Skill level

  • Beginner to intermediate

Course objectives

What you'll learn by the end of this course

  • Come up with a practical, organization system for your photos

  • Learn proper backup strategies for home and while traveling

  • Become proficient in both selecting photos to process and publish, and how to process them for maximum effect

  • How to put together both a portfolio and photo books

  • Creating a travel photography blog and use social media

  • Ways to monetize your photography in today's competitive environment


What do you need?

  • An editing/post-processing program such as Photo Mechanic, Lightroom, or Capture One

Time to complete

How long will it take?

  • A minimum of two weeks, depending on how long it takes to do all lesson materials, tests, and complete assignments.

What's included in this photography course?

This isn't just a collection of videos!

  • 21 short videos

    Short, digestible videos demonstrate the module topic without extra fluff. Each video is accompanied by text & photos for the readers, as well as a PDF outline for download.

  • 7 tests and quizzes

    Six tests and one final exam will reinforce learning. Do you need to go back and re-read something? These tests will let you know.

  • 6 assignments

    You'll complete and turn in six assignments so I can provide you feedback on how well you've understood and are applying what you've just learned.

Payment options

Split it up into two

Course curriculum

  • 01

    After the Capture

  • 03

    2. Editing Images

    • Your Photo Editing System

    • Adding Geolocation Information

    • Keywords & Captions

    • Test: Editing Images

    • Download: Editing Images

    • Assignment: Editing Images

  • 04

    3. Basic Post-Processing Workflow

    • Tonal Adjustments

    • Color Adjustments

    • Local Adjustments

    • Exporting Photos

    • Test: Processing Workflow

    • Download: Processing Workflow

    • Assignment: Processing Workflow

  • 05

    4. Putting a Portfolio Together

    • Where to Keep your Online Portfolios

    • Organizing your Portfolios

    • Selecting Images for your Portfolio

    • Test: Putting a Portfolio Together

    • Download: Putting a Portfolio Together

    • Assignment: Putting a Portfolio Together

  • 06

    5. Publishing

    • Printing Your Photos

    • Social Media

    • Your Ultimate Social Network

    • Creating a Website

    • Test: Publishing

    • Download: Publishing

    • Assignment: Publishing

  • 07

    6. Selling your Photos

    • Pitching to Photo Editors

    • Stock Photography

    • Selling Books & Prints

    • Test: Selling your Photos

    • Download: Selling your Photos

    • Download: Sample Releases

    • Assignment: Selling your Photos

  • 08

    Final Steps

    • One More Fun Final Exam - What Do You Remember?

    • End of Course Survey

    • What's Next?

Your instructor

I have a unique background in education that started in the U.S. Air Force where I was an F-15E flight instructor for ten years and wrote F-15E training curricula. I continued to teach helicopter lessons after transitioning to civilian life.
But I soon discovered my passion was telling stories through photography. I'm now an accredited associate photographer with Photographers Without Borders and have worked on documentary projects around the world, and have also taught photography on three continents. I've been a professional photographer for nearly ten years, having been published in places like New York Magazine, the Los Angeles Times, Tahoe Quarterly, and National Geographic Online. Photography is a joy that everyone should have access to, and I'd like to pass it on to you also!

John Peltier

Photography Instructor