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Welcome to Course Two of Photography Basics and Beyond: From Smartphone to DSLR! Now that you have a broad understanding of the various types of cameras, the importance of setting up Menus and Functions to gain control in your photography, and the difference between Auto and Program exposure modes, you are ready to move into even greater Camera Control! In these 4 Modules we will concentrate on gaining the knowledge necessary to make use of Exposure Modes, Light Metering, Effects of various ISO settings, Lens options, using Shutter Speeds to convey aspects of Time in both documentary and creative ways, and exploring the controlled focus effects that Depth of Field Principles make possible. You will also continue to make new photographs and, if you are a subscriber to the specialization, continue interacting with your fellow learners as you share photographs for Peer Review. You will also confirm your knowledge through completion of quizzes and written responses. Let's get started with Module One!

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Rating 4.6 based on 163 ratings
Length 5 weeks
Effort 4 weeks of study, 1-3 hours/week
Starts Feb 18 (today)
Cost $79
From Michigan State University via Coursera
Instructors Peter Glendinning, Mark Valentine Sullivan
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Art & Design Humanities
Tags Arts And Humanities Music And Art Personal Development

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my camera in 13 reviews

I'm not an expert yet and may never be - but I'm far more comfortable now with my camera's controls and my photography is improving.Thank you!

I am a hobbist and this course gave me an amazing material for controling my camera and taking the best of it.

Indeed, I learned to control my camera.

Some information was not applicable to my camera, but the knowledge was good to know.

Help me understand a lot of my camera and my capabilities of expressing my emotion thought photos.

After this course I'm able to explore my camera and make photos that I'm proud off.

I learned a lot about how my camera works in this course!

Really helped me get control of my camera and understand how to create the images I wanted.

so much in 8 reviews

GREAT COURSE muy bueno pero tendria que ser menos teoria y mas practica excelente Another course complete and so much learnt from some of the great photographers and instructors out there.

I have learned so much.

Also the light metering modes were very enlightening.Thank you so much.Kind regards,Robert Now I can just go on to area of controls with ease keeping in mind the desired results, Well made and practical.

Thanks teachers so much.

I am learning so much from here and it makes me eager to know much more and to investigate on different sites for further details and lessons.

Great, been learning so much through this course.

I learned so much in this course, I would recommend this and the previous courses being offered in the specialization Photography Basics and Beyond from Smartphone to DSLR.

It's not the same thing, of course, but it's a visual art.This course and "Cameras, Exposure, and Photography" teached me a lot and brought so much joy into my life.I'm not planning to make money as a photographer, but I'm happy to have an opportunity to create better and better photographs.

looking forward in 5 reviews

I take my camera with me wherever I go now, and I am starting to get an eye for a photo; that tutorial on framing was a big help.These courses are very thorough, with lots of photos to view as examples.I am really looking forward to the rest of the course.

I'm looking forward to the next course and hope the material is all ready to go!

And I'm looking forward to another courses of this specialization.I'm a music student with bachelor's degree in Computer Science and dozens of coursera certificates (from the times they were free), I'm curious about everything.

Part 2 has caused me to put on my thinking cap, nothing felt really dificult, but it is obvious the easy part is behind us.Looking forward to participate in part 3 of this course and to be learning new skills I had really high expectations from the course, I believe but it wasn't upto the mark.

Looking forward to next course.

peer review in 4 reviews

Peer Review remains frustrating, but aside from enforcing the grading rubric that issue is on me and my fellow students more than the Profs.

I really liked the community and the peer review assignments that made me do some creative stuff that i enjoyed Basic knowledge about photograph, but It is so useful and great for me, an armature guide.

I really wish there was a way to see all the of the submissions for the peer review once we have handed our assignment in and have finished reviewing the minimum requirement.

Sorry but yet again a potentially great course spoiled by the implementation, way too many mistakes in the quizzes, peer review grading systems which in places are nonsense .

learning a lot in 3 reviews

I'm learning a lot and it's really easy to understand.

I feel that I learning a lot and am learning how to use my camera more efficiently.

I am learning a lot about my camera!

very thorough in 3 reviews

The teachers do a very thorough job!

Peter & Mark hit a home run with this course, very thorough , great advice,this was a course full of knowledge and at the same time I truly enjoyed their way of delivering the content.

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Modeler, Exposure Modeling $102k

Modeler, Exposure Modeling $102k

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Michigan State University

Rating 4.6 based on 163 ratings
Length 5 weeks
Effort 4 weeks of study, 1-3 hours/week
Starts Feb 18 (today)
Cost $79
From Michigan State University via Coursera
Instructors Peter Glendinning, Mark Valentine Sullivan
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Art & Design Humanities
Tags Arts And Humanities Music And Art Personal Development