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Photography Masterclass: Your Complete Guide to Photography

Delve into the A to Zs of Photography: Choose the Right Camera, Edit Images & More

By Video School Online | in Online Courses

This encyclopedic course provides everything you need to learn the ins and outs of photography, and to master this medium even if you’re just starting out. Whether choosing between the humble iPhone or fancy DSLR, or shooting photos indoors or outside--you’ll learn all you need to turn out professional-quality photos certain to impress viewers and even attract interested customers.

  • Dive into an overview of key photography concepts w/ 13 hours & 175 lectures
  • Understand how different kinds of cameras work: DSLRs, smartphones, etc.
  • Create well-composed shots by correctly positioning subjects, manipulating depth of field, etc.
  • Master situational photography to take strong photos no matter your setting or subject
  • Obtain the equipment you need to capture great photos
  • Illuminate your photos to capture your subjects in their best light
  • Edit images in post-production to ensure they truly pop
  • Monetize your work by knowing where to sell it, how to license it & more
Phil Ebiner started teaching online courses in 2012, and now has over 80,000 students on Udemy learning everything from photography to video making. He worked as a photographer at a private college a few years ago doing event coverage, marketing and advertising, and social media. Sam Shimizu-Jones has been taking photos his entire life. Growing up in Santa Cruz, CA, he fell in love with photography skating around town. Since then, he's traveled the world taking photos for business and pleasure.

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  • Length of time users can access this course: lifetime
  • Access options: web streaming, mobile streaming
  • Certification of completion not included
  • Redemption deadline: redeem your code within 30 days of purchase
  • Experience level required: all levels

