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A new class in Photography covers all basic camera settings, tips for getting sharp images, understanding of light and composition, easy ways of taking unique outdoor portraits, getting better landscape photos, PR photos, and better flash photos indoors with a handful of practical techniques for anyone with any skill set to use the application confidently as a professional.

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5 hours, 50 minutes

Last updated

February 16, 2023



£32.99 inc. VAT

More about the course

Industry-renowned pro photographer Bernie Raffe passionate about photography, has developed this course on how to use Photography to your benefit with tips and tricks for taking amazing photos with your DSLR or Smartphone in any sector.

Becoming a Photographer is one of the most popular careers in the UK today. All you need is to master the skill of capturing pictures. Keeping this in mind, this course started with an essential understanding of image quality, resolution, camera types, features and settings.

Without photography, today's world would be unrecognisable. From public museums to personal memories, medicine to movies, and newsrooms to NASA, photographic imaging has become indispensable to understanding ourselves and our universe over the past two centuries. Photographs play an important role in everyone's life – they connect us to our past and remind us of people, places, feelings, and stories. They can help us to know who we are.

Photography is important because it opens a view into a person's mind and allows them to convey messages. Photojournalists and the media are essential in showing us what is happening worldwide.

Photography has shaped how we remember things, from global-scale events to domestic and familiar occurrences. The importance of photography can never be underestimated. The way your brand is perceived has a significant effect on your business. The three variables that matter the most in photography are simple: light, subject, and composition and this bundle course demonstrate from top to bottom to sharpen your skill.

This entirely online course has expanded on photography in many aspects as it suits your need to ensure you can do your job as a Photography expert.

You can start with any skill set and will reach the next level at the end of this course.

Moreover, the course has been accredited by the CPD group, and they will earn you the essential 12 CPD points for your Continuous Professional Development.

You will be able to do the following after completing this course:

  • Understand the 'Exposure Triangle' and get out of the Auto mode.
  • Get incredible natural portrait lighting with this one simple pro tip that will flatter your subjects
  • Get sharper images with a better focusing technique and use of shutter speeds
  • Working with natural light and dealing with the sun
  • Understanding the direction of light can dramatically improve your photos
  • Use composition to take more dramatic and creative images
  • Flatter your family and friends with some great posing tips (individual and group posing)
  • Improve your flash photography Controlling depth of field and the 'block of focus'
  • Get blue skies in your photos instead of washed-out white skies
  • Take better photos in the snow
  • Avoid camera shake and get sharper images
  • Take photos of fireworks
  • Understand the myth of megapixels and image quality
  • Digital cameras and their settings
  • .... and much more!

Is this course for you?

This Photography course would benefit anyone wishing to explore the creative potential of their photography practice. Photography is an industry that makes for a great career, with opportunities growing everywhere. With a DSLR camera, you can brush up your skills in several types of photography, such as digital, landscape, travel, commercial, or photography with a DSLR camera. The courses combine practical skills with artistic skills.

If you are both logical and creative, you should consider studying photography. There are many different career fields to pursue, or you can even start your own business! Learning about photography can open up a world of opportunities. Photography can allow for self-expression, as well as improve your technical skills.

Photography isn’t just another hobby. It has the potential to keep people connected, no matter how far apart. On top of this, you don’t need some elaborate degree to be a successful photographer! Experience doesn't matter. You can learn many things about composition, light, exposure, and so on that will easily take you to the next level. You can learn these by yourself.

One picture can say a million things. It helps keep everyone around you in touch with what’s happening in your life. Photography, and the portfolio you’ll build up as you go along, can connect you to other photographers. You’ll also be able to network with them and build on your credibility.

Why choose this course?

  • Developed and delivered by Qualified industry experts
  • Instant E-certificate of Completion
  • Entirely online
  • Self-paced learning and laptop, tablet, and smartphone-friendly
  • 24/7 Support

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Course Content

    • Use the Exposure Triangle to understand exposure and get out of the Auto mode FREE 00:07:00
    • The ISO setting, what is it and what’s it for? 00:08:00
    • Exposure Compensation, why you sometimes need to darken or lighten your images 00:08:00
    • Lens apertures, learn about one of the most important camera settings 00:07:00
    • 5 Tips for tack sharp focussing 00:10:00
    • Choose the right shutter speeds to avoid camera shake & get sharper photos 00:08:00
    • Use your histogram to nail the exposure for those important images. 00:08:00
    • Aperture & depth of field – start getting creative (DSLRs) 00:07:00
    • Scene modes & depth of field (Compact cameras) 00:05:00
    • Top Shade, the professional’s portrait lighting secret 00:06:00
    • Dealing with the sun when taking a portrait 00:04:00
    • Direction of light and the effect it has on your photos 00:09:00
    • Get nice blue skies in your photos and avoid white skies 00:04:00
    • How to retain the ambient light of a nicely lit room 00:05:00
    • Better indoor portraits using window light – pt 1 of 2 00:07:00
    • Better indoor portraits using window light – pt 2 of 2 00:04:00
    • Create a great look using backlighting 00:06:00
    • How to improve your natural light portraits using a reflector 00:07:00
    • Use the rule of thirds for improved composition 00:05:00
    • Better composition using diagonal lines 00:08:00
    • Use ‘Leading Lines’ to create more dramatic images 00:09:00
    • Use repeating patterns for more impact 00:03:00
    • Improve your composition using the ‘frame within a frame’ trick 00:04:00
    • Blur the background for more impact (DSLRs) 00:05:00
    • Blur the background to isolate your subject (Compact Cameras) 00:04:00
    • Don’t let cluttered backgrounds ruin your portraits 00:04:00
    • Improve your portraits using unusual backgrounds 00:04:00
    • Improve your portraits using nature’s own abstract backgrounds 00:04:00
    • Flatter your individual subject with these full length posing tips 00:06:00
    • Family or small group poses – Pt I Standing poses 00:09:00
    • Family or small group poses – Pt II Seated poses 00:12:00
    • Individual natural and relaxed female poses 00:08:00
    • Ideas for photographing children, 4-6 months old 00:08:00
    • Ideas for photographing children, 9-12 months old 00:07:00
    • Landscape photography tips, a walkthough with Barbara 00:22:00
    • How to take better photos in the snow 00:08:00
    • Better results using an external flashgun, Pt I – Bouncing the flash 00:05:00
    • Better flash portraits using an external flashgun, Pt II – More creative portraits 00:05:00
    • Better results using your cameras’ built-in flash – soften the shadows 00:06:00
    • Better results using on-board flash – get a more pleasing background 00:06:00
    • General tips on camera lenses, variable/fixed apertures, fast/slow, what are prime lenses? 00:08:00
    • Lens focal length, Pt I – Perspective 00:05:00
    • Lens focal length, Pt II – ‘Field of View’ 00:04:00
    • Lens focal length, Pt III – ‘Depth of Field’ 00:05:00
    • A neat idea for a fun, dramatic portrait 00:02:00
    • How the ‘half press of the shutter’ technique can improve your picture taking 00:07:00
    • How to take photos of fireworks 00:10:00
    • Use the fashion photographer’s perspective trick for longer legs 00:02:00
    • Take a more flattering PR or Profile photo – Basic technique using using ‘Top Shade’ 00:08:00
    • Take a more flattering Profile or PR photo – Refining the basic profile or PR image 00:04:00
    • The myth of megapixels – image resolution and quality 00:07:00
    • Which camera should I buy next – there’s so many to choose from! 00:16:00
    • Resources 00:00:00
    • What’s Next? 00:00:00
    • Get Your Certificate & Transcript 00:00:00

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