The camera is a photographer’s primary tool. Other tools, such as lighting and editing, are important, but the use and control of the camera features is what enables a photographer to create fundamentally beautiful photographs. In this course, you will investigate camera types and how to select the one that is best for you. You will consider standard camera features to see how they can be used to obtain the results you want. You will explore the mechanics and uses for the different parts of the camera such as the viewfinder, lenses, shutter speed, and aperture size. You will then discover how to use and manipulate these elements to create different types of photographic results. Using these techniques, you will practice taking different photos of the same subject to get different results. You will also experiment with different techniques to capture mood and motion in your photos. By the end of this course you will have a toolkit of techniques at your disposal to create the type of photo you want.
Expect to spend 6-10 hours to complete this course.
Faculty AuthorBarry Perlus
Benefits to the Learner
- Select the best camera for you and your purpose
- Use the viewfinder to obtain the best composition, framing, and perspective
- Use lenses to frame and focus
- Use the shutter to control motion
- Control exposure with light meter, shutter, lens, and ISO
- Current and aspiring professional photographers
- Amateur photographers and hobbyists
- Marketers involved in social media, creative, or brand
- Small business owners who need to photograph their products or services