Karl Taylor - Beginner Photography & Photoshop Deal DVD Course

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Beginner Photography & Photoshop Deal (combines the following courses)
The Ultimate DSLR Photography DVD Course The Ultimate DSLR Photography Course is designed to provide you with everything you need to help you grow from being an absolute beginner to becoming an advanced SLR user. The Karl Taylor Ultimate DSLR Photography Course not only provides you with all the essential information needed to get started in DSLR photography but it also takes you beyond with his level 2 Advanced training product! You will learn to take great photographs in a very short space of time. This photography course includes the Following Karl Taylor Courses: “Introduction to Photography” “Travel & Landscape Photography” “Advanced Digital Photography 1” “Advanced Digital Photography Level 2”  Professional Retouching Secrets DVD Course Learn some of the best kept industry retouching secrets used in high street advertising images to give your photographs that highly polished look. Learn the essential tools and techniques step by step for light shaping, skin smoothing, shading and much, much more. We’ll be looking in depth at the process and Karl will show exactly how he re-works beauty and product images to high end advertising standards. Who is this Course for?
This course is aimed at photographers who want to improve the impact and dynamism of their portrait, fashion, beauty or product images. Learning this valuable knowledge will give your images that professional edge over others.

What level of knowledge and training is covered?
This course provides an introduction to some of the intermediate and advanced retouching techniques required to improve your photographic images. To get the best out of this training course you should have an understanding of the most common tools and rudimentary functions of Adobe Photoshop. Plus: Handy Photography Reference Guide ...

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Digital Photography
Landscape Photography

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Beginner Photography & Photoshop Deal
Here's what you will learn in the Ultimate DSLR Photography Course... Stage 1 Introduction to Digital Photography Creative Composition Understanding Light Apertures & Shutter Speeds How Cameras Work Landscape Photography Capturing Action      Optics, Lenses & Focus  Depth of Field  Using Your Camera in Manual       Exposure  The Six Essentials  ISO and Resolution   Focus  The Medium  Support

Creative Composition - By just applying some basic photography composition techniques your photographs can leap from the ordinary to simply outstanding.

Understanding Light - Discover a whole new world of photographic possibilities by actually understanding the main types of light and their impact on your photography.

Apertures & Shutter Speeds – Take control of your DSLR camera as you learn about these fundamental elements. Replace your confusion with enthusiasm to get out there and begin experimenting in manual mode.

How Cameras Work - Cameras, no matter how much they cost all work in roughly the same way. The great news is you really don't have to spend more on your equipment to achieve better photographs. Gain the skills to be able to utilise the full potential of your equipment.

Landscape Photography - What actually contributes to the perfect landscape photograph? Learn how and when to shoot to get the most out of your surroundings.

Capturing Action – Shooting with a fast shutter speed can sometimes ruin an action shot. Learn how some simple settings and a few professional photography tips can make your shots more dynamic.

Optics, Lenses & Focus – A scene shot with two different lenses can yield completely different results. Discover how different lenses change the angle of view and be confident the lens you use is the right one for the shot.

Depth of Field – Depth of field can be a hard concept to grasp. However after this great demonstration explaining the crucial link between apertures and shutter speeds you will be thinking more creatively every time you take a photo.

Using Your Camera in Manual – It’s time to take the training wheels off. Consolidate your knowledge and start practicing in manual mode. With some experience under your belt your photography will improve in leaps and bounds.

ISO and Resolution - Understanding how ISO and Resolution affect your photographs is an important concept. As you get more accustomed to using your camera in manual mode, a basic understanding of ISO and photographic resolution will ensure you are getting the right results in any given situation.

Stage 2 Travel & Landscape Photography Cityscapes Neutral Density Graduated Filters Planning your Images Waiting for the Right Light Night Cityscapes Landscape Photography       Polarizing Filters Long Exposures  Photojournalistic Style     Architectural  Opportunity  Gallery Critique    Sunrise Shooting Styles  Bonus Material

Cityscapes - Capturing the excitement of a city skyline can be a lot of fun. Remembering a few simple tips will help you towards photographing the perfect cityscape.

Neutral Density Graduated Filters – Filters will open up a world you never knew existed. See exactly how, why and when to use these image enhancing essentials.

Planning your Images – Sometimes being in the right place at the right time is less about luck and more about planning. Learn how planning your itinerary and researching your location can help you get that winning shot.

Waiting for the Right Light – To get that perfect shot, timing is everything. Learn how to tell when the light is perfect. Discover the magic moment for a range of photographic scenarios that will give you the best chance of capturing something beautiful.

Night Cityscapes - Capturing night scenes requires some careful planning and forethought. Follow along on several night scene situations to discover the necessary tools and techniques to help you get that shot.

Landscape Photography - Karl goes head to head in a shoot-out with international award winning landscape photographer Nick Després. Learn how their different shooting styles can yield very different results. Plus, Karl takes you step by step through his techniques for shooting inspiring landscapes.

Polarizing Filters - What are they, and what are they good for? Without a doubt, polarizers are a valuable tool for any photographer, as long as you know how and when to put them to work.

Long Exposures - Add mystery and depth to your images with this professional technique. Discover how capturing extended periods of time can give your images a surreal ambience.

