David Johnston

Beginners Guide to Outdoor Photography

David Johnston
Beginners Guide to Outdoor Photography
  • In-depth Instruction; over 46 mins
  • On-demand video access anytime
  • Bonus downloadable PDF resources
  • Access to class Q&A
4 Lessons
46  mins

The learning curve for photography can be very steep for many, and it’s often filled with frustration. There are multiple camera settings that can clutter the mind of someone simply trying to create a beautiful image.

In this video instructional class, your Instructor David Johnston will teach you about camera settings that will simplify the photography process. You’ll learn about:

  • Shutter speeds
  • How different exposures can change motion
  • How to manage light
  • Aperture
  • F-Stop values
  • Range of focus
  • Shutter Priority
  • Aperture Priority


Painters use watercolors and acrylics, sculptors use different stones, and photographers use light. The constant battle to balance light is something that all photography beginners struggle with. In this class, you’ll learn to simplify that process by using very specific settings on your camera’s dial.


Even though the learning curve to understanding shutter and aperture is steep, this class is designed to set you up for success. While these techniques take practice, you’ll learn the most effective ways to work on them in the field and how to see results in different situations.

David Johnston

David Johnston is a professional outdoor photographer located in the beautiful state of Tennessee. He is most familiar with photographing older mountain landscapes of the Appalachian Mountains, and occasionally ventures into other locations around the world to capture amazing outdoor scenes. David began his passion of photography in high school where he learned to photograph with film cameras and develop his own prints in the darkroom. However, after college he switched to digital photography and began his business photographing the outdoors as well as teaching people how to improve their skills in outdoor photography. When David isn’t traveling and taking photos, he’s just like you! He enjoys lounging on the couch, watching sports, and spending time with his wife and friends.

David Johnston

Bonus materials available after purchase