Photography 101


A-Z Guide to Photography

- 18 Reviews
  • Over 7 Hours of HD Video Instruction
  • Lessons on How to Create Professional Images with Basic Gear
  • Real-Life Examples & On-Site Education
  • Total File Size: 13.18GB

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TAKE INCREDIBLE IMAGES WITH NOTHING BUT THE BASICS

Entry Level Gear,
Professional Level Imagery


Even with standard equipment, there won't be anything "standard" about your images. With every image in this workshop captured on either a Canon Rebel or Nikon D5200, basic sub-$500 cameras, along with standard kit lenses and inexpensive prime lenses are all you really need to begin taking incredible images.

Master Manual Mode & More

Never have to rely on Auto Mode again! Get to know your camera and explore all the fundamentals of photography. Understand technical concepts like aperture and depth-of-field and get essential tips on topics like how to expose for your scene and how to get creative effects in-camera. 

Photography 101 isn't only for beginners

Learn something new, no matter your photography level

While beginners will take in an incredible amount of knowledge, this workshop was designed to be beneficial for experienced photographers as well. Only add more to your professional skill set as you learn how to:

  • Get the perfect exposure in one shot
  • Interact with your subjects to get your desired expressions
  • Modify light for different situations

We also talk shop with info on where to buy your gear, what gear to buy, and more. So, even as seasoned photographer, this workshop will not only further reinforce your knowledge but also teach you a few new techniques that will help you continue to improve in your photography career.

1 Workshop, 6 Different Types of Photography

Dive into the Fundamentals of Portrait Photography and More

CHAPTER ONE
BASIC PHOTOGRAPHY CONCEPTS


  • Introduction | Workshop Format
  • The Camera Is Simply a Tool
  • How Does a Camera Work?
  • How to Adjust Shutter Speed, Aperture, ISO
  • What is a Stop of Light
  • Reading Exposure Via the Histogram
  • Blown Highlights or Clipped Details
  • White Balance and Color Temperature


CHAPTER TWO
UNDERSTANDING EXPOSURE


  • No Such Thing as the Correct Exposure
  • How to Measure or Meter Light
  • 8 Key Points to Understanding ISO and Image Quality
  • Understanding the 3 Primary Metering Mod
  • How to Get Perfect Exposures in One Shot
  • Equivalent Exposure but Different Images
  • Compensating for Light and Dark Scenes


CHAPTER THREE
FROM AUTO MODES TO MANUAL


  • Starting with Automated Modes
  • Auto Mode and Flash-Off Mode
  • Portrait Mode on a Fashion Shoot
  • Landscape Mode on the Beach
  • Sports or Action Mode
  • Macro Mode with Food Photography
  • Creative Effects Mode – Floral Photography
  • In-Camera Processing
  • A Glimpse into Raw Processing

Chapter four
Sharp Images & Focusing Techniques


  • 15 Tips When You’re Having Trouble Focusing
  • 3 Primary Types of Autofocus
  • Single Shot with Portrait Session
  • Single Shot with Action Shots
  • AI Servo with Action Shots
  • Focus Recomposing vs AF Point Selection
  • Shutter Speed and the Reciprocal Rule
  • How to Hold a Camera and Panning Tutorial


Chapter Five
Composition, Artistry, & Creating Great Images


  • What Makes a Great Photograph
  • How to Capture Candid Moments
  • How to Find the Right Light Direction
  • 5 Basic Compositional Theories
  • The Power of Cropping
  • Color Schemes
  • Diving into the Narrative
  • If It’s Not Working With, It’s Probably Working Against


Chapter six
Learning More About Your Camera


  • More About Your Camera and Lenses
  • Understanding Megapixels
  • Crop vs Full Frame Cameras
  • Crop vs Full Frame Cameras Demonstration
  • Prime vs Zoom Lens
  • How the Lens Affects Composition
  • Dynamic Range and RAW vs JPEG
  • 5 Tips on Memory Cards
  • 10 Tips on Buying Gear
  • Conclusion
  • The Good Karma Jar


Bonus


  • Posing and Action Shots with Female Model
  • Posing and Lighting with Female Model
  • Posing and Lighting Couples Portraits
Allan Gonzalez
May 3, 2016

Absolutely loved it! All you need to know to get out of auto mode. very well explained. Pye keeps you engaged in every video, he is also funny so you are always smiling and laughing. Recommended to everyone, beginner or advanced. it's always good to have a little reminder of how things work and why.
Dev Ghan
March 15, 2016

is there going to be a photography 201 and photography 301 class?
Arex Ramos
September 25, 2015

Thanks Slr Lounge for being the best tutorial lesson, I learned a lot of this course and I really appreciated.
Wayne Dixon
July 30, 2015

