This online photography course for intermediates is aimed at photographers with some experience of photography as well as those looking to take their skills to the next level. Designed by professional photographers and run by experienced tutors who know how to engage and inspire.
Moving on from our beginners course which focuses on auto and scene settings, our intermediate online photography course explores semi manual modes such as aperture priority, shutter priority and program mode. Ideal for those looking to make a stepping-stone towards photography becoming a commercial venture or higher education. Students can expect to improve camera control, boost confidence both creatively and technically, explore different types of photography and begin to establish their own unique style of work.
Lillian Spibey is a successful lifestyle and commercial photographer. She is regularly commissioned to teach by high-profile clients such as The Royal Palaces and The Photographers Gallery, and is currently writing a photography book for publisher Harper Collins. Known for her enthusiastic and passionate approach, she is a natural teacher with over 15 year’s experience teaching photography to all ages from beginners to professional.
In this lesson you will learn how your camera takes a photograph through focus, aperture and shutter. An overview of the different semi manual settings (A/Av, S/Tv, P & M) , what they do and when to use them.
Here, we explore focus and how to use it effectively. How to select different focus points to create layers in your photos, and how to use manual focus to take creative out of focus images.
In this lesson you will learn all about aperture and depth of field and how to use it for macro (close up) photos, portraits and storytelling.
This lesson further explores aperture, this time in using it to photograph big, completely focused photographs like landscapes, architecture, events and big groups of people.
In this lesson we will be moving fast! By the end of the lesson you will be able to use the burst setting to take lots of photos in quick succession, capture fast moving action like cars and animals, and freeze water movement.
Building on the previous sessions shutter speed knowledge, in this lesson you will learn how to use shutter speed to blur movement. This fun and creative technique can be used to blur cars & people, panning and drawing with light.
This week is all about sensor sensitivity and ISO. You will learn what ISO is and how to use it to photograph in low light, like at events & museums.
This week we teach you how to use the more advanced flash settings. In particular, you will learn how to make the flash brighter or darker, when to use flash and how to use it more creatively.
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.