Photography is a major skill that many bloggers and business owners can benefit from. However, learning a new skill can be overwhelming, especially if you don't know where to start. One great way to start is by taking beginner classes for photography online. Skillshare makes it super easy to find quality online photography courses both for free and for an affordable subscription. In this post, I've listed 10 awesome photography courses for beginners, bloggers, and creative entrepreneurs!
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If you’re ready to get serious about your photography, then you should check out this course to get an in-depth guide to capturing awesome photos. In this course, Phil Ebiner gives a thorough introduction to photography beginning with its history and what it has become today. Then he goes on to discuss different types of cameras, how to make the most of them, and all of major terms and skills every photographer should understand. Although its a lengthy course (approx. 7 hours long), it will be an excellent investment of your time.
For a quick beginner course on photography basics, this class is a great pick. This course gets straight to the point in teaching the basic photography tips and terms to get you started. In this course, Jellis Vaes, while walking you through composition techniques, photography workflow tips, post-processing, and some philosophy of photography.
It’s important to remember it's not the camera that makes a good photographer, but the photographer’s skill and understandings that make them a good photographer. Since photographs are dependent on light, a solid understanding of light is essential to becoming a skilled photographer. In this course, Mark Timberlake focuses on building skills in reading light, controlling light, and understanding composition.
Instagram is a major marketing resource for photographers, bloggers, and creative entrepreneurs. If you’re ready to make the most out of your Instagram account, then this course is a great place to start learning from. This quick course will walk you through the basic tips and skills needed to make your Instagram stand out to your followers.
If your looking for a quick course to kickstart your photography journey, then this course may be the perfect one for you. In this course, Brent Mail explains the essential photography skills and tips for beginners. You leave this course with a basic understanding of general camera equipment, shooting in manual mode, editing your photos, composition, lighting, and more.
Still, life photos are a common necessity amongst a variety of bloggers and entrepreneurs, especially styled stock photos. You may need photos of your product for your store or you may need consistent visual content to post on your Instagram for your lifestyle brand. While using styled stock photos or hiring a photographer are great ideas, it does not hurt to have some basic still life photography skill to DIY some of your photoshoots. Well, this course by Brian Mahany will help you learn the core techniques to creating your own product or still life shoot. While this course is focused on commercial style product photography, many of the skills and techniques discussed in the class can be applied universally to all forms of still life photography.
Do you sell prints, mockups, or similar products on Creative Market, Etsy, or your own website? If so, you understand the value of quality images build your brand and increase your sales. In this course, Faye Brown will walk you through several tips and options for creating brand-boosting images for your product(s).
Just got your first DSLR and you feel a bit in over your head? Don’t worry I’ve been there. First and foremost, I recommend reading your camera manual, then head over to this class to get started. In this class, Justin Bridges begins with helping you understand the basic terms and functions of most DSLRs.
With social media being a big part of our lives, mobile photography is also growing in popularity because of its convenience in being able to post directly to social media. If you’re a photographer, blogger, creative, or entrepreneur with a nice smartphone, you should take advantage of the powerful photography tools in your pocket-sized device. This course, by Mariya Popandopulo, will help you make the most of your phone’s camera. While this course is focused on iPhones, many of the tips and tricks mentioned throughout this course can be applied to any mobile phone.
10. Photography for Beginners: Creative Fundamentals of Photography - Natural Light, Composition, Posing
Check out this quick and fun introduction to creating beautiful photos with natural lighting. In this course, Rosie Parson covers basic understanding natural light, photography composition, and posing. And, guess what? It’s a Free class! So, just sign up start learning with this free video!