Beginner Canon Digital SLR (DSLR) Photography

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You'll learn how all those buttons and dials work on your Canon DSLR. Including the exercises, this course will take you about 2.5 hours. Through the exercises you'll do and through the explanations of the concepts, JP is committed that you retain the information there is to retain without memorizing. There is about an hour of video lecture which covers exposure, aperture, shutter speed and the mode dial (Auto, P, S, A and M). Images will be shown as examples. The exercises will be explained fully. This course is perfect for anyone who considers themselves a beginner with their Canon DSLR or for anyone who has some existing knowledge about how their camera works but hasn't quite put all the puzzle pieces together when it comes to how aperture and shutter speed work together. This class is for you if you don't know how all the modes (Auto, P, S, A and M) work on your camera and when you should be using each mode. Who is the target audience? This course is for absolute beginners and for people with some knowledge of how their cameras work but who haven't yet put all the puzzle pieces together of how aperture and shutter speed work together.
  • Exposure, Aperture and Shutter Speed
    • Course Overview

      JP talks about what you'll learn in the course and about his unique style of teaching that will have you learning how to use your camera intuitively.

    • Exposure

      You'll learn how to see your images in a more sophisticated way and you'll learn how exposure is the simplest but most powerful tool you can use to impact how your images turn out.

    • Nuts and Bolts of Aperture and Shutter Speed

      JP will describe what's actually happening inside your camera, laying the foundation for learning all about aperture and shutter speed.

    • The Aperture Exercise

      You'll learn how aperture works by using aperture to create a beautiful image of your own with a shallow depth-of-field.

    • Using Aperture and Shutter Speed

      You've already learned the nuts and bolts of aperture and shutter speed. Now you'll learn why, creatively, we care about these two functions. You'll see examples of the different results you achieve when you use different apertures and shutter speeds.

    • The Mode Dial

      You'll learn how and when to use each of the modes (Auto, P, Tv, Av and M) on the shooting mode dial.

    • The Shutter Speed Exercise

      You'll learn how shutter speed works by using your shutter speed to capture the motion of a car or bike.

    • Wrap-Up

      In the wrap-up to the class, JP will explain how you can approach using your camera in an intuitive way so you can be present to all the beautiful moments around you rather than focusing on your camera.

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