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Hi Ken, it was a great day for me when I subscribed to your videos. Your teaching style is fabulous. You present at a pace that is easy to listen to, your whole presentation is fluid and your coverage of a topic is comprehensive and easily understood. Like I said, a great day for me. Thanks

Kerry Feighan - EasyDSLR Gold Member

The basics take you through all the mechanics of it and understanding your camera. And then there’s another level that takes that basic understanding and gives you opportunities to be more creative. So taking night time photography, night time pictures. Taking time lapse photography. Taking pictures of things super up close – they call that macro photography. You go through the basics, you practice, you have a good understanding and then you go on to the more advanced where the real fun begins and you can experiment and try different things.

I came away from the experience going through all the videos feeling like, ok NOW I can make something happen, and I enjoy going out and trying some of the different things.

Rich Healey - EasyDSLR Gold Member

I managed to scrape together enough money for a DSLR camera when my son was born last fall, and although I have a lot of experience with image editing (GIMP), I was clueless with cameras. After stumbling through random and conflicting online resources, my wife bought me your course (both) for my birthday. I really appreciate how you take these concepts and make them simple and approachable, and take the time to go through examples; you are a real pleasure to watch and listen to. You’re a fantastic teacher, and now I am completely in love with my camera

James Young - EasyDSLR Member

Great starting point!!

Being new to the world of using a DSLR camera, this course was a great starting point to learn the basic concepts and workings of the camera. I will be jumping into the advanced course in the not to distant future!
Thank you

Rod Patterson - EasyDSLR Blue Member

A great starting off point!

Thanks for putting together a great beginner’s course for people like me that are full of excitement but completely new to photography. I went through the course twice and each time following along with my camera’s manual so I could learn both my camera and photography basics. I’d recommend it to anyone just starting out!

Maxine Hyndman - EasyDSLR Member

Excellent for beginners.

This is a great course if you need to learn the basics of DSLR. The author takes time to explain each concept and does a very good job at it. If you are new and interested in photography, this is a great course to start with.

Durai Murugan Kannan - EasyDSLR Member

Excellent intro to photography

This course gave a very clear explanation of what a DSLR was, and a great overview of features and functions. It explained many technical terms and terms and techniques in photography.

The instructor is knowledgeable and appears experienced. However, I often found the cadence of his voice slow and distracting. I found myself urging him to get the next line out. This is minor, though, compared to the knowledge he shares. I feel my money was well spent and will take more courses by him.

David Commoss - EasyDSLR Blue Member

I’m always happy to get more than what I bargained for and this course certainly fits that bill. As a true DSLR beginner, I have learned a lot more about my camera and about getting the type of shots I want. I appreciated the comparison shots Ken took to show the effects of different settings and lighting, and I felt that the WB portion was done particularly well. I will take the advanced course next, but I know that I will be revisiting concepts from this course often. Thank you so much for such a well-organized and informative course.

Melissa Houseal - EasyDSLR Member

The content is well organized and well paced.

Ken does a great job at teaching you what you need to know.

Jim Hopkinson - EasyDSLR Member

I have previously just messed around with photography, but could never understand f-stops, ISO, shutter speeds, etc, so bumbled my way through on Auto, which was fine, but limiting. I have decided to move into wedding photography, but learning all the technical bits really put me off. I’ve done Ken’s course, and now I get it. The material is delivered in a clear, easy to understand way. I have just bought a new Nikon D800 – and picked up the manual yesterday – I was amazed at how much I actually understood. I have never even opened a previous manual as it was just too daunting! Thank you Ken for a very easy to follow course, that made complete sense along the way. Can’t wait to start your advanced course!

- Kayla Christie - EasyDSLR Member

Clear concise videos. I really enjoyed this course. It reinvigorated my desire to go beyond the auto menus and gave clear explanations about the technology and terminology of modern DSLR’s. I feel much more confident to try new settings and experiment with flash. Canon users will find it especially useful, as many examples use Canon cameras, but non Canon users will find it equally accessible.

Chris McKernan - EasyDSLR Member

Phenomenal. This course has opened my eyes so much. I was clueless I see about taking pictures. And I guess at 50 you still are not too old to learn. I am so happy I signed up for this course. I would love to take the advance course… TY Ken you are very informative and I sincerely appreciate this class.

