Online Class

Startup Library: Photography

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Online Class




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Learn the basics of digital photography and transform your photos from good to great.

Skill Level


What You Get

  • 13 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Downloadable class resources, including guides to camera function, modes and photo composition, as well as a glossary of terms
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Chris Grey

How it works

  • Once you purchase, find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.


Just bought a digital camera? Gain the skills and confidence you need to start maximizing its potential with award-winning photographer Chris Grey. Learn how to comfortably navigate and control your camera settings, functions and modes, including shutter speed, aperture, ISO and more. Chris also shares tips for photographing a variety of subjects and helps you gain a basic understanding of editing and post-processing.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Your Camera
Meet Chris Grey and gain a better understanding of how digital cameras work, the different types, as well as the various lenses and what each of them do.
2. Settings & Composition
3. The Creative Zone
4. Light
5. Action & Motion
6. Landscapes
7. Cityscapes
8. Photographing Food
9. People Photos
10. Travel Tips
11. Video
12. Organizing & Editing
13. Post-Processing

Recommended with this class

  • Digital camera

Taught by

Chris Grey
Chris Grey
Chris Grey has been a product photographer for more than four decades and has worked with clients from The Home Depot to Target. He's authored 14 books on photography, including the bestseller "Master Lighting Guide for Portrait Photographers." Chris is a three-time winner of the Nikon Certificate of Excellence, and has received Photo Design magazine's Gold Award for stock photography. He has hosted workshops from London to Hawaii and is thrilled to bring his expertise to the Craftsy community.

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