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About This Course

A set of video tutorials of photography tips and tricks, each one demonstrates one specific DSLR or compact camera photography tip. This course is aimed at amateur photographers from beginners through to enthusiasts.

  • Photography training that works
  • See immediate improvements in your photos
  • Easy to follow and understand, with a fun teaching style
  • All boring bits removed (well, most of them anyway!)

These DSLR photography tips for beginners deal with a wide range of subjects and surprisingly, some of the more powerful tips are completely non-technical in nature. There are several FREE photography training videos that you can try out first, watch them and see for yourself just how good some of these DSLR photography tips and tricks are.

Downloads are ENABLED for this course!

Here are some of the general topics covered in this course:

  • Understand the ‘Exposure Triangle’ and get out of the Auto mode.
  • Get incredible natural portrait lighting with this one simple pro tip that will flatter your subjects
  • Get sharper images with better focusing technique and use of shutter speeds
  • Working with natural light and dealing with the sun
  • How understanding the direction of light can dramatically improve your photos
  • How to use composition to take more dramatic and creative images
  • Flatter your family and friends with some great posing tips (individual and group posing)
  • How to improve your flash photography
  • Controlling depth of field and the ‘block of focus’
  • How to get blue skies in your photos instead of washed out white skies
  • How to take better photos in the snow
  • How to avoid camera shake and get sharper images
  • How to take photos of fireworks
  • The myth of megapixels and image quality
  • Digital cameras and their settings
  • … and much more!

What are the requirements?

  • Any type of camera will be suitable for this course. Some lectures covering the same topic are duplicated so that they can be DSLR or compact camera specific.
  • Even though nearly all the tips are easy, as with any other skill, the more you practice the better you’ll become!
  • Enthusiasm always helps!

What am I going to get from this course?

  • To explain camera settings
  • To demonstrate easy tips for getting sharp images
  • To show how an understanding of light and composition is worth more to you than a whole bagful of camera accessories
  • Raise awareness of the possibilities for taking great photos
  • To demonstrate easy ways of taking amazing outdoor portraits
  • To show some great ways of getting better landscape photos
  • To provide tips on getting better flash photos indoors
  • To show how to take better photos in specific environments (e.g snow, indoors by a window etc…)
  • To help understand image quality, resolution and the different camera types
  • To realize the great potential you have for becoming a great photographer

Who is the target audience?

  • Beginner amateur photographers
  • Intermediate amateur photographers

Our Promise to You
By the end of this course, you will have learned how to become a better photographer.

30 Day Money Back Guarantee. If you are unsatisfied for any reason, simply contact us and we’ll give you a full refund. No questions asked.

Get started today and learn more about becoming a better photographer.

