So what today's class is, this is a short class on photography. And I say short class because I teach a number of classes and I'm trying to get one class that's just got the pinnacle, the most important things that people want to know about when they start getting into photography. Cause you know when you go from your phone or your tablet and you pick up a camera where you have shutter speeds and apertures and you want to take control of yourself, that's what this class is all about, is taking control. But even if you are simply using a phone, there's a lot of things in this class that'll still apply to what you're doing. Because let's face it, composition, that matters no matter what type of camera you're doing. Now, I've been involved in photography, okay, longer than I'd probably like to admit. But I got started when I was 10 years-old. I started taking photo classes when I was in college. One of the things that I quickly learned is that one of the best things about photography is t...
hat no matter what you are interested in, that's what you can be a photographer in. If you're interested in sports photography, you can be a sports photographer. If you like fashion, you can be a fashion photographer. If you like the news, you can be a photo journalist. The other thing that I really was able to kind of articulate just later this year, is that photography for me, it gives me justification to be interested in anything. See normally, if a person was just walking along and they go "Oh, look there's a bug down here. "Hey everybody, there's a bug down here.", you'd seem like a complete idiot. But when you have a camera in your hand and you're down here and you're taking all these pictures, like "What're you doing?". "I'm getting a photo." You're suddenly justified into doing almost anything you want. And so this is a great tool to be interested in everything that you are interested in. So, in this class, we're going to be going through, I think I've broken it down to about 14 different sections. Different little topics, 10 to 15 minutes at a time, cause if you want to be good at photography, ultimately you need to be a good artist. You need to be able to compose and work with light, but there's a lot of technology over here, especially modern days. I mean the cameras are getting more and more complicated all the time. Trust me, I know, I teach classes on all these cameras. The latest camera had over 200 menu items in the camera for turning on, off, or selecting in any one of a dozen different ways. And so it matters, in the long run though, you're just trying to get over that hurdle so that you can get to the artistic side of things. But we got to get through the technical side if you want to get to the artistic. So let's go ahead and get started.
AFTER THIS CLASS YOU’LL BE ABLE TO:
Understand shutter speed, ISO and aperture and how they work together
Utilize depth of field
Learn to focus in manual mode
Understand different types of lenses and how they work
Create stronger images with composition
Use light to create mood and emotion
Learn about flash photography
Get an introduction to the post-processing workflow
ABOUT JOHN’S CLASS:
Photography techniques, terminology and equipment can seem complicated and intimidating at first. But after a few hours with John Greengo, you’ll have the skills and confidence you need to go out and take amazing photos that you’ll want to print, share and treasure for a lifetime.
Designed specifically for beginner photographers, this course will walk you through the essentials of how to use your DSLR camera and all the key functions. You’ll learn photography tips about everything from shutter speed to aperture, depth of field to ISO. You’ll get a primer on how to compensate for bad lighting and how to compose your shot for maximum effect and better photos.
This class will help you:
Learn the most essential functions of your DSLR camera.
Gain confidence in putting new features into action.
Understand basic photographic terminology including the rule of thirds and the exposure triangle.
Get a solid understanding of lighting and composition techniques.
Figure out how to position yourself and your subject for optimal results.
Learn to take great photos with the DSLR camera you have without extra gear.
Feel prepared to move on to more advanced classes.
If you want to take more memorable and inspiring photographs of your travels, your friends and family, and the great outdoors, then this photography starter kit class is for you. By the end of the course, you’ll be ready to take your photography skills to the next level and continue your education with a more advanced photography course.
WHO THIS CLASS IS FOR:
Beginning photographers looking to up their game and understand their camera.
People who are finally ready to get out into the field and actually capture the shots they want.
Any seasoned photog who wants a refresher (or to fix old habits) from one of the best out there today.