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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 Aerial Panoramas with a Quadcopter

    Learn to shoot and post-process aerial photos and videos shot using a DJI Phantom Vision 2 quadcopter.

    36m 11s
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  • view course page for Photography 101: Shooting in Low Light

    An introduction to the creative options and challenges involved in low-light shooting: indoors, outdoors, and under the stars.

    56m 11s
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  • view course page for Finding the Perfect Portrait Lens

    Learn how your lens choice and different shooting techniques can improve the quality of your portraits. Plus, get a review of popular prime and zoom lenses.

    1h 21m
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  • view course page for Shooting and Processing Black-and-White Film

    Expand your photographic horizons and discover how to achieve the unique look of black-and-white film, by shooting and processing it yourself.

    2h 12m
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  • view course page for Creative GoPro Photography and Video Techniques

    A creative cookbook of ways to use a GoPro HERO to capture stills, video, and time-lapse movies.

    1h 21m
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  • view course page for Photography 101: Shooting Macros and Close-Ups

    Discover the world of close-up and macro shooting with this concise, approachable introduction.

    1h 14m
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  • view course page for Recovering Photos from Memory Cards

    A practical guide to recovering photos that were accidentally deleted from a camera's memory card or restoring photos from a damaged memory card, with tips on avoiding problems in the future.

    39m 8s
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  • view course page for Insights on Photography: Business and Social Media

    Photographer, journalist, and educator Derrick Story shares insights on staying current—with technology, with the changing photographic business climate, and much more.

    25m 51s
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  • view course page for Tethered Shooting Fundamentals

    Tethered Shooting Fundamentals with Richard Harrington

    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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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  • view course page for Foundations of Photography: Exposure

    Understand how shutter speed, aperture, and ISO settings relate to one another, and how these settings expand your artistic options with any photograph.

    3h 24m
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  • view course page for Digital Photography Principles: The Camera

    Shows how to master digital cameras and their settings to create magazine-quality shots.

    3h 17m
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