Online Photography Course for Beginners: IndexHandle your camera with confidence!
Welcome to our Online Photography Course!
Below you’ll find all lessons pertaining to the VisualGangsters’ Photo Knowledge Base and to our Online Photography Course for Beginners.
Please note that lessons, articles and interactive materials are available in full only to those who subscribe to our ONLINE PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE FOR BEGINNERS >>
Our Online Photography Course for Beginners includes:
- 25 clearly worded, understandable, professional lessons;
- Educational material gradually progressing from beginner level toward advanced knowledge;
- A unique, international approach to photography instruction;
- Interactive material in 18 lessons >> edutainment games and animations;
- More than 10 additional articles and infographics in various exciting topics that complement our course material;
- !Hundreds! of illustrating images and figures—we show, not just tell!
Bonuses with your purchase:
- High-resolution Tech Basics cheat-sheet
- Lighting and posing manual (PDF)
- 10 useful Photoshop tricks (PDF)
- Photoshop keyboard know-how as a screen wallpaper
- 10% discount for any of our webshop products
1. Tech Basics
ISO, aperture, shutter speed
(and how they relate to each other)
These beginner lessons introduce the most basic photography terms and concepts.
As you learn the meaning of various numbers and markings on your camera, you’ll get to know how use your equipment!
1. Tech basics
ISO, aperture, shutter speed: the Holy Trinity of photography. The foundation of all things!
Super-effective interactive lesson
Let’s see >>
2. The exposure triangle
Discover how the 3 key pillars affect each other
A must-know lesson with colorful interactive stuff
Onward to discovery >>
3. Camera simulator
Test your newly acquired knowledge on our self-developed simulator!
I’ll bite >>
2. Image creation / camera lenses
Focal length, angle of view, and some advice on choosing your next camera lens
Lenses are the elementary tools of image creation. Time to get familar with them! 🙂
5. Focal length
The properties and markings of camera lenses.
Basic terms, focal length, angle of view
I’ll check it now >>
6. The properties of camera lenses
Markings, measurements and other factors you need to know about lenses
Practical guidance on purchasing a new lens
I’m intrigued >>
3. Depth of field and White Balance
Learn to control and use this superb photography tool to take better photos!
After acquiring the necessary technical knowledge, now it’s time to master a few more advanced lessons!
9. Depth of field 101
A simple and clear explanation on what depth of field is and how it works. Learn to emphasize your main subject!
10. Depth of field in practice
A handy guide on how to apply depth of field in various situations
I’m curious >>
11. White Balance
Let us show you how to take charge of the colors in your photographs!
Let’s get down to it >>
Phase III practical lessons:
The depth of field practical lesson is in fact our Lesson 10 (see above)!
12. White balance in practice
Lesson 11 on white balance (see above) is followed by a practical lesson dedicated to white balance excercises.
Phase IV: Composition
How to compose your photo? The golden ratio, central and symmetrical compositions
A clear and understandable explanation on how to compose your photo for the best effect.
Our well-tried VisualGangsters guide will show you step-by-step how to take better, more attractive photos with truly minimal effort!
14. Composition theory
Basic guidelines and techniques: how to arrange your photo?
Diagonal, central, golden ratio >> When to use which?!
Phase V: Miscellaneous – Camera stuff – Important stuff
Prefocusing – How camera shutters work – Exposure metering
16. Camera types
Read our ultimate guide to camera types! How to choose the camera that would suit you best?
I want to know >>
17. Exposure metering
How does your camera measure the light? How can you make sure you set the right exposure?
Let’s go >>
18. How camera shutters work
You might not be able to see it how this mysterious mechanism works, but it’s worth reading about it!
Let’s see the invisible >>
19. The histogram
What is a histogram, and why is everyone so crazy about it? (Hint: because it’s a fantastic tool!)
Okay, I’m in >>
An exciting focusing method professionals use all the time