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  • James Kepler

    Great stuff in here! I didn’t know about facing the subject to the opposite side of the scene. I learned a lot, thanks!

    • I’m so happy you learned something new from this James! Thanks for letting me know!

  • darkwingdave

    Looking forward to some great insight from your experience, sir.

    • I’m happy to offer it Dave! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Todd Yungwirth

    Hi Phillip. Thanks for putting this photography course together, there is a lot of information here to dig into. A couple of small critiques: There are a few times you go through panels or tools in LR or PS that you don’t use (or don’t understand), I would cut those portions out and focus solely on the tools you do use (because anyone coming to this site knows you make beautiful images). Secondly, although itโ€™s great you walk us through a complete shoot, all the edits end up being very similar and it would be great if there was a bit more variation (although you have other edits on your site that you charge for $, so I’m guessing that’s a business decision on your end.)
    Thanks again for all this material, I’m sure it was a tonne of work. I appreciate the effort.

    • Hi Todd, thank you so much for your feedback! No, you didn’t come across as negative, this is exactly the type of feedback I’m looking for. ๐Ÿ™‚

      I’ve designed the dashboard to be expandable and modified. I do plan on adding/modifying the course after I get more feedback and suggestions, but it will be a little while before I can get back to it. I have a ton of sessions coming up.

      Thanks again Todd!

  • Jiro Sunohara

    Thank you so much Phillip. very usefull

    • You’re welcome Jiro! I’m so happy this was useful to you!

  • Phyllis Benitez

    Thank you Phillip for providing these free courses. I’ve already found it useful with the intro! Maybe now I can “take my camera off auto” and learn to take more meaningful pics, the way I envision them.

    • Great to hear it Phyllis! Once you start understanding manual it opens up a whole new world! ๐Ÿ˜Š

    • You are must welcome Phyllis! I’m so glad the video was helpful to you!

    • Go for it Phyllis! I’m rooting for you!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Scott Plumer

    It’s “patience.” “Patients” are what a doctor has.

    • Thanks Scott! This is why I’m a photographer and not an English teacher! ๐Ÿ˜œ

    • Lol! That’s why I’m a photographer and not an English teacher! ๐Ÿ“ธ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ‘

  • Bill Morkan

    These are good problems to have Phillip.

  • Janu โ€œFREE escuelaโ€ Garcia

    sorry i have it in the mail, its my fault

  • Andy, check your email, it will be in there.

  • It’s case sensitive, so make sure it’s exactly how I sent it. Try copy pasting it.

  • Shani Marshall

    Your work is amazing! Thanks for sharing Phillip

  • Julie

    You mentioned not knowing how much room for pictures was left on your card. I shoot with Sony and I don’t know about your newer camera, but the older ones showed up in the right hand corner the number of shots left, but I believe that was looking through the viewfinder. Hope that helps! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Thanks so much Julie, yeah, I did know that, I’ve just never paid attention to how much the limit is, and I’m too lazy to check. Lol!

  • Solette Kruger

    Can someone please email me the manual cheat sheet, still cannot open it wjen downloaded – please ๐Ÿค—
    [email protected]

  • Solette Kruger

    Thank you Leandri has send me the cheat sheet ๐Ÿค—

  • elisabeth_b_83

    What a great course! Well worth waiting for. Thanks a lot!

  • Kasey Przybysz

    What an amazing intro. I’ve already learned quite a bit. There are a lot of beautiful and articulate explanations. I look forward to watching on. Thank you for taking the time to do this and free to boot. Forever grateful.

    • My pleasure Kasey! I’m so glad you liked it! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Jeanette Humphries Radmall

    This is amazing! So helpful!

  • Mick Kelly

    I’m not sure what “raw” is. Is it the absence of limiting file size?

    • Len

      When you set the quality of your image, you will see there is a “raw” option (I don’t have a camera now, can’t remember clearly, but it should be there.). Raw pictures always occupy a lot of room.
      Hope it helps.

  • Ayesha Fahim Ata

    im not able to view the videos

  • Camila Siebert Altavini

    Good intro video! I still canยดt get used to look the background, but I’m working on it… ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Susan Mcdonough

    Says I need password. Don’t know what It is

  • Louise Malone

    Amazing intro video ! Do you normally set the shutter speed, aperture or ISO first?

    • Great question, I’ve never thought about it. But I usually try to keep the shutter speed as fast as I can get it and the ISO as low as I can get it. So I guess it would probably be ISO that I set first. Then if I see that I need to speed up the shutter, then I’ll raise the ISO a bit. I hope that answers your question.

    • I don’t even think about it. It would be different in different situations.

  • Its not excepting the password

  • Oleksandr Starodubtsev

    Hi Phillip,
    I can’t see the video. It seems that the password doesn’t work.

    • No worries, The password changed. I’ll email you the new one in a couple of minutes.

  • Hi Marta, so sorry for the trouble, I changed the password a while back. Send me an email and I will send you the new password. Thanks!

  • Click Fotografรญa Sandra Esposi

    Good intro video!

  • Paul

    I have a question about the Pentax 50mm lens. I have this lens from my old Pentax film slr. I use a Nikon D90, my two main prime lenses being 35mm Nikkor G lens and a 60mm Micro Nikkor D lens. As the Pentax mount is not compatible with the Nikon F mount, is there an adaptor ring that will work, or will this place the lens too far from the sensor to focus to infinity?

  • Len

    Hi Phillip, thank you for the video. However, as a non native English speaker, sometimes I cannot understand what you talked about clearly. Could you please add the subtitle for the videos? I understand it would cost more work, but it would really helpful. Thank you for your hard work again.

