Digital Photography 101: Get Professional Quality Images Now
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Digital Photography 101: Get Professional Quality Images Now

Amaze people with these simple to follow principals that are used by the pros.
4.5 (11 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
103 students enrolled
Created by Bob Creigh
Last updated 1/2015
English
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Includes:
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • understand the basics of digital photography
  • Understand proper exposure and how to get it
  • Understand lenses and how to get good focus
  • Understand lighting and why it is so important
  • Understand composition and how to distinguish your photos from snapshots
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Requirements
  • Nothing, this course starts from ground zero.
Description

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:

  • how cameras work and how to use them.
  • basics of exposure
  • using ISO
  • Aperture
  • Shutter Speed
  • camera light meters and how to effectively use them to get an accurate exposure
  • Lenses
  • focus and autofocus
  • depth of field.

I then go over all forms of lighting such as:

  • natural light
  • how to use a flash when the ambient light isn't ideal.
  • White Balance

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.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is designed for beginning or intermediate photographers
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Curriculum For This Course
44 Lectures
01:33:28
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Introduction
1 Lecture 04:05

Overall introduction to the course including discussion of topics covered.

Preview 04:05
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The Basics
5 Lectures 14:35

Describes how cameras capture pictures on to film and digital sensors.

Preview 02:58

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.

Camera Types
05:44

Describes how digital sensors capture images and discuss the various sensor sizes and why bigger is better.

Digital Sensors
03:52

Basics Summary
00:43

Basics Quiz
4 questions
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Exposure
11 Lectures 26:28
Introduction to Exposure
01:24

Describes how sensor sensitivity impacts image exposure and overall image quality.

Understanding ISO
02:13

Discuss the opening size of our lens and how that impacts our exposure and depth of field.

Understanding Aperture
03:03

provides understanding of how the amount of time our shutter is open not only impacts exposure but can help us show or stop motion.

Understanding Shutter Speed
02:30

explains how a camera meter works and how it can help us achieve a good exposure.

Metering
04:28

Describes this exeptionally useful tool to know how well our image is exposed in the field vice trusting the image on the LCD display.

Preview 02:31

Describes the relationship of ISO, Aperture and Shutter Speed and how we can manipulate the three to achieve the look we are shooting for.

Controlling Exposure
02:02

Camera Modes
03:03

Discuss how we can override the light meter to achieve the exposure we are really going for.

Exposure Compensation
02:19

Describe how to use this great method to ensure a good exposure even in the trickiest lighting conditions.

Exposure Bracketing
01:42

Exposure Summary
01:13

Exposure Quiz
7 questions
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Lenses and Focus
5 Lectures 09:48
Introduction to Lenses and Focus
01:01

Discuss the different types of lenses and what they do for us.

Lenses
03:07

Describe how our camera focus system works and discuss the different focusing modes.

Focus
02:33

Describe what depth of field is and how we can use it to our advantage to put emphasis on our subject.

Depth of Field
02:26

Lenses and Focus Summary
00:41

Lenses and Focus Quiz
3 questions
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Lighting
6 Lectures 13:53
Introduction to Lighting
01:09

Describe how light works and the different laws of physics of light.

Understanding Light
01:51

Discuss how we can use natural light of the sun and some of the issues that this can cause.

Natural Light
03:12

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.

Using a Flash
03:02

Discuss the different colors of light and how we account for this to get a properly balanced image.

White Balance
04:01

Lighting Summary
00:38

Lighting Quiz
4 questions
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Composition
9 Lectures 10:58
Introduction to Composition
00:48

Discuss the best place in the frame to place our subject to capture the eye of our viewer.

Rule of Thirds
02:16

Describe what symmetry is and how we can use this principal to get interesting photos.

Symmetry
01:10

Discuss how to use the natural lines around us to draw our viewer to a point of interest in the photo.

Leading Lines
01:15

Describe how to use the depth of our 3D world to give that same feeling of depth to our 2D images.

Depth
00:53

Discuss the importance of the background so as not to distract the viewer from the main subject.

Background
01:36

How to discover and use natural patterns in the world around us to make interesting and captivating photos.

Pattern
01:03

Discuss what framing means to the overall composition of our photo and how small changes in framing can have big impacts.

Framing
00:52

Composition Summary
01:05

Composition Quiz
5 questions
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Choosing Your Equipment
6 Lectures 11:16
Introduction to Equipment
01:15

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.

Choosing a Camera
02:20

Discuss the importance of good lenses and why your dollars are often better spent here than elsewhere.

Choosing lenses
02:05

Describe what to look for when buying a hot shoe flash.

Choosing a Flash
01:42

Describe some of the other camera accessories and what they can do for us.

Choosing accessories
03:09

Equipment Summary
00:45

Equipment Quiz
4 questions
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Course Summary
1 Lecture 02:25

Provides an overall summary of the material presented throughout this course.

Course Summary
02:25
About the Instructor
Bob Creigh
4.2 Average rating
48 Reviews
3,641 Students
3 Courses
Web Developer, Designer, Photographer and IT Professional

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.