Learn Digital SLR Photography for Beginners

Learn beginner digital SLR photography in thirteen interactive lessons from a professional photographer.
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  • Lectures 36
  • Length 2.5 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 8/2014 English

Course Description

Join us for an exciting online photography course designed for digital SLR camera enthusiasts, hobbyists, and aspiring professionals. In this course you will learn how to use the manual controls of your digital SLR camera. The lessons are divided into 13 lessons, each of which focuses on only one topic. Hands-on and step-by-step teaching enhances the learning process so you can fully absorb one concept before moving on to another. The course has over 150 minutes of video, and is very interactive with funsessments and funsigments to enhance the learning experience. You can always be in touch with the instructor with a 24/7 discussion board. Take Creative Control of Your DSLR Camera is the most comprehensive beginner photography course on the internet.

What are the requirements?

  • Digital SLR camera, tripod, memory card, camera manual

What am I going to get from this course?

  • The final goal is to teach you how to "previsualize an image" so you can become a more creative and artistic photographer.

What is the target audience?

  • Beginners who have no knowledge of photography or those who would like to brush up their skills.

What you get with this course?

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

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Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction and Download Manual
04:52

View the introduction first to learn more out about the course and what you will need. This is a good time to download the manual.

Section 2: Lesson 1 - The Aperture
10:22

In this lesson you will learn the first building block of digital SLR photography - the aperture

03:07

In this video you will learn how to complete Part I of the funsignment for lesson 1

01:52

In this video you will learn how to complete Part II of the funsignment for lesson 1

5 questions

Take this short funsessment to see how you are doing!

Section 3: Lesson 2 - Shutter Speed
11:49

In this lesson you will learn the second building block in digital SLR photography - Shutter speed

01:50

In this video you will learn how to complete Part I of the funsignment for lesson 2

02:02

In this video you will learn how to complete Part II of the funsignment for lesson 2

5 questions

Take this funsessment for Lesson 2 and see how you are doing?

Section 4: Lesson 3 - The Exposure
05:42

In this lesson you will learn how aperture and shutter speed go hand in hand and how an exposure is determined by the camera's light meter.

02:10

This video explains how to complete the funsignment for Lesson 3

5 questions

Complete the funsessment for Lesson 3 to see how you are doing.

Section 5: Lesson 4 - ISO
10:26

In this lesson you will learn how to adjust ISO and how it contributes to the exposure triangle.

01:35

This video explains how to complete the funsignment for Lesson 4

5 questions

Take this funsessement for Lesson 4 and see how you are doing.

Section 6: Lesson 5 - Manual Mode
10:27

In this lesson you will learn how to use the manual mode so you can intentionally over-expose or under-expose an image.

01:52

The video explains how to complete Part I of the funsignment for Lesson 5

02:05

This video explains how to complete Part II of the funsignment for Lesson 5

04:43

This video explains how to complete the advanced funsignment for lesson 5

5 questions

Take the funsessment for Lesson 5 and see how you are doing.

Section 7: Lesson 6 - Lighting
05:59

This lesson will explain the different types of light and how to use light effectively outdoors.

03:55

This video will explain how to complete the funsignment for lesson 6

Lesson 6 Quiz
5 questions
Section 8: Lesson 7 - Fill Flash
08:54

In this lesson you will learn when and why to use fill flash outdoors and how to adjust the flash exposure.

01:35

This video will explain how to complete the funsignment for lesson 7

5 questions

Take the assessment for lesson 7 and see how you are doing.

Section 9: Lesson 8 - White Balance
05:50

This lesson will explain what white balance is and how to adjust it using the presets.

01:57

This video will explain how to complete Part I funsignment for Lesson 8

01:24

This video will explain how to compete Part II funsignment for Lesson 8

5 questions

Take this funsessment for lesson 8 and see how you are doing.

Section 10: Lesson 9 - Lenses and Filters
07:16

This lesson will explain what focal length is and give recommendations for lenses and filters.

03:06

This video will explain how to complete the funsignment for Lesson 9

5 questions

Take this funsessment for lesson 9 and see how you are doing.

Section 11: Lesson 10 - Focus
09:16

In this lesson you will learn when and how to set your lens on manual focus and about AF modes.

01:31

This video will explain how to complete Part I of the funsignment for Lesson 1

01:30

This video will explain how to complete Part II of the funsignment for Lesson 10

5 questions

Take the funsessment for lesson 10 and see how you are doing.

Section 12: Lesson 11 - Metering Modes
05:39

This lesson will explain what metering modes are and how to adjust them.

01:16

This video will explain how to complete Part I of the funsignment for Lesson 11

01:00

This video will explain how to compete Part II of the funsignment for Lesson 11

5 questions

Take this funsessment for lesson 11 to see how you are doing.

Section 13: Lesson 12 - The Histogram
06:40

Learn how to interpret the histogram and why it is a valuable tool

02:37

This video will explain how to complete the funsignment for lesson 12

5 questions

Take this funsessment for lesson 12 and see how you are doing.

Section 14: Lesson 13 - Composition
09:03

In this lesson you will learn composition tips that can create a more powerful image.

01:59

This video will explain how to complete Part I of the funsignment for lesson 13

01:02

This video will explain how to complete Part II of the funsignment for lesson 13

01:19

This video will explain how to complete Part III of the funsignment for lesson 13

5 questions

Take the assessment for lesson 13 and see how you are doing.

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Instructor Biography

Mary Buck, Professional Photographer and Photography Instructor

Mary Buck is a professional portrait photographer based in the Atlanta area. Since 1997 she has owned and operated a portrait and wedding studio known for its creative style of imagery. Her work has been published in national and local publications such as: Woman’s Day, Forbes, Lawn and Landscape, Atlanta Parent, Gwinnett Parent, and Gwinnett Magazine.

In 2003 she began to teach photography classes to hobbyists and amateur photographers. Her educational program has grown extensively and since 2010 she has taught over 1,000 students how to take creative control of their DSLR cameras at in-person courses. Her classes range from beginner to advanced level, including lighting and creativity workshops. In 2012 she placed her courses online so she could share her passion for photography with the world.

She has also authored four e-books for professional photographers on how to market, price and sell their photography.

In 2014 she has been awarded the photographic craftsman degree in recognition of her service to the photographic profession as an orator, author and mentor.

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