Configure Your Camera for Fantastic Photos - Quick guide to the best settings for your new camera. | Paul Cooper | Skillshare

Configure Your Camera for Fantastic Photos - Quick guide to the best settings for your new camera.

Paul Cooper, Professional Photographer

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24 Lessons (53m)
    • 1. Course Introduction

      1:33
    • 2. Module 1 - Camera basics - Introduction

      1:20
    • 3. How does a camera work

      1:52
    • 4. Lenses

      1:51
    • 5. Memory cards

      2:08
    • 6. ISO Sensitivity

      2:01
    • 7. Module 2 - Set and Forget - Introduction

      1:00
    • 8. File size and quality

      4:08
    • 9. Digital zoom

      1:41
    • 10. Empty slot release lock

      1:11
    • 11. Image stabilisation

      1:11
    • 12. Module 3 - Setting the Exposure - Introduction

      1:45
    • 13. The 3 factors that affect exposure

      4:04
    • 14. Exposure compensation

      2:52
    • 15. Module 4 - Taking a Photo - Introduction

      1:00
    • 16. First of all... stand correctly

      1:29
    • 17. Composition

      2:22
    • 18. Getting your subject in focus

      3:50
    • 19. Module 5 -Downloading, Storing and Editing - Introduction

      1:34
    • 20. Downloading from your camera

      2:48
    • 21. Storage Indexing and Backup

      2:47
    • 22. Image editing

      5:28
    • 23. Module 6 - The main points - A course summary

      1:47
    • 24. Module 7 - Next steps

      1:28
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About This Class

This course is designed for new photographers, or those who have a new camera (both compact and DSLR).

You may be overwhelmed by all the buttons and menus, so this course will quickly show you which are the most important settings, and which you can forget about.

By configuring your camera to give you the best possible quality, you'll then be able to concentrate on the more creative aspects of photography.

You'll finish this course with a clear understanding of basic photography principles, and know which settings on your camera need to be 'tweaked' to get the results you want, even when using the 'automatic' modes.

The main areas covered by this course are:

  • How does a camera work
  • ISO sensitivity
  • Lenses
  • Memory cards
  • JPEG file size and quality
  • Digital zooms
  • Image stabilisation
  • The factors that affect exposure
  • How to use exposure compensation
  • The rules of composition
  • Getting your subject in focus
  • Downloading photos to your computer
  • Storing and indexing your photos
  • Image editing