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Introduction to Digital Photography

Photography
Free Course

Get to grips with the functions on your digital camera and learn how to compose the perfect shot.

  • Duration

    2-3 Hours
  • Assessment

    Yes
  • Certification

    Yes
  • Responsive

    Yes
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With this Alison course, Introduction to Digital Photography, you'll learn everything you need to know to master the art and craft of great digital photography. You'll become better acquainted with the basic features of digital cameras and learn how each plays a role in creating great photographs.

Using non-technical language the course explains what each of the buttons on a digital camera does and how these functions can be adjusted, what the differences between full frame and crop sensors are, and how digital photographs are captured and processed into file formats such as RAW and jpeg.

You will be introduced to the history of photography and how the technology behind photography developed during the 19th and 20th centuries right up to the technology behind the latest digital cameras. You will also be introduced to photographic styles such as landscape photography, street photography, wildlife photography etc. which will help you decide what style of photography interests you most. You will also study well-known photographers and their work which will help you begin to appreciate great photos and how you as a photographer should think about developing your own unique style.

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:


  • 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.

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.

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