I Want to Share All My Photography Secrets With You

September 28, 2022

You can have all the secrets in your pocket

Photo by Oyemike Princewill on Unsplash

In the past several months, many of my students have asked me to photograph more alongside them.

I love to work alongside my students as they learn and grow to make images they love.

With students in over 42 different countries, it is my pleasure to inspire you in your photography.

Yet, I am one person. And I have seen your increased hunger and appetite to learn more about your photography.

The decision to go on demand

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I have expanded from my days of teaching in a single classroom in a single school to teaching and writing remotely for several.

The pandemic gave teachers many opportunities to expand their outreach to students that would not have been possible prior.

Yet, I am old school. I always enjoy the commradery of working with a group of students or teaching private lessons in person.

There is something human about being able to share ideas directly in real time that I love.

Since I have been mainly remote for a couple years now, the demand for classes has multiplied.

My students no longer have to travel to New York or where I am. And I can teach you from anywhere on the face of the planet.

It was only logical to provide you with resources at your disposal such as on demand classes to help you learn and grow when we are not in coaching sessions together.

And this led me to the idea of Udemy.

What is Udemy?

Introducing my first class on Udemy by Charlie Naebeck

Udemy is a fantastic resource for both teachers and students.

It is both an app and a website that allows you to learn on demand at your pace.

And the best part about it. You can re-watch content and learn for classes as often as you like.

I opened my email this morning to the above announcement. I was accepted and vetted as a teacher for Udemy!

A gift for you for your photography

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Now that I am approved for Udemy, I can share classes with you anytime.

And the best part is that you can take me with you in your pocket for advice at 3 am when you get the urge to shoot.

The courses are interactive also.

You will be able to ask questions and receive answers. And you can also find help in the learning tools and resources provided.

My first exclusive course on Udemy is called: “How to Improve Your Photography; A Gift You’ll Love.”
Me photographing in NYC by Will Carlson

The course covers:

  • Lecture 1: Introduction
  • Lecture 2: The shooting modes of the camera
  • Lecture 3: How to quickly switch between automatic and manual
  • Lecture 4: Do you have to shoot in manual?
  • Lecture 5: Five composition methods for improving your camera technique
  • Lecture 6: The three main lighting types in photography
  • Lecture 7: Harsh light
  • Lecture 8: Soft light
  • Lecture 9: Reflected light
  • Lecture 10: Tips, tricks, and advice to jump-start your photography
  • Lecture 11: Thank you! Other resources to continue your photography journey

You will learn:

  • How to start in any shooting mode on your camera.
  • How you can quickly shoot in manual mode.
  • How to improve your camera technique with composition.
  • The three main lighting types in photography and when to use them.
  • Tips and tricks to jump-start your specific photography goals from a professional photographer.

This class is designed for complete beginners to jump-start your photography. You will be shooting in minutes!

And this is also for more advanced photographers to review essential skill sets that you may forget to refresh.

Tips and tricks for you to start:

A photo by my wife of me.

Here are five tips and tricks to help you get started with this first course on Udemy:

  1. ABS = Always Be Shooting. If your camera is sitting idle, you are not learning.
  2. Carry your camera with you every day. Keep a backpack or way to carry your camera so that you can shoot when the urge to practice hits.
  3. I have created several assignments for you to learn from. Practice the lessons more than once. Remember that it does not matter what you photograph to learn. What matters is that you are photographing. Some of my best revelations in photography have come to me at 3 am when I don’t have something pretty to shoot. I photograph around the house all the time and learn.
  4. Give yourself the gift of time. Set aside at least one hour a week to learn from the videos. This will help you to learn and grow very quickly.
  5. Don’t be afraid to ask questions. You can submit questions at any time of day and night. I will generally reply back to all inquiries within 48 hours.

I hope that you find much newfound inspiration in my new course.

My Grandmother gave me my first camera at age 10, and I never dreamed that it would lead to this.

Yet, I am in your pocket as you learn, apply, and grow.

And I am excited to always see what the future holds for both of us.

If you also create photos that you are proud of, please join my share a picture publication here on Medium or Flipboard.

I aim to connect and inspire as many photographers as possible, as I was inspired when I picked up the camera for the first time over 33 years ago.

Go forth and make the images that you love!

I look forward to seeing you in class.

Hi, I am Charlie Naebeck
I am a husband, photographer, teacher, writer, and digital nomad.
Contact me here to book a photography coaching session.Or find my digital classes and Ebooks on Gumroad or Udemy. 
-Voted in the top 10 photography teachers in NYC. 
-Top photography and inspiration writer on Medium.
-Students in over 42 different countries.
I also have written for The Phoblographer, Adorama, Dpture, and more.
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Thank you!