Furthering your photography education can be done in many ways. We’ve chosen the best ebooks, online courses and longer courses so you can get the most out of your camera. If you’re a novice and need some advice quickly, an online course is the best solution. If you’ve got more time and want to learn in an environment of your peers, a more structured photography course will probably suit better.
The four most popular ebooks and photography training video series
It comes with everything you need:
Private consulting telephone
Private email address for coaching
8-week guarantee (no questions asked)
Immediate download after payment
Make Money With Your Camera
This is the short cut to making money with your camera from stock photography. Find out:
Where to upload your photos. It will show you over a dozen sources that are hungry for new photos EVERYDAY!
How to spot the hot trends which can put big money in your pocket each and every week.
Which sources pay the highest rates for your photos
How to get twice the price that most photographers are getting for their photos.
Which keywords to use to skyrocket your photographs to the top of the photography sites.
How to take the perfect picture every time.
Which photographs earn the most amount of money
How to earn money forever from photo’s you took once
Which photos you should not submit to the photography sites
The Photography Directory (314 photography-related sites and more)
Top Tips for Better Photography
Glamour Notes – how to apply the posing secrets to glamour photography
A package of open-source photo management and editing software
Immediate download after payment
Posing Secrets: The Photographer’s Essential Guide
One of the hardest skills to master is how to get the best out of a model.
Posing Secrets is a 120-page e-book that is used by professionals and amateurs alike and will ensure that you will have the tips and techniques to get many great shots rather than relying on luck.
The guide works for casual, glamour, journalistic or traditional photography styles and, while best for the photographer with some experience, is useful even for absolute novices.
The main advantage of this book is that models respond favourably to strong direction, and the techniques and methods taught here will give any photographer a huge boost in confidence, allowing them to give specific direction.
Photographer Simon Plant has shot for National Geographic and Time, amongst others. In this video series he shows how making the step up from novice to semi-professional or professional is achieved by studying how others deal with tricky problems to get the photographs that are stunning.
Pro Photo Insights produces very reasonably priced downloadable video tutorials so you can fine tune different aspects of your photographic skills, depending on your requirements. Tutorials include:
Studio pre-production, props sourcing, model sourcing and studio lighting
Capturing cars in motion
Shooting for super resolution
Hi key retouching
Workflow and image archiving
With prices from UKP2.99/ USD4.50/ NZD$7, they’re affordable additions to your photographic arsenal.
Landscape photography is one of the most rewarding types of photography – you get out into the wide world. But it can also be disappointing as the conditions are infinitely variable, and this can make getting a great photo quite challenging.
The Science of Great Landscape Photography takes the reader through the whole process, from choosing a location through to understanding weather reports, and how to use Photoshop to fine-tune your images.
There’s even a bonus area with information on how to sell photos that you’ve taken.
Otago (Dunedin), Victoria (Wellington) and Waikato (Hamilton) Universities do not have photography courses listed on their websites. Photographic components may be offered as part of broader degrees, though.