1-1: Introduction to Digital Photography


 

Digital Photography – Over view of Free Course

These tutorials are aimed at the people who are looking for an introduction to digital photography. I hope to share my knowledge in an clear and concise manner to help you get the most out of your camera, and more importantly – to capture the moments of your life that will never happen again.

The content on this site is designed to be a course that gives a good solid foundation. From there, you can continue the learning process. I’ve been learning for over 35 years, and don’t plan to stop. So jump in and check it out.

The Basics

A photo is nothing but the recording of a single moment in time. The moment can be as important as your child’s first steps, or as random as a sunset shot through your car window. Whether the photo is a Pulitzer prize winner or an out of focus image soon to be deleted – it is still a record of what you saw at a particular moment in your life.

A photo is also the end of a process. It is the combination of light, composition and technique that only you can merge to make that image. This course will show you how these three elements affect what you see after the shutter is closed.




Photography is all about light and light doesn’t care what camera you have. Light doesn’t care if you have the most expensive lens in the world. Light doesn’t care if you have a Masters degree in Photography, or you’re an 8 year old kid with your first camera. The light will always be there, it’s up to you to choose what to do with it.

You camera doesn’t care about your experience either. It just hopes that you don’t drop it. The camera is just a tool, like a saw. You can a pick from number of different saws to cut wood, but in the end, the wood will get cut. The right saw might give your smoother cut, but it’s still just a tool. A good photographer will get great shots with a cheap camera, while a beginner will struggle with an expensive camera. It just comes down to learning to work with the tool and the materials that you are given.

If you’re reading this, it’s because you have a camera and want to get better at digital photography. These lessons will show you the background and theory and then you will put those techniques to use in projects. The projects are designed to get you to look at the options that you have as a photographer.

It’s my job to explain these topics in a clear, concise manner, and I’ll tell you right now that you won’t learn everything on this site. You will learn enough to get started and begin your growth as a photographer with this introduction to digital photography.




Questions?

If you get stuck on a topic or don’t understand what I’m talking about, please feel free to e-mail me. I don’t mind talking ‘cameras’ at all. Your e-mail will be a welcome break from the spam.

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