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 study. To successfully complete a course you must score 80% or higher in each course assessments. Upon successful completion of a course, you can choose to make your achievement formal by purchasing an official Alison Diploma, Certificate or PDF.
Having an official Alison document is a great way to celebrate and share your success. It is:
- Ideal to include with CVs, job applications and portfolios
- A way to show your ability to learn and achieve high results