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Learn to make the most of your digital camera: how to select the right photo gear, operate a DSLR, use filters, choose a camera lens, and more. Watch our in-depth tutorials for tips on DSLR cameras, composition, and lighting for studio photography and on the road.

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  • view course page for Shooting with the GoPro HERO: Action Sports

    Learn how to get great sports footage with a GoPro HERO camera. Learn how to use wrist, chest, and helmet mounts, record interviews, and protect your camera in the process.

    1h 9m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Shooting with the iPhone 5s

    Get the most out of one of the world's best camera phones, the iPhone 5S.

    2h 46m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Shooting a Hyperlapse Time-Lapse Video

    Get even more impressive time-lapse footage by shooting from a moving car. Learn about hyperlapse equipment, setup, and capture.

    1h 33m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Shooting a High-Dynamic Range (HDR) Time-Lapse Video

    Take a trip to Zion National Park to shoot an HDR time-lapse video, compliments of Rich Harrington and the crew at RHED Pixel.

    1h 56m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Travel Photography: The Family Cabin

    Capture the surroundings, the personality, and the traditions of a favorite family getaway spot.

    56m 50s
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Travel Photography: Geologging and Journaling on the Road

    Keep track of your travel memories and your travel photos with this guide to geotagging and journaling apps, tools, and techniques for the traveling photographer.

    1h 40m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Shooting with the GoPro HERO: Fundamentals

    Learn how to set up your GoPro HERO to start capturing stills, video, or even time-lapse photography.

    2h 35m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Tethered Shooting Fundamentals

    Connect your DSLR camera to a computer, an external monitor, and even an iPad or mobile device, and open up a brand-new world of image-making opportunities.

    2h 16m
    Appropriate for all
     
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  • view course page for Product Photography for Clothes and Textiles

    Explores the creative and technical decisions involved in photographing textiles.

    2h 5m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Foundations of Photography: Flash

    Learn the concepts, tools, and techniques for lighting with flash—from improving built-in flash results to shooting with wireless off-camera flash.

    3h 9m
    Appropriate for all
     
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  • view course page for Up and Running with Studio Strobes

    Gives beginning photographers a brisk but thorough look at using strobe lights in a studio setting.

    3h 37m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Insights on Product Photography

    Learn what makes effective product photography, from styling to lighting to gear, with insights from an industry professional.

    34m 32s
    Appropriate for all
     
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  • view course page for Product Photography for Jewelry

    Learn how to style, light, and photograph jewelry, from rings to watches and more.

    1h 31m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Architectural Photography: Exteriors

    Follow along with photographer Richard Klein as he demonstrates the best shooting and lighting techniques for photographing buildings.

    28m 58s
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Architectural Photography: Interiors

    Follow along with photographer Richard Klein as he shows techniques for lighting and composing photos that make interior spaces look their best.

    58m 24s
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Insights on Architectural Photography

    Photographer Richard Klein discusses the art and science of photographing architecture, from interiors to exteriors and from small houses to skyscrapers.

    45m 13s
    Appropriate for all
     
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  • view course page for Up and Running with Micro Four-Thirds Cameras

    An introduction to the micro four-thirds format, from strengths and drawbacks to shooting tips.

    2h 31m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Travel Photography: Seaside Road Trip

    Hit the road with photographer Mikkel Aaland to learn how to tell the story of a road trip to a small seaside town.

    45m 28s
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Shooting and Processing Panoramas

    From holding the camera to stitching the shots, learn how to turn a series of separate shots into beautiful seamless panoramic photos.

    3h 48m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Travel Photography: Portrait of a City Neighborhood

    Follow along with renowned photographer Mikkel Aaland as he assembles a photographic portrait of San Francisco's iconic North Beach neighborhood.

    1h 19m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Insights on Photojournalism

    Photojournalist Paul Taggart discusses the art of photographic storytelling—how to shoot and sequence a series of photos that tell a story about a person, place, event, or trend.

    26m 21s
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Shooting a Photo Essay: An Artist at Work

    Follow photojournalist Paul Taggart as he photographs an artist and creates a photo essay that tells the story of his art and working environment.

    1h 6m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Lighting with Flash: Sports, from Action to Portraits

    Photographer David Hobby employs multiple strobes to capture young soccer players in action and in portraits.

    1h 31m
    Appropriate for all
     
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  • view course page for Travel Photography: Desert Road Trip

    Travel to the desert wilderness of Death Valley National Park with author, teacher, and landscape photographer Ben Long to learn the unique considerations involved in shooting a desert environment.

