Free Photography School
Online photography school – the fast and structured way to teach yourself photography
To make the lives of aspiring photographers easier and to prevent information overload, we prepared a curriculum of articles that flows neatly and logically. It’s photography school made for the Internet age. Each article opens in a new browser window, so when you are done with one article it’s easy to return to our home page and find your next article.
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Online photography school – the curriculum:
The lessons are organized into two clusters based on topics and the relevant articles.
Part 1 – photography school 101
- Exposure – how do you determine the amount of light that gets into your camera and how does it influence your photographs.
- Aperture – how does aperture influence exposure and why it’s important.
- Shutter speed – how does shutter speed influence exposure and why it’s important too.
- ISO – taking photos in all kinds of lighting conditions.
- Light photography – learn how to control the light that enters your camera to create interesting photographic effects.
- Focus – manual and auto focus, what are the differences and when to use which.
- Depth of field – how to determine which elements in your photos come out sharp, and which come out blurry.
Part 2 – advanced photography school
- The rule of thirds – discover the power of utilizing this fundamental rule.
- Leading lines – give your photos a storyline by using a leading line.
- Composition – learn how to choose and group objects in a scene to compose outstanding photos.
Our online photography school works best if you read the articles sequentially, so we highly recommend doing so. You can, however, skip a topic if you feel that you know it well enough. Our advanced photography school is great for those who understand the technical elements of operating a camera, but want to learn more about the artistic approach to photography.