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Click below to hear an interview with Rich Healey



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 advances where the real fun begins and you can experiment and try different things.

And then when a period of time goes by where it’s been a while since I’ve done an exposure of the moon for instance. I go back to his video course and I know right where I can find it, and refresh the information and then I’m good to go.

Everything is in one place, I don’t have to fiddle around on the internet looking to find out about night time exposure and a whole bunch of hits and where do I go from there? And then maybe I want to do something for time lapse photography. Everything in one place, follows a nice flow and is not hard to follow.

- Rich

So you said there were special things in the advanced. What kind of special things were there, there? I mean I wouldn’t even know what to think about to ask.

- Sharon

Sure, I have his website pulled up here and I’m looking at it so some of the things, portraits for instance and I see a beautiful picture here I’m looking at you here. Somebody took your portrait.

- Rich

Right, right.

- Sharon

There’s a whole technique of how to take good portraits so he covers that gives us kind of an overview of some of the important things about how you take somebody’s portrait.

Night time photography He goes to downtown Seattle and takes some REALLY, REALLY cool pictures. You can’t just do that. You can’t just go down and put it on the automatic settings and say ok I want this picture. So things like night time photography, nature photography, landscape photography beautiful scenes of different venues and all of that. Upclose so you can see pictures of flowers or insects, There was one time after I looked at that I went out the next morning when the, the sun had come up and the dew was on the grass and I set the camera setting to just right and I took a picture of a blade of grass with a drop of dew on the end of it. And when you look at this picture … everything in the background is, is kind of blurry but the picture itself the, the drop of water came out crystal clear and you can see reflections of the blades of grass. And it is it’s just one of my favorite pictures. Again never would have known.

- Rich

Sounds so cool.

- Sharon

It just really is cause as I say, it’s all available to you if you know how to use your camera. And by going through that course he shows you those basics and then with the more advanced kinds of things you can do he talks about how you can make that happen. And the other thing too is, you don’t need to have a lot of fancy gear. And that’s always been kind of intimidating to me. You like a really nice picture and you see the people taking them and they’ve got lenses on it three feet long and, and all kinds of things. Thousands of dollars and I figure there’s no way I could take pictures like that. And then he shows you, you really can. And so he takes you through this is what you can do it with and if you want to make it a little bit more and do more things with it then there’s other equipment you could purchase.

I’ve kept a list of “nice-to-have’s” so that when I put a little money away then I will buy a certain type of lens or I’ll buy an extra flash or a filter to go on the camera to sharpen things up on a sunny day. Again the thing I like about the course is after you look at the features of a particular lesson you go right out, you can use the information right away and you can see the results and you don’t have to have a lot of fancy camera gear if you don’t want to.

- Rich

Were there any ways that he exceeded your expectations? Because it sounds like he met them.

- Sharon

Yes. One of the things I reflected about that I thought was different than any other course that I’ve seen is he goes into a little bit more in depth about, about how things happen. He doesn’t just say ok this setting will allow you to do this. He goes into a little bit more explanation about why that setting allows you to do this. One example would be there’s a thing in photography called white balance. Sun shines provides one kind of light. A florescent light provides you with a different kind of light. And you have to understand that a little because when you take a picture of something, if you get it in the sunlight, the color white is going to look a little different than florescent bulb. Ok? So he goes into explanation about why that is and how you can adjust for it so you get a true picture of a true white color regardless of what your light source is. Or that idea I was mentioning the background, you can either have blurred, which is favorable if you want to focus in on one subject like a portrait, or maybe you want the background to be in focus. Give you perspective. And a great, great picture of my son playing soccer and a picture of him taking a shot at the goal and you can see the goalie hit it his hands are out, two defenders are next to it and you can just see this ball is gonna go in the net. It looks like he‘s about five feet away from the goal but in reality he was about thirty feet away from the goal. And you can see in the background everything is pulled more closely because of the lens I was using. So I was able to achieve this because of some of the information that Ken had talked about. He goes into a little bit more in depth, a little bit more of the science behind why things are the way they are. And I’m interested in that and it helps when you remember what should I be thinking about when I’m trying to achieve a ….. picture.

- Rich

BEFORE EasyDSLR - Some shots Rich was having trouble with::

AFTER EasyDSLR - Photos Rich is proud of:




Click below to hear an interview with Andy Rose



Yeah, it all started in me looking around for DSLR camera for the family for holiday pictures and general pictures and stuff and I didn’t know a lot about it and I don’t know how I came across it but I found Ken’s DSLR guide online and I managed to download it and have a look through the DSLRs on the guide and so I picked the DSLR that we could kind of afford. I think I email Ken about it at one point as well and he emailed straight back which was sort of really cool and I found that really helpful.