    1h 55m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Lighting with Flash: Capturing a Dancer in Motion

    Photographer David Hobby captures the strength and grace of a dancer in motion, lighting her against a blow-away white background.

    1h 38m
    Appropriate for all
     
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  • view course page for Lighting with Flash: On Location, from Close Up to Portrait

    Photographer David Hobby visits a conservation center and lights close-ups and portraits using a variety of strobes and light modifiers.

    1h 20m
    Appropriate for all
     
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  • view course page for Lighting with Flash: Basics

    In a photo shoot with a model, photographer and Strobist blog publisher David Hobby demonstrates the basics of lighting with compact flash units.

    1h 50m
    Appropriate for all
     
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  • view course page for Douglas Kirkland on Photography: Storytelling through Photography

    Renowned photographer Douglas Kirkland explores the process of shooting a series of photos that connect to tell a story.

    55m 36s
    Appropriate for all
     
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  • view course page for Lens-Reversal Macro Photography

    Experiment with a low-cost technique for macro and close-up photography.

    32m 36s
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Foundations of Photography: Macro and Close-Up

    Explore the world of the small with this guide to macro and close-up photography gear, lighting, and technique.

    4h 14m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Lighting for Photographers: Flash Exposure Fundamentals

    Expand your lighting options and get the most out of your flash by learning the concepts and theory behind flash exposure.

    1h 27m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Foundations of Photography: Specialty Lenses

    From ultra-wide angle to ultra-telephoto to macro, tilt-shift and more, discover the creative options that specialized lenses and attachments provide.

    3h 50m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Shooting with the Canon 5D Mark III

    Learn how to use your Canon 5D Mark III digital SLR—and improve your photography in the process—with this guide to the camera's features, controls, and exposure options.

    5h 23m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Shooting with the Nikon D800

    Learn how to use your Nikon D800 digital SLR—and improve your photography in the process—with this guide to the camera's features, controls, and exposure options.

    5h 4m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Lighting for Photographers: Portraiture

    Introduces the techniques behind lighting for portraiture.

    1h 11m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Inkjet Printing for Photographers

    Learn the art and craft of creating inkjet prints that do justice to your photos and get the most out of your printer.

    5h 53m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Shooting on the Road, from Gear to Workflow

    Photographer, author, teacher, and frequent traveler Ben Long details the hardware, software, and workflow issues that photographers need to consider when shooting on the road, whether on vacation or on assignment.

    3h 8m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Photography 101

    Photography 101 Joseph Linaschke

    Teaches you the basic skills you need to get most from your camera.

    2h 9m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Shooting with the Canon Rebel T3i (600D and Kiss X5)

    Details the features, controls, and options in the Canon Rebel T3i.

    3h 16m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Shooting with the Nikon D5100

    Details the features, controls, and options in the Nikon D5100.

    3h 2m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Shooting with the Canon 60D

    Details the features, controls, and options in the Canon EOS D60.

    3h 29m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Shooting with the Nikon D7000

    Photographer and author Ben Long details the features, controls, and options in Nikon's popular D7000.

    3h 33m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Advanced Craft Photography

    Covers advanced techniques for staging, lighting, and photographing your handmade crafts, as well as for sharing the images you create.

    2h 33m
    Advanced
     
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  • view course page for The Art of Craft Photography

    Discover how to stage, light, and photograph your handmade items in a way that maximizes their appeal to viewers and customers.

    3h 21m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Douglas Kirkland on Photography: Shooting with an 8x10 Camera

    Photographer Douglas Kirkland uses a large-format film camera to shoot portraits.

    40m 19s
    Appropriate for all
     
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  • view course page for Shooting with Wireless Flash: Product Shots

    Demonstrates the use of off-camera wireless strobes to light a product shot, and provides tips that apply to product shots of all kinds.

    39m 34s
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Douglas Kirkland on Photography: Shooting with a Medium-Format Camera

    Photographer Douglas Kirkland uses a medium-format film camera to shoot a portrait for Kodak's OnFilm series, which features portraits of directors, cinematographers, and other major players in the film industry.

    41m 36s
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Douglas Kirkland on Photography: Editorial Assignment

    Renowned photographer Douglas Kirkland shows how to shoot photographs for publication.

    41m 36s
    Appropriate for all
     
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  • view course page for Video for Photographers: Shooting with a DSLR

    Provides the essential foundation that photographers need to make the leap from still pictures to video.

    2h 31m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Foundations of Photography: Lenses

    Shows how to understand, choose, and properly use lenses.

    2h 32m
    Beginner
     
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