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Introduction to Digital Photography

Photography
Free Course
Lots of people have digital cameras but don’t know how to use them yet. That’s nothing to be ashamed of, digital photography can be complicated! But, with a few clever techniques, you can learn how to take truly incredible photos. This free course will teach you the most important functions and techniques of digital photography including the Rule of Thirds, your DSLR, and your crop sensors, getting you one step closer to taking the perfect shot.
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  • Duration

    2-3 Hours
  • Assessment

    Yes
  • Certification

    Yes
  • Responsive

    Yes

Description

Outcome

Certification

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Description

With this short course you'll learn everything you need to unlock your camera. You’ll be introduced to the basic features of digital cameras so you can finally know what all those buttons actually do. Using simple language, the course explains the differences between full frame and crop sensors, and shows you how digital photos are processed into file formats such as RAW and jpeg. You will then learn how to identify the key parts of a DSLR and how to understand each of the settings on a DSLR.

You will then be guided through different styles and techniques of photography such as landscape photography, street photography, and wildlife photography, so that you can decide what style interests you most and start developing your own. To bring you to an even more professional level, you’ll learn about the works of key photographers and the early history of photography. You’ll then learn about the Rule of Thirds, the essential equipment needed for a photo shoot, and how to identify the key attributes of different types of image files.

Photography can be inspiring, and with photography skills you can capture those really wonderful moments forever. But more importantly, taking a cool photo is just good fun! And it really is less complicated than you think, this course can introduce you to so much in just 3 hours. These are skills you can use any day for the rest of your life, even to start your career as a professional photographer. So, get beyond the automatic setting on your camera today.

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Learning Outcomes

Discuss the origins and early history of photography.
Describe different photographic styles.
Identify the works of key photographers.
Define the Rule of Thirds.
Identify the various parts of a DSLR.
Describe the function of each of the settings on a DSLR.
Discuss the importance of good file management and photo management systems.
List the meaning of the Creative Commons icons as applied to photography.
List key the equipment needed for a photo shoot.
Explain how the sensors work in a DSLR.
Discuss the difference between Full Frame and Crop Sensor.
Identify the key attributes of the various types of image files.

Certification

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
Certificate - a physical version of your officially branded and security-marked Certificate, posted to you with FREE shipping
Framed Certificate - a physical version of your officially branded and security-marked Certificate in a stylish frame, posted to you with FREE shipping

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.

Course Reviews

Gwyn T.
2 years ago
GB
Gwyn T.

Good introduction

RAFAEL R.
2 years ago
BR
RAFAEL R.

Very good program , I´m so glad!!

Vijay Singh D.
2 years ago
IN
Vijay Singh D.

this course is wonderful i love learning and enjoyed it

Victória S.
2 years ago
BR
Victória S.

really nice! Learned a lot.

Keith Misael T.
2 years ago
US
Keith Misael T.

Very thorough to be an introductory course!

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