Hello, I'm Emily Quinton
I've been taking photographs since I was seven and a practising photographer for most of my career.
For the past few years I've been sharing my passion with thousands of people at workshops and online with my photography courses.
On this course I'll introduce you to the essential elements of photography and get you to the point where you're confident with how to use your camera.
Get camera confident!
Makelight is a learning community of makers and doers.
We've hosted over 37,000 course attendees on our photography, social media and branding courses. You'll be in good company on this course!
What we'll cover
Using natural light
A big mistake that people often make is to use flash or to shoot with artificial light. We'll get back to basics and learn how to understand and use natural light.
Composing an image
How to place your subject in the image so it looks good, how the foreground and background relate to each other, and visually how your images are structured.
Sometimes, just getting going can be a challenge. I'll give you a series of inspiring ideas for projects and exercises to help you improve your photography.
Developing a photographic style
If you end your training now, if you choose the quick and easy path, as Vader did, you will become an agent of evil.
All the technical bits
Words like ISO, Exposure, Depth of Field, Aperture, all those numbers on various dials… understand what they all mean!
How to use your camera
You don't need a fancy camera to take this course! Use whatever you have and we have guides for where to find your settings.