Beginner Photography

Course Overview – Syllabus

Our beginning photography courses are created to be quick and easy to understand for beginner photographers – even those that feel they are beyond help of being able to understand their camera. Our lessons will help you understand the basics of light and how your eye fixes lighting.  How to get your camera to catch what your eye sees to produce better pictures. The tutorials will also help you understand your camera and how to take pictures with it.

Photography Lessons

Make a goal for yourself of when you will finish all the lessons. You can set your time frame to a lesson a day or a lesson a week. The great thing about these lessons is you can take them at your own pace.

Beginning Photography LessonsOverview: The Problem

Light and the Photographer Lesson 1: Light and the Photographer

Shows how Light works with the Eye Lesson 2: Light and the Human Eye

 

Focal LengthLesson 3: Photographic Lenses

Best Landscape Aperture f22Lesson 4: Exposure Control

ISO CameraLesson 5: ISO Camera Setting

Shutter Speed SettingsLesson 6: Shutter Speed Settings

Aperture SettingLesson 7: Aperture Setting

Post ProcessLesson 8: Post Processing

Technology and Requirements

  • Camera – any camera will do but we focus mostly on DSLR’s so that you can change the shutter speed and aperture settings. Learn more about DSLR Cameras
  • Editing Software – software such as Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop, Gimp, Etc.
  • Tripod – To help your camera focus better and so you don’t have to worry about shaking. See Tripod for more information on tripods
  • Camera Lens – Most DSLR’s come with a kit lens of 18-55mm, this will work just fine. See Photographic Lenses to learn more about lenses.
  • Card Reader – to quickly and more efficiently move pictures from your camera to your computer.

Goals

We hope you gain the importance of light when it comes to photography, a basic understanding of your camera, and taking pictures with your camera.

Next Step: Intermediate Course

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