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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.
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  • 31 mins on-demand video
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What Will I 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
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  • Digital camera with manual exposure option
  • Willing to complete the assignments and practice, to integrate learning
  • Computer with internet (for course downloads and viewing)

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 is the target audience?
  • Basic knowledge of digital cameras above point-and-shoot
  • Student, hobbyist, or aspiring professional photographers
  • Artists who want to expand to new mediums
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 8 Lectures Collapse 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.

Learn how to balance your exposure ISO, shutter, and aperture through the camera's meter in this lesson.

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
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Story Planning
1 Lecture 04:02
Learn how to plan, prepare, and execute a good moment or story in this lesson.
Planning Your Story
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
About the Instructor
4.6 Average rating
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1,489 Students
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Professional Photographer & Instructor

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.

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