Course Curriculum

Section 1 - Beginner Camera Settings (Important Info Used In Subsequent Lectures)
Use The Exposure Triangle To Understand Exposure And Get Out Of The Auto Mode 00:00:00
The ISO Setting, What Is It And What’s It For? 00:00:00
Exposure Compensation, Why You Sometimes Need To Darken Or Lighten Your Images 00:00:00
Lens Apertures, Learn About One Of The Most Important Camera Settings 00:00:00
Section 2 - More Advanced Camera Settings
5 Tips For Tack Sharp Focusing 00:00:00
Choose The Right Shutter Speeds To Avoid Camera Shake And Get Sharper Photos 00:00:00
Use Your Histogram To Nail The Exposure For Those Important Images. 00:00:00
Aperture And Depth Of Field – Start Getting Creative (DSLRs) 00:00:00
Scene Modes And Depth Of Field (Compact Cameras) 00:00:00
Section 3 - Improve Your Images With Natural Lighting
Top Shade, The Professional’s Portrait Lighting Secret 00:00:00
Dealing With The Sun When Taking A Portrait 00:00:00
Direction Of Light And The Effect It Has On Your Photos 00:00:00
Get Nice Blue Skies In Your Photos And Avoid White Skies 00:00:00
How To Retain The Ambient Light Of A Nicely Lit Room 00:00:00
Better Indoor Portraits Using Window Light – Pt 1 Of 2 00:00:00
Better Indoor Portraits Using Window Light – Pt 2 Of 2 00:00:00
Create A Great Look Using Backlighting 00:00:00
How To Improve Your Natural Light Portraits Using A Reflector 00:00:00
Section 4 - Improve Your Images Using Better Composition
Use The Rule Of Thirds For Improved Composition 00:00:00
Better Composition Using Diagonal Lines 00:00:00
Use ‘Leading Lines’ To Create More Dramatic Images 00:00:00
Use Repeating Patterns For More Impact 00:00:00
Improve Your Composition Using The ‘Frame Within A Frame’ Trick 00:00:00
Blur The Background For More Impact (DSLRs) 00:00:00
Blur The Background To Isolate Your Subject (Compact Cameras) 00:00:00
Don’t Let Cluttered Backgrounds Ruin Your Portraits 00:00:00
Improve Your Portraits Using Unusual Backgrounds 00:00:00
Improve Your Portraits Using Nature’s Own Abstract Backgrounds 00:00:00
Section 5 - Tips On Posing For Portraits
Flatter Your Individual Subject With These Full Length Posing Tips 00:00:00
Family Or Small Group Poses – Pt I Standing Poses 00:00:00
Family Or Small Group Poses – Pt II Seated Poses 00:00:00
Individual Natural And Relaxed Female Poses 00:00:00
Ideas For Photographing Children, 4-6 Months Old 00:00:00
Ideas For Photographing Children, 9-12 Months Old 00:00:00
Section 6 - Landscapes And Scenery
Landscape Photography Tips, A Walkthough With Barbara 00:00:00
How To Take Better Photos In The Snow 00:00:00
Section 7 - Flash Photography
Better Results Using An External Flashgun, Pt I – Bouncing The Flash 00:00:00
Better Flash Portraits Using An External Flashgun, Pt II – More Creative Portraits 00:00:00
Better Results Using Your Cameras’ Built-In Flash – Soften The Shadows 00:00:00
Better Results Using On-Board Flash – Get A More Pleasing Background 00:00:00
Section 8 - Information And Tips On Using Lenses
General Tips On Camera Lenses, Variable/Fixed Apertures, Fast/Slow, What Are Prime Lenses? 00:00:00
Lens Focal Length, Pt I – Perspective 00:00:00
Lens Focal Length, Pt II – ‘Field Of View’ 00:00:00
Lens Focal Length, Pt III – ‘Depth Of Field’ 00:00:00
Section 9 - Other General Techniques
A Neat Idea For A Fun, Dramatic Portrait 00:00:00
How The ‘Half Press Of The Shutter’ Technique Can Improve Your Picture Taking 00:00:00
How To Easily Create A Stunning Online Slide Show In Minutes 00:00:00
How To Take Photos Of Fireworks 00:00:00
Use The Fashion Photographer’s Perspective Trick For Longer Legs 00:00:00
Section 10 - How To Take A Really Flattering Profile Or PR Photo
Take A More Flattering PR Or Profile Photo – Basic Technique Using ‘Top Shade’ 00:00:00
Take A More Flattering Profile Or PR Photo – Refining The Basic Profile Or PR Image 00:00:00
Section 11 - Which Digital Camera To Buy Next, Megapixels Is Not The Answer.
The Myth Of Megapixels – Image Resolution And Quality 00:00:00
Which Camera Should I Buy Next – There’s So Many To Choose From! 00:00:00

Course Reviews


5 ratings
  1. Bruno

    Comprehensive and professional basics course


    A great introduction to photography for beginners. Easy to follow and with good examples of techniques. Even though I was already aware of some techniques/pieces of advice, I was unconscious of it. Excellent value for money. One downside is that the course is a little outdated (especially about the camera choice). Otherwise, it is a great course and I would recommend it for beginners or those wanting to get the most from their camera (as I’ll certainly do).

  2. Kaydriel Raye

    Awesome Course


    Very detailed. Excellent teacher with great credentials. Part 2 is next.

  3. Deanne Bossell

    Great course


    Really well explained. Great information and a lot. A wide range of info. This is a great course. And the teacher is well spoken, easy to follow. Planned out the course well. With great examples and tips. Thank you

  4. Luis del Valle

    Comprehensive and Professional. Will teach you all you need.


    I’ve completed just the first unit/lecture in this course, but already being a competent and experienced photographer utilising both Sony mirrorless FF 35mm, APS-C cameras, and good old SLRs, I can already tell that the presenter is knowledgeable about the mechanics and theory of photography. The pace is good without rushing into advanced segments of information, and each unit is of a manageable size. If you’re wanting to get your photography skills up and running quickly, this is the course you need. Also remember that there is part 2 in this series. Thanks for great content.

  5. Sarah Madison Duff
    Sarah Madison DuffMay 3, 2018 at 10:17 am

    Wonderful Course! Highly Recommended!


    Absolutely loved this course over the last several weeks! Haven’t stopped telling friends and family about it! Brought me from a beginner to someone who can intellectually talk to professional photographers and take gorgeous photos! Thanks to this course I can honestly say I have found a hobby that I can keep for the rest of my life!

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