Tammy Joyce - EasyDSLR Member

Great introductory course for any newbie! Having taken several photography courses, I can sincerely say that this course is a great course for any newbie. This course allowed me to have a good grasp and understanding what aperture, shutter speed, ISO, depth of field, white balance are and how they work. The Photo Triangle is a great mental picture that visually structures and correlate each element allowing for easy information integration.

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.

Hubert Cosico - EasyDSLR Member

This beginner’s course really gave me a strong foundation in starting digital photography. I would recommend this course to other beginners like me for it provides further understanding of the important factors in digital photography such as composition, exposure, focus and so on.

Both basic and advanced tutorials were really educating for a novice photographer like me.

Thank you Ken!

Joseph del Rosario - EasyDSLR Member

Enjoyable and useful course–highly recommend it. I enjoyed this class tremendously and would recommend it to any beginners who want to improve their photography skills. Although I looked at my camera manual several times, I still didn’t understand the various settings and felt like I was making no progress. Ken’s class enabled me to get off the programmed auto and take better photos. I plan to take his advanced class.

JC Watkins - EasyDSLR Blue Member

This course covers…

all I needed to know to understand most of the main functions of my DSLR!

The rest will come with experience…

Pierre LeBlanc - EasyDSLR Member

Great for beginners like myself!

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 :-)

Peter Thode - EasyDSLR Member

Great course. I am very new to DSLR photography, and I learnt a whole lot from this course! I have spent some time scouring youtube for beginner tips and tricks for shooting with DSLR’s, but none of the content I found was as thorough as this course. Ken explained everything so I could understand, and I really appreciated all of the live examples and demonstrations.

The course is well organized and covers many basics that have made using the manual mode on my DSLR much easier. Thanks.

Azaad Kukha-Bryson - EasyDSLR Member

For those of you just starting out in photography, this is a must see course. It covers all the basics and more. You will learn the in’s and out’s of your camera,camera settings and composition. It also covers how to get the best picture possible in different situations. I highly recommend this course and now I am ready to take my camera off auto mode and get the professional looking pictures I always wanted.

Thank you again for the wonderful tutorial. You really make it easy to understand for a beginner like myself.

Darell Cheeks - EasyDSLR Member

Your way of teaching really rocks… slowly but surely… and precise… easy to understand the basics of digital photography. I had less time and effort reviewing and understanding all the lessons. I really enjoy taking  photographs day after day with my acquired skills on the go since I took your course.

Now I am going through the advance course. Thanks a lot and more power.

Danilo Villamor - EasyDSLR Member

Great course for beginners (hence the title of the course!).

Thank you so much!!!

Teresa Trimm - EasyDSLR Member

Really insightful look at these areas Ken. I love how you explain things but also use examples and live application combined with the use of the whiteboard to go further into the detail. I also loved the simple yet something I’d never thought about when playing with exposure, and that’s the silhouette and that the foreground is completely under exposed, yet the background is perfectly balanced. I’d never looked at silhouettes from that perspective before.

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!

Andy Rose UK - EasyDSLR Gold Member

Your course is great, the way that you explain things is very straight forward. your simple approach has helped my understanding of aperture, it just came together and I feel a lot more comfortable around my camera. I find that I experiment with the setting as I was afraid to before.

Marina Neophytou - EasyDSLR Gold Member

I have scoured the Web for tutorial material I can use in the classroom. Ken Schultz has put together a fabulous Easy DSLR series, and I highly recommend the Gold Member package! It has EXCELLENT introductory material for the Lads in my classes…as well as plenty of relevant info for this ol’ warhorse.

Fr. John Quinn S.J. - Easy DSLR Gold Member

Your tutorials about the latter features {Focus and DOF} were crucial for me, since my eventual goal is to make a documentary of the flowers in my garden in the South of France during the 4 seasons….I feel thankful to you, Ken,for having given me a clear insight in the essentials of photography that is now becoming a long, passionate adventure for me.

Elsa Hagen - EasyDSLR Gold Member

I am so in love with these videos !!! They are filling in all the blanks, plus I have a 5D Mark II so the buttons are perfect for my learning. Thanks so much!

Jacqueline - EasyDSLR Gold Member

Hello Ken, the most important problem I was needing help with was portrait light and depth of field. Since I joined your course, I’m able to use my flash even outside. I have learned to use manual exposure, flash to freeze water, flash exposure compensation and composition. I have learned the pan method to show speed. You have made me happy to use my camera again.

