Introduction to Photography

LinkedIn Learning brings you the course Introduction to Photography taught by Ben Long, a photographer and teacher. This course is designed strictly for beginners, providing you with a solid set of skills and tools to explore the world of photography.

LinkedIn Learning Introduction to Photography

LinkedIn Learning Introduction to Photography

This course is made up of a 1h 52mins video broken up into 8 chapters along with an introduction and conclusion. The introduction and some parts of chapter 1 are available for you to watch for free. The video chapters range from Cameras and Lenses, Exposure and Light Meters to Portrait basics and more. Along with the video lessons are chapter quizzes and you will earn a certificate of completion when you finish the course.

Price: $29.99 (+VAT) or a Monthly Subscription: $29.98 or Yearly Subscription: $19.99

Duration: 8 video chapters plus introduction and conclusion (1h 52mins)

Pros

  • Designed strictly for beginners
  • Access on tablet and phone
  • Certificate of completion

Cons

  • Course released in 2015 may be outdated for some
  • Course may seem a little expensive to buy individually
  • No feedback from teacher

Fundamentals of DSLR Photography

Skillshare brings you this course Fundamentals of DSLR Photography taught by photographer Justin Bridges teaching an introductory photography class to learn how to manually balance shutter speed, aperture, and ISO to achieve perfect exposure.

Skillshare Fundamentals of DSLR Photography

Skillshare Fundamentals of DSLR Photography

This course is 1hr 19m and consists of 12 lessons with an introduction video to watch for free. The video lessons range from preparing to shoot, studio demonstration to editing tips & tricks.

Price: $29 (discounted off original price $199 )

Duration: 12 lessons (1hr 19m)

Pros

  • Easy to follow
  • Clear and simple instructions for beginners
  • Instructor has an engaging and inviting personality

Cons

  • Feels a little short
  • A little expensive (if just to do the one course)
  • Lacking teaching structure

Fundamentals of Photography

CreativeLive brings you this course with John Greengo to help you master the technical basics of the camera and form an understanding of the kind of equipment you need. The course has an emphasis on quality visuals and experiential learning.

CreativeLive Fundamentals of Photography

CreativeLive Fundamentals of Photography

This course consists of 107 video lessons (24h 30m) with a trailer, introduction and the first 2 lessons you can watch for free. The video lessons range from camera types, lens system, shutter system to exposure modes, camera movement and much more. You will also have 12 PDFs of class material which will accompany the video content.

Price: $79 (discounted from original price of $199 ) or you can buy the creator pass ($39 monthly or $129 annually)

Duration: 107 video lessons (24h 30m)

Pros

  • Ideal for beginners
  • Course covers so many topics
  • Engaging instructor

Cons

  • Commitment of time
  • More expensive compared to other courses
  • Could be overwhelming with amount of topics covered in this course

Other Photography related classes worth checking out with CreativeLive:

  • 28 days of Portrait Photography
  • Adobe Photoshop CC: The Complete Guide
  • How to Start a Photography Business

Photography Essentials – Understanding the Basics

Skillshare brings you this course Photography Essentials – Understanding the Basics taught by Sean Dalton, a Travel and Lifestyle Photographer. This course focuses on all the essential information you need to know to capture the perfect shoot. You will be able to take away tips and tricks to establish yourself as a proficient photographer.

Skillshare Photography Essentials - Understanding the Basics

Skillshare Photography Essentials – Understanding the Basics

The course is 1h 30mins consisting of 13 lessons. The video lessons have a free introduction and then move to the paid part of the course consisting of camera setting, focus, composition, lighting, photo editing tips and much more.

Price: Monthly Subscription: $15 or Yearly Subscription: $99

Duration: 13 lessons (1h 30mins)

Pros

  • Clear and simple view on foundations of photography
  • Perfect intro for beginners
  • Great examples of everything that was taught

Cons

  • Courses to stay updated with the newest iPhones
  • Commit to the subscription (monthly or yearly)
  • A little basic as course is less than 1 hour

Beginner Nikon Digital SLR (DSLR) Photography

Udemy brings you this course Beginner Nikon Digital SLR (DSLR) Photography to learn how all those buttons and dials work on your Nikon DSLR. You will begin to learn how to see your images in a more sophisticated way, like a professional photographer.

Udemy Beginner Nikon Digital SLR (DSLR) Photography

Udemy Beginner Nikon Digital SLR (DSLR) Photography

The course includes 1 hour of on demand video with 1 downloadable resource and you will earn a certificate of completion. The introduction and exposure video lessons you will be able to access for free. The video lessons range from the aperture exercise, the mode dial and the shutter speed exercise. This course is for absolute beginners and someone who has some knowledge of how a camera works.

Price: $29.99

Duration: 1 hour of on-demand video

Pros

  • Ideal for beginners
  • Intuitive learning instead of memorizing
  • Clear instructions and advice

Cons

  • Feels like it is cut short
  • Expecting more for the money
  • Could cover more features of the camera

Photography Masterclass: A Complete Guide to Photography

Udemy brings you this course Photography Masterclass: A complete Guide to Photography to take amazing photos for beginners and advanced photographers. You will learn how to photograph in different scenarios like portraits, landscapes, wildlife and much more.

Udemy Photography Masterclass: A complete Guide to Photography

The course includes 22 hours of on demand videos with 63 articles and 1 downloadable resources and a certificate of completion. The video lessons range from exposure and composition to lighting and flash photography. You will have assignments to complete along the way and a full lifetime access to the course so you can go back and rewatch the course material as many times as you like. You will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the course.

Price: $14.99 (86% discount off original price $104.99 )

Duration: 22 hours on-demand video

Pros

  • Live demonstrations
  • Learn photo editing
  • Affordable price

Cons

  • A little basic if you have photography experience
  • Course feels a little short
  • Completion certificate isn’t accredited

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