Learn Digital SLR Photography for Beginners
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Learn Digital SLR Photography for Beginners

Learn beginner digital SLR photography in thirteen interactive lessons from a professional photographer.
4.5 (29 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.
200 students enrolled
Created by Mary Buck
Last updated 8/2014
English
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Includes:
  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • The final goal is to teach you how to "previsualize an image" so you can become a more creative and artistic photographer.
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Requirements
  • Digital SLR camera, tripod, memory card, camera manual
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.

Who is the target audience?
  • Beginners who have no knowledge of photography or those who would like to brush up their skills.
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Curriculum For This Course
36 Lectures
02:37:42
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Introduction and Download Manual
1 Lecture 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.

Preview 04:52
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Lesson 1 - The Aperture
3 Lectures 15:21

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

Preview 10:22

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

Lesson 1- Funsignment Part 1
03:07

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

Lesson 1 Funsignment Part II
01:52

Take this short funsessment to see how you are doing!

Lesson 1 Quiz
5 questions
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Lesson 2 - Shutter Speed
3 Lectures 15:41

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

Lesson 2 Tutorial
11:49

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

Lesson 2 Funsignment Part I
01:50

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

Lesson 2 Funsignment Part II
02:02

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

Lesson 2 Quiz
5 questions
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Lesson 3 - The Exposure
2 Lectures 07:52

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.

Lesson 3 Tutorial
05:42

This video explains how to complete the funsignment for Lesson 3

Lesson 3 Funsignment
02:10

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

Lesson 3 Quiz
5 questions
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Lesson 4 - ISO
2 Lectures 12:01

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

ISO
10:26

This video explains how to complete the funsignment for Lesson 4

Lesson 4 Funsignment
01:35

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

Lesson 4
5 questions
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Lesson 5 - Manual Mode
4 Lectures 19:07

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

Manual Mode Tutorial
10:27

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

Lesson 5 Funsignment Part I
01:52

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

Lesson 5 funsignment Part II
02:05

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

Lesson 5 Advanced Funsignment
04:43

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

Lesson 5
5 questions
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Lesson 6 - Lighting
2 Lectures 09:54

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

Lesson 6 Tutorial
05:59

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

Lesson 6 Funsignment
03:55

Lesson 6 Quiz
5 questions
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Lesson 7 - Fill Flash
2 Lectures 10:29

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

Lesson 7 Tutorial
08:54

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

Lesson 7 Funsignment
01:35

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

Lesson 7 Quiz
5 questions
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Lesson 8 - White Balance
3 Lectures 09:11

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

Lesson 8 Tutorial
05:50

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

Lesson 8 Funsignment Part I
01:57

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

Lesson 8 Funsignment Part II
01:24

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

Lesson 8 Quiz
5 questions
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Lesson 9 - Lenses and Filters
2 Lectures 10:22

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

Lesson 9 Tutorial
07:16

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

Lesson 9 Funsignment
03:06

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

Lesson 9 Quiz
5 questions
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About the Instructor
Mary Buck
4.6 Average rating
36 Reviews
321 Students
2 Courses
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.