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Discover Digital Photography

Discover Digital Photography introduces the technology that has catapulted the photographic world into the 21st century. You'll explore a broad overview of the basics of digital photography, including equipment, software, and practical uses.

Whether you're new to photography or a long-time photographer looking to move comfortably into the new world of digital work, this class provides opportunities for putting digital photography to use. This course serves as an excellent introduction before taking Secrets of Better Photography where you’ll focus on camera settings, features, and the mechanics of taking better pictures.

6 Weeks / 24 Course Hrs
Starting October 18, 2017

Offered in Partnership with your Preferred School

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Discover Digital Photography Details + Objective

Course Code: dph

You Will Learn
  • Become familiar with digital photography basics and decision-making tools for choosing the right computer for you
  • Learn about and evaluate features and functions of digital cameras
  • Understand the need for image storage and the options available
  • Become familiar with the resources for digital photographers on computers and the Internet
  • Explore the options for printing quality prints from digital images
  • Examine the equipment available for scanning film and prints, as well as options for restoring damaged images
  • Realize the options for composing images where you intend to use digital editing as part of the artistic process
How the course is taught
  • Instructor-led course
  • 6 weeks in duration
  • Courses begin each month
  • 2 lessons released each week
  • 24 course hours
How you will benefit
  • Gain confidence using your digital camera to take pictures
  • Capture perfect memories with family and friends
  • Develop a great new, creative hobby
Discover Digital Photography Outline
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Week 1

Learn how digital photography works and what you'll need to get started with a digital workshop at home. Discuss computers and gain information to make the best decision about which type you need, if you need one at all. Then understand the key features of a digital camera. This will be helpful as you learn about what to look for both inside and outside the camera and as you explore the different levels of equipment available.

Week 2

Learn more of the attributes and features of digital photography so you're ready to go shopping for the camera that fits your needs. Get recommendations and guidelines for getting the most out of your storage space, as well as how to choose the best backup option for you and your digital photography work.

Week 3

You probably have your phone or tablet with you most of the time, and this lesson explores the option of using that camera to take pictures, display your images, or even do quick editing. Then look at several of the photo editing software programs available to you and some of the many features you'll find in digital editing programs.

Week 4

Discover ways you can easily use digital images with email and on websites. You’ll also learn about sizing images for use on the Internet so they display quickly. Then explore the options for printing at home and the extensive network of retail printers available for digital work. You'll also learn how to prepare your images for the best quality prints, regardless of where you print them.

Week 5

Look at what's new and how digital imaging is changing our communication, business practices, and the way photographers, manage, and protect images. Then look at restoring old and damaged photos, as well as using scanners to convert slides, negatives, and prints into digital images. You'll even learn how to capture an image of a 3-D object with a scanner!

Week 6

Learn how professionals handle the challenges, as well as techniques and opportunities you can use when you travel, including file organization with Adobe's Lightroom. Finally, look at how to compose your pictures with digital options in mind. There's a lot more to being a digital photographer than just owning a digital camera, and you'll see some great examples of difficult situations that you can remedy with digital solutions.

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Discover Digital Photography Instructors
Beverly Richards Schulz

Beverly Richards Schulz is a graduate of the New York Institute of Photography and an award-winning photographer. She has been teaching photography for more than 15 years. Since her first class with ed2go in 2000, she has written more than 30 online classes in digital photography and digital editing, and she's had the privilege of working with more than 70,000 students. She has a BA in Legal Studies from UC Berkeley, and a master's degree in Adult and Continuing Education.  She and Eric Johnson are authors of the book Photoshop Elements 14What's New? An avid digital film photographer, she was an early adopter of digital technology and now teaches digital editing and photography skills to students from around the world. For the last 10 years, she has enjoyed being an adjunct faculty member with the University of San Francisco, teaching history and visual arts, as well as displaying and selling her work through galleries, and she has continued to expand her experience in travel photography and cross-cultural studies. In addition to teaching and photographic work, Beverly and her staff provide consulting services for digital photographers and clients.

Discover Digital Photography Requirements / Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course.

A few computer-specific examples are included, which are based on Windows. Mac students are welcome, but may not be able to duplicate all examples.

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When can I get started?

A new session of each course opens each month, allowing you to enroll whenever your busy schedule permits!

How does it work?

Once a session starts, two lessons will be released each week, for the six-week duration of your course. You will have access to all previously released lessons until the course ends.

How long do I have to complete each lesson?

Keep in mind that the interactive discussion area for each lesson automatically closes 2 weeks after each lesson is released, so you’re encouraged to complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.

What if I need an extension?

The Final Exam will be released on the same day as the last lesson. Once the Final Exam has been released, you will have 2 weeks plus 10 days to complete the Final and finish any remaining lessons in your course. No further extensions can be provided beyond these 10 days.

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