Photography Fundamentals: Understand Aperture, Shutter, ISO+
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Photography Fundamentals: Understand Aperture, Shutter, ISO+

If you are a photographer, you NEED to know these basic settings and rules - no matter what camera you're using.
4.6 (376 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.
7,610 students enrolled
Last updated 5/2017
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Price: Free
Includes:
  • 44 mins on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • You will learn how to use the manual settings on your camera to properly expose a photo.
  • You will learn basic composition rules that will automatically improve your photography.
  • You will learn what aperture is, and how to use it creatively.
  • You will learn what shutter speed is, and how to prevent common beginner mistakes.
  • You will learn what ISO is, and how to prevent 'noisy' photos.
  • You will learn about the different photo settings and resolutions.
  • You will understand the basic settings and rules that all pro photographers once learned.
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Requirements
  • There are no prerequisites for this course. This course is all about the basic settings and rules you should know as you start taking photos.
  • Most DSLR, mirrorless, point and shoot, and bridge camera users will benefit from this course. Even smartphone photographers might benefit from taking this course, though not all the settings will be available on all cameras.
Description

You want to take better photos, right?

If terms like aperture, shutter speed, ISO, and the exposure triangle aren't familiar - then this course is perfect for you.

Whether you have a DSLR, mirrorless, bridge, point and shoot, or even just a smartphone, you should learn these main settings and rules that all professional photographers use.

Understand how your camera actually works

After taking this course, you'll know:

  • Aperture - Adjusting your f-stop, and what this does creatively to your photo
  • Shutter Speed - How to prevent a common beginner mistake with this setting
  • ISO - Preventing photos with digital noise and grain
  • Exposure - How to use aperture, shutter speed, ISO, lights, and filters to take well-exposed photos
  • Composition - Basic rules to follow... and when to break them
  • White Balance - Make sure your photo's colors look natural
  • Photo Quality & File Types - Best scenarios to use different file types

Who is the instructor?

My name is Phil Ebiner, and I'm the founder of the the best-selling Photography Masterclass course here on Udemy that has tens of thousands of students learning to become better photographers.

I wanted to create this course for absolute beginners who want to know the basic settings and rules no matter what camera you're using.

I hope you enjoy my little course!

Phil

Who is the target audience?
  • You are a beginner photographer, who doesn't understand things like aperture, shutter speed, or ISO.
  • You always use the automatic settings on your camera, and want to learn how to use the manual settings.
  • You are NOT an advanced photographer who knows how to manually expose your images.
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Curriculum For This Course
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Intro to Photography
2 Lectures 03:39

Welcome to this course on the fundamentals of photography. In this course, you'll learn all the basic rules and settings that photographers should know, no matter what camera you're using.

Introduction
01:21

First things first, let's understand what the camera is and how it actually works. Have you ever though about what your camera is actually doing?

How does a camera work?
02:18
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How to Expose Your Photo Properly
5 Lectures 23:55

Welcome to the world of camera settings. In this lesson of the photography fundamentals course, you'll learn about aperture - what it is, how it affects exposure, and how you can use it creatively.

Aperture
06:30

In this lesson of the photography fundamentals course, you'll learn about shutter speed - what it is, how it affects exposure, and how you can use it creatively.

Shutter Speed
05:31

In this lesson of the photography fundamentals course, you'll learn about ISO - what it is, how it affects exposure, and what to be aware of.

ISO
03:58

Putting it all together, you'll learn how to balance the settings we've learned (aperture, shutter speed, ISO) to actually shoot a well-exposed image.

Exposure Triangle
04:55

There are a couple more tools for adjusting your exposure - lights and filters! Let's learn about those in this lesson of the photography fundamentals course.

Lights & Filters
03:01
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Basic Camera Settings and Composition
3 Lectures 09:20

At it's core, our camera's are capturing light. Light comes in different temperatures, and that's what white balance is all about. 

White Balance
02:44

Your camera might shoot different file types. Learn about compressed and uncompressed file types in this lesson.

File Types: JPEG vs. RAW
03:18

In this lesson, you'll learn about what makes up photo resolution, and why more pixels doesn't necessarily make a better photo.

Photo Resolution & Quality
03:18
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Composing Better Images
1 Lecture 06:00

Up until now, you've learned about all the basic settings of your camera. Now, you'll learn the basic rules of composing better images.

Composition
06:00
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Conclusion
2 Lectures 01:02

Let's make sure that you're learning what we covered in this course.

Check Your Knowledge
4 questions

Thank you so much for enrolling in this course!

Course Conclusion
00:37

Read this lecture to get the latest deals and savings on other photography courses.

BONUS LECTURE
00:25
About the Instructor
Phil Ebiner
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Best Selling Instructor, 300,000+ Students

My passion is inspiring people through online courses. I love learning new skills, and since 2012 have been teaching people like you everything I know. Through my online learning business, Video School Online, I create courses that teach you how to become the better version of yourself with all kinds of skills.

What would you like to learn?

Would you like to make money teaching online courses?

Would you like to build your own 6-figure business?

Would you like to learn motion graphics in After Effects?

Would you like to learn how to shoot & edit videos like a pro?

Would you like to take better photographs?

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MORE ABOUT PHIL:

I've always tried to live life presently and to the fullest. Some of the things I love to do in my spare time include mountain biking, nerding out on personal finance, traveling to new places, watching sports (huge baseball fan here!), and sharing meals with friends and family. Most days you can find me spending quality time with my lovely wife and our cat.

In 2011, I graduated with my Bachelor of Arts in Film and Television Production at Loyola Marymount University - one of the top 10 film schools in the country. While there, I was fortunate to make documentaries in Switzerland, Germany, Mexico, and India. After graduating, I worked at Participant Media shooting and editing short-form documentaries for their website TakePart. I followed that stint with a contract at Stanbridge College where I discovered online learning. I helped pioneer their online school there. Most recently, I spent 2 years working at University of California Berkeley with the media team. Throughout this time I built my Video School Online brand to teach others the skills that I have. In May of 2015, I left the 9-5 world to make my own path. Since then, I've made more money, worked fewer hours, and only have done the things I love each day.

I want to show you how to be a better creator, make money from your creations, and live the life you dreamed of.


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