This course is for: total novices, absolute beginners, and the technologically challenged. You must own a compact (point-and-shoot) camera, or a Micro 4/3rds, or a Bridge camera, so you can put this theory into practice.
Video lectures make up the bulk of this course, with 3 exercises and a quiz. The final exercise requires downloading some freeware, and installing this on a Windows-based computer.
Topics include: image resolution & size, JPEG vs RAW files, memory cards, focus, metering, program modes, aperture / shutter speed, plus how to get your photos off the camera and fix them on a computer.
Finally, the tutor does not own your particular camera - hang, there's hundreds of models out there, and the course would be many hours long if it was to cover every possibility.
So, you will be required to download and read your camera's manual, to fully understand exactly what dials to turn and buttons to press.
A simple technique to add or subtract light to your scene.
When to select Automatic (AF), Continuous (Al Servo), Spot Focus & Manual.
Quick practice exercise at photographing an object that's not in the centre of the frame.
Screen-cast of how to fix a photograph using FastStone Image Viewer (freeware). Topics include:
Ideas for getting your images off the computer, and sharing your creativity with others.
Test yourself with this quick quiz...
1) JPEG is an acronym for what?
A keen landscape photographer for over 40 years, Ray has also inspired thousands of students as a qualified teacher. His bachelor degree in Graphic Design included two year's training in photography, and he now sells images to stock libraries and magazines.
Ray is passionate about sharing his success secrets with those of you who are not satisfied with your photos.