Learn How to Take Great Pictures
You Get Both of Our Advanced Courses
- Advanced Photography Course
- Advanced Enhancement Course
PLUS You Get 5 Bonus Courses
- Image Correction
- Black & White Photography in the Digital Age
- Portrait Lighting Principles and Methods
- Real-Estate Photography
- Motion Photography
A $329 Value for Only $97 USD
"This is a great course! Photographers of all levels can benefit from it."
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You'll learn to take great photos through modern teaching techniques that make learning fast and effortless.
- The Basics
- Photo Finish
- Black & White
Complete Course Overview
The Modern Photography Course Collection is a comprehensive course that guides you through the complexities of taking photographs in the digital age. We teach you how to use your camera's features and gain control of how your pictures look. We give you a deep understanding of proper composition. And we go further than any other course and teach you the professional secrets to enhancement to take your pictures from good to great.
Our course will help you develop your artistic eye, use your camera features to spark your creativity, and enhance your pictures like a pro.
What You Get
Our course is made up of 11 modules of course materials. Each module consists of video lessons that that are available 24 hours per day, 7 days a week. Our lessons systematically teach you principles, camera features and software techniques so you can take great pictures.
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Essential Composition - Basic Theory
In this module we introduce you to composition: how the human brain perceives beauty, why good composition is important, and how to compose pictures using the most commonly used composition method. We explore every aspect of composition to develop a foundation for the remainder of the course.
Module 1 Lessons
Lesson 1: Placement
Lesson 2: Proportion
Lesson 3: The Value of Cropping
Lesson 4: The Rule-of-Thirds
Lesson 5: The Rule-of-Thirds in Your Camera
Lesson 6: Focusing Methods
Lesson 7: Composition Guidelines
Lesson 8: Exceptions to the Guidelines
Lesson 9: How Rules Change with Distance
Lesson 10: Composing Multiple Subjects
Lesson 11: Composing Symmetrical Subjects
Bonus Lesson: Using Composition Rules for Page Layout
Advanced Composition - Complex Subjects
In this module we take you beyond basic composition methods. We explore the Rule-of-Fifths, diagonal composition and circular composition; to help you make the most of every subject. We also teach you how to take pictures where more than one subject type is present in the shot.
Module 2 Lessons
Lesson 1: Rule-of-Fifths
Lesson 2: Software Cropping Tools
Lesson 3: Standard Print Sizes
Lesson 4: Composing Diagonal Subjects
Lesson 5: How Aspect Ratios affect Diagonal Composition
Lesson 6: Cropping Diagonal Subjects
Lesson 7: Composing Diagonal Subjects in Camera
Lesson 8: Composing Diagonal Subjects using the Golden Diagonal Guide
Lesson 9: Composing Combination Subjects
Lesson 10: Composing Circular Subjects
Lesson 11: Composing Circular Subjects in Camera
Lesson 12: Review of Advanced Composition
Professional Composition - Depth
One of the biggest differences between pictures taken by a pro and those taken by others is the professional's ability to create a sense of depth to their pictures. In this module we teach you how use visual cues to make your pictures look 3-dimensional.
Module 3 Lessons
Lesson 1: Creating Depth in Your Photographs
Lesson 2: Using Size to Create Depth
Lesson 3: Using Converging Lines to Create Depth
Lesson 4: Guidelines for Converging Lines
Lesson 5: Using Overlapping Objects to Create Depth
Lesson 6: Using the S-Curve to Create Depth
Lesson 7: Using Light Variation to Create Depth
Lesson 8: Using Focus to Create Depth
Lesson 9: Depth-of-Field
Lesson 10: Lens Aperture
Lesson 11: Depth-of-Field Preview
Lesson 12: Program Shift
Lesson 13: Automatic Depth-of-Field
Lesson 14: Focus Modes
Lesson 15: Wide-Angle Lens
Lesson 16: Cropping Factor in Camera Sensors
Lesson 17: In-Camera Framing
Lesson 18: Further Examples of Depth and Framing
Lesson 19: Review of Depth and Framing
Professional Composition - Intrigue
In our final module on composition, we spark your creativity with a series of lessons designed to give you different ideas on how to approach your picture taking; ideas that will give your pictures a sense of mystery, intrigue and create interest for your audience.
Module 4 Lessons
Lesson 1: "Say, Cheese!" The Death of Interesting Photos
Lesson 2: Using Visual Contrast to Your Advantage
Lesson 3: Creating a Sense of Mystery
Lesson 4: Exploring Angles
Lesson 5: Exploring How Distance Can Add Interest
Lesson 6: The Detail Shot
Lesson 7: Review of Composition
Enhancement - Image Correction (Optional)
This module is for serious photographers, so why is it Module 5 and not Module 11? If you are serious about the quality of your pictures, you'll need to "correct" your images before you enhance them. In order to reinforce this, we have put these lessons before the Enhancement modules.
In addition, we introduce you to Panoramic Stitching and High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography; along with the camera features designed to help you with these techniques.
Module 5 Lessons
Lesson 1: Introduction to Professional Enhancement
Lesson 2: Introduction to Digital File Formats
Lesson 3: The Neutral Setting on Your Camera
Lesson 4: Introduction to Image Correction
Lesson 5: Digital Noise
Lesson 6: ISO in a Digital World
Lesson 7: Corner Drop-Off or Vignetting
Lesson 8: Lens Distortion or Barrel Distortion
Lesson 9: Chromatic Aberration or Color Fringing
Lesson 10: The Keystone Effect
Lesson 11: Basic Color Theory
Lesson 12: What is Color Shift?