Compatibility

  • Internet required

Course Outline

  • Introduction to the Course
    • What will you learn in this course & who is it for? (2:04)
    • From iPhone to fancy DSLR: the basic photographers toolbox (2:00)
    • Success! How will you succeed in this course? (0:51)
    • Map to Success - What are you interested in learning?
    • How does camera exposure work in under 3 minutes! (2:44)
    • Course Requirements - what do you need to take this course?
    • Who are we - the instructors? (2:57)
  • Understanding the Camera
    • Introduction to the Understanding the Camera section (0:44)
    • Types of cameras (1:19)
    • Camera Type: DSLR (2:55)
    • Camera Type: Smart Phone
    • Camera Type: Point & Shoot (1:43)
    • Camera Type: EVIL - not in the spooky way! (1:52)
    • How does a camera work? (4:35)
    • Shutters & Sensors (2:49)
    • Sensor Size Chart
    • File Formats - RAW vs. JPEG (2:38)
    • The Power of Shooting in RAW Revealed (3:34)
    • Conclusion - what did we learn in this section? (0:29)
  • Drop Auto - Learn to Shoot Manually
    • Introduction to the Drop Auto section (1:08)
    • What is exposure? (1:40)
    • What is aperture (aka. f-stop or iris)? (3:18)
    • Aperture Charts
    • What is shutter speed? (3:15)
    • Dive deeper into shutter speed & watch a slow motion shutter
    • What is ISO? (4:14)
    • What is the exposure triangle, and how does it work?
    • Exposure Triangle - Diagram & Examples
    • Using your camera's light meter
    • How to use the camera's Histogram
    • Practice - Set your exposure for 3 scenarios! (0:49)
    • What is focus - depth of field explained (2:28)
    • Depth of Field - Visualized
    • Getting in focus using the auto-focus mode
    • Getting in focus using the manual mode
    • Shooting fast objects
    • Practice - Taking pictures of cars! (0:31)
    • Shooting in low light
    • Shooting at night
    • Practice - Taking pictures inside! (0:47)
    • Conclusion - what did we learn in this section?
  • Composition - What is in your frame?
    • Introduction to the Composition section
    • What is composition?
    • The rule of thirds
    • When to throw out the rule of thirds
    • Rule of Thirds: Visualized
    • Perspective: changing your angle
    • Perspective: Visualized
    • Do you know your basic composition?
    • What's the Mood of your photo?
    • Wide Angle vs Telephoto & Zoom
    • Wide vs. Telephoto Lenses: Visualized
    • Choosing a background
    • Panoramic compositions
    • How to position your subject
    • Focus on the details
    • Using depth of field creatively
    • Colors - think about how colors affect your photos (3:09)
    • Black & White photos - adding emotion by subtracting color
    • Practice - Go on a photo adventure!
    • Phil's Photo Walk - Let's look at his photos!
    • Conclusion - what did we learn in this section?
  • Situational Photography - Taking better photos wherever you are
    • Introduction to the Situational Photography section
    • 5 Tips for Better Landscape Photos
    • 5 Tips for Better Nature Photos
    • Practice - Get outside and take some pictures!
    • 5 Tips for Better Portraits
    • 5 Tips for Better Portrait Lighting
    • 5 Tips for Better Photos of Kids (or Pets)
    • Practice - Take pictures of your kid (or pet)!
    • Conclusion - what did we learn in this section?
  • Purchasing a Camera & Additional Equipment
    • Introduction to the Purchasing a Camera section
    • How to purchase a camera - what's your goal?
    • How to build your complete camera kit
    • Where should you buy a camera?
    • What's in our camera bag?
    • Memory Cards
    • Lenses & Filters
    • Batteries & Chargers
    • Stabilization - Tripods, Monopods, Gorillapods
    • Flashes & Lighting
    • Camera Cases & Bags
    • Practice: Put together your camera kit!
    • Conclusion - what did we learn in this section?
  • Canon Camera Overview & Settings
    • Introduction to the Camera Anatomy & Settings section
    • Detailed look at a Canon DSLR
    • Practice: Play with your buttons!
    • The Camera Menu - Let's go through it together - Canon
    • Changing Image Quality - Canon
    • Picture Styles on a Canon
    • Image Review on a Canon
    • Formatting a memory card - Canon
    • Practice - Choose your settings!
    • White Balance Symbol Chart
    • Understanding Burst Mode
    • Scene Modes Chart
    • Conclusion - what did we learn in this section?
  • Nikon Camera Overview & Settings
    • Detailed look at a Nikon DSLR
    • The Nikon Info Button
    • The Camera Menu - Let's go through it together - Nikon
    • Changing Image Quality on a Nikon
    • Image Review on a Nikon
    • Formatting Your Camera on a Nikon
  • Smartphone & Mirrorless Camera Overview & Settings
    • Detailed look at a smart phone & our favorite apps
    • Fuji X-T1 Overview
  • Using Stabilization - Tripods, Monopods, more?
