Become a Better Photographer Part III: The Ultimate Guide To DSLR / Mirrorless Features And Settings

Bernie Raffe AMPA, Award winning photographer and teacher

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26 Lessons (3h 29m)
    • 1. The Exposure Triangle

      6:55
    • 2. Aperture Basics

      6:07
    • 3. The Basics of Shutter Speed

      2:52
    • 4. The ISO Setting

      7:27
    • 5. Exposure Compensation Explained

      7:18
    • 6. Aperture Vs Shutter Speed Priority

      8:11
    • 7. Start Getting Creative: Aperture & Depth Of Field

      6:43
    • 8. Scene Modes & Depth of Field

      4:01
    • 9. Exposure Metering Modes Explained

      9:45
    • 10. The Difference Between Full Auto and the P Mode

      4:52
    • 11. Manual Exposure Mode: Easy And Useful - Don't Be Scared!

      8:18
    • 12. Manual and Auto ISO: A Third Exposure Mode

      9:37
    • 13. How Histograms Can Help You Take Better Photos

      7:44
    • 14. Exposure Bracketing, Difficult Lighting Conditions and HDR

      12:01
    • 15. 5 Tips for Sharp Focusing On Stationary Objects

      9:38
    • 16. Continuous Focusing: Keep Moving Subjects In Focus

      7:29
    • 17. Back Button Focusing: A Better Way of Managing Focus?

      12:38
    • 18. Get Sharper Photos: Choosing The Right Shutter Speeds

      7:28
    • 19. The Cyclist

      4:40
    • 20. Running Water

      2:28
    • 21. Camera and Lens Settings For Portraits

      11:47
    • 22. Church Interiors: The Best Settings To Use

      8:07
    • 23. RAW Vs JPG Image Formats

      10:47
    • 24. Understand White Balance, Get Better Colors

      9:37
    • 25. The Myth Of Megapixels: Image Resolution And Quality

      6:16
    • 26. Which Camera Provides The Best Image Quality?

      15:50

Project Description

Show us your photos

UNIT 1: Basic Settings

Show 3 photos each demonstrating a technique shown in this chapter:

1. Take any outdoor photo using a low ISO value

2. Take an indoor photo

  • Shutter Speed priority at 1/125th of a second without flash
  • Show the ISO that you or the camera chose

3. Take a portrait using Aperture Priority.

  • Place your subject against the window and shoot towards the window
  • Your subject must not be silhouetted

UNIT 2: Exposure Settings And Techniques

Show 3 sets of photos each demonstrating a technique shown in this chapter:

1. Take a photo with one part of the image out of focus, explain how you achieved this

2. Show 2 photos that demonstrate the difference between Matrix / Evaluatrive metering, the other using Spot Metering. Explain the difference.

3. Show 3 photos of the same subject using Exposure Bracketing

UNIT 3: Tips For Perfect Focusing And Sharper Images 

Show 2 photos:

1. A photo with the subject off-centre and in focus

2. A moving subject that’s in focus

UNIT 4: Creativity And Real World Scenarios

Show 2 photos:

1. Take a photo of a subject that is moving across the frame, show the movement

2. Take a portrait, blur the background

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