Photography 101

Lesson 41 of 55

If It’s Not Working With, It’s Probably Working Against

 

Photography 101

Lesson 41 of 55

If It’s Not Working With, It’s Probably Working Against

 

Lesson Info

If It’s Not Working With, It’s Probably Working Against

Hopefully you all have enjoyed the workshop so far and there's one bit of advice that I want to give you all, which is actually a word of advice that I got from a mutual friend of ours and matt at one point it was actually while he was teaching some of our employees and and he said something that really stuck to me he said if something's not working with your composition it's working against it and it was a very black and white approach to basically what should be in a photograph and what should not be and that there was no gray area and when I first heard it, I was like, uh I don't know if I agree with that, but then as I got to thinking about it is coming, yeah, that makes sense just because and you could tell me if you agree or not, but it made sense because in a photograph if I'm shooting, say, a couple and there's some trees behind them and there's one tree that I don't really like but I don't really mind it either. Well, if it's not helping my composition, then it probably is det...

racting from it and my composition be that much better if it didn't have it in there and it could really apply to anything in the image if it's not helping it most likely is becoming something that's attracting I mean, I kind of like that idea. It simplifies everything. I don't know that I would chop down that tree that was in your way. I might shift over a little more environment, right? Let's be green, please. But I do like that. If I could just think about it as do be intentional. Do I like it? Is it there for a reason? Otherwise, why have it at all? Yeah. And we kind of thought about the same thing in choosing our background behind us. I mean, when we were planning it, it was like, well, if if one of these objects really isn't helping out, we probably should remove it from the scene. Otherwise, what is it doing there? Right what's the point, same with all this stuff right here, which these didn't even do anything didn't help us. I know, but they look good. They did look a and there's three of them. So it and I'm going to touch them right now. Just I've done something they've been used. Bottom third alright, guys, we'll see you guys at the next one.

Class Description

Learn how to create, edit, and share stunning digital images.

To a photography beginner, the gleaming complexity of a new camera seems to demand an arsenal of expensive equipment and a long legacy of training. This is a common misconception – beautiful, professional-grade shots are within reach to any with a mastery of the basic mechanics of photography.

Join Pye Jirsa of SLR Lounge for a thorough, practical exploration of the fundamentals. Photography 101 teaches you how to use standard, inexpensive equipment to:

  • Explore the inner mechanical workings of your camera
  • Learn how to recognize good light and modify it to your needs
  • Make the elements of manual mode - aperture, shutter speed and ISO - work for you
Take advantage of the flexibility and control offered by your camera’s manual mode by shadowing Pye on 5 days of shooting at 8 different locations. You’ll learn how to capture both crisp action shots of moving subjects and classic portraiture with posed models. You’ll also gain a sense of what makes a great photograph, and how to mix professional staging with candid, humanizing moments.

You will walk away from Photography 101 with SLR Lounge's Pye Jirsa as a better photographer, and you’ll have the creative and practical skills to create, edit, and share stunning digital images; all with no more gear than you started with. 

Lessons

  1. Introduction
  2. The Camera is Simply a Tool
  3. How Does a Camera Work?
  4. How to Adjust Shutter Speed, Aperture, ISO
  5. Exposure Triangle
  6. What is a Stop of Light
  7. Reading Exposure Via the Histogram
  8. Blown Highlights or Clipped Details
  9. White Balance & Color Temperature
  10. No Such Thing as the Correct Exposure
  11. How To Measure or Meter Light
  12. 8 Key Points to Understanding ISO and Image Quality
  13. Understanding the 3 Primary Metering Methods
  14. How to Get Perfect Exposures in One Shot
  15. Equivalent Exposure but Different Images
  16. Compensating for Light and Dark Scenes
  17. Starting with Automated Modes
  18. Auto Mode and Flash-Off Mode
  19. Portrait Mode on a Fashion Shoot
  20. Landscape Mode on the Beach
  21. Sports or Action Mode
  22. Macro Mode with Food Photography
  23. Creative Effects Mode - Floral Photography
  24. In-Camera Processing
  25. A Glimpse into RAW Processing
  26. 15 Tips When You’re Having Trouble Focusing
  27. 3 Primary Types of Autofocus
  28. Single Shot with Portrait Session
  29. Single Shot with Action Shots
  30. AI Servo with Action Shots
  31. Focus Recomposing vs. AF Point Selection
  32. Shutter Speed and the Reciprocal Rule
  33. How to Hold a Camera and Panning Tutorial
  34. What Makes a Great Photograph?
  35. How to Capture Candid Moments
  36. How to Find the Right Light Direction
  37. 5 Basic Compositional Theories
  38. The Power of Cropping
  39. Color Schemes
  40. Diving into the Narrative
  41. If It’s Not Working With, It’s Probably Working Against
  42. More About Your Camera and Lenses
  43. Understanding Megapixels
  44. Crop vs. Full Frame Cameras
  45. Crop vs. Full Frame Cameras Demonstration
  46. Prime vs. Zoom Lens
  47. How the Lens Affects Composition
  48. Dynamic Range and RAW vs. JPEG
  49. 5 Tips on Memory Cards
  50. 10 Tips on Buying Gear
  51. Conclusion
  52. The Good Karma Jar
  53. Posing and Action Shots with Female Model
  54. Posing and Lighting with Female Model
  55. Posing and Lighting Couples Portraits

Reviews

user-7d0810
 

I really enjoyed this class. I am not a beginner, but there were still things I learned here that I found helpful. I really enjoy learning from Pye. He is quick, gets to the point and doesn't spend a lot of time going over and over the same point. There is a wide variety of things that he covers, so really something for everyone. I would recommend purchasing this class if you want to understand your camera better, improve your technique and start taking better photos.

Joy Bobrink
 

I have tried to learn photography myself via the internet / YouTube but always felt like I was missing something in my foundation. Sure I can zero out my meter...but why? How do I know the settings I've selected are the correct ones? I've been circling this drain for a year until this course. WOW! Pye has SO MUCH information in every video. He doesn't just stand in a classroom and talk, he's out in the field actually putting his settings into his camera, talking about why and why not and then shooting. He's hands on the entire course. You don't just hear him, you see exactly what he's doing! I'm a visual / listening learner and this is my eureka moment! Thank you Pye! Watching the Exposure video and how you changed the settings yet maintained the exact same exposure was mind blowing. Awesome course! I would recommend this to anyone new to photography or anyone that feels like they don't have all the info.

user-ef3727
 

Pi is an outstanding teacher with a wealth of practical knowledge.