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Photography: Fundamental Skills

Rich Harrington

About this course

This class is a complete exploration of all the fundamental skills needed to enter the world of photography.  You'll get familiar with essential camera controls and learn to master exposure.  Get the perfect white balance for accurate color and learn how to frame your shots. You'll also learn about essential controls on your lens that affect the shot. Learn practical tips for organizing and printing your photos as well. This course is produced in partnership with Skylum Software (Macphun).

 
 
 

Curriculum

  • Preview
    What You'll Learn in this Course
  • Meet Your Instructor
  • Get to Know Your Camera 
  • Essential Camera Controls
  • Choosing File Types
  • Choosing a Shooting Mode
  • Autofocus Settings
  • Drive Modes
  • Care, Cleaning, & Maintenance
  • Understanding Sensor & Sensor Size
  • Exposure Basics
  • Understanding the Exposure Triangle
  • Preview
    Shooting with Aperture Priority
  • Shooting with Shutter Priority
  • Using Exposure Compensation
  • When to Use Manual Mode
  • Metering 
  • Working with White Balance
  • The Temperature of Light
  • Using White Balance Presets
  • Creating a Custom White Balance
  • Adjusting White Balance in Software
  • The Benefits of RAW &White Balance
  • Framing the Shot
  • What is Composition
  • Fill the Frame
  • Use Negative Space
  • Using the Rule of Thirds
  • Using Leading Lines
  • Using Symmetry
  • Using Perspective
  • Lens Essentials
  • Preview
    Choosing a Focal Length
  • Shooting with Zoom Lenses
  • Shooting with Prime Lenses
  • Comparing Pro & Consumer Lenses
  • Care, Cleaning, & Maintenance of Lenses
  • Organizing & Storing Photos
  • What is 3-2-1 Backup
  • Software to Organize Photos
  • Tagging Photos with Metadata
  • Printing & Sharing Photos
  • Preparing Photos for the Web
  • Sharing Images Online 
  • Preparing Photos to Print
  • Printing at Home
  • Letting Others Make Prints
  • Conclusion

About this course

This class is a complete exploration of all the fundamental skills needed to enter the world of photography.  You'll get familiar with essential camera controls and learn to master exposure.  Get the perfect white balance for accurate color and learn how to frame your shots. You'll also learn about essential controls on your lens that affect the shot. Learn practical tips for organizing and printing your photos as well. This course is produced in partnership with Skylum Software (Macphun).

 
 
 

Curriculum

  • Preview
    What You'll Learn in this Course
  • Meet Your Instructor
  • Get to Know Your Camera 
  • Essential Camera Controls
  • Choosing File Types
  • Choosing a Shooting Mode
  • Autofocus Settings
  • Drive Modes
  • Care, Cleaning, & Maintenance
  • Understanding Sensor & Sensor Size
  • Exposure Basics
  • Understanding the Exposure Triangle
  • Preview
    Shooting with Aperture Priority
  • Shooting with Shutter Priority
  • Using Exposure Compensation
  • When to Use Manual Mode
  • Metering 
  • Working with White Balance
  • The Temperature of Light
  • Using White Balance Presets
  • Creating a Custom White Balance
  • Adjusting White Balance in Software
  • The Benefits of RAW &White Balance
  • Framing the Shot
  • What is Composition
  • Fill the Frame
  • Use Negative Space
  • Using the Rule of Thirds
  • Using Leading Lines
  • Using Symmetry
  • Using Perspective
  • Lens Essentials
  • Preview
    Choosing a Focal Length
  • Shooting with Zoom Lenses
  • Shooting with Prime Lenses
  • Comparing Pro & Consumer Lenses
  • Care, Cleaning, & Maintenance of Lenses
  • Organizing & Storing Photos
  • What is 3-2-1 Backup
  • Software to Organize Photos
  • Tagging Photos with Metadata
  • Printing & Sharing Photos
  • Preparing Photos for the Web
  • Sharing Images Online 
  • Preparing Photos to Print
  • Printing at Home
  • Letting Others Make Prints
  • Conclusion