with Rob Sheppard
Learn to focus on the world immediately around you with lessons on light, composition, lens type and focal lengths. Follow Rob in the field as he explains how to “find the picture” – and when to say no. You’ll see how he sets up a shot, his favorite equipment and the best camera settings to choose from. Then visit the photo studio to analyze what works and what doesn't. With Rob's tips for shooting on a smaller scale, you'll discover engaging scenes and find terrific shots literally at your feet, whether you're in a local park or traveling the globe.
What makes a good photo? Learn how Rob defines an intimate landscape and makes creative choices to “find the picture.”
See what’s in Rob’s gear bag, including mirrorless DSLM cameras and a quality tripod. Evaluate potential subjects and learn to say no when the shot’s not right.
Good composition lets your photo speak to the viewer. You’ll learn to “get out of the middle,” add dimension and movement, and ignore the Rule of Thirds.
Evaluate and adjust the natural light elements in your photo. Rob shows you how to use front and back lighting to compose, and get the most from your LCD.
Improve your control of exposure and white balance. You’ll understand what your histograms are telling you and how to handle challenges like moving water.
Go beyond the f-stop to change the feel of your photos. Rob shows you how to adjust depth of field through lens choice, angle and distance.
Explore the possibilities of wide and super-wide (fisheye) lenses. Rob demonstrates when moving beats zooming to change a shot.
Unleash the power of telephoto and zoom lenses to compose better photographs. Small changes in position, focal length and aperture make a big difference.
The Craftsy platform is excellent. I like it better than "in person" lessons, primarily because I can come back to it to review those instructions with which I have difficulty and I can schedule the lessons to fit my life.
British Columbia, Canada