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7 Photography Courses to become a Pro!

YPRL Staff

24 March, 2023

FREE LinkedIn photography courses

Modern photographic equipment, whether it’s a high-end DSLR camera or simple smart phone, gives everyone the ability to take fantastic photos. But if you’d like to take your photos to the next level there are some key photography skills that you can easily learn. 

LinkedIn Learning can help you with their free online courses available with your Yarra Plenty Regional Library membership!

Here are our Top 7 LinkedIn Courses we recommend for getting started on your photography journey!

#1: Introduction to Photography with Ben Long 

This course, designed for beginners, provides a solid grounding in the skills and tools you'll need to explore the world of digital photography. Learn about the different types of cameras on the market and how to set up your camera.  Then learn about how to improve your photographs using exposure, light metering, focus, composition, and flash.  The path to becoming a better photographer begins here! 

#2: Camera Tricks for Creative Photos with Richard Harrington 

This course is perfect for all kinds of photographers who would like to create something fun and new.  Discover hacks and tricks that you can use with your DSLR, mirrorless, or smartphone camera. Learn how to set up and execute trick photography shots, how to shoot through water without getting wet, double exposures, tricks you can do with Live Photos in iOS, and more.  

#3: The Practicing Photographer with Ben Long 

Would you like a short weekly serve of instruction and inspiration?  Or to dip into topics that interest you from the hundreds on offer? Each instalment focuses on a photographic shooting scenario, a piece of gear, or a software technique. Each one concludes with a call to action designed to inspire you to pick up your camera (or your mouse or smartphone) to try the technique for yourself. 

#4: Photography Foundations: Composition with Ben Long 

Composition can make an interesting subject bland or make an ordinary subject appear beautiful. In this in-depth course, photographer and author Ben Long explores the concepts of composition, from basics such as the rule of thirds and composition fundamentals, such as balance and point of view, to more advanced topics such as how the camera differs from the eye, and the way the eye travels through a photo. 

Or for a quicker introduction to composition take a look at:

#5: The Art of Photo Composition with Tracey Clark  

#6: Organizing and Archiving Digital Photos with Derrick Story 

As your digital photo collection grows, it becomes important to organise and back up your work.  In this course, photographer Derrick Story teaches the concepts and techniques behind efficient photo management and archiving.  Learn how to create a backup system for travel, or how to organise and back up photos stored on a laptop or desktop using popular apps.  

#7: Mobile Photography Weekly with Sean Duggan 

Mobile Photography Weekly is the weekly series that covers it all, from Instagram to Photoshop Fix, from camera phone tripod mounts to add-on lenses. Tune in each Tuesday to learn a new tip or technique, discover new apps and add-ons, and get the most out of the mobile photography revolution.  

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