Matt starts the course by taking a close-up look at photo gear in the digital age. He gives you great pro tips on everything from the internal workings of a camera and how to maintain all the parts, to the best choices for external flashes and microphones for given situations.
Next, is a section on image composition which looks at both the technical side as well as the creative side of this fascinating visual art and craft. Learn how to reduce image noise and make time-saving adjustments to your images INSIDE the camera before even taking them out to photo editing software. Matt also explains graphic principles like the Rule of Thirds as well as how to make great use of optical phenomena like the Bokeh of certain lenses.
Next up is real-life tips and tricks. This is where you benefit from Matt’s extensive professional experience as he shares the kind of wisdom which can only be obtained from shooting in a wide spectrum of scenarios and situations. He gives you invaluable professional tips on everything from how to be super clear with the client about the terms of what you are shooting and delivering, as well as protecting your images with watermarking until/unless they’ve been been paid for! You also learn the logistics of breaking down and planning the shots so you can even work with a partner to make sure you get all the shots you need to keep clients happy at the end of the project!
Matt concludes with an all important section about image management and storage. So be sure to watch this course, and all the others in this growing series, to learn how to be a more professional and SUCCESSFUL photographer!
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Hindie wrote on May 8, 2015
If photography is a career you want to pursue, this course will help you give the first steps, and a bit further. A lot of tips on how to get the job done, and organize your work for maximum results.
Greg G wrote on January 18, 2015
Great wisdom in this course. I feel like at some point I became part of the story as I could clearly see myself doing and performing as a professional photographer....totally in the zone. The tips for future educational pursuits is well received in a flow that makes sense.
Niall Fegan wrote on May 24, 2014
Very insightful, felt as though I have built my knowledge up further with the use of these tutorials.
Toby the Hat wrote on January 17, 2014
From a beginners perspective I really enjoyed this and will have to dip back in to really grasp some of the key points. Matt does a great job of keeping the interest and not 'waffling'. I'd love to know the gear and workings of the tutorial shoot. Looking forward to the next course...
C1ph3rd wrote on December 30, 2013
Good tutorial to discuss slightly more advanced photo concepts and tips. Also includes a brief section on things to consider if you want to go pro.