The Compelling Image provide you with the ability to learn photography online - covering a wide range of topics including portraits, landscapes, black & white, digital slr and more. Our professional photography teachers guide you through every step of the learning process and ensure you get everything you need to present amazing stories through imagery.
Choose from our range of photography courses:
Have you ever witnessed a landscape so beautiful it took your breath away? As photographers, we are constantly trying to capture and save that moment forever. Whether you live in an area with deserts, oceans, forests, or plains, this online photography course will help you improve your eye for landscape compositions so you can share those moments of awe with others.
A 50mm lens once came "standard" with every SLR camera purchase. Then this inconspicuous, low-light performer fell from "vogue," replaced by medium-telephoto, medium-aperture others. Lost was the flexibility and control this simple and effective optical design had to offer. These online photography classes will have you taking a second and further look at just what this compact powerhouse of a lens has to offer.
While black and white photographs were among the very first photographs taken, they are now frontier in digital photography. Digital cameras record light differently than film cameras and differently than the human eye. This black and white online photography course is the first in a series of three courses designed to help digital photographers see, think and express in light and shadow, black and white. It will cover how the human eye and the camera record light and how to begin to express yourself in the scale of white, gray and black tones.
Fine Art Photography is traditionally thought of as an image captured masterfully. Think of the works of Paul Strand, Irving Penn, and Dorothea Lange. They have all made images that are rightfully placed in museums and photography history books. This online photography course is designed to stretch the genre, along with your own talent as a photographer. The result just might be an expressively creative fine art masterpiece of your own.
For decades photographers have had tremendous but unrealized creative power already in their camera bags: the battery powered speedlight. These little beasts have been relegated to essentially being on camera lights but when they are taken off camera and treated as tiny studio strobes their strength comes out. These online photography classes will have you using small on-camera speedlights - combined with some simple and affordable accessories - to create dynamic portraits - anywhere, at any time.
As more photographers are discovering, shooting RAW is the best way to achieve professional quality imagery with a digital camera. Even some point-and shoot-cameras offer RAW capabilities these days. However, going from a RAW file to a high-quality finished photograph requires a few extra steps, and can mean navigating your shot through imaging software that can sometimes seem overwhelming.