DSLR Photography for
Banish your fear of the Big Bad Camera!
Afraid of your DSLR (or bridge) camera?
Do you take all your photos on auto-everything?
Unsure how aperture, ISO and shutter speed work together to create a "look"?
Aperture is what controls the "look" of an image, so if you don't know how to control it, take this tutorial.
In this online tutorial you'll learn how to use your DSLR (or bridge) camera — and in language you can understand!
Learn all the stuff you need to know so your camera is the Magic Wizard instead of the Big Bad Camera!
What artists are saying
"Brit has provided an invaluable resource for artists like me. I struggled through the tough-to-read manual that came with my DSLR camera. Often by trial and error I would end up with adequate images, but I couldn't understand why I would get what I got. Then I was lucky enough to get my hands on Brit's DLSR Photography for Artists tutorial.
A light bulb (several of them!) went off as all the technical jargon was translated into common language. It all suddenly made a lot of sense and it helped that I had my camera in my hand while I read it. I have gone through the tutorial a few times and each time I find more clarity and more ease and comfort with my camera. I will keep Brit's text handy and nearby for reference as I make my way toward taking WOW photos of my art. This will now be my go-to bible in the photography studio.
Thank you Brit! I'm psyched, because now, my camera is not quite such a foreign object!" — Alix Railton, jeweler
"DSLR Photography for Beginners" taught by Brit Hammer is an amazing course. Brit presented a wealth of technical information in a fun and non-intimidating manner. She breaks down the technical concepts using great diagrams, photos, and easily comprehensible language. I loved that I was able to apply what I had learned with guided activities to reinforce the concepts immediately! I now feel much better prepared for the Photographing Fine Art and Craft course!"
— Nancy Lange, jeweler
Discover your own natural talent for photography
No, a professional photographer did not take these photos — a professional ARTIST did!
Most artists have a natural talent for all the creative aspects of photography but get tripped up by the technical stuff. Once you understand what the various knobs and buttons on your camera do, you'll be able to embrace photography as the creative art form that it is. And you'll be ready to take the Photographing Fine Art & Craft class to get shots like Denise's that make people say "WOW!"
Just be patient with yourself. It took time to get good at creating awesome art, so give yourself time to get good at photography. And once you feel comfortable with the camera, think of all the things you can do with it, like learn to take amazing shots of your art and teach art online to earn extra cash.
Get past these
excuses myths to discover your own talent as a photographer
Myth #1 “An expensive camera is required to take beautiful photos.”
There are no bad cameras on the market nowadays thanks to evolving technology, so even a low-end DSLR camera will do the trick. Plus DSLR cameras offer you more options than a point & shoot camera (and your phone), so if you're serious about your art or about teaching art online you owe it to yourself to discover your hidden talent for photography.
Myth #2 “Learning photography is hard.”
I thought the same about algebra until my dad explained it to me in a way I could understand by using metaphors about dogs and cats. So expect to hear about The Three Bears when I explain about ISO, aperture and shutter speed. Just sayin. If I could grasp the tech stuff and get through the learning curve, so can you. By the end of the tutorial you'll wonder why you were ever intimidated by the Big Bad Camera!
Myth #3 “Beginners can't take great shots.”
Have a look at some student work from the Photographing Fine Art & Craft online course. Most of my students were brand new to DSLR photography — and I mean brand new! If they could learn how to use a DSLR camera, so can you.
What you will need
This isn't a boring photography tutorial
I won't be talking tech-speak non-stop at you. Remember, I'm an artist just like you. And I remember how confused I was when learning about stuff like f-stops, ISO and aperture. So I'll explain what those are PLUS all the things you need to know so you feel confident about using your DSLR camera. And I'll explain it in language you can understand. (I'm an artist, remember? My brain works like yours.)
I'll show you all the features you'll need to use so you won't have to refer to that boring manual more than once or twice. I mean, who writes those things anyway?
Have a look through some of the pages in the eBook. I wasn't kidding when I said I'd explain the tech stuff using The Three Bears! (Life is too short to be so serious!)
The 33 minute video demonstrating everything is linked within the 102 page eBook.
This educational and fun tutorial includes
- Ebook 102 pages
- 33 minute video
Regular price: US$ 125
Daily Art Muse fans pay just US$ 120
When you use promo code DAMHAPPY at checkout
After checkout on PayPal - How it works
After checkout on PayPal (via eJunkie) you'll be automatically emailed a link from which to download the eBook (PDF, 5.4 MB). The video is linked within the eBook.
Assignments are given to help get you started. You can then work at your own pace.
Your extra gift just for signing up
You'll also receive a 20% discount on ALL my eBooks after registration.
About Brit Hammer
Brit Hammer (1969) is an internationally celebrated artist and award-winning photographer whose work is privately collected, both in Europe and the US. Brit's artworks have aptly been called "fresh and optimistic", as through each artwork she offers the world a message of hope and healing. Her work has been featured in dozens of international lifestyle magazines and design blogs.
In addition to her role as artist and teacher, Brit is the author and publisher of the bestselling books Breakout! Your Pathway to Success and Mosaic: Finding Your Own Voice. Her other titles include Cement Fresco: The Art of Serendipity and Meditations: Messages From the Other Side.