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Introduction to Digital Photography

Learn how to compose the perfect shot using your digital camera with this free online photography course.

Photography
Free Course
This free online digital photography course will introduce you to the most important functions and techniques of digital photography and your digital camera. Lots of people have digital cameras but few know how to use them. This course will teach you how to operate the various features of your digital camera, and how to take the right shot for every occasion. Take this free online course today to supercharge your digital photography skills.
  • Duration

    2-3 Hours
  • Assessment

    Yes
  • Certification

    Yes
  • Responsive

    Yes

Description

Modules

Outcome

Certification

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Description

With this free online Introduction to Digital Photography 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, start this course today and get beyond the automatic setting on your camera.

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Learning Outcomes

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

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 an official Certificate, which is a great way to share your achievement with the world. Your Alison Certificate 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 Certificates 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 Certificates are available to purchase through the Alison Shop. For more information on purchasing Alison Certificates, please visit our FAQs. If you decide not to purchase your Alison Certificate, 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 Certificate pricing, please visit our Pricing Page.

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