Skill Level

1:40 h




Course Overview

Welcome to Advanced Photography. Photography is an incredibly powerful storytelling tool. There is no other medium that can tell a story as quickly as photography. As missionaries and national partners of ministry organizations, you play an important role as you are on the front lines of ministry. You get to see God at work first-hand, but often times the Church is unaware of how God is moving through you and your organization. The purpose of this course is to give you the tools you need to start capturing those stories so we can mobilize the Church around what God is already doing. In this course, you’ll learn how to use your DSLR or mirrorless camera on manual mode, and we’ll also spend some time exploring some advanced principles and techniques. 

Completing this course will help you:

Who is the course for?

Advanced Photography is for anyone who wants to get the most out of their DSLR or mirrorless camera system.  This course is tailored towards DSLR and mirrorless devices, but many of the principles you’ll learn in this course can be applied to mobile devices as well. 

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Learning Path

From 1:55 – 2:55 we discuss mobile device apps that will help your photography.

From 2:55 – 4:23 we share the correct way to hold your DSLR camera.

From 4:24 – 32:06 we walk through the exposure triangle and go into detail on shutter speed, ISO, and aperture. 

From 32:06 – 37:56 we discuss the benefits of shooting in RAW vs. JPEG

From 37:57 – 40:37 we discuss white balance settings.  

From 40:38 – 55:13 we discuss composition. 

From 55:15 – 1:00:45 we discuss focus and focusing techniques. 

From 1:00:46 – 1:09:33 we discuss perspective and camera position relative to the subject.

From 1:09:34 – 1:33:19 we discuss light, primarily focusing on the various types of light you’ll run into in the field.

From 1:33:20 – 1:35:09 practice makes perfect. Shoot, Shoot, Shoot!

Schedule Live Consultations

As a part of this course we are offering live consultation via Zoom. You can choose to take the course live with our instructors OR schedule a live critique of your images and content. 

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