Extremely Essential Camera Skills


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Learn how to use your camera!

Start taking amazing photos in only 3 hours
(Even if you’re a complete beginner)

“This is a resource I wish I had had when I first got my camera. Everything you need to know is here in such a fun way, it feels effortless, and takes the fear out of learning to shoot in manual. It’s a must for any beginner who wants to bring their photography to the next level. Bravo!” – Elisa Elliot


Hi! I’m Lauren -professional photographer and head ninja here at Photography Concentrate. I teach photography to more than 100,000 people every month. And I’ve spent the past 5 years distilling and organizing this stuff so that you can learn in only a few hours what normally takes people years.


This is what I hear from beginner (and not-so-beginner) photographers all the time: “I really want to take amazing, creative photos. But working this camera is so complicated!”

And I get it. There are all these buttons, numbers, and terms that it can be overwhelming. Or at least it seems that way, right?

But here’s the thing: The problem isn’t WHAT you’re learning, but HOW you’re learning.

See, most of us learn best by seeing and doing.

That’s why Extremely Essential Camera Skills gives you examples, videos, and exercises so you can really get this stuff down. It’s a downloadable multimedia tutorial that gives you all the essential camera skills, in a quick and easy-to-understand format.

This tutorial makes everything so simple, and so interactive, that you actually have fun going through it. And by the end of it all, you’ll take full control of your camera and you’ll be having a blast taking really amazing photos!

First Learn Everything In Small,
Easily Understood Pieces
Learn To Get Super Interesting Shots And Direct The Viewer’s Attention

The technique I’ll show you lets you quickly lock focus on your subject and move it to any other position you want in the frame. See, when your subject isn’t always in the center, you get more interesting photos. And placing sharp focus only on your subject makes it a magnet for attention. Take this photo for example:

Learn To Direct The Viewer's Attention

When you get Extremely Essential Camera Skills, you’ll notice that I use this little action figure quite a bit. I do this so you can quickly understand the concepts I’m showing you. And so you can easily duplicate the exercises in your own home. This way, you’ll learn quickly and easily.

Imagine all the cool photos you’ll get once you learn this technique. You’d make that creative decision yourself. And you’d start to make your photographs (and all the details) really yours!

Add Real Layers Of Depth To Your Photos

Think of how our eyes see the real world around us: when we focus on something, that something becomes sharp. And everything in front and behind it gets a little blurry. This is what gives us a sense of 3-dimensional depth. And it’s the exact same effect I’m going to teach you how to create.

Learn To Control Depth of Field

Here I used three dinosaurs. You can use whatever is handy when you do the exercise. Quickly and easily, remember?

Notice how you can either put everything in focus or add a real feeling of depth to the image.

This concept of “depth of field” is really useful when shooting portraits for example. It can make your subject pop and leave the background a bit blurry for a fun, creative effect. OR you could be taking a landscape photo and make more of the scene have sharp focus.

I’ll give you “4 Ways to Pop” and I’ll show you where you might want more of the scene in focus. But that’s later on in the tutorial (page 70). See, I want you to take baby steps and really grasp each concept. This way you’ll never be overwhelmed, you’ll learn faster, and you’ll always enjoy the process.

How To Capture Or Freeze Motion

Sometimes you’ll want to capture motion or freeze it. With Extremely Essential Camera Skills, you’ll learn how to do both quickly. Check out this example of a spinning pinwheel. It’s moving at the same speed in both photos, but one captures the motion blur, and the other freezes it.

Learn To Capture Or Freeze Motion

When you learn how to do this, you could capture the speed of a spiked volley ball. Or you could get a crisp image of the player mid-air — with sharp details like facial expression and flying hair. …Or you could capture or freeze the motion of a waterfall …The possibilities are endless. Have fun with it!

Get your brightness just right every time

Knowing how to do this gives you the amazing ability to get the creative effect you’re looking for. And I’ll show you exactly how to do it.

See the image below. You can “fix” or “unfix” any image. Any way you want.

Learn To Get The Right Brightness

I’ll make all the options available to you so you can make that creative decision. You might want a darker, more sinister look… or something else. Who knows? — The point is, YOU get to choose how YOU want it and YOU have all the fun! …not the camera.

