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Digital Photography for People That Take Bad Photos – Nikon

Stop taking bad shots in Auto mode and start shooting in manual mode like a pro for Nikon Advanced Models DSLRs
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 2h 18m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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In teaching thousands of students in over 70 cities around the US, I’ve learned that anyone can shoot in manual mode. You just need the knowledge and some practice. So stop letting your camera take bad photos in Auto mode and start taking control in manual mode and gain the confidence to shoot in any lighting situation.
When I first started teaching photography in 2007, I taught it just like a photographer! In a very technical way. And I used to explain what every button on their camera did. I realized quickly that for the average person, it was way too much info! They would get home and not know where to start. It would break my heart when people would tell me weeks after my class that they were back in Auto mode.
But, I knew there was something I could do to get them there so I removed some content of the class. A whole hour! I took the settings out that I never really used myself since I shoot exclusively in manual mode. While I realized it would be nice to teach them everything, my goal was for them to start taking control of their images and start doing what they wanted instead of letting the camera do whatever it wanted. After that change in 2009, when I’d ask people if they were shooting in manual, they’d say, “of course, why would I shoot in Auto?”
My goal is for you after my class is for you to be able to survey a scene, think about what you would like aesthetically, and be able to choose your settings in a way that will allow you to have control over all of those aspects, like your background blur, your shutter speed (so that your photo is frozen or blurred as you like) and your subject is in focus and as sharp as can be. It’s not a 15 hour class, but as I learned a while back, even 4 hours can lead to photo information overload. But at around 2 hours, you’ll see that my class packs a punch and won’t overwhelm you. I don’t like to say my class is just for beginners since it’s for anyone who isn’t shooting 100% in manual mode. With that said, I’ve had people who just unboxed their camera sitting alongside people who were shooting professionally, but just not quite confident in manual mode so it’s for all levels.
Are you ready to Take Your Camera Off Auto Mode?

Classes are customized for your DSLR. This class is for the following Nikon Advanced Models:
D70, D80, D90, D7000, D7100, D7200, D7500, D100-E, D200-E, D300, D300S, D500, D600, D610, D700, D750, D780, D800, D800E, D810, D810A, D850, D1, D1X, D2X, D2Xs, D3X, D1H, D2H, D2Hs, D3, D3S, D4, D4S, D5, D6, Df
If you have another camera model, please see my other classes which cover the following camera types:
Canon Entry-Level, Canon Advanced, Nikon Entry-Level, Sony Alpha

You will learn

✓ The advantage of shooting Manual Mode versus Auto Modes
✓ What sets some lenses apart from others and which ones can improve your photos
✓ How to change ISO, Aperture and Shutter Speed in your Nikon Advanced Camera
✓ RAW files and JPEGs and why you NEED to start shooting RAW files today
✓ Focusing exactly where you want in your photos even if you have more than one subject
✓ Using Aperture Priority Mode as training wheels to help you shoot in Manual Mode
✓ How to decide when you should change your ISO Aperture or Shutter Speed
✓ How to shoot in Manual Mode confidently
✓ How shooting in Manual Mode will make editing your photos easier
✓ Nikon Models covered in this class are listed below. For other Nikons and Canons see my other classes


• No previous experience necessary.

This course is for

• Beginners, intermediate or anyone who isn’t fully shooting in manual mode.
Photography Instructor and Former Wedding Photographer
Photography has been a passion my whole life. As a kid I used to use my dad’s darkroom, take photos of my stuffed animals and then develop the negatives and pictures the same day. Probably a waste of my dads film and chemicals, but it’s paid off and I started shooting weddings professionally in 1998. Once consumer DSLR cameras became big in 2007, I started teaching small groups of students and built a course based on getting feedback and finding out what was easiest to understand for my students. Fast forward a few years and I teach rooms as big as 150 people how to shoot in manual mode. My goal is to teach you all of the important elements so that you can use your camera to start taking the images you see in YOUR head in manual mode.
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 2h 18m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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