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Photography Masterclass

Your complete guide to photography

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After taking this course, you'll have a thorough understanding of your camera and gear so you can use them to their fullest potential to take unforgettable photos! 

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  • No fancy camera required
  • No prior knowledge of photography required
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Your Outcome

This online photography course will teach you how to take amazing images and even sell them, whether you use a smartphone, mirrorless or DSLR camera. Over 173,292 students enrolled in the previous version of this course, with over 13,000 top ratings! This new version is even better!


This photography course is designed to teach you the ins and outs of photography, even if you have little to no experience with it, to help create profitable images that help you stand out from the crowd and sell.


Master Photography Techniques to Create Extraordinary Images!

What am I going to get from this course?

  • You will know how to take amazing photos that impress your family and friends
  • You will know how the camera truly works, so you can take better photos using manual settings
  • You will know how to photograph in different scenarios like family portraits, landscapes, aerial, product, wildlife, and much more
  • You will know how to compose images beautifully with basic photography rules
  • You will know how to light your subjects with flash and natural lighting
  • You will know how to edit your photos like a professional
  • You will know how to make money with photography
  • You will know how to take better photos with your smart phones


What is the target audience?

  • Anyone who wants to take better photos
  • Absolute beginners who want to become skilled photographers
  • Moms, dads, kids, grandparents, and anyone else who wants to document their lives in a beautiful way
  • Amateur photographers wanting to improve their skills
  • Photographers looking to make money with their skills

While there are plenty of photography courses that focus on specific styles or how to use gear, it's hard to find a comprehensive course like this one, which is for beginner to advanced photographers.

This course is designed for all levels of photographers who want to improve their skills, take stellar images, and make money with their photos.


What are the requirements?

  • You should be excited to learn photography, and ready to take action!
  • No fancy camera is required, but any camera (even a smartphone) will help you learn as we prompt you with practice activities.
  • No prior knowledge of photography is required - this course is geared for absolute beginners.


Styles of photography you will learn:

  • Portrait photography
  • Long exposure photography
  • Landscape photography
  • Product photography
  • Low light photography
  • Sports and action photography
  • Street photography
  • Architecture photography
  • Event and wedding photography
  • Aerial and drone photography
  • Wildlife photography
  • Night photography
  • and more!

Improve Your Photography Techniques, Acquire Clients, And Make More Money

Regardless of what your level of experience is or what type of camera you use, this in-depth course is designed to provide you with everything you need to take your photography skills to the next level.

Whether you prefer taking photos of nature, animals, or people, a great photographer knows how to compose a shot, light it, and edit it. By honing these skills, you can sell your photos so you can turn your passion into a career. This course shows you how.

Unlike other photography classes that are more limited in scope, this complete course teaches you how to take amazing photos and how to make money by selling them.


Contents and Overview

This course is aimed at teaching photographers what it takes to improve your techniques to earn more money.

You'll start with the basics and tackle how a camera operates, the types of cameras and lenses available, and equipment you'll need for accomplishing your goals. You'll then dive into the different styles of photography you can focus on.

You'll learn about your camera settings, including how to shoot in manual mode. You'll use stabilization tools and master how to properly compose and light a scene. You'll even learn how to take great photos with a smartphone or tablet and how to edit images.

So you can sell your photos, you'll learn how to brand yourself, create a portfolio and website, and find freelance work or a full-time position. Gain insight into licensing, fair use, and more. And if you want to get into wedding photography, you'll learn how to start your own business.

By the end of this master course, your confidence as a photographer will soar. You'll have a thorough understanding of your camera and gear so you can use them to their fullest potential to take unforgettable photos and start a profitable photography career.


Who are the Instructors?

Phil Ebiner, Sam Shimizu-Jones, and Will Carnahan - all professionals making a living from their photographic skills, have come together to create this amazing new course.

