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Cameras, Exposure, and Photography

Photography Basics and Beyond: From Smartphone to DSLR,

Welcome to Course One of Photography Basics and Beyond: From Smartphone to DSLR! In these first 4 Modules you will gain the knowledge and the confidence that will help you make good choices as you consider qualities of the camera you own, and the qualities of the other types of digital cameras you might be considering. You will learn about the basic functions that most digital cameras have in common. You will also go beyond the "technical" matters and learn about how you can make exciting pictures by emphasizing the aspects of Frame and Vantage Point to interpret old subjects in new ways. Discovering accessories that photographers find useful, and the types of camera bags from mini to carry-on sized, is also in store for you. You will also make your first photographs and, if you are a subscriber to the specialization, upload pictures to the web gallery and start interacting with your fellow learners in our "Gallery." Let's get started with Module One!

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Rating 4.7 based on 506 ratings
Length 5 weeks
Starts Oct 12 (3 weeks ago)
Cost $79
From Michigan State University via Coursera
Instructors Peter Glendinning, Mark Valentine Sullivan
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Language English
Subjects Art & Design Humanities
Tags Arts And Humanities Music And Art Personal Development

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Rating 4.7 based on 506 ratings
Length 5 weeks
Starts Oct 12 (3 weeks ago)
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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