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Photography for Beginners: Composition, Posing and Light

Creative Photography: Improve your photography through light, composition and posing!
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 1h 35m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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7.5 / 10

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5.5 / 10
This course was last updated on 11/2017 .

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8.7 / 10
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7.8 / 10
Video Score: 7.8 / 10
The course includes 1h 35m video content. Courses with more videos usually have a higher average rating. We have found that the sweet spot is 16 hours of video, which is long enough to teach a topic comprehensively, but not overwhelming. Courses over 16 hours of video gets the maximum score.
The average video length is 2 hours 43 minutes of 216 Photography courses on Udemy.
Detail Score: 10.0 / 10

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Extra Content Score: 5.5 / 10

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Table of contents


Photography composition, posing and light made easy!
“This is an excellent introductory photography course. I would not describe myself as a beginner but I have already learnt something. The lectures are very easy to follow and I’m looking forward to the challenges and feedback from others doing the course.” – Brian Dickinson, current student

Do you absolutely love photography? Do you love capturing the world around you and sharing your photography with your friends and family? Would you like to learn some insider secrets to make your photography come alive with fantastic light, composition and posing techniques? Then this is the photography course for you!
“Really nicely explained in a simple and easy to understand way. The examples are really helpful to see what the differences in effects would be. I can already see a huge improvement in the photos I am taking.” – Ella Rivett, current student
This photography course is especially for beginners and amateur photographers who really enjoy photography but would love to discover the insider photography tips and tricks that professional photographers use to give their photography extra impact and creativity.
“It’s very clear in what Rosie want to talk about and it leaves us in a full understanding of the light in sunny days which I found a bit difficult to make brilliant photos with, and Rosie has given me some really good tips just now on how to deal with it. I now know about all the poses that are good for making a brilliant photo, learning something new everyday. Even when Rosie admit being not funny, She is really and it lightens up the course and makes the overall more enjoyable”  – Josie Jackson, current student

We specifically look at these three areas of creative photography:

•Understanding light in photography
•Fundamentals of photography composition
•Key photography skills in posing individuals, couples and groups


We will look at …
•How to find the perfect light for your photography•What to look for in choosing a location to shoot on cloudy, overcast days•Where to stand when shooting photography indoors•How to find gorgeous light when it’s blazing hot weather•Key compositional techniques to make your photography look really artistic and professional•Essential posing techniques for flattering photography of individuals, couples and groups•Techniques to bring out the best in your subjects and get genuine smiles

Maybe you’ve felt like your photography is lovely a lot of the time but you’d love to take your pictures to the next level?
I’ve been an award winning professional photographer for ten years, and I’ve got so many things that I’d love to share with you that will make a huge impact on your photography!
In this photography course we’ll cover the most important things you should think about when taking a photo. 
•How should you compose your scene to make it striking and artistic?•How can you pose your subjects and bring out the best in them so that their photos look flattering and natural?•How can you find the best light for your photos when the conditions are far from perfect?All of these will be answered throughout the course as I take you on real life photography shoots with me and explain the process step by step. 


This photography course is for total beginners, so you will never feel out of your depth but you’ll leave feeling encouraged and inspired with a huge number of new techniques to really improve your photography! Plus don’t forget that Udemy offer a 30 Day 100% money back guarantee if you decide the course isn’t for you, so you’ve nothing to lose by giving it a try!

We’ll cover how to find the perfect light for your photography, from cloudy overcast days, to indoors and how you can shoot beautiful photography even in bright sunshine! You’ll learn easy ways to pose people so they will always want to be photographed by you because you make them look so good! And techniques to bring out real expressions and laughter that will give your photography the edge you’ve been looking for!
We’ll also cover photography composition – a wide topic that is incredibly important in photography! I’ll show you how to use the rule of thirds, the rule of space and leading lines among many other essential photography principles that will help shape your love of photography and develop your own unique photography style.  
I’ll finally take you on some real life photography shoots with me which will bring everything we’ve learned about the creative fundamentals of photography together. You’ll have fun watching behind the scenes as I shoot friends at The Vintage Vardos gypsy caravans, capture activities at a forest school and shoot beautiful engagement photography.

As part of this photography course, you will also be invited to join our friendly photography group on Facebook which is exclusive to students of this course. There we have monthly photography challenges, post images for feedback and you can exchange tips and advice with other students worldwide! It’s like a 24/7 photography club!
This photography course is especially for total beginners, so you definitely won’t feel overwhelmed or confused. Plus I’m on hand to answer any photography questions you might have throughout the course.

I’m excited to share this photography course with you and help take your photography skills to the next level! 
Do enrol now and I look forward to seeing you in the course!

