Ever struggled to retain information from overly technical and cumbersome photography courses or books? It's not your fault!
The fact is that photography can be a very technically intensive thing to learn.
We have all been there. You grab some new book on photography and we eagerly take it home to work our way through knowing that this time, we are going to stick to it for the whole thing.
You eagerly open the first page or start watching the first video and tell yourself, “This time, it’s going to work.”
Then you start to get into the boring technical jargon.
By ten minutes in, you’re half lost so you take a break and never end up getting back to it again.
Photography is difficult.
But it doesn’t have to be!
The real problem is that just watching video tutorials or reading a book is a terrible way to learn photography!
The Photography Goals Academy has video lessons, but its more than that too.
You’ll be part of a community of people just like you that are in the academy and want to level up their photography. you’ll get regular updates and new lessons, assignments to challenge your new skills, and an online community to share your progress with others.
The #1 question I get from readers is “how can I start using manual mode on my camera without having to learn all the technical stuff?”
The truth is that it’s easier than you think once you know the steps to get there. In fact, you’ll discover that manual mode is actually an easier way to get a great exposure.
I’ll walk you though my overall process for getting the right exposure and then I’ll show you how to tackle some common difficult situations that you’ll encounter most often. You’ll have the tools to handle them with ease.
Good composition is one of the main differences between a snapshot and a compelling photograph, but if you read about it online it can become so confusing and vague.
I’ll show you some simple steps to drastically transform your compositions into compelling images.
With a few simple techniques, you can dramatically improve the number of photos you take that are in perfectly sharp focus.
In fact, the real secret is setting up your camera for success so you barely have to worry about it when you’re taking the photo.
My name is Pete and I am a professional photographer. I work with individual clients like families and high school seniors and also shoot commercially for businesses. I’ve even had photos published in the pages and on the cover of a nationally distributed magazine.
When I got my first camera, it seemed impossible that I would ever learn what all those switches and dials did.
It intimidated the hell out of me!
I made the mistake of trying to learn through trial and error. It took me a lot of time and a lot of crappy results before I figured out the system that I use now to create beautiful images for my portrait clients, business clients, and magazines.
Now I am sharing the same system and process that I use every day to create magazine quality images even when the pressure is on!
Exposing your image correctly is the foundation to building up your photography skills. I’ll walk you through my simple step-by-step process for getting it right in any situation. Then I’ll show you how that system works in some common difficult situations.
For those of you that want to dive into the details a little more, you can have the option of going through some lessons where I dig into the technical stuff a little more so you can really understand how it all works.
I’ll share some simple and straightforward techniques for improving your compositions so that you can take a more compelling image.
This course skips all the vague concepts you frequently encounter about composition and gives you actionable steps you can take in any scene to start understanding what a good composition is and how to find them fast.
No more getting home to look at your photos just to find out they are blurry.
I’ll show you how to set up your camera to make it EASY to nail focus and also some techniques you can use in the field to improve the percentage of shots you get in focus even when you’re dealing with tricky or moving subjects.
Based on YOUR feedback, I am going to walk you through some real life shoots and show you how I use the exact same system I am teaching you, even when shooting professionally for paying clients.
At each steps of the way, I’ll give you photo prompts designed to help you learn specific aspects of photography. you can share your results in the members-only group for personalized feedback and collaboration with others going through the course.
I’ll show you what you should look for when buying a camera or lens as well as what gear you really need to create professional looking images. (SPOILER: It’s a lot less than you think)
This is the part that most photography courses online are missing.
When you have a community of other photographers around you to talk to, get feedback from, and even share new techniques or stories about your favorite experiences…your skills will improve exponentially.
But the Academy is more than just a social group. You’ll be able to post the results of your photo assignments from the course and get real 1-to-1 feedback from me on the photos you post.
Checkout the example below. This academy member showed us a tricky situation that popped up while shooting and I helped him with a few different techniques to avoid missing focus next time…
If it's not for you, just cancel
No hard feelings, I promise
This course is focused mostly on creating photos with a camera that allows you to change settings manually.
You can actually find smartphone apps that will do that, however, I do recommend a camera with the ability to switch out lenses if you want to get the most from the course.
Don’t have one? That’s ok, you can start with your smartphone and I’ll show you how to choose an inexpensive camera that will give you the most for your money.
Nope. This is a beginner’s course. If you just bought a new camera and haven’t even taken it out of the box, then this is the perfect course for you.
No problem. You can cancel at any time. That’s why a membership is the best way to learn. You can even take some time off and then rejoin the community anytime you want, without the big upfront investment of some other courses that don’t have an ongoing community around them.
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