Beginner Photography Course

Course Description


This course consists of three video lessons adding up to over one and a half hours’ of content and a comprehensive set of PDF notes. It covers all the important camera controls such as exposure modes, aperture and shutter priority, exposure histogram, exposure compensation, white balance, focus modes, area focus modes, metering modes, ISO, release modes, noise reduction and high ISO reduction modes colour space and file formats.

If you are new to photography and want to get the most out of your camera, this is the course for you.

- Steve Hedges LMPA. LRPS

Steve Hedges

Video Lesson Descriptions


Beginner lesson 1

Lesson 1

This lesson covers the auto focus options found on today’s cameras. Focus modes such as single AF, continuous AF and AF auto focus area are discussed along with how and when to use the various auto focus points on the camera. We will discuss when using single AF and a single auto focus point is the right option or when using continuous and a group of AF points would work better. By the end of this lesson you will be able to pick the right auto focus options to take a sharp image of any type of subject under a variety of conditions.
28 mins

Lesson 2

In this lesson we look at how to take a well exposed image. Exposures modes such are aperture priority and shutter priority are explained in detail, the exposure histogram and exposure compensation are covered along with exposure metering options such as spot metering, multi pattern metering and centre weighted metering. We also look at how and why changing the ISO is important for the image taking process.
56 mins

Lesson 3

In this lesson subjects covered are white balance and the effect they have on the image, file formats and their pros and cons, shutter release modes, noise reduction and long exposure noise reduction modes and last but not least D lighting sometimes referred to as light optimisation.
35 mins

Tutor Support

Along with the video lessons this course also includes projects to be completed which you would then email to me for a constructive critique. Photography is a practical subject so I think the projects add an important practical element to this course.

Throughout the duration of the course I will be available to answer any questions you might have about the course material. Again, I think this is an important part of the course.

- Steve Hedges LMPA. LRPS

Steve Hedges

Taster Clip

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