Digital SLR Cameras & Photography For Dummies Video Training

Easy-to-follow video training on getting better photos with a digital SLR camera!
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  • Lectures 18
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 2/2013 English

Course Description

Easy-to-follow Photography for Dummies video training on getting better photos with a digital SLR camera!

Digital SLR cameras put full control over the look of a picture in the photographer’s hands. You just need some basic know-how about how digital SLRs operate to get the photos you want out of your camera. This 50 minute instructional video Photography for Dummies training course introduces you to the basics of digital SLR photography, from switching lenses to selecting exposure settings to when to use the camera’s flash. It also shows you how to apply that knowl­edge to take great action shots, landscapes, portraits, and more!

Take this ultimate Photography for Dummies SLR Cameras for Dummies course right now and learn photography basics with SLR camera.


What are the requirements?

  • All Internet browsers, including Internet Explorer, Safari, Chrome, and Firefox

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Choose the best exposure mode for the shot
  • Build a lens collection
  • Compose a balanced photo
  • Freeze action and control depth of field
  • Shoot personal portraits
  • Understand photography lingo

Who is the target audience?

  • Beginner digital SLR users

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Getting to Know Your Digital SLR

So you've bought a dSLR camera! Congratulations! Start out by learning all the options that interchangeable lenses offer, and how your dSLR enables you to get sharper shots and never miss a moment of the action.


What does dSLR stand for? What's a prime lens? How about white balance, ISO, and noise? Learn the basic photography terms and you'll be on your way to getting better photos every time you point your camera.


The memory cards you choose are determined by the type of camera you have and what you plan to shoot. Find out the advantages of each, and also get advice on permanent photo storage.


Focus is perhaps the most important element of picture-taking. Learn how to decide when to use manual focus, when to stick with automatic, and how to choose among the various autofocus modes. 


Accessory lenses can do a lot to enhance your photography. Discover what each does so you can decide what you'd like to have in your camera bag.


Flash photography can be tough to master, and some of the settings can be confusing. This lesson shows the settings and the effects you can obtain from each.

Section 2: Setting Camera Controls

RAW, JPEG, or TIFF? Here's what each file format offers and how to decide which one is best for your purposes.


Your dSLR gives you more options than simply auto or manual exposure control. Learn to manage aperture, shutter speed, and ISO, and share control with the camera by using programmed exposure. 


Exposure is the key to photos that say something. Practice using depth of field and shutter speed to create unique images, freeze action, and capture a mood.


The different colors of light affect the colors you see. White balance controls let you achieve true colors; this lesson shows you how to make the most of color.

Section 3: Composing Great Photos

What do you want your image to convey? What's the most important element in it? What part does the background play? See how the answers to these questions plus the "rule of thirds" guide the composition of your photo.


Learn to banish blur — unless that's the effect you're going for — and freeze  your subjects in motion for thrilling  sports shots.


Discover the settings that will produce the classic portrait and see how to use background and flash to your advantage.


Sometimes, tiny details make great photos. Camera settings make the difference when getting great close-ups; this lesson gets you set up.


Landscape photos can be tricky; there's more than one "best way" to get a good shot. Controlling depth of field is key to great landscapes and cityscapes. Learn how in this lesson.

Section 4: The Part of Tens

Ten logical things to do to get great composition with every shot.


Great suggestions for things you shouldn't leave home without, shots you won't want to miss, and an inexpensive way to protect your camera from the elements.

Section 5: Digital SLR Cameras and Photography For Dummies Bonus Chapter
Bestselling Dummies and digital photography author David Busch's top 5 digital SLR features are highlighted here.

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