The Workshop Format | Transcription

Welcome to Photography 101. This video we want to talk about the overall workshop format for Photography 101 as well as Photography 201 and 301. Photography 101 really focuses on mastering the basics of your camera and more importantly, we want you in addition to just mastering manual mode and how to expose and how to use your camera, we want you to understand how to approach a scene, how to light, compose, and create amazing images regardless of the camera and the gear you’re using. In fact, for the entire workshop we use basically, our basic Rebel right here with its kit lenses and basic prime lenses as well as our Nikon D5200 and its basic kit lenses and basic primes.

These are the most basic DSLRs yet we’re going to be showing you how to create incredible professional imagery out of them. Now we realize that everyone is in a different place in their photographic journey and that’s why we have a custom player. We have a full menu system so you guys can kind of skip around and really just jump to the subjects that might most interest them at the time.

But watching it in its entirety is actually a really good idea. Master the foundation all the way from start to finish and you can always go back to the topics you need to cover again.

On top of that, watching each video in its entirety is going to help everyone out because regardless of how simple the subject that we’re teaching. In every video we’re still going through, we’re setting up our scene, choosing our compositions, setting up our lighting, our posing, and so forth to get the shot so there’s still a lot to be learned beyond a specific function that we might be teaching as well.

Don’t forget to do the assignments. I really would recommend that you stop, review the topics, really master it before you move on.

Also you’re going to see us from time to time, we’ll be showing up in little quick tips to give you guys additional information and insight into each of the topics that we’re covering so be on the lookout for those.

Be on the lookout, right. Why don’t we just show you exactly what one of these quick tips looks like to start with, this is your first one so throughout this workshop, you’ll see us showing you images that we’re capturing from the camera. The images will be labeled and we’ll show the EXIF data, showing the camera’s exposure settings, that’s EXIF. If an image is marked with SOOC, that means it’s an image being shown straight out of the camera, no additional processing. Now if the image is marked LR Processed Raw that means we’ve taken the original raw file, we took it into Lightroom, completed the post processing, and then arrived at the final image. Now from time to time you’ll see a little “For More Info”, just like that, pop up at the bottom of the screen. Those mean that we’ve hit a subject that we’re referencing and we’re going to discuss it in more detail later in the course so that’s it for our first quick tip.

CHAPTER 1: BASIC PHOTOGRAPHY CONCEPTS

CHAPTER 2: UNDERSTANDING EXPOSURE

CHAPTER 3: FROM AUTO MODES TO MANUAL

CHAPTER 4: SHARP IMAGES AND FOCUSING TECHNIQUES

Chapter 5: COMPOSITION, ARTISTRY, AND CREATING GREAT IMAGES

Chapter 6: LEARNING MORE ABOUT YOUR CAMERA

Chapter 7: BONUS

Total Course Run Time: 6H 30M 21S