Designed with creative students in mind, this course is ideal for a beginner photographer looking to really hone their skill and capability. Perhaps you’re interested in a change of profession or would simply just like to take better holiday snaps? Whatever your reason, this is a perfect place to start.
Our online photography course for beginners provides an opportunity to develop your own artistic style through a series of activities and workshops. A million miles away from selfies and social media, the course is designed to accommodate an individual’s own creative goals enabling them to direct the content to suit their objectives.
I’m Lillian Spibey and I’m a professional photographer and experienced teacher. I am passionate about seeing student’s progress and have taught photography courses for the past 10 years as well as provided private tuition and bespoke events. I have been commissioned to teach at many leading venues including The Photographers Gallery, Kensington Palace, The Royal Museums at Greenwich and The Turner Contemporary Gallery amongest others.
In this lesson you will learn how your camera takes a photograph through focus, aperture and shutter. The basic camera controls and an overview of the different pre-programmed scene settings.
Here, we explore focus, how to use it on auto and how to select which area of the photo to focus on. We assess manual focus, its importance and how to take creative out of focus images. Lens zoom is explored, how to use it and get the most out from it.
Flower setting uses aperture in the camera’s lens to blur the background. This week explores aperture, composition and the use of flash in macro photography.
This lesson further explores aperture, this time in landscape photography. We talk about different compositional elements like the rule of thirds, and we teach the students about light and how to use it in landscapes.
In this lesson we will be moving fast! covering shutter speed, burst mode and other great ways to compose great action shots.
Here, we cover the portrait setting and discuss why its a great setting for photographing people. We also introduce you to different ways of creatively photographing portraits and people.
This week is all about the no flash setting. We go over how no flash setting works, where you can take photos using this setting, and we explore fun ways of taking creative shots.
Night portrait setting is great for taking different kind of portraits, and creative photos at night. We go through how this setting works, and give you examples and great tips on the types of shots you can try to create.
Absolutely not, we welcome all camera models and types. We use Nikon & Canon DSLR cameras on the course itself, but provide links to all camera manuals in the course material.