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:
I then go over all forms of lighting such as:
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.
Describes how cameras capture pictures on to film and digital sensors.
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.
Describes how digital sensors capture images and discuss the various sensor sizes and why bigger is better.
Describes how sensor sensitivity impacts image exposure and overall image quality.
Discuss the opening size of our lens and how that impacts our exposure and depth of field.
provides understanding of how the amount of time our shutter is open not only impacts exposure but can help us show or stop motion.
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.
Describes the relationship of ISO, Aperture and Shutter Speed and how we can manipulate the three to achieve the look we are shooting for.
Discuss how we can override the light meter to achieve the exposure we are really going for.
Describe how to use this great method to ensure a good exposure even in the trickiest lighting conditions.
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.
Describe how light works and the different laws of physics of light.
Discuss how we can use natural light of the sun and some of the issues that this can cause.
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.
Discuss the different colors of light and how we account for this to get a properly balanced image.
Discuss the best place in the frame to place our subject to capture the eye of our viewer.
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.
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.
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.
Discuss the importance of good lenses and why your dollars are often better spent here than elsewhere.
Describe what to look for when buying a hot shoe flash.
Describe some of the other camera accessories and what they can do for us.
Provides an overall summary of the material presented throughout this course.
I have been a full time IT professional for the last 30 years, a Web Developer for 20 years and part time Photography professional for the last 10 years. I currently manage a 10,000 sqft data center and continue to develop Web applications and sites. I currently shoot portraits and studio work but I have also shot wildlife and landscapes as well as real estate photos. I have also done software development on both the desktop and on mobile platforms.
I have taught IT courses at the college level and have been a training leader throughout my career. I have a passion for learning as well as passing on my knowledge to others.