Phillip McCordall

Phillip started photography as a hobby at the age of 10, on leaving school at 16 he worked in a London studio as assistant to Barry Bullough a well known food photographer. Over the next 3 years he worked for other photographers in all types of specialities including cars, fashion and still life.

Then branching out on his own, he started a studio in Bruxelles Belgium, where he became well known as an all round advertising photographer, eventually specializing in cars. He worked on many International campaigns over his career, he has 3 Clios and many other international awards to his name. On retiring at 50 he decided to leave the hustle and bustle of city life for the South West of France, where he amuses himself by teaching photography through the video media.

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  • 13
    75 min
    13-part Light & Exposure course
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    Budget-Friendly DIY Photo Studio
    A 13-part course with Phillip McCordall
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    Forget what you've heard—you don’t need buckets of money to create a functional photography studio! Professional photographer Phillip McCordall has developed many low-cost and DIY solutions for photography gear, and shares his secrets in this 12-lesson course. Begin with an overview of photo studio basic gear, then get tips for buying affordable or used lenses. Build your gear arsenal with six ingenious DIY lighting solutions, then learn how to set up a photography studio on your own home!

    Forget what you've heard—you don’t need buckets of money to create a functional photography studio! Professional photographer Phillip McCordall has developed many low-cost and DIY solutions for photography gear, and shares his secrets in this 12-lesson course. Begin with an overview of photo studio basic gear, then get tips for buying affordable or used lenses. Build your gear arsenal with six ingenious DIY lighting solutions, then learn how to set up a photography studio on your own home!

  • 9
    76 min
    9-part Photography course
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    How to Launch a Photography Career
    A 9-part course with Phillip McCordall
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    Dream about turning a photography hobby into a career? Learn how to launch a photography career, and learn why specializing in portraiture, sports photography, or product photography is a great idea.

    Dream about turning a photography hobby into a career? Learn how to launch a photography career, and learn why specializing in portraiture, sports photography, or product photography is a great idea.

  • 11
    67 min
    11-part Light & Exposure course
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    Intermediate Photo Gear & Techniques
    An 11-part course with Phillip McCordall
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    Building photography skills means expanding your range of tools and equipment. In this course, photographer Phillip McCordall explains basic and intermediate photography techniques and tools.

    Building photography skills means expanding your range of tools and equipment. In this course, photographer Phillip McCordall explains basic and intermediate photography techniques and tools.

  • 14
    88 min
    14-part Photography course
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    Portrait Photography Lab
    A 14-part course with Phillip McCordall
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    Portraits are the bread and butter for many photographers. If you’re comfortable with a DSLR and ready to bring a new level of professionalism to your work, Phillip McCordall’s portrait photography course will take your skills to the next level! Start with an overview of portrait photography, then plunge into the nitty gritty with in-depth lessons on lighting for various portrait effects. Get tips for photographing models, children, and groups, and finish with portrait post-production basics.

    Portraits are the bread and butter for many photographers. If you’re comfortable with a DSLR and ready to bring a new level of professionalism to your work, Phillip McCordall’s portrait photography course will take your skills to the next level! Start with an overview of portrait photography, then plunge into the nitty gritty with in-depth lessons on lighting for various portrait effects. Get tips for photographing models, children, and groups, and finish with portrait post-production basics.

  • 20
    157 min
    20-part Product Photography course
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    Product & Still Life Photography
    A 20-part course with Phillip McCordall
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    This course covers photographer Phillip McCordall's specialty—product and still life photography. Learn the best methods for photographing products, including jewelry, food, electronics, and cars.

    This course covers photographer Phillip McCordall's specialty—product and still life photography. Learn the best methods for photographing products, including jewelry, food, electronics, and cars.

  • 12
    76 min
    12-part Night Photography course
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    Professional Studio Lighting Techniques
    A 12-part course with Phillip McCordall
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    Looking to acquire in-depth knowledge of studio lighting techniques? Follow along with McCordell Photography and discover how to implement professional and versatile techniques with ease!

    Looking to acquire in-depth knowledge of studio lighting techniques? Follow along with McCordell Photography and discover how to implement professional and versatile techniques with ease!

Other Lessons by Phillip McCordall

  • 5 min
    Composition lesson
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    How to Use HSS Flash
    A lesson with Phillip McCordall
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    In this photography lesson, learn how to use high-speed sync flash (HSS) on a DSLR camera and see what kind of photos HSS can help you capture.

    In this photography lesson, learn how to use high-speed sync flash (HSS) on a DSLR camera and see what kind of photos HSS can help you capture.

  • 9 min
    Composition lesson
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    Comparing High Speed Photo Settings
    A lesson with Phillip McCordall
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    In this lesson, try your hand at high-speed photography! Learn how to adjust your camera settings and external flash settings to create a dynamic action shot.

    In this lesson, try your hand at high-speed photography! Learn how to adjust your camera settings and external flash settings to create a dynamic action shot.

  • 7 min
    Composition lesson
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    Purchasing an External Flash for a DSLR
    A lesson with Phillip McCordall
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    Review a few factors you should consider before buying an external flash for your DSLR. Covered are features like price, automatic zoom, and recharging speeds.

    Review a few factors you should consider before buying an external flash for your DSLR. Covered are features like price, automatic zoom, and recharging speeds.

  • 8 min
    Composition lesson
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    Using Cropped and Full Frame Lenses
    A lesson with Phillip McCordall
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    In this lesson, explore lens options for Canon and Nikon cameras, and learn the difference between a full frame and small sensor camera lens.

    In this lesson, explore lens options for Canon and Nikon cameras, and learn the difference between a full frame and small sensor camera lens.

  • 8 min
    Composition lesson
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    Using On and Off Camera Flash Setups
    A lesson with Phillip McCordall
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    In this lesson, learn how to set up and use an external flash to get the best photos possible. Also covered are essential photography lighting accessories.

    In this lesson, learn how to set up and use an external flash to get the best photos possible. Also covered are essential photography lighting accessories.

  • 10 min
    Composition lesson
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    Flash Photography for Beginners
    A lesson with Phillip McCordall
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    In this lesson, learn everything you need to know about flash. Review the internal popup flash, external flash options, and flash photography accessories.

    In this lesson, learn everything you need to know about flash. Review the internal popup flash, external flash options, and flash photography accessories.

  • 7 min
    Composition lesson
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    Using Focus Points in Photography
    A lesson with Phillip McCordall
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    Journey into the depths of your DSLR camera and begin learning how focus points work. Covered are tips for using auto focus, manual focus, and focus groups.

    Journey into the depths of your DSLR camera and begin learning how focus points work. Covered are tips for using auto focus, manual focus, and focus groups.

  • 11 min
    Composition lesson
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    Using a Long Exposure Flash Technique
    A lesson with Phillip McCordall
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    In this photography lesson, learn how to use a long exposure flash technique that incorporates light, color, and movement in a studio photo shoot.

    In this photography lesson, learn how to use a long exposure flash technique that incorporates light, color, and movement in a studio photo shoot.

  • 5 min
    Adobe Suite lesson
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    Using the Clone Source Tool in Photoshop
    A lesson with Phillip McCordall
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    As a photographer, you probably know how to clone in Adobe Photoshop. But do you know the extent of what the clone source tool can do for your image? Find out!

    As a photographer, you probably know how to clone in Adobe Photoshop. But do you know the extent of what the clone source tool can do for your image? Find out!

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