Photography - The Ultimate Guide To Using Off-Camera Flash
Special Offer on this course GET FLAT 90% OFF by using this Coupon Code “SIMPLIVDEAL50” [Valid Till 31 January 2020] Description Voted by students as one of outstanding instructors of 2014 'Bernie does it again' Another brilliant course by one of the very best instructors on Simpliv. (thanks Marie) 'Worthy of Ten Stars' (thanks Diane) Learn the fundamental principles and advanced concepts of using off-camera flash to take stunning portraits. This is a very comprehensive, practical photography course that covers everything you need to know. Just because there is enough light in a room or outside to take a photo, doesn't mean that it's great light. Learn how to create beautiful light using small flashes. Follow me on 19 photo shoots, indoors and out Take stunning images on a small budget and in a small room. Learn the easy steps to getting your flash off your camera Discover the inexpensive equipment you need, with links to the gear Learn what modifiers do, and how they can make a significant difference Understand the various triggering methods and which one suits you best Learn and understand the 5 aspects of off camera flash exposure Understand why Manual mode is best, and what makes it so easy Learn advance techniques, controlling backgrounds / multiple flashes / gels / light patterns / balancing ambient and flash light etc Learn how High Speed Sync and ND filters can help to get better backgrounds outside Everything explained in detail, with a fun teaching style Be amazed at the results from my 'bonus' product photo shoot using a DIY box A powerful skill at your fingertips Advanced and professional photographers do not generally use any of the semi-automatic modes (e.g Aperture / Shutter Speed priority etc..) when shooting in a studio environment. This course will demonstrate why, and show you just how easy it is to use Manual modes for consistent exposures and how it can aid the learning process. Content and Overview - Downloads are ENABLED for this course! The course goes right back to basics, but also covers advanced topics. You'll learn about the equipment, what to buy and what not to buy if on a tight budget. It demonstrates how to put the gear together, how to modify it, and shows various ways of triggering the flashes, Exposure is covered in great details, with one video on each of the 5 aspects of exposure. Come with me on these photo sessions, and watch as I talk through the camera and flash settings and take (mostly) great photos with (mostly) gorgeous models, using a fun teaching style. A bonus video on product photography is included, a DIY setup that can provide spectacular results. Great for eBay or just making some money on the side. Designed for beginners (although not complete beginners), through to enthusiasts and professionals, on completing this course you'll have the knowledge and confidence to start taking beautifully lit portraits that will wow your family and friends. Modesty almost forbids me publishing some comments about my teaching style, taken from reviews of some of my other courses, but I overcame that, so here they are: Bernie is really easy to listen to, and his videos were really entertaining and kept you listening. (I also like his accent!) Many online courses suffer from over prepared, monotonic boring voice overs but Bernie's style is a bit like having your mate round to show you how to do something. This even goes to leaving some bloopers in which makes it human and fun. Bernie is a hoot! He knows his material, presents it well, and is witty to boot. It's a great combination in a teacher. I love Bernie's approach. Such a great instructor, Bernie is an excellent teacher and his enthusiasm for photography is contagious. Bernie is a fantastic tutor, Love it, love it, love it!! Who is the target audience? Not suited for beginners who have only just purchased a camera Suitable for beginners who are familiar with their camera, through to advanced and pro photographers Basic knowledge The student must have a camera with a hot shoe and be capable of Manual mode The student's camera must have hot shoe, and be capable of Manual mode At least one external flash, capable of varying power levels What will you learn Know what type of equipment suits them best Know how all of the gear fits together Understand the various methods of triggering flashes Know how to get perfect exposures using the manual mode Discover how to make beautiful light for stunning images Know how to control and light backgrounds Understand and use various portrait lighting patterns Know how to balance ambient and flash light Know how to take dramatic images, indoors and outdoors
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Photography - Become A Better Photographer - Part II
