Advanced Digital Photography
Learn to control your camera exposure settings, add filters, and enhance images with this digital photography course.
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There is so much to be learned beyond the automatic settings of your digital camera. If you want to be able to use your camera’s manual control, this course will really help. The course will first teach you the function of Mirror Lock-up and show you how flash photography works. You will then be taught about the importance of perspective in photography, and will be shown how to calculate the hyperfocal distance and the Depth of Field.
The course will then help you improve your post-production skills by discussing the tools and processes in Photoshop such as the Clone Stamp, Photoshop filters, and Photoshop file formats. Next, you will learn some advanced photographic techniques in order to get the perfect exposure for your photographs. Every lesson will be laid out in a clear and simple manner with the help of visual aids, so that your learning experience will be as easy as possible.
Whether you are a professional or amateur photographer who wants to learn a few more interesting photography skills, this is the course for you. In just a few hours, you’ll have picked up the skills necessary to improve your photos and get some really great pictures into your next album. So, start the course now and upgrade your photography skills today!
Module 1: Refining Your Photographic Techniques
Refining your photographic techniques: Learning Outcomes
Exposure - Mirror Lock-up and Bracketing
Exposure - Flash Photography
Exposure - Flash Photography Techniques
Optics - Focal Length & Perspective
Optics - Hyperfocal Distance
Optics - Depth of Field & Circle Of Confusion
How To Read Histograms
Refining your photographic techniques: Lesson Summary
Module 2: Refining Your Photographs Using Photoshop
Refining your photographs using Photoshop: Learning Outcomes
Using The Clone Stamp Tool
Removing Larger Elements
Photoshop File Formats
Refining your photographs using Photoshop: Lesson Summary
Having completed this course you will be able to:
- Describe the function of Mirror Lock-up
- Explain how bracketing improves the overall exposure in a photograph
- Discuss how flash photography works
- Define what perspective is in relation to photography
- Explain how to calculate the hyperfocal distance
- Define what Depth of Field is and why it is important
- Identify a typically 'good' exposure by looking at a histogram
- Describe the process in Photoshop for removing large objects from a photograph
- Identify the main types of Photoshop filters and their function
- Discuss the benefits of using Smart Objects and Smart Filters in Photoshop
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
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Digital photography uses electronic and computer appliances to create, edit and share photographs. Earlier, cameras used film to store images, but now they use storage devices and computers. Basic digital photography is pretty easy, but to get great results, we suggest that you take up this advanced photography course.
Each of the online digital photography courses on Alison are free, as are all of Alison's online courses. Alison's learners do not have to pay anything to take these courses unless they want a digital or physical copy of the course certificate.