Photography Masterclass: A Complete Guide to Photography (Udemy.com)

This 23-hour course looks at photography tools, techniques and concepts on a deep level. It aims to transform novices into adepts with instruction that is fun and practical. Upon completion, students will have the resources to create dazzling and captivating photographs.

Created by: Phil Ebiner

Produced in 2021

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What you will learn

  • 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

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Overall Score : 98 / 100

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Course Description

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****UPDATED WITH A 273-PAGE NOTEBOOK & NEW LESSONS****
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.
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!
While there are plenty of digital 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 - especially great for any DSLR or mirrorless camera user.
What will you learn:
  • Understand how cameras work and what gear you need
  • Master shooting in manual mode and understanding your camera
  • Know what equipment you should buy no matter what your budget is
  • Follow our practical demonstrations to see how we shoot in real-world scenarios
  • Use composition, lighting, and proper settings to take better photos
  • Edit photos professionally to make them look even better
  • Learn start a photography business and make money from your new skills
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
  • DSLR photography
  • Mirrorless photography
  • Smartphone 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 (DSLR, mirrorless, or other), 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.
What camera should you use?
A DSLR camera or mirrorless camera is a great option for taking this course. It doesn't have to be an expensive or fancy model. Any interchangeable lens camera like a DSLR or mirrorless is fine. You can even use a smartphone or point and shoot camera, although you may not have all the manual settings and options that we cover in this course.
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!
Phil, Sam, & WillWho this course is for:
  • 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

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Pros

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Cons

    • Course is thorough and covers all of the basics.
    • Course explains key differences in camera design elements, which is vital for beginners to choose good equipment.
    • Instructor passion is infectious. Students will enjoy photography more over the course of this class.
    • Course is not designed for professional development.
    • Course comes up shy on printing.
    • Photo editing sections are a little compact and hard to follow.

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Instructor Details

Phil Ebiner

Can I help you learn a new skill?
Since 2012 have been teaching people like you everything I know. Through my online learning business, Video School Online, I create courses that teach you how to creatively share your story through photography, video, design, and marketing.
Don't just take my word for it
Over one million students have enrolled in and learned new skills with my courses. I pride myself on creating high quality courses from real world experience. I often partner with experts to expand our ever-growing library of courses. And our team provides premium support whenever you need.
Our happiness guarantee
There's no risk in enrolling in any of our courses. You have a 30-day money back guarantee if you don't like it. And I'm always improving my courses so that they stay up to date and the best that they can be.
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MORE ABOUT PHIL:
I've always tried to live life presently and to the fullest. Some of the things I love to do in my spare time include mountain biking, nerding out on personal finance, traveling to new places, watching sports (huge baseball fan here!), and sharing meals with friends and family. Most days you can find me spending quality time with my lovely wife, twin boys (and soon to be girl), and dog Ashby.
In 2011, I graduated with my Bachelor of Arts in Film and

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Reviews

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I gained confidence in my ability to take good photographs! As a beginner, this course provided a thorough explanation of photography basics. It also covered intermediate and advanced concepts and techniques that will challenge me to grow as I continue my practice of photography.This course will also be an invaluable baseline reference since there is no way to remember all of the tools, techniques, and tips discussed by the instructors.I appreciated the instructors' casual approach in the instructional videos. I gained a healthy respect for their photography talent and their ability to convey their expertise in a knowledgeable, professional manner.

Taking the photography masterclass has helped me to understand better both the technical and the artistic sides of photography. Now, when shooting photos, I take into consideration rules and/or metrics that I had never thought about before, which make my photos look better. Deep dives were obviously technical, but still understandable. The section about photo editing helped me to change my approach to post-editing, which I had discredited before. The demonstration parts were awesome, especially those concering specific types of photography, like long exposure or aerial/drone photography. Thanks to this course I now know what to look for in cameras, in photos, and in the photographer's approach itself, and what may change depending on the situation, type of equipment or the goals I'd like to achieve in final photos. Thank you so much, Video School Online!

like the way I can learn with all these classes, very well explained and with the on site practice...I really recommend it

there could have been more information about the how the camera works. overall the pace and understandability is maintained. There should be lectures on colours. Specifically teaching about what are hue, saturation, contrast so as to make fundamentals clear. Pls bring a new section where you discuss on famous photographers around the world who have unique style. Chat on what u think about their photographs, what u find unique in their photography. From India you can consider the likes of Raghu Rai, Sudhir Shivaram.

At first glance, this is a great course so far. Easy to understand with nice simple explanations. Looking forward to the rest of the course.Now half way through. and still loving it

Thanks guys, I loved the course! This is 24h of super valuable content for a beginner photographer like me, ranging from the basic photography knowledge to actionable tips I can immediately practice with my camera. It's impressive how I could really see the difference in my photos in such a short time, and I am sure a lot of practice will do the rest. I look forward to learning even more in one of your other courses.

All I needed to learn to understand basics and beyond. Now I finally know my camera settings and to what lenses should I upgrade.

Thanks guys for this wonderful journey into the world of photography! I really enjoyed learning, everything is much clearer now. I can't remember of any topic not covered in this course, everything is detailed and well explained. I can't wait to try everything I've learned to become a better photographer and I know I'll make it, as you guys like to say, through "practice, practice, practice". ?

This is an excellent, cost-effective and very comprehensive course and I'm so glad to enroll in the class. Even though I don't have any equipment more than my iPhone 7 Plus, I've learned so much from the basics that I might choose to have a DLSR or mirrorless camera in the future. I'm so grateful to have the 3 committed instructors spending and sharing your knowledge. Again, thanks and this course is highly recommended!

Brilliant instructors and comprehensive course content for all levels of photography. Highly recommend.

Really enjoyed the course. I particularly enjoyed doing the assignments and then having to submit them and getting the feedback comments. Most of the lessons I found that I needed to complete, with only a few that weren't relevant to me, like starting a photography business. I would like to see Photoshop Elements 2018 added as one of the Photo Editing lessons, as this was the latest up to date editing software available for me to buy, and had purchased before the course. Overall, Very Good and I have recommednded it to some beginner photographers.

I really like it so far. Very good review. Like the Pro notes, graphs and your web site!on 41 I noticed you state three ways to change your depth of field but you show us 41 Change your Fstop to a faster setting2 Move your subject away from the background--while you maintain same distance to subject3 zoom in, ie. change Focal length--while maintaining same distance to subject4 Move closer to subject, same Fstop and Focal length but your focus will need to change and the DoF will be smallerI also noticed in a couple of the LR or ? editing lessons you did not crop first...like you say you always do first,I think you may be trying to teach us a workflow and you deviated, ok with me just pointing it out. There are no Visual Guides or Supplemental Materials for the editing sections. Perhaps you could add some. links to them https://www.robertrheadphotography.co.uk/sites/default/files/lightroom-workflow.pdfhttps://erickimphotography.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Eric-Kim-Lightroom-Classic-CC-Workflow-Visualization-by-Eric-Kim-Annette-Kim-HAPTIC.pdfmaybe some poster like guides--one large poster of info with the workflow you guys are using. I am just learning LR classic and Photoshop-with your course and will sign up next for them. when you show us the side by side of the before and after being a visually learner I like that. so what I think would help me is say a landscape picture before-that has crooked Horizon, a distracting object , etc and next to it those things Cropped and rotated, then below the steps you took with the menu items highlighted...etc. for the workflow.Thanks again to all of youMarkO