    • Introduction to the Stabilization section
    • Tripod Tips
    • Monopod Tips
    • Other types of stabilization
    • Tips for better handheld photography
    • How do you get non-blurry photos!
    • Conclusion - what did we learn in this section?
  • Lighting - How to light your photos
    • Introduction to the Lighting section
    • What is light?
    • What types of light sources do we have?
    • Understanding light temperatures
    • Light Temperature Chart
    • Setting your white balance properly
    • What is three-point light?
    • Complete guide to three-point lighting
    • Using ambient light
    • Using Natural Light Creatively
    • Using the flash
    • Better Flash Photography with a Lightscoop Pop-up Flash Bouncer
    • Practice - use your flash!
    • Shooting slhouettes
    • How to take a silhouette photo - diagram
    • Practice: Take a silhouette photo!
    • Conclusion - what did we learn in this section?
  • Lenses - Diving deep into lens types and styles
    • Introduction to the Lens section
    • What is focal length?
    • What standard lenses should you have?
    • Depth of Field - Revisited
    • What are our favorite lenses?
    • Fisheye lenses
    • Tilt shift (aka swing shift) lenses
    • Tilt-Shift Video Example
    • Polarizing, ND, and UV filters
    • Polarizing Filter: Visualized
    • Conclusion - what did we learn in this section?
  • Smartphone Photography - Take better photos, the selfie way!
    • Introduction to the Modern Photography section
    • Using our favorite iPhone app
    • How to take better pictures with your smartphone
    • Tips for composing better square images & Instagram success!
    • Practice - Take your best smart phone photo!
    • Making money with your smartphone images
    • Conclusion - what did we learn in this section?
  • Photo Editing - Make your images pop with the best photo editing applications
    • Introduction to the Photo Editing section
    • What is photo editing, and why do we do it?
    • What programs do we like for editing?
    • How to get a free trial of Adobe Lightroom & Photoshop
    • Importing and Organization in Lightroom
    • Rating photographs - what is our process?
    • Practice - Import & rate your photos!
    • Adjusting exposure
    • Adjusting color temperature (white balance)
    • Cropping
    • Sharpening
    • Adjusting Saturation & Vibrance in Lightroom
    • Brightness & contrast (4:35)
    • Vignettes & blurs
    • Exporting & saving (9:56)
    • Practice - Improve your photos in Lightroom!
    • Getting Rid of Blemishes in Lightroom (2:31)
    • Hue, Saturation, Luminance controls in Lightroom (5:07)
  • Photo Editing in Photoshop
    • Editing a RAW Photo in Photoshop
    • Editing a JPEG Photo in Photoshop
    • Stitching together a panorama in Photoshop (4:47)
    • Get Rid of Blemishes in Photoshop - No more zits! (2:24)
    • How to Composite Images in Photoshop
  • Editing Photos in iPhoto
    • Importing & Organization in iPhoto (3:17)
    • Quick Fixes in iPhoto - How to quickly make your photos look amazing! (2:47)
    • Using the Effects Tab in iPhoto (2:56)
    • Advanced Photo Adjustments in iPhoto
    • Exporting/Saving Photos from iPhoto (3:08)
    • Conclusion - what did we learn in this section? (1:13)
  • Make Money with Photography
    • Introduction to the Making Money with Photography section (1:03)
    • What jobs can you do with photography? (2:48)
    • Branding yourself (3:51)
    • Tips for branding yourself (3:58)
    • Tell everyone, everywhere (2:49)
    • Sharing your photographs - our favorite sites
    • Creating a website/portfolio (5:44)
    • What you need to put in a website (6:50)
    • What should you charge as a photographer?
    • Finding freelance photography work
    • Unique ways to dive into photography
    • Landing a full-time photography job
    • Conclusion - what did we learn in this section?
  • Selling your Photographs - Where to sell, licensing tips, and more!
    • Introduction to the Sell Your Photographs section
    • Best stock photo sites for making money online
    • How one guy made $15,000 in one day on Instagram
    • Selling your own photography
    • Understanding licensing
    • How to license your photos
    • Fair Use photographs
    • Conclusion - what did we learn in this section?
  • Wedding Photography
    • Who is the instructor (Will Carnahan)?
    • Why should you become a wedding photographer?
    • 5 Tips for Being a Better Wedding photographer
    • Overview of what to shoot at a wedding
  • Conclusion
    • Thank you & please leave a review!
  • BONUS SECTION: Photography history & where we are today
    • Introduction to the Photography Basics section
    • A brief history of photography
    • The longer version of the history of photography
    • Modern photography - where are we today?
    • Conclusion - what did we learn in this section?

