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The Camera Basics Course: Overview

Discover everything you need to jumpstart your photography. Designed for beginners, the Camera Basics lessons will take you through all the camera fundamentals: camera modes, key settings (including aperture, shutter speed, and ISO), file formats, metering, and much more. After just a few articles, you’ll know how to how to capture bright, gorgeous images; how to take advantage of your camera settings for an artistic, shallow depth of field look; how to take consistently sharp images thanks to an in-depth understanding of shutter speed; and how to choose the absolute best file type for your photography.

Master your camera basics, today!

Completing this course will help you:

Who is the course for?

Camera Basics is designed for beginners and hobbyist photographers who have not mastered their camera fundamentals. If you’re not yet comfortable using Manual mode, if you’re not sure what a histogram is and how it can help you in your photography, or if you’re struggling to understand the concept of exposure, then this course is for you.

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Learning Path

Discover everything you need to know about the controls of your camera. The perfect place to start for a beginning photographer.

LESSON 1: Camera Controls

Learn all the basic camera settings for gorgeous, detailed images. Covers aperture, shutter speed, ISO, and camera modes.

LESSON 2: Camera Settings

The exposure triangle is the most important photography concept, hands down. Discover how to capture perfectly exposed photos every time you take out your camera.

LESSON 3: EXPOSURE TRIANGLE

What is exposure compensation, and how can it help improve your photos? Discover the secret to producing well-exposed photos when your camera gets it wrong.

LESSON 4: EXPOSURE COMPENSATION

Program mode gives you control over a key camera setting: ISO. Discover how you can use Program mode for amazing photos.

LESSON 5: PROGRAM MODE

If you like to photograph moving subjects, Shutter Priority mode is a great way to keep your photos looking nice and sharp. 

LESSON 6: SHUTTER PRIORITY

Take control of your aperture with Aperture Priority mode. Use this mode to produce modern, artistic images.

LESSON 7: APERTURE PRIORITY

Manual mode isn’t as hard as it seems, plus it will give you unprecedented control over your camera settings. Discover how you can use Manual mode for beautiful photos.

LESSON 8: MANUAL MODE

Understanding your camera’s metering modes is the final step in mastering exposure. Once you’ve finished this lesson, you will be an expert in exposure.

LESSON 9: METERING MODES

The histogram is a useful tool for evaluating your exposures. Learn how to use it, and how it’ll prevent underexposure and overexposure when out shooting.

LESSON 10: HISTORGRAM IN PHOTOGRAPHY

Does file format actually matter? Absolutely! Learn why you should always shoot in RAW if you want to get the best possible images.

LESSON 11: RAW VS JPEG

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