Photography For All

First Name
Abbas
Last Name
Amir
Course Summary

Photography for All is a course designed to teach photography to people of all levels, from absolute novice to seasoned photographers. Our goal is to make you a better photographer at the end of the course by not only imparting theoretical knowledge but also sharing practical tips and tricks that are key to better photography.

Lives In

Austin, TX
United States

Course Duration
11 Weeks
Number of Students per section
2
Course Level
Beginner
Instruction Language
English
Taught On
Skype
Individuals
US$24.00

per week per student

1 week =
1
class
1 class =
45
minutes

Educator Profile

Educator Profile

Profile Picture
Instructor
First Name
Abbas
Last Name
Amir
Number of years of relevant experience
16 Years Experience
From: United States
Teacher Skill Keywords
Landscape
FineArt
Nature
Photographer
Work Details
Organization / Institute Name
1x

Course Details

Every session in the course is designed to be very interactive and customizable based on the needs and skill level of the student. This course is of 11-weeks, taking place in weekly 45-minute sessions each week.  The great part is, that the students are not required to commit for the entire 11-weeks, they can start with just buying 4 classes i.e. 4 weeks on the checkout page since ipassio follows a subscription model wherein you can refill/renew for more weeks once you complete your previously purchased lessons.   

Further, in one session you may end up going home with a practical assignment, and in another, we may critique your work to help you understand the scope of improvement in your photos. In one session we may do hands on exercises using different kinds of light sources to understand the light, which is the very essence of photography, and in another, we may just play around with our cameras to try out different photographing techniques.

Beyond fundamentals and reviewing your portfolio, we will also cover different genres of photography and their subtleties. Post-processing a.k.a. editing plays an important roles in modern photography so we will spend some time, in the end, learning the basics of photo editing and may dive deep into it should it be desired by the student. 

The course will cover the following topics. The first four mandatory and the rest of them can be adjusted based on your skill level and needs:

Fundamentals: In fundamentals, Abbas will cover - 1) Exposure triangle: what is exposure and what is exposure triangle; 2) Understanding light: understanding light and its different forms and shapes for example soft light, hard light, etc; 3) Composition: what composition is and how it plays an important role in creating a great image; and 4) Assignment.

Knowing your camera: 1) Learning different controls of your camera; 2) Strength and limitations of your camera; 3) Becoming best friends with your camera; 4) Shooting in RAW, and 5) Assignment.

Getting the Exposure Right: 1) Using an exposure triangle to your advantage, 2) Learning the importance of histogram and how to read it, 3) Handling extreme and complicated lighting situations, and 4) Assignment.

Composition: 1) What makes a great photograph?, 2) Principles of good composition, 3) Rules of composition, 4) Tips and Tricks and leveraging grid lines in your camera, and 5) Assignment.

Reviewing photographs: 1) Self-evaluation of your photographs, 2) Critiquing work of other photographers, 3) Reviewing images of great artists, and 4) Assignment.

People Photography: 1) Posing basics, 2) Best lighting for shooting people, 3) How to be creative in shooting people, 4) Bokeh and depth of focus, and 5) Assignment.

Nature Photography: 1) Basics of Macro photography, 2) Working with slow shutter speeds, 3) Importance of gear and accessories in nature photography, 4) Developing observation and perspective, 5) Location preparation, and 6) Assignment.

Wildlife Photography: 1) Understanding the animal behavior, 2) Gear needed for wildlife photography, 3) Getting the exposure and focus right for fast moving subjects, and 4) Assignment.

Post Processing: 1) Learning to use your favorite photo editing app, 2) Optional: Learning to use Lightroom CC, 3) Optional: Lightroom Classic, 4) Optional: Learning to use Photoshop, 5) Optional: Photo backup strategy and organizational tips, and 6) Assignment.

Smartphone Photography: 1) Getting the best out of your phone camera, 2) Learning to carefully use editing software on your phone, 3) Shooting in RAW, and 4) Assignment.

Upgrading your Gear: QA on gear and gear upgrade.

About the Coach: Abbas Amir is a self-taught photographer and loves shooting pretty much any and all kinds of subjects on earth. But shooting nature is very close to his heart and he loves spending time in the wild making images of some unseen natural beauties and sharing them with the world. He has participated in a couple of photography exhibitions showcasing some of his landscape work. He has also served as an admin critic for more than a year on 1x, a curated website comprising fine art photographs from handpicked artists across the world.

The ipassio Edge

Students enrolling for this course on ipassio can be sure that they receive individual attention from the teacher, as the class strength is limited to 1 or 2 students. It also gives teachers the opportunity, to gauge their students progress in depth and make changes whenever and wherever required, to ensure the student gets the maximum out of this course. Since this course is detailed, students get the advantage of learning intricate details about this art form. The limited strength of the class also ensures that there is a strong bond between the students and their teacher clearing out any inhibitions that the student might have. The sustained guidance available from the teacher ensures that the student does not deviate from set goals or targets. Learning from a revered, experienced exponent of this art form, through the long duration of this course, keeps the student inspired and motivated to achieve more.

Course Specific Benefits

In this course our main focus is on those two things — to keep every session interactive and flexible for getting maximum out of our time, and learning via a constant loop of feedbacks on our photographic work. 

Prerequites

Passion to learn photography and owning any kind of camera (smartphone will do just fine) are the only two prerequisites.

Weekly Schedule

These sections are for individual students.

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Section
Fundamentals
Sun 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM America/New_York
Sat 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM America/New_York
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  All students will be taught at the same time online in the same section.

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FAQs

Question
Do I have to undergo all the sessions to be able to get advantage of this course?
Answer
No, the first four are mandatory but the rest of the sessions can be customized based on your needs. For example, if you are mainly interested in getting better at shooting family photos or travel photos, we can skip some sessions that may not be super relevant to your needs.
Question
Is the course going to be theoretical for most part?
Answer
Although the sessions will be online, the intent of this course is to be very interactive and practical
Question
What if I don't own a digital camera, can I still enroll into the course?
Answer
Absolutely, owning a digital camera or a DSLR is not required to benefit from this course. All you need is some kind of camera (like your phone camera) and passion to learn photography.
Question
What if I want/need to spend more time on a session?
Answer
The course's intent is to make you a better photographer and therefore by nature it's very flexible.
Question
What if a student is unable to attend an upcoming class?
Answer
The student is required to inform the teacher about his absence from a particular session, two days prior to the class. In such a case, the teacher will reschedule the class and conduct the rescheduled class on or before the end (i.e. Saturday) of the ensuing week or such other time as may be mutually decided between the teacher and the student. In case the student misses to give two days prior notice about his absence to the teacher, then the decision to conduct another class for that student is completely based on teacher’s discretion.
Question
What if the teacher wishes to reschedule a class?
Answer
In case the teacher is unavailable for the scheduled class, he/she will inform the students two days prior to the class. The teacher will conduct the rescheduled class on or before the end (i.e. Saturday) of the ensuing week or such other time as may be mutually decided between the teacher and the student.
Question
How long will the teacher take to revert to a query raised after class hours?
Answer
The teacher will try to revert back to queries raised after class hours within a 24 hour period.

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