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Introduction to Digital Photography

A course by Jesús G. Pastor
Photographer. Barcelona, Spain.
Joined May 2014
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Learn to control the basic parameters of your reflex camera

  • Best seller Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 99% positive reviews (1.4K)
  • 29009 students

Learn to control the basic parameters of your reflex camera

Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 99% positive reviews (1.4K)
  • 29009 students
  • 19 lessons (2h 41m)
  • 23 additional resources (1 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
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If you're interested in learning to use the main features of a digital camera in manual mode, discover how alongside Jesús G. Pastor, a journalist and photographer who has worked for clients such as Nikon and Google, as well as international media such as The Sunday Times, Cosmopolitan, and Travel Africa Magazine, among others.

Thanks to Jesús's examples and advice, gain fluency in handling the camera while shooting any situation. With an understanding of the basic fundamentals of photography theory, lose your fear of the multitude of options offered by current cameras to focus on the scene you want to capture.

What will you learn in this online course?

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. The photographic camera
  • U3
    U3. The Most Holy Trinity (ISO, Diaphragm, Shutter Speed)
  • U4
    U4. The light
  • U5
    U5. Other parameters
  • U6
    U6. Practice on the street
  • FP
    FP Final project
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Begin by getting to know Jesús G. Pastor's work a little better, as well as his travels around the world (from Bosnia to Africa, and across Asia) and the artists who have most influenced his career.

Then, delve into the history of the camera, its different types, and the kinds of lenses on the market. Discover the three basic parameters of photography: ISO, aperture, and shutter speed. Mastering these parameters allows you to make a massive qualitative leap in your images.

Learn how and why to compensate the exposure of your photographs, how to adjust the color temperature, and better understand the histogram tool. He then talks about focus, different file types (RAW and JPG), and the use of flash.

After getting to grips with the theory, practice in the street by photographing everyday moments under different lighting conditions, consolidating your knowledge and gaining fluency when using the various camera settings in manual mode.

What is this course's project?

At the end of the course, create a photo series by practicing all the parameters you've learned. The subject is up to you, so let your creativity loose in your favorite photographic genre: portraiture, photojournalism, advertising photography, architecture photography, etc.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

This is an introductory course on digital photography for beginners who want to learn how to get the most out of their camera in manual or semi-automatic mode.

Requirements and materials

All you need is curiosity and a digital camera, either SLR, bridge, or compact.


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Jesús G. Pastor

A course by Jesús G. Pastor

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The path of Jesús G. Pastor, a journalist by training, led him little by little towards images, always with a connection to social assistance. As an inveterate traveler, he spent two uninterrupted years in Asia, in addition to a month or more in Lebanon, Syria, Mexico, and Cuba, and two years living in the Balkans in the former Yugoslavia. It was during his travels that Jesús developed his photographic style.

Currently, he is a professor in a higher-level vocational training degree in Image and Sound. He has taught corporate communication workshops for Amnesty International and on travel photography, authorial photography, and digital retouching (especially Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw).

He has been published in national press (La Vanguardia, Público, Metro, Avui, Interviu, Periodismo Humano, The Huffington Post) and internationally (Travel Africa Magazine, Sunday Times, Corbis, Demotix, ACNUR), has worked for companies and NGOs, and has won awards for his work at a waste disposal site in Phnom Phen.


  • U1


    • Jesús G. Pastor and photography
    • History of the camera
    • References
  • U2

    The photographic camera

    • The camera
    • The lenses
  • U3

    The Most Holy Trinity (ISO, Diaphragm, Shutter Speed)

    • The ISO
    • Diaphragm
    • Shutter Speed
    • Simulator
    • Semi-automatic modes
  • U4

    The light

    • Compensation
    • Measurement
    • Color temperature
    • Histogram
  • U5

    Other parameters

    • Focus
    • JPG vs RAW
    • Flash
  • U6

    Practice on the street

    • On the street
    • Reportage
  • FP

    Final project

    • Introduction to digital photography

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Introduction to Digital Photography. Photography, and Video course by Jesús G. Pastor Best seller

Introduction to Digital Photography

A course by Jesús G. Pastor
Photographer. Barcelona, Spain.
Joined May 2014
  • 99% positive reviews (1.4K)
  • 29009 students