Intermediate Digital Photography
Learn some really useful post production editing tricks, and how to use the manual settings of your digital camera.
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This online digital photography course explains in detail how shutter speed, aperture, and ISO work individually. You will learn how adjusting one means that one (or both) of the others also need to be adjusted to get the correct exposure. The course will then cover the various types of filters, how they function, and what effects they have when taking photographs. You will also learn everything you need to know about the relationship between focal length, lens diameter, and f-stops.
Next, you will discover how to improve your post-production skills by learning the tools and processes in Photoshop. These include the best ways to select colors, the different ways to straighten photographs, the proper way to use the Crop tool, the process of removing minor distractions or blemishes using the spot healing tool, and the process of creating a mask layer. These tricks will really help you improve the overall look of your photos.
This online digital photography course makes learning the proper way of adjusting the shutter speed, ISO, and aperture to get the correct exposure for your photographs easy. The course will be of great interest to all learners who want to go beyond the automatic setting of their digital cameras and be confident in using its manual control. Check out the course, and start producing beautiful and professional looking photos today!
Module 1: Getting more our of your camera
Getting more out of your camera: Learning Outcomes
A Closer Look At Exposure - Shutter Speeds
A Closer Look At Exposure - ISO
A Closer Look At Exposure - Aperture
Introduction To Metering on a DSLR
Introduction To Lens Filters
Lens Filters - A Detailed Look
Getting more out of your camera: Lesson Summary
Module 2: Doing more with Photoshop
Doing more with Photoshop: Learning Outcomes
Basic Colour Selecting
Using The Crop Tool
Using Autofill with Content-Aware Crop
Using The Spot Healing Brush
Introduction to Layers
Doing more with Photoshop: Lesson Summary
Having completed this module you will be able to:
- Explain why changing shutter speed, ISO or exposure can impact each other
- Discuss the reasons for using high ISO numbers
- Explain the relationship between focal length, lens diameter and f-stops
- Outline the key features of Matrix, Center weighted and Spot metering
- List the main to filters and their key usage
- Describe the best ways to select colours
- Outline the three different ways to straighten photographs
- Discuss the process of removing minor distractions or blemishes using the spot healing tool
- Outline the advantages of using layers
- Describe the process of creating a mask layer
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