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Digital SLR Photography For Dummies

9 Chapters         109 Videos
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  • Table of Contents
  • Course Details
  • Digital SLR Photography For Dummies
    Digital SLR Photography For Dummies
  • Getting to Know Your dSLR
    What Exactly Is a dSLR Anyway?
    Getting Ready to Take Pictures
    Taking and Viewing Pictures
    Getting to Know Scene Controls
    Composing Better Pictures
    Getting to Know Your dSLR Summary
  • Understanding Exposure
    Discovering the Elements of Exposure Control
    Setting Shutter Speed and Aperture in Your Camera
    Choosing ISO Sensitivity
    Reviewing and Making Exposure Adjustments
    Understanding Exposure Summary
  • Working with Color
    Setting White Balance
    Choosing sRGB or Adobe RGB Color Space
    Adjusting Color with Picture Styles
    Working with Color Summary
  • Getting Fancy with Focus
    Choosing an Autofocus Point
    Choosing an Autofocus Mode
    Focusing Manually
    Manipulating Depth of Field
  • Using Your Camera Flash
    Getting to Know Your Camera Flash
    Making Flash Exposure Adjustments
    Taking Photos with Flash
    Using Your Camera Flash Summary
  • Learning about Lenses
    Exploring Lens Focal Length
    Exploring Types of Lenses
    Matching Lenses with Your Sensor
    Choosing the Right Lens For the Job
    Learning about Lenses Summary
  • Transferring, Sharing, and Printing Your Photos
    Transferring Photos to Your Computer
    Sharing Your Photos
    Printing Your Photos
  • Course Assessment
    Course Assessment
  • How a dSLR differs from a point-and-shoot camera
  • What the various controls do
  • Steps for viewing your pictures in the camera
  • How to set shutter speed, ISO, and aperture
  • All about color adjustment and white balance
  • Advice on choosing an autofocus point
  • How manipulating depth of field affects images
  • All about using your camera's built-in flash
  • Tips on avoiding red-eye
  • Details about different lenses and what they do
  • Help setting up action shots, portraits, and close-ups
  • Different ways to view and share your pictures


This self-paced course will teach you how to recognize and use all the controls on your dSLR camera, how to change lenses, and all the basic information about photo composition, exposure, focus, using flash, working with color, and getting great images. Eight interactive lessons help you get comfortable with your camera and start applying good photographic principles.

In each lesson, you'll find clear, expert instruction, interactive quizzes, hands-on activities, summaries, and a way to review topics so you can progress at your own pace.