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Natural Light Portrait Photography - Take Portraits With Any Camera Anywhere

Learn to Create Compelling & Powerful Portraits in No Time

By Mark Timberlake | in Online Courses

Photography is a powerful artistic medium that allows us to memorialize any moment. And while professionals may use a lot of expensive lighting equipment, the best photographers know how to use natural light to get a photo just right. This course will elevate your photography game, teaching you the best ways to use both natural and artificial lighting to compose incredible portraits you can be proud of.
  • Access 13 lectures & 1 hour of content 24/7
  • Learn to use natural light & artificial light to create powerful images
  • Understand the difference between hard light & soft light
  • Discover how to manipulate light both indoors & outdoors
  • Become adept at choosing backgrounds & directing your subjects' poses
Mark Timberlake runs a marketing company called SME Heroes, which specializes in training on online course creation and online marketing. He's accrued extensive online business experience over the last 14 years, and loves to share his lessons and techniques for success. In addition, he also has over 12 years experience in online retail and over 6 years experience as a commercial photographer, and is eager to pass on the practical skills he's learned.

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  • Length of time users can access this course: lifetime
  • Access options: web streaming, mobile streaming
  • Certification of completion not included
  • Redemption deadline: redeem your code within 30 days of purchase
  • Experience level required: beginner

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  • Internet required

Course Outline

  • Section 1. Introduction
    • 01 Introduction (1:13)
    • 02 Choosing Your Equipment (6:24)
  • Section 2. Using Light - The Key Skills A Photographer Needs To Learn
    • 03 Finding Your Light (2:33)
    • 04 Hard Light And Soft Light (5:10)
    • 05 Outside Soft Light (9:58)
    • 06 Inside Soft Light (8:59)
    • 07 Outside Hard Light (14:49)
    • 08 Inside Hard Light (7:35)
  • Section 3. Backgrounds Set The Stage
    • 09 Using Simple Backgrounds (4:43)
    • 10 Using Complex Backgrounds (7:50)
    • 11 Posing Your Subject (4:17)
  • Section 4. Student Projects
    • 12 Projects For Students (1:36)

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Classic Studio Portrait Photography - Learn The Art Of Classic Lighting And Posing

Master Lighting Techniques Guaranteed to Elevate Your Photos

By Mark Timberlake | in Online Courses

You've probably taken pictures of people in your life. But have you noticed that your portraits don't usually come out with the same yearbook quality you see from professionals? Time to change that: this course will move you away from amateur portraiture with lessons on everything from executing basic lighting techniques to effectively posing your subjects. You'll be well on your way towards capturing images like a pro in no time at all.
  • Access 28 lectures & 2 hours of content 24/7
  • Learn basic lighting techniques & equipment employed by professional photographers
  • Understand the difference between soft & hard light sources and their effects on images
  • Create beautiful yet simple portraits w/ simple flash photography on a budget
  • Master the art of preparing & posing your subjects
  • Explore different lens types for portraiture
Mark Timberlake runs a marketing company called SME Heroes, which specializes in training on online course creation and online marketing. He's accrued extensive online business experience over the last 14 years, and loves to share his lessons and techniques for success. In addition, he also has over 12 years experience in online retail and over 6 years experience as a commercial photographer, and is eager to pass on the practical skills he's learned.

Details & Requirements

  • Length of time users can access this course: lifetime
  • Access options: web streaming, mobile streaming
  • Certification of completion not included
  • Redemption deadline: redeem your code within 30 days of purchase
  • Experience level required: beginner