Phil & Sam, creators of the original Photography Masterclass, took the feedback left from students to make this course even better. Will has come on board to share his passion and in-depth knowledge of photography with you.

With 3 instructors, you'll get premium support and feedback to help you become a better photographer!


Our happiness guarantee...

We have a 30-day 100% money back guarantee, so if you aren't happy with your purchase, we will refund your course - no questions asked!

We can't wait to see you in the course!

Enroll now, and we'll help you take better photos than ever before!

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Course Curriculum

Introduction

  • Introduction to the Photography Masterclass (2:50)
  • Download: Course Workbook
  • How Does a Camera Work (1:17)
  • Join the Official Student Photography Group
  • IMPORTANT: Know Your Lecture Types (2:29)

Exposure

  • What is Exposure? (2:26)
  • What is Aperture? (7:55)
  • Visual Guide: Aperture Chart
  • What is Shutter Speed? (4:26)
  • What is ISO? (5:34)
  • The Exposure Triangle (8:54)
  • Visual Guide: Exposure Triangle
  • Exposing with Your Camera's Light Meter (3:37)
  • Advanced: Metering Modes (2:49)
  • Advanced: Exposure Compensation (3:32)
  • Camera Exposure Modes: Automatic, Manual + More (8:53)
  • Advanced: Dynamic Range (2:49)
  • Advanced: HDR & Bracketing (2:15)
  • Advanced: Reading Exposure with Histogram (2:05)
  • Visual Guide: Histogram
  • Advanced: What is an Exposure Stop? (1:08)
  • Visual Guide: Stops of Light
  • Intro to Activities (1:24)
  • Activity - Exposure (0:51)
  • Supplemental Materials

Composition

  • What is Composition? (0:49)
  • The Rule of Thirds (2:49)
  • Visual Guide: The Rule of Thirds
  • Pro Tip: The Golden Ratio
  • Negative Space (1:49)
  • Leading Lines (3:14)
  • Symmetry and Balance (2:24)
  • Perspective and Angles (6:43)
  • Backgrounds (2:50)
  • Pro Tip: The Golden Ratio
  • Activity - Composition (0:56)
  • Pro Tip: Creating Depth with Layering
  • Pro Tip: Using Shapes in Compositions
  • Advanced - Shooting Portraits with Wide vs Telephoto Lenses (0:57)
  • Supplemental Materials

Focus and Depth of Field

  • What is Depth of Field? (0:29)
  • Depth of Field & Aperture (2:45)
  • Visual Guide: Depth of Field
  • Ways to Get Shallow Depth of Field (2:28)
  • Manual vs Auto Focus (3:27)
  • Auto Focus Modes (4:54)
  • Tips for Shooting Fast Objects (3:01)
  • Activity - Fast Objects (0:34)
  • Pro Tip: Focusing in Low Light
  • Advanced: Understanding Bokeh (1:09)
  • Pro Tip: Back Button Focus
  • Advanced: Viewfinder Focus (1:03)
  • Supplemental Materials

Camera Anatomy & Settings

  • What is Camera Anatomy? (1:04)
  • Main Features of Most Cameras (4:47)
  • Camera Scene Modes (2:31)
  • File Types: RAW vs. JPEG (8:39)
  • Your Camera's Sensor (6:14)
  • Visual Guide: Camera Sensor Sizes
  • Photo Resolution and Quality (3:02)
  • Continuous and Burst Modes (1:31)
  • DSLR vs Mirrorless Cameras (3:11)
  • Supplemental Materials

White Balance and Color

  • Intro to White Balance and Color (0:29)
  • What is White Balance? (3:16)
  • The Kelvin Light Temperature Scale (3:39)
  • Visual Guide: Kelvin Light Temperature Chart
  • Automatic White Balance Modes (2:55)
  • Visual Guide: White Balance Symbol Chart
  • Advanced: Picture Profiles and In-Camera Adjustments (2:50)
  • Advanced: Light Spectrum & Colors (2:00)
  • Using Colors Creatively (3:21)
  • Shooting in Black and White (3:48)
  • Pro Tip: Black and White Techniques
  • Activity - Creative Color (0:24)
  • Advanced: Custom White Balance (2:32)
  • Supplemental Materials

