Course Description

Have you ever seen those old black and white (or brown and white) pictures of pioneers? No one smiled, the women always wore gloves, and the children's faces were smudgy. In those days, the cameras required a longer period of time to capture the image than today. That explains why the children were always blurry, and possibly why no one smiled! If your pictures are turning out that way, or if you simply want to take better pictures, this course will help! After all, it doesn't matter what kind of camera you own, you don't own it for the sake of owning a camera--you own a camera so you can get nice pictures.
 
This course will help you discover how to use the camera you have--no matter how fancy or simple it is--so that you can take great pictures.

Here's what you will learn:

- You will discover the differences in modern cameras, and find a recommendation for which one you should buy, if you are in the market for one.
- You will learn what the pro's do, and how you can do the same thing for less.
- You will find step-by-step instructions on how to make great photos that are worthy of submission to any local photography contest.
- You will read about real life photography experiences from amateur photographers "just like you" who have something interesting to share.
- You will discover more than just how to press your camera's button
- You will follow several examples through the course to show you the range of photography options available to you.
- You will read about camera lenses, exposure, and lighting in a way that actually helps you understand rather than confuses you more with technical jargon.
- You will actually see photographs that compare different types of techniques to help you learn how different settings produce different results.

  • Completely Online
  • Self-Paced
  • Printable Lessons
  • Full HD Video  
  • 6 Months to Complete
  • 24/7 Availability
  • Start Anytime
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
  • Accredited CEUs
Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider
 

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Understand basic camera operations.
  • Summarize operating a camera.
  • Summarize types of film.
  • Demonstrate aperture and shutter speeds.
  • Identify TTL light meter.
  • Demonstrate depth of field.
  • Determine how to choose appropriate lenses.
  • Demonstrate lighting techniques.
  • Demonstrate flash photography.
  • Determine filter use with your camera.
  • Summarize steady shooting techniques.
  • Describe film and its use in the today's world.
  • Determine enhancing photograph techniques.
  • Demonstrate organizing picture techniques.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
 
 

Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
Lesson 1 Assignment: Introductory Questions 1 points
Lesson 1 Quiz 25 points
Lesson 2 Assignment: Practice Taking a Picture that tells a story 25 points
Lesson 2 Quiz 20 points
Lesson 3 Assignment: Testing Types of Film 25 points
Lesson 3 Quiz 15 points
Lesson 4 Assignment- Practice Taking a Better Picture 20 points
Lesson 4 Quiz 6 points
Lesson 5 Assignment: Practice Using a Light Meter and/or Gray Card 20 points
Lesson 5 Quiz 6 points
Lesson 6 Assignment: Depth of Field Pictures 20 points
Lesson 6 Quiz 7 points
Lesson 8 Quiz 9 points
Lesson 9 Quiz 20 points
Lesson 10 Assignment: Practice These Lighting Conditions 20 points
Lesson 10 Quiz 8 points
Lesson 11 Assignment: Practice Using Your Flash 20 points
Lesson 11 Quiz 9 points
Lesson 12 Quiz 8 points
Lesson 13 Quiz 7 points
Lesson 14 Quiz 9 points
Lesson 15 Quiz 15 points
Final Assignment: Show Us a Good Picture Now! 25 points
Lesson 16 Quiz 7 points
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