New Course by Matt Kloskowski
Sharp and In Focus!
Everything you need to know about focusing and getting sharp photos.
On Sale now for $79.99
I actually taught one of my own photo mentors something!
Chris Orwig (chrisorwig.com)
Chris Orwig has been an inspiration of mine for years. I was so excited to sit down with him and actually get to teach him a little something new recently.
3 Things You’ll Learn About
This course is organized into 15 short 5-10 minute videos. Each video covers one topic, in an easy and organized way to make watching and learning really sink in.
“I have done many of your courses, but your ‘Sharp and in Focus’ course is by far the best course I’ve ever done. Learning so much about photography in 90 minutes is priceless.
– Harald Koch
What’s The Course All About
This course is 90 minutes long and each lesson is broken up into short 5-8 minute segments so you can quickly pick and choose what you want to learn more about. It’s designed so you can get through it in just one or two sittings, and then get to practicing and implementing what you’ve learned.
COURSE LENGTH: 92 minutes
1. The Importance of the Diopter and Your Eyesight
2. Handholding: Shutter speed formula
3. Handholding - Importance of Auto ISO
4. Handholding - Lens Stabilization Modes
5. How to Check Sharpness In Camera
6. Tripods - Real World Stability Demo
7. Tripods - Cable Releases and Self-Timer Technique
8. Focus: Focus Modes Single and Continuous
9. Focus - Focus Areas Single Point vs. Dynamic
10. Focus - The Focus Range Limiter
11. Focus - When to Use Manual Focus?
12. Understanding the Focal Plane
13. Understanding and Using Back Button Focus
14. Focus Stacking (Why and How?)
15. Sharp and Focus Recipes
Still Have Questions? Check Out the FAQ Below
Some of My Personal Favorites
As with any course I create, I always have some personal favorites. Topics and techniques that I know are different from what’s out there, and will really help people.
Understand Your Focus Modes
See Why Auto ISO Is So Important for Sharp Photos
Learn How to Set Accurate Focus
Learn the Advantages of Back Button Focus
“I’m a portrait and event photographer, with people moving in photos all the time. Matt’s tips on Auto ISO and Focus Modes has improved my shooting in a HUGE way”
– Robin Reiss Photography
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All Videos (15 Lessons / 92 minutes)
Includes Recipe Video with "recipes" for Camera settings for most scenarios (sports, portrait, wildlife, landscapes, etc...)
Downloadable Course: You Own It... No Subscriptions.
Office Hours: Exclusive Invite to my Webinar on September 17th (at 12pm ET) to ask questions about this course. (It will be recorded)
You'll receive an email within the next week to sign up and ask questions ahead of time for Office Hours. Even if you can't join live, your questions will be submitted and you'll receive the replay video.
My Promise to You!
(and I don’t do this often)
You Will Learn At Least 1 New Thing!
Why only one thing? Judging from people I talk to all the time about this stuff, I actually think you’ll learn MANY New things.
But… if you only learned 1 thing that will get you sharper and better focussed photos, I believe that is easily worth $47.
Think about it… you’ve spent thousands on camera equipment. If $47 can help you take just one more sharp photos when it counts, wouldn’t you spend that any day of the week?
What Skill Level Do I Need?
This is not a basic photography course. I’ll assume you understand the concepts of Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO and how they all work together to make the exposure in your camera.
Basic Camera Skills
Again, this is not a basic camera course. It will assume you know how to operate the basics of your camera. Things like changing aperture and shutter speed, to knowing how to move through your menus and change things as well.
Does this course cover sharpening techniques in Adobe or ON1?No it does not. I specificlaly kept the course on target to getting sharp photos before you ever get to your computer. While there are a few things we can do to help sharpness after the shot, there is no magic bullet and a blurry photo out of the camera will always be a blurry photo.
Do you cover all cameras, makes and models?This course is not camera specific. The settings I talk about (things like Single or Continuous Focus, etc…) are in all cameras. I do share naming differences sometimes, but the course covers focus topics that are in all cameras. Once you know what you’re looking for, what it does, and how you can use it, it’s simple enough to look in your camera manual to see where it’s located in your menu system.
Can I watch this course on my tablet?Yes. This is a downloadble course. You can watch it on your tablet and download up 5 other devices. You’ll need to download it to your computer first, and then you can use your usual transfer methods to get it over to your tablet or other devices.
What is the skill level of this course?This course is for a late beginner to intermediate person. But I run in to pro photographers that have been shooting for many years, and they often tell me they had no idea about how some of the material I cover in this course could help them.
But, to take advantage of this course you should know how to expose a photo in Aperture Priority mode and how Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO all work together to make an exposure. You should also know the basics of navigating your menu system.
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Your Instructor… Matt Kloskowski
Who Is Matt?
If I could sum myself up in to one sentence I’d say that I’m a guy who really loves to teach. When I think about what I enjoy most in this industry, it’s helping people learn about photography and photo editing.
I believe that successful photography (both in camera and after) is where taste and skill meet.
A lot of people don’t know this, but I don’t shoot professionally anymore. At all! I have ZERO ego attached to my photography which means I don’t have any trade secrets, and I hold ABSOLUTELY NOTHING back (because my job is to teach, not shoot).
Do I love the occasional compliment on my photography? Sure… who doesn’t? But what really keeps me going is when I hear success stories from people who have taken my courses. So hop on board, and I hope to hear from you soon