If you aren’t convinced yet by any of the paid Photography courses mentioned in this review, then no worries as I have researched some of the most popular free online photography courses out there.

Introductory Photography Course

Udemy brings you this course Introductory Photography Course with the first 5 chapters of video content for free (the full course consists of 10 chapters). Each video lesson is divided into easy-to-understand explanations from basic camera setup and composition, to aperture, shutter speed and much more.

Udemy Introductory Photography Course

Udemy Introductory Photography Course

This course is aimed at beginners all the way through to enthusiasts. As I mentioned before, the first 5 parts of this course are absolutely free. They consist of the following;

  1. Intro & Background – Photography Course – Part 1 (13:22)
  2. Basic Photography – Photography Course – Part 2 (12:45)
  3. Composition – Photography Course – Part 3 (16:50)
  4. Exposure – Photography Course – Part 4 (20:33)
  5. Aperture & Depth of Field – Photography Course – Part 5 (17:21)

Keep in mind that with any free courses with Udemy you will only have access to the online video content, which means you cannot direct message the instructor, be involved in the Q&A or receive a certificate of completion.

Note: Something that is worth keeping in mind, is that on all paid Udemy courses have a 30-day money-back guarantee. So if you do financially commit to a course and it isn’t for you, you will still receive a full refund. Check out all of Udemy’s courses here.

Intro to HDR Photography: Shooting and Editing High Dynamic Range I Learn with macphun

Skillshare brings you this free course Intro to HDR Photography: Shooting and Editing High Dynamic Range I Learn with macphun taught by fine art photographer Matt Suess. You will learn the basics of HDR (high dynamic range), how to set up your camera and shoot HDR photos along with editing tips and presets.

Skillshare Intro to HDR Photography: Shooting and Editing High Dynamic Range I Learn with macphun

Skillshare Intro to HDR Photography: Shooting and Editing High Dynamic Range I Learn with macphun

This course is ideal for a beginner and the course is broken into 6 lessons with a total of (32mins). The 6 video lessons consist of;

  1. Introduction (1:53)
  2. What is HDR Photography? (3:54)
  3. Camera Setup (6:32)
  4. Shooting HDR Photos (7:45)
  5. HDR Editing Basics (11:32)
  6. Explore Photo Classes on Skillshare (0:36)

Keep in mind that Skillshare offers about 10% of its courses for free which is around 2,000 of its total amount of courses. It does mean the selection of courses is limited along with its features, especially if you are looking for a specific topic within photography. At the same time we can’t really complain too much when it is completely free.

Note: That if you can’t find what you are looking for within the limited free courses. You have the option of signing up for either the monthly or yearly subscription which gives you a 1-month (sometimes 2-month) free trial. This will give you access to Skillshare’s 25,000 courses and features.

CreativeLive CLTV: Photo & Video

CreativeLive offers something a little different from the standard free classes or courses. It has classes which are live streamed that you can access for free. To check out which classes they offer for Photo & Video (see image below) you just need to select this option.

CreativeLive CLTV: Photo & Video

CreativeLive CLTV: Photo & Video

You will be able to see which classes are being offered for the weeks to come, by checking out the Upcoming (see image below). All you will need to do is to RSVP and you will receive a reminder when they’re live on air.

CreativeLive CLTV: Upcoming

CreativeLive CLTV: Upcoming

Note: If you can’t find what it is you are looking for in the CLTV live classes. There is always the option to purchase the monthly or annual creator pass and if you aren’t satisfied with the first week you have a 7-day refund policy. This will give you access to CreativeLive’s 1500+ classes.

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