Lighting & Flash Photography

  • What is Lighting? (2:09)
  • Shooting with Natural Light (8:13)
  • Using Natural Light from a Window (2:51)
  • Shooting in Artificial Light (6:41)
  • Shooting with Your Camera's Flash (2:53)
  • Shooting with an External Flash (10:26)
  • Visual Guide: Creative External Flash
  • Shooting with a Lighting Kit: 3-Point Lighting (3:44)
  • Visual Guide: 3-Point Lighting Setup
  • Creative Lighting - Silhouettes & The Back Light (4:47)
  • Activity - Lighting (0:45)
  • Pro Tip: Capturing Beautiful Sunset Photographs
  • Pro Tip: Artistic Flares
  • Pro Tip: Getting Rid of Glare in Glasses
  • Supplemental Materials

Mobile Photography

  • Why Smartphone Photography is Awesome (1:51)
  • Understanding Your Phone's Camera and Capabilities (2:32)
  • Exposing with a Smartphone (1:28)
  • Tips for Shooting with Your Mobile Camera (4:15)
  • Shooting in Low Light with a Smartphone (7:19)
  • Mobile Camera Accessories (1:59)
  • iPhone Tutorial - Portrait Mode (2:55)
  • Supplemental Materials

Equipment - Cameras

  • What will you learn in this section? (1:10)
  • Know Your Camera Types (2:46)
  • What is Your Budget? (3:33)
  • How and Where to Buy a Camera (2:10)
  • What is the Best Beginner Camera? (5:42)
  • Visual Guide: What's in my Camera Bag?
  • How to Build Out Your Camera Kit (2:36)
  • Photo Chat: Introduction (0:57)
  • Photo Chat: Buying a New Camera (21:26)
  • Supplemental Materials

Equipment - Lenses

  • What will you learn in this section? (1:21)
  • What is Focal Length? (6:50)
  • A Deeper Dive into Aperture (5:24)
  • Primes vs Zoom Lenses (6:23)
  • Advanced: Prime vs Zoom - Quality Comparison (1:40)
  • Advanced: Upgrading Your Lenses - Kit vs Pro (1:27)
  • Lens Stabilization (2:44)
  • Lens Filters (4:20)
  • Filter Demonstration (2:51)
  • Specialty and Creative Lenses (3:58)
  • Pro Tip: Chromatic Aberration
  • How to Clean Your Camera Lens (5:40)
  • Supplemental Materials

Equipment - Accessories

  • What will you learn in this section? (0:54)
  • Memory Cards (3:30)
  • Batteries & Chargers (2:00)
  • Stabilization (3:49)
  • Flashes and Lighting (2:18)
  • Camera Bags (3:10)
  • Sam's Favorite Camera Bags (2:43)
  • Hard Drives (3:09)
  • Supplemental Materials

Portrait Photography

  • Introduction to the Photography Scenario Sections (0:34)
  • Tips for Shooting Portraits (1:38)
  • Portrait Demonstration (7:36)
  • Activity - Portrait (0:36)
  • Download Our 100+ Posing Guide
  • Supplemental Materials

Long Exposure Photography

  • Tips for Shooting Long Exposures (1:46)
  • Daytime Long Exposure Demonstration (19:02)
  • Nighttime Long Exposure Demonstration (9:16)
  • Activity - Long Exposure (0:29)
  • Supplemental Materials

Landscape Photography

  • Tips for Shooting Landscape Photos (1:51)
  • Landscape Photography Demonstration (6:49)
  • Activity - Landscape (0:16)
  • Supplemental Materials

