- 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
Skill Level Beginner
(xylophone plinking) - 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 also work with schools around the globe helping them to integrate photography into their curriculum, and teaching how to use the camera as a learning tool. I also run the website ApertureExpert.com, 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 get more out of that investment, you're going to love this course. If you've never gotten that 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-size 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 photojoseph.com.