    • Hi Lan, I’m so sorry, but I won’t be able to do that anytime soon. :-

  • Ida Leak

    Hi Phillip. Thanks for offering this course. I’ve not completed all the videos, but have learned a lot so far; at least re-learned quite a bit. I have a quick question as I consider purchasing editing software. I noticed in your video that you use L
    ightroom first, then Photoshop, then Lightroom again. Would you recommend my purchasing both programs? If I can afford only one program, which would you recommend? Thanks in advance for your answer.

    • Hi Ida, thanks so much! I’m so happy the course is helpful to you! I definitely recommend Photoshop and Lightroom CC. It’s $2.50 a week, you wont even miss it! ๐Ÿ˜‰ If you had to choose only one, I would recommend Photoshop because you can do the same things as you could in Lightroom, only there’s a little bit more of a learning curve. Lightroom is easier to use. But I don’t think you can even get Photoshop stand alone anymore. If you’re interested in Photoshop and Lightroom CC, you can get more information here:

  • Silvia Lobaccaro

    I must improve absolutely my English! :'(

    • I’m sorry Silvia, I hope you can understand enough.

  • Deanna Loretta D

    Hi Phillip, I can’t enter into the menu….

    • Hi Deanna, what device are you using? If youโ€™re on a computer the Menu will be on the left hand side of the screen and all of the videos should be there. If you are on a mobile device the menu is a drop down button at the top of the screen.

  • Deanna Loretta D

    Thanks for your quick response
    I did click on the MENU on the left side of my screen but can’t get in! I am using a DELL computer.

    • The options are under the MENU.

  • Flรกvio M. Silva

    Despite I’m not a native English speaker, I can understand almost everything you said. You have a great stuff here and definitely will help a lot of people who are starting in digital photography like me. Anyway, keep the good job and thanks in advance.

    • Great! It’s my pleasure!

  • Tanita Dear

    Thank you so much, Phillip! That is so helpful. I am an artist. So much in common ๐Ÿ™‚

    • It’s my pleasure Tanita!

  • Shauna Ringquist

    Hi Philip. My lap top computers do not support the programs that you use to edit the photos. Is there a way to do it on a Chromebook. That is what I use at the moment


  • Priyanka Paul

    Hi Phillip, my name is Priyanka Paul…I’m 17 years and I’m from India….I am very interested in photography and I have taken some using my iPad and have edited using some photo editing app…I would like to purchase a dslr camera…so could u suggest me something as for beginners what should I opt for?

    • Sure! I always tell everyone, find a camera with a changeable lens that is in your price range and get a lens with a wide aperture, something at or under f2. The Pentax 50mm 1.7 is a fantastic lens! I saw one on eBay the other day for $9.99!

      This is everything you need to get started. Learn how to take great photos with this set up, and then you can consider a more expensive camera, if you want. ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • Priyanka Paul

        Thank you so much๐Ÿ˜Š

        • My pleasure Priyanka! ๐Ÿ™‚

          • Priyanka Paul

            Sorry to bother you again….as a beginner should I first go for point and shoot camera or dslr…????

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  • Inti

    Hi Philip, this is quite an intriguing course. I have a question, I own a Nikon dslr and recently read that as the Pentax lens registration distance is smaller than Nikon’s, the image quality deteriorates and also the adapter might need to have corrective lens elements in it to allow the lens focus correctly. Just wanted to know what do you think of it and please recommend any good adapter for nikon cameras as well. Thank you

    • I’m afraid I’m not sure. I’ve never used a Nikon, but I’m sure there are adapters out there for them. I have used my Pentax 50mm 1.7 on crop sensor and full frame sensor cameras and it worked great on both of them without having to crop.

  • Dariusz

    Phillip. I have just barely started, and this is a game changer for me ! I did not know that my small Sony a5000 would be capable of shots I always wanted .Finally was able to use my Dad’s lenses collection from 80’s which I brought some time ago from Poland.. These include Helios 44M , Flektogon 35/2.4 , Pentacon 50/1.8 ,Jupiter 37A . Manual focus was terrible to get anything sharp. Your tip about focus peaking solved my problem. Also switched to full manual and started playing with it. Lost most of the noise I had when shooting low light videos . I’m in early Lightroom stage right now and love it . So far so good ! Thanks

    • Hey, I’m so glad to hear that Dariusz!!! Those old lenses are fun aren’t they? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Bjรธrn Zeiler

    Hey Phillip,
    I’ve been looking for photography tutorials for a long time and they’re always so fast-paced, in-your-face or disingenious. The videos you are doing are absolutely fantastic! Very clear explanations, love that you bring in photos you’ve taken and explain why and how. The audio quality is also superb, I feel like I’m in the room with you haha. Keep it up and thank you!

  • Jennifer

    I had opted for a point and shoot since I take my camera to precarious places, like rock climbing, and didn’t want to risk having a ton of lenses. Not sure if that was the correct move to make :/ Am I still able to use the lenses you recommend with a point and shoot?

    • Not unless your point and shoot has changeable lenses, which is usually not the case. Sorry! :-

  • Jesi Marie

    How do I know what the password is? I just went through the confirmation email for the free course, but I wasn’t given a password or given the opportunity to create one.

    • Hi Jesi, have you checked your spam or promotions folders? You should have received en email with your password in it. If you still can’t find it, send me an email HERE and I will send you a new one.

  • Carolyn Franzone Wiley

    The cheat sheet only opens in power media for me and I can’t print it. Any other way to get it?

  • Hello Mr. Haumesser – I was just wondering whether for this course it is required to have Photoshop and Lightroom, or whether it would be okay to have just Photoshop Elements and/or Lightroom. Thanks! โ˜บ