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Photography for Beginners

Capture stunning photography with the camera you already own.

About This Course

Do you want to master the basics of photography so that you can take stunning photos in any situation?

If you don’t know which settings to use, you will often miss capturing beautiful moments. And it’s heartbreaking to let these memories slip away.

But cameras are complicated. There are so many advanced features, it’s hard to know where to start.

That was my experience when I started learning photography. I used to carry my camera manual every time I went out to shoot.

But after more than 15 years of practice… I’ve developed a simple method for taking great photos.

And over the past decade of running ExpertPhotography… I’ve shared it with tens of thousands of photographers who are now taking photos like these:

I’ve put all my knowledge into a simple 40+ video course called “Photography for Beginners”. It covers:

  • The exact process I use to set up my camera, regardless of what I’m shooting
  • How to select the perfect exposure for any and every scene
  • 10 composition rules that will make your photos more striking

This process has helped countless students become photographers. They’re now able to find the right camera settings without a moment’s thought.

This is the fastest and most effective way to master the basics of photography. It covers the exact approach I take every time I shoot.

Without this training, you’ll miss meaningful moments while you fiddle with your camera… trying to find the right settings.

Master your camera today and capture memories that will last a lifetime!

Course Details

4,5 Hours
41 Lectures
1702 Students
Beginner Level

About the Author

Joshua Dunlop
CEO & Founder of Expert Photography

Hey I'm Josh, I'm Photographer in Chief here at ExpertPhotography, and I'm in charge of making sure that we provide you with the best content from the most knowledgeable photographers in the world. Enjoy the site :)


  • Understanding the stops of exposure
  • What is aperture and how to set it?
  • What is shutter speed and how to set it?
  • What is ISO and how to set it?
  • Summarising exposure
  • jpeg vs. raw - Which one should you use?
  • Discover your camera's different focus modes
  • What are metering modes and which one should you use?
  • Understanding the different shooting modes
  • Essential guide for understanding and setting white balance
  • How to quickly check if your photos are well exposed
  • Understanding depth of field
  • What is the crop factor and why you should take it into consideration
  • Find the ideal Focal Length for your composition
  • Introducing you to the perfect picture process
  • Blurry photos? Never again!
  • The ultimate guide to using tripods
  • How to find the perfect balance in your composition
  • The comprehensive guide to the rule of thirds
  • How to use triangles correctly for exciting compositions
  • Quick pointers on eye lines
  • Your essential guide to visual weight in composition
  • Use lines to lead viewer attention
  • Guaranteed tips for finding the right frames
  • Our ultimate tips for filling the frame
  • How to use horizontal lines in your composition effectively
  • How to use symmetry like a pro
  • Expert tips on photographing landscapes
  • Proven techniques for professional portrait photography
  • My best secrets to photographing stunning sunsets
  • Basics for beautiful black and white photography
  • Simple steps for sensational sunrise photos
  • Master tricks for epic low-light photos
  • Essential steps for mesmerising night photography


  1. Yvette Belanger
    I just finished a photography course at a local community college, and I have to say that because of the knowledge I gained from Josh’s course, Photography for Beginners, I felt I could have taught the class more effectively on the basics of aperture, shutter speed and ISO! I will definitely refer Expert Photography to anyone who is interested in photography!
  2. Ken E
    Basic information very well presented. I find learning this way to be much better than reading a camera manual. Josh’s presentation brings it all together in one fluid explanation which, for me, is much easier to absorb and remember. Thank you for a job well done.
  3. Shirley Cove
    I learned more about my DSLR in the few hours it took me to go through the course than I had in the last 10 years. I used to shoot on auto ALL the time. After finishing this course I will likely never use that option again. I found the simplicity with which Josh explained everything most helpful - clear and concise.
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4,5 Hours
41 Lectures
1702 Students
Beginner Level