Special Offer on this course GET FLAT 90% OFF by using this Coupon Code “SIMPLIVDEAL50” [Valid Till 31 January 2020] Description 'These courses are among the best values in Simpliv' - Don 'I guarantee that you will go over this course again and again as you progress and each time you do you'll get more and more out of it. Thank you Bernie.' - Stephen 'This is a fantastic course filled with so much useful information. I am a big fan of Bernie's and he sure came through with this course. You won't be disappointed.' - Diane Today's DSLR and Mirrorless cameras are fantastic aren't they? The great thing is... they have an enormous number of features and settings The problem is.........they have an enormous number of features and settings!! And it is a problem, because although there are some real hidden gems amongst all those features, they can seem confusing or intimidating, and so a lot of photographers simply ignore or shy away from them (you know who you are!!) This course, aimed at beginner and intermediate photographers, covers DSLR and Mirrorless basic settings, but also explains your camera's more advanced features and settings. You probably already know about some of these settings but not entirely sure how and when to use them, and there may even be some that you're not even aware of! Watch photos being taken and compared using different settings Real life examples filmed in the real world Clear, concise and effective 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!) Here are just some of the topics covered in this course, new ones will be added over the next few months:-Basic settings:- Learn about the Exposure Triangle Understand the difference between exposure modes, Aperture / Shutter Speed priority etc.. Learn when and how to use Exposure Compensation Tips for getting tack sharp images of stationary subjects Learn about White Balance and how to get better colours More advanced settings:- Understand depth-of-field and give your images that wow factor When and how to use the Evaluative, Spot and Center Weighted Metering, and which is best? How to take sharp images of moving subjects Understanding Histograms What's the difference between Full Auto and the 'P' mode? Understand the advantages of full Manual exposure mode Learn about Auto ISO and an exciting new exposure mode. RAW vs JPG, which is best, and which one should you be using? ... and more Real World Settings:- Best settings for photographing inside a church or cathedral Best settings for natural light portraiture Landscape photography:- Introduction to Landscape Photography / Camera Settings / Neutral Density filters 2 Live Landscape photo sessions Best settings for landscape photography (walkthrough with advanced landscape photographer Colin Mill) Flash Settings:- Learn the best basic flash settings to use When and how to use fill flash? Understand your flash max sync speed with this great shutter animation. Flash 'High Speed Sync', learn how this incredible feature can help you. Important please note that for completeness,about half a dozen lectures are repeated from the Part I course, mainly the ones on 'Basic Settings'. This is so that students only taking this course still have access to those videos. Who is the target audience? Although this course is aimed at both beginner and intermediate photographers, advanced photographers may well benefit by learning about some little known features. Basic knowledge This course is specifically aimed at DSLR or Mirrorless cameras users ('Mirrorless' are sometimes known as Compact System Cameras - CSC). This course is not suitable for owners of compact or bridge type cameras, sorry!! What will you learn This course will give you a greater understanding of your camera's features and settings. This greater understanding will allow you get more consistent exposures, better focussing and improved image quality. The real world examples provide best settings in typical scenarios, ensuring great results
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Edit Like A Pro! 1 & 3 - Process Night Shots & Light Trails
Special Offer on this course GET FLAT 90% OFF by using this Coupon Code “SIMPLIVDEAL50” [Valid Till 31 January 2020] Description In this 24 part course, Joe takes you through 2 images shot in Dublin, Ireland at night. In "Navvy by the Liffey", he shows how to bring out the best in a night image taken of an historic statue on the Quays with the iconic Custom House in the background overlooking the dark waters of the river Liffey. Global and local adjustments, cloning out unwanted details, bringing out clarity and detail in shadow areas - you'll be editing like a pro in no time! Then, in "O'Connell Street Bridge Light Trails", Joe shows you how to combine several traffic trail shots from the world famous O'Connell Street Bridge into a spectacular final composite image which will get admiration from everyone who sees such an image. Who is the target audience? Anyone who wants to learn to improve their photos using professional (but easy!) editing and post-processing Basic knowledge How to take a sunset or night photo, and then ideally have it open in Lightroom or your own editing application to follow along as Joe shows you how to edit and apply the different techniques How to load up your photos into Lightroom or any other editing application What will you learn Edit photos out of their camera and turn them into professional quality images! Use PhotoShop to blend multiple light trails images into a stunning composite! Maintain top quality whilst bringing the very best out of the shots out of your camera Use the Clone tool to erase unwanted details Adjust specific areas of your shots to bring out the details in shadow areas Crop your shots to bring out the best compositions
