Just starting your self-shooting career?

This course teaches you the foundation you'll need to launch your career and move on to more advanced levels. This is the place to start if you are new to self-shooting. Let Jeremy's expertise and experience guide you on your path to self-shooting mastery.

What's Included in the Course

  • 46+ Video Lessons

    The course includes more than forty informative and engaging video lessons. That's over 13.5 hours of expert instruction from Jeremy.

  • Teaching Support

    Jeremy will answer your in-lesson discussion (text chat) questions to help clarify your learning..

  • Student Community

    You get access to a vibrant student community where you can ask other students questions and learn from each other.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to the Course ( 1 lessons )

    • Introduction

  • 2

    The Basics ( 4 lessons )

    • How does the camera and lens work?

    • Setting exposure, focus and colour temperature

    • Understanding your viewfinder markings

    • How to engage the audience with your camera

  • 3

    The Lens ( 1 lessons )

    • All about Lenses

  • 4

    The Sequence ( 1 lessons )

    • Creating Sequences

  • 5

    The Style ( 1 lessons )

    • Styles of Your Shoot

  • 6

    The Interview ( 2 lessons )

    • Filming an Interview

    • Using daylight to film your interview

  • 7

    Observational Documentaries ( 1 lessons )

    • Filming Obs Docs

  • 8

    Lighting your Shoot ( 1 lessons )

    • Lighting your interview with artificial light

  • 9

    Practical exercises ( 3 lessons )

    • Depth of field

    • Filming an interview & modelling the face with daylight

    • Filming a sequence

Meet your instructor

Jeremy Humphries

Jeremy is an award winning, BAFTA nominated, BBC trained Director of Photography with over 30 years’ experience shooting documentaries for BBC, C4, ITV, National Geographic and the Discovery Channel. He is also a Sony Independent Certified Expert and his camera craft training is sought across the broadcast sector.

Jeremy has a passion for telling stories with his camera. YourSkills2Film trains you to do the same.


Grierson Trust trainee

I feel as if I'm more knowledgeable through listening to you than I am from when I finished my filmmaking degree!

BBC trainee

So helpful, thanks for sharing your wisdom.


What a brilliant resource, so helpful and inspirational!


Thank you for doing these - they are absolutely fascinating and hugely insightful.