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Dusk Photography - Level 1

Recorded Course | 4 Hours | 3 Modules | 25 Lessons | Fee $60 (€50, £45)
  DUSK PHOTOGRAPHY LEVEL 1  - Beginners Course

About This Course

At this most magical time of day, dusk photography allows most photographers to capture their first-ever 'wow' shot. This course teaches you all of the vital camera and location techniques you need to get amazing shots the first time

As soon as you finish the first Module of this course, all of your photographs will begin to look much better.

What kind of student takes this course?

The ideal student for this course is looking to gently ease themselves into using some key techniques and buttons that will help them improve all of their Dusk photographs. This course assumes that you have been attempting Program 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 Dusk techniques.

What past experience is needed?

Most students of this course will have only been using Auto or Program Mode up to this point. You might have been testing out Aperture Priory Mode with mixed success. The course does not require any prior knowledge of cameras or computers, and does not go into advanced modes such as Manual Mode.

Dusk Photogrpahy Level 1 - Learn how to judge the best time to shoot  
Learn how to judge the best time to shoot

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).

The course is also suitable for Bridge Cameras and high end Compact/Point & Shoot Cameras, as long as they have Aperture Priority Mode (A or Av).

If you wish to get the most out of the Software section, you will need to have any version of Photoshop (or Photoshop Elements) installed on your desktop or laptop computer..

Learn key camera techniques

Through examples of dusk photography from around the world, you will learn how to research and identify special locations that are likely to result in great dusk shots. You will also learn the professional photographer's tips and techniques on how to set the camera up to ensure you get pin sharp shots every time.

In this special course you will also learn about how to use 'light trails' (the light from car headlights and tail lights) to add an extra special feel to any dusk or night shot.

  Dusk Photogrpahy Level 1 - Learn how to get light trails to go right through your shot
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Learn great post processing tips in the computer 

Using Photoshop (or Photoshop Elements) this course covers many simple techniques that you can quickly use to enhance any dusk image. Emphasis is placed on enhancing the blue of a Blue Moment sky, while also dealing with bright highlights and dark shadows. This is also an ideal time to try using Raw Images, as the techniques are much the same as they are for Jpegs, but the quality is usually immeasurably higher, particularly in tricky lighting conditions.

- A free 7-day trial of Photoshop can be downloaded from this link.
- A free 30-day trial of Adobe Photoshop Elements is available for download from this link..


At the end of the course, you will be able to understand and use many of the key buttons on your camera. You will also be well-prepared to take better shots in most situations, even in dark, tricky situations like night time and other low light indoor locations.

Sample page from the Tutorial Notes (Click for larger image)  
Sample page from the Tutorial Notes
(Click for larger image)


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.

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.

>>More details on our PDF Tutorial Notes here.

Course structure

We want to help make your learning experience more relaxed and more enjoyable, so all of our courses are set into specific Modules that cover a central theme. Think of these like the chapters in a book. >>More details on our course structure here.

TV Studio

When we decided to create our own Photography TV Production Company, we were determined to deliver the highest quality video training possible. >>More details on our TV Studio here.

  Dusk Photogrpahy Level 1 - Learn how put flash ghosting behind moving subjects
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Video Structure

To further help improve your learning experience, we take great care to ensure you always know where you are in one of our training videos. Each Segment Video corresponds to the relevant page in the Tutorial Notes you received, and have the same name and number. >>More details on our Video Structure here


Our Learning Management System (LMS) is considered best in class and has all the features needed to ensure you have a rewarding and enjoyable learning experience. It is intuitive and a joy to use, and works on any device. >>More details on our LMS here


Participants of this course are welcome to join our exclusive Facebook Community Forum, where students new and old regularly chime in with answers to your photography issues. >>More details on our Community Forums here.

Getting started with Online Learning

Online learning means that you can watch at any time of the day or night, but things can get in the way! >>Here are tips that will make your learning much more effective.

Certificate at the end of the course
Spacer At the end of the course, you will be awarded this Certificate in
Dusk Photography - Level 1


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 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.


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Every recorded course video comes with the following benefits:
- On Demand -
play & pause
when you want
- Lifetime Access -
downloadable files
Works on
mobile, tablet
& desktop
Free lifetime hints
& tips, even after
course is finished
Tripod Techniques For Masking Later Controlling ISO
Handheld Techniques Killing Auto Flash
Self-Timer and Cable/Remote Release techniques Watching For Bright Spots That Will Underexpose
Controlling 'White Balance' At Night  
Research And Identify Great Locations Using Slow Sync Flash For People & Backgrounds
Calculating The Arrival OF The Blue Moment Rear/2nd Curtain Flash To Control The Ghosts
Long Shutter Speeds For Light Trails Recap Of Settings For Dusk & Night Shots
Processing Raw Files Masking To Blend 2 Shutter Speeds Together
Image Editing Techniques to Enhance Macro Shots Dealing With Bright Highlights & Dark Shadows

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RECORDED COURSE - Learn on Laptop, Desktop & Smart Device
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Course Length 4 Hours
No. of Modules 3 Modules
No. of Lessons 25 Lessons
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