Beginner photography guide
There’s nothing worse than not knowing how to achieve the shot you want, which is why my goal is to show you how to get the very best out of your camera.
- Do you know the six essentials of photography?
- Do you understand your camera?
- Have you mastered Manual Mode?
- Pictures not looking like they should?
- Do you really understand exposure?
- Can you get creative with different shutter speeds?
- What have you achieved with various apertures?
- Understand the key to great composition?
- What is ISO really for?
- Is there a best time to photograph?
- Can you bring everything together to achieve the results you want?
This Essentials 'beginner photography' guide is a must if you’re just starting out and want to gain a deeper understanding of photography.
Have you discovered everything you can do with your camera?
Do you know what makes a good photograph?
There’s more to a good photograph than just pushing a button, but I show you how easy it can be to take a great shot.
Can you make the most of the available light?
I show you that there’s no bad time to photograph and how to confidently work with any available light.
Are you confident using your camera?
From macro photography to portraiture, I help you master valuable skills that you can apply to all areas of your photography.
Soon you’ll know aperture, shutter speeds and ISO as well as you know your A,B,C’s.
Have you truly understood the basics?
Megapixels and resolution
Optics and lenses
Recording and storage
Do you know your wide angle from your fish eyes? Your digital from your film sensors? I walk you through the basics and equip you with in-depth understanding of all things relating to your camera.
Is your understanding of photography as good as you think it is?
My in-depth introduction to photography will guarantee there’s nothing ‘lucky’ about getting great shots.
You don’t have to have the best gear to take outstanding pictures. By understanding and applying the basics of photography, I show you how it’s possible to achieve professional results with just your compact camera.
Take your photographs from mundane to magical with just a few simple techniques.
“This will be the last video you will ever need to watch about understanding light. Just brilliant Karl. This is the first time anybody has really managed to convey the fundamental principles of light to me so well. Thank you thank you SO much. I can hardly wait to see where your other tutorials are going to take my photography!!”
Stephanie La Porte – KTE Member
“This is one of the best course I have ever seen yet simple and clear to understand.
Jean-Claude Davilmar – KTE Member
On this course you will learn…
The fundamentals of photographyUnderstand light, medium, aperture, time, composition and optics.
Creative compositionMaster the rule of thirds to create aesthetically pleasing images
How to balance lightHow to effectively combine aperture, shutter speed and ISO
Optics and their impactIdentify the pros and cons of different lenses.
Identify different light sourcesDifferentiate between hard, soft, reflected and transmitted light
Planning your imagesUnderstand why a little planning goes a long way.
Take eye-catching landscape imagesLearn simple yet powerful techniques to transform your landscape shots.
Small tricks, big resultsGet creative with everyday household items to make the most of available light.
What comes afterLearn how to transfer, store and process your images.
“I thought I understood light and now that I’ve watch this, I have better understanding of light. Awesome.”
Patrick Williams – KTE Member
“Very very thorough explanation Karl. This lesson filled in many of the gaps of knowledge in my understanding of light. Great lesson!”
Anthony Scott – KTE Member
You can get this course for only $14 per month.
Better still this course is available as part of Karl Taylor Education and includes access to all our courses. Join today and get this course, plus…
* ALL Courses * LIVE Online Workshops * Competitions * Photography Gear Discounts
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About Our Courses
Karl Taylor is a professional photographer with over 20 years experience and is commissioned by leading global companies for his precise attention to detail and his exquisite control of light. www.karltaylor.co.uk
Karl’s work covers advertising, beauty and fashion photography for commercial clients. Having started his career in photojournalism he is also comfortable, and actively enjoys, shooting across a range of other genres. His ethos is that ‘variety is the spice of life’ and that the visual philosophies for creating effective images are universal.
Ten years ago Karl also entered the training market and soon became known for his ability to explain complex subjects extremely clearly. His unique way of teaching and clear instruction led him to work for Hasselblad Camera Company, Broncolor Lighting and Adobe as well as appearances on the BBC. His training is also used by universities and education providers around the world.
Karl regularly travels around the globe as an Ambassador and educator for leading players in the industry and his range of courses have become the benchmark for effective, entertaining and inspirational training.
About Karl Taylor
Quite simply, Karl Taylor Education offers the most comprehensive and effective platform for photography education. In addition to new courses each month, Karl Taylor Education regularly features live guest interview talk shows, practical demonstrations and member question and answer sessions.
Driven by Karl’s years of experience and attention to detail, the company prides itself on providing the highest quality education, while never losing sight of personal service and affordability. All this is neatly presented in one simple and cost-effective price plan guaranteed to help you with all aspects of photography.
“I’ve never seen anything that comes even close to this video. I was enthralled all the way through, everything, even stuff I thought I knew was explained brilliantly. The hour flew by, in fact it’s the first hour long video I’ve watched all the way through without a break. Thank you Karl, you are giving us value for our $14 many times over.”
Mark Harris – KTE Member