Photojournalistic Style - Black and white, street and city photography can be great fun. Learn how being quick on your feet can help capture that spontaneous moment.

Gallery Critique - Learn from the Pros as Karl and Nick discuss and look through some of Nick's award winning landscape work and discover the subtle differences between a good shot and a great one.

Stage 3 Advanced Digital SLR Photography Painting with Light Macro and Extreme Close Up Capturing Action Nightscapes and Light Trails Flash in the Day A Fashion Shoot with Models       The Essential Pro Equipment Remote Capture Techniques Outdoor Natural Portraits

Painting with Light – Kick-start your creativity as you learn to paint with light. This fascinating process of turning night into day is revealed in this step by step tutorial.

Macro and Extreme Close Up – Technological advancements in today’s DSLR cameras make macro photography much more accessible. Discover how adding some simple pieces of gear will help improve your macro results.

Capturing Action – Timing is important if you are trying to freeze that crucial moment. This fantastic chapter shows you how to use different lenses and shutter speeds to add a dynamic quality to your shot and gives you essential tips on focus and panning in an action scenario.

Nightscapes and Light Trails – Open up your photographic world by learning how to identify and shoot great night scenes.

Flash in the Day – Learn when to use it and discover how using it in the foreground can give you a better looking background.

A Fashion Shoot with Models - Working with models requires communication and direction. Go behind the scenes and learn the importance of this interaction.

The Essential Pro Equipment - What kit do you really need to get that great shot? Take a look at some of the essential items the pros can’t live without.

Remote Capture Techniques - Ever wondered how to capture those elusive wildlife images? Discover the equipment and techniques to get an incredible wildlife shot away from your camera.

Outdoor Natural Portraits – Discover how to get great pictures of people with natural light and professional reflectors then find out how and why the results differ when compared to using fill in flash.

Stage 4 Advanced Digital SLR Photography 2 HDR Photography Merging to HDR Panoramic Images Landscape Flash Twilight and Night Photography Fashion Photography      Scrims and the Midday Sun  Opportunity Photography Night Skies      Flowing Water Car shoot Photography Review       Lingerie shoot  Torches Tin Mines Fashion In Flowers

HDR Photography – Find out what it takes to create realistic or abstract HDR images. This step by step guide will take out the guess work so you can focus on getting the source files you need.

Merging to HDR - The best HDR images are a result of good blending and understanding the EV. Follow along with the steps taken to go from transforming your source photos to the final stunning HDR image.

Panoramic Images - Create beautiful wall art with panoramic stitching techniques. In this section you will discover what scenes make the best panoramic images and get tips on merging images for the best results.

Landscape Flash – Learn what the simple but effective use of a flash in high-sync mode can do to improve your landscape photography.

Twilight and Night Photography – Improve your night photography with several examples of how to capture serene yet spectacular night images. Find out why a light during certain times of the day can make or break your image.

Fashion Photography - Unpack your flash and learn how to do a fashion shoot. With four completely different scenarios, find out how to do it with the latest Pro Gear but also how to do it on a budget with simple, inexpensive lighting equipment.

Scrims and the Midday Sun - Don’t have any lights? Discover how to get some great fashion shots using just sunlight and learn how to overcome the problem of harsh sunlight.

Opportunity Photography – Take a walk through the vibrant streets of New York to capture opportunity images. Develop your eye for spotting an image with the right light and then learn how to add extra elements to transform the scene into a superb photograph.

Night Skies –Discover the wonder of astrophotography and learn to capture the Milky Way and distant star fields in brilliant detail. Remember these tips and you will create magical surreal night landscapes with ease.

Flowing Water – See how to create dream-like and magical effects with flowing water as we head into the forest to shoot an idyllic flowing river.

Car shoot - Stick your camera on a car and learn how to capture truly unique images. Using a few simple accessories, the results will astound you.

Photography Knowledge Review – As a final wrap up, Karl Taylor reviews each image for an overview to ensure you have understood exactly how to achieve the top results for professional photography.

Here's what you will learn in the Professional Retouching (Photoshop) Course...

Perfect Skin Techniques - Forget smudge and blur techniques! We show you the professional industry techniques for making that skin look flawless

Retaining Skin Texture - Ever wondered how to retain that skin texture when undertaking an extensive retouch. We show you how.

Light Shaping and Enhancement - This takes studio lighting to a whole new level. This incredible technique can literally transform the look of your image into that of the fashion professionals.

Retouching Fine Detail - Discover several techniques for dealing with those tricky areas of fine detail and how to speed up your workflow.

Contrast and Sharpening - Don’t let your images look flat. Discover how to add that professional sparkle and brilliance to your final image.

Image Impact - Deciding on the goals will give you a clearer understanding of how to get to the end result of that perfect flawless shot.

Burn and Dodge Layers - Burning and dodging were the mainstay technique of the traditional darkroom. Find out why they are still one of the most important aspects of today’s digital darkroom.

Healing and Cloning - A close look at two of the most commonly used tools and find out how they can give you more.

Airbrush - Often overlooked this simple tool can help save time when used correctly.

Liquify and Warp - Reshape the pixel mesh and learn how to protect it. But what do you choose to shape and why? See as Karl shows you his techniques and choices.