Basic Digital Photography topics covered:
- Basic Camera layout & menus
- Aperture & Shutter as Creative Controls
- F-stop & Shutter as Exposure Controls
- Exposure meters, Zone System, Histogram
- Inside the Digital Camera
Vision & Seeing topics covered:
- Compositional guidelines & the math behind the beauty
- Adapting your vision & Seeing how the camera sees
- Focal length to capture your vision
- Getting it right IN the camera, not fixing it in Photoshop
- Seeing light & learning to meter to capture what you see
- Metering, the Zone System & your Histogram
- What’s the difference?
- Which program is right for me?
- Basics of Workflow
- Digital Asset Management
All the lessons include continued access to Matt’s videos, plenty of follow-up time for additional questions & photo review (within reason…full portfolio reviews and private tutoring available for a nominal fee.)
Before the course starts:
- Get out your instruction manual. Learn your camera:
• Where the buttons are, what they do and where is the information presented to you. I’m going to teach you about photography but you need to learn your specific camera!
- Need help finding your instruction manual? Contact me and I’ll help you find online.
the Wonders of Photography by Dennis Curtain
* This is the textbook Matt reviewed the manuscript for and is a featured photographer.
Camera Equipment needed:
- D-SLR, mirrorless or “bridge” camera capable of:
• Manual Exposure
• Display of Histogram
- Multiple memory cards
Computer Equipment needed:
- External Hard Drives (recommend 2 – 1TB)
- USB thumb drives
- Laptop with Photoshop or Lightroom