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Featured Testimonial: Photography Basics Online Course

A student of my Introduction to DSLR Photography Online Course recently had this to say about the course:

This course is very interactive. I love the way you are always speaking with the student as if he were in front of you and I love the fact that you are always "asking yourself" questions about the logic of what it is being explained... Most of the time I was myself wondering about some aspects of the course and you were already expressing that doubt yourself. I guess this comes from a lot of teaching experience and the habit of listening always about the most charateristic learning difficulties of your students...

I like also the fact that you don't mind repeating yourself again and again on the most important concepts. I truly believe that repetition is one of the great tools for teaching. Patience is also a great aspect of the learning experience with your method. I like the way you always stop us from rushing ahead... There is a sequence to follow in your explanations and you ask us to wait until the time comes to go into further details once we are ready. I would say that these classes offer the three main qualities of a teaching experience: "Sequence, frequency and patience" Thanks!

- Philippe B.

The "Introduction to DSLR Photography" online course is my 6-week course all about the photography basics. It forms the vital foundation of photography basics that all photographers must know in order to get control of their images. From shutter speed to aperture to white balance and everything in between, this course is designed to teach my students the most important topics in the most efficient manner possible. This course is labeled as "6 weeks" but with my approach of "work at your own pace," you're free to take as long as you want to finish. You'll have access to all online photography course materials from day 1, so you can progress through the course as fast or slow as you wish. And with lifetime course access, you'll never have to worry about losing access to these helpful lesson guides and videos.

Learn more about how my online photography courses work here and read more testimonials here.

Featured Testimonial: Beginner Photography Class in Orange County

I recently completed a session of my Understanding Exposure for Beginners class, which is a 2-week beginner photography course in Orange County, CA. It was a great group of students that were a real pleasure to work with. One of the students was kind enough to send me this glowing review of the class:

I came across Nick Carver while searching the internet for “photography lessons.” I received a beautiful Nikon 3200 DSLR for Christmas last year and had (I am ashamed to say) been using it like a regular point and shoot camera. I purchased a manual more comprehensive than the one the camera came with that delved deeply into the camera’s functions, but even after reading it carefully I still felt like all the symbols on my camera were as foreign as hieroglyphs. I also bought two books that explored composition and vision in photography, but all the vision in the world is useless if you don’t know how to utilize the tools needed to get you there. Nick’s two week class “Understanding Exposure for Beginners” covered the integral first step to understanding photography that all these books did not: the physics. Sounds complicated? It’s really not, at least not the way Nick explains it.

Simply put, he teaches you how your camera engages light, and how this interplay results in different photographs. The pacing of the course is just right. Nick seems to makes an effort to stay attuned to the needs of the class and is happy to help individuals with questions, whether they are about what kind of exposure might be apt for a certain setting or where to find the ISO button on your camera. The goal is not rote memorization but comprehension. I’m not going to say I left the class feeling like a good photographer, that takes time and practice, but I do feel like I can now find my way there.

- Charmaine V.

If you're a beginner photographer who's struggling to grasp exposure, shutter speed, aperture, or ISO and you're in the Orange County area, don't miss out on the next session of this highly-rated class. The next session starts soon! Details can be found here. And if you're not in the Orange County area, reap the benefits of this class through my Introduction to DSLR Photography online course here


Featured Testimonial: Online Photography Course

A student of my Introduction to DSLR Photography Online Course recently had this to say about the course:

I found this course by accident from an online search for photography classes in my area. I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for an online photography course. I learned more from this course than other courses I took at a local community college. Nick is very approachable and professional; he gives helpful and honest feedback to course assignments. The information in the lessons is clear and easy to understand. Thanks Nick.

- Maria

This course is all about the photography basics that every photographer needs to learn. And as Maria pointed out, this beginner photography course is much more in-depth with clearer explanations than most classes you'll find locally (or elsewhere online for that matter). I make a point of jam-packing my courses with important information so that you, the student, will walk away from the course with a marked improvement in your knowledge and technique.

My goal is not to charge the highest price for the least information. My goal is to make you a better photographer. That's why my courses aren't simply a compilation of tips and tricks you'll hopefully remember next time you're out shooting. My courses teach you the important concepts so that you'll know them for good.

Just try a free sample of my "Introduction to DSLR Photography" online course for yourself. Click here for a free preview and here for more details regarding this course.