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Edit Like A Pro! - 5 - Houses Of Parliament Evening
Special Offer on this course GET FLAT 90% OFF by using this Coupon Code “SIMPLIVDEAL50” [Valid Till 31 January 2020] Description Do you ever take shots of some great building or landmark, amazed at its grandeur and scale, then feel a bit disappointed when you see your photo on screen? The building is not in proportion, verticals are not straight, it just doesn't feel the same as it did when you were standing in front of it. Well this class will show you how to fix this! In this video, professional photographer & Adobe Certified Lightroom expert Joe Houghton takes you through a complete edit on an afternoon photo shot of the Houses of Parliament in London, England. This is a typical shot that many tourists would get of this well known landmark, but with a bit of editing, it is transformed into a wow image! Featuring the iconic Big Ben, in just a few minutes, Joe shows you how to : Correct distortion to get the building vertical Make complex selections to adjust the buildings and sky Bring out colours and tones in the stonework and sky Use radial filters to brighten up the clock-faces on the tower Crop to a panoramic format to accentuate the scene and eliminate distracting elements ... and lots more tips and tricks to help you make your own shots amazing In just a few minutes editing, you can transform your shot with easy to use techniques that work! No previous knowledge required - just follow along and apply the techniques to your own shots and turn them into masterpieces! Who is the target audience? Anyone who wants to learn to improve their photos using professional (but easy!) editing and post-processing Basic knowledge How to take a photo of a building and sky, and then ideally have it open in Lightroom or your own editing application to follow along as Joe shows you how to edit and apply the different techniques What will you learn Edit photos out of their camera and turn them into professional quality images! Make complex sky selections using the adjustment brush Use radial filters to brighten up specific areas of your image Use the new Lightroom transform tools to straighten perspective Crop to a panoramic format suitable for a scene like this
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Beginner ProShow Gold/Producer Slideshows: ProShow Slideshow
Special Offer on this course GET FLAT 90% OFF by using this Coupon Code “SIMPLIVDEAL50” [Valid Till 31 January 2020] Description: Do you possess images that evoke memories you'd like to retain... maybe even immortalize? Family? Friends? Vacations? Marriages? Births? Even deaths? What about photo albums? Event announcements? Or corporate advertisements? ProShow is the best Windows based software tool for producing professional quality image and video slideshows. For fun or for profit, in this one hour training course I will... First, I'll demonstrate how to create a wedding video slideshow in just 6 minutes using ProShow themes to handle all the details. Then, after showing you the finished wedding slideshow, I'll explain in detail just how I managed to create that slideshow in just 6 minutes using only 4 steps: Select Your Slideshow Theme Using the Wizard Organize and Select Your Art Select and Time Your Music Produce Your Finished Slideshow Video In the first course project, you'll be guided through the process of creating your own ProShow theme based slideshow in just 6 minutes. Additional video instruction explains how to upload your slideshow video to Youtube and share it in the Q&A section of this course (or Facebook). Then we dig a little deeper: Free Images and File Organisation Add Images to the Slide List Apply a Style to Each Slide Add Slide Captions Configure Transitions and Timing Add Music and Adjust Total Timing Produce Your Finished Sideshow Video Followed by a second, more detailed course project. 1.5 hours 2 Sections 2 Projects. And you're outta here! Honestly, that's all I ask of you. By the end of this course you'll be a (relative) ProShow expert but still wanting more... I'll see you in the classroom, ---Brian Who this course is for: ProShow Beginners Photographers Videographers Amateurs Professionals Basic knowledge ProShow and this course are Windows based A fundamental knowledge of Windows might be helpful What will you learn Create a professional looking and sounding video slideshow in under 6 minutes Peal back the onion to perfect their slide styles and transitions Publish slideshows for upload to YouTube -- please share link to Q&A Section
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Master Lightroom And Photoshop In One Week.
