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Beginner Digital Photography

Photography
Free Course
Improve your basic digital photography skills using the manual settings on the camera and by making subtle changes post production in Adobe apps.
  • Duration

    2-3 Hours
  • Assessment

    Yes
  • Certification

    Yes
  • Responsive

    Yes
Description Outcome Certification View course modules

If you are a photographer who wants to go beyond the Automatic Mode on your camera then Beginner Digital Photography is the ideal course for you. The course begins by teaching you about the function of each of the command modes found on most DSLR cameras. You will learn about the relationship between Shutter Speed, Aperture and ISO and how to use them to get your optimum shot.

The course will then introduce you to the structure of lenses and what the different types of lenses are used for. You will also learn about light - how both the eye and camera see it, the different types of light and why it needs to be balanced using the white balance function. Using non-technical language the course will introduce you to Photoshop and Lightroom, and you will learn how to navigate and manage images, and set your basic preferences when using these software programs. In Photoshop you will learn how to identify when an image has been obviously photoshopped and how to make more subtle changes. In Lightroom you will learn how to create a catalogue and use the main modules to prepare your images for export.

This course in digital photography will be of great interest to all learners who want go beyond the automatic setting on the camera and learn how to apply the basic techniques of digital photography that will turn snapshots into great photographs.

- Having completed this course you will be able to:


  • Outline what each of the functions on the Mode Dial are for.
  • Identify all the parts of a lens. - State the pros and cons of Prime Lenses.
  • Explain the relationship between Shutter, Aperture and ISO.
  • Discuss the different types of light and their effect on a photograph.
  • Navigate around the functions and tools in Photoshop.
  • Explain the benefits of using the edit history function.
  • Differentiate between subtle and obvious Photoshop edits to a photo.
  • Outline the key functionality of the modules in Lightroom.

All Alison courses are free to enrol, study and complete. To successfully complete this Certificate course and become an Alison Graduate, you need to achieve 80% or higher in each course assessment. Once you have completed this Certificate course, you have the option to acquire official Certification, which is a great way to share your achievement with the world. Your Alison Certification is:

Ideal for sharing with potential employers - include it in your CV, professional social media profiles and job applications
An indication of your commitment to continuously learn, upskill and achieve high results
An incentive for you to continue empowering yourself through lifelong learning

Alison offers 3 types of Certification for completed Certificate courses:

Digital Certificate - a downloadable Certificate in PDF format, immediately available to you when you complete your purchase
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All Certification is available to purchase through the Alison Shop. For more information on purchasing Alison Certification, please visit our faqs. If you decide not to purchase your Alison Certification, you can still demonstrate your achievement by sharing your Learner Record or Learner Achievement Verification, both of which are accessible from your Dashboard. For more details on our Certification pricing, please visit our Pricing Page.

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