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How to become a master photographer without attending art school

Time to turn that hobby into a lucrative side job.


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Posted on Jul 13, 2017   Updated on May 23, 2021, 12:00 am CDT

If you have an ongoing obsession with capturing landscapes as you travel, photography is an exciting and valuable skill to learn. After all, you never hear anyone saying a photo is “too” good. And with the prevalence of imagery in the digital realm these days, it has become especially lucrative to know how to produce good shots.

Just consider the monetization of Instagram and the need for quality photos on websites and blogs. Companies are willing to pay a pretty penny for what could just be a fun side hobby on your end. A little bit more of an editing type of person? Photoshop is a highly desirable skill to have, and easily transferable from design to marketing roles.

Whether you want to set yourself up for a promotion in your current role or start a lucrative side business, a series of online classes like this Learn to Become A Master Photographer 2017 Bundle is the perfect way to get started. Best of all, it’s just $34 for all of these classes. What’s included, you ask? Take a look:

1) Professional Retouching Course in Photoshop

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Any professional photographer knows that expert retouching is the difference between a billboard and the cutting room floor. Learn a wide variety of retouching tasks with this hands-on course.

2) Mastering Advanced Color Grading in Photoshop

Learn how you can enhance and process image color through color grading in Photoshop: work on real examples that you can transfer to your own work, once you perfect your chops.

3) Creative Photography Composition Masterclass 2017

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There are thousands of different ways you could approach angles, lighting, and composition — this course explores the subjective beauty of photos and how you can take a great, totally unique shot each time.

4) iPhone Selfie Portrait Photography

This course walks you through the modern day art of the selfie.

5) Home Based Photography Studio Business

You don’t necessarily need to rent out a studio space in order to start your photography business! This course teaches you how to do it in the comfort of your own home.

6) Learn To Use Your DSLR Camera Like A Professional Photographer

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DSLRs are tricky things, but when used correctly, they take incredible photos. Learn to operate a DSLR in manual mode, and get more creative control than ever.

7) Landscape Photography

There’s a lot of things involved in landscape photography, from getting the right gear to using the best settings to mastering the right editing tricks. This course teaches you all of them.

8) Night Photography

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Forget golden hour, stunning photos can be taken when the sun falls: you just need the right expert tips and tricks.

Interested in getting out there and starting to shoot? Get the Learn to Become A Master Photographer 2017 Bundle for $34 from the Daily Dot Store today.

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*First Published: Jul 13, 2017, 11:12 am CDT