Exploring Digital Photography, with Rick Sammon

For each and every slide, you get a cool tip, either photography or Photoshop. See Rick in action from the comfort of your own home.

We are actually thinking of calling this class Rick Sammon Live because it is basically the slide presentation Rick gives around the country and around the world. It includes his best photographs and best tips and his best jokes! For each and every slide, you get a cool tip, either photography or Photoshop. See Rick in action from the comfort of your own home.

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Course Lessons:

Lesson 1: Introduction (Duration 00:57)

Rick introduces himself in this classroom setting and prepares the students for the course.

Lesson 2: Light: The Main Subject in Every Photograph (Duration 06:51)

Our eyes see a dynamic range of about 11 f-stops, our camera sees only 5-6 f-stops. Learn how to see, control and play with the light for picture-perfect images.

Lesson 3: Capture the Light (Duration 05:24)

Understanding the light and learning how to control the light

Lesson 4: Working in Multiple Ranges (Duration 10:54)

Working with high dynamic range and double processed images

Lesson 5: Make Pictures, Just Don't Take Pictures (Duration 20:35)

Just do not take pictures, make pictures. You are the director of the shoot. You just need to take control

Lesson 6: Relationship with Your Subjects (Duration 17:41)

How to interact with the people you are photographing. Showing the pictures and sending the pictures

Lesson 7: People Pictures: The Camera Looks Both Ways (Duration 19:20)

It is true, the camera really does look both ways. In picturing the subject, you are also picturing a part of yourself. You will find ideas here for getting the reactions you want from your subjects

Lesson 8: People Photography Tech Talk (Duration 22:26)

Check out how to use different lenses, daylight fill-in flash, reflectors and diffusers to create professional looking photographs. Also see how Rick keeps it fun!

Lesson 9: Wildlife Photography (Duration 20:35)

Rick has photographed wildlife in Botswana, Galapagos, Kenya and Namibia. See his best photos and read his best tips here

Lesson 10: Chilly Adventures! Shooting in the Snow (Duration 09:44)

From the Sub-Arctic to Antarctica, Rick has photographed polar bears, penguins and spectacular landscapes and seascapes. If you shoot in the snow, or plan to, this lesson is for you

Lesson 11: Adventures in Close-up Photography (Duration 07:20)

Get up close and personal with small creatures. Learn how to use macro lenses and right lights for larger-than-life images

Lesson 12: Landscape and Scenic Photography (Duration 17:18)

Love outdoor photography? Want to learn how to create dramatic landscape and scenic images? Check out Rick's full color and IR images in this lesson and learn his secrets

Lesson 13: Photographing Festivals (Duration 10:20)

What fun! Learn how to capture the action and excitement of any festival, and see how Rick recorded a festival in Bhutan

Lesson 14: Enter Photoshop (Duration 25:19)

It is all here! Ricks quickest tips on how to use Photoshop to turn your snapshots into great shots!

Meet Your Instructor: Rick Sammon

Rick Sammon, a Canon Explorer of Light, has published 36 paper books, including Secrets of HDR Photography, Exploring the Light, and Digital Photography Secrets. Rick also has three apps on…

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