Product Photography

  • Tips for Shooting Product Photos (2:38)
  • Product Photo Demonstration with Natural Light (6:40)
  • Product Photography with Artificial Lights (2:42)
  • Adding a Reflection to Increase Quality (2:17)
  • Create a DIY Product Photo Light Box (5:09)
  • Activity - Product (0:34)
  • Editing Product Photos (13:33)
  • Supplemental Materials

Low Light Photography

  • Tips for Shooting in Low Light (1:32)
  • Low Light Photography Demonstration (8:08)
  • Activity - Low light (0:39)
  • Supplemental Materials

Sports & Action Photography

  • Tips for Sports and Action Photography (1:37)
  • Action and Sports Photography Demonstration (8:03)
  • Activity - Action and Sports (0:35)
  • Action Photography Demonstration II (4:21)
  • Supplemental Materials

Macro Photography

  • Tips for Macro Photography (2:17)
  • Macro Photography Demonstration (4:30)
  • Activity - Macro (0:36)
  • Supplemental Materials

Street & Architecture Photography

  • Tips for Street Photography (1:32)
  • Architecture and Street Photography Demonstration (3:53)
  • Activity - Street and Architecture (0:34)
  • Supplemental Materials

Event & Wedding Photography

  • Tips for Shooting Events (2:14)
  • Photo Chat: Event Photography (4:26)
  • Bring the Right Tools (4:51)
  • Be Aware of Your Surroundings (4:40)
  • Be Quick with Your Settings (5:11)
  • Capture the Details (4:22)
  • An Overview of Shooting a Wedding (9:48)
  • Activity - Event (0:38)
  • Supplemental Materials

Aerial & Drone Photography

  • Intro to Drone Photography (1:14)
  • Flight Disclaimer
  • Our Recommended Drone Equipment (5:47)
  • Drone Photography Tips (5:59)
  • Drone Photography Demonstration (12:02)
  • Activity - Aerial Photography (0:57)
  • Supplemental Materials

Wildlife Photography

  • Tips for Wildlife Photography (2:16)
  • Wildlife Photography Demonstration (5:56)
  • Photo Chat: Sam's Archipelago Trip (5:26)
  • Activity - Wildlife (0:28)
  • Supplemental Materials

Night Photography

  • Tips for Night Photography (1:17)
  • Night Photography Demonstration (4:20)
  • Activity - Night (0:44)
  • Supplemental Materials

Time-lapse Photography

  • Intro to Time-lapse Photography (1:50)
  • Timelapse Settings - Intervals and Exposure (5:51)
  • Timelapse Demonstration (6:30)
  • Preparing Your Photos for the Video (8:57)
  • Turning Your Photos into a Video Time-lapse (15:32)

Introduction to Editing Photos

  • Welcome to the Photo Editing Lessons (0:25)
  • Which Photo Editor Will You Learn + How We Decide What to Teach
  • Activity - Photo Editing (1:15)

Photo Editing in Lightroom Classic CC

  • Intro to Lightroom Classic CC (4:32)
  • Download Your Practice Photos
  • Importing and Organizing in Lightroom Classic CC (11:25)
  • Crop and Rotate in Lightroom Classic CC (5:10)
  • White Balance in Lightroom Classic CC (7:53)
  • Exposure in Lightroom Classic CC (6:17)
  • Color and Saturation in Lightroom Classic CC (8:37)
  • Sharpening and Noise Reduction in Lightroom Classic CC (6:39)
  • Vignettes, Grain and Dehaze in Lightroom Classic CC (5:31)
  • Exporting in Lightroom Classic CC (9:37)
  • Lens Corrections in Lightroom Classic CC (4:58)
  • Split Tone in Lightroom Classic CC (5:12)
  • Removing Blemishes with the Heal and Clone Tools in Lightroom Classic CC (7:39)
  • Graduated, Radial and Brush Adjustments in Lightroom Classic CC (9:53)
  • Adjustment Brush Presets in Lightroom Classic CC (3:02)
  • Range Masks in Lightroom Classic CC (5:26)
  • Full Edit - Portrait in Lightroom Classic CC (18:35)
  • Full Edit - Black and White Action in Lightroom Classic CC (9:32)