- Andy

What did you email him about?

- Dr. Sharon

What his thoughts were on the camera obviously he had put it in the buyer’s guide but I just, obviously before shelling out that amount of money, I just wanted to sort of make sure I was making the right choice.

At which point I followed up online to his website from that email address and which was I think the photography side not the DSLR, the DSLR course which then sort of got me onto the course.

I had ordered the DSLR and all that kind of stuff and didn’t really know what I was doing with it and just assumed I would get good photos because it was a good camera .

At which point I sort of thought "Well I am investing all of this money in a camera I want to start investing in some means of training to kind of get me through it".

So I had a look online and followed up on Ken’s e-mail and I found the course and looked across a couple of the introduction videos on his website which were free and just found personally that it just kind of was my learning mechanism, it was how I took things in.

So looking at it on a video. I am not the sort of person who can read a book or anything like that I'm very hands on and just sit with my camera in front of a computer and watch a video of somebody showing you how it works and in particular that the camera that Ken showed you on was the one I had which was really cool.

It was just really easy application.

He had it there you had it in your had as well, you could just dial up the settings and take some really practical examples and I think that is what it's kind of based on really.

It’s a practical kind of course - visually based

So that's how I learned. So I am only about 3/4ths of the way through the course at the minute but I have just found Ken sort of dedication to the course just brilliant.

It's great how he has got, underneath every video he has got a comment section, he personally responds to every single comment and I have e-mailed him aside from the course just asking him advice on things and he has e-mailed straight back. He's just a really great guy and really helpful.

I just personally feel that without this kind of course that I had done, had I just gone down the route of buying the DSLR and under the assumption that I would get good photos without this additional training, I wouldn’t be in the place that I am now having come back from Disneyland and got stacks of great photos of the family - you know.

So I look back and feel I owe to Ken for that. Just really positive stuff.

- Andy

Are there a couple of things that you have learned that stick in your mind like "oh wow" that was really useful or that made a difference?

- Dr. Sharon

So many things, on the bottom of every video I think I put a comment on there or a question and just saying how great that was and just how I have never thought about it that way before, I always thought about certain things a certain way and just how we explained it and referred to certain aspects of the camera and the settings that were just kind of:

"Oh! that is really simple but I never thought about it that way before" if you see what I mean.

- Andy

Can you give me an example?

- Dr. Sharon

I guess something about Aperture on the camera. Just kind of how he utilized that, I understood the basics of it, but kind of in the Depth of Field side of things trying to get better photography with a number on the aperture to kind of create a wider in-focus area on the screen.

Because I had only done sort of half the course when we went away to Disneyland and I found myself using, tending to mess about with the shutter speed a lot and not tending to touch the aperture setting.

But then, towards the backend of the course I kind of started messing about with the aperture and actually seeing the results of that.

- Andy

Do you have any pictures you are particularly proud of that you could share?

- Dr. Sharon

Probably, given that I came back with 6,000!

- Andy

Oh my goodness! Oh my goodness!

- Dr. Sharon

Yeah, which Ken's also referred me onto a guy called Phil Steele who does a course on Adobe Lightroom which has also been really helpful to sort of work with your photographs because there are so many of them, it’s a bit of a nightmare to try and filter them down to a manageable quantity.

- Andy

Very very cool.

Anything that I left out that you might want to tell people if they were considering taking Ken’s course?

- Dr. Sharon

Financially, you are spending in excess of 1,000 pounds on a camera.

You spend what 50-60 pounds on the course?

I mean that’s really nothing... compared to the results that you get from using the camera.

So if you buy the camera on its own and you don’t do this course I am thinking; my example, if I just bought the camera and not done the course I think I would be in a very different position now to what I am having done the course and seeing all the rewards from that...

- Andy

BEFORE EasyDSLR - Some shots Andy was having trouble with:

AFTER EasyDSLR ** insert Drum-Roll ** Some Awesome shots Andy is proud of:




Click below to hear an interview with Sharon Leach



So I was wondering, how did you come to the course? Why were you interested in taking that course anyway?

- Dr. Sharon

Well I’ve always enjoyed photography and two years ago I decided to really get into it and try to understand it more. My husband bought me a new DSLR camera and I wanted to know how to work it besides automatic. (laughs) So I looked on the internet and came across Ken’s class and decided to purchase it. Of course I bought the other program too, the gold, as I got more into photography, and really enjoyed it. The first video that I saw which was free, I really enjoyed what I saw of it.

