Photography for Beginners: Professional Techniques

A course by Gerardo Montiel Klint , Photographer

Photographer. Mexico City, Mexico.
Joined January 2017

Learn the fundamentals of photography and digital camera use to capture images that convey your artistic vision

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 99% positive reviews (78)
  • 3161 students

Learn the fundamentals of photography and digital camera use to capture images that convey your artistic vision

According to photographer Gerardo Montiel Klint, learning the language of photography is as essential and inevitable as knowing how to write, and also extremely exciting. In this online course, discover the fundamentals of photography while putting it all into practice with a range of exercises.

Gerardo shows you how to how to master light with your camera and teaches you all about aperture, shutter speed, and ISO. Learn more alongside Gerardo with his previous course Photography as an Expressive and Artistic Means.

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What will you learn in this online course?

15 lessons & 29 downloads

Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 99% positive reviews (78)
  • 3161 students
  • 15 lessons (2h 51m)
  • 29 additional resources (14 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Shoot your first photo essay and tell a personal story using between five and twelve photographs.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Anyone who wants to get started in photography by building a solid technical foundation and explore storytelling through imagery.

Requirements and materials

No previous experience is needed for this course.

To complete the exercises you need a camera with a manual mode (digital or analog), a basic tripod, a chair, a vase with flowers, three glasses of differing colors, textures, and shapes, a table near a window to be able to play with light, and a torch.


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Gerardo Montiel Klint

A course by Gerardo Montiel Klint

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Gerardo Montiel Klint, born in Mexico City, studied industrial design at the Ibero-American University and is a photographer and member of the Sistema Nacional de Creadores de Arte FONCA. He has received numerous awards including the Premio de Adquisición at the 11th and 13th edition of the Bienal de Fotografía in México.

His work has appeared in countless renowned art collections in the USA, Brazil, Japan, Mexico, and many more. He has also taken part in both individual and group exhibitions in Mexico, Argentina, Hungary, Colombia, Brazil, the USA, Uruguay, France, Spain, Italy, Japan, and China. He is cofounder of Hydra, a networking and production platform for contemporary photography. He currently codirects the production and photography studio Klint & Photo, specialized in advertising, interior design, fashion, and portraiture.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • About Us
    • Influences
  • U2

    The principles of the camera

    • The camera: its parts and controls
    • The Exposure Triangle: Iris, Shutter, and ASA 1
    • The Exposure Triangle: Iris, Shutter, and ASA 2
    • The exposure triangle: diaphragm, shutter and ASA 3
    • The exposure triangle: diaphragm, shutter and ASA 4
    • Introduction to the system of zones or tones: sharpness and depth of field
    • How to calibrate a digital camera
  • U3

    Composition as part of visual language

    • The basics of photographic framing
    • The photographic plane: balance and perspective
    • The qualities of the objects photographed
  • U4

    The light

    • Physical characteristics of light
    • Types of reflections and reflectance angles
    • Conceptualize an essay
  • FP

    Final project

    • Photography for Beginners: Professional Techniques

What to expect from a Domestika course

  • Learn at your own pace

    Enjoy learning from home without a set schedule and with an easy-to-follow method. You set your own pace.

  • Learn from the best professionals

    Learn valuable methods and techniques explained by top experts in the creative sector.

  • Meet expert teachers

    Each expert teaches what they do best, with clear guidelines, true passion, and professional insight in every lesson.

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  • Get front-row seats

    Videos of the highest quality, so you don't miss a single detail. With unlimited access, you can watch them as many times as you need to perfect your technique.

  • Share knowledge and ideas

    Ask questions, request feedback, or offer solutions. Share your learning experience with other students in the community who are as passionate about creativity as you are.

  • Connect with a global creative community

    The community is home to millions of people from around the world who are curious and passionate about exploring and expressing their creativity.

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The courses are divided into different units. Each one includes lessons, informational text, tasks, and practice exercises to help you carry out your project step by step, with additional complementary resources and downloads. You'll also have access to an exclusive forum where you can interact with the teacher and with other students, as well as share your work and your course project, creating a community around the course.

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Photography for Beginners: Professional Techniques. Photography, and Video course by Gerardo Montiel Klint

Photography for Beginners: Professional Techniques

A course by Gerardo Montiel Klint
Photographer. Mexico City, Mexico.
Joined January 2017
  • 99% positive reviews (78)
  • 3161 students