Description This is an intensive course that combines several courses in one, Lightroom, Photoshop and Digital Blending, this course will take you from being a beginner to an advanced user in Lightroom and the Digital Blending. You will learn the basics of Photoshop and all the information required to understand Digital Blending. This course is meant for beginners who wants to start editing their photos and have them look like professional images. You will master Lightroom after this course and learn the best work flow to organise all your images. You will be able to do post processing of your images in a very short time after knowing how to use the Lightroom efficiently. Get an idea on the most useful tools in Photoshop and all whats needed as a photographer. Have an idea about HDR but you will learn the professional way called Digital Blending. Start creating images using the digital blending technique and have your images looks like posters in the magazines. Who this course is for: This course is designed for beginners, since it will build them from the basics of post processing and gradually improve it to reach to an intermediate stage People who needs to improve their Photography skills This course can also help advanced photographers because it teaches them things they may not know about Lightroom Who wants to learn the Digital Blending Who ever wants to understand Masks and layers in Photoshop People who wants to create stunning images Basic knowledge Install Lightroom 5 and Photoshop CS6 or CC Mac or PC Basic knowledge in photography What will you learn Create stunning images after learning the Digital Blending technique Understand the importance of Lightroom in our Photography Learn the basics of Photoshop and start using it confidently Learn how to be organized and find any image in your collection Learn the basics of editing your images Learn the effective way to edit your images using a certain work flow Learn the difference between HDR and Digital Blending
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Adobe Lightroom CC: Landscape Photography Masterclass 2020
Special Offer on this course GET FLAT 90% OFF by using this Coupon Code “SIMPLIVDEAL50” [Valid Till 31 January 2020] Description Hi, my name is Fabian Rosshirt. I've been a professional landscape photographer and Lightroom instructor for over 6 years and I'm currently teaching more than 10,000 people. Welcome to my Lightroom course! Get more out of your photos and take your image processing skills to the next level. You will learn effective and professional techniques, how you can edit your RAW files in Adobe Lightroom Classic CC. We will also shortly use Adobe Photoshop for the final sharpening and a special effect. In today's world, image processing is necessary to get stunning photographs and to take advantage of the technical possibilities. And the best: It also can make a lot of fun to edit photos - if you know how to do that. Let me show this to you! To see some before - after comparisons, please watch the course preview. How is this course structured? Basics: At the beginning I introduce you to Adobe Lightroom. I will show you all the important features and explain how to import, edit and export photos. I won't bore you with unimportant theory. We will jump right into many practical exercises after the introduction. Part 01: Now I present you my workflow by showing you a complete processing of the first image. Here you will learn how to edit your photos, step-by-step and with a detailed explanation. Part 02: In this section I will show you the development of a night-photo. You will learn how to steer the viewer's eye and increase the dynamics by using visual effects. Here we will also briefly use Photoshop to add a special effect. Part 03: Bad weather does not mean bad photo: Have you ever made that experience? Sometimes you really do not have the right conditions for taking an optimal photo. But unfortunately we can not influence the weather. I show you how to make a great picture out of a supposedly boring photo. Discover the power that Adobe Lightroom Classic CC offers to you. Part 04: In this part we will repeat a lot of what you have learned so far and apply the knowledge to a fourth photo. You'll see that with my tricks you can get so much more out of your RAW files. We also talk about the importance of colors in landscape photography. Part 05: This lesson will be amazing. We will edit together my most successful landscape image. With that photo I have won 2 competitions and it also got published in a famous magazine. I tell you all my secrets and explain to you how I achieved that spectacular photo out of the RAW image captured with the camera. Part 06: Autumn pictures need a special treatment because of their colors, that they catch the viewer and still look natural. I'll show you everything you need to know to edit your waterfall photos with Lightroom. Bonus: You will receive 11 Lightroom Presets, which I have specially developed for you. With these, you can give your images a whole new look with just one click. In addition I give you all the RAW filesI use in this course for explanation. This allows you to put the theory directly into practice and bring routine into your image processing. Further details about the structure can be found in the curriculum. Im very happy to help you and I will answer all your questions! Also I'd like to see your progress and give you feedback on your edits with Lightroom. Short summary: all explanations - step by step logical structure to make you familiar with the workflow all RAW files and 11 Lightroom presets take advantage of my experiences and tricks as a professional landscape photographer personal support for questions (you can ask me anything) also works with the newest version of Adobe Lightroom Classic CC and much more updated for 2020! Please