In this course you will learn how to acquire your own unique, creative vision for photography. The course reviews exposure and the exposure triangle before diving into the mechanics of manual mode. You will learn 4 techniques for a creative exposure, with plenty of time to learn while you shoot. You will also discover how to post-process a camera RAW image in Photoshop with a suggested workflow. The course is designed as a hands-on and step-by-step learning process with 10 lessons and over 90 minutes of video. Each lesson has a quiz and assignment to reinforce your learning. The goal of the course is to teach you how to cultivate your own personal style of photography by using creative exposures vs. correct exposures in manual mode.
Level – Intermediate to Advanced
In this lesson you will learn the mechanics of setting a digital SLR camera to manual mode. You will learn basic exposure fundamentals and begin to discover when and why creative exposures are needed. Funsignment 1 Funsignment 2
This lesson will further review the most fundamental building block of photography – Exposure. You will learn more about creative exposures vs. the correct exposure. This lesson will introduce Technique #1 for a creative exposure. Funsignment 1 Funsignment 2
This lesson will introduce Technique #2 for a creative exposure. In this lesson you will discover how important it is to identify the most important part of the scene. Funsignment 1 Funsignment 2
This lesson will introduce Technique #3 for a creative over-exposure. You will learn about spot-metering and how it can also provide a creative exposure for the image. The funsignment will reinforce the learning of all three techniques by photographing a subject using all three. Funsignment
This lesson will introduce Technique #3 for a creative under-exposure. You will learn about spot-metering and how it can also provide a creative exposure for the image. The funsignment will reinforce the learning of all three techniques by photographing a subject using all three. Funsignment
In this lesson there will be a more thorough and advanced explanation of exposure. You will be introduced to the final technique in Manual mode and learn how auto exposure bracketing can automate the creative exposure process. Funsignment Part 1 Funsignment Part 2
In this lesson you will learn what a camera RAW image is and how to set your camera to capture this file format. The majority of the course will concentrate on post-processing an image in Photoshop. A workflow will be introduced which you can tailor to fit your own creative vision.
In this lesson you will see how I work in the field photographing a scene with tonal variation, moving water and foreground and background elements. Finally you will be able to view my post-processing workflow to optimize the image.
A big thank you for taking the course and a slide show of my own personal creative exposure images.