I’ll even show you how to deal with tricky light

Whenever your background is very bright (clear sky for example), your camera might turn your subject too dark like the photo on the left. I’ll show you how to work that situation so that your subject can be seen perfectly. Just like the photo on the right:

Learn To Shoot In Tricky Lighting

Now, if your background is very dark (dim lighting for example), your camera might turn your subject too bright. The exact opposite situation. I’ll show you how to correct that too.

Soon, you’ll be anticipating these conditions and adjusting settings before you even take the photo! Nice.

Hey… You remember that you’re getting examples, videos, and exercises for all this stuff so you can learn faster right? Good.

Then Get A 3-Step Process
And Take Full Creative Control

If you want full creative control over the look and feel of your photos, you need to learn to shoot in manual mode. And once you do, you’ll be more confident, and shooting will be way more fun.

The good news is that once you’ve mastered the skills above, manual mode becomes much, much simpler. And that’s what Extremely Essential Camera Skills is all about!

I’ll give you a simple 3-step process that makes shooting in manual mode a breeze. On the outside, that probably sounds crazy. But once you go through this tutorial, and watch the videos, and do the exercises …things will start to click. Your eyes will open to all the possibilities, and you’ll see that you CAN do it.

Soon you’ll be a natural, and you’ll be having a blast taking great photos in no time!

“As a professional photographer, people are always asking me where to go to learn more about taking their camera off of auto. Well, now I will be telling them to get this tutorial. It is so clear, so easy to understand and FUN…there’s a new one for you! A technical guide that doesn’t bore you to sleep. Everything you need in a cute little package :)” – Dana Pugh


And besides manual mode, you’ll also learn how to shoot in semi-automatic modes. Say things are moving very fast and you still want to add depth of field to your shot. You might not have time to spare so a semi-automatic mode would be a great option. I’ll show you how and when to do it. I’ll even show you a great mode for astrophotography, fireworks, and light trails. This way, you’ll be ready no matter what situation you’re in.

Plus, Choose The Right Lens
And Get Even More Creative With Your Photos

Do you want to get a full panoramic shot? Or maybe you want to zoom in and get a better shot of your subject. Extremely Essential Camera Skills will teach you how to use your lenses and what to choose for your desired result.

It makes an excellent buying guide if you ever want to get a new one. And you’ll know just what to use for landscapes, architecture, or any scene where you want to capture a wide angle of view. You’ll also know what to use for nature, sports or wedding photography when you may not be able to get close to your subject.

You’ll even learn the simple way to use “compression”

Learn To Use Compression

See how the dinosaurs appear much closer to eating Obi-Wan on the right than on the left? — They’re actually the same distance apart in both pictures. What changed is the lens that was used.

You can make your background appear closer or farther or bigger or smaller than what it really is! So if you have a neat background, your lens choice will help you get great use out of it.

Get To Know Your Camera Very Well

Inside Extremely Essential Camera Skills you’ll get a quick rundown of what all buttons, screens, and sliders on your camera do. This is before learning everything above. You’ll get a video of me explaining this stuff to you. So that once we get started you’ll be ready to go. Super easy.

“Extremely Essential Camera Skills is the missing manual for your camera. Read it, and all those flashing lights and buttons and beeps will make sense. Soak it up, and you’ll find yourself enjoying creative control over your camera and making better images because of it.” – Jocelyn Mathews
And Get To Know Your Camera Settings Too

Find out how to change your settings for the absolute best image quality.

And learn how to play with color temperature. Check this out:

Learn To Control Color Temperature

See how that changes the whole look and feel of the image all by itself? I’ll teach you how to do it.

…You get all this for only $49.95!


See What Folks Are Saying About This Tutorial
For twenty years, I’ve longed to shoot creatively but have been too timid to move away from the automatic settings on my camera. In just one afternoon with the Extremely Essential Camera Skills tutorial, I gained the knowledge and confidence to do just that. Now, I’m happily shooting in Manual mode, making creative and stylistic choices I never thought possible. – Jocelyn Your


As a complete amateur, this tutorial was a godsend. In such a short period of time my skills were drastically improved. In the past I have seen things or been to events where I wished I could take better photos to remember the occasion by. This tutorial gave me the tools to ensure that I will never let those opportunities pass by again! – Manik Chahal


Clear, concise, friendly and INTERESTING. You guys have made the daunting task of learning to use a camera from scratch easy and fun! Thanks, Lauren and Rob. I <3 Photography Concentrate! – Erin Smith


