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Digital Photography Level 2
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  DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY LEVEL 2 - Intermediate Level Course


Get ready take your photography to the next level!

This course is for those who wish to push the boundaries of their photography. The aim is to show you how aperture priority and shutter priority modes work in different situations.

What kind of student takes this course?

This Digital Photography Level 2 - Intermediate Course is aimed at those who have been taking photographs for a while and want to push the boundaries a little further. Amongst many other things, the course will show you a range shutter speeds and aperture numbers that will completely transform your creative photography.

At the end of the course, you will be able to understand and use all the extra buttons on your camera while also being able to take better shots, even in dark, tricky situations like night time and low light.

Digital Photogrpahy Level 2 - Learn how to control shutter speeds  
Learn how to control shutter speeds

What past experience is needed?

This course assumes that you have been attempting Shutter Priority and Aperture Priority Modes, but not necessarily understanding why some effects work, and some do not. Our goal will be to connect the various dots you already have while showing you some simple, yet key techniques.

Recommended Equipment

To get the most out of this course your camera needs to have Aperture and Shutter Priority modes, ideally an SLR or Mirrorless camera (see here for information on the different types of camera).


At the end of the course, you will be able to confidently use shutters and apertures to get the exact effect you want. You will also be well-prepared to take better flash shots, whether using the built-in flash, or a larger external one.


This course sets weekly assignments, each one based on the content of that class (course content here). All images are then gently critiqued at the start of the next lesson. We even set a simple assignment for week one that you can present at the opening class, just to help get you started.

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  Digital Photogrpahy Level 2 - Learn how to control depth of field
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Probably the most valuable thing while learning photography is to receive gentle and supportive critiquing of your images. Our critiquing covers composition, processing tips, prompts for what works well, and suggestions for resolving things that do not.

It is also incredibly helpful to be able to see what others have done with the same assignment that you received. We can also learn to see through the eyes of others.

This course provides both of these learning supports.


In-depth PDF tutorial notes which are carefully worded and appropriately illustrated are an integral part of all of our courses. Lectures of all kinds tend to have an effect that lasts only a short while, particularly if notes are not supplied. We believe our handouts are the key to making your newly gained knowledge much more long-lasting.

Sample page from the Tutorial Notes (Click for larger image)  
Sample page from the Tutorial Notes
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As part of that philosophy, you will receive detailed notes covering the whole course that will aid learning while on the course, and in the weeks and months afterward.

We send the notes out for each week's class just after the previous one has finished (in other words, the notes for week 2 are sent to you immediately after week 1's class has ended. We do this so that you have something to look forward to each week, and as a way to keep the notes fresh.

For the final week, each student receives the full set of tutorial notes, over 100 pages in total.

Course structure

This length of this course is 7 weeks (dates here), and there is 1 class per week, on the same day, and at the same time. Classes last 90 minutes each, and build to 10.5 hours of total learning.

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Class structure

Each class goes like this:

  • Students enter waiting room from 10 minutes before class starts
  • Class opened 5 minutes before start time
  • Q&A on the previous weeks topic (except for first week)
  • Critiquing of the assignment based on that lesson, including the first week (the assignment is sent to you 1 week before the first class)
  • We then discuss the module for that week (course content here)
  • At the end of each class we remind you of the assignments for the following week (which are always based based on the class module)
  Digital Photogrpahy Level 2 - Learn how to take great travel photos
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This course is delivered through Live Zoom Learning, where we bring a real classroom right into your home. Our state of the art TV Studio lets us interact with you in real-time. We utilize a High Def 3 camera feed to more easily show critical aspects of the essential techniques that our courses cover. This means we can quickly show you a close up of a camera button, then switch to the computer showing images that illustrate the benefit of that button.

The platform we use for our Live Webinars is from Zoom. Their free app works on all phones and tablets, as well as Apple Mac's and Windows PC's. You can download Zoom for your particular device at this link.


All of our Live Zoom Courses are recorded, this means you can quickly review past content, or catch up on a class you missed. The link for each class is sent out the day after that class.

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While you can always watch a class you miss using our recorded classes option, you are still welcome to pick up a missed week on a future course (courses run multiple times per year). This is particularly helpful in courses where photo assignments are handed out. Photo critiques are, by their nature, very personal, so it can be valuable to get that live feedback on your images.


Participants of this course are welcome to join our exclusive Facebook Group, where students new and old regularly chime in with answers to your photography issues. You will also gain access to our treasure trove of pre-recorded photography hints and tips, many of which cannot be viewed by the general public.

Certificate at the end of the course
Spacer At the end of the course, you will be awarded this Certificate in
Digital Photography 101


A signed Certificate of Completion is awarded at the end of the course.


First and foremost, we believe there are no stupid questions, just questions about things you do not understand. On our courses, you will never be made to feel silly for seeking answers or clarification, that is what you pay us for.

All of our courses are designed around common photography scenarios, either ones that you regularly find yourself in, or would like to find yourself in. Our teaching methodology is designed to show you how to take better pictures in every one of them. The content of all of our courses is developed to build on the previous week's tips. This approach allows you quickly and confidently to understand how to improve every photo you take.

We teach each of our courses in such a way that the knowledge you pick up every week can be easily spread into other areas of image taking. Photography, at its core, is about shutters, apertures, and ISO, but it is HOW you bring these together for each individual shot that matters.


If you have any queries about this or any other of our courses, please pop an email to

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Every LIVE course comes with the following benefits:
-Live Interaction-
A live classroom in your own home!
-Live Critique-
Weekly assignments critiqued in class
Each class is downloadable after
-All Devices-
Desktop, laptop
& smart devices
-Free Tips-
Even after
course is over
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Week 1 Shoot Portraits Without A Studio  13
Week 2 Sports & Action Photography  10
Week 3 Controlling Depth Of Field  12
Week 4 Transmittering Flash  10
Week 5 Take Better Travel Shots  14
Week 6 Lighting Still Life's In Your Own Home  11
Week 7 How To Shoot Weddings & Groups  14

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Live Zoom COURSE - Training delivered live over the web
Code DPL2-L
Course Length 7 Weeks
Classes per week 1 Class per Week
Class Length 1.5 Hours
Total Hours 10.5 Hours
Course Times USA
Pacific 12 noon | Mountain 1pm | Central 2pm | Eastern 3pm
UK & Ireland 8pm | Central Europe 9pm
Fee $195 | €173 | £154
Next Start Date SATURDAY 11 JULY, 2020 (Ends Saturday 22 August, 2020)
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