Digital Photography Fundamentals: Learn the basics
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Digital Photography Fundamentals: Learn the basics

Learn the 3 basic fundamentals that will help you go from the Auto-modes, to the Manual modes.
4.5 (24 ratings)
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Last updated 9/2015
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Includes:
  • 28 mins on-demand video
  • 5 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Understand what Shutter Speed, Aperture and ISO do
  • Take pictures confidently in Program, Shutter Priority, and Aperture Priority mode
  • Understand what the Exposure Triangle is made up of
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Requirements
  • Own or borrow/rent a DSLR camera
Description

This course is made for students who want to know what Shutter speed, Aperture, and ISO do, in short, sharp videos. Aimed at beginners to intermediates, All of the videos are downloadable, meaning you can have the full course downloaded (if you want). The course also includes lots of resources that you can use to help you understand the course. If you think you'll be confused regarding terminology, I have a resource sheet covering all the words that I mention, so you're fully covered. At the end of each section is a quiz to test your understanding of the content. If you're using the preset modes, and want to learn how to move into the manual modes, this is the course to take.

I will be using a Nikon camera for demonstrations, however, the theory applies to Photography as a whole, so the course is suitable for whatever brand you have.

There is lots of downloadable content, that you can access anytime, whether you're on your desktop, or out and about taking shots, the content in this course can be taken with you wherever its possible for it to go.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is made for people who want a basic course on shutter speed, aperture and ISO
  • This course is for people who are unsure of what the 3 elements actually do
  • This course is not for people confidently shooting in manual mode
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Curriculum For This Course
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Introduction to the Course
2 Lectures 04:04

Introductory video explaining what the course will be going over, and what you'll learn as you progress through the course.

Preview 01:05

This video briefly describes the fundamentals of the exposure triangle. By the end of the course, the aim is for you to be able to know what this is.

Preview 02:59
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Shutter Speed
2 Lectures 02:11

A video describing what Shutter Speed is and what it does. You can download a Transcript of the video in the 'downloadable materials' section.

Preview 02:11

A PDF file showing the scale of Shutter Speeds for the highest, to the lowest, all with a description next to them.

Preview 1 page

A list of 10 questions for you to answer, just to make sure you've understood this section.

Shutter Speed Quiz
5 questions
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Aperture
2 Lectures 02:03

A video describing what Aperture is, what Aperture is measured in, what it does, and how it's changed.

What is Aperture?
02:03

Similar to the Shutter speed sheet, this file has a scale of aperture values from the narrowest, to the widest, and a description next to them.

Aperture Cheatsheet
1 page

Aperture Quiz
5 questions
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ISO
2 Lectures 02:31

A video describing what ISO is, what ISO is measured in, what it does, and how it's changed.

What is ISO?
02:31

A scale of ISO values, from the value that will create the most grain, to the value that will create the least.

ISO Cheatsheet
1 page

ISO Quiz
5 questions
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The Exposure Triangle
2 Lectures 01:27

Running through the 3 main elements, this is a brief overlook at the 'bigger picture' the exposure triangle.

Understanding the Exposure Triangle
01:27

Shutter Speed, Aperture and ISO scales all in one file, with a scale of how they work, and a description of what the settings will do.

Exposure Triangle Cheatsheet
1 page

Exposure Triangle Quiz
5 questions
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P-M-S-A Modes
6 Lectures 14:36

A short powerpoint describing what the PMSA modes are and what they're used for.

What are PMSA modes?
6 pages

A video showing you the main differences between RAW and JPEG, the benefits and disadvantages, and when to use them.

Shooting in RAW
03:09

The best way to learn how to shoot manual, is too learn all the elements individually first, in this video, we go into why that's important,

Learn to shoot Manual by shooting PSA
01:14

This video looks at the shutter speed settings, over and under exposure, and a side by side comparison of different shots.

Preview 03:56

This video goes through Aperture Priority mode, and looks at a side by side comparison of a narrow aperture and wide aperture.

Shooting in Aperture Priority
02:44

This video shows you how to view metadata (and what it is) in Lightroom, and also on Flickr.

How to view metadata on 'Lightroom' and 'Flickr'
03:33
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Conclusion
1 Lecture 00:42
Thank You! - Review and Comment
00:42
About the Instructor
Roberto Catarinicchia
4.5 Average rating
24 Reviews
1,238 Students
1 Course
Student and Self Taught Photographer

Hi! I'm Roberto, a student at Hertfordshire University

I started learning Photography on my own, when my father got his first DSLR (Nikon D3000). I experimented with all the modes, made lots of mistakes, but ultimately learned a lot, just from teaching myself. In Secondary school (High school) I took Photography and Film classes to further my knowledge. Soon after, I started submitting my photos to newspapers and started winning competitions.

Later in Secondary School, I was asked to produce videos for school productions, which I then had to edit and distribute to a number of customers (Parents) around the school. I had responsibility over 3 different cameramen, as I was also performing in the show. After the project was finished, it was very successful, financially and for my self confidence.

I now study Marketing and Advertising, but am continuing my hobby of Photography, and also learning to create UI/UX designs, Concept Apps, Logos, and Graphic Design.