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Become a Photographer

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Whether you're a hobbyist, enthusiast, or an aspiring pro, discover the tools and best practices you need to take professional, high-quality photographs. This learning path teaches the basics of photography, including composition, lighting, and exposure.
  • Learn the foundations of photography, from exposure to lenses.
  • Master the elements of taking great photos.


  • Course 1: Photography: First Steps
    • A tour of the core concepts of photography and the courses that will help you learn them.
  • Course 2: Introduction to Photography
    • Get a solid grounding in the skills and tools you'll need to explore the world of digital photography.
  • Course 3: The Elements of Effective Photographs
    • Join Pulitzer-finalist photographer Natalie Fobes as she takes you in the studio and on location to explore the elements that comprise an effective photo.
  • Course 4: Photography 101
    • Understand what's going in your camera—one setting at a time. Learn how to control aperture, shutter speed, and ISO and improve your photography skills in Photography 101.
  • Course 5: Photography Foundations: Exposure (part 1)
    • Master the fundamentals of exposure with photographer Ben Long. Discover how to go beyond your camera's auto mode to craft exposures that will capture the look you want.
  • Course 6: Photography Foundations: Exposure (part 2)
    • Gain a deeper understanding of shutter speed, aperture, and ISO settings, as well as how these settings expand your artistic options in any photographic situation.
  • Course 7: Photography Foundations: Lenses
    • Shows how to understand, choose, and properly use lenses.
  • Course 8: Photography: Exploring Composition
    • An illustrated guide to improving the composition of your photos and making them more powerful.
  • Course 9: Learning Lighting: Natural Light
    • Learn the essential qualities of natural light that will deliver more attractive and flattering photos.
  • Course 10: Learning Studio Lights and Flash Lighting
    • Learn the essential techniques of flash and studio lighting that will deliver more pleasing, more flattering photos.
  • Course 11: Introduction to Photography: Lightroom Classic CC and Photoshop
    • Take your first steps in photo editing. Get post-processing tips for Lightroom Classic CC, Photoshop, and the Adobe mobile apps.

Taught by

Jim Heid, Ben Long, Natalie Fobes, Joseph “PhotoJoseph” Linaschke, Ben Long, Ben Long, Ben Long, Taz Tally, Erin Manning, Erin Manning and Ben Long


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