The PrizmCare Guide to Advanced Photography

Learn how to take better photos

Welcome to the PrizmCare Guide to Advanced Photography! This easy-to-follow course takes you from basic camera functions to advanced photographic techniques. Each lesson features a fun assignment so you can practice what you have learned and see your progress.

Recommended gear

First things first - let’s make sure you have the right equipment. To get the most out of this course, we recommend you have:

Camera

DSLR or mirrorless, any brand

Lens(es)

Kit lens, zoom lens (min. 24-50mm, max. 24-200mm), and/or prime lens (35mm, 50mm, and/or 85mm)

Accessories

Microfibre cloth, lens pen

Unit 1: Photography Fundamentals

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What you will learn

Get comfortable with your camera and auto mode. Gain confidence to move beyond auto and start experimenting.

5 lessons

  • Awesome AF
  • Basic Camera Care: Cleaning
  • Get Out of Full Auto Mode
  • Get to Know Your Camera
  • Photo Composition
To take better photos, keep shooting. Photo by Thom Holmes on Unsplash.

Unit 2: ISO, Aperture, & Depth of Field

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What you will learn

See how ISO, depth of field, and aperture can expand your creative toolkit. Learn how to shoot macro and bokeh photography.

5 lessons

  • How ISO Works
  • Quick Fixes for 6 Common Problems
  • Bokeh & Macro Photography
  • Understanding Depth of Field
  • How to Choose the Right Aperture & Shutter Speed
Time to ease out of auto mode. Photo by Mohammad Ali Jafarian on Unsplash.

Unit 3: Move on to Manual & Beyond

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What you will learn

Continue transitioning from full auto to manual mode. Learn about lenses, lighting, and photo editing software.

4 lessons

  • Go With the Manual Flow
  • Photo Editing Software: Make Your Photos Look Professional
  • Lighting Basics
  • Capture the World Through Different Camera Lenses
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Unit 4: Level Up Your Camera Care

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What you will learn

We wrap things up with some additional camera care tips that will help keep your camera gear in top shape.

1 lesson

  • Basic Camera Care: Keep Your Sensor Clean
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