The Trailer for the Photo Course
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"Step by step from Snapping to taking Pictures."
Take the time to learn how to Photograph with Fun!
The Photo Course
Snap or Photograph? - The comprehensive photo course for beginners starts with the basics of photography, covers various topics on camera technology, settings and the practical operation of the cameras until the big topic on image design starts. Here it becomes clear that not the camera but the photographer takes the photos.
And it goes on after the image design directly with tips and tricks to popular topics landscape photography, the exciting night photography and much more. However, I do not use the topic image retouching. Image retouching is a completely different topic and should be dealt with separately. The course is all about (real) photography itself. And who knows, maybe you won't have to retouch your photo at all in the future and can largely do without image retouching. Over time you will learn a lot about all these topics (and not just basics!) and your photos "out of the box" will constantly improve!
A total of 17 episodes make learning a lot of fun! All topics and lessons are of course numerously illustrated and sketched. Whenever it is appropriate I have included workshops on the respective topic in the course, with which you can put the new knowledge into practice under expert guidance. They help you and so learning is really fun!
If you like and you feel the desire for better and perhaps even very special photos from your hand, then join me on a journey through the exciting world of photography. And for the moments when you are busy with the course and wonder why you are doing all this to yourself, I would like to give you a quote from Richard Avedon:
Without photography, the moment is lost forever, as if it had never existed.
The photography course is primarily aimed at those who are still at the beginning of their journey into the diverse world of photography. In this photo course I pass on some of my experiences that I have gained over many years as a professional photographer. And I don't deal with theory by pages, but with practical application, because photo courses should be fun and not frustrating. And, of course, the course doesn't stop at basics. Methodically and didactically structured in such a way that the readers can take time to learn. A pause will not have a negative effect on learning. So the course makes sure that the learning really happens with fun in a manageable time.
Oh yes, no pictures without image retouching? Think about it, I explicitly don't deal with image retouching in the course. Rather, the course should make sure that your pictures are really good "out of the cam" and don't need any image retouching! I won't go into Adobe Lightroom or Photoshop, but I can answer your questions in the forum!
Oh yes, the forum. There the photo course has its own area in which you are exactly right with your questions to the course or to cameras, to the ISO or whatever. Or in general about photography. You can upload your own photos etc.
And now I wish you much fun and success with the photo course!
The Compact Camera
The Bridge Camera
The Mirrorless System Camera
The SLR Camera
The agony of choice
What is the focal length?
The fixed focal length
The Zoom Lens
Lenses, Focal Point & Focal Length
The Image Stabilizer
The distance scale
The numbers on the lens
The lens hood
Everything sharp or is this a fallacy?
How can I influence the Depth of Field?
Determine what is sharply displayed in the subject yourself
The autofocus measuring fields
Select measurement field
The Auto Focus System Workshop
Why not simply use the measuring field in the middle?
Various operating modes of the Auto Focus System
Auto Focus System Tips
Aperture Priority Mode (AV/A)
Aperture Priority Mode Workshop (AV/A)
The Exposure Time
Exposure Time Priority Mode (Tv/S/T)
Exposure Time Priority Mode Workshop (Tv/S/T)
The Automatic Program (P)
Workshop on Automatic Program (P)
The Sport Program
The Portrait Program
The Macro Program
The Landscape Program
The Night Photography Program
Conclusion on the Motif Programs
The Exposure Parameters
The Exposure Parameters: ISO Value
The Exposure Parameters: The Aperture
The Exposure Parameters: The Exposure Time
The Light Value (f-Stop, EV)
The Manual Exposure Mode (M)
Manual Exposure Mode Workshop (M)
The selective Measurement
Center-weighted integral Measurement
Try it is more than study it
The Workshop on Measurement Methods
The Exposure Correction Workshop
White Balance Workshop
Manual White Balance
Manual White Balance Workshop
JPG or RAW?
