Basic Digital Photography

Basic Digital Photography


Cameras don't make great photos, photographers do, and this class is designed to make you a better photographer no matter what digital camera you have. Whether you use an iPhone, a Digital SLR, or something in between, Basic Digital Photography is the perfect class to get you started in photography.

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Product Description

Basic Digital photography is made up of 16 lessons filled with practical tips and easy to understand examples. After watching a tutorial video you’ll shoot a photo assignment to put what you’ve learned into practice. Finally, submit your work to the IPS Community or review it with a professional IPS Instructor to see how you did and learn to do it even better.

What you’ll learn

By taking this course you will learn to:

  • Take sharp photos
  • Tell better stories through good composition
  • Blur the background
  • Photograph fast action
  • Understand what those buttons do
  • Edit and organize your photos
  • Make your food look good
  • Shoot great landscapes
  • Create beautiful portraits
  • Find amazing light
  • Boost your creativity!

Required Equipment

To take this class you will need:

  • A digital camera with battery and memory card, of course
  • Personal computer with high speed internet access
  • Editing software (choose one): Picasa (free from Google), iPhoto (free from Apple), or Lightroom (from Adobe)

This is our most accessible class ever! For just $19.99 anyone can learn photography with any camera, anywhere in the world!

Complete Syllabus

Our complete Basic Digital Photography syllabus is available! We encourage you to review it.

BDP Course Syllabus
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Learning Style

Everyone is different, so we have created four different ways to work your way through Basic Digital Photography. Each of these ways gives you access to the same video lessons, but have different terms for interacting with a live instructor.

Videos Only – $19.99

Learn in your own style at your own pace. This version gives you forever access to the Basic Digital Photography video content. Putting things into practice is up to you!

Standard Edition – $99

In the Standard Edition you will complete the Basic Digital Photography course over 8 weeks. Each week you will watch 1 or 2 tutorial videos, photograph and turn in an assignment, and watch a recorded video review of your assignment images giving you feedback on what you’ve done well and ways you can continue to improve.

Graded Edition – $299

Just like the Standard Edition except you will meet with your instructor for a live review and critique of your assignment images and receive a grade and transcript for your work. IPS is not an accredited institution, but you may be able to receive high school or college credit for this class.

Home School Edition

We have designed a special version of this content for Home Schooling Families. Please see the Home School Photography Course for more information.

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