Learn and Master Photography

Learn & Master Photography Giveaway

Learn and Master Photography

I love it when companies pitch me giveaways that I can really feel good about promoting to my readers. Legacy Learning Systems has been a fantastic company to work with and they now have a new Program called Learn and Master Photography with Vince Wallace. This DVD learning series will help everyone from the novice to the expert. I’ll be getting a copy to review very soon and I have the opportunity to give away a copy of the course to one lucky reader.

Just the other day I got an e-mail from a friend of mine who reads the blog. She asked me how she could make her new DSLR camera take the type of photos where one par tis in focus and the rest is blurred. That seems to be my specialty lately with all the Macro shots and the wide aperture shots I’ve taken lately. The thing is I know how to do it but to explain it in simple steps for anyone to understand is not my forte. This is where the Legacy Learning system comes into play.

So what is included in the course?

The student will learn:

  • The difference between a point-and-shoot camera and a DSLR camera
  • How light travels through a camera to create an image
  • How to manage digital image files
  • The elements of art, including color theory, value, positive/negative, space, line, form, and shape
  • Lens components: the focusing system, drive modes, and shooting modes
  • How to compose images: rule of thirds, leading space, magnetism
  • Light Metering
  • ISO, Aperture, Shutter Speed, and Focal Length

LM Photography contains 24 lessons and over 30 hours of teaching and demonstration. The course starts the student with the basics of photography and the DSLR camera and gives the most comprehensive, classical training in photography. The student will begin with basic techniques, like understand focal length and how light travels through the camera, and advance to shooting images on full manual control. By the end of the course, the student will be able to shoot photographs in any scenario under any lighting conditions. With every lesson is a time of teaching, practice with simple concepts, and finally an assignment to complete. So, with every lesson, the student will have photographs to include in a photo book that they will create in session 24. Each assignment in each session documents the student’s journey to mastery through images. The student should watch each session, section by section, and master the concept through the assignment before moving on. We also recommend not skipping lessons, as the material builds on previous lessons.

Although Vince teaches the course using a DSLR, a student with a point-and-shoot camera can learn most of the concepts using his camera. We would recommend buying a DSLR camera by the end of session 4, but it’s not absolutely essential to learn the material. The student will just have a harder time grasping the concepts. The course covers photography in the studio and the equipment necessary to set up studio shoots, but again, the student doesn’t need to purchase this equipment if they don’t plan to shoot in the studio. LM Photography will not make a student a macro photographer, or a wedding photographer, or a portrait photographer. It will teach the general photography concepts a student needs to know in order to specialize in a certain type of photography. The course will also introduce certain types of photography to pique the student’s interest.

So, how can you win a copy?

Ways to Enter
(Leave 1 SEPARATE Comment for EACH Entry).

  • 1 Entry – Mandatory to Enter – To enter the contest visit the Legacy Learning Learn & Master Photography site and leave a comment on this post. Tell me What is the one thing you wish you knew how to do/do better with your camera?. Leave this as your FIRST comment.
    (If this is not done your entry will not count)
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  • 1 Entry – Tweet about this Legacy Learning Learn & Master Photography giveaway… something like
    @BenSpark is always learning about Photography. He just got Learn and Master Photography. He has a copy for you. http://bit.ly/iAEHqy
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I will not respond to any comments so that I can run the Random.org numbers correctly. Any trackbacks are unapproved while I select the random winner and then re-approved after. Only legitimate entries are counted. You have until 5:00pm EST on May 13, 2011 to enter. Once 5:00pm EST rolls around (or as early the next morning as possible) I will close the comments. The winner will be notified via e-mail and will have 48 hours to reply with a U.S. Mailing address so that we can send the winner their prize. Contest is open to U.S. Only. Please do not use multiple names to enter. Make it fair for everyone and don’t stack the deck.

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79 thoughts on “Learn & Master Photography Giveaway”

  1. Ok, I have to comment… I guess I’ll have to do the other things too, since the first comment never wins.

    I would love, love, love to be better with available light. I shoot in so many different situations, the worst being my church, and I want good pictures that I don’t have to heavily edit or goofify in picnik. (Is too a word!)

    Please, please, please let me win!
    Look at what Alli wrote blog post ..Motherhood is fun

  2. I’d like to learn HOW those incredible motion shot effects were caught… AND how to recreate them on purpose!

  3. Would love to learn to take pictures in any given situation and light. I would also love to learn to take better action shots, especially of kids sports.

  4. I wish I could take pics that focus on one subject or thing and have the background (or foreground) unfocused or fuzzy.

  5. I would really love to learn how to take snapshots of my children, and catch their emotions or movement. I’m always one second too late or too early and miss what I was trying to capture! I’m out of focus, in the wrong lighting, something… I get usually one in about every ten turning out like I wanted. I want ten out of ten! 🙂

  6. I really wish I knew how to clean the senor on my camera. Seems like is it pretty easy but the downside is kind of large and it scares me.

  7. Learn & Master Photography will teach you all you need to know in order to capture perfectly exposed, well composed, emotionally exciting images

    this would be so nice for me to take pictures of the grandchildren

    vlbelk(at)hotmail.com

  8. Subscribe to BenSpark’s Personal Branding BootCamp
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  9. I want to learn how to use the manual setting on my camera, and more about the lighting. This is a great giveaway.

  10. I am subscribed to your giveaway newsletter (at least now I am — I thought I already was…)

  11. One thing I wish I knew how to do better with my camera is combining of of the technical aspects of taking a picture correctly to get the best exposure and focus. I would like to learn how to get away from auto everything and get more comfortable and confident with my manual techniques.

  12. Hi Drew,
    I’m interested in capturing motion in photos. My son just starting playing Lacrosse and I would love to get some decent pictures of him playing

  13. I would like to learn to do more than just point and shoot ie using the different settings, the manual settings, etc.

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