note: Adobe has made some changes to the name of the Lightroom software. In this course we use Adobe Lightroom Classic CC (formerly Adobe Lightroom CC). Of course you can also use your knowledge to work with the new Cloud version as well! Immerse yourself in the exciting world of image processing! Basic knowledge All landscape photographers who want to improve their photos with Lightroom. You need: PC or Mac Lightroom Classic CC (at least version 6) What will you learn Learn the techniques to turn your ordinary landscape photo into amazing work of art You'll be able to edit photos in Lightroom as you've seen them with your eyes Master all the basic features of Adobe Lightroom You'll be able to work out all the details from your photos Your photos will shine in a completely new splendour Learn how to work on any RAW image in Lightroom I'll explain to you my best tricks and secrets to teach you all my knowledge of Lightroom
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Landscape Photography Masterclass
Special Offer on this course GET FLAT 90% OFF by using this Coupon Code “SIMPLIVDEAL50” [Valid Till 31 January 2020] Description The course aims at beginners and intermediate level photographers to consciously improve their expertise in the field of landscape photography with a focus on DSLR camera skills. It covers topics that include, but not limited to, basic and advanced camera settings, equipment, shooting techniques, post processing, knowledge and planning aspects of your photographic adventures. Most importantly, to help making your work special, it focuses on soft skills that include composition and properties of a good image. To see what goes through a photographer's mind, the lectures take you outdoors, behind the scene, for practical examples where depending on the situation; we adjust our camera settings, use the right equipment, compose images and change perspective to be effective. Post Processing tools like Adobe Lightroom harness the field work with the final outcome of the image for personal and client satisfaction. Course lectures take you through a basic workflow of organizing your images and processing them for a stunning finish. Join this fun and practical course, equip yourself with knowledge, and take your landscape photography to a higher level. Basic knowledge Have interest in landscape photography Owning a DSLR camera is preferable but not essential prior to starting the course What will you learn You will be able to do the following after taking the course: Understand how a camera works Select appropriate values for Aperture, Shutter and ISO in the camera (practical) Understand what camera settings should be selected for taking landscapes (practical) Choose the right camera for landscape photography Select the right lenses Comprehend the use of camera equipment like tripod, shutter release, various camera filters, camera bags and cleaning tools etc. and their use in landscape photography Use photographic filters in the field Learn important camera settings like White Balance, Image Quality modes, Histogram etc Compose images based on professional guidelines for successful landscape work Plan a landscape photography shoot by scouting the field and gaining the appropriate knowledge for a successful adventure Watch landscape photography tips on location and see what goes behind the scenes Do night time photography (star trails and Milky Way practical) Realize the value and potential of post processing tools like Adobe Lightroom Post Process a landscape photo Organize your photos better
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Dark & Moody Food Photography Workshop For Beginners
Special Offer on this course GET FLAT 90% OFF by using this Coupon Code “SIMPLIVDEAL50” [Valid Till 31 January 2020] Description: Welcome to the Dark & Moody Food Photography! Are you into food and you are looking for inspiration to make your Instagram more appealing? Do you have a small business and you would like to make Stylish and Rustic photos of your (hopefully small) products? Are you writing a blog and you would like to get inspiration how to make stunning photos to attract your audience? YOU ARE IN THE RIGHT PLACE! Hello! I am Alexandra and Artist and an Art Teacher! I have lots of experiences in Photography - I made food/product photography for companies, had my photos even exhibited in Art Shows. My philosophy is that: IT IS NOT ABOUT THE SUBJECT, NOT ABOUT THE CAMERA...IT IS ABOUT HOW YOU SEE! I have created this course to show you the BEHIND THE SCENES of those amazing rustic&stylish&dark&moody photos and that they can be created in your home, even with your SMARTPHONE! Check out this amazing short course and GET INSPIRED! You don't need to purchase anything to accomplish this course: just be creative, collect the things around your home and BUILD YOUR OWN DIY HOME PHOTO STUDIO with me! What else will you get? Lifetime Access Full support form a Professional Art Teacher and Artist in the Q/A section So what are you waiting for? ENROLL Basic knowledge No previous or basic knowledge needed, mainly because it is a very beginner course What will you learn How to analyse light on photographs How and where to find inspiration How to analyse light in your home spotting the right place to build your studio (you don't need a big space, a chair is enough) How to play with light (creating a light tunnel, using a home made reflector) How to create a background Camera Basics Composition Rules How to Set a Scene How to Play with Angles How to tell a story with your photos How to use negative space How to edit your pictures on your Smartphone and in Photoshop How to set the perfect size of the pictures for sharing on different Social media sites (Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest)
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