Camera Basics |Essentials

Learn the Camera essentials Frame rate, Shutter speed , ISO, Aperture, White Balance iPhone examples

To create great Photos and Cinematic video, we need to understand the basics or essentials of a camera.

What you’ll learn

  • Whats is Frame rates.
  • What is Shutter Speed.
  • What is ISO & Aperture.
  • What is White Balance.

Course Content

  • Camera Basics –> 12 lectures • 1hr 15min.

Camera Basics |Essentials


  • No previous knowledge about cameras is needed.

To create great Photos and Cinematic video, we need to understand the basics or essentials of a camera.

No Matter if it’s a DSLR, Mirrorless, iPhone, or Android.

The principle are the same.

When starting out these items are often talked about as the “exposure triangle”

However, it can be extremely confusing and frustrating to grasp.

Often, they neglect 2 other vital items which are

Frame rate for video and white Balance

I want you to be able to look a a Photo or video clip and know how you would correct it,.

What shutter speed did they use?

What ISO level was used?

What aperture was used?

what value on the Kelvin range does the light fall into?


In this course we are going to go over the 5 pillars that are essential for you to grasp as a photographer or videographer.

  • Frame rates
  • Shutter speed
  • ISO
  • Aperture
  • White Balance

In the examples I will be using an iPhone, but the principles apply to all cameras.

Also, it’s important to have manual control. On DSLR’s and Mirrorless cameras that’s easy however,

on a phone the native App usually does NOT have the functions we need to master these topics.

Therefore, in Some lessons I will use an App called Filmic Pro to explain the topics.

We also point out other Apps that are available to use on a phone.

Lessons covered

  1. Introduction
  2. Frame rates
  3. ISO
  4. Shutter speed
  5. Aperture
  6. White Balance part 1
  7. White Balance part 2
  8. Real life example 1
  9. Real life example 2
  10. Real life example 3
  11. Real life example 4

There are also cheat sheets on:

  • Aperture
  • The Kelvin scales

Available for you to download and use as a reference .

This is the course I wish someone had given me when I was starting out.

I truly think you will enjoy it and it will help take your Photos and video to the next level.

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