Bobby Oates - EasyDSLR Gold Member

I have watched, taken notes from, learnt and enjoyed your videos. My biggest problem with photography with a DSLR was understanding Aperture and Shutter Speed, and why to move away from the Automatic mode.

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.

Sue - EasyDSLR Gold Member

I have just started on the first 3 videos, all were very easy to follow, and presented very professionally and friendly! I have just received my first 3 videos for creative scenarios (gold member) and I am very excited about viewing them. Now its just getting out there and start practicing. The videos have definitely re ignited my love of photography! Thanks Ken!

Karen Royce - EasyDSLR Gold Member

Ken’s videos are worth 5 times the cost. Camera’s come and go but knowledge lasts a lifetime. Actually for the first time I’m really getting my money’s worth from my cameras. I’ve heard about and practiced most of the things Ken is teaching us but I never really understood them until now. Maybe I’m just dense or maybe I just needed a good teacher with clear lessons and examples.

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. ;)

Jason - EasyDSLR Gold Member

As a newbie to DSLR I was hoping to learn all functions of camera and techniques like depth of field, lighting and tricks on taking professional looking photos.

So far your videos have been awesome.

Edward - EasyDSLR Gold Member

As a keen photographer for many years, specialising in band photography, I would like to say how much Ken’s EASYDSLR course has helped me sharpen my skills and renew my enthusiasm.

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!

Julie Fox - EasyDSLR Gold Member

I am really learning and enjoying what I’m learning so far, cant wait for the next video….i would strongly encourage someone to take this course…it makes it easier to understand the art of photography. for a mature age student>>>>i am having fun with my new toy!!!!

Diane Griffith - EasyDSLR Gold Member

The single most problem I wanted help with was understanding aperture and shutter speed. I just could not get the hang of it so I just kinda worked it on a wing and a prayer. I just kept playing your videos over and over and now I have a much better understanding.

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.

Graciela Ayarza - EasyDSLR Gold Member

What is so great about this for me is that everything seems to be suddenly falling into place and this machine I am using is not so daunting. You do explain things so simply and well, in layman’s terms that any novice/amateur like me can understand. My pictures are already improving. The beauty of this form of tuition is that it feels like one on one, personal, so I really feel like you are talking to me and not a whole class of nameless faces. Somehow that makes it less intimidating and easier to concentrate, listen and learn.

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!

MJ - EasyDSLR Gold Member

Hello all,

My name is Hollis, I’m American but live in Seoul, South Korea. If you are like me you have taken and interest in photography. You bought your first DSLR body and a few lens but frankly don’t really know how to utilize your options. You have combed through countless forums and looked at dozens of youtube videos with no great success.

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.

Hollis Lima - EasyDSLR Gold Member

I find this EasyDSLR video series to be a GREAT course! It’s easy to follow and understand. Perfect for beginners with a first DSLR camera just like me.

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.

Linda - EasyDSLR Gold Member

I have been involved in photography for some years, I am a self taught photographer and always on the look out for more information. I decided to do your course as I felt that I would be able to learn a lot from you, I decided to go for it from the most basic principles to ensure that I do not miss out on that one bit of vital information.

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.

Colin Meaden - EasyDSLR Gold Member

This course has been a perfect learning experience for me and my 12 year son. Best in class virtual training and easy explanation has helped us improve making our picture better over a short time frame.

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…

Ramesh Rao - EasyDSLR Gold Member

I’ve been looking for a site to give me the foundation I need to take good pictures. Piecing together info from all over the net is a chore. Now I can come to one place to get the understanding and expertise I need to take advantage of the technology that my digital camera provides.

I’m super happy with EASYDSLR. Everything is clearly explained and it’s easy to follow and understand.

Eric Guggenheim - EasyDSLR Gold Member

Hi Ken.

Thank you for a fantastic course , I have really learnt a great deal from it and also a lot more about my camera and what it can do. I am now moving away from Auto, AV and TV modes and more to using manual mode and I am getting more adventurous in how and what I photograph. I have noticed a vast improvement in my photos.

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.

Geoff Hosking - EasyDSLR Gold Member

Easy and interesting

Ken really knows how to explain in an easy way.

Claes Niclas Andersson - EasyDSLR Member

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