The Color Spectrum - sRGB vs. AdobeRGB
Contrasts, Brightness & Saturation
Live View - Curse or Blessing
Workshop on Perspectives
Forms of Perspective
The 2/3 Rule
Workshop on the 2/3 Rule
Leave room for the motifs
Workshop on "leaving space"
The arrangement of the Horizon
Workshop on Camera Rotation
The right image cut
Workshop for image cutting
Find closeness to the subject
The aspect ratio
Portrait format vs. Landscape format
Workshop on Portrait and Landscape Format
Lines and geometric shapes
The Sharpness Progression
Workshop on the Sharpening Process
Conclusion on Image Design
Cheat sheet with Rules and Tips for Image Design
Workshop on Long Time Exposure
The Bulb Mode
The Exposure Metering
Workshop on Night Photography
Photographing a Starry Sky
Photographing a Fireworks Display
Photographing a Thunderstorm
Photographing Traces of Light
Introduction to the topic
The Exposure Series
Exposure Series Workshop
The Light Output
What is TTL?
The Synchron Time
High-Speed Flashes with TTL
Workshop on System Flash with TTL
Workshop on System Flash with TTL and Flash Exposure Correction
Workshop on the manually set system flash
Indirect Flashing Workshop
Flashes with flash rail
Brightening instead of " Flashing Dead"
Examples of the Principle of Unleashed Lightning
Workshop #1 for Unleashed Flashing
Workshop #2 for Unleashed Flashing
Snap or Photograph?
Since 2018 also available in the photo school!
Read, study, enjoy and simply take better pictures online with the photo course "Snap or Photograph?" And with the ADVANCED-Membership you get a price advantage over the eBooks!
So don't think long about it, look at the advantages of a membership on eckgolds-fotoecke.de.
The episodes 4 and 8 are available for free reading!
- The introduction to the course
- Which camera is right for me?
- Useful information about lenses (Part 1)
- Useful information about lenses (Part 2)
- Basics of the Auto Focus System
- The Auto Focus Focal Points
Episode 4 (FREE)
- Auto Exposure (Part 2)
- Exposure Time & Scene Programs
- Getting Started with Exposure
Episode 7 (coming next)
- Finding suitable perspectives
- The 2/3 rule or the Golden Ratio
- Giving space to the motifs
Episode 8 (coming soon)
- Deep, Medium and High Horizons
- The foreground as a design element
- Rotate the camera for special effects
Episode 9 (coming soon)
- The right image cut
- Aspect ratios and formats
- The decisive closeness to the motif
Episode 10 (in preparation)
- Frame motifs
- Lines and geometric shapes
- Sharpness and contrasts
Episode 11 (in preparation)
- Landscape and Nature Photography
- Long Time Exposure
- Workshop on Long Time Exposure
Episode 12 (in preparation)
- Tips & Tricks for Night Photography
- Long Time Exposure in Night Photography
- Workshop on Night Photography
Episode 13 (in preparation)
- More Tips & Tricks for Night Photography
- Stars, Fireworks, Thunderstorms, Traces of Light
- Entry into HDR Photography
Episode 14 (in preparation)
- Introduction to HDR Photography (Part 2)
- Exposure Series Workshop
- Tone Mapping
Episode 15 (in preparation)
- Flash with TTL
- Synchron Time & HighSpeed Flashes
- Workshops on Flash Units
Episode 16 (in preparation)
- Indirect Flashing
- Using the flash rail & softbox
- Brightening instead of " Flashing Dead"
Episode 17 (in preparation)
- Unleashed Flashing
- Flash Exposure Correction via TTL
- Numerous picture examples & Workshops
(Fun) Facts about the Photo Course
Feedback from Photographers
I did not become a star photographer, but my photos have improved considerably. And I've understood how my camera works and I've understood what an aperture is :) Was a right decision. Great photo course, I can highly recommend!
I finally understood how exposure works and what I can do with it. I really learned a lot, especially the workshops brought a lot. Learning to take pictures with fun, great thing, exactly my thing!
Once I started, I couldn't stop rummaging around the course. The image design was especially exciting for me. Now I have a completely different view on the things and I am occupied with the motive before I release it. Great tips & tricks!
My camera and I are friends now! I realized that taking pictures is more than just pressing the shutter button. The initial snapshots have become a real hobby. The course is really recommended! Know my Canon much better now.