lessons: 9 Course Lessons
duration: 1hr, 49min
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Beginners Start Here
with Scott Kelby
Imagine going out shooting with Scott Kelby at your side giving you tips, advice, and strategies for using your camera the same way he does, and that’s what this class is all about. Scott’s goal is to help beginners go beyond auto mode, be in control, and make great photographs. It’s as simple as that, and it doesn’t even matter what brand of camera you are using, as these lessons apply to all cameras. Scott shares his favorite camera settings, tips for getting tack-sharp photos, favorite lenses for different situations, and so much more. Once you start putting these concepts into practice you’re going to see an immediate improvement in your work.
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lesson 1: Camera Settings (free course preview)
Auto mode is the place where many people start, but Scott teaches you what settings to use to go beyond Auto and take your creativity to the next level.
lesson 2: Exposure Compensation
In Aperture Priority you are in charge of the f-stop and the camera does everything else, but sometimes the camera gets it wrong. Here are a few tips and settings to help you get it right.
lesson 3: Get Color Right
The white balance setting controls color casts in your photos, and choosing the right setting makes all the difference.
lesson 4: Raw or JPEG?
Choosing the file format that is right for you, is the right decision to make. Scott explains the pros and cons.
lesson 5: F-stop Recipes
Imagine you are out on a shoot with Scott, and he gives you his f-stop recipe for the scenario you are in.
lesson 6: Getting Tack-Sharp Photos: Part 1
Just buying a good camera and lens is not enough, here are the things you need to do to get tack-sharp photos.
lesson 7: Getting Tack-Sharp Photos: Part 2
Scott continues sharing his tips and strategies for getting tack-sharp photos in all kinds of situations.
lesson 8: Favorite Lenses
Scott shares his favorite lenses, why they are his favorite, and when to use them.
lesson 9: Lens Tips
Scott wraps up the class with tips to help you get the most out of your lenses.
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meet  Scott Kelby
Scott is the President and CEO of KelbyOne, is also the original "Photoshop Guy", is the editor and publisher of Photoshop User Magazine, Conference Technical Chair for the Photoshop World Conference, Training Director and instructor for KelbyOne Live Seminars, and author of a string of bestselling technology and photography books.
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