLR.
Self Portrait Assignment
Image Critique Rubric
Hand Holding Your Camera Worksheet
How to Hold Your Camera Steady
Using a Tripod
What to look for when buying a Tripod.
The Difference between a Photo & Video Tripod
Camera Settings and Functions
How to Focus Your Camera and Re-Compose.
Auto Focus Modes
What's Your Focus Worksheet
Working with Images
Using Your LCD Screen to Proof Images
Dealing With Digital Files
The Rule of Thirds
Defining a Subject
It's all about the Background
Line, Color, Shape, and Pattern Images
Composition: Odds & Ends
Slideshow: Understanding Exposure
Histograms & Exposure Compensation
Exposure and Metering Modes
Slideshow: Understanding Exposure II
Know where to point your camera for the best exposure.
How to Shoot in Manual Mode
How to blur water with slow shutter speeds.
How to Shoot a White Subject Like Snow.
Slideshow: White Balance
Types of photography you may want to explore.
Natural Light Portraits
How to Improve your Natural Light Portraits
Photographing Groups of People
Slideshow: Night Photography
How to Photograph the Moon.
Filters for Landscape Photography
Digital Landscape Photography Techniques
Time Lapse Photography
How to Know if your Sensor is Dirty
How to Photography Water Drops
To many pdf files not enough video and certainly to many commericals. Udmeny should put a stop to the commericals or limit them to the last video. And limit the intros to the videos to 10 secounds. Gary, I guess that you think that I'm gonna watch the videos till the end, commericals and all, well your wrong on many accounts there is only 5 hours and 4 secs of video.
This class gave great in site to creating interesting images. There were demos for you to follow and you were encouraged to try each new task and post it to the board to show your work. Great class for anyone wanting to advance their pictures.
The instructor showed me ways to look at subject differently and how to take night time photos easily. Would recommend this class for anyone wanting to make great photos.
I find the course a good mix of video and text presentation. It is easy to follow and though I knew some of the info already it is good to re-inforce knowledge.
I have, at this point, completed 99% of Gary's course, and have found it very informative and enjoyable. Now, I have to get busy and post those assignments to FB, that I've been slacking on!
I enjoyed taking this online course and learned a lot. I finally understand the workings of my camera. The instructor, Gary Detonnancourt, was very clear with lessons, and was there to answer any of your personal questions when needed. I really liked when he critiqued various student's pictures. I seemed to get quite a bit out of those lessons. I still have to practice and keep using all the techniques he suggested, but overall, I am very pleased that I took this course. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to know more about their camera and how the different functions work.
I love this class. Gary Detonnancourt, the instructor, promptly responds to questions usually within hours or even minutes of first posting the question. His answers are always clear, easy to understand, and supported with either his own personal experience or the experiences of other renown photographers. In addition, Gary provides objective constructive critiques to our images to take our pictures to the next level. Thank you Gary for your professionalism and expertise!
The lessons are easy to follow. I feel like the instructor has gathered all the necessary tools for someone who is a beginner. And if not a beginner its a great class to just have lesson reminders and practice.
It's not hard to find reading material or even great YouTube lessons on photography, what makes Gary's course special is that you get to have his personal, professional feedback on your work, which is so helpful! it make it much easier than learning on your own. also, seeing other people's pictures and reading Gary's feedback is another way to learn and improve. I love this course. I am already learning so much!