Digital Photography 101: Get Professional Quality Images Now
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Digital Photography 101: Get Professional Quality Images Now

Amaze people with these simple to follow principals that are used by the pros.
4.1 (15 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.
140 students enrolled
Created by Bob Creigh
Last updated 1/2015
English [Auto]
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This course includes
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • understand the basics of digital photography
  • Understand proper exposure and how to get it
  • Understand lenses and how to get good focus
  • Understand lighting and why it is so important
  • Understand composition and how to distinguish your photos from snapshots
  • Nothing, this course starts from ground zero.

Digital Photography 101 is a beginning level introduction into photography in our digital world. This course is tailored to beginners but intermediate photographers will also find lots of nuggets of information.

This course is broken down into 44 short easily digestible lessons over 6 sections that make learning photography a simple and enjoyable experience.

In this course, I will teach:

  • how cameras work and how to use them.
  • basics of exposure
  • using ISO
  • Aperture
  • Shutter Speed
  • camera light meters and how to effectively use them to get an accurate exposure
  • Lenses
  • focus and autofocus
  • depth of field.

I then go over all forms of lighting such as:

  • natural light
  • how to use a flash when the ambient light isn't ideal.
  • White Balance

I then go over composition so you can get truly stunning images as opposed to snapshots.

I finish off with choosing equipment that will meet your needs and keep you within your budget.

So come on board and journey into the fun and creative world of digital photography.

Who this course is for:
  • This course is designed for beginning or intermediate photographers
Course content
Expand all 44 lectures 01:33:28
+ Introduction
1 lecture 04:05

Overall introduction to the course including discussion of topics covered.

Preview 04:05
+ The Basics
5 lectures 14:35

Describes how cameras capture pictures on to film and digital sensors.

Preview 02:58

Discussion of the three main digital camera types and how they differ from each other as well as the advantages and disadvantages of each type.

Camera Types

Describes how digital sensors capture images and discuss the various sensor sizes and why bigger is better.

Digital Sensors
Basics Summary
Basics Quiz
4 questions
+ Exposure
11 lectures 26:28
Introduction to Exposure

Describes how sensor sensitivity impacts image exposure and overall image quality.

Understanding ISO

Discuss the opening size of our lens and how that impacts our exposure and depth of field.

Understanding Aperture

provides understanding of how the amount of time our shutter is open not only impacts exposure but can help us show or stop motion.

Understanding Shutter Speed

explains how a camera meter works and how it can help us achieve a good exposure.


Describes this exeptionally useful tool to know how well our image is exposed in the field vice trusting the image on the LCD display.

Preview 02:31

Describes the relationship of ISO, Aperture and Shutter Speed and how we can manipulate the three to achieve the look we are shooting for.

Controlling Exposure
Camera Modes

Discuss how we can override the light meter to achieve the exposure we are really going for.

Exposure Compensation

Describe how to use this great method to ensure a good exposure even in the trickiest lighting conditions.

Exposure Bracketing
Exposure Summary
Exposure Quiz
7 questions
+ Lenses and Focus
5 lectures 09:48
Introduction to Lenses and Focus

Discuss the different types of lenses and what they do for us.


Describe how our camera focus system works and discuss the different focusing modes.


Describe what depth of field is and how we can use it to our advantage to put emphasis on our subject.

Depth of Field
Lenses and Focus Summary
Lenses and Focus Quiz
3 questions
+ Lighting
6 lectures 13:53
Introduction to Lighting

Describe how light works and the different laws of physics of light.

Understanding Light

Discuss how we can use natural light of the sun and some of the issues that this can cause.

Natural Light

How to use our camera flash to add light when there isn't enough and what we need to do to make it look natural.

Using a Flash

Discuss the different colors of light and how we account for this to get a properly balanced image.

White Balance
Lighting Summary
Lighting Quiz
4 questions
+ Composition
9 lectures 10:58
Introduction to Composition

Discuss the best place in the frame to place our subject to capture the eye of our viewer.

Rule of Thirds

Describe what symmetry is and how we can use this principal to get interesting photos.


Discuss how to use the natural lines around us to draw our viewer to a point of interest in the photo.

Leading Lines

Describe how to use the depth of our 3D world to give that same feeling of depth to our 2D images.


Discuss the importance of the background so as not to distract the viewer from the main subject.


How to discover and use natural patterns in the world around us to make interesting and captivating photos.


Discuss what framing means to the overall composition of our photo and how small changes in framing can have big impacts.

Composition Summary
Composition Quiz
5 questions
+ Choosing Your Equipment
6 lectures 11:16
Introduction to Equipment

Discuss what to look for in a camera and go over the camera types again to ensure you get the most creativity potential from your budget.

Choosing a Camera

Discuss the importance of good lenses and why your dollars are often better spent here than elsewhere.

Choosing lenses

Describe what to look for when buying a hot shoe flash.

Choosing a Flash

Describe some of the other camera accessories and what they can do for us.

Choosing accessories
Equipment Summary
Equipment Quiz
4 questions
+ Course Summary
1 lecture 02:25

Provides an overall summary of the material presented throughout this course.

Course Summary