Courses Courses Arts and Design Arts and Design Animation Graphic Arts Photography Web Design Business Business Accounting Administrative Communication Finance Marketing and Sales Operations Project Management Small Business Soft Skills Career Online High School Career Online High School Online High School Diploma Computer Applications Computer Applications Autodesk Microsoft QuickBooks Windows Computer Programming Computer Programming Programming Classes Construction and Trades Construction and Trades Construction Environmental and Energy Trades Health and Fitness Health and Fitness Alternative Medicine Dental Fitness Medical Veterinary Wellness Hospitality Hospitality Hospitality Service Information Technology Information Technology Cloud Computing Networking Other Security Language Language Languages Legal Legal Legal Studies Math and Science Math and Science Mathematics and Science Teacher Professional Development Teacher Professional Development Child Development Classroom Technology Math and Science Reading and Writing Test Prep Test Prep Exam Prep Writing Writing Writing and Editing Skill Map How It Works How It Works About ed2go Externship Programs Financial Assistance Corporate Training Find a School Student Blog Military


(855) 520-6806

See all results for ""

See All Courses

ed2go Arts and Design Photography Secrets of Better Photography
Return to Photography

Secrets of Better Photography

Master your digital camera and learn the secrets behind outstanding photos! Whether you have a digital SLR, a point-and-shoot camera, or something in between, you'll learn how to use it the way you want to in this hands-on course! You'll see how to choose the best photographic equipment for you and how to compose images with style. Exposure topics like aperture, shutter speed, metering, and ISO settings will all make sense as we break them down into simple concepts. We'll also explore natural and artificial lighting, freezing or blurring motion, portraiture, children's photography, pet photography, photojournalism, and digital editing options.

With each lesson, you'll have an assignment to apply the lesson topic using your own camera and, if you wish, your teaching team and your classmates will comment on your assignment images in a safe, constructive and positive environment. After six short weeks, you'll see the difference in your photographer's eye and your photos! 

6 Weeks / 24 Course Hrs
Currently Enrolling

Offered in Partnership with your Preferred School

ed2go Classes

Why this school? It's been chosen based on your location or if you've visited this school's website. Change School

Learning Method

Instructor-led Confirm your Start Date in Cart

Secrets of Better Photography

Learning Method

Instructor-led Confirm your Start Date in Cart


Details + Objectives

Course Code: eph

What You Will Learn
  • Learn the fundamentals of photography and improve your skills
  • Gain an understanding of how equipment affects results by considering aspects such as shutter speed, aperture, depth of field, and resolution
  • Acquire the knowledge necessary to improve the composition, light, and shadow of your photos
  • Explore photography techniques associated with moving subjects and photojournalism
  • Learn digital editing techniques that can enhance your photography and expand its applications
How the course is taught
  • Instructor-led course
  • 6 weeks in duration
  • Courses begin each month
  • 2 lessons released each week
  • 24 course hours
How you will benefit
  • Become a better photographer of the people, places, and things that are most important to you
  • Gain an “artist’s eye” and begin to look at the world in a whole new way
  • Explore technology that can change the way you memorialize the events of your life
Expand All
Week 1

Learn to identify exceptional photographic opportunities and compose images that emphasize the chosen subject. Then, examine the different types of cameras and lenses, and understand their role in better photography.

Week 2

Develop skills and methods that will improve your images in the composition stage. Learn how to emphasize your chosen subject. Then, focus on the crucial relationship between light and photography.

Week 3

Understand the choices photographers have for getting sharp images. Then, learn what depth of field is and how to control it with aperture settings.

Week 4

Learn different ways to capture motion with shutter speed settings. Then, recognize the various options for portraiture and how to achieve compatible lighting - both on location and in a studio.

Week 5

Explore the special techniques for photographing children and pets, and find out how to capture these subjects successfully. Then, become familiar with tools for working in challenging situations.

Week 6

Grasp the unique needs of the photojournalism industry. Then, understand some of the features of digital photography and the opportunities it provides traditional photographers.

View All Sections
Instructors & Support
Beverly Richards Schulz

Beverly Richards Schulz is an award-winning photographer, and graduate of the New York Institute of Photography.  She has been teaching photography for more than 15 years. She has written more than 30 online classes in digital photography and digital editing, and she's had the privilege of working with more than 70,000 students. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies from UC Berkeley, and a master's degree in Adult and Continuing Education.  She is a co-author with Eric Johnson of the book, Photoshop Elements 14What's New? 

She is an avid digital film photographer, early adopter, and teaches digital editing and photography skills to students from around the world. For the last 10 years, she has enjoyed being an adjunct faculty member with the University of San Francisco, teaching history and visual arts, as well as displaying and selling her work through galleries. She has also continued to expand her experience in travel photography and cross-cultural studies. In addition to teaching and photographic work, Beverly and her staff provide consulting services for digital photographers and clients.

Prerequisites / Requirements


There are no prerequisites to take this course.


Hardware Requirements: 

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac device.
  • A digital or film camera.

Software Requirements: 

  • PC: Windows XP or later.
  • Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, or Safari (We recommend Firefox or Chrome).
  • Adobe Flash Player. Click here to download the Flash Player.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.

Instructional material requirements: 

  • The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.
Expand All
When can I get started?

A new session of each course opens each month, allowing you to enroll whenever your busy schedule permits!

How does it work?

Once a session starts, two lessons will be released each week, for the six-week duration of your course. You will have access to all previously released lessons until the course ends.

How long do I have to complete each lesson?

The interactive discussion area for each lesson automatically closes 2 weeks after each lesson is released, so you’re encouraged to complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.

What if I need an extension?

The Final Exam will be released on the same day as the last lesson. Once the Final Exam has been released, you will have 2 weeks plus 10 days to complete the Final and finish any remaining lessons in your course. No further extensions can be provided beyond these 10 days.

Browse All