The Fundamentals of Photography
What you'll learn
- By the end of the course, you will understand how to improve your photography through the application of the fundamental elements.
- Digital camera, preferably a DSLR. Most point-and-shoot cameras will work. If the camera cannot be set in manual exposure, the course will still be of benefit, but the student will not be able to apply the information in the exposure segment.
Every photograph - whether taken on the simplest camera or the most advanced - rely on four foundational principles. They are Exposure and Color Balance, Focus and Depth-of-Field, Composition and Lighting. In this course, you will learn how to master these foundational elements and how to create better pictures every time.
Who this course is for:
- Anyone interested in improving their photography
You could say photography is my life - and that would be only a slight exaggeration. I have been involved in photography since the age of eight and have been a full-time professional photographer since 1989. I have had numerous articles published in the professional photography press and served as president of the Metro Professional Photographers Association. I have spoke to several photography organizations ranging from large conventions full of professionals to small groups comprised of hobbyists. I have won ribbons, awards and plaques that occupy a wall and I am certified by the Professional Photographers of America. I have worked in darkrooms, photo-labs and studios; and have operated just about every kind of camera ranging from pinhole cameras to 4x5 (film) view cameras. If it has to do with photography, I've probably heard about it or read about it.