Photography 101: Beginner to Intermediate


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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.

Course Requirements

 

No previous experience is required. This course will not demand that you own a camera as the course material will provide useful information for any future photographer. Using a camera is strongly recommended, however, to fully benefit from this course.

Any type of camera will work and can be used in this course

Course Topics

 

Lesson 1 - Camera Basics

Lesson 2 - Operating a Camera

Lesson 3 - Types of Film

Lesson 4 - Exposure

Lesson 5 - Aperture & Shutter Speeds

Lesson 6- TTL Light Meter

Lesson 7 - Depth of Field

Lesson 8 - Choosing Lenses

Lesson 9 - Lenses Continued

Lesson 10 - Lighting

Lesson 11 - Lighting Continued

Lesson 12 - Flash Photography

Lesson 13 - Filters

Lesson 14 - Steady Shooting

Lesson 15 - Digital vs. Film

Lesson 16- Enhancing Photographs

Lesson 17 - Organizing the Picture

Course Materials

 

All course materials are provided in this class. There is no need to buy additional resources

Grading Policy

 

Each lesson will include a written or practice assignment that will directly apply what you have learned. Assignments will require you to take practice photographs to test various picture taking techniques.

Many of the lessons will also follow up with a review quiz that will highlight aspects of each lesson for you to note. Students will successfully complete this course by mastering all learning outcomes with 70% or higher overall grade.

Course Goals

 

Here's what you will learn:

 

- You will discover the differences in modern cameras, and hear 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 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 the differences you need to know.

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Understand basic camera operations.
  • Know operating a camera.
  • Know 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.
  • Know steady shooting techniques.
  • Describe film and its use in the today's world.
  • Determine enhancing photograph techniques.
  • Demonstrate organizing picture techniques, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
 

Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
Lesson 1 Assignment: Introductory Questions1
Lesson 1 Quiz25
Lesson 2 Assignment: Practice Taking a Picture that tells a story25
Lesson 2 Quiz20
Lesson 3 Assignment: Testing Types of Film25
Lesson 3 Quiz15
Lesson 4 Assignment- Practice Taking a Better Picture20
Lesson 4 Quiz6
Lesson 5 Assignment: Practice Using a Light Meter and/or Gray Card20
Lesson 5 Quiz6
Lesson 6 Assignment: Depth of Field Pictures20
Lesson 6 Quiz7
Lesson 7 Assignment: Testing Different Lens Shots25
Lesson 8 Assignment: Practice Using Different Lenses20
Lesson 8 Quiz9
Lesson 9 Assignment: Testing Lighting25
Lesson 9 Quiz20
Lesson 10 Assignment: Practice These Lighting Conditions20
Lesson 10 Quiz8
Lesson 11 Assignment: Practice Using Your Flash20
Lesson 11 Quiz9
Lesson 12 Quiz8
Lesson 13 Quiz7
Lesson 14 Quiz9
Lesson 15 Quiz15
Final Assignment: Show Us a Good Picture Now!25
Lesson 16 Quiz7
Total Points:417

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