Photography 101: The Basics and Beyond
Photography 101: The Basics and Beyond: Make the Most of Light, Composition, and Settings for Any Camera (Including Your Smartphone)
Taught by Elisha Snow
You would never say to a master painter, "What a beautiful work of art—you must have a really nice brush." It's the same with photography. A nice camera makes it easier to take good photos, but it's the photographer (that's you!), not the tool, that will ultimately produce frame-worthy photos. All you need is a basic knowledge of the elements that work together to create memorable pictures. (Hint: it's all about light and composition!)
Whether you want to take better everyday photos with that smartphone, or you have a nice new DSLR camera that you're dabbling with, this self-paced workshop will put you on the path to better photos. In this class, you'll learn to master the rules of composition, make the most of available light, and get more out of your equipment—no matter what kind of camera you're using.
Would you like to feel more confident in your photo-taking abilities? To find beauty in everyday objects, and see attributes of people you've never noticed before? Photography 101: The Basics and Beyond with Elisha Snow will teach you to look at light, shadow, shape, and color differently, and most importantly, to develop a passion for preserving the beauty that surrounds you.
Photo Challenge Checklist with 42 daily photo prompts
Six downloadable PDF handouts with photography lessons and gorgeous photo examples
Six PDF bonus handouts to supplement the main lessons
Reminder emails (1 per week for 6 weeks), starting the day after you sign up, to keep you inspired (remember, this is a self-paced workshop so you don't have to follow the timeline Elisha suggests)
Inspirational photo emails (daily for 6 weeks), starting the day after you sign up
Welcome notes from Elisha for each "week" of content
Private posting gallery to share your work and view the work of your classmates
Message board to share your thoughts with your classmates
A "Self-Paced Workshop" allows you to create and be inspired on your own timetable. Comprised of video or audio files, PDF downloads, supply lists, and more, these eCourses offer a complete learning experience inside a private online classroom. This classroom will be available for access and download in your account until January 31, 2015.
Just follow the instructor's lead, add your own creativity and perspective, and then upload your work to the private classroom gallery.
Self-Paced Workshops do not include a message board to chat with fellow students or live interaction from the instructor. But you can always interact with us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Enjoy!
- Instant access
- Private online classroom
- PDF handouts?
- Student gallery