Online Self-Learning Course

Photography for

beginners.

Level: Beginner
Status: Open

Start your photography journey right.

Aim: The aim of this online course is to take anyone who is brand new to photography through the fundamentals and core theory, leaving them prepared with the foundations required to take on any tutorial available on the internet, including ours.

Please note: This course is for budding photographers who have just got their very first cameras or are wanting to venture off the “Auto” setting ASAP. It’s theory packed but essential knowledge for mastering your camera!

Start time: Anytime!
Learning Style: Self Learning
Type: Theory Only

You will need:

  • A DSLR/Mirrorless camera
  • Your cameras manual (you can find them online)
  • Patience and determination!

2.5

Hours of tuition

24

Lessons

The info:

When you get your first camera or want to stop using the Auto setting, you can be left overwhelmed and confused about what everything means. This is normal!

Starting out with photography comes with a massive mountain of information coming at you from all directions – we’ve all been there. However, I’ve taken the lessons I go through in my in-person beginner workshops and popped them into this online course.

Suitable for any beginner, or those who are confused with core terminology, you’ll leave understanding the a variety of different theory foundations that are absolutely essential for progressing as a photographer. In this course, we’re going to cover:

  • An introduction to cameras
  • Exposure and the Triangle
  • Selecting setting for Manual mode
  • An introduction to lenses
  • Focus modes and areas
  • Core imaging essentials
  • Lighting basics
  • Composition theory

And it’s all online so you can join from anywhere in the world!

Please note, this course is delivered in English.

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Who is teaching?

This course is taught by International Multi-Award Winning Photographer, Jessica McGovern who has the following credentials:

  • 100+ Recognitions for photographic work
  • International Pet Photographer of the Year 2020
  • Pet Portrait of the Year 2020 (and runner-up)
  • Northern Pet Photographer of the Year 2021 & 2022
  • Northern Equine Photographer of the Year 2021
  • International Panoramic Photographer of the Year 2021
  • Speaker at The Photography Show 2021 & 2022
  • YouTuber & Educational Content Creator
  • Featured in international publications

Regardless of location, means, background or gender, Jess believes that Photography is a skill where every individual can feel safe in their personal expression. She loves nature, landscapes, moving pieces of portraiture and high impact imagery.

Here are some things that people have said about Jess’s training in the past:

{Not only is Jess an incredibly talented photographer, she’s also a phenomenal teacher! The workshop was challenging but Jess and her team walk you through every step of the way – the amount I’ve learnt from it is incredible! I was nervous about attending an advanced workshop because I don’t think of myself as ‘advanced’ but it was one of the best decisions I made. Such a fantastic experience and I can’t wait to put everything I’ve been taught into practice! Thank you 😀
5
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I highly recommend a “one on one” with Jess, although she is more than generous with all the exceptional content she produces and posts, there is something to be said about working “one on one“ together.  Jess was so gracious as I was feeling a bit intimidated sharing my images, she put me at ease quite quickly and shared her awesome Lightroom and Photoshop workflow that was relevant to my images.  Jess offers a summary sheet as well, make sure you opt-in for that.   I was able to follow along and pay attention to our session knowing I didn’t have to take notes. They are well detailed and captured everything we reviewed-  Jess it was a real honour to work with you, I know I will book another session soon.
5
Donna Pownall
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I absolutely loved every minute of this in person sales workshop. I am just about to start my business and I feel I learnt a lot, it was great to gain insights of working with clients, how to handle their objections. It was also great to hear other participants experience. It made me very excited to work on my brand, define my price list and implement this process. The workshop was packed with lots of valuable information, I would highly recommend it to everyone!

5
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This workshop was one of the best things I have invested in for my business. What I learnt in a day was just invaluable and Jess has given me the knowledge to be able to implement it myself. I now feel confident that I would be able to complete an IPS session and I am looking forwards to putting it into practice. I cannot wait to attend more workshops and learn more from Jess in the future.

5
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Jess is always on hand to offer advice and we have had many mentoring sessions over the years, on all aspects of the business, including design, branding and marketing, amongst other things. We have had one to one sessions both in person and online. Jess is very knowledgeable in all aspects of running a business and offers no-nonsense honest advice. She is reliable, efficient and exactly the person you need if you want to make your business stand out from the rest!