Compatibility

  • Internet required

Course Outline

  • Section 1. Introduction To The Course
    • 1 Introduction To The Course (1:47)
  • Section 2. The Basics
    • 2 Basic Equipment For Studio Portrait Photography (1:36)
    • 3 Understanding How Light Works & Why It Is Important (4:22)
  • Section 3. The Classic Lighting Patterns
    • 4 Lighting Terminology - Understanding Main, Fill, Rim & Background Lighting (9:58)
    • Lecture 4 related. Main-Fill-Rim-Background-Light-Set-Up
    • 5 Open Loop Lighting (6:35)
    • Lecture 5 related. Open-Loop-With-Fill
    • Lecture 5 related. Open-Loop-Example
    • 6 Closed Loop Lighting (4:48)
    • Lecture 6 related. Closed-Loop-With-Fill
    • Lecture 6 related. Closed-Loop-Example
    • 7 Butterfly Lighting (6:42)
    • Lecture 7 related. Butterfly-Lighting
    • 8 Split Lighting (6:11)
    • Lecture 8 related. Split-Lighting
    • 9 Short Lighting (3:57)
    • Lecture 9 related. Short-Lighting-With-Fill
    • Lecture 9 related. Short-Lighting
    • 10 Broad Lighting (4:03)
    • Lecture 10 related. Broad-Lighting
    • Lecture 10 related. Broad-Lighting-With-Fill
    • 11 Rembrandt Lighting (7:42)
    • Lecture 11 related. Rembrandt-Lighting
  • Section 4. Working With Backgrounds
    • 12 Environmental Backgrounds (3:08)
    • 13 Studio Backgrounds (3:37)
  • Section 5. Working With Clients
    • 14 Preparing The Subject (6:06)
  • Section 6. Posing Your Subjects
    • 15 Choosing The Facial Angle (7:39)
    • Lecture 15 related. Away-From-The-Camera
    • Lecture 15 related. Into-Parting
    • Lecture 15 related. Profile-View
    • Lecture 15 related. Two-Thirds-View
    • Lecture 15 related. Into-The-Camera
    • Lecture 15 related. Into-The-Hair
    • Lecture 15 related. Open-Up-The-Eyes
    • Lecture 15 related. Full-Face
    • 16 Posing The Body (4:52)
    • Lecture 16 related. Opening-The-Elbows
    • Lecture 16 related. 45-Degree-Angle-Slims-Body
    • Lecture 16 related. Seating-For-Headshots
    • Lecture 16 related. Avoiding-Crutch-Shots
    • Lecture 16 related. 45-Degree-Texture-Shot
    • 17 Understanding Posture (2:39)
    • Lecture 17 related. Stretch-Things-Forward-Male
    • Lecture 17 related. Stretch-Things-Forward-Male-Example
    • Lecture 17 related. Stretch-Things-Forward-Female
    • 18 Classic Poses - The Light Pose (3:55)
    • Lecture 18 related. The-Male-Light-Pose
    • Lecture 18 related. The-Male-Light-Pose-Example
    • 19 Classic Poses - The Shadow (4:17)
    • Lecture 19 related. The-Female-Shadow-Pose-Example
    • Lecture 19 related. The-Female-Shadow-Pose
    • 20 Posing A Group - The Classic Pose (3:06)
    • Lecture 20 related. Standard-Group-Shot
    • 21 Posing A Couple - The Classic Poses (10:10)
    • Lecture 21 related. Standard-Headshot-Straight-On
    • Lecture 21 related. Standard-Couples
    • Lecture 21 related. Standard-Couples-Upright
    • Lecture 21 related. Standard-Couples-Looking-Off-Camera
    • Lecture 21 related. Standard-Couples-Intimate
    • Lecture 21 related. Standard-Upright-Facing-Each-Other
  • Section 7. Additional Tips
    • 22 Composition Tips (4:29)
    • 23 Lens Choices (0:57)
    • 24 Black And Whites Portraits (1:16)
  • Section 8. Summary
    • 25 Course Activities (1:13)
    • 26 Summary (0:33)

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How to Be a Professional Outdoor & Nature Photographer

Merge Your Passion for Nature & Photography to Jumpstart a Career You Love

By Charlie Borland | in Online Courses

Nature photography doesn't have to be just a hobby, but also your career. And this course is a great place to start. Here, you'll learn how to snap gorgeous, marketable images of the great outdoors, as well as set up a successful business. From learning to strategize your business plan, to setting prices, to negotiating in the moment--you'll be up and running as a photo pro by course's end.
  • Gain essential nature photography skills w/ 133 lectures & 14 hours of content
  • Understand how outdoor & nature photography works
  • Learn to create marketable images
  • Know what sort of equipment is needed
  • Organize your stock photos & market them
  • Earn a profit off of your photo business
  • Master natural light, supplemental flash & strobe lighting
  • Negotiate successfully while selling your images
  • Learn strategies for setting up your business
Charlie Borland has been a commercial photographer for over 35 years. Based in Oregon, he shoots locally and nationally and has traveled extensively for a wide range of clients, some of which include: Xerox, NW Airlines, Fujitsu, Nike, Blue Cross, Nationsbank, Texas Instruments, International Paper, Cellular One, Early Winters. He has won numerous awards for his photography and received recognition for annual reports he has photographed.