- Sharon

you know I’ve never seen it. What does it show?

- Dr. Sharon

That was a long time ago. It’s been two years since I watched that one. I think it was on depth of field is what it was if I remember right. And just the aperture part of it. Of course at that time I didn’t understand a thing, so I knew that he was going to explain… as well as he explained that portion of it, I knew that I could learn from him. And I did. I learned volumes from him.

- Sharon

What kind of things? I’m not a photographer so what kinds of things did you learn?

- Dr. Sharon

Oh ok. Well I learned… a lot of it is still a little bit over my head but I learned what the aperture was, what shutter speed was, and depth of field. A little bit of Photoshop not a lot. I hadn’t gotten Photoshop the time I watched his video so I didn’t watch that one real closely which I want to go back because I finally got a Photoshop program. Just the basics of how the camera works and how to work with lighting and especially with manual and how to get the exposure that you want to get of each picture and just like I told Ken I was like a sponge and I was just taking it all in. I learned a lot of the basics but he went beyond that as far as the lighting and the depth of field and getting bokeh and all of that. It was just fascinating to me.

- Sharon

What’s the value of that in terms of your photography?

- Dr. Sharon

The value of it for me is I’ve always been a point and shoot camera type person. And when I got my DSLR I decided right away that I wasn’t going to be that way with that camera because I knew it could do so much more. He didn’t really go into another lens but his portrait photography I wanted to get more bokeh in a lot of my pictures so I bought just a 50 mm lens cause of the f-stop on that, and that’s with the aperture, the f-stop on that was a lot higher. I get more bokeh in the back of my pictures and I really can’t put any value on it other than it just helped my photography so much so quickly I guess you could say. It was really amazing to me because I would talk to other photographers and how have you done this and I said well I’m just learning. I’ve only been in it for about a year. They’re really quite amazed that I knew as much as I did and I said well I just took a class and I think the guy that taught it was so informative and did such a wonderful job. That’s how much I value it. really it just helped me leaps and bounds and I’m just taking it and just ran with it.

- Sharon

What is it about the way Ken teaches?

- Dr. Sharon

I think for me I learn by seeing. I’m not a reading person. I have to actually see what you’re doing. With his videos he would go out in a field and actually explain to you and show you exactly what he was doing and what the cam and what kind of picture you were going to get doing this shutter speed and this aperture and this exposure and everything and this depth of field and so for me to actually see it helped me immensely and he explained it so well. So that’s what helped me was actually seeing the video and I learn by sight I don’t learn by people telling me.

Obviously there’s both but I learn a lot faster and lot better if I can actually see what’s going on. Rather than read it then try and work with it.

- Sharon

What is it about taking pictures do you think?

- Dr. Sharon

Oh man it’s just so rewarding I just love it. I get out there and take pictures of birds and I do macro photography and just to see sunsets I absolutely love sunsets. And to see the picture that you can… and just the creativity of it all. Of getting shadows and in different pictures that you can just capture and you can show to people and say this is what you miss. A lot of people, we don’t

sit there and look at a sunset. We don’t sit there and look at how different lighting works when the sun hits this area you got shadows and it does different things I guess it’s like capturing a bird for me It’s just fascinating. And I love birds. And dogs I love taking pictures of my dogs and seeing if you can get the expression and how it comes through the picture and getting the emotion that comes through it I think. It’s just fascinating to me. I have never always been this way I’ve never thought of myself as a creative person. And my brother who just recently got into photography was a painter growing up and he was very creative and he was kind of surprised that I was into photography because I have never been a creative person. And he says but I see you talking about it and you really do have a creative eye for it and he says I just would’ve never thought that you would. (laughs)

- Sharon

How cool is that? Wow.

- Dr. Sharon

Yeah I thought it was pretty cool. So I guess for me it’s just a different kind of creativity and art. To see different things is so neat. And how other people look at different things. I see pictures of what other people take and I think, Hmm I’ve never seen it that way. And it just kind of tells a story and it’s fascinating to me.

- Sharon

And so if you were going to be describing this program to a friend who was interested what might you say?

