with Pete Collins
Join Pete Collins for an illustrated guide to photography for beginners. When you understand what happens inside of your camera and the impact each of the controls has on the final... READ MORE
lessons: 9 Course Lessons
duration: 1hr, 34min
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The Beginners Guide to Photography Illustrated
with Pete Collins
Join Pete Collins for an illustrated guide to photography for beginners. When you understand what happens inside of your camera and the impact each of the controls has on the final image, you'll be well on your way to creating the types of photographs you envision before you press the shutter. Pete brings home each point with a series of illustrations designed to teach you what you need to know about ISO, shutter speed, aperture, exposure compensation, and much more. By the end of the class you'll be ready to grab your camera and start putting these concepts into practice to take your photographs to the next level. BUY COURSE
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lesson 1: Introduction (free course preview)
Join Pete as he introduces the class and discusses what will be covered in the chapters that follow.
lesson 2: What's Going On Inside the Camera
Take a look inside the camera to see what's happening when you compose the shot and take the picture.
lesson 3: What You Control: ISO
There are three main points of control that the photographer can change to create a photograph. The first control is ISO.
lesson 4: What You Control: Shutter Speed
Controlling the duration the shutter is open to allow light to hit the sensor will have a big impact on your photograph.
lesson 5: What You Control: Aperture
Controlling the size of the opening that let's light into the camera is the third control you need to consider when taking a photograph.
lesson 6: Putting It All Together
Now that you understand the basics of ISO, shutter speed, and aperture, we'll learn how put them all together to create the image you have in mind.
lesson 7: When Things Go Wrong
Even when we think we are doing everything right with ISO, aperture, and shutter speed, there are a few other things to keep in mind to avoid trouble.
lesson 8: Understanding Exposure
Proper exposure is the key to everything. It is important to understand how the camera determines proper exposure so that you can compensate if necessary based on the scene.
lesson 9: Real World Scenarios
Pete wraps up the class looking at a variety of scenarios you may encounter to discuss how you can approach each one to get the best photographs.
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meet  Pete Collins
Pete Collins has a degree in art and loves photography, graphic design, and illustration. Having worked as a “Photoshop Guy” for KelbyOne, he is now a graphic designer at Infinity Insurance.
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