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Brian Spiegel

If anyone would like to learn Photography for FREE, I setup these YouTube playlists while I studied photography as a guide. Hear directly from the best pro photographers on YouTube. More than anything these playlists will teach you photography in all it's forms film to digital, phone to compact camera, to dslr, and film cameras, 8x10, 4x5, medium format, and beyond...

FOR FREE

Also there are links to books and online classes on photography below and to the center.


1 Embracing Photography Student (Part 1)

How to use your camera (The Basics)

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLPyrVkpQf_iotXcuMrL7hZrghSD7OEtC-

Table of Contents


Introduction

cameras and cell phone

buying a camera

mistakes to avoid

point and shoot

exposure

stops

aperture

depth of field

shutter speed

putting it all together

metering

sync speed

rear curtain sync

high speed sync

flash techniques

dynamic range

inverse square law

raw and JPEG

16 bit vs 8 bit

white balance

focus

hyper-focal distance

angle of view

lenses

diffraction

macro

filters

infrared

cable release

tripod

sandbag

Long Exposure

multiple exposure

Bokeh Balls

astrophotography

HDR

Storms and Lighting

panorama

clean your sensor

medium and large format cameras

cheap camera challenge













2 Embracing Photography Student (Part 2)

Photo Theory+

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLPyrVkpQf_irI8Jbjgvy4VQTxlRn6ysS4

Table of Contents


Light principles color and shadow

using light photographically

color theory

creativity

principles of composition

design

art movements

stories from the field

pro photographers and business of photography

how does the camera work

how does the lens work

how does the sensor work

transistors

gates and logic

software and coding

the sensor itself

JPEG

image pipeline

studio lighting examples

Books

Practical HDR: A Complete Guide to Creating High Dynamic Range Images with Your Digital SLR

https://www.google.com/books/edition/Practical_HDR/NxaGDwAAQBAJ?hl=en&gbpv=1&printsec=frontcover

Light Science and Magic

https://www.google.com/books/edition/Light_Science_and_Magic/ZMZbaU_LbY4C?hl=en&gbpv=1&printsec=frontcover

Focal Press The Photographer's Eye Digitally Remastered (10th Anniversary Edition)

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1389569-REG/focal_press_9780815375661_the_photographer_s_eye_digitally.html

Focal Press Book: The Photographer's Vision: Understanding Great Photography

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/829904-REG/Focal_Press_9780240815183_Book_The_Photographer_s_Vision.html/

The Photographer's Mind Remastered: Creative Thinking for Better Digital Photos

https://www.amazon.com/Photographers-Mind-Remastered-Creative-Thinking/dp/1781575649/ref=asc_df_1781575649/

The Art of Photographic Lighting 1st Edition

https://www.amazon.com/Art-Photographic-Lighting-Eib-Eibelshaeuser/dp/193395275X

The Practical Zone System : For Film and Digital Photography

https://www.amazon.com/Practical-Zone-System-Digital-Photography/dp/1138206318

Lighting Secrets for the Professional Photographer Paperback – October 1, 1990

https://www.amazon.com/Lighting-Secrets-Professional-Photographer-Brown/dp/0898794129

Macro Photography: The Universe at our Feet

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/donkom/macro-photography

Classes

Online Diploma in Digital Photography

https://alison.com/course/diploma-in-digital-photography

Marc Levoy - Lectures on Digital Photography

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7ddpXYvFXspUN0N-gObF1GXoCA-DA-7i



3 Embracing Photography Student (Part 3 )

Digital Darkroom

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLPyrVkpQf_iqj6SwdSSXTJKfDu55ZgyOl

Table of Contents


how to transfer photos to computer

Photoshop cs6

frequency separation

tricks and tips

focus stacking

selection techniques

color spaces

mastering color

composite images

PTGUI

printing

Mounting and Framing

printing transparency

darkroom printing

Ansel Adams

4 HDR short

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLPyrVkpQf_irHphPP7IHQdtd0IP6gmGah 5

Light Painting :)

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLPyrVkpQf_irSVl9Jye7oHvKMej493nbW6

Photography History

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLPyrVkpQf_iqoSH0Zhyxpbo0svLHv9cgr

The Genius of Photography Documentary | TV Series (2007)

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1288869


Contact me


My Linkedin page

https://www.linkedin.com/in/brian-spiegel-0245a3b

My code repository

https://github.com/flyingdeath/

my personal facebook

https://www.facebook.com/people/Brian-Spiegel/100009521845140

Brian Spiegel Photograghy face book page

https://www.facebook.com/flyingdeath00/

LISTS GEAR, GAMES, MUSIC, AND MOVIES

https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=2872398816420818&id=100009521845140

NEW KIND OF CAMERAS (NOT YET MADE.)

https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=2951651391828893&id=100009521845140


my flickr page

https://www.flickr.com/photos/flyingdeath00/

3D 360 Panorama Slideshow

https://flyingdeath.github.io/SlideShow_panorama/panoNew.html

SlideShow_GPU_HDR

https://flyingdeath.github.io/SlideShow_GPU_HDR/