Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome Founding Members! --START HERE!

    • Welcome to Mastering Manual

  • 2

    Module One-- Choosing your Light + Location/Background

    • What goes into creating a photo?

    • Differences in Light

    • Fixing hash light problems

    • Finding and making light softer outside

    • Finding Light Inside

    • Choosing Your Location + Background

  • 3

    Module Two-- The Exposure Triangle

    • Overview of Exposure Triangle

    • Aperture Explained

    • IOS Explained

    • Shutter Speed Explained

    • Light Meter Explained

    • Light Meter - Canon

    • Light Meter -Nikon

    • What setting to choose first

    • How to changes settings on Canon Rebel t4i

    • How to change settings on Nikon D80

    • How to change settings on the Nikon D610

  • 4

    Module Three -- Lens Basics

    • Module 3 Workbook

    • Focal Lengths

    • Three Types of Lenses

    • Lenses are an Investment

    • Crop Sensor Vs Full Frame

    • How to Read a Nikon Lens

    • How to Read Canon Lens

    • How to Protect your Lens

    • Third Party Lenses + Saving Money on Gear

  • 5

    Module Four-- Turn Up the Creativity

    • Rule of Thirds

    • Symmetry

    • Leading Lines

    • Leaving Room to Move

    • Avoid Cropping at the Joints

  • 6

    Module Five-- Shooting in Specific Situations

    • Overview of White Balance

    • White Balance Presets

    • Changing White Balance - Canon

    • Changing White Balance - Nikon

    • Group Photos

    • Shooting Sports

    • Camera setup for Sports - Nikon

    • Camera setup for Sports- Canon

  • 7

    Module Six-- Trouble Shooting

    • Photos are in focus after you take them but look fuzzy in the view finder

    • Camera won't focus

    • Focusing Modes on Nikon cameras

    • Focusing Modes - Canon Rebel

    • Playback Menu - Canon

    • How to changes settings on Canon Rebel t4i

    • How to change settings on Nikon D80

    • How to change settings on the Nikon D610

    • Back button focusing on Nikon

  • 8

    Module Seven-- Gear Care and Recommendations

    • How to clean your lens and camera body

    • Memory Cards

    • Camera Strap

    • Camera Strap

    • Camera Bags Small

    • Camera Bags Large

  • 9

    Bonus-- Capturing Real Smiles on Kids

    • Capturing Real Smiles on Kids

  • 10

    Members Only Facebook Group

    • Join the Members Only Facebook Group

  • 11

    Bonus-- Cheat Sheets

    • Exposure Triangle Cheat Sheet

    • Camera Setting Cheat Sheet