Course: The Ultimate Photography Course For Beginners

The Ultimate Photography Course For Beginners

  • Life Time Access
  • Certificate on Completion
  • Access on Android and iOS App
  • Self-Paced
About this Course

“You don’t take a photograph, you make it.” - Ansel Adams

Anyone can learn to make incredible photographs!

Hey there, this is Jellis Vaes a professional travel and adventure photographer and I am excited to have you here! If you are looking to master your photography, then you have landed at the right place. Together you and I are going on an adventure into the world of photography. Along this fun filled and inspirational journey you will come to master your camera. As well as learning all the essentials we will also dive into various composition techniques, the process of work flow and touch upon the basics of post processing to make your photos really look incredible.

This course is cut right down to the real essentials - the nuts and bolts of what you need to take your photos, and photography, to the next level. Everything is explained in a simple one on one conversation, using examples of my own photos, as well as illustrations to make it all very clear and straightforward. If at any point you do feel you need a little extra help however, I am always here for you. We are in this together and I will do my absolute best to assist you with any questions you may have, and with the course in general.

Having said all that, I hope you are ready, as I’ve got my camera in hands already. So pick up yours, and let’s get started!

An honest review and rating is always appreciated and will help me to make any necessary improvements for the course, as well helping to get more people involved so they too can benefit from the beauty of photography. Many thanks!

You can browse the class attachments for the illustrations that I specifically made for this course. Use them to act as a reminder on certain aspects of using your camera and for your photography.

Please note, these illustrations are my creations and do belong to me, any further publishing without my permission is not allowed.

Basic knowledge

What knowledge & tools are required?

  • Any DSLR or Mirrorless camera will do!
  • A photo editing application such as Light room or Capture One. Both applications have a free 30 day trail

Who should take this course?

  • Simple. Do you want to discover the art and philosophy of photography, and take your skills and techniques to the next level? If the answer to that is yes, then this course is for you
What you will learn
  • You will walk away with a complete package of knowledge on all the basic understandings you need in photography
  • Various composition techniques that will help you improve your photos dramatically
  • An overview and explanation of what a good workflow in photography looks like
  • The required skills on how to organize your photos better and more effectively, and how to post-process them into amazing looking images
  • A deeper philosophy and understanding of photography
  • A clear explanation of how the Exposure Triangle works, one of the most important fundamentals to understand in photography
Number of Lectures: 21
Total Duration: 01:59:24
The Exposure Triangle
  • The Exposure Triangle  

    The Exposure Triangle is the foundation of photography, and in this lecture we will touch upon the three elements which make up the Exposure Triangle: Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO. It’s important to understand these three elements through and through and how they all connect and affect each other. If you do not get it after the first time, don’t worry, but I would definitely recommend you go through it again. You can repeat it as many times as you like.

  • Aperture  
  • Shutter Speed  
  • ISO  
  • The Exposure Triangle - Quiz  
The Philosophy of Photography - Part 1
  • How Photography Will Lead You Into New Adventures and Enrich Your Life  
Exposure Modes
  • Exposure Modes  

    Still using the auto mode? Time to wave goodbye to it my friends. The auto mode is like a child lock that restricts you from diving into the full potential of your camera. Time to take back full control.

File Format – JPEG vs RAW
  • File Format - JPEG VS RAW.  

    Once you have finished this lecture you will fully understand the difference between JPEG and RAW files and when and why you should use either format.

The Lens
  • The Lens  

    It’s all about the lens: it truly is! Therefore, understanding the different lens types and what their purposes are, is a core element to really understanding photography.

  • Filters  
The Philosophy of Photography - Part 2
  • How Photos are Portals Into Past Memories and Experiences  
  • Focusing  

    What are AF points? And what are focus modes? It’s okay if you don’t know now, because you certainly will at the end of this lecture.

  • Metering  

    It’s important to know how your light meter works so you can fully understand why and how your camera reacts to light in different situations. Also many modern cameras have different metering modes and understanding these is a skill worth learning in itself.

  • Histogram  
White Balance
  • White Balance  

    Have you ever taken a photo indoors and then wondered later why everyone in the picture looks so orange or blue? I used to a lot. Understanding the concept of white balance (WB) is absolutely key to making your photos look perfect. 

  • Lighting  

    A good photographer is more than just someone who knows how to operate his camera and take half decent photographs with it. It is also someone who is a master of observation, and just as importantly, lighting.

  • Flash  

    Flash photography isn’t just for shooting in low-light conditions; it’s an art all of its own and can be used in way more situations than you would have ever thought. 

The Philosophy of Photography - Part 3
  • How Photography Helps You See True Beauty in Life  
Workflow and Post-Processing
  • Workflow and Post-Processing  

    A good workflow is important! And so is knowing the basic skills for editing your photographs to make them look incredible. 

  • Composition  

    There aren’t any “real” rules in photography. As with all art, the only rule is, that there are no rules. There are however a couple of guidelines which can be applied in almost any situation to drastically improve and enhance the impact of the scene.

Final Thoughts
  • Final Thoughts  

    Remember, if you need any further help or simply want to get in touch and say hi, I am here to answer your calls. You can email me at or hit me up on Twitter, @JellisV, Facebook Jellis.Vaes, or Instagram @Jellisvaes.

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