Course Code: slr
Explore the basics of your DSLR camera and learn some general maintenance and housekeeping issues with memory cards, batteries, and cleaning. Then, find out how lenses work, some of the most common DSLR lenses, and in what shooting conditions those lenses can help you get the best photos.
Learn about the three components of exposure—aperture, shutter speed, and ISO. Then, dive deeper into aperture as you learn how this aspect of exposure controls how much light enters the camera, and you'll discover how to control this light to affect the quality of your photos as well as certain focusing effects.
Explore both fast and slow shutter speeds in this lesson, as well as the Shutter Priority mode. Then, learn all about ISO solutions, as well as potential ISO problems, and you'll see how to manage ISO on your DSLR.
Learn how to get the best photos using your flash, and you'll learn the professionals' tricks as well! Then, you’ll learn all about editing photos and shooting movies on your DSLR.
Discover how to master manual mode and use it in a variety of shooting situations. To be a great DSLR photographer, manual mode is a must! Then, explore how to get better exposure through composition, managing available light, and working with a few additional DSLR features: the histogram and exposure bracketing.
Learn to shoot an HDR photo, where you combine all three exposures from the bracketed shots, creating a photo with a higher range of color and exposure than you could capture otherwise. Finally, explore the three kinds of photos that give DSLR photographers the most trouble: fast-action shots, macro shots, and low-light photography.
Curt Simmons, M.Ed, MCSE, MCSA, CTT, is a best-selling author, technical trainer, and multi-media expert. Curt has written more than 50 computing and technology books on a variety of topics, including How To Do Everything with Windows Vista, How to Do Everything with Windows XP, Mac OS X Headaches, and iPhoto For Dummies. Curt's multi-media expertise provides a focus on digital photography and other Internet-related technologies. He is both a classroom and online instructor, and has developed custom courseware for major U.S. companies.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Any digital SLR camera. Point and shoot digital cameras are not compatible with the course content.
Windows XP or newer OS
Mac OS X or newer OS.
A new session of each course opens each month, allowing you to enroll whenever your busy schedule permits!
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.
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.
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.