Details & Requirements

  • Length of time users can access this course: lifetime
  • Access options: web streaming, mobile streaming
  • Certification of completion not included
  • Redemption deadline: redeem your code within 30 days of purchase
  • Experience level required: intermediate

Compatibility

  • Internet required
  • A general understanding of digital photography suggested
  • Basic understanding of a photo editing program

Course Outline

  • The Profession of Outdoor and Nature Photography
    • Intro to Professional Outdoor Photography
    • Are You Sure You Want to Go Pro?
  • Introduction to the Business of Outdoor and Nature Photography
    • The 10 Commandments of Professional Photography
    • Should You Be a Specialist or Generalist
    • Understanding Outdoor Stock Photography
    • Whose Going to Buy Your Outdoor Photography?
    • Outdoor Photography Concepts
    • Self Assignment #1
  • Photography 101
    • Photography Gear: The Camera
    • Photography Gear: The Lens
    • More Photography Gear
    • Photography Setup: The Importance of ISO
    • Photography Setup: The Importance of White Balance
    • Properly Using Your Histogram
    • Exposure: Go Right
    • Mastering Creativity: Depth of Field
  • Creating Nature Photography That Sells
    • Nature Photography: Finding Marketable Locations
    • Here's a Perfect Example of Locations to Photograph
    • A Great Newsletter to Find Beautiful Places to Photograph
    • Is Business Better as a Local Hero or an International Nobody?
    • The Fundamentals of Good Selling Nature Photography
    • Marketable Compositions 1
    • Marketable Compositions 2
    • Marketable Compositions 3
    • Marketable Compositions 4
    • Marketable Compositions 5
    • Marketable Compositions 6
    • Wildlife Photography
    • Lighting for Nature Photography
    • Lighting for Nature Photography 2
    • Lighting for Nature Photography 3
    • Finding Your Vision
    • Why You Should Shoot PHOTO ELEMENTS
    • Landscape Photography Shooting Strategies
    • Photographing Utah's Fallen Roof Ruin
    • Self Assignment: Calendar Company Request
  • Creating Adventure Photography That Sells
    • Adventure Travel and Recreation Photography
    • Should You Be an Adventure Travel Generalist or Specialist?
    • The Markets for Adventure Photography
    • Equipment for Adventure Photography
    • Conceptual Outdoor and Adventure Photography
    • Composition and Lighting for Adventure Photography
    • Adventure Photography Techniques
    • Finding Models
    • The Importance of Model Releases
    • Self assignment #2
    • Free Model Release
    • Free Photo Shoot Agreement
    • Free Property Release
    • Free Indemnity Release
  • Lighting on Location: Supplemental Light
    • Flash and Outdoor Photography
    • Understanding the Flash
    • Flash as a Supplemental LIght
    • Flash as the Main Light
    • Intro to Wireless Multi-Flash Setups
    • Strategies for Lighting With Flash
    • More Strategies for Lighting With Flash
    • Even More Lighting Strategies
    • Creating Blur Action Adventure Photos
    • Photographing a Hiker with Pockets Wizards
    • Self Assignment #3
  • Photographing Outdoor Products for Customers
    • Introduction to Outdoor Product Photography
    • Outdoor Product Photography Setup
    • Setting up to Photograph a Backpack
    • Lighting the Backpack
    • Photographing the Backpack
    • Photographing the Water Bottle
    • Prepping to Photograph a Shoe
    • Photographing an Outdoor Shoe
    • Product Photography Wrap-Up
    • Self Assignment #4
  • Setting Up Your Photography Business
    • Getting Your Business Organized
    • Introduction to Editing
    • File Naming
    • Naming Your Files 2
    • The Importance of Metadata
    • Managing Your Photo Files
    • Introduction to Captioning and Keywords
    • Effective and Efficient Image Captioning
    • Effective and Efficient Image Keywording
    • Image Processing: Lightening and Darkening
    • Self Assignment 5 Metadata
    • Metadata, Keywording, and Naming
  • Finding Clients and Photo Buyers
    • Finding Clients
    • Making Contact With Clients
    • How to Sell Yourself
    • Submitting Your Photography
    • An Interview With 4 Magazine Photo Editors
    • Self Assignment #6 Clients
  • Marketing Your Photography Business
    • Introduction to Marketing Your Photography
    • Branding Your Business
    • Websites
    • Email & Direct Mail Marketing
    • Your Portfolio and Portfolio Presentations
    • The Importance of Social Media Marketing
    • Social Photo Sharing
    • Self Assignment 8: Marketing
  • Pricing Your Photography and Licensing Models
    • Introduction to Pricing Photography
    • Royalty Free vs. Rights Managed Licenses
    • Microstock
    • Establishing Usage Fees 1
    • Establishing Usage Fees 2
    • Establishing a Price 3
    • Establishing a Price 4
    • Establishing a Price 5
    • Establishing a Price 6
    • Are these Images Rights managed or Royalty Free?
    • Pricing Schedule for Download
    • Negotiating the Sale
    • Negotiating the Sale 2
    • Don't Make This Same Pricing Mistake I Made
    • Self Assignment 9: Pricing and Negotiation
  • Stock Photo Agencies
    • Joining a Stock Photo Agency
    • This Photograph Has Earned $900,000! Yes, it's True!
    • Self Assignment #7 Magazine assignment
  • Photographing Assignments
    • Introduction to Photography Assignments
    • Planning the Photography Assignment?
    • Photography Assignment Estimate Example
    • I Hate Cold Calling and Here is What I do
    • Pricing Assignment Photography
    • Photographing the Outdoor Products Catalog
    • On Assignment: Axmen TV Show
    • Self Assignment 10: Assignments
  • Beyond Basic Photography
    • Photographing a Mountain Man Rendezvous
    • Turning Daytime into Nightime
  • Course Summary, Learning Resources, and Favorite Sites
    • Read How This Photographer Deals With Copyright Infringement
    • Getting Your Business to Run on Autopilot
    • When one thing leads to another
    • What is success in nature photography
    • Surviving Tough Times
    • Course Wrap-Up
    • Model Release
    • Property Release

