Digital Photography Success Review shares lesser known digital photography techniques developed by Amy.
An ace photographer, Darrell Payne is based in USA. He is a professional photographer and a photography teacher by profession. He has been teaching this profession to her students for several years.
He claims that by using her techniques, even a new photographer can click images like a professional and transform dull images into breathtaking 3D like images.
He has designed this course to teach enthusiastic photographers to use the “light” in the correct manner (while clicking a photograph). Besides learning how to use the light, you shall also be taught all the other important aspects that result in stunning images.
After researching the internet, I decided to try her course.
The Contents of Digital Photography Success Online Course
Here is what I received when I ordered this course –
1) The Beginners Guide to Professional Photography and Advanced Digital Photography:
In this eBook guide, I learnt how to compose a shot in order to achieve a spectacular image. I was also taught how to position my camera in order to obtain clear and spectacular shots each and every time. I was also taught how to tone down my shots by avoiding over exposure (excessive brightness). I managed to tone down the brightness by implementing just one trick.
I also learnt a simple technique using which, I was able to place the subjects in the most appropriate manner. I also mastered the art of eliminating excessively bright as well as darkened areas of my photographs. After this, I never faced the issue of blurry images or fuzzy lines, dampening my photograph.
I was also taught to use the M,P,S,A functions of my digital camera. I also mastered controlling the shutter speed as well as the aperture speed in order to click highly accurate, clear and crisp images. This really helped when I wished to capture a live sporting event. Miraculously, each and every time I controlled the shutter speed and the aperture speed, my focus remained crystal clear. It never wavered even once.
I also learnt about a small button located at the back of my DSLR camera that allowed me to focus more light onto the subject without altering the shutter speed or the aperture speed. Making use of my camera using manual modes was also a part and parcel of this training. I personally found the training on using the camera’s manual mode to be the most enriching so far. It allowed me to click images that I had only dreamt off in the past.
I was also taught to sharpen, increase the depth of field, and enhance the overall quality of my shots. I was taught to use the camera settings appropriately that helped the landscapes appear bigger and the picture shaper. I also learnt how to maintain off-subject items in complete focus. I also learnt how to edit wedding portraits in the most suitable manner.
Besides the various techniques, I was also taught the secret method of making shy individuals feel completely at home, while being clicked. I was taught advanced flash settings that enabled me to click softer portraits. I learnt how to take
“close-up” shots of flowers in such a fashion that I was able to enhance its existing colors. I could even create a three dimensional effect allowing the petals to leap off. I could add the missing energy to the flower via the new tricks I learnt in one of the lessons.
In this module, I also learnt how to click fast moving objects within a closed space. These shots needed to be clicked at warp speed, without the addition of extra light. I could also click the image of the moon and make it appear larger than life (owing to a simple camera exposure trick). I also clicked studio shots of children.
This course also taught me how to adjust the shutter speed, the aperture and the lighting, to get the best emotion from your beloved pet. I also mastered the lens and the # 1 trick to increase the sharpness of the image and exclude blurring by using the lens aptly. Last but not the least, this lesson also covered exclusive tips and techniques to capture fabulous pictures of the night.
2) The Focus eMagazine:
This is the second product that I received along with the course. With the aid of this e-magazine, I managed to learn lesser known photography techniques. This magazine also contained monthly editions of editing techniques that I could implement on your raw images.
Each issue of this magazine also contains a wide array of tricks and techniques that enabled me to evolve as a photographer. After following these techniques, I was able to shoot images that were extraordinary. This issue also taught me ways and means of starting out on a professional photography career. I also learnt marketing and business techniques. This helped me sell my photographs online and make some money from my hobby.
Advantages of this Online Course
1) This is a complete course that teaches you all known aspects of photography. This course does not have a parallel in the online niche. This is the most extensive course.
2) New tutorials are added each month. Each video tutorial is of 30 minutes or more. Hence, you get to learn new things each and every month.
3) Tutorials cover specific niche topics such as, clicking images of fast moving water, studio portraits and shooting sporting based images.
4) These tutorials have the advantage of improving you as a photographer. I (LeanAndFit review staff) have attended various online as well as offline photography courses and I could never make any headway. My ability to click photographs remained the same. Nonetheless, with this course, my photographic ability improved several folds.
5) Several positive feedbacks on this course. This in turn implies that people who have opted for this course are really a happy lot. Apparently, they all seemed to have learnt something (just like myself).
6) You have a 60 day full money back guarantee as a backup in case you are not fully satisfied with the courseware.
7) It costs only $97, which is a reasonable price to pay.
8) This is a gradual course that takes you from the basics to advanced level photography techniques.
The Disadvantages of this Course
1) This is a course which is meant for those individuals who have basic knowledge into photography.
2) You need to practice the skills that have been taught in order to become perfect.
The Two Packages of this Course
Here are the two packages included in this digital course:
@ The Blockbuster Package
This is the first package, which in turn includes the Beginners Guide to Professional Photography, the eMagazine we discussed above, and the advanced digital guide. The value of these is approximately $120. Kindly note that the eMagazine is free for the first month, after which, you are charged $15 per month.
Along with this, you would get 8 issues of focus magazine worth $120. This also implies that you get 5 hours of training videos. Along with this package, you also get to avail digital photography presentation worth $19.97, the abstract digital presentation guide worth $14.97, the monthly eFocus magazine valued at $15, five most popular scenarios in digital photography worth $24.97, powerful landscape photography guide worth $30, digital photography techniques worth $17, and finally, exposure charts worth $14.97.
When I took out a calculator and started adding the prices of each product, I came to the conclusion that the entire package costs around $356.82. Nonetheless, this package cost me only $97 (as it was a discounted offer on this package). Hence, I saved approximately $259.82.
@ The Super Package
This is the second package, which in turn is valued at $174.82. This course contains the beginners guide to professional photography valued at $39.97 and advanced digital photography guide valued at $59.97. You do not get the focus magazine subscription along with this package.
You also get exposure charts, guide to digital photography presentation, five most popular scenarios in digital photography and digital photography in abstract. The total value of these guidebooks is $ 74.88. Nonetheless, you pay just $97 for this package. This in turn implies that you save $77.82 on this package.
I personally opted for the blockbuster package. At the end of this course I had mastered the art of controlling the light in my camera. I also became a master at photography. I copied what was being taught in the course, while clicking photographs. The resultant was one mesmerizing after the other. I took complete advantage of the video tutorial as well as page after page of theoretical knowledge to develop as a photographer.
What I Found Special about this Photography Course
Lack of Complicated Learning – First and foremost, I realized that as compared to the complicated books on photography available at Amazon and other online resources, this guide book was simple to read and easy to understand. Ironically, most such books are ghost written, wherein their authors are not even qualified photographers.
Video Tutorial and a Dedicated Support – It also needs to be noted that along with the lessons you get a high definition video tutorial as a backup. This in turn allows you to understand these concepts in a much better way. This digital photography course also permits me to contact the creator of this course via email, if I want to a resolution to any issue.
I was completely satisfied with the courseware. For a price of $47, this digital photography course seemed to be the most economical lesson that I have completed. I was also pleasantly surprised by the prompt email support that I received, whenever I was in doubt. Besides, in the past 5 years, I could not find an online course that matched the might of this one.