The Basics of Digital Photography
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The Basics of Digital Photography

The fundamental concepts of digital photography
4.2 (5 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.
16 students enrolled
Created by phil hawkins
Last updated 8/2018
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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
  • Make better decisions in the field about their photography efforts that will result in better shots.
Requirements
  • A DSLR-Digital Single Lens Reflex-Camera with interchangeable lenses and the ability to manually adjust your settings.
Description

How your camera captures light, how it gets onto your computer, how the colors are enhanced, etc.  These are the basic technical concepts one must learn in order to get the most out of whatever camera you own!  12 lessons that teach:

How a digital sensor works
The various color spaces, sRGB, Adobe RGB, and ProPhoto RGB.
ICC profiles and how to install and use them.
Digital Noise and how to reduce it
The Histogram
Bit Depth
RAW vs JPG vs DNG

and much more!

Who this course is for:
  • Anyone who wants to get the highest quality image possible from their photography efforts.
Course content
Expand 11 lectures 01:23:09
+ Introduction
11 lectures 01:23:09

The basic theories behind how a digital camera captures an image.  Very simple and easy to understand.

Preview 06:38

Digital noise, found in dark regions of an image and also in high ISO images, can rob your shot of dynamic range and sharpness.  This lesson will explain what noise is, and how to remove/reduce it.

Preview 07:46
What is "Dynamic Range and why should you care?
03:48

Why you should shoot RAW for best quality. 

RAW vs JPG; What's the Difference?
13:01

What is a DNG file and why should you NOT use it?

About DNG files
05:11

A very important section!  Don't skip this one if you are not familiar with the three color spaces.

The 3 Color Spaces; sRGB, Adobe RGB and Pro Photo RGB.
09:33

Along with Color Spaces, Bit Depth is an important concept to understand toward achieving high quality images.

What is "Bit Depth" and why should I care?
05:53

Understanding ICC profiles is the most important concept to master if you plan to print your images.  Getting your print to match what you saw on your screen is utterly impossible if you do not understand ICC profiles.

Understanding ICC Profiles
14:28

How to install ICC profiles from paper manufacturers into Photoshop.

Installing Profiles in Photoshop
08:56

How to install profiles in Lightroom

Installing Profiles in Lightroom
01:40

A tool that you cannot be without.  Nail every exposure by understanding the histogram.

The Histogram
06:15