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Basics of Digital Photography

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Item # 14138168
Instructor : Rick Allred
$59.99
Skill Level 1 : No experience
Move beyond auto mode and gain control of your photographs with step-by-step guidance from Santa Fe Photographic Workshops instructor Rick Allred. Master your camera’s features and join Rick in the field as he reveals how to find flattering light and shoot successfully in shade, harsh sunlight and challenging low light. Learn to use shutter speed and depth of field to maximize detail, minimize distractions and create the best photos possible. Discover the limitless potential of zoom, wide-angle and telephoto lenses and find out how to use a polarizer to make bright colors pop. Discover inspiring ideas for compelling compositions and start taking photographs you’re proud to share.Move beyond auto mode and gain control of your photographs with step-by-step guidance from Santa Fe Photographic Workshops instructor Rick Allred. Master your camera’s features and join Rick in the field as he reveals how to find flattering light and shoot successfully in shade, harsh sunlight and challenging low light. Learn to use shutter speed and depth of field to maximize detail, minimize distractions and create the best photos possible. Discover the limitless potential of zoom, wide-angle and telephoto lenses and find out how to use a polarizer to make bright colors pop. Discover inspiring ideas for compelling compositions and start taking photographs you’re proud to share. More
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Move beyond auto mode and gain control of your photographs with step-by-step guidance from Santa Fe Photographic Workshops instructor Rick Allred. Master your camera’s features and join Rick in the field as he reveals how to find flattering light and shoot successfully in shade, harsh sunlight and challenging low light. Learn to use shutter speed and depth of field to maximize detail, minimize distractions and create the best photos possible. Discover the limitless potential of zoom, wide-angle and telephoto lenses and find out how to use a polarizer to make bright colors pop. Discover inspiring ideas for compelling compositions and start taking photographs you’re proud to share.Move beyond auto mode and gain control of your photographs with step-by-step guidance from Santa Fe Photographic Workshops instructor Rick Allred. Master your camera’s features and join Rick in the field as he reveals how to find flattering light and shoot successfully in shade, harsh sunlight and challenging low light. Learn to use shutter speed and depth of field to maximize detail, minimize distractions and create the best photos possible. Discover the limitless potential of zoom, wide-angle and telephoto lenses and find out how to use a polarizer to make bright colors pop. Discover inspiring ideas for compelling compositions and start taking photographs you’re proud to share.
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   Rick Allred

Rick Allred studied photojournalism at New Mexico State University, and in 1996 he helped to launch the digital program at Santa Fe Photographic Workshops in New Mexico. Rick spent five years as the head of the photography department at the Hui No’eau Visual Arts Center on the island of Maui, Hawaii, before returning to Santa Fe to continue teaching. Today, he serves as head of the digital lab at Santa Fe Photographic Workshops, teaching Adobe Lightroom®, Adobe Photoshop® and digital photography classes, and now, here on Craftsy!

Materials: What you Need

1 . A DSLR camera
2 . A zoom, telephoto or wide-angle lens (optional)

Lesson Plan: What you Learn

Lesson 1 : Get to Know Your Camera
00:20:25

Meet your instructor, Rick Allred, as he guides you through the features, settings and menus of digital SLRs. Learn when and how to adjust settings such as white balance, metering modes, exposure compensation and focus modes. Start taking control of the many options available on your DSLR.

Lesson 2 : Light & Exposure
00:15:16

Rick demystifies the exposure triangle by detailing the relationships among shutter speed, aperture and ISO and demonstrating how to adjust your camera settings accordingly. Discover the impact you can make with soft lighting, shadows and directional light from the front, side and back. Rick also will show you a handy tip for avoiding lens flare in this lighting primer.

Lesson 3 : Shutter Speed
00:12:42

Become a master at capturing motion as Rick demonstrates how adjusting the shutter speed allows you to freeze action and create artistic blurs with panning. You also will learn useful tips for avoiding camera shake as Rick shares his suggested shutter speeds for different types of movement. Start taking control of your images!

Lesson 4 : Aperture
00:14:34

Explore the relationship between aperture and depth of field and discover how changing the aperture affects how much of your photo is in focus. Learn how to change the aperture depending on the lighting, such as harsh light and shade. Discover what an f-stop is and how it affects your image's exposure.

Lesson 5 : ISO
00:08:55

Adjusting your camera's ISO setting is helpful when you need to increase its sensitivity to light, especially when shooting in low light. See how increasing the ISO changes your photo and can create a mood as Rick discusses the pros and cons of adjusting this setting on your camera.

Lesson 6 : Shooting Modes
00:10:40

Take the final step toward getting off auto and discover how different shooting modes can give you a proper exposure. Learn how to use your camera's light meter and when and how to override it for even more control.

Lesson 7 : Lenses
00:16:37

Your choice of lens will determine how much of a story you can tell. Rick demonstrates how different lenses and focal lengths affect your background. Understand how wide-angle, prime, zoom, and telephoto lenses can change the depth of your images, and make colors pop by adding a polarizing filter.

Lesson 8 : Composition & Creativity
00:08:54

Mastering the settings on your camera is the first step to taking amazing photos; an understanding of the basic rules of composition is the next. Rick helps you develop your creative eye and gives you assignments to improve your shooting.

Lesson 9 : Putting It All Together
00:20:56

A lot is covered in this class! Rick helps you put the pieces together by walking you through his process of making great photos: seeing the light, framing the shot and adjusting the camera settings. Finally, he'll offer tips for media management, reformatting your memory card and editing your shots.



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