Photography for Beginners: DSLR Camera Settings
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Photography for Beginners: DSLR Camera Settings

Photography Settings - learn how to get the most from your DSLR camera and improve your photography!
4.8 (18 ratings)
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Created by Rosie Parsons
Last updated 7/2017
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  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 7 Articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Understand photography and how to choose the right settings to take fantastic photos
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  • You should have a DSLR camera where you can change the lenses - bridge cameras will also work with all the lessons apart from the week on lenses.
  • Have a passion for photography!

"I found Rosie's photography course insightful, fun and inspiring. Her informal manner made the lessons feel like I had invited a friend round to teach me the basics, and as a result, I think I digested the bite size tips more quickly. I feel like I've learnt a lot about photography in a very short space of time thanks to her clear communication and obvious talent. The fact that I can dip in and out of the videos at my leisure made the whole experience easy and enjoyable."

- Nicola Moyne, Marie Claire Magazine

Do you have a gorgeous fancy camera but always find yourself using it only on auto mode?

Or perhaps you briefly tried out the different settings but ended up feeing completely confused and overwhelmed by photography?!

It's really exciting when you buy a new camera - you have all these hopes and visions for beautiful photographs, but the reality of loads of confusing knobs and dials when you get it out of the box can be frustrating!

If you've felt disappointed with the photography you've been shooting on your DSLR (a camera where you can change the lenses) or bridge camera then this is the perfect photography course for you!

I'm Rosie Parsons, owner of Rosie Parsons Photography - an award winning professional photographer with 10 years experience. My work has been featured on the cover of Professional Photographer and in OK! Magazine among others. 

I would love to come alongside you, to be your guide and help you discover the easy, step by step path to understanding your camera and improving your photography.

In my Photography 101: DSLR Photography for Beginners Course we take things at a really easy pace, thoroughly explaining all the key photography settings you need to know, how to adjust them and how to choose the correct settings in any given situation from dark rooms to bright sunny days. You'll get to watch me in action as I photograph events like a christening and how I adjust my settings inside the dark church, and what settings I choose outside in the bright sunshine to capture great family photos.

Take this photography course with its easy to follow, bite sized lessons and photo challenges (plus our exclusive Facebook community only for students of this course) and enjoy a huge improvement in your photography skills!

You've made your biggest investment by buying your fantastic camera, now let's make the most of what it can do!

Enrol now and let's get started on your route to amazing photography!

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone who is confused by the settings on their camera and wants to improve their photography, making the most of their camera
  • People who love photography but find the settings difficult
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Curriculum For This Course
29 Lectures
Week 1 - Intro to settings, different types of lenses and my recommendations
4 Lectures 16:59

What do I use? My own camera and lenses plus recommendations

Test out your photography knowledge so far with our first quiz!

Week One Photography Quiz
6 questions

Week One Photography Challenge
Week 2 - Must know settings to instantly improve your photography
4 Lectures 10:09
What is manual mode and why will it help me take the best photos?

The easy way to know you have your photography settings right - metering

Burst Mode / Rapid shooting

Week Two Photography Quiz
5 questions

Week Two Photography Challenge
Week 3 - How to make sure your photos are always in focus
5 Lectures 12:59
Photography in focus - adjusting the viewfinder

Setting up your focal point

What do AI Servo etc mean and how to adjust them

Photography Image File Types - RAW vs Jpeg

Week Three Photography Quiz
8 questions

Week Three Photography Challenge
Week 4 - Adjusting your ISO to take great photos in dark rooms or hot sunny days
3 Lectures 07:27
What is your photography ISO and how to adjust it for better photos

Real life photography case study - ISO (indoors and outdoors)

Photography ISO Quiz
6 questions

Week 4 Photography Challenge
Week 5 - Photography aperture : How to get beautiful blurred backgrounds
3 Lectures 11:15
What is aperture and how to adjust it to gain control over depth of field

Real life case study - aperture (portrait photography and group shots)

Photography Aperture Quiz
9 questions

Week Five Photography Challenge
Week 6 - Photography shutter speed : Avoid this one huge mistake!
2 Lectures 04:13
What is shutter speed and when to adjust it

Photography Shutter Speed Quiz
7 questions

Shutter Speed Photography Challenge
Week Seven - White Balance : Getting the colour right in your photography
3 Lectures 07:40
White Balance

Photography cheat sheet for working out your settings (print out and keep)

Recap on photography settings

Photography Settings Quiz
5 questions
Week Eight - Photography case study - photographing a christening
1 Lecture 05:38
Photography Case Study - Christening at a Church

Photography - Christening Recap Quiz
6 questions
Week Nine - Photography case study - photographing a newborn
1 Lecture 04:24
Photography Case Study: Newborn at Home

Photography - Newborn Recap Quiz
5 questions
Week Ten - Photography Case Study - Photographing waterfalls
1 Lecture 03:22
Photography Case Study: Photographing Waterfalls

Photography - Waterfalls Recap Quiz
4 questions
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About the Instructor
Rosie Parsons
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Award winning photographer at Rosie Parsons Photography

Hi everyone! I'm an award winning professional photographer at Rosie Parsons Photography with ten years experience. I absolutely love sharing my insider tips and knowledge in my photography courses on Udemy and making photography a little less complicated and scary! Look forward to you joining me on one of my courses soon! x