Digital Photography: Shooting in Manual for Beginners
What you'll learn
- Learn how to shoot in manual mode
- Learn how to get more/less depth-of-field
- Learn how to get more/less movement
- Learn how ISO works to help you get better exposure
- Learn how to talk to your camera, and how it talks to you
- Beginner with interest in learning the fundamentals of shooting in manual mode
- Computer with internet (for course downloads and viewing)
- DSLR or rangefinder digital camera, with battery, lens, and memory card
- Prerequisite knowledge would include experience photographing with their current DSLR or digital rangefinder camera, and some familiarity with the menus and feature locations on their cameras
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's exposure in this 1-hour online course. In this course we'll cover the following through over an hour of video lectures, downloadable outlines, and assignments that reinforce:
Exposure (shutter, aperture, and ISO)
Metering, and metering modes
Shooting checklist to know what to do and when
Students will best learn when they take as little as a week to go through the lectures, outlines, and assignments. We recommend taking anywhere from 1 to 4 weeks to complete this course.
Students benefit from taking this course by engaging with the material, and putting it in to practice with their DSLR or digital rangefinder cameras. In doing so they will learn to how the camera "sees light," how to communicate their creative goals, and dial in the appropriate settings to reach these creative goals, which all leads to better exposed and more creative photographs. Students also benefit from engaging in their learning with peers, and are encouraged to participate in peer-to-peer learning by introducing themselves and starting discussions in the question area.
Christine, the instructor, gives over an hour of video lectures, based on her nearly 10 years in the professional wedding photography and portrait industry. She is available by the contact form for any questions students may have and responds to questions on a weekly basis.
Who this course is for:
- Beginners in DSLR photography
- People with their first DSLR, or rangefinder digital camera
- People who are frustrated at not getting the images they want out of program or auto modes
Trained in journalism at the undergraduate level, Christine has worked in the photography industry for over ten years. In 2006, she and her husband opened their own wedding and portrait business. They have been serving wedding, portrait, and corporate clients ever since.
Christine began teaching photography in 2007, and specializes in communicating complex or technical information in relatable terms for the non-professional to individuals or groups.
Christine's photography clients describe her style as: emotional, intimate, and classic.