Kim Howells Photography Training

Learning to shoot in manual gives you the control to turn what you see into the photographs you want.

This course will help you if you want to:

  • Take better photos, whether you are an amateur or developing professional.
  • Know what those buttons and settings on your camera do, and take control.
  • Learn about composition while photographing people, animals, nature, water, landscapes and more.
  • Get sharp images every time, and learn to isolate your subject and blur the background.
  • Expose your subject well, even if the light is challenging.
  • Photograph moving objects without (or with!) motion blur.

Why learn from Kim Howells Photography Training?

  • Online at your own pace.
  • Developed for busy people, so it's easy to learn around work and family commitments.
  • Interactive with support - ask questions and post images for feedback.
  • Simple explanations of technical concepts. Step-by-step with examples, exercises and help on hand.
  • Refer back and ask for help at any time over the 12 months. It's plenty of time to complete the course, and practice what you have learned.
  • Renewable after 12 months for half price, so you can continue getting feedback and referencing the course material.
  • Photo challenges target specific areas of learning while letting you be creative and have fun.
  • Avoid confusion and wasted time sifting through information on the internet, without knowing what you really need to learn or what is correct.
  • Learn from an experienced, multi award-winning professional photographer, who is passionate about seeing others learn and grow.


What you will learn:

  • Tools and terminology - the functions of your camera and lens(es), camera handling and care.
  • What the light meter is and how to use it; metering modes.
  • How to get sharp focus; focusing modes.
  • How to expose well, and how to use ISO, aperture and shutter speed effectively (the "triangle of exposure").
  • Control depth of field (how much of your image is in focus).
  • Motion/movement effects, such as how to freeze or show movement.
  • How to read and use a histogram (it's not as scary as it sounds).
  • White balance (colour).
  • Composition techniques you can use in any sort of photography.
  • Where to go for further learning.


What you need:

  • Digital camera with full manual capability. This is likely to be a dSLR or mirrorless camera, which usually have interchangeable lenses. You need a camera that has features such as a light meter, control over focusing modes, metering modes, ISO, aperture and shutter speed to make the best use of what the course offers. Most compact cameras nor phones will be suitable.
  • A free membership on the forum of photo editing extraordinaire Damien Symonds - this is where the course is hosted. ask.damiensymonds.net


Course cost:

$79 for 12 months access, renewable for half price.


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