Can i join after January?
Yes. The course runs continually. You can join at any time throughout the year and you will keep getting the lessons until you've completed the whole year. Even then, you can stay on the course and start again from the beginning. (Some people are on their 3rd year.)
why is this course free?
I've been teaching photography online and in person for 10 years. In that time I have met countless beginners who have given up trying to understand their camera.
Why? The lessons and workshops they have tried have been too shallow, or too technical, or the pace was too fast, or things weren't taught in the right order.
I want everyone with a DSLR to confidently take control of their camera and take photographs they are proud of, and that's why the email version of this course is free.
You'll get one lesson a week by email for a year, and if you follow along step by step, you'll be off auto after 6 weeks, and shooting photos you are proud of after 12. For the rest of the year you'll be refining your skills and polishing your technique.
If you don't want to wait a whole year to get all the lessons, you can buy the book or sign up for the video course. Neither is compulsory.
What is the AYWMC philosophy?
There's a bit too much to go into here, but please read more here: What exactly is A Year With My Camera?
What camera do I need?
You'll need a camera with manual controls.
It could be a DSLR, mirrorless or bridge camera, but you'll need to be able to take it off auto and program modes, and control the aperture and shutter speed independently.
What lessons are included?
The year starts with 6 lessons to get you off auto mode, and to start using the manual controls. We then cover composition, light and being creative. The year carries on with lessons including macro, landscape, travel and editing.
do i get feedback?
Once you've signed up, you'll be invited to join our private Facebook group. I don't give individual feedback on every single photo posted, but you can ask me questions and post images for feedback on selected dates.
I've already signed up - where are the post sign-up FAQ?
Where can I see what other students are doing?
Search Instagram for our hashtag: #AYearWithMyCamera.