Photo Editing in Lightroom CC

  • Intro to Lightroom CC (2:55)
  • Download Your Practice Photos
  • Import and Organize in Lightroom CC (9:39)
  • Crop and Rotate in Lightroom CC (3:28)
  • White Balance and Saturation in Lightroom CC (6:25)
  • Light - Exposure and Tone Curve in Lightroom CC (8:15)
  • Color Mixer in Lightroom CC (2:03)
  • Effects in Lightroom CC (4:38)
  • Split Toning in Lightroom CC (1:29)
  • Details in Lightroom CC (4:44)
  • Optics in Lightroom CC (3:06)
  • Geometry in Lightroom CC (4:04)
  • Exporting and Sharing in Lightroom CC (2:17)
  • Healing and Clone Brushes in Lightroom CC (3:34)
  • Brush Adjustments in Lightroom CC (3:57)
  • Radial and Linear Gradients in Lightroom CC (4:47)
  • Advanced Options and Presets in Lightroom CC (4:24)
  • Full Edit - Night Photo in Lightroom CC (10:38)
  • Full Edit - Portrait in Lightroom CC (13:39)
  • Editing Photos in Your Web Browser with Lightroom CC (3:04)

Photo Editing in Photoshop CC

  • Intro to Photoshop (5:06)
  • Download Your Practice Photos
  • Opening Photos in Photoshop CC (5:13)
  • Cropping in Photoshop CC (2:57)
  • White Balance in Photoshop CC (4:11)
  • Proper Photo Editing Workflow in Photoshop CC (6:34)
  • Exposure in Photoshop CC (3:02)
  • Color and Saturation in Photoshop CC (3:31)
  • Sharpening and Noise Reduction in Photoshop CC (6:19)
  • Tone Curve in Photoshop CC (3:07)
  • Effects - Vignettes, Grain, Dehaze in Photoshop CC (3:30)
  • Saving and Exporting in Photoshop CC (8:20)
  • HSL and Grayscale in Photoshop CC (4:30)
  • Split Toning in Photoshop CC (2:41)
  • Lens Corrections in Photoshop CC (5:39)
  • Spot and Blemish Removal in Photoshop CC (3:46)
  • Targeted Adjustments in Photoshop CC (4:34)
  • Straighten and Transform Tools in Photoshop CC (2:41)
  • Graduated, Radial, Brush Filters in Photoshop CC (7:35)
  • Range Masks in Photoshop CC (6:59)
  • Full Landscape Edit in Photoshop CC (14:39)
  • Full Portrait Edit in Photoshop CC (10:57)
  • Cropping in Photoshop CC (4:13)
  • Layer Panel Workflow in Photoshop CC (2:26)
  • Making Photo Adjustments in Photoshop CC (10:53)
  • Removing Background from Photo in Photoshop CC (8:20)
  • Favorite Tools for Manipulating Photos in Photoshop CC (10:16)
  • Exporting from Photoshop CC (3:52)
  • Editing Together an HDR Photo in Photoshop CC (3:28)

Photo Editing in Photos for Mac

  • Intro to Mac Photos (2:15)
  • Download Your Practice Photos
  • Importing and Organizing in Mac Photos (6:30)
  • Cropping and Rotating in Mac Photos (5:03)
  • Exposure Adjustments in Mac Photos (4:24)
  • White Balance in Mac Photos (5:40)
  • Color, Saturation, HSL in Mac Photos (5:51)
  • Noise Reduction and Sharpening in Mac Photos (6:49)
  • Vignettes, Contrast, Black and White in Mac Photos (6:15)
  • Exporting in Mac Photos (5:59)
  • Full Edit - Portrait in Mac Photos (10:11)
  • Full Edit - Landscape in Mac Photos (9:28)

