The best thing about this course is Ken Schultz is REALLY there to answer all your queries promptly so it doesn’t feel like you’re just reading a manual.”
Both basic and advanced tutorials were really educating for a novice photographer like me.
Thank you Ken!.”
Good teacher, great class. Thanks Ken.”
This course covered all I needed to get off the auto settings! I bought a Canon 60D last fall, and thereby upgraded from a PowerShot to a DSLR. My intentions were to learn to get off the Auto modes and start to have more influence on my photos. I started experimenting with Av and Tv on my own. After playing around for about 4-5 months, I needed some guidance though! I’ve followed Ken’s site and received his newsletters for a while, and found his intro videos. So here I found the guidance I needed. Ken’s course has given me right introduction, tips and tricks, to get down the road to become the photographer I wish to become. It is very down to earth, and Ken is very easygoing.
I can highly recommend this course for geeks like myself that wants to know a bit more about the hi-tech gear they have added to the ever-growing collection. This geek has found that his newest gadget is capable of so much more, now that its secrets has been revealed!
Cheers, I’m off to round two! The advanced course :-)”
The course is well organized and covers many basics that have made using the manual mode on my DSLR much easier. Thanks.”
Thank you again for the wonderful tutorial. You really make it easy to understand for a beginner like myself.”
Loving this teaching Ken! I’m so appreciative that you took the initiative to pioneer this method of teaching. It’s safe to say I’m addicted for want of a better word. I’m soaking in all this wisdom and knowledge. Just can’t wait to get my 60d now!”
For so long I have just used the automatic mode for all my photography, I am now understanding the use of the manual settings, when to use them and how to use them. I do a bit of sports photography and I am now more comfortable experimenting with these settings.
Watching someone explain these things is so much easier than reading it in a book. You certainly helped with my grasp of Aperture and Shutter Speed. It is now up to me to practice these things and being able to come back and review the videos will help me alot.
The subject I found particularly interesting so far ( I have not finished the course yet) is the White Balance section. I never did understand that at all, not having taken any sort of formal photography course, and would always leave that setting on automatic. While it may not be the most important part of photography I found your explanation most informative and something I will keep in mind when taking photos.
What I have seen so far has been brilliant. Each topic is covered in detail, and you don’t rush through in a hurry. I like that you show examples of the photos at different settings, and that you show how to get these settings on the camera.”
I’m grateful to Ken for taking the time and energy to put together such a great series of videos and the people that will be viewing my photos will also be grateful too, even though they won’t know it. ;)”
I purchased the Gold membership package as it contained advanced techniques, such as HDR imaging, and discussed the benefits of flash diffusers, as well as depth of field, custom white balance and using focus points. Some of these topics might seem basic, but having watched Ken at work in these videos, helped highlight areas I previously thought I understood, but suddenly realised I had a lot to learn! The other main drawcard, for me, was the fact Ken uses a Canon 60D, which I recently purchased.
Ken’s presentation style and language is calm, with instructions and terminology that is easy for the beginner or advanced student to take in. Close up footage of the buttons and different functions on the camera are a definite bonus! This is a lifetime one-on-one instructional course that is well worth the money. I have replayed several of the modules over and over, with camera in hand, practiced the tutorials and feel so much more confident with the camera and my own ability to produce some damn fine photos of moving objects (musicians) in very dark venues, without using a flash!”
Your help was invaluable.You went above and beyond my expectations. I don’t consider myself and expert yet, but as long as I continue to watch your videos and apply what I have learned, I believe that I will most definitely be on my way. Lol.”
Being able to stop the video and fiddle with things as you are going along and run off a few trial shots also helps it to sink in. I am very busy most of the time, if I’m not I’m out and about taking shots, I’m mostly a landscape/nature photographer, where the lighting can change drastically in no time. I need to know all this stuff to get the optimum image from what I am seeing.
I’m so glad that I will be able to come back and review parts, and indeed view the lessons whenever the time suits me. As far as I am concerned its one of the best investments I have made yet. Your tutorials are a necessary tool for me.
So once again, thank you. No really!”
I haven’t gone though the entirety of the videos yet, but I have found Ken’s course to be THE most comprehensive course I have seen. He explains things very simply so that even a complete beginner like me can understand. My photos have gotten better just practicing the techniques after just the very first video. His voice is soothing and he is enjoyable to watch.
I say that if you bought a DSLR camera body that is Canon or Nikon, you are spending a minimum $500, plus the few lenses, tripod, bag, filters, flash, memory card, and cleaning kit; you are looking at a minimum $1000 dollar investment. This is on the low end, with the cheapest body and the least expensive lenses. Spending that much money and not being able to take spectacular pictures is such a waste. You can take GOOD pictures with your camera phone or a point and shoot. But if you want to take beautiful and breathtaking photos, you have to brave the manual areas of your camera. It’s not scary it’s fun and why you bought a DSLR in the first place.
Consider this a very small investment that will give you better photos than even your best lens you will buy. A tool is only good as it’s wielder. You can buy a $1000 lens, but if your not using it for the right kind of shot, and on the wrong body, what’s it really worth? What you get out of this course, is worth at least ten times more than he is charging. It’s a small investment into a costly hobby or career. I recommend this course to anyone from complete beginners to experienced people.”
For years I have use a small film camera and then a small digital camera, just easy point and shoot type. Then I decided to buy myself a good DSLR camera and got a Nikon D5100. Somehow
I found EasyDSLR in facebook and joined the course as a gold member. I am glad I joined and I find it so easy to follow from Ken’s nice professional voice. I have learnt a lot from the EasyDSLR videos and Ken’s tips & tricks. And also I can always come back to the video and watch over again. I find this video series a lot more worthy than a book because Ken actually explains to you and shows you what a DSLR camera can do. I would recommend EasyDSLR to anyone, not just beginners but everyone who is a keen photographer, young and old.”
I am now in week 4 of the video series and WOW even on the basics I have learned so much. Some of the technical information that I have in the past just glossed over, I now have firmly fixed in my head and photography.
I find the video series very well structured and very well presented. The information is all put across in an easy to follow and understand way even for the least experienced of photographer. It is a pleasant pass time sitting watching these videos and learning at the same time. If I can make one recommendation it would be that every student get a note book and a few different colour pens before you start, you will need them.
Ken thanks for all the hard work you have put into this video series, from my point of view it is well worth it.”
The videos are well paced and not a dump of information which helps in better learning. Our profile picture is a evening twilight jungle picture of a herd of elephants we made near Bangalore (BR Hills). Dedicated to the guru .. looking forward to more video…
I’m super happy with EASYDSLR. Everything is clearly explained and it’s easy to follow and understand.”
When I first stumbled across your link on facebook I was a bit skeptical as I thought it was just another course and I have always been nervous of buying anything online. I am extremely happy that I did take the chance and buy the blue membership which I soon upgraded to gold as it had got me hooked. I would really recommend this to any one who wants to take control of their camera and have lots of fun doing so.”