5
Katrina Wilson
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Before signing up for the Photoshop Foundations Course, despite being a user of Photoshop for some time, I had always struggled with ‘Blend Modes’ and working in Camera Raw. Jess explains things in a very easy to understand way, unlike many previous courses I have undertaken, and I now feel super confident in approaching my editing using better methods than before.

5
Steve Cole
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I would highly recommend the Advanced Portrait Workshop. Jess is not only highly knowledgeable and experienced in dog photography, but is also a great teacher who explains content clearly. The workshop book that was provided is a really valuable resource to refer back to, covering shoot theory and a step-by-step editing flowchart. My dog photography shooting and editing skills improved significantly over the weekend. Thanks Jess!

5
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I had a business 1-2-1 booked with Jess to talk about business growth.  Jess went right back into my business structure, identifying the weak spots for me to work on.  Jess gave me lots to work on and review, after saying there’s no point filling a bucket before you have fixed the holes.  I am excited to have more sessions with Jess!

5
Steph Yeo
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I would consider myself as an experienced dog photographer. I have been in the industry for 9 years and shot a lot of dogs. But still, I felt stuck with my marketing and sales sessions. So what did I do? I booked a One to One business session with Jess. And I am so happy with what I got out of that session. Jess asks the right questions to get the thought process started. She listened to what I had to say. And gave great advice that is possible for me to implement!

Before I ordered I thought that one hour would be a too long session. Could we have enough subjects to talk about for one hour? Oh was I wrong. That hour went so fast. And there was never a second of silence. Just great information and conversation all the time. So thank you so much Jess! I will work on everything we talked about and I will order a new session later to ask all the question that arose after we were finished.

5
Pål Hodne
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All I can say if you do not attend this you are missing out!

5

Start learning today:

There are no course pre-checks, no delays, no approvals and no launch dates, everything is on your terms. To sign up, you just need to add the access to your basket and checkout.

During checkout, you’ll be asked to create an account with an email address and password – make a note of these, you’ll need them to access the course. After checkout, your access starts then. Log in and head to your account where you can view the courses you have access to. And off you go!

Photography for Beginners Online Course

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Please note, this is a self-learning course so please try to make sure you have a good internet connection before starting! Access is for 3-months as standard, we can do small extentions. For lifetime access, check out the Premium Membership.

Course reviews…

5 reviews for Lightroom for Beginners Access

  1. Susanne Waldeck (verified owner)

    Maybe some of you are like me.. totally carried away with pet photography… and then you realise what a mess it creates on your time budget, because you just run out of time to do all the edits!!
    That is where this class comes in, it teaches you how to batch edit and how to use your time efficiently. And many more useful little tricks..
    What can I say.. another great Jess Workshop. Highly recommended.

  2. Lynn Busse (verified owner)

    I can say I’m really glad I took it. I could make my way around Lightroom before but now I have a much better understanding of how I can make my workflow more efficient which is huge! (especially for my dog sport events which have hundreds of photos!) Also got some good tips on what tools lightroom has for editing that I wasn’t familiar with…the new masking tools in particular. Definitely recommend for beginners and even more experienced users who want to maximize their skills and time management. Another great ThatTogSpot offering!

  3. Janice Mcinally (verified owner)

    I have been waiting a while to do this course, so glad I have finally managed to do it, and way Jess explains everything in here is so easy to understand, I now have the knowledge to move forward with lightroom, just got to practice, Truely a easy to understand course, masking and using the brushes, was a subject I struggled with now I understand how to use them, and my files are now in order. thankyou Jess

  4. Tracy Patton (verified owner)

    I truly enjoyed this course. I have been dabbling in Lightroom for years now and knew that I was not utilizing it to its full potential. Now, I have so many more skills and can’t wait to practice it more and more. Thanks for this course, worth every penny!

  5. Toni Provencher (verified owner)

    This is a great course for any beginner Lightroom user. Lots of time-saving suggestions and ways to increase your skills in Lightroom. I highly recommend this course!

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