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Become a Better Photographer - Part I

person icon Bernie Raffe


Become a Better Photographer - Part I

See results today! 50 photography tips for taking amazing photos with your DSLR, Mirrorless or compact camera.

updated on icon Updated on May, 2024

language icon Language - English

person icon Bernie Raffe

English [CC]

category icon Photography Fundamentals,Photography & Video

Lectures -52

Duration -5 hours



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Course Description

'Probably the best course I have taken and great fun '- Diane (enrolled in over a dozen other photography courses)
A set of over 50 video tutorials of photography tips and tricks, each one demonstrates one specific DSLR or compact camera photography tip. This course is aimed at amateur photographers from beginners through to enthusiasts.

●  Photography training that works
● See immediate improvements in your photos
● Easy to follow and understand, with a fun teaching style
●  All boring bits removed (well, most of them anyway!)

'Just kicked myself, that is a brilliant tip, how did I not think of it? These videos are brilliant!' - Wilfie

Bernie is so easy to listen to. This is by far the best course I have come across. Lovely quick videos that explain everything. Can not recommend it highly enough. Love it, love it, love it! - Patricia  

This tip alone makes taking the course worthwhile - Beverley  

There's lots to learn here and sometime Bernie can be a real laugh, but you can really tell that he knows what he's talking about. Well worth the money. - Michael  

This has been such a great course and learning experience for me. You deserve more than five stars I gave in the review, I wish I was able to give you ten stars - Diane  

These DSLR photography tips for beginners deal with a wide range of subjects and surprisingly, some of the more powerful tips are completely non-technical in nature. There are several FREE photography training videos that you can try out first, watch them and see for yourself just how good some of these DSLR photography tips and tricks are.

Here are some of the general topics covered in this course:-  

●  Understand the 'Exposure Triangle' and get out of the Auto mode.  
● Get incredible natural portrait lighting with this one simple pro tip that will flatter your subjects
● Get sharper images with better focusing technique and use of shutter speeds
● Working with natural light and dealing with the sun
● How understanding the direction of light can dramatically improve your photos
● How to use composition to take more dramatic and creative images
● Flatter your family and friends with some great posing tips (individual and group posing)
● How to improve your flash photography
● Controlling depth of field and the 'block of focus'
● How to get blue skies in your photos instead of washed out white skies
● How to take better photos in the snow
● How to avoid camera shake and get sharper images
● How to take photos of fireworks
● The myth of megapixels and image quality
● Digital cameras and their settings
      .... and many more!  


What will you learn in this course:

  • To explain camera settings
  • To demonstrate easy tips for getting sharp images
  • To show how an understanding of light and composition is worth more to you than a whole bagful of camera accessories
  • Raise awareness of the possibilities for taking great photos
  • To demonstrate easy ways of taking amazing outdoor portraits
  • To show some great ways of getting better landscape photos
  • To provide tips on getting better flash photos indoors
  • To show how to take better photos in specific environments (e.g snow, indoors by a window etc...)
  • To help understand image quality, resolution and the different camera types
  • To realise the great potential you have for becoming a great photographer


What are the prerequisites for this course?

  • DSLR or Mirrorless Camera
  • An open mind and willing to learn
Become a Better Photographer - Part I


Check out the detailed breakdown of what’s inside the course

4 Lectures
  • play icon Introduction to the course 01:50 01:50
  • play icon The ISO setting, what is it and what's it for? 07:27 07:27
  • play icon Exposure Compensation, why you sometimes need to darken or lighten your images 07:18 07:18
  • play icon Lens apertures, learn about one of the most important camera settings 06:14 06:14
More advanced camera settings
4 Lectures
Improve your images with natural lighting
9 Lectures
Improve your images using better composition
10 Lectures
Tips on posing for portraits
6 Lectures
Landscapes and scenery
2 Lectures
Flash photography
4 Lectures
Information and tips on using lenses
4 Lectures
Other general techniques
4 Lectures
How to take a really flattering Profile or PR photo
2 Lectures
Which digital camera to buy next, megapixels is not the answer
2 Lectures

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Bernie Raffe

Bernie Raffe

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