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Photography Basics and Beyond: From Smartphone to DSLR

Michigan State University via Coursera Specialization

Overview

Whether your camera is a Smartphone or DSLR, a Compact or Mirrorless model, you will learn to gain control of exposure and understand fundamentals of composition, while exploring documentary and creative concepts to make the kinds of photographs you have always wanted. This Specialization covers a broad range of fundamental principles in photography, from camera control to principles of composition and creativity, providing you with a foundation for growth in making photographs you’ll be proud to share. In the Capstone you will develop a final project of photographs related to your individual needs, whether practical or purely expressive, and share ongoing feedback with fellow learners. In addition to the awarding of a Certificate of Specialization from Michigan State University, each Learner who subscribes to and completes the entire Specialization, including Capstone, will receive substantial discounts on equipment, accessories, and membership benefits through Industry Partners from among the premier manufacturers of photography equipment: Fracture, Gary Fong, Gyst, Lensbaby, LensPen, Lume Cube, Photo District News, PhotoVideoEdu.com, Pixsy, and Think Tank.

Syllabus

Course 1: Cameras, Exposure, and Photography
- Offered by Michigan State University. Welcome to Course One of Photography Basics and Beyond: From Smartphone to DSLR! In these first 4 ... Enroll for free.

Course 2: Camera Control
- Offered by Michigan State University. Welcome to Course Two of Photography Basics and Beyond: From Smartphone to DSLR! Now that you have a ... Enroll for free.

Course 3: Principles of Photo Composition and Digital Image Post-Production
- Offered by Michigan State University. Welcome to Course THREE! In the first two Modules you will gain a more professional-level ... Enroll for free.

Course 4: Photography Techniques: Light, Content, and Sharing
- Offered by Michigan State University. Welcome to Course FOUR! In Modules 1-4 you will cover the final elements of the Specialization ... Enroll for free.

Course 5: Photography Capstone Project
- Offered by Michigan State University. The Capstone Project is your opportunity to take advantage of the knowledge you have gained through ... Enroll for free.

Courses

Taught by

Mark Valentine Sullivan and Peter Glendinning

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Reviews

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  • Lyneth Velasco Rosales
    The five courses within this specialization really taught me a lot as a beginner photographer. All courses were very true to its specialization title, teaching photography from the basics and more. The assignments were really the highlight since they all allowed me to practice my photography skills and learn from my co-learners as well. Not only that, they also taught me how to critique photographs, which I think, is also a very important skill to have as a photographer. Hands down to Sir Glendinning, Sir Sullivan and the rest of the team who made all the courses possible. :)

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