Digital Photography: Capturing the Moment
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Digital Photography: Capturing the Moment

You'll learn how to capture moments with your camera by learning exposure and training yourself to see differently.
3.8 (8 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
582 students enrolled
Created by Christine Smith
Last updated 7/2013
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Current price: $34.99 Original price: $49.99 Discount: 30% off
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This course includes
  • 31 mins on-demand video
  • 11 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • By the end of the course you'll have an increased ability to anticipate and see "moments"
  • By the end of the course you'll have a better understanding of how ISO, shutter, and aperture create good exposure
  • By the end of the course you'll have a completed photography project ready for review
Requirements
  • Digital camera with manual exposure option
  • Willing to complete the assignments and practice, to integrate learning
  • Computer with internet (for course downloads and viewing)
Description

If you're interested in photography and taking beautiful or creative photographs it's essential to know your equipment, and how it works. Learn how to take better photographs by taking control of your camera in this less than 1-hour online course. In this course we'll cover:

  • Exposure (shutter, aperture, and ISO)
  • Metering
  • Camera settings to optimize your photographs

Included with the course is are downloadable PDF training and planning guides, homework assignments, a quiz, and project planning guide to help you successfully tell a story or show a moment.

Who this course is for:
  • Basic knowledge of digital cameras above point-and-shoot
  • Student, hobbyist, or aspiring professional photographers
  • Artists who want to expand to new mediums
Course content
Expand all 8 lectures 31:45
+ Introduction to Capturing the Moment
2 lectures 07:19
In this lecture we review what the course covers and how you'll benefit and what you'll learn about capturing the moment in digital photography.
Preview 02:42
We begin stretching our "seeing" muscles with an exercise in this lecture, learning how to see emotion and feeling in photographs differently through analysis.
Preview 04:37
+ 5-Steps to Capturing the Moment with Your Camera
4 lectures 16:23
Knowing your camera is essential to capturing amazing moments. A few basic functions and tips to keeping your gear in tip top shape are covered.
Preview 08:02
In this lesson the essential elements for creating the good exposure necessary to capturing and image with impact are covered in detail. Multiple downloadable PDFs are included.
Exposure
04:50
Learn how to balance your exposure ISO, shutter, and aperture through the camera's meter in this lesson.
Metering
03:31
Learn to incorporate the steps of shooting well with assignments designed to help you practice seeing in a new way, learning to anticipate moments before they happen, and preparing your equipment so you're ready before the moment passes you by.
Practice, Anticipate, Prepare
1 page
+ Story Planning
1 lecture 04:02
Learn how to plan, prepare, and execute a good moment or story in this lesson.
Planning Your Story
04:02
+ Conclusion: Sharing Your Vision
1 lecture 03:01
Yea! Last lesson - you've done so well. Here you learn how to share your story and evaluate your ability to capture a moment or story. PS. I'd love to see your "moments," so please share them with us, too!
Conclusion: Sharing Your Vision
03:01