Lesson 13: White Balance in Your Camera
Lesson 14: Complete Image Correction
Lesson 15: Introduction to Panoramic Stitching
Lesson 16: The Exposure Lock Setting in Your Camera
Lesson 17: High Dynamic Range (HDR) Photography
Lesson 18: Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB) in Your Camera
Lesson 19: Multi-Shot Features in Your Camera
Every professional photographer adjusts their pictures after they are taken. But the first adjustments most people reach for (including professionals) can truly ruin your pictures.
In this module we teach you several ways to enhance your pictures properly, the adjustments that are designed to work together, and foolproof ways to make your pictures jump off the screen.
Module 6 Lessons
Lesson 1: Introduction to Color Enhancement
Lesson 2: Color Saturation
Lesson 3: The Vibrancy Adjustment
Lesson 4: Reading Histograms
Lesson 5: The Brightness Adjustment
Lesson 6: The Contrast Adjustment
Lesson 7: The Brightness and Contrast Method
Lesson 8: Exposure Compensation on Your Camera
Lesson 9: The Exposure Adjustment (Software)
Lesson 10: The Black-Point Adjustment
Lesson 11: The Exposure and Black-Point Method
Lesson 12: The Levels Adjustment
Lesson 13: Highlight Recovery
Lesson 14: Advanced Levels Adjustments
Lesson 15: The Histogram in Your Camera
Lesson 16: Metering Modes in Your Camera
Lesson 17: The Warm and Cool Adjustment
Lesson 18: Tinting
Professionals go a step further than others when enhancing our pictures. We perform small, localized enhancements to draw attention to specific parts of the image (or hide distractions).
In this module, you will learn the techniques pros use to glue the viewer's eyes to the subject of the picture.
Module 7 Lessons
Lesson 1: Introduction to Localized Enhancement
Lesson 2: Automatic Image Enhancement
Lesson 3: Manual Image Enhancement (Painting)
Lesson 4: Assisted Image Enhancement
Lesson 5: Image Sharpening
Lesson 6: Blemish Removal
Lesson 7: Photo Finishing
Lesson 8: Review of Professional Enhancement
Lighting Principles and Methods
Whether you are taking pictures outside with natural light, shooting portraits in a studio or taking product shots for your website; the lighting principles are the same.
In this module you'll learn the different angles to light your subject so that it looks best. You'll learn how to setup a product shot and a portrait, and how to use those same principles outside.
Module 8 Lessons
Lesson 1: Introduction to Lighting Principles
Lesson 2: Red-Eye Causes and Prevention
Lesson 3: Fill Light
Lesson 4: Flash Compensation in Your Camera
Lesson 5: Diffusion of Light
Lesson 6: Light Boxes
Lesson 7: Studio Lighting
Lesson 8: Light Meters
Black & White Photography
Black & White Photography is completely different than color photography; from the lighting, to the subjects you choose, to the way you enhance your pictures.
In this specialty module, you will learn how to view the world in black and white, what makes makes a good black and white picture, and the techniques you need to capture and enhance your pictures, so you can get that timeless look.
Module 9 Lessons
Lesson 1: Introduction to Black and White Photography
Lesson 2: The Differences between Color and Black & White
Lesson 3: Choosing Black and White Subjects
Lesson 4: The Zone Method of Exposure
Lesson 5: Color Filtering
Lesson 6: Modern Black & White Enhancement
Lesson 7: Creating Contrast
Lesson 8: Saturation for Black & White
Lesson 9: Tinting for Black & White
Lesson 10: Black & White Enhancement Example (Part1)
Lesson 11: Black & White Enhancement Example (Part 2)
Lesson 12: Black & White Enhancement Example (Part 3)
Lesson 13: Black & White Enhancement Example (Part 4)
Lesson 14: Black & White Enhancement Example (Part5)
Lesson 15: Dodge and Burn
Lesson 16: Lighting for Black & White Photography
Lesson 17: Review of Black & White Photography
In this second specialty module (intended for Real-Estate professionals), you'll learn how, with even a point-and-shoot camera, you can take pictures of real-estate that will truly sell. From the setup all the way to enhancement, you'll learn how to set your listing apart from the crowd.
Module 10 Lessons
Lesson 1: Real-Estate Interiors
Lesson 2: Real-Estate Exteriors
Lesson 3: Real-Estate Image Correction
Lesson 4: Real-Estate Image Correction Example
Lesson 5: Real-Estate Advanced Enhancement
In our third specialty module, you'll learn how to take pictures of moving subjects without a $20,000 lens. You'll learn techniques that will capture moving subjects in ways that celebrate motion. The techniques may take a bit of practice, but their are worth learning if you have children in sports or if you like streams and waterfalls.
Module 11 Lessons
Lesson 1: Introduction to Motion Photography
Lesson 2: The Camera Pan Technique
Lesson 3: Soft Motion Photography
Lesson 4: Shutter-Priority Mode on Your Camera
Lesson 5: Last Curtain Flash on Your Camera
The Modern Photography Course
Your Guide to Taking Great Pictures
A $329 Value for Only $97 USD
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