PHOTO1x1 | A New Approach to a Free Photography Course
PHOTO1x1 | A New Approach to a Free Photography Course
I´ve started creating a free photography course that is supposed to be quicker and more intuitive than what is available online to date
I´ve started creating a free photography course that is supposed to be quicker and more intuitive than what is available online to date Read more
About this project
- Have you watched hours of youtube videos or paid workshops and have found out that most of the tutors talk quite a lot? Do you think that most videos could be much shorter and easier to understand?
- Do you own a camera and want to get away from the Auto Mode as quickly as possible?
- Or are you an advanced photographer and want to understand what you are doing rather than having to concentrate every time you change a setting?
Awesome, because that is why I am here. My name is Wolfgang Amri, I´m a professional photographer and filmmaker from Austria (www.amriphoto.com), and I love teaching photography.
A few months ago I started my youtube photography course, teaching people the ins and outs of photography in extremely short, well-structured and easy to understand lessons, and also a website for the photography course (which will get a relaunch if this kickstarter project is successful). I use a new approach to help people understand what they are doing without the classical „learning“ and reading your complete camera manual.
I get asked so many questions when I´m out shooting, or when people look at some of my images:
- I want to do this or that, how can I achieve it?
- I was trying to create that kind of image, but I ended up with this picture – why?
- I once took this picture in auto mode – I totally love it, but I don´t know what I can do to repeat that look can you help me?
I gathered all those questions and created a structure from scratch, knowing what people want to achieve with their photography and giving them the understanding to intuitively choose the settings they need. All that without the complicated part of reading books, studying numbers or endless camera manuals.
Watching my free course, you will speed from the auto mode, where your camera decides how your images are going to look like, all the way to work even in manual mode - in no time.
You are going to create your photos all by yourself, putting the different aspects of photography into great images of people, landscapes, bugs, flowers, anything you want.
Once you understand the system, you will always know what to do.
PLUS: the lessons are recorded and published in 4K Ultra HD, to better be able to compare images with different settings.
The course is still in progress, and having to work for clients to make a living, I´m slowed down quite a bit. If I was able to concentrate on the course for some time, I would be able to progress much quicker.
So I thought: if there are people out there that like my course, maybe they want to help me deliver new lessons faster by concentrating on the course rather than on client work.
I´d be happy if you are one of them and prepared a few rewards, starting from making use of the new lessons I create and becoming a better photographer with it, to an exciting trip through my home country Austria.
See a description of the rewards below. I hope you find one that fits your wallet.
Allready available classes
1.0 Exposure Intro
1.2 Shutter Speed
2.0 The Effects of Aperture and Shutter Speed Intro
2.1 The Effects of Aperture Part I
2.2 The Effects of Aperture Part II
2.3 The Effects of Aperture Part III
2.4 The Effects of Shutter Speed Part I
2.5 The Effects of Shutter Speed Part II
Classes I have planned
2.6 The Effects of Shutter Speed Part III
2.7 The Effects of Shutter Speed Part IV
2.8 Summary of the Effects of Shutter Speed and Aperture
3.0 ISO Settings – Best Practice
4.0 Exposure Modes and Manual Exposure
6.0 White Balance
7.0 Flash Photography – the theory behind flash photography and light
7.1 Exposing for the background – beautiful flash photos
7.2 The „Wanderblitz“ method
7.3 High Speed Sync vs Fast Burn Times – How to Freeze Motion with Flash
8.0 Framing and Composition
8.1 The Rule of Thirds, Golden Ratio and More
8.2 Every subject has a face
9.0 Photography Techniques
9.1 Shooting the Moon
9.2 Shooting the Milky Way
9.3 Shooting Waterfalls
9.4 Shooting Light Trails
9.5 Shooting Fireworks
9.6 Shooting in the "Blue Hour"
10.0 Tech Talk
10.1 Polarizer Filters
10.2 Sensor Size – The Pros and Cons of Full Frame Sensors
10.3 Focal Length and Aperture Numbers
10.4 The Truth About Sharpness – The Blur Circle
10.5 What Camera?
10.6 What Lens?
I may change the naming and order of the classes if I find out that it could be optimised to better understand the content. I may also split some of them into two or more videos.
first of all - even if you don´t have the budget to back my project, you can support me by subscribing to my youtube channel, leave comments on my videos, or simply "like" them, because that will help me rank higher in searches and with that, find other backers.
