Welcome to the Fundamentals of Photography course. This is a free online course we are currently offering geared towards new and intermediate photographers. Join us as we explore the world of digital photography. SIGN-UP / REGISTER
FUNDAMENTALS OF PHOTOGRAPHY — COURSE OUTLINE
APERTURE, DEPTH OF FIELD AND SHUTTER SPEED
We start working with the cameras settings of aperture and shutter speed to produce different looks in our images. From scenic landscapes to portrait headshots, we start controlling how our images will look.
ISO, WHITE BALANCE AND EXIF
Explore settings for sensitivity, color hues and the metadata that is stored with each image which will help you improve as you reviewing your images.
CAMERA MODES DEFINED
Take control of your camera. We dive into Program Modes, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, Auto ISO and Manual modes on your camera and learn to change our exposures.
COMPOSITION (PART 1)
Composition is one of the most important aspects of photography. Learn different techniques to make your composition stronger and your images more appealing.
COMPOSITION (PART 2)
We continue exploring different compositional ideas and examples to take your photography to the next level.
PERFECT EXPOSURE USING THE HISTOGRAM
Perfect exposure is one of the most important techniques to master in photography. When the exposure is perfect, your image will have superior color, and the dark and light subjects of your image will have excellent detail. In this chapter we explore the best tool in digital photography, the histogram.
PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER AND CHEAT SHEETS
Put everything we have learned together as we discuss settings for landscape images, birds in-flight, sports, waterfalls and portraits. Reference our photography cheat sheets to get you started on each type of photography.
CONTINUING YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY JOURNEY
It’s time to take everything you have learned and get out into the field and apply it. Practicing and experimenting is the key to honing your craft.
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