Digital Photography


Photography Fundamentals for Beginners

Learn the exposure triangle (aperture, shutter speed, ISO) and basic composition rules in this easy photography course.

4.62 (6724 reviews)


1 hour


Feb 2021

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What you will learn

You will learn how to use the manual settings on your camera to properly expose a photo.

You will learn basic composition rules that will automatically improve your photography.

You will learn what aperture is, and how to use it creatively.

You will learn what shutter speed is, and how to prevent common beginner mistakes.

You will learn what ISO is, and how to prevent 'noisy' photos.

You will learn about the different photo settings and resolutions.

You will understand the basic settings and rules that all pro photographers once learned.


You want to take better photos, right?

If terms like aperture, shutter speed, ISO, and the exposure triangle aren't familiar - then this photography for beginners course is perfect for you.

Whether you have a DSLR, mirrorless, bridge, point and shoot, or even just a smartphone, you should learn these main settings and rules that all professional photographers use.

With this Photography Fundamentals course, you'll understand how your camera actually works

After taking this beginner photography course, you'll know:

  • Aperture - Adjusting your f-stop, and what this does creatively to your photo

  • Shutter Speed - How to prevent a common beginner mistake with this setting

  • ISO - Preventing photos with digital noise and grain

  • Exposure - How to use aperture, shutter speed, ISO, lights, and filters to take well-exposed photos

  • Composition - Basic rules to follow... and when to break them

  • White Balance - Make sure your photo's colors look natural

  • Photo Quality & File Types - Best scenarios to use different file types

Who is the photography instructor?

My name is Phil Ebiner, I wanted to create this course for absolute beginners who want to know the basic settings and rules no matter what camera you're using.

I hope you enjoy my little course!



Photography Fundamentals for Beginners
Photography Fundamentals for Beginners
Photography Fundamentals for Beginners
Photography Fundamentals for Beginners


Intro to Photography


How does a camera work?

Join the Official Student Photography Group

How to Expose Your Photo Properly


Shutter Speed


Exposure Triangle

Lights & Filters

Basic Camera Settings and Composition

White Balance

File Types: JPEG vs. RAW

Photo Resolution & Quality

Composing Better Images



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Course Conclusion



Navjyoth6 October 2020

This has proved to be just what I needed. Explanation of terms like Aperture and ISO (previously I had absolutely no idea about them) has given me extra tools for improving my photo quality. Thank you for this wonderful course!!

Rutvij6 October 2020

Yes this is very nice as for beginners, as all things are well explained for the use a camera and more.

Sean5 October 2020

I am brand new to the inner workings of a camera so this is exactly what i needed! The presentation is laid out very well and the information is super helpful!

Beatrice3 October 2020

The course provided me with the information I expected in a clear and structured way. It was easy to follow and a very good intro to basic settings and practical examples that you can try right away to get out of the "I'll just click the button and take a picture and that's all" zone. Very good start, and also appreciated a lot the use-cases provided for each setting explained, so the student can go further and try a hands-on approach to what they've just learned. Also very nice website with guides to go in depth and learn more from after finishing this. Satisfied with the course, cannot give it 5 stars though since it was not actually providing too much content, more of a kickstart for absolute beginners in order to dare and go out of their automatic settings comfort zone, to the professional one.

Cathy18 September 2020

Yes, a good match for me! I know nothing about photography and always wanted to test the waters to see if it was for me. Very informative, great instructor! Thank you!

Laura25 February 2020

I knew going in it was an introduction course, but you still can't go wrong. Everything is simplified for anyone to understand as well as broken down. I am going to take another course from him.

Marcel23 February 2020

hi there, i never take course and always took photo but i am always sad of my photos, so i decided to resart my learning by the base, and i am a little bit better, so i will progress by practicing and practicing, i think it is the base. thank you for your help

Matthew21 February 2020

Great intro. Very basic and a good place to start if you have never used a camera in manual mode or if you want to start and take real photos not just snap and go shots.

Chirag16 February 2020

He's a really passionate teacher with great knowledge and clarity of thought thank you for sharing so much with us will take another course soon.

Daniel5 February 2020

I needed a really basic understanding of photography because technology isn’t my strong suite and this was perfect!

Justin26 January 2020

Im learning great information for my photography business that's really helpful. @jb_photo_production

Md.23 January 2020

This was amazing! Thanks for putting these all great pieces of information! And grateful for the amazingly clear voice and presentation!!!

Jose19 January 2020

The course was great and very much learned much after a course of 44 mins. i recommend it for those who would like to learn photography

Deanna4 January 2020

very simple and quick. not bogged down with big complicated ideas. a child could understand this course and that's exactly how it should be.

Benjamin25 December 2019

The instructor stuck the basic information he promised and I love the simplicity of his explanations.


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