How to Take Amazing Photos with your DSLR
with Julia Kelleher
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01 Class Introduction15:29
15 Photography Basics: Product Photography08:31
Class duration: 9h 28mSee all 31 lessons
About The Class
Get Familiar with the Next Step in Your Photography Development
- Taking pictures of children: how to work with energetic subjects, what compositions are safest as well as poses and ideas to keep them engaged
- Taking pictures of groups: be it your friends, coworkers or clients- learn the best approaches for group photos so you can capture people looking their best
- Products: If you’re starting a business or selling your belongings online, a great picture goes a long way in helping a buyer choose your product
- Headshots or banner photos: learn techniques to get professional headshots or captivating banner photos for your social media or website
- How to work with natural light and control it in your favor, as well as inexpensive options to help improve your lighting quality
Reviewing Photography Basics16:06
Shoot: Female Portrait27:47
Shoot: Male Portrait24:13
Photography Basics: Child Portraits14:05
Shoot: Posed Child Portraits22:09
Shoot: Candid Child Portraits32:15
Photography Basics: Pets18:30
Shoot: Pet Portraits20:14
Shoot: Child and Pet Portraits32:18
Photography Basics: Groups and Families16:20
Product Photography: Overview08:00
Photography Basics: Product Photography08:31
Shoot: Jewelry Photography25:00
Shoot: Food Photography14:15
Shoot: Craft Photography26:38
Overview: Marketing Mock Ups09:51
Shoot: Website and Marketing Mock Ups24:33
Photoshop - Adding Text and Layer Masks to Mock Ups23:47
Demo: Diffusion Panel04:33
Overview: Strobe Lights08:55
Freezing Action with Strobe Light28:04
Adjusting Background Color with Light24:22
Kicker Light with Strobe Light11:54
Wrap up and Review06:58
Portrait Photographer, Julia Kelleher, M. Photog., Cr. CPP, specializes in newborn and family portraits out of her boutique, Bend OR, studio. She offers her clients a photographic style that is organic, textural and artistic, and specializes in creating heirloom albums ... read moreSee instructor's Classes
92% of students recommend this class.
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Julia is an amazing teacher!!!! Funny, go with the flow, honest, and obviously so gifted at what she does. That came through and also inspired those feelings in me as a novice photographer. I left her class feeling excited to play with my camera and appreciate that she encouraged me to use what I have now and get good before spending tons of money on fancier stuff. I also love that she showed how everyday materials from Home Depot can make for great images. I particularly appreciated the 2nd day on product photography, social media images and the short demos in PhotoShop. Please do a full class on just this Julia/Creative Live!!!!!
So first off I've been doing photography for a little bit now and only shot in manual 20% of the time and was okay with it. Since coming to this class and seeing how manual mode isn't scary, it is everything you need and want in the life of photography, I now will not use anything else. The team at Creative Live is amazing and Julia's love for other starting and even professional photographers is amazing. She would sit and talk to us together and individually and really loves those who love photography. I would recommend this class and any other one of Julia's classes here on CreativeLive. I can't wait to come back. Was AMAZING!!! LIFE CHANGING!!!
What an awesome class! I am not a beginner and am currently making a living as a photographer and was interested in this class because #1 Julia is such a great teacher with such talent and #2 I was expecting to take away some valuable information to pass along to my little after school beinning photo club. I am happy to report Julia did not disappoint:-) What actually happened was that I learned so many things that I probably should have known being a seasoned professional that I lost track of my original intention of why I was there. I couldn't wait to pull out my camera and try all of the new things that I had just learned. The color balancing and the little dot showing when your camera (Nikon) was manually focused alone was worth the price. I enjoyed every minute of this course. Thanks Julia! Anyone would benefit from this course....
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