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Awesome Photography - Create Images that Stand Out

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Do you take photos with your phone, a compact camera or a sophisticated dSLR?

Then this course is for you - whether you post them on facebook or Instagram, Flickr or 500px, enter them in competitions, or print them to hang on the wall.

I will show you how to create awesome images that stand out from the crowd

Limited Time Special Launch Offer - Save 90%

The course will be live and interactive on line & will cover

  What makes a great photograph

  The art of composition

  Leading the viewer's eye

  Choosing your angle 

  How less can be more

  Framing your subject

  Breaking the rules

  Looking for patterns

  Lighting - why it is SO important

  Getting the best out of your phone camera

  Auto vs Program vs Priority vs Manual mode

  The relationship between shutter speed, aperture & ISO

plus a selection of additional topics from the syllabus

  What the histogram tells you

  Understand how your camera sees thing (its not the same as us)

  What is white balance & why you need it

  Understanding the effect of aperture

  Understanding how to select the best shutter speed

  Understanding auto focus - getting your images sharp

  Do you need an expensive camera?

  Different lenses - do you need them?

  Wide angle vs telephoto

  More on composition - using negative space

  Dealing with low light

  Great black & white photography

  Introductions to landscape photography

  Introductions to macro photography

  Introductions to street & candid photography

  Introduction to wildlife photography

  Introduction to creating great portraits

  In camera vs editing

  An introduction to enhancing your photos with software

  An introduction to Lightroom, Photoshop & Snapseed

  Assignments to practice what you've learnt

Normally £147 - Limited Time Special Launch Offer £14.70



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1) Exclusive membership to our closed facebook group to ask questions and seek advice & feedback from fellow course photographers.

2) Access to recording of the live interactive session to go over what you've learned, or to catch up if you were unable to attend live.

3) Personal feedback on a number of your images

4) Discounts on future courses you take.

Normally £147 - Limited Time Special Launch Offer £14.70


How The Course Works

The 10 week course will be by weekly live interactive webinar each Monday evening at 8.00pm with the next one starting on Monday 24th April.

Each session/module will last between 30-60 minutes depending on the amount of content & questions from students.

If you miss any week there will be a replay link so you can catch up.

100% money back guarantee - if, within the first four weeks, you decide this is not the course for you will receive a full refund - no questions asked.

Normally £147 - Limited Time Special Launch Offer £14.70


About Me

My name's Clive Gidney & I first started taking photos at the age of 10. The camera I had then was a like box brownie, it took roll film and had no controls at all - just a shutter button. But it taught me from an early age that you don’t necessarily need a sophisticated camera to take evocative images.

In my teens I graduated to my first “proper” camera - a Praktica 35mm slr with a 50mm Zeiss lens. It was totally manual, manual wind on, manual focusing, manual shutter speed & aperture settings with match needle exposure metering. Being totally manual it taught me a huge amount about photography.

When I left college, I no longer had access to darkroom facilities, so I switched to colour film, for which I had to rely on the local lab for processing & developing. During this time I developed my skills at a range of genres of photography.

An then came the digital revolution. My first digital camera was a Nikon Coolpix 990 which was an unusual swivelling design with a whopping 3 megapixels. I loved that camera; it was small enough to fit in my pocket so it went almost everywhere with me. I won my first camera club competition with an image taken on this camera but unfortunately due to a hard drive failure a few years ago I’ve no longer go that image.

I am a past president of a highly regarded West Midlands photography club and ran workshops for them on all aspects of photography.

For much of my professional career, I worked in a bank and my passion for photography was my hobby. In early 2000’s I created a website & started undertaking some portrait photography professionally on a part time basis. Then in 2012 I left the bank to develop my photography business full time.

Now I have three cameras -

My Canon 7Dii with 20mp and a bag full of lenses for my professional work


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A Panasonix GX7 with 16 mp & 20mm & 45mm lenses which is my go anywhere camera

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My Nexus 5X phone camera with 12mp




And the great news is that, to get started taking amazing photos with my Cool Photography course, you don’t need to know anything about cameras, these modules will work whether you use your phone, a sophisticated dSLR or anything in between.

Normally £147 - Limited Time Special Launch Offer £14.70