Even as a professional photographer and teacher, I learned quite a few things. If you are considering photography as a hobby or just want to get better at using your digital SLR, this is the tutorial you should get. It will elevate your craft because it will help make those technical issues more intuitive. – Seshu, www.tiffinbox.org


Considering myself an advanced amateur photographer, I still learned a lot from this tutorial. All the basics were clearly explained and illustrated. I even picked up some awesome new tips, on the use of over and underexposure, for example. Can’t wait to go out there again with the confidence that I can photograph with all manual settings and get the results I want. – Julie Verlinden


Here’s the entire Table O’ Contents for your viewing enjoyment:

Table O' Contents

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Try Extremely Essential Camera Skills for a full 60-DAYs, and if you aren’t completely confident taking full creative control of your camera and getting really awesome photos — no matter what level you’re starting at right now — you’ll get 100% of your money back. Just email me directly at hello@photographyconcentrate.com and I will refund your money personally. No questions asked. You keep the book. You keep the field guide. You’re going love this tutorial – I’m that confident.

BONUS: The Extremely Essential Camera Skills Field Guide (A $15 Value – Free!)

When you purchase the tutorial you’ll also get the bonus Field Guide—a printable pocket guide with some of the most essential information beautifully laid out inside. Simply print it out, and you’re ready to take your skills with you! It’s the perfect size for your camera bag, so you’ll be able to review and put your new knowledge into practice! Sweet!


Here’s everything you get:

Inside you’ll find a complete tutorial that gives you all the essential skills you need to control your camera!

  • Get an 89 page PDF that guides you through the entire tutorial
  • There are 7 videos linked in to help you visualize the concepts easier than ever
  • Written in everyday, easily understood language so you learn faster
  • It’s filled with simple illustrations that make seemingly complex ideas easy to understand
  • Tons of example photos help you see the concepts in action
  • Can be viewed on any computer, and your iPad for a super enjoyable learning experience
  • Unique internet browser-like navigation makes it easy to reference if you ever want to review
  • SWEET BONUS: Also includes the Extremely Essential Camera Skills Field Guide, a printable pocket guide to put in your camera bag, to help you use your skills while you’re out shooting! (A $15 value – Free!)

You’ll get all of that, and be able to complete it in only a 3 hours! You’ll shave years off your learning curve, and actually enjoy the process!

Extremely Essential Camera Skills is in digital download format, so you can start learning right away. The tutorial comes as a .zip file that will work on both Macs and PCs. Download it and it’s yours to keep forever! The PDF, videos and bonus will be there for you to re-read and re-watch as many times as you like.

Download Everything For Just $49.95! 


Is Extremely Essential Camera Skills For Me?

Canon lover or Nikon fan—it’s all good! This tutorial is designed around the fundamentals, and all concepts are written for Canon, Nikon, and other camera users! Everyone is welcome! All you need is a camera that can be put into manual control!!

And it doesn’t matter if you’re a complete beginner—there’s no experience necessary! We’ll guide you through the whole thing, and by the end you won’t believe how much you’ve learned and how confident you’ve become!

Many pros and advanced amateurs who have checked out Extremely Essential Camera Skills have said they learned something they didn’t know before! And finally got their minds around a core concept that will help their own images.

Every single photographer should know the camera fundamentals, and this tutorial will get you there in no time flat!

Join The Thousands Who’ve Already Bought This Tutorial And Are Now Having A Blast Taking Photos!

Trying to learn the technical stuff on your own is frustrating. All the numbers and terms are overwhelming, and the camera manual seems to be written in Latin. Plus, trying to find the information in books or online takes up way too much time, and can lead to serious information overload!

You should get Extremely Essential Camera Skills instead. It’s the one place where you’ll find everything you need, completely organized, and super easy to learn.

In only 3 hours, you’ll get all the skills you need to take really amazing photos. And by the end of it all, all this stuff will be second nature for you.

So get my tutorial, start taking amazing photos, and have a blast doing it! That’s why you got that sweet camera right?

Happy photographing!

-Lauren Lim

P.S. Remember, I made this a no-brainer for you. You get a full 60 Days to try Extremely Essential Camera Skills so there is zero risk for you. If you aren’t totally and completely satisfied, get 100% of your money back. No questions asked. And keep the guide and bonus. Get it now and start shooting amazing photographs today!

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