Professional Photography Course

Lesson 1.1 Eye of the Photographer

Learn How to See Like a Photographer Learn How to See Like a Photographer

In Lesson 1.1, work with our experts as they introduce you to the world of photography and show you how to see your surroundings through the eyes of a professional. You’ll start by learning three fundamental guidelines to follow every time you want to take a great picture.

Learn How to See Like a Photographer

From there, you will learn how to get started when you approach a scene you’d like to photograph. Prompted with some helpful questions, you will learn what’s important to consider before you take the shot. From choosing a subject to eliminating distractions, you’ll become more attune to the message a good photograph can send when thoughtfully composed.

What You’ll Learn in the Eye of the Photographer Lesson

  • Learn to establish the purpose of your photographs
  • Decide which elements belong in an image, and which should be cropped out
  • Learn how to see like a photographer
  • Discover how to make your photography unique
  • Learn how to develop an eye for photography
  • Browse photography composition tips
  • Apply NYIP’s Three Guidelines for Great Photographs

Expert photography starts long before you begin working with a camera. It begins with a fundamental knowledge of elements like composition and light. From there, you’ll be well equipped to effectively capture these essential components and combine them to create the perfect photo.