Digital Photography: Shooting in Manual
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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:
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.
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|Section 1: The 3 Essential Settings|
|In the introduction we'll cover:
|In this lecture we cover:
• What ISO is
• How ISO helps set us up for setting good exposure
|In Lecture 3, we cover:
• How aperture affects light
• The creative aspects of aperture
• How to set aperture for your desired result, whether it's a blooming flower or a wide open landscape
|In our shutter lecture we go over:
• How shutter affects light
• The creative abilities of shutter
• How to set shutter speeds for your desired result, whether it's racing cars or a beautiful waterfall
|Section 2: Turning the Dial to "M" Mode|
|In the metering lecture we:
|In this lecture we walk step by step through setting our exposure manually, from evaluating the light in our environment to clicking the shutter.|
|In this bonus lecture we cover:
|In this final lecture we wrap up by reviewing:
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.