Online Class: Digital Photography 101
You just bought your first digital camera and don't know the ins and outs of all those buttons. If that isn't daunting enough, the user's manual is pages thick and intimidating. Well, you've come to the right place.
Owning a great digital camera is no guarantee you will take great pictures. Over the years digital SLRs, and other digital cameras, have become affordable, more powerful and much more complicated. This Digital Photography course is designed to give you a comprehensive overview of digital camera designs and capabilities, and the series of steps to take great photographs. You'll learn about lenses, when to use them and how to select the right lens for your pictures. We take the mystery out of pixels, megapixels, filters, flashes, exposure meters and much more.
This Digital Photography course also teaches you ways to house your special memories forever. Should it be a family reunion, wedding, new baby or that special vacation, you'll learn how to incorporate camera tools to photograph stunning water reflections and mesmerizing sky images. Imagine creating professional looking imagery using your digital camera, the help of your PC and this online class.
Lesson 1 What Is Digital Photography?Digital technology evolved from and is related to the same technology as television cameras. The Bing Crosby Laboratories and a research team funded by Crosby created the first videotape recorder.
Lesson 2: Understanding Your CameraDigital cameras have opened up a world of artistic expression not possible with conventional film photography. For this reason, the more you understand about the sophisticated parts of your camera, the better a photographer you will become.
Lesson 3 Digital Photography and Your Desktop ComputerAt a minimum, your computer should load your pictures onto its hard drive and print them out onto a higher grade paper. This is pretty simple and requires minimum practice to perfect the techniques.
Lesson 4 The Power of LightDaylight photos taken indoors are challenging for the best of photographers. You can improve your daylight photos by keeping a few things in mind.
Lesson 5 Still Life, Group, and Landscape PhotographyStill life has been described as a composition of several lifeless objects brought together by a certain theme. It can include arranging things on a tabletop and using lighting techniques or other still life methods.
Lesson 6 Exposure and Shutter SpeedIn this lesson, we will focus on the technical knowledge necessary for you to take professional-looking pictures. The digital camera, as a technical device, brings many functions into play. One function is digital camera metering.
Lesson 7: People and the EnvironmentThink about what happens when you page through an album of photos. Those photographs grab your attention if they have a subject and interesting surroundings.
Lesson 8: Magical Water PhotographyWe all love to see a rushing stream, a cascading waterfall, or the silky white look of rushing water. There are many layers involved to shooting a great water picture, or for that matter, any great picture.
Lesson 9: Improving Your Camera TechniquesYou have owned a digital camera for quite a while, yet you are just not satisfied with the way your photos are turning out. You think it could have something to do with your camera techniques.
Lesson 10: Understanding Image QualitySome of you are probably thinking, "What the heck are CMYK and RGB?" To explain, this is something you would need to be aware of if you decide to become a professional photographer and have a need to deliver "press-ready" digital photos.
Lesson 11: Black and White is BackIn a digital camera world, if you do not want the sky to be plain blue, you can change the color in a digital imaging program. There are photographers who would not even consider using camera filters as an option.
Lesson 12: PortraitsPortrait lenses are designed for the photographer who is passionate about people. Before you set out to buy a portrait lens, you need to own a digital single lens reflex (SLR) camera.
Lesson 13: Creative Tips for Your Photography Hobby or CareerMany photographers, perhaps even you, hope to become professionals and spend time hoping someone will give them their first assignment.
- Define what digital photography is.
- Describe the basic functions and features of a digital camera.
- Describe how digital photography utilizes the desktop PC.
- Summarize the usage of light in taking pictures.
- Summarize techniques used in travel photography.
- Describe exposure and shutter speeds and how they affect photography.
- Describe the best ways to photograph people.
- Describe image quality and what to do to enhance it.
- Create black and white pictures.
- Demonstrate portrait picture taking.
- Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
Additional Course Information
- Document Your Lifelong Learning Achievements
- Earn an Official Certificate Documenting Course Hours and CEUs
- Verify Your Certificate with a Unique Serial Number Online
- View and Share Your Certificate Online or Download/Print as PDF
- Display Your Certificate on Your Resume and Promote Your Achievements Using Social Media
- "I thought it was really helpful and useful. There are so many things you can learn about photography and I am happy and blessed to learn all I can." -- Christen R.
- "Thank you for the helpful feedback and the knowledge-building course." -- Michele B.
- "The instructor was very knowledgeable and helpful. I would take another class from him." -- Karen K.
- "Video of lessons were most helpful." -- Fred S.
- "It explained everything well making it easy to learn and grow and complete each lesson. It was a fun experience. Thanks to the instructor for the patience of it taking forever for me to finish the course." -- Addie S.
- "Everything was great, the lessons where well explained. I want to thank you for your help, I enjoyed being a part of this course." -- Imelda Z.
- "The instructor was very helpful and responded in an impressive immediate manner. I thoroughly enjoyed it, thank you." -- Samiah K.
- "A very good instructor and well designed course." -- Ray H.
- "The entire course was very helpful. I had in the past done film photography and using digital was a complete change for me. The basic photography was about the same but new. Thank you." -- Allan B.
- "Found everything quite helpful. Learned a lot." -- Cynthia W.
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