Photography 101: from zero to hobby!

The basics, the techniques and the tools to get started or improved your photography
(55) Ratings
445 students
Created by Diogo Nunes

What you'll learn

  • Get motivated to learn photography
  • Learn the concept of exposure
  • Improve the framing of photos (rule of thirds)
  • Discover the different types of photographic gear
  • Understand what can be achieved with post-editing (photoshop)
This course includes:
1 total hour on-demand video
0 articles
0 downloadable resources
10 lessons
Full lifetime access
Access on mobile and TV
Certificate of completion

Course content


  • None. To practice the contents of the course, a DSLR is recommended (any brand or price range)


The aim of this course is to explain what photography is, how it works and how you can use your creativity to capture unique moments. These are the topics that will be covered:

Why learn photography

Photography is a skill that, once learned, can be used in various contexts, whether professional or personal. Given it’s an art form, it is something that stimulates our creative side. And it’s a great excuse to get out and travel!

Light and exposure

How to use aperture, shutter speed, and sensitivity (ISO) to get the right exposure. In addition, you will learn the effect that each of these variables have on your final photo.


The rule of thirds is an easy to learn trick to increase the impact of your photos. But don’t overdo it, otherwise your photos will all look the same.

Photographic genres

Now that you know the theory, it’s time to put it into practice. Here are some suggestions of photographic genres that you can explore.


What kind of cameras and lenses exist and what are the advantages of each.

Post-editing (Photoshop)

What are the advantages of post-editing, what techniques can be used, when it should be used, and… when photography fades to painting.

Websites and References

Who this course is for:

  • Anyone who wants to learn the basics of photography and improve their photos.
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