Basics of Photography: Photography Course for Beginners

March 22th, 2021

Photography Course for Beginners

Hi everybody! Erica here. I'm sorry I can't reply to all of you - in between work and courses, I can barely read most of your messages. But I do have good news. You asked for it, and it's almost done. I'm launching a photography course for beginners soon! And I couldn't be more enthusiastic to share my knowledge with everybody willing to learn.

Here's a sneak peek at what my course covers. I put my expertise, heart, and soul into it; I really hope you like it.

The intro is an overview of the entire course so that you know if it works for it. This is where I briefly introduce myself, talk about my art background and how much I love photography.

Equipment - as an intro, I share what I use, detail a bit on the technical specs, and advise you on everything you need to get started. Don't worry, I kept the accessories beginner-friendly. If you guys like this course, I will make one for more advanced photographers.

Composition. Here I focus on the correct use of lenses, which is something most beginners struggle with. We'll go over the main composition rules like the rule of thirds, symmetry, how to correctly frame your subject, etc. I also briefly explain how to use negative space to your advantage. As a wedding photographer, I use composition rules to create variation, bring more creativity, and make the shots more dynamic.

Exposure. In this section, I talk about wide vs. narrow apertures and when to use them. I will share my tips on getting a cool unfocused background or a very sharp picture. I show a lot of pictures of both my camera settings and the end result. Trust me, you'll never wonder what an f-stop is or how to use it to take incredible pictures.

Depth of field. I talk a lot about focus. Depending on your picture's subject, you will have to choose what part of what you see is in focus. You will see examples of portraits, landscapes, group pictures, correct and wrong uses of exposure and focus.

Flash. I'll let you in the secrets of good lighting, how to correctly use diffusers. We will see the difference between soft and hard light. Portraits and product photography benefit from soft light, but there are exceptions.

Photo editing. I use most Adobe products for photographs, especially Photoshop, and I cannot emphasize enough how important good editing is. This section only includes the tweaks I make most often, and I teach you how to do it step by step. I included a cheat sheet to help you out if you forget any actions.

Practical exercises. Every section from my course has practical exercises with very specific instructions to help you get started. I also included tips and tricks for certain shots. At the end of the course, not only will you have the knowledge to take good photos, but you will also have a small portfolio with your own photos! How cool is that?

I am really grateful for the support I get; I wish I had the time to reply to everybody. I am beyond happy that so many of you get inspiration from my blog and my works. Check out my older picture collection if you haven't yet, and stay tuned for more valuable information.