Get a written PDF of the course | for 15€ or more
Pledging 15€, you will not only be that great guy or girl helping me finish the course and with it profit from the lessons. I will also create a written document for the course that you will be able to download. This PDF will be updated every time a new chapter is uploaded and you will be notified if there are updates.
Name and written thank you in my credits | for 100€ or more
People who pledge that much money without a real reward deserve much more that this, I am well aware of that. But if you decide to back my project with 100€ or more, you will be named in the credits of my upcoming lessons plus get the pdf download listed above of course.
Get a video answer to your question! | for 300€
If you have a photography-related question you can´t answer, or you want to get it publicly answered, this one is for you. You can either create a video-question as an intro to this "lesson" or just send me a written question.
PLUS: of course, you get all of the above-listed rewards.
Take part in a group workshop! | for 500€
Beginner workshops especially for kickstarter-supporters. Please note that the workshops will be held in Vienna/Austria or close surrounding and last a day. There will be a minimum number of three participants and a maximum of six people for every workshop. The number of workshops is limited. We will create a short video of the workshops and put it online.
PLUS: you get the PDF and the credits - no doubt!
Let´s create a lesson together! | for €1,000 or more
You like to be in front of the camera, maybe you have a youtube channel and want to know how I do my lighting, audio setup, etc?
You will get a guided tour through my (rather) small cellar studio, get to know how my youtube videos are recorded and will be part of the video. You can ask questions and questions and questions ;). Please note that I live in Vienna/Austria and this is where I create my course.
PLUS: the PDF of course - and the credits!
Have your own private workshop! | for €1,500
Especially for you generous supporters, I will do one on one private workshops. Tell me what you would like to learn and I´ll teach you. The workshops will be held in Vienna/Austria and last a day.
PLUS: out of question: PDF and credits!
Let me guide you through Vienna! | €2,500
Vienna is the place I know best because it is my hometown and one of the most beautiful and picturesque cities in the world. Let me guide you to the most beautiful photo spots and show you some tricks of the trade for getting breathtaking photos. We will spend a complete day together and I will take pictures with and of you (and your company, in case you want to bring somebody along).
Sorry that I cannot pay for your flight/car/train ride to Vienna, that has to be covered by yourself.
PLUS: guess what - the PDF and credits ;).
Let´s travel trough Austria together! | €5,000 or more
I am not crazy enough to expect that anybody will pledge that much money - but just for the fun of it. If you are that photo-nerdy, I´ll guide you through my home country Austria, which is not only famous for its capital Vienna. We have mountains, rivers, lakes, caves, we can even go skiing together.
And of all this, we are going to take pictures. This super-package will have me accompany you (and your company, if you want to bring somebody along with you) on a trip through Austria. And the best thing is: I´ll create a professional video of the trip so that you´ll never forget it.
As a note: I´ll pay for my accommodation, food and entrance fees, etc. and you pay for yours as well as your flight to/from Austria if needed.
Risks and challenges
I am aware that some of the rewards may slow me down in the process of creating the course. However, if people choose workshops or the guided tours through Vienna or Austria, I will be able to gather new material and questions for the course on the fly, so it won´t be that bad.
I cannot give you an exact date when the last one of the planned classes will go online because the time I need for creating the movies varies a lot. Sometimes I´m actually finished and even exported the movie and then I start from scratch again because I´m not satisfied, thinking it is not easy enough to understand. I´m quite a perfectionist in this regard and only want to publish content I think has the highest standards.
I want to be honest with you: In the end I will have ads on the channel, to be able to continue working on it - for now, it is ads free. I hope for your understanding, but the lessons take around 3 days each to create the content, shoot, create the animations, take pictures for the lesson,...Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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