I have put together a series of photography courses on Skillshare, and the list will continue to grow. I will be adding more photography courses on a regular basis. As an educator in the photography field, I am happy to put all my knowledge in one place and share it with the world.
Aside from photography workshops, I also have a lot of tutorials on my Youtube channel. However, the photography courses I have on Skillshare are premium courses where I go into detail about the particular topics.
There are so many ways to learn anything nowadays, and it is no different with photography. It has never been easier to grow as a photographer, or in any field thanks to the internet. I remember back when I started, online classes were non-existent, and nobody was teaching photography workshops.
The Internet Changed Education
Things have changed and education is available to anyone in the world in just about any topic for pennies on the dollar. It is crazy to think you can log into Skillshare and learn about any topic you can think of. I am proud to be part of this movement helping people master their craft across the glove.
When you use my Skillshare link you will get 2 months for free. You can learn for free for 2 months, its crazy and if you want to keep your account active after that, its under $10 dollars per month. That’s a great deal considering all the courses there are on Skillshare.
I will try to focus on topics where I used to struggle when I was starting out. The advantage of teaching workshops is that I get to see first hand and ask what people struggle with the most. I will be putting all these courses on Skillshare to try to make it easier for people to achieve their photographic goals.
What is an ND filter? What is it for? How do you use it?
ND or Neutral Density filters are dark filters and are designed to reduce the amount of light reaching the sensor of your camera in order to increase exposure times, without affecting the color of the image.
There are many different manufacturers, and if you decide to get one, make sure you don’t get a cheap one. This filters usually start from light and go to really dark. They reduce your F-stop by 1 stop, 2 stops, etc. etc.
I like to use a 10 stop filter. This is a very dark filter, it reduces light by ten stops. You have to set up your shot before you attach your filter. Here is a video I made on how to use these filters.
This is the filter I use for all my daytime long exposures. 77mm 3.0 ND MRC 110M Filter, Every photo here has been shot with this exact filter, and I could not be happier.
Long Exposures Using ND Filters
So when do you use these filters? I like to use them when the weather is crazy, usually when the clouds are visibly moving really fast and the colors are vibrant. During sunrise and right after sunset is usually a good time.
You can use these filters in the day time that’s how you get the crazy movement of the clouds. Below are a few examples of how I use these filters. All these photos are shot in bulb mode and are from 1-3 minute exposures.
Good morning peeps, here is a quick vid I made. In this video I will show you how to dramatically change the mood and the feel of any photo by playing with a few sliders. This is the same photo I showed you last week. As you can see its very different and it took no time to make. Check this out:
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