The Beginner Photographer’s Crash Course
with Khara Plicanic
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01 Class Introduction07:20
02 Exposure Triangle: Shutter Speed16:29
Class duration: 5h 4mSee all 24 lessons
About The Class
Actionable tips for photography beginners.
Pro photographer and educator Khara Plicanic will help you understand your camera like never before (whether a dSLR, compact point-and-shoot, or even a phone! ) and get you taking better photos fresh out of the box. Join Khara for this class, and you’ll learn:
- How exposure works and how each setting creates a different effect
- The basics of different shooting modes (Auto, Program, Shutter/Aperture Priority, Manual, etc.)
- How to make use of your camera’s functions - flash, white balance, exposure compensation, timer, and focus points.
- How image size and resolution work, and why it matters (or doesn't)
- How to choose and use different lenses.
- The best resources to download, backup, and share your images.
Exposure Triangle: Shutter Speed16:29
Exposure Triangle: Aperture13:22
Exposure Triangle: ISO07:15
Shooting Modes and Scenes04:05
Shooting Mode: Auto05:06
Shooting Mode: Program04:48
Shooting Scenes: Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Nighttime, & Sports20:44
Shooting Modes: Shutter & Aperture Priority07:56
Shooting Mode: Manual23:41
Metering Modes & Remote Control Options06:16
What is a Pixel?04:41
Print Vs On-Screen Resolution17:26
Image Size & File Settings23:59
Lens Considerations: Focal Length21:49
Lens Considerations: Maximum Aperture06:46
Lens Considerations: Minimum Focus Distance07:24
Resources for Download and Organization19:03
Bonus Video - Shooting In Natural Light HD
New Camera Setup
81% of students recommend this class.
See what some of them have to say.
Khara is awesome! She really breaks down how the camera works, photography terminology, and technique. She does it all with a fun and entertaining personality and really makes it easy to understand what you are learning! I love this course!!! So worth it!
Loved this course and have recommended it to a friend who is looking to purchase his first DSLR. This course is perfect for beginners or someone who is self taught and who has picked a few bits up along the way; Khara then puts all these little bits of information together. I feel like the pieces have come together for me and I have taken my best/favourite photographs after watching these videos. Thank you CL and Thank you Khara x
I’ve taken a number of excellent courses from Creative Live, and this very thoughtfully organized, well taught class took me from “I love photography but I’ll never get how to do it” to “wow I get it!” It created a huge shift (finally!) for me. There is an intelligent simplicity that really does make for lightbulb moments. I’m extremely grateful for this class. Now I can go back and watch the others courses again and they will make much more sense and I can apply what I learned here.
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