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Photography 101

with Joseph Linaschke

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Teaches you the basic skills you need to get most from your camera.
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Photography 101
Video Duration: 0s 2h 9m Beginner


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Today's cameras put an amazing amount of power in the hands of amateur photographers, but it's not always easy to make use of it. All those buttons, dials, and settings can be pretty intimidating. In this workshop, expert photographer Joseph Linaschke helps you understand what's going on inside your camera, explaining fundamentals like what an aperture is and how shutter speed works. Learn basics such as how to hold the camera, what various modes mean and when to use them, and even how and when to use the camera's flash. There's also creative instruction to guide you towards becoming a better photographer. As you become more comfortable with your gear, you'll find that many new creative possibilities open up for you and the quality of your photography improves.

Topics include:
  • Carry and hold that DSLR like a pro
  • Stabilizing the camera: from hands to water glasses to tripods
  • Using aperture, shutter speed, and ISO
  • What the buttons do
  • Manually controlling your autofocus
  • Working with flash
  • Thinking creatively
  • Buying new gear
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(music playing) Hi, I'm Joseph Linaschke, photographic storyteller and travel writer, educator, and the aperture expert. I travel the world for my clients, shooting everything from portraits to concerts, weddings to lifestyle, and commercial to corporate. I teach photography workshops, and I also work with schools around the globe helping to integrate photography into their curriculum, and teaching how to use the camera as a learning tool. I also run the website, helping users worldwide get the most from Apple's Aperture software.

This course is all about helping you to get the most out of your DSLR camera. If you bought a DSLR to get better photos of your family your travels or anything else. But just know that you could still get more out of that investment your going to love this course. If you've never gotten the camera out of the fully automatic mode or are confused or even intimidated by the array of buttons and dials on the camera, then this course will show you how that DSLR works and how to get the most from it. We'll talk both technical and creative in this course. After all, the more comfortable you are with your gear, the easier it is for the technology to get out of the way, and for the creativity to come forward. We'll make sure you understand topics like what an aperture is, or how shutter speed works.

We're also going to have a look at flash photography, and show you how to get the most from an on-camera flash, and even give you a taste of more advanced lighting setups. This course is broken into a series of bite-sized segments, so you can easily repeat a lesson, skip the topics you already know, and especially pause to pick up your camera and try out the new instructions every few minutes. I hope you enjoy learning from these videos as much as we enjoyed making them. And if you find yourself with any questions after this training, please feel free to drop me a line at

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