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
    13-part Light & Exposure course
    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!

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    9-part Product Photography course
    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.

  • 11
    11-part Light & Exposure course
    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.

  • 14
    14-part Photography course
    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.

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    20-part Product Photography course
    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.

  • 12
    12-part Night Photography course
    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!

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    "It’s not about how smart you are; it’s about HOW you are smart."
    Howard Gardner, Author of Multiple Intelligences, Harvard University
    "If you want to improve your memory, don't waste your time and money on brain games. You'd be better off learning to quilt."
    Lauren Silverman, NPR
    "Success… it’s about stretching yourself to learn something new. Developing yourself."
    Carol Dweck, Author of Mindset, Stanford University
    "Whether or not picking up a new skill makes you smarter, it certainly makes you… a better, happier, more fulfilled person."
    Dr. Gary Marcus, Author of Guitar Zero, New York University
    "Curious minds show increased activity in the hippocampus, which is involved in the creation of memories."
    Dr. Charan Ranganath, Scientific American
    "Who wants to sit, slogging away at brain training apps when you could be doing something fun like photography?"
    Dr. Jeremy Dean, Author of PSYBlog
    "We need, as a society, to learn how to maintain a healthy mind, just like we know how to maintain vascular health with diet and exercise."
    Psychological Science

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