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Introduction

Lesson 1 from: Photography 101

SLR Lounge, Pye Jirsa

Introduction

Lesson 1 from: Photography 101

SLR Lounge, Pye Jirsa

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Lesson Info

1. Introduction

Lessons

Class Trailer
1

Introduction

03:17
2

The Camera is Simply a Tool

06:24
3

How Does a Camera Work?

12:07
4

How to Adjust Shutter Speed, Aperture, ISO

07:22
5

Exposure Triangle

13:53
6

What is a Stop of Light

07:06
7

Reading Exposure Via the Histogram

11:59
8

Blown Highlights or Clipped Details

04:18
9

White Balance & Color Temperature

23:24
10

No Such Thing as the Correct Exposure

06:13
11

How To Measure or Meter Light

06:41
12

8 Key Points to Understanding ISO and Image Quality

15:59
13

Understanding the 3 Primary Metering Methods

12:18
14

How to Get Perfect Exposures in One Shot

06:49
15

Equivalent Exposure but Different Images

03:49
16

Compensating for Light and Dark Scenes

06:14
17

Starting with Automated Modes

02:19
18

Auto Mode and Flash-Off Mode

09:33
19

Portrait Mode on a Fashion Shoot

08:45
20

Landscape Mode on the Beach

08:18
21

Sports or Action Mode

12:09
22

Macro Mode with Food Photography

10:10
23

Creative Effects Mode - Floral Photography

08:52
24

In-Camera Processing

06:01
25

A Glimpse into RAW Processing

12:55
26

15 Tips When You’re Having Trouble Focusing

15:18
27

3 Primary Types of Autofocus

03:42
28

Single Shot with Portrait Session

04:05
29

Single Shot with Action Shots

02:06
30

AI Servo with Action Shots

06:14
31

Focus Recomposing vs. AF Point Selection

05:41
32

Shutter Speed and the Reciprocal Rule

06:50
33

How to Hold a Camera and Panning Tutorial

11:07
34

What Makes a Great Photograph?

05:07
35

How to Capture Candid Moments

07:08
36

How to Find the Right Light Direction

11:40
37

5 Basic Compositional Theories

11:17
38

The Power of Cropping

10:22
39

Color Schemes

04:43
40

Diving into the Narrative

12:38
41

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

01:56
42

More About Your Camera and Lenses

01:20
43

Understanding Megapixels

09:15
44

Crop vs. Full Frame Cameras

06:01
45

Crop vs. Full Frame Cameras Demonstration

04:55
46

Prime vs. Zoom Lens

06:57
47

How the Lens Affects Composition

08:54
48

Dynamic Range and RAW vs. JPEG

09:22
49

5 Tips on Memory Cards

07:06
50

10 Tips on Buying Gear

11:35
51

Conclusion

03:43
52

The Good Karma Jar

01:41
53

Posing and Action Shots with Female Model

12:39
54

Posing and Lighting with Female Model

01:31
55

Posing and Lighting Couples Portraits

06:00

Lesson Info

Introduction

Welcome to photography. Wanna one? My name is pi editor in chief for s our lounge dot com and I'm michelle ford, senior editor for slr lounge. Now, in this video, we want to talk about the overall workshop format for photography want one, as well as photography to one and three oh one, now photographer want one really focuses on mastering the basics of your camera, and more importantly, we want you in addition to just mastering manual mode and how to expose and how to use your camera, we want you to understand how to approach a scene howto light composed and create amazing images regardless of the camera and the gear that you're using. In fact, for the entire workshop we use basically are basic rebel right here, with its kit lenses and basic prime lenses, as well as our nikon t fifty two hundred and it's basic kit lenses and basic primes. These are the most basic dslr, yet we're going to be showing you how to create incredible professional imagery out of them. Now we realize that every...

one is in a different place in their photographic journey and that's. Why we have a custom player, we have a full menu system so you guys can kind of skip around and really just jumped to the subjects that might most interest them at the time. But watching it in its entirety is actually a really good idea master the foundation all the way from start to finish and you can always go back to the topics you need to cover again absolutely and on top of that watching each video in its entirety is going to help everyone out because regardless of how simple the subject that were teaching in every video we're still going through we're setting up our scene choosing our composition, setting up our lighting are posing and so forth to get the shot so there's still a lot to be learned beyond a specific function we might be teaching as well and don't forget to do the assignment I really would recommend that you stop review the topics really master it before you move on also you're going to see us from time to time will be showing up in little quick tips to give you additional information and insight into each of the topics that we're covering so be on the lookout for those so beyond the look out right why don't we just show you exactly what one of these quick tips looks like to start with? This is your first one so throughout this workshop you'll see us showing you images that were capturing from the camera the images will be labelled and will show the ex if data showing the camera's exposure settings that's e x I f if an image is marked with s o c. That means it's, an image being shown straight out of the camera. No additional processing. Now, if the image is marked l r process raw, that means we've taken the original raw file. We took it into light room, completed the post processing and then arrived at the final image. Now, from time to time, you'll see a little for more info, just like that pop up at the bottom of the screen. Those mean that we've hit a subject that we're referencing, and we're going to discuss it in more detail later in the course, so that's it for our first quick tip, let's, head back to the video ready, move on, I am so ready, let's. Go to the next video.

Ratings and Reviews

P K
 

I watched this class "live" and was simply amazed at the amount of information Pye covered. Yes, he talks a little fast, and since I was streaming the class I couldn't stop it to review anything, but this guy really knows his stuff and explains it very well so I absorbed quite a bit. Bye is enthusiastic, clearly enjoys his craft, and delivers excellent information to students in a light heartedI and fun way. I think some reviewers are a bit harsh about his humor. Lighten up, people! His examples and the additional information his co-host provides are very worthwhile and you can tell the course was well thought out. I plan to buy the class to help me get back into DSLR photography.

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.

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