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The Art of Black & White Photography

Create Gorgeous Black & White Images in Photoshop

By Chromasia | in Online Courses

There's more than one way to transform a digital image to a beautiful black-and-white one. This course will teach you techniques for doing just that using the powerful tools found in Photoshop. You'll learn how to overcome potential challenges during post-production, as well as get black-and-white photography tips to guide you through the process every step of the way.
  • Create stunning black-and-white photography w/ 20 lectures & 7 hours of content
  • Use a range of powerful flexible & non-destructive black-and-white conversion techniques
  • Study the Channel Mixer & Black and White Tool
  • Evaluate the tonal range & balance of an image
  • Make global & selective changes using adjustment layers selections masks and the Curves tool
  • Add unique & complex tones to give images life
David Nightingale is an internationally acclaimed, award-winning photographer and instructor. David's photoblog, Chromasia, is currently ranked as the 16th most influential UK blog and has received numerous nominations and awards. His corporate clients have included the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, the Arts Council in England, the DIFC in Dubai, the Van Volxem winery in Germany, and Sony, UK; and his images have been licensed for a variety of uses worldwide.

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  • Length of time users can access this course: lifetime
  • Access options: web streaming, mobile streaming
  • Certification of completion not included
  • Redemption deadline: redeem your code within 30 days of purchase
  • Experience level required: all levels

Compatibility

  • Internet required
  • Photoshop CS3 or later (preferred)

Course Outline

  • Getting started
    • Promo video
    • Lecture Slides
    • Lecture images (28 files)
  • Black and white conversion techniques: Part one
    • Black and White conversion techniques, an introduction
    • The twin Hue/Saturation black and white conversion method
  • Black and white conversion techniques: Advanced methods
    • Converting to black and white using the Channel Mixer
    • Converting to black and white using the Calculations method
    • Converting to black and white using the Black and White tool
    • Converting to black and white using the Camera Raw plugin
  • Enhancing tonal range and contrast
    • Enhancing tonal range and contrast, an introduction
    • Enhancing tonal range and contrast using the Curves tool
    • Masking: Selective adjustments and blending conversion techniques
  • Black and white portraiture
    • Black and white portraiture, an introduction
    • Working with detail and skin tones
    • Enhancing your subject's eyes
    • Converting a portrait to black and white using Lab Color mode
  • Toning and colorizing your black and white images
    • Toning and colorizing a black and white image
    • Advanced toning techniques
  • Conclusion
    • Conclusion
    • Additional resources

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