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Five top online photography courses on Udemy

Wednesday, February 21st 2018 by Marc Shoffman

Fed up of just using your phone to take selfies? Why not become a proper photographer?

Budding snappers can sign up to a range of courses through online learning platforms such as Udemy.com. You could learn to take better pictures and become your group’s official photographer for as little as £11.99.

Your skills could be used for fun or it could even kickstart a whole new career. We have highlighted five courses to get you snap happy.

All come with a money back guarantee within the first 30 days if you are not satisfied.

Beginner Digital Photography

Most people will take photos in automatic mode on a digital camera. But you can do so much better beyond auto focus.

For £11.99 this course will teach you how to use your digital camera and take the best pictures in manual mode.

It uses examples from Nikon and Canon brands. digital photography and will show you the fundamentals of digital photography and the relationship between Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO.

The course has 17 online lectures that you can access at any time and home-based exercises.

iPhone Photography | Take Professional Photos On Your iPhone



Taking a picture on an iPhone is more convenient than carrying an DSLR or digital camera around. This course will teach you how to take stunning photos by utilising shot composition across 18 lectures.

For £11.99, you will learn how to optimise your iPhone camera settings for taking the best photos, using the best light to create depth, tell stories with pictures and how to edit on your device.

Food Photography: Capturing Food in Your Kitchen

Make your dinner look more exciting. Uploading filtered images of dinner plates is a favourite pastime for Instagrammers and food bloggers, this course will teach you how to do it better.

Priced at £14.99, you will learn how to pick the best location for your photos, prepare and style your food and setting, light your food and choose the best camera and settings.

This course has 17 lectures. We assume you get to eat your own food once you take the photo.

Mastering Architecture and Real Estate Photography

This is the perfect course to start a photography business or expand your current one by photographing property for architects and estate agents.

You will learn a variety of techniques to photograph architecture and real estate properties.

The course will also show you the tricks of the trade such as finding the best angles, light and composition, fixing bad colour and getting the best interior and exterior lighting for an individual room or whole property. It has a hefty 97 lectures and costs £14.99.

Photography Beginners: DSLR Photography Camera Settings



If want more professional pictures then you will need a DSLR camera. This course will show you what all those buttons mean and help you improve your photography.

You will be taught how to take shots in low light and adjust settings to focus on the foreground rather than background.

The course shows you how to create photography effects like the motion of water while photographing waterfalls and you will be shown how to use a flashgun for indoor photography at night. You will get 29 lectures for £11.99.

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