with Scott Kelby
lessons: 12 Course Lessons
duration: 1hr, 6min
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Top Ten Things Every Photographer Should Know About Their Camera
with Scott Kelby
If you are new to DSLR photography, then this class is for you. Join Scott Kelby as he takes you through the ten most important things every photographer should know about their camera. We all want to get great images, and taking the time to get to know the ten or so most important features on our cameras can really help keep our photos sharp, clean, well exposed, and showing the right colors whether we’re shooting moving subjects or still landscapes. This class may be named the top ten, but Scott manages to pack a whole lot more into each lesson, providing a firm foundation for getting the most out of every tip and technique. BUY COURSE
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lesson 1: The Trick to Adjusting Your Diopter (free course preview)
Join Scott as he introduces the class and discusses what will be covered in the lessons that follow. Scott then jumps right into the first tip.
lesson 2: Aperture Priority Mode
Scott goes through the reasons why you should shoot in aperture priority mode most of the time.
lesson 3: Keep Moving Subjects in Focus
There is a setting in your camera that can help you keep moving subjects in focus while shooting.
lesson 4: Checking Focus
The best time to check focus is right after you shoot, customizing a button on your camera to quickly zoom in/out can make a huge difference.
lesson 5: Protecting Highlights
This is a two-for-one tip on how to prevent highlight clipping in your photos.
lesson 6: White Balance
While auto white balance works well most of the time, there are locations where you will want to be in control.
lesson 7: Keeping Shutter Speed Fast
Another key to sharp photos is having a fast enough shutter speed to freeze movement caused by you holding the camera.
lesson 8: Focus Techniques
The techniques you use when focusing will go a long way to helping you nail focus on your subjects.
lesson 9: Image Stabilization
Make the most of the built-in image stabilization found in your camera.
lesson 10: Getting Clean Photos
Here are a number of tips to help you keep your camera, lens, and sensor clean to help keep your photos clean.
lesson 11: Exposure Bracketing
Taking the same photo multiple times with different exposures can help you end up with a good final image that nails the exposure correctly.
lesson 12: Mastering the Menus
Almost every camera has a function where you can create your own custom menu with just the items you use all the time.
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meet  Scott Kelby
Scott is the President and CEO of KelbyOne, is also the original "Photoshop Guy", is the editor and publisher of Photoshop User Magazine, Conference Technical Chair for the Photoshop World Conference, Training Director and instructor for KelbyOne Live Seminars, and author of a string of bestselling technology and photography books.
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