Introduction to photography

Photography is a creative and rewarding pastime, but it can appear confusing and a little daunting at first. This Introduction to Photography course will help you overcome the confusion and questions that can otherwise slow or block your progress. Over ten days, you will learn how to take control of your camera. The lessons cover such topics as controlling shutter speed, depth of field, focal length, ISO settings, and focus. Having mastered the camera controls, you will learn the most fundamental rules of good composition and how you can use these to improve your own photographs. You will also understand the common mistakes that many new photographers make, leaving their photographs looking like snapshots. By the end of the course, you will have a solid grounding in the basics of photography, as well as an understanding of how to further develop your skills in the future.

   332 students completed this course

   100% recommend it to other students

   Teacher: Robin Whalley


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Course plan

Lesson 1. Learning to Use Your Camera
Lesson 2. The Exposure Triangle
Lesson 3. Understanding the Camera Lens
Lesson 4. Controlling Focus
Lesson 5. Getting Creative with Composition
Lesson 6. Learning about Image Quality
Lesson 7. Photographic Accessories
Lesson 8. Software
Lesson 9. Sharing your Photos
Lesson 10. Inspiration, Creativity, and Technical Skills
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  • Format
    One lesson delivered via email daily
  • Duration
    10 days
  • Time
    5 minutes reading a day

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