- Dr. Sharon

You really want to know how your camera works and all that it does. I would highly recommend Ken because he explains it so well. But I think the first thing I would tell the person is to go ahead and look at the first video that he has for free. And if it appeals to you and how his teaching method is, I would go. Like I say people just learn so differently. And for me with how he had the charts and everything and the way the coloring and everything I really wanted to know the basics. I come across a lot people and they just want to take pictures. And I wanted to know why that picture was coming out that way. And so I guess it depends on why people are taking pictures. Is it just cause they want to take pictures of their family or whatever,. I wanted to go deeper than that and so if I were to talk to somebody about the program I would say If you really want to learn how to do photography I would highly recommend this program to you. His videos.

- Sharon

BEFORE EasyDSLR - Some shots Sharon was NOT happy with:

AFTER EasyDSLR - Photos Sharon is Super Happy with :)




Click below to hear an interview with Chris Ellis



From a user’s standpoint, I guess all I did is just kinda start going through ‘em all. And I’m one these type of people that um, you know, I don’t do a video and then practice for a week. I’m more of the type that okay I heard that and now lets go to the next thing and keep going, and going, and going and then along the way um so anyways I kinda blew through these courses within, Oh man, probably three or four days and then you start going out and experimenting and doing these things and , you know, go back to them as a reference at that point so it kinda built up all the knowledge as much as I possibly can, go out put it to practice and then come back as a reference. So thats really what I do right now with it, just so you know.

- Chris


- Ken

Um, and I think a lot of people are probably that way too. Um, but anyway, so I mean just the way you put things and explain them um I mean this is awesome and it really is. Just, you know, the structure you have for it all any everything. Um, in terms of the photography stuff you know a lot of this, well and once again you know I’m a beginner at it obviously, and so I went out and got a Nikon D7100 and you know was like, you know, well I had a DSLR before that an old Cannon Rebel EOS

- Chris

Uh huh

- Ken

… and then so I really, I really stepped it up going to the Nikon D7100 and I was like  “you know I really need to be more serious with this, I know I can do it, um you know and but how?” You know,like, what is composition - what is all this stuff? I don’t know, you know what I mean, so I can go out and take a picture but didn’t really, you know, know a lot until then. So like the rule of thirds, all those things uh I put into practice on virtually every picture that I take. And so whats nice about that camera you can have your grid uh show up right there in your viewfinder, get it in a nice ballpark, and then once you go on to your photoshopping and things like that, you know, turn the rule of thirds on there and crop it just the way you want it. Get that, you know, get that flow that you’re going after. And so it tremendously improves what I can do - no doubt about it. So the, you know, that whole aspect was just a big, big eye opener for me - no doubt about it. So I know how to work the buttons and I know what aperture is. I know what this is and , you know, how shudder speed affects other things and uh but “how do I use that?”. And thats where your courses really came in handy to me. It put it into more of a practical sense um definitely with the photography.

- Chris


- Ken

Uh the time-lapse photograph, the time lapse photography was probably my, one of my favorite parts I’ll be honest.

- Chris

OK, yeah

- Ken

…so I never knew how to do a time-lapse and that was pretty cool. So now I can get these cool sunsets coming across our house here uh so that was fun.

- Chris

Some of Chris's recent shots

More Member Comments

EXCELLENT COURSE for anyone just beginning to use a DSLR Of all the photography courses I have taken – Ken Schultz is by far my favorite instructor, he is very intelligent, his courses have excellent audio and video quality, and he does a fantastic job explaining things in depth and so you can understand them, he speaks slowly which allows you to really think about the concepts he is teaching as well as take notes on any key topics you want to look back on. He is an excellent photographer and I highly recommend taking both the EasyDSLR: beginners course [Blue] and the EasyDSLR: advanced course [Gold], if you are new to DSLR cameras, these are the courses to get you started! I am an aspiring photographer who just started my own business and I throughly enjoyed Kens courses, they were excellent recaps on all of the important key points and I love that he teaches everything so well and is so experienced. Thank you Ken! I feel like I am ready to enter into the business world of photography and I just had my first photo shoot last weekend! Thank you!!


A Personal note received from Jessica:

Hello Ken,

You have been one of my favorite instructors thus far and you are more than welcome to use my review as a testimonial on your website. I think people need to know how excellent your classes are. I learned so so much from you. I bought my first DSLR (Nikon D810) and if it weren’t for your courses I wouldn’t have been able to start using my new beautiful camera so quickly. Now, I am currently getting my degree in photography, and my choice to do so was based off of the first courses I took which were your easy DSLR courses, in which I found my true calling and love. I will attach a picture to this email for you to use as my profile picture. Wishing you and your family all the best.

Your faithful student,
Jessica Campbell


Jessica Campbell - EasyDSLR Gold Member

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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