So you want to learn photography? Digital Photography 1 is the perfect place to start! In this class you will be transformed from a camera operator into a photographer. This class is all about taking creative control over your camera so that your pictures look the way you want.
What you’ll learn
As you go through the 28 lessons in Digital Photography 1 you will learn how to:
- Take sharp photos
- Use compositional techniques like Filling the Frame, Rule of Thirds, Depth, and Framing
- Blur the background
- Blur motion or stop it
- Create beautiful portraits with sharp eyes and catch lights
- Shoot in manual mode
- Understand lighting
- Take great macro photographs
- Shoot great landscapes
Digital Photography 1 assumes that you have access to the following equipment:
- Adobe Photoshop Lightroom [current version]
- Digital SLR camera with lens, battery and memory card
- Personal computer with high speed internet access
- 50mm prime lens (recommended, not required)
Our complete syllabus is available online. We encourage you to review it!
Digital Photography 1 Syllabus
Everyone is different, so we have created four different ways to learn in Digital Photography 1. Each of these ways gives you access to the video lessons forever, but have different timelines and types of interaction with an instructor.
Complete the curriculum in 8 weeks by watching videos, shooting assignment photos, and meeting with your instructor online once a week for a critique of your work and to view the images of your classmates.
Just like college – in an 8 week term you watch videos, write papers, shoot assignment photos and receive grades. You’ll mmeet with your instructor online once a week for a critique of your work and to view the images of your classmates. At the end of the term you’ll receive a certificate and transcript.
Specially designed for moms and anyone else who wants to work at their own pace. You have 6 months to complete you assignments. You’ll receive a recorded video critique of the images you submit instead of a live session.
Subscribe to IPS to watch the Digital Photography 1 videos [and dozens more!] at your leisure.
Still have questions
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