A phenomenal tutorial on the basics of photography! As a budding photographer trying to launch a photography business, it was wonderful being able to dig deep into various topics and learning at a pace that worked for me. Witty and interesting, Pye makes learning photography fun. I am excited for what I can do now that I have a better understanding of manual mode and look forward to my shooting without relying so heavily on the assisted modes. I can't wait for Photography 201 and will definitely be looking to get some of the other products SLR Lounge has to offer. Thank you for making a quality product and keep up the great work!
Tom Blair
July 26, 2015

Great Info!
Joe Moussa
July 6, 2015

Thank you for this great tool!! If you want to learn more about photography basics and gear- start here!
Edwin Rucci
May 15, 2015

Awesome workshop
Joseph Lemons
May 6, 2015

This looks awesome :D
Scott Skaggs
May 4, 2015

This is great info
Elvin Guzman
February 21, 2015

I just got my first entry level DSLR. And I had been looking for something like this workshop to learn more about it. I looked up everything I could use to learn about my camera, lenses, and how can I become a good photographer. While in my quest I ended up in Youtube and then watching a video of Pye explaining how to get the perfect shot in 10 seconds. Right after that video I subscribed to the SLR Lounge Youtube channel. I watched more videos and got so hooked up that I even made my mom watch some of those videos along with me. She liked it so much that she got this workshop as an early birthday present for me. Which I just finished a few days ago. And I am glad I watched everything from this workshop. I am still really impress with the quality in every way. It was outstanding! Also, before getting the workshop, I read a loot of things about the my DSLR camera, lenses (both prime and zoom), and how to take different type of photos, but even though the books were good they were not clear enough for me. Now, after watching this workshop it's just as if everything I have read makes sense. I am really looking forward to see Photography 201 and 301!
Jason Hedgepeth
February 18, 2015

I just purchased the Photography 101 DVD and so far I am very impressed with the detail of the lessons. The quality of the video / audio exceeds my expectations of a tutorial video. This is definitely worth the cost. I'm hoping to get a refresher on photography as well as learn some new things along the way. I'll definitely be on the lookout for newer lessons. Thanks!
David Hill
January 13, 2015

Hi. I received the Photography 101 course just before Christmas and have now completed it. As an experienced photographer, I can definitely agree that this is not 'just for beginners'. I learned lots of new tips and 'how to' do things. The way that the course is delivered to you in short, typically 6 minute individual Videos is excellent. I never felt that I was being taught too much in one go. As a result, I was able to absorb it all! I would without hesitation recommend this tutorial as it really does cover all you need and, having it delivered by Pye means that you get the same 'style' and humour throughout which delivers excellent consistency. Thank you guys at SLR Lounge. Brilliant! Best wishes. Dave
Kurk Rouse
November 17, 2014

I've been to a few beginner courses before, I'll admit I did learn something new each time but it was always very minimal, because of this I was a bit hesitant about buying this beginner course, but I'm really happy I got it. I don’t consider myself a beginner but more a advanced amateur, this course cleared up stuff that was a bit fuzzy for me and I learned some new stuff as well, actually lots of new stuff. I'm excitingly awaiting Photography 201 and 301 as well as Lighting 101 I can't wait to see what new stuff I will learn. I check my inbox every day for that update. Great job SLR Lounge !!!!
Asad Qayyum
November 1, 2014

Hi guys. Another fabulous production. The top of the page says that "discousnts available"; couldn't find the link or information relating to the discounts. Can you clarify please? On a related note, you guys should give loyalty discounts too :)...I have bought nearly all your instructional videos now. :) *cheeky* i know.
Karl Hill
October 25, 2014

This is my second purchase from SLR Lounge, my first being the lightroom workshop collection. Thank you so much my photography has gone from strength to strength and I am sure this new addition will sharpen my skills i have learnt from you. Thank You.
Mary van den Boogaard
October 22, 2014

I've just purchased and am downloading now, but cannot finish all tonight. How and where can I find the remaining chapters to download when I want to do tomorrow?
Adam Gaeth
October 21, 2014

Just purchased this downloading now. They make top quality tutorials & presets! I'm so happy to find something like this. I have been shooting for about 2 years on and off. I made a huge jump to a big camera & need some guidance. Best thing yet they use cheap gear to make amazing photographs! If they can do it so can I! I had a prior purchase from SLR Lounge the Professional HDR Photography workshop on DVD AMAZING! I learned so much! Thank you for making something so special! I hope my photography gets a kick start again! I CANT WAIT!!!!! I did not even think twice about the purchase watched the youtube preview & BAM in the cart!
Shai Bachar
October 21, 2014

Hope I'm the first who bought it. went to purchase it as soon I got my mail with the discount code :-) Thanks to SLRLOUNGE I'm no longer afraid to experience photography! In the past I had a terrible teacher, and after the course I took I just stopped shooting. when I found this fantastic website photography came back to life! Thank you so much. I'm sure I'll make the best of it!
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