A brand new downloadable photography course aimed at DSLR users has recently been released by award winning photographer Mike Browne and his TV producer / director partner Jayne Whitelock.
The course is titled Digital Photography Exposed and is written in a friendly "out-on-a-shoot-with-your-mate-who’s-a-pro" style. Although it starts with the basics, Digital Photography Exposed is equally challenging for anyone who’s been around photography for a while and may be hoping to stretch their abilities and learn some real ‘pro’ tricks. Mike reveals some guerrilla photography tips and tricks to get stunning results without any fancy kit.
Priced at an agreeable £29.99 Digital Photography Exposed has simple rules to follow and exercises to get you out in the world actually taking pictures straight away. And of course, it’s packed with images illustrating all the key points.
The technical side of photography is all there but without getting bogged down in excessive jargon. “Surprisingly few photography courses we looked at were even slightly engaging.” said Mike. “They were full of knowledge, but reading them was pretty dull! We wanted our course to get people taking the pictures they dream of in the shortest possible time and to have fun with it, without getting lost in irrelevant technicalities they’ll never need.”
Possibly for the first time in a photography course, Digital Photography Exposed addresses the human side of photography too. Over the years, Mike says he’s learnt it’s not only what you do with your camera, but what you do with yourself that makes the difference for your subjects.
Everyone wants their subjects looking their best, and most photographers will have noticed it happens when people are happy and relaxed. But how do you have that happen time and time again? In Digital Photography Exposed, Mike reveals the unique approach that has made him one of the country’s most successful social photographers, with people pictures that almost leap out of the page with spirit and vitality.
The course is divided into sections that build on each other, so as you gain experience, you’ll be able to move onto the next stage. Where words and pictures just aren’t enough to explain things, there’s also a few short films. At the end, are a series of colour by numbers photographs where Mike tells you step by step how to re-create them.
For more infomation on the courses, please visit the website.