Course Curriculum


  • Welcome!
  • If You're Not Failing, You're Not Growing
  • Getting Started
  • Support
  • Tell Me About Yourself (Survey)
  • Video: The Top Ten Attributes of Professional Photographers Revealed
  • Reaching for More

Module 1

  • Lesson 1: How to Control the Aperture and Create Images You Love
  • Video: Working with a Wide Aperture
  • Video: Working with a Small Aperture Opening
  • Lesson 2: How to Freeze Life with Fast Shutter Speeds
  • Video: Shooting with a Fast Shutter Speed
  • Lesson 3: Shoot Smart with Slow Shutter Speeds
  • Video: Working with Slow Shutter Speeds
  • A Simple Guide to Panning
  • Chasing Waterfalls
  • Birds in Flight
  • Lesson 4: Get Rid of Dark Photos Once and for All with ISO

Module 2

  • Lesson 5: The Beginner's Guide to Manual Exposure, Part 1
  • Lesson 6: The Beginner's Guide to Manual Exposure, Part 2
  • Six Lenses Every Photographer Should Know
  • Lesson 7: How to Read the Histogram
  • Lesson 8: Are you Using White Balance Correctly?
  • Video: Six Ways to Use Color for Eye Catching Compositions
  • Should I Work in Black and White?
  • Lesson 9: Unwrapping the Mystery of Image File Types

Module 3

  • Lesson 10: Question Your Camera Settings
  • Video: Factors to Look at Before You Choose a New DSLR or Mirrorless Camera
  • Lesson 11: Finding Your Vision
  • Developing Your Eye
  • Video: Seven Travel Photography Tips Your Tour Guide Won't Tell You
  • Lesson 12: Beyond the Magic Hour
  • Video: Five Ways to Create Dramatic Landscape Photos at Midday
  • Lesson 13: Tripping the Light Fantastic
  • Video: Five Creative Macro Photography Ideas that Really Work
  • Lesson 14: Seasons and Weather

Module 4

  • Video: Seven Tricks for Sport and High-Speed Action Photography
  • Video: Eight Ways to Take Better Pictures without Buying a New Camera
  • Lessons 15 - 29: The Fourteen Secrets of Great Photography
  • Video: The Best Photos Come to Those Who Wait

Module 5
  • Camera Notes - Your Downloadable Pocket Guide (PDF)
  • Before We Start Editing...
  • Lightroom Cheat Sheet, Part I (PDF)
  • Lightroom Advanced Tips, Part II (PDF)