— John Greengo



About This Course

As a photographer, mastering the technical aspects of the camera is a given. This includes understanding the functions and capabilities of your equipment, from the nuanced differences between lenses to the sophisticated features of modern digital cameras. However, the Fundamentals of Photography course takes you beyond the hardware, delving deeper into an element that is perhaps even more vital for your success - the manifestation of your creative vision.

Embarking on a journey in photography, you will quickly realize that a camera, no matter how advanced or sophisticated, is simply a tool. The true power of photography lies not in the device but in the hands and the mind of the person who wields it. Hence, while the technical knowledge is necessary, it's equally crucial to cultivate and nurture your artistic perspective.

The Fundamentals of Photography course is designed with this holistic approach in mind. In addition to the technical basics, it aims to nurture your creative instincts and equip you with the skills necessary to translate your creative vision into compelling photographs.

It starts by fostering a deep understanding of light, composition, and storytelling - three integral pillars of any great photograph. It will teach you how to read and manipulate light, how to compose your shots to create a sense of balance and intrigue, and how to tell a captivating story through your images.

Next, the course encourages exploration of different genres of photography - from portraiture and landscape to street and documentary. Each genre presents unique challenges and requires specific approaches. By exposing you to these different styles, the course enables you to broaden your photographic repertoire and find your niche.

Moreover, you'll be guided through the process of developing your personal style. This is the signature that makes your work distinctive, setting it apart from others. Through various exercises and assignments, you'll be encouraged to introspect, experiment, and ultimately define your unique artistic voice.

Acquired Knowledge

The Fundamentals of Photography places emphasis on quality visuals and experiential learning. In this course, you’ll learn:
How to bring together the elements of manual mode to create an evocative image: shutter speed, aperture, and image composition.
How to choose the right gear, and develop efficient workflow.
How to recognize and take advantage of beautiful natural light.


John Greengo
John Greengo specializes in photographic education through online training, books, and international photo tours. He is an energetic and enthusiastic presenter known for his visual teaching style. His photographic teachings have been viewed by millions around the globe; and have proven to be popular and effective. Photography has been a life-long passion for John; starting at the age of 10 when he picked up his first camera and became endlessly fascinated with the art. After earning a college degree in photography, the pursuit of his craft has led him on photographic adventures to all seven continents. His range of experiences, combined with his desire to help fellow photographers grow, has positioned John as a world-leader in photographic education.


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