Want to snap a selfie with your friends? Post that dreamy vacation picture to Instagram? There’s a good chance you’ll reach for your smartphone. It doesn’t matter if you’re team iPhone or Android: Smartphones make it possible for anyone to be a photographer—and share your pictures with your friends, family, and followers instantaneously.
But that doesn’t mean you should toss your DSLR camera. While camera phones might be ideal for quick shots, a DSLR camera can be invaluable if you want to turn your passion into a profession.
You just need to know how to use it.
Fortunately, a series of courses called The Essential Digital Photography Master Class Bundle will teach you how to make the most of your camera. This bundle is divided into three classes to help you understand—and master—the nuts and bolts of photography.
Start with “Digital Photography Introduction,” which will teach you the bare basics of photography. Here, you’ll learn how to use a DSLR and tinker around which its basic functions such as ISO, depth of field, composure, and exposure. From there, click over to the “Advanced Digital Photography,” where you’ll learn how to take portraits, beautiful landscape shots, and night pictures. Not to worry if a serious case of red eye is cramping your photo’s style— you’ll learn that here, too.
But, of course, no picture is complete without a little editing, which is exactly where the final course comes in. “Using Adobe Photoshop Elements 15” will teach you how to enhance, retouch, and even add text to your already stunning pictures. In total, the three classes are 30 hours, so you can technically become a master photographer over the weekend. Now all you need is to find the perfect subject.
These courses typically cost $207 sold separately, but for the next few days, you can snag them all for $19.