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Member Course Orientation6:52
What's a DSLR17:28
Exposure: Intro and ISO22:27
Exposure: Shutter Speed39:44
White Balance Basics16:08
Custom White Balance16:19
Depth of Field12:31
About This Class
So you finally got that DSLR camera you've been wanting, and you've dreamt of taking amazing photographs that will wow your friends. After ripping open the packaging, off you went in to a beautiful world just waiting to be painted on to your canvas. You zoomed and snapped your way back home, and when you uploaded your photos....they looked like they were taken with your phone!
Ok, so maybe it wasn't that dramatic. But that doesn't mean you've been taking the best photos you CAN take. Most new photographers are afraid to move off auto-mode. But to really get creative control over your photos you need to grasp some essential photography principles. This course was designed to provide and demonstrate the basic knowledge and techniques required. This will give the enthusiast the ability to move onto the more creative modes of their camera and start taking better images. Students will learn the essential principles and techniques to take good photos with their DSLR camera and by the end of the course, they will have a better understanding of their DSLR camera and will be able to move off Auto.
This Class Will Cover
- Introduction to DSLR cameras
- Essential items
- Composition tricks
- Exposure fundamentals - ISO, Aperture and Shutter Speed
- White Balance (WB) Basics and setting custom WB
- Autofocus basics
- Manual focus
- Depth of Field (a key concept to creative photography)
- Flash photography and the use of diffusers
This Class is For You
This class is best suited for Beginners using DSLR cameras to intermediate users who want to become more solid in the basic principles. It is also useful for those who have used Film SLR cameras for many years and want to make the transition to Digital. The basics will give them the foundation to improve their Photography. This foundation will be useful in any endeavor where photography is required and can be a pre-requisite to becoming a professional photographer.
This Class is Project-Based
You'll pick a photo category - such as people, nature, or art - and create a portfolio of 5 amazing photos. You'll use a different technique for each photo (ex. wide angle, depth of field etc.).
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50 of 52 students recommendSee All
I have learned so many things about my camera, and find these new settings very helpful. I know it will take some practice, but I feel because of this course, using a DSLR camera is going to be very rewarding from now on! I finally have an idea on how to adjust manual settings to get the results I need.The course is very thorough and set up nicely.
Teacher was good but hard to understand with his accent. He spoke too fast at time. I wish I could have understood more of this course.
I have over 30 years of Photography experience with SLR and DSLR cameras. My photojournalism and in-the-field experience includes capturing images of international travel, ocean life through my career as a marine biologist and 3 years as a professional wedding photographer using Canon 5D DSLR cameras.