You will learn

✓ Understand what will take your photography from average to hanging-on-the-wall-worthy
✓ Utilise composition techniques like the rule of thirds to radically improve your photography
✓ Know where to find the best light for your photography
✓ Feel confident with your photography on bright sunny days
✓ Know how to capture great photography indoors just with natural light
✓ Understand the basics of how to pose individuals, couples and groups
✓ Receive an invite to the exclusive class Facebook photography group!
✓ Participate in regular photography challenges!


• Got a passion for photography but want to improve your shots? This is the course for you!
• You’ll need access to some sort of camera; cameraphone, compact, bridge, mirrorless or DSLR
• You should have no or very little experience in the creative side of photography such as composition and posing

This course is for

• This photography course is especially for total beginners – no prior photography knowledge required!
• Ideal for students who want to get on the fast track to great photography
• This photography course is perfect for you if you want to improve the creative aspects of your photos
• This course is the perfect companion to my DSLR photography camera settings course
• If you’ve felt intimidated by your camera or overwhelmed by other photography courses, you’ll find this course easy to understand, welcoming and friendly!

How much does the Photography for Beginners: Composition, Posing and Light course cost? Is it worth it?

The course costs $17.99. And currently there is a 82% discount on the original price of the course, which was $99.99. So you save $82 if you enroll the course now.
The average price is $18.3 of 216 Photography courses on Udemy.

Does the Photography for Beginners: Composition, Posing and Light course have a money back guarantee or refund policy?

YES, Photography for Beginners: Composition, Posing and Light has a 30-day money back guarantee. The 30-day refund policy is designed to allow students to study without risk.

Are there any SCHOLARSHIPS for this course?

Currently we could not find a scholarship for the Photography for Beginners: Composition, Posing and Light course, but there is a $82 discount from the original price ($99.99). So the current price is just $17.99.

Who is the instructor? Is Rosie Parsons a SCAM or a TRUSTED instructor?

Rosie Parsons has created 3 courses that got 1,790 reviews which are generally positive. Rosie Parsons has taught 8,124 students and received a 4.5 average review out of 1,790 reviews. Depending on the information available, Rosie Parsons is a TRUSTED instructor.
Award winning photographer at Rosie Parsons Photography
Photography can feel like a really complicated hobby. There’s nothing more frustrating than having a beautiful camera, but not knowing how to get the best from it.

As an award winning professional photographer with ten years experience running my own business at Rosie Parsons Photography, it brings me so much joy to get feedback from students who say how my courses have finally helped them understand their DSLR. I love to inspire and encourage people with their cameras in their photography journey.

My work has been published in OK Magazine, Digital Photo Pro, Cosmo Bride, You & Your Wedding Magazine and on the cover of Professional Photographer, among others. I love shooting photography for Shutterstock and I’ve enjoyed sharing my photography tips as an invited expert for Photobox.

I currently have two photography courses on Udemy – DSLR Photography Camera Settings: Photography for Beginners and my just launched new course – Creative Fundamentals of Photography.

I love coming alongside students to help them take their photography to the next level and running the fabulous and friendly Facebook photography communities that have sprung up from the courses. It would be great to have you be part of that.

Feedback on my work and photography courses:

“I found Rosie’s photography course insightful, fun and inspiring. Her informal manner made the lessons feel like I had invited a friend round to teach me the basics, and as a result, I think I digested the bite size tips more quickly. I feel like I’ve learnt a lot about photography in a very short space of time thanks to her clear communication and obvious talent. The fact that I can dip in and out of the videos at my leisure made the whole experience easy and enjoyable.”

– Nicola Moyne, Marie Claire Magazine

“Rosie’s photography jumps out at me, amongst a sea of the many photographers out there, because her material is genuine, heartfelt, spontaneous and I just love how she captures moments. Her content, subjects and framing are spot on, and the colours always so vivid. They make me feel as though I am right there. I’m excited that she has started a photography course which will spread her knowledge, and teach how to shoot the way she does.”

– Amanda Byram, TV presenter Total Wipeout

“Rosie has always been full of ideas and innovations, and her photography reflects this. She’s very much one of the leaders in her field.”

– Terry Hope, Commissioning Editor, Photo Pro Magazine

“I love Rosie’s candid, joyful style. The ordinary becomes beautiful and meaningful thanks to her use of colour and light and her talent for framing a shot. She has a knack of bringing sunshine to every image and that’s what we wanted conveyed in our wedding photography – the happiness of the day. Rosie absolutely delivered on this and we were thrilled with the results!”

– Katie Appleton, European Consumer PR Manager, Canon

If you’d like to improve your photography, I would absolutely love to be the one to help you.

I look forward to seeing you on one of my courses soon :)


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Platform: Udemy
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