— Charlie Borland




About This Course

From the basics of understanding your camera to mastering the art of taking the perfect shot, "The Ultimate Guide to Digital SLR Photography" by Charlie Borland is the definitive guide for anyone looking to delve into the world of DSLR photography. Written by a seasoned professional photographer, this comprehensive guide offers a wealth of knowledge gathered from years of experience, presented in an accessible and engaging manner.

The guide begins by demystifying the complex workings of DSLR cameras, providing readers with an understanding of the various components and their functions. From sensor sizes, lens types, and aperture settings to shutter speed, ISO, and focus modes, Borland breaks down the jargon and helps you gain a solid grasp of your equipment. This foundational knowledge is essential, as it enables you to make informed decisions about how to adjust your camera settings to achieve the desired effect in your photographs.

Moving beyond the basics, Borland dives into the heart of photography — the art of capturing light and emotion. He discusses the fundamental principles of composition, framing, and perspective. These lessons are reinforced through numerous visual examples and practical exercises, encouraging you to apply these principles in your photography. Whether you're composing a portrait, a landscape, or an action shot, understanding these concepts can significantly enhance the quality of your images.

Lighting, an essential aspect of photography, is thoroughly explored in this guide. Borland explains the different types of lighting and how they can be used to create specific moods and effects. He shares practical tips on working with natural light, using artificial lighting, and even manipulating light through reflectors and diffusers. Furthermore, the guide contains valuable insights on photographing in various lighting conditions, such as low light, harsh midday light, and golden hour, equipping you with the skills to take stunning photos in any situation.

A special feature of this guide is the in-depth exploration of various genres of photography, including portraiture, landscape, wildlife, sports, and macro photography. Each genre requires a different set of skills and techniques, and Borland provides specific tips and advice to help you excel in your chosen field.

Post-processing is another crucial element in the workflow of a digital photographer. Borland introduces readers to the world of photo editing software, including Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. He shares useful editing techniques, from basic adjustments such as cropping and color correction to more advanced techniques like layer masking and cloning. He emphasizes that while post-processing is a powerful tool, the aim should always be to enhance the image rather than completely alter it.


A computer or tablet with the ability to process photos


Charlie Borland
Chad Neuman is a seasoned professional in the fields of media, technology, and education, with over a decade of experience in teaching graphic design and digital media. With his comprehensive understanding of the intersection between these areas, he is an asset to the industry and a valuable mentor to his students. Born out of his commitment to education and passion for his field, many of Chad's students have gone on to excel as full-time designers, writers, web managers, and creative specialists. They have won awards and recognition, testimony to Chad's effectiveness as an educator and the influence of his pedagogical approach. Chad's commitment to sharing knowledge extends beyond traditional classroom boundaries. He has developed top-tier online courses in graphic design, logo design, and writing for publications, making quality education in these fields accessible to a global audience. These courses are meticulously curated and designed to equip learners with practical skills they can apply in their professional pursuits. In addition to his independent educational initiatives, Chad has also collaborated with other professors and professionals in the industry. Together, they have launched courses in various areas, including drawing. This cooperative approach underscores Chad's belief in the power of collective knowledge and the importance of interdisciplinary learning. Chad's Masterclasses are designed for both novices in digital media and those looking to upgrade their skills in an ever-evolving digital economy. These classes are structured with the learners' needs in mind and provide comprehensive insights into the industry's latest trends and techniques. But beyond being an educator, Chad Neuman is a professional who has put his skills to the test in real-world scenarios. His experience in the media and tech industries provides him with an edge as an educator. It ensures that his teachings are not just theoretically sound, but also relevant and practical. Chad's expertise in the industry equips him with the ability to adapt to the rapid changes in the digital media landscape. This adaptability translates into his courses, ensuring that his students are always learning the most up-to-date and relevant information. In addition, Chad's impact as an educator is not confined to his mastery of the subject matter. His dedication to his students and his passion for teaching shines through in his approach to education. This passion ignites a spark in his students, encouraging them to explore their creativity and innovate in their designs. Chad Neuman's extensive industry experience, coupled with his proven track record as an educator, positions him uniquely in the field. He has been instrumental in shaping the careers of many successful professionals in the industry.


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