After almost a year of hard work, John and I are excited to finally release our first photography course “Level 1: Photography Basics“. It has been an awesome experience creating this video and I can proudly say that we have done our best to produce truly educational material for our readers to learn from. Compressing years of photography knowledge and experience into a 5 hour course was not easy, but we managed to do it! Although this is our first commercial product, we have huge plans for making more of such videos in the future, as detailed below.
Here is a video that explains the course in detail and what is covered:
And here is a detailed outline, along with the length of each chapter:
Course Intro: 5:09 (198 MB)
1) Introduction: 9:00 (113 MB)
2.1) Gear: Cameras and Lenses: 34:41 (1,076 MB)
2.2) Gear: Tripods and Accessories: 26:47 (831 MB)
3) Light: 9:39 (299 MB)
4) Exposure: 30:47 (1,186 MB)
5) Depth of Field: 18:30 (713 MB)
6) Camera Settings: 36:34 (1,407 MB)
7) Autofocus: 42:30 (1,638 MB)
8) Blur: 19:06 (732 MB)
9) Dynamic Range and Histograms: 26:43 (1,029 MB)
10) Case Studies: 41:43 (1,602 MB)
11.1) Camera Menus: Nikon Entry-Level DSLR Menu: 42:42 (126 MB)
11.2) Camera Menus: Canon Entry-Level DSLR Menu: 23:52 (111 MB)
11.3) Camera Menus: Nikon Pro-Level DSLR Menu: 1:24:43 (295 MB)
11.4) Camera Menus: Canon Pro-Level DSLR Menu: 1:01:50 (266 MB)
We go through a lot of material in this course – from cameras and lenses, all the way to specific autofocus techniques in different environments. If you would like to find out more about what’s covered in the video, check out this Table of Contents document for details.
Each of the chapters is recorded in High Definition at 1080p, 23.9 fps in MPEG-4 format. The total size of the tutorial is roughly 12 GB.
Who is this Course For?
Although the “Level 1: Photography Basics” course covers a lot of the basics for beginners, we made sure that we covered plenty of topics, some of which can be considered a bit more advanced. We wanted to cover as much information as possible to make this course a great foundation course for photographers of all levels. So whether you are an enthusiast or a professional, there is plenty of material in this video that you can hopefully not only learn from today, but also go back to when you need a refresher in the future.
We have huge plans for this project and the idea is to make a few foundation courses today, so that we can keep taking your photography training to higher levels in our future courses. Once we release our first “Level 1” videos, we will move on to more complex training material. The good news is that we won’t be repeating any of the basics in those higher tiers, so there won’t be any duplication of efforts. So the courses will follow a university-style program with a good amount of pre-requisite material that is recommended to master first before moving up to the next level.
Here is what we have in the plans today in terms of future courses:
As you can see, the list is pretty extensive already and I am sure we will be revising it and enhancing the program as we move on with this huge project.
Digital Download and USB Options
You can purchase the course now and start downloading it (a total of 20GB+ in 1080p quality), or you can purchase the course in a USB thumb drive (also comes with a digital download). The USB version will be slightly more expensive. Since I will be heading out to the mountains tomorrow and I will be gone for a couple of weeks, we won’t be shipping the thumb drives until the first week of October. Meanwhile, you can download the course and start watching it already, whether you get the digital version or the USB version.
100% Satisfaction Guarantee
We are confident that the material contained in our course is of high quality. If you buy this course and you are not happy, we will gladly issue a full refund.
Where to Buy
You can purchase both the Digital Download version and the USB version of this course in the PL Level 1: Photography Basics product page. Please make sure to register before you buy (we recommend that you don’t check out as a “guest”) – we will be making changes to our content continuously and it is best that you stay up to date with all the latest content! You can register for free here.
The next course will be fun – we will be covering photography workflow, file management, post-processing in different software packages and a lot more! John and I are already looking forward to start working on those!
We always welcome feedback, so if you have feedback regarding this video, or perhaps you have some ideas for our future videos, please let us know in the comments section below!