Photo Editing in Google Photos

  • Intro to Google Photos (1:47)
  • Importing and Organizing in Google Photos (3:54)
  • Download Your Practice Photos
  • Editing Photos in Google Photos in Google Photos (6:35)
  • Downloading and Sharing in Google Photos (2:32)
  • Full Edit - Macro in Google Photos (5:25)
  • Full Edit - Landscape in Google Photos (6:22)

Photo Editing in Photoshop Express (Free Mobile App)

  • Intro to Photoshop Express (1:22)
  • Download Your Practice Photos
  • Importing and Understanding the Workspace in Photoshop Express (3:59)
  • The Editing Workspace and Applying Filters in Photoshop Express (3:08)
  • Crop and Rotate in Photoshop Express (3:13)
  • Editing Photos in Photoshop Express (7:15)
  • Red Eye Removal, Text and Frames in Photoshop Express (4:03)
  • Removing Blemishes (1:09)
  • Saving and Exporting in Photoshop Express (2:16)
  • Creating Collages in Photoshop Express (4:55)
  • Full Edit - Landscape in Photoshop Express (5:16)
  • Full Edit - Product Photo in Photoshop Express (4:59)

Photo Editing in Snapseed (Free Mobile App)

  • Intro to Snapseed (0:57)
  • Download Your Practice Photos
  • Opening Photos and Navigating the App (4:57)
  • Making Adjustments and Editing Exposure (4:33)
  • Cropping (1:51)
  • White Balance (2:27)
  • Details and Sharpening (1:48)
  • Tone Curves (3:29)
  • Rotate, Perspective and Expand (4:07)
  • Making Edits to Selected Parts of an Image (4:11)
  • Removing Blemishes and Healing Brush (1:09)
  • Snapseed Photo Styles (7:16)
  • Text and Frames (1:55)
  • Saving and Exporting (3:12)
  • Full Portrait Edit (6:04)

Sharing Your Photos Online

  • What will your learn in this Section? (1:44)
  • Best Social Media Platforms for Photographers (6:49)
  • How to Win on Instagram (6:57)
  • Walkthrough of Creating a Free Portfolio with Wix (16:47)
  • Activity - Portfolio (0:40)
  • Photo Chat: Having an Online Presence (7:05)
  • Photo Chat: Getting More Followers (5:25)
  • Photo Chat: Best Web Platforms for Photographers (5:40)
  • Supplemental Materials

Starting a Photography Business

  • Intro to Starting a Photography Business (1:11)
  • How to Start a Photography Business (3:50)
  • Finding Your First Clients (5:10)
  • Payments and Accounting (1:55)
  • How Much Should You Charge? (5:24)
  • Contracts (2:32)
  • Income and Expense Tracking (2:37)
  • Photo Chat: Getting Our First Clients (5:34)
  • Photo Chat: Gear You Need to Start a Business (3:05)
  • Photo Chat: How Much You Should Charge (8:47)
  • Supplemental Materials

Selling Stock Photography

  • What is Stock Photography? (0:43)
  • Best Stock Photography Websites (1:59)
  • How to Sell Your Own Photos (2:42)
  • Understanding Licensing (4:06)
  • Supplemental Materials

Printing Your Photos

  • How to Print Your Photos (2:41)
  • How Big Can You Print Your Photos (2:22)
  • Framing Your Photos (1:56)
  • Supplemental Materials

Conclusion

  • Thank You (3:07)

Your Instructor

Phil Ebiner

My passion is inspiring people through online courses. Since 2012, over 300,000 students have taken my online courses - and I'm so grateful to every single one of you.

I graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Film and Television Production from Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles. Over the past 5 years, I've shot and edited thousands of videos that have played everywhere from the movie screen and television to film festivals and YouTube.

Frequently asked questions

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The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.

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