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Beginner’s Photography: Basic Camera Use and Theory

A course by Giulia Candussi , Photojournalist and Documentary Filmmaker

Photojournalist and Documentary Filmmaker. Glasgow, United Kingdom.
Joined August 2020

Learn how to use a digital camera and its settings to start taking high-quality photos

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  • 99% positive reviews (710)
  • 33416 students
  • Audio: English, English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Learn how to use a digital camera and its settings to start taking high-quality photos

A course by Giulia Candussi

According to photojournalist and documentary filmmaker Giulia Candussi, there are two fundamental aspects to capturing a great shot; First, the passion you have for the story you want to tell; And a close second, mastering your equipment and its functions. With over a decade of experience in capturing photo reportages about human rights, international events, and cultural identity, Giulia will guide you through the ins and outs of your equipment and show you how to capture professional-looking images.

Discover how to take high-quality photos that convey your unique vision. Master your digital camera’s functions and see how to use each one effectively. Learn the fundamentals of photography and develop the essential skills you need to capture the perfect shot.

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What will you learn in this online course?

18 lessons & 37 downloads

Composition
6 minutes, 50 seconds
Aperture, Shutter Speed
7 minutes, 38 seconds
ISO and the Exposure Triangle
9 minutes, 32 seconds
Textures
6 minutes, 56 seconds
  • 99% positive reviews (710)
  • 33416 students
  • 18 lessons (2h 28m)
  • 37 additional resources (14 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: English, English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Create a photo reportage about a theme you deeply care about using the theories learned in the course to capture your story.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

This course is for aspiring photographers who have a passion for photography and want to learn how to make the most of their digital camera, even a smartphone camera.

Requirements and materials

To take this course, you need lots of enthusiasm and any type of digital camera: a DSLR, a mirrorless, a bridge, a compact, or a smartphone (although your options will be limited with this tool).

For the post-production of your images, you will need a computer with Adobe Lightroom (you can download the free trial version on the Adobe website).


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33416 Students
710 Reviews
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Giulia Candussi

A course by Giulia Candussi

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Photojournalist and Documentary Filmmaker

Giulia Candussi is an Italian photojournalist based in Scotland with over a decade of experience in producing photo reportages about human rights, environmental issues, and cultural identity. It was during her studies in International Relations (Bologna University, Italy) where she discovered the field of photo-reportage and the impact it could have on the world. Passionate about expressing her vision, she went on to study a Master’s in Photojournalism in London.

Giulia has collaborated with local media and international news agencies such as Getty Images and her work was published on La Repubblica, L’Espresso, The Guardian, Huffington Post, US Weekly, and more. She has traveled extensively in Europe and the Americas, also working with non-governmental organizations. As a documentary filmmaker, she has produced “Upstream” and “Hogar”. Currently, she produces “Van Life”, a documentary series for BBC Scotland’s “The Social”. Her work has been exhibited in èStoria, international history festival (Gorizia, 2011) and Photomonth, international photography festival (London, 2010), Centro Culturale Candiani (Venice Mestre, 2015), at the art gallery Storie Contemporanee (Rome, Italy 2017), and more.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • Introduction
    • Inspiration
    • What Will We Do on This Course
  • U2

    The Photo Camera

    • Types of Photo Cameras
    • Sensors, Pixels and Resolution
    • Types of Lenses
  • U3

    The Basics

    • Composition
    • Aperture, Shutter Speed
    • ISO and the Exposure Triangle
  • U4

    The Light

    • White Balance
    • Shooting Modes
    • Exposure Compensation and Light Metering
  • U5

    Practical Scenarios

    • Portrait - Focus: Subject and Sharp Background
    • Moving Subjects
    • Textures
  • U6

    Giving Your Work the Finishing Touches

    • Editing Software and Importing Your Photos
    • Selecting the Best Photos, Basic Retouching
    • Exporting Your Images
  • FP

    Final project

    • Beginner’s Photography: Basic Camera Use and Theory

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Beginner’s Photography: Basic Camera Use and Theory. Photography, and Video course by Giulia Candussi Best seller

Beginner’s Photography: Basic Camera Use and Theory

A course by Giulia Candussi
Photojournalist and Documentary Filmmaker. Glasgow, United Kingdom.
Joined August 2020
  • 99% positive reviews (710)
  • 33416 students