Online Class

Basics of Digital Photography

$10.00$59.99

Start taking better photos today with essential DSLR techniques!

Skill Level

Beginner

What You Get

  • 9 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials that include Rick's gear list and photography tips
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Rick Allred
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find class materials in the class viewer.

Class Overview

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.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Get to Know Your Camera
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.
2. Light & Exposure
15:16
3. Shutter Speed
12:42
4. Aperture
14:34
5. ISO
08:55
6. Shooting Modes
10:40
7. Lenses
16:37
8. Composition & Creativity
08:54
9. Putting It All Together
20:56

Recommended with this class

  • DSLR camera
  • A zoom, telephoto or wide-angle lens (optional)

Taught by

Rick Allred
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!
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