Photography - Become a Better Photographer - Part I course is the perfect course for the professionals. Learn key concepts, strategies of Photography and boost your career with a marketable skill. Learn from the experts and become an expert. 

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Unlimited Duration

Last Updated

August 26, 2021

Students Enrolled


Course Duration

5 hours, 50 minutes

Course Instructor
'Probably the best photography course I have taken and great fun '- Diane (enrolled in over a dozen other photography courses)
A set of over 50 video tutorials of photography tips and tricks, each one demonstrates one specific DSLR or compact camera photography tip. This course is aimed at amateur photographers from beginners through to enthusiasts.
  • Photography training that works
  • See immediate improvements in your photos
  • Easy to follow and understand, with a fun teaching style
  • All boring bits removed (well, most of them anyway!)
Just kicked myself, that is a brilliant tip, how did I not think of it? These videos are brilliant! - Wilfie
Bernie is so easy to listen to. This is by far the best course I have come across. Lovely quick videos that explain everything. Can not recommend it highly enough. Love it, love it, love it! - Patricia
There's lots to learn here and sometime Bernie can be a real laugh, but you can really tell that he knows what he's talking about. Well worth the money. - Michael
This has been such a great course and learning experience for me. You deserve more than five stars I gave in the review, I wish I was able to give you ten stars - Diane
These DSLR photography tips for beginners deal with a wide range of subjects and surprisingly, some of the more powerful tips are completely non-technical in nature. There are several FREE photography training videos that you can try out first, watch them and see for yourself just how good some of these DSLR photography tips and tricks are.

What you will learn

  • 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 better focussing technique and use of shutter speeds
  •  Working with natural light and dealing with the sun
  • How understanding the direction of light can dramatically improve your photos
  • How to use composition to take more dramatic and creative images
  • Flatter your family and friends with some great posing tips (individual and group posing)
  • How to improve your flash photography Controlling depth of field and the 'block of focus'
  •  How to get blue skies in your photos instead of washed out white skies
  • How to take better photos in the snow
  • How to avoid camera shake and get sharper images
  • How to take photos of fireworks
  • The myth of megapixels and image quality
  • Digital cameras and their settings .... and much more!

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Who is this course for?

This course is ideal for those who work in or aspire to work in the following professions:
  • Beginner amateur photographers
  • Intermediate amateur photographers

Why Choose Photography - Become a Better Photographer - Part I course?

  • Accredited by CPD
  • Conducted by industry experts
  • Get Instant E-certificate
  • Fully online, interactive course with Professional voice-over
  • Developed by qualified professionals
  • Self paced learning and laptop, tablet, smartphone friendly
  • Tutor Support


By the successful completion of your course, you will get an instant accredited e-certificate. Our courses are fully accredited with updated industry knowledge and skills that aim at making you an expert in the field. The hard copy of the certificate is also available and can be sent to your address. The delivery charge is applicable with a shipping cost of £4.99. All the certificates have no expiry dates but to stay updated and valued certificates are recommended to be renewed every year.

Career Path

This training course will lead you to many different career opportunities, here are few prospects:
  • Photography Beginner Level - £17,000 to £22,000 per annum
  • Photography Moderate Level - £24,261 per annum
  • Professional Photography - £35,000 per annum


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Course Curriculum

    • Use the Exposure Triangle to understand exposure and get out of the Auto mode 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
    • Get Your Certificate & Transcript 00:00:00

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