Introduction to Photography Basics
Develop your skills as an amateur photographer
Whether you want to brush up on your digital camera basics or are entirely new to taking digital photographs, this four-week course from the British Academy of Photography will introduce you to the essential skills needed to take stunning photos.
Learn how to use camera settings to enhance your photography skills
With a foundational understanding of camera settings, you’ll be able to set up and capture your envisaged image with ease.
You’ll examine common photography terminology and learn how to adjust the aperture, shutter speed, and ISO settings and be able to identify the best combination of settings, using the exposure triangle.
You’ll then delve into the applications of metering modes, selective focus, and white balance, giving you the confidence to experiment with a range of effects.
Explore the rules of composition in photography
Using the key principles of composition is one of the easiest methods of elevating your photographs to a professional standard.
You’ll use artistic theories including the rule of thirds, filling the frame, and leading lines, learning how to create focal points in your pictures and convey feeling and meaning in your photographs.
Produce your own photography portfolio to showcase your creative ideas
Using the skills learned in previous weeks, you’ll begin to plan and execute a photography project and build a diverse and exciting photography portfolio.
You’ll explore storytelling through pictures and practice using the principles of idea generation to create a cohesive narrative to your work.
By the end of this course, you’ll have the confidence to begin your creative journey in photography. Using your understanding of camera settings and artistic principles, you’ll have the skills to create eye-catching photographs that tell a story.
Learning on this course
On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...
- Explore the exposure triangle and the effects of different settings
- Apply and combine the different camera modes such as metering, selective focus and white balance
- Apply and evaluate the effectiveness of different composition rules
- Identify the key phases of a photography project
- Create a photography project
- Explore the different camera settings such as aperture, shutter speed and ISO
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for anyone with an interest in digital photography wanting to improve their knowledge of basic camera functions and photograph composition.
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