What you'll learn
WELCOME, OVERVIEW, and FUNDAMENTALS
Camera capabilities: differences and similarities
Setting up yourself and your digital camera: Menus, Settings, and baggage!
Picture Decisions: The Vantage Point and Frame
Welcome to Course One of Photography Basics and Beyond: From Smartphone to DSLR! In these first 4 Modules you will gain the knowledge and the confidence that will help you make good choices as you consider qualities of the camera you own, and the qualities of the other types of digital cameras you might be considering. You will learn about the basic functions that most digital cameras have in common.
You will also go beyond the “technical” matters and learn about how you can make exciting pictures by emphasizing the aspects of Frame and Vantage Point to interpret old subjects in new ways. Discovering accessories that photographers find useful, and the types of camera bags from mini to carry-on sized, is also in store for you. You will also make your first photographs and, if you are a subscriber to the specialization, upload pictures to the web gallery and start interacting with your fellow learners in our “Gallery.” Let’s get started with Module One!
Access to a computer or mobile device with an internet connection.
Motivation to learn!
There are no special materials or prerequisite knowledge required for this course.
Who this course is for
Students who are new to this field
Students willing to put in a couple hours to learn about Cameras, Exposure, and Photography
Advanced students wanting to add another skill to their portfolio
Peter Glendinning – Professor – Art, Art History, & Design
Mark Valentine Sullivan – Associate Professor – Music / Innovation Hub
This course includes
Option for learning at your own pace
Videos and reading material about the course
Assessed tasks with feedback from other